Red Bricks Media Hires Russell Bongard as Creative Director

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Ex-Publicis Creative joins Red Bricks Media's San Francisco team.

Interactive performance marketing agency Red Bricks Media announced today it has hired Russell Bongard to serve as the agency Creative Director, based out of its San Francisco office.

Most recently, Bongard was an Associate Creative Director at Publicis Modem where he was the creative lead on several accounts, including Hewlett Packard, LG Electronics, PayPal, Nestle, and Sony.

Prior to that, he held ACD positions in Boston at Euro RSCG Circle, working on the IKEA Verizon, and The Campbell's Soup Co. accounts, and in New York at Agency.com working on British Airways, Disney, General Motors, Sprint, Discovery Channel, Nokia, and Columbia House.

At Red Bricks Media, Bongard will focus on generating new and innovative ideas for clients, attracting new business and growing the creative department with the goal of securing its place on the advertising map.

"From his award-winning creative direction to his breadth of experience across video, web, and print, Russell was exactly who we were looking for to propel Red Bricks Media into the ranks of the best creative agencies," said CEO, Ed Kim. "Our vision is to combine the most creative minds with our performance-driven marketing know-how to deliver true results to all of our clients. Russell is a key player in that equation."

Regarding his new role, Bongard says, "People were telling me I was crazy to leave a secure job in this economy, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. I did my research. Red Bricks has a great track record and strong values regarding their people and their clients, which was a breath of fresh air. Plus I'm dressed as the Bearded Lady on my website and they still wanted to work with me, so it was a no-brainer."

About Red Bricks Media
Red Bricks Media is a full-service integrated marketing agency specializing in search engine marketing, interactive media planning, email campaign management, award-winning creative services and emerging forms of media including buzz and mobile marketing. We take a performance-driven approach to our campaigns and measure our success by our clients' successes. Red Bricks Media is an independent agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Hong Kong, creating world-class advertising programs for top brands like Microsoft Higher Education, Hearst Magazines, THQ, and the Los Angeles Times. Visit http://www.redbricksmedia.com to find out why Red Bricks Media is one of the fastest-growing agencies in the country.

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