The Martin Agency is strengthening its creative bench following Danny Robinson’s elevation to Chief Creative Officer in mid-August.
Ashley Marshall, a former Wieden+Kennedy CD, is appointed executive creative director, marking the agency’s first major announcement since announcing seven new business wins and 45 open positions on its social channels a few months ago.
In addition, Alberto Orte, previously at 72&Sunny, is relocating from Spain to Virginia to serve as Creative Director working on Buffalo Wild Wings account. And Creative Director Allison Rude is joining Martin’s CarMax team after stints with MullenLowe and Modernista.
“Picking the right creative leadership is the biggest gift or hindrance I can bring to the agency. It has an indelible impact on what we make, who we are and who we become,” says Robinson.
Robinson’s also made a round of promotions in the account leadership department naming Jordan Muse as SVP, managing director of account leadership; Walker Teele as SVP, managing director of open architecture; and Britta Dougherty as SVP, global managing director to manage existing international accounts while extending Martin’s global presence. All newly-appointed managing directors will report into Martin President Chris Mumford.