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Jellyfish Online Marketing

October 14, 2015 08:45 ET

Jellyfish Online Marketing Taps Jim Hamilton to Lead U.S. Operations

Fast Growing, Performance Marketing Agency Hires Top Talent From iCrossing

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - Jellyfish Online Marketing (, an award-winning, global digital marketing agency, today announced that Jim Hamilton, previously Vice President and Managing Director for iCrossing, has been named Managing Director, Head of U.S. Agency for Jellyfish.

Operating from the Agency's U.S. headquarters in Baltimore, Jim will lead the growing team of digital marketing professionals and head the Baltimore, New York and San Francisco offices. In this role, Jim will work alongside Jellyfish Executive Vice President, Kevin Buerger, and be responsible for Jellyfish's digital strategy, continued market expansion and evolution as a leading edge, full-service agency.

"We are elated to welcome Jim to our team," said Rob Pierre, CEO, Jellyfish. "Jim is a proven leader who has thrived in not only growing agency business with the Fortune 500, but in also helping clients propel their brands to unprecedented heights through campaigns built on innovation, precision and analysis. His enthusiasm, creativity, forward-thinking and passion will undoubtedly amplify our already rapid growth across North America."

This announcement marks another truly significant milestone for Jellyfish, which earlier in the year reported that its annual U.S. billings had surpassed $100 million and that U.S. headcount jumped more than 500% from January 2013 to January 2015.

"Jim possesses a truly unique blend of business, marketing and technology acumen that is critical to supporting brands on each phase of their digital journeys," noted Kevin Buerger. "His background, expertise, and demeanor personify the Jellyfish Spirit and are the perfect complement to our organization. I look forward to Jim's arrival and to our collaborating in the months and years ahead."

As Vice President and Managing Director for iCrossing, Jim led the agency's New York City and Washington DC offices. Under his watch, regional operations achieved significant revenue and headcount growth, bringing on clients such as DIRECTV, Voya Financial, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. 

"What impressed me most about Jellyfish is the leadership team's vision for the Agency and its reputation for successful results-driven campaigns," commented Jim Hamilton. "Brands want their agencies to push -- for more creativity, greater technological innovation, and better results. And that is what Jellyfish is all about -- constantly finding new ways to achieve differentiable advantage for clients."

Jim began his career as a marketer for technology companies APC and Sun Microsystems before moving to the agency side, including strategy and account leadership roles at Proxicom and iCrossing. Jim is a Cornell University graduate, and earned a Master of Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Jellyfish Online Marketing ( is a global, digital marketing agency. Founded in 1999, Jellyfish has offices across the U.S., U.K., and South Africa, and more than 270 employees worldwide. The company provides a full suite of award-winning technology and talent to deliver paid search, SEO, social media, analytics, optimization, creative and development solutions. Jellyfish is the proven leader that understands how the convergence of marketing channels, platforms and devices can be used effectively to create an overall winning strategy, and the perfect digital journey for their clients.

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