Maclyn Group Hires New Creative Director

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Creative communications agency Maclyn Group in Lisle, Ill. is proud to announce the hiring of Jay Paonessa as creative director.

Maclyn Group Creative Agency Hires New Creative Director Jay Paonessa

Jay Paonessa, Maclyn Group creative director

“Maclyn Group is already an exceptional boutique creative agency, and I am excited for the opportunity to bring my knowledge and ideas to directly affect the work we do for our clients,” said Jay Paonessa, Maclyn Group creative director.

Creative communications agency Maclyn Group in Lisle, Ill. is proud to announce the hiring of Jay Paonessa as creative director.

Paonessa joins Maclyn Group from Leo Burnett Group, where he served as a creative director at Arc Worldwide for the past five years. He brings more than 16 years of award-winning experience that includes creative work on a variety of brands including Intel, PayPal, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, United, Ted, Citibank, McDonald’s, MillerCoors and Coca Cola. Paonessa’s creative work has earned numerous awards including Golds and Best in Shows in the Addy’s, Reggies and Globes.

“My philosophy is to never create without the Idea. Beautiful art direction and witty copywriting is nothing without the Idea — the magic that connects customers to our brands. Historically, my creative teams and I make award-winning work that pushes beyond the scope of a brief, because challenging preconceived ideas in unique and uncanny ways bring people to brands,” Paonessa said. “Maclyn Group is already an exceptional boutique creative agency, and I am excited for the opportunity to bring my knowledge and ideas to directly affect the work we do for our clients.”

"Over the last seven years Maclyn Group has delivered outstanding creative and a diverse portfolio of timeless B2B and B2C brands in the Chicagoland area. We believe that hiring Jay will elevate our creative agency even further,” said Bill Murphy, Maclyn Group agency principal. “We are excited about where our agency can go with Jay’s creative direction."

Paonessa’s responsibilities will include immediately immersing himself into Maclyn Group's client creative strategy, leading their creative department and overseeing the quality of their final creative work.

About Maclyn Group
Maclyn Group is a boutique creative communications agency located in the Western suburbs of Chicago with a client base ranging from national icons to local start-ups. The award-winning agency is recognized for creating and communicating powerful, timeless brands through traditional, social and interactive media.

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