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Capitol Communicator reports that imre has named Matthew Zogby as Chief Data Officer and Christopher Lang as Head of Data Science.

Maryland updates: Data is focus of latest imre hires; news from Groove Commerce, MGH, SECU and Pugh & Tiller

by | May 1, 2022

Marketing agency imre announced that it has named Matthew Zogby as Chief Data Officer and Christopher Lang as Head of Data Science, as the pair will set out how to redefine what data means to the agency and how data shows up for client partners.

Zogby joins imre with a focus on building out a data and analytics services stack capable of delivering against what modern marketers are looking for from their agency. Over the better part of the last two decades, he’s worked with hundreds of clients to plan, build and generate value from data, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Media Effectiveness at Dentsu following previous roles at 360i, Solve(d) and FCB Health. Matthew’s experience spans both consumer and healthcare and he enjoys applying practices and insights from both verticals to develop effective solutions and drive innovation.

Lang joins imre with nearly 10 years of data science experience supporting a mix of health and consumer brands, most recently serving as Vice President and Director of Data Science at Solve(d) as well as previous roles at FCB Health.

“Our agency superpower has long been led by empathy-driven insights. We’re now looking to validate human insights with data points to build a stronger case for marketing investment with our client partners. We know that having the most sophisticated data practice is integral to growing into those responsibilities as AOR,” said Dave Imre, CEO and Partner at imre. “The rich experience Matt and Chris bring to our mix of services is spotlighting the efficacy of the amazing programs we’re already developing with our partners, and we’re pleased to welcome them!”

Baltimore e-commerce agency Groove Commerce will relocate its headquarters to the Village of Cross Keys in North Baltimore this fall. The company, which is currently located in Locust Point, signed with Caves Valley Partners to move its offices and serve as a new 10,000-square-foot anchor tenant at the mixed-use complex.

MGH announced that bb.q Chicken – a Korean fried chicken franchise that operates more than 3,500 stores across 57 countries – has selected MGH as its agency of record for U.S. initiatives. The agency will handle in-store creative, website redesign and development, research, strategic planning and advertising strategy, as well as a brand refresh to help the global franchise set itself apart from competitors. MGH will also handle social content creation and public relations initiatives.

SECU, Maryland’s largest state-chartered credit union, says it is pleased to announce it has won two Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council. Often recognized as the most prestigious annual credit union marketing competition, the Diamond Awards honor creative excellence and outstanding results in credit union marketing.

Pugh & Tiller in Annapolis is now providing public relations services for the following companies:

• Benezon: a 24-hour telemedicine service based in Florida;
• ProNavigator: an insurtech solution provider based in Toronto;
• Railfield Partners: a real estate investment firm based in Maryland that specializes in multi-family housing;
• Visbiome: a provider of probiotic supplements, also headquartered in Maryland;
• Dream Finders Homes: a regional home builder headquartered in Florida; and
• FutureAI.guru: an early-stage AI technology company headquartered in Washington, D.C.

“With the addition of these clients, Pugh & Tiller expands its depth in the technology, healthcare, and real estate industries, all of which represent key verticals for the firm,” says Matthew Pugh, Partner at Pugh & Tiller. “We welcome the opportunity to work with each of these companies to elevate their brands and position as thought leaders within their areas of focus.”

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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