SOURCE: Ferguson, part of CommonHealth

Ferguson, part of CommonHealth

September 17, 2009 07:00 ET

Ferguson Elevates Staff and Hires New Employees

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - Ferguson, the founding professional advertising and promotion agency of CommonHealth, today announced five promotions and two new hires. CommonHealth ( is the world's leading healthcare-communications network and a WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( company.


John Kilkeary, with Ferguson for two years, has been promoted to vice president, account group supervisor from his previous position of vice president, account supervisor. In his new role, Mr. Kilkeary will continue to ensure successful program implementation for his assigned brands, as well as supervise and mentor his account team.

Tayla Blount, a CommonHealth employee for nearly three years, has advanced from account supervisor to account group supervisor. As such, Ms. Blount will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of her allocated projects, and for providing her clients with strategic and tactical insights.

Teresa Kyle has been elevated to group copy supervisor from her prior role of copy supervisor. In her new position, she will contribute to creative direction for various accounts and oversee all copywriting for her assigned projects. Ms. Kyle has been with Ferguson for three years.

Both Jamie Babbitt and David Petracca have been promoted to copywriters from their earlier roles as associate copywriters. Both with Ferguson for more than a year, Ms. Babbitt and Mr. Petracca will continue to develop copy for promotional materials for their assigned accounts.

New Hires

Both Joanna Forbes and Kelly Keating enter Ferguson as senior account executives. They will be responsible for the daily operations of their accounts, ensuring the clients' needs and expectations are met. Before joining Ferguson, Ms. Forbes was employed as a senior account executive at Harrison Wilson and Associates, a healthcare advertising agency, in Parsippany. Most recently, Ms. Keating worked as a marketing coordinator at DePasquale Companies, a professional beauty product manufacturer and distributor located in Fair Lawn.

CommonHealth comprises Ferguson, Altum, Carbon, CommonHealth London, CommonHealth Paris, Conectics, Earthborn, EvoLogue, HLS, MBS/Vox, ProCom, Qi, Solara and Valos. The organization also maintains numerous partnerships both within and outside of the WPP network of companies.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Beth Paulino
    Kerianne Slattery
    (973) 352-1000