SOURCE: PJA Advertising & Marketing

August 05, 2008 11:40 ET

PJA Advertising and Marketing Names Schumacher SVP, Managing Director of PJA West

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - PJA Advertising and Marketing, BtoB Magazine's 2008 Agency of the Year, names former Publicis Worldwide SVP Frank Schumacher as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of PJA's West Coast operation headquartered in San Francisco, according to EVP, Partner Mike O'Toole. Mr. Schumacher will immediately assume the responsibility for the San Francisco office located in Union Square.

Commenting on the addition of Mr. Schumacher, Mr. O'Toole said, "Our focus as an agency is brands built on innovation. Frank's experience with global technology leaders such as HP, Kodak, and Apple make him a great addition to our leadership team."

Prior to joining PJA, Mr. Schumacher was Director of Client Services & Brand Strategy at Swirl, Inc. in San Francisco where his clients included eBay, Cisco, Jamba Juice, PayPal, and Delta Dental. He spent several years as SVP, Worldwide Director at Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco where he was responsible for the $600 Million Hewlett-Packard business in 97 countries. Mr. Schumacher also served for more than five years as Senior Partner, Executive Group Director at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City, leading the Eastman Kodak business worldwide. But his early career was spent in marketing at Apple Computer where he directed field marketing, product marketing, and worldwide advertising.

Asked about why he chose to join PJA, Mr. Schumacher said, "When I met the big brains, creative talent, and nice people behind PJA, I realized this integrated marketing agency was the best kept secret in San Francisco. This is a huge opportunity to connect these smart PJA marketers with smart clients who need a fresh approach to their marketing challenges. This is going to be a blast."

Mr. Schumacher is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and received his Masters Degree in Advertising and Marketing from Northwestern University.

PJA is proud to be named 2008 Agency of the Year by BtoB Magazine. PJA is a $65 million advertising and marketing agency with offices in Cambridge, Mass. and San Francisco, Calif. PJA serves a global roster of technology, life science and healthcare clients that includes: Novell, Trend Micro, GE Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Akamai, TriZetto Group, and Invitrogen. For more information, visit

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    Greg Straface
    Vice President, Business Development
    PJA Advertising + Marketing
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    Frank Schumacher
    PJA Advertising + Marketing - SF
    SVP, Managing Director
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