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Ames Scullin O'Haire

February 02, 2015 16:30 ET

Ames Scullin O'Haire Advertising Expands Leadership Team

Atlanta Ad Agency Welcomes Three New Partners

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2015) - As it begins its eighteenth year, independent Atlanta advertising agency Ames Scullin O'Haire (ASO) is expanding its management team with the next generation of leaders. Following the retirement of managing partner-strategy John Ames, ASO is adding agency veteran Jim Crone as partner, account leadership. He will be joining two other new partners Steve Harding, director of engagement who has been with ASO since 2010, and Ryan Mikesell, creative director, who joined in 2008.

"While we're sad to see John Ames retire, we are happy to have new partners who have deep, proven expertise in the core disciplines of marketing strategy, creative and media," said managing partner-executive creative director Patrick Scullin. "While the ad industry has changed tremendously with new technologies, agency consolidation and disciplines being unbundled and operating as separate profit centers, we think the best work still comes from a core team of experts working together to create work that touches emotions and motivates action. Technology changes, but basic human desires don't."

"Taking a holistic marketing approach is better," added Tony O'Haire, managing partner of engagement/finance. "We structure multi-disciplined teams to meet each client's needs. Our independence is a big strength. We can move quickly and efficiently without bureaucratic red tape so clients get what they need most -- smart thinking, without a lot of overhead."

Jim Crone joins ASO from Atlanta agency The Partnership where he spent six years most recently as EVP, Managing Director. He has held management positions with entrepreneurial agencies Sparks Grove and Huey/Paprocki Advertising, and began his career working with industry legacy agencies LINTAS: Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and J. Walter Thompson.

About Ames Scullin O'Haire Founded in 1997, Ames Scullin O'Haire, is a top independent full-service Atlanta advertising agency delivering innovative creative, media, brand planning, public relations, digital and social media that helps clients grow sales, market share and customer engagement. The agency works on a select group of clients including Anthony's, Georgia Aquarium, Golf Pride Golf Grips, Mello Yello, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating, Sea Palms Resort and Seagram's non-alcoholic beverages. 

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Patrick Scullin
    Ames Scullin O'Haire
    404.214.2021