SOURCE: Cheil USA Inc.

Cheil USA Inc.

June 16, 2009 09:52 ET

Cheil USA Taps Heidi Arkinstall as Engagement Director for Samsung Electronics America Business

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Cheil USA Inc., the North American Regional Headquarters of Cheil Worldwide, today announced the appointment of Heidi Arkinstall as Engagement Director for the Samsung Consumer Electronics and IT divisions. In that position, she will report to Jennifer Friedberg, General Manager of Cheil USA.

Arkinstall is a former Senior Partner at Ogilvy New York, where she led the planning and development of global strategy and creative work and US execution of multi-discipline campaigns for IBM Mid-Market & Channel. During her 12 years at Ogilvy, she was also a key driver on several other key IBM assignments in the US, Asia-Pacific and Australia/New Zealand. Arkinstall began her career at Mirvac Hotel Group and Wunderman, both in Australia.

Michael Kim, President of Cheil USA, said, "Cheil USA is committed to providing our clients with the best resources available, starting with our senior people. We are delighted to bring on board a team leader with Heidi's stature, both in terms of her expertise in technology and her experience in managing major accounts in key global markets."

Jennifer Friedberg, General Manager of Cheil USA, said, "Heidi brings over 15 years' experience in strategic development, brand building and lead generation to her work for Cheil USA clients. Her deep expertise in the technology and global arenas will be important as we continue to develop multi-discipline solutions for our clients' needs."

Arkinstall, a native of Australia, is the latest in a series of senior-level hires by Cheil USA. She joins Timothy Bruns, Executive Creative Director, and Arun Bordoloi, Executive Strategy Director, who were brought on in first quarter 2009, and Brent Shedd, who joined as General Manager of Cheil USA's Dallas office this June. Friedberg added, "Cheil USA is continuing to expand the team as we spearhead Cheil Worldwide's expansion strategy in this important market."

About Cheil USA

Established in 1992, Cheil USA Inc., is the North American Regional Headquarters of Cheil Worldwide -- the 16th largest advertising agency in the world and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Based in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Cheil USA has locations in Dallas, Texas; Toronto, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico. Through Passion for Ideas and Idea Engineering, Cheil Worldwide is a full-service communications agency specializing in advertising, interactive, promotions, media, and event marketing.

For additional information, please contact KC Choi at kyungc@cheilusa.com or (201) 229-4791.

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