SOURCE: LEWIS

LEWIS

August 02, 2016 08:00 ET

LEWIS Appoints Senior Executive to Lead Bay Area Public Relations Team

Global Agency Expands PR Leadership Team in San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 2, 2016) - LEWIS, the global communications agency, today appointed Mark Olson as Vice President of PR in its San Francisco office.

Mark joins LEWIS from Max Borges Agency where he opened the San Francisco office in 2014, following seven years at the firm. Mark was responsible for bringing on new business, managing client partnerships and recruiting staff. During his career, Mark has developed and executed communications programs for brands like AT&T, 3D Robotics, Cricket Wireless and Goal Zero.

In his new role at LEWIS, Mark will oversee the PR practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will focus on delivering unrivaled client service, driving organic growth, new business acquisition and championing the agency's integrated marketing offering. He will also play a critical role in building the staff culture. He will report to Michael Brito, SVP San Francisco and will work with Andy Murphy, Head of US PR.

"It was important for us to find a senior leader with strong media relations skills, industry knowledge and experience integrating digital and PR programs for clients," stated Michael. "Mark's familiarity and expertise make him a perfect match for our management team. I'm excited to work with him as our US locations and services in PR, digital, marketing and research continue to expand."

"I'm thrilled to be joining LEWIS San Francisco," said Mark. "I look forward to leading the team in the Bay Area and working with colleagues across the US to support the agency's integrated practices and remit."

LEWIS was recently ranked 7th in O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings and holds the 28th position in The Holmes Report Global Top 250. It finished fiscal year 2015 with global revenues of US $65 million, representing year-on-year growth of 23%. In June 2016, the agency entered the Sunday Times top 200 Fastest Growing companies.

About LEWIS

LEWIS is a global communications agency built to solve the four challenges brands face: awareness, demand, adoption and advocacy.

LEWIS provides full PR, marketing and digital services to drive tangible results for clients around the world. Its agile approach allows brands to adapt to market opportunities and win the war for relevance. Consistently named as one of the industry's fastest-growing agencies, LEWIS has 600 staff across 26 offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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