EVB Appoints New Partner and Executive Creative Director

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Leading digital marketing firm, EVB is appointing a new partner and Executive Creative Director, Stephen Goldblatt, formally of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, to complement the company's strategic advancement from a digital to full-service agency.

Stephen Goldblatt

Thus, it's natural for EVB to progress and evolve into the non-digital world. Stephen's appointment is a huge step in the right direction, and I'm confident in his ability to take EVB to the next level.

EVB San Francisco, a leading digital marketing firm, is today announcing the appointment of a new Partner and Executive Creative Director, Stephen Goldblatt. The former Group Creative Director from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco joins EVB to oversee day-to-day operations of the creative department at a time when the company is moving from a digital-only boutique to a full-service agency.

Goldblatt brings over fourteen years of industry experience from BBDO, DDB, Butler, Shine and Stern, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. During a global search, EVB recognized Goldblatt for his innovative work and selected him for his remarkable talent. Goldblatt is widely acclaimed for creating "The Slowskys" campaign for Comcast and "The Computer is Personal Again" campaign for Hewlett-Packard and has received numerous industry accolades including One Show Pencil, Gold Effie, Gold Lion and AdAge and AdWeek Campaign of the Year awards.

"EVB has a strong creative foundation with an impressive client roster," said Executive Creative Director of EVB, Stephen Goldblatt. "I look forward to leading the agency's creative vision and plan to expand and elevate the versatility of work we produce for all clients."

The hire comes as a result of EVB's strategic business decision to develop and enhance its services to expand the work available to its clients. Evolving from its digital roots, the agency has recently completed expansive campaigns outside the digital medium for clients such as adidas, Levi's and Alberto Culver.

"Forward-thinking clients aren't looking for a digital or traditional agency anymore. They're looking for great ideas and innovative ways to find and connect with their audience, regardless of the medium or platform," said CEO and founder of EVB, Daniel Stein. "Thus, it's natural for EVB to progress and evolve into the non-digital world. Stephen's appointment is a huge step in the right direction, and I'm confident in his ability to take EVB to the next level."

About Stephen Goldblatt:
With 14 years of experience, Stephen has proven to create strategic, award-winning work. In September 2008, he joined EVB San Francisco as Partner and Executive Creative Director, where he will lead the agency's strategic visual, technical and conceptual guidance. His dynamic experience in creating integrated campaigns for clients such as Comcast, HP, Saturn and Netflix is invaluable to EVB.

Stephen started his career at MARK/BBDO in Prague before moving to DDB Dallas where he developed work for Pepsi, Microsoft and Midway Home Entertainment as Art Director. From there, it was on to Butler, Shine and Stern, Sausalito where he won a Gold Lion and D&AD Pencil for a low-budget commercial for the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In 2001, Stephen joined Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco where he ultimately helped lead creative efforts for HP PSG, Netflix, Comcast and Saturn. Stephen's work has been recognized globally, receiving awards including AdAge Campaign of the Year, AdWeek Campaign of the Year, Art Director's Club Award, One Show Pencil, MIXX Best of Show, Gold EFFIE and Gold Lion. Stephen is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, who currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, Marly and two children, Asher and Ruby.

About EVB, Inc:
EVB is a leading digital marketing agency based in San Francisco. The agency's consumer-centric approach blends strategy with entertainment and interactivity to develop pioneering marketing campaigns that generate brand awareness, deepen consumer relationships and instill long-term brand loyalty. The company directs marketing and digital media initiatives for brands such as adidas, Intuit, Kodak, JC Penney and Levi's. In 2006, EVB joined the Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), a global leader in advertising, marketing and corporate communications.

About Omnicom Group:
EVB is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.


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