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Maryland updates from GAVIN, imre, MGH, Cyphers and BOC

by | Sep 3, 2022

GAVIN, a boutique brand communications agency serving regional, national and international clients in health care, education, government, and manufacturing, continues its strategic growth path with its debut on Inc. Magazine’s influential Inc. 5000 2022 list featuring the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

In the agency’s inaugural year on the list, GAVIN ranked No.4,779, among 503 advertising and marketing firms across the entire country, and 147 in Pennsylvania, where the company is headquartered.

Today, with offices at Spark Baltimore and in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, GAVIN provides clients nationwide with attentive, performance-focused brand communications services serving clients seeking intentional marketing strategies. The agency is dedicated to delivering value and solutions-based marketing and communications approaches, leveraging public relations, creative, web services, digital advertising, and fully integrated media plans.

“Achieving this milestone in our brief 11 year history is a testament to our team’s commitment to taking on any challenge with an outcomes-focused mindset, inclusive of tackling a constantly changing media landscape and unpredictable market challenges that face our clients on any given day,” said Mandy Arnold, GAVIN’s President/CEO. “I’m so very proud of our team. Together, we’ve seamlessly pivoted to respond to the needs of our clients during one of the most challenging markets in history, all while ensuring our own objectives of being a strong, forward-looking agency remained front and center.”

Imre adds two industry veterans in Kristine Wobschall, Vice President of Client Experience, and Sonal Adhav, Senior Director of Medical Affairs. Most recently, Wobschall served as Vice President, Management Supervisor at H4B Chelsea, leading strategy, campaign development and launches for AOR relationships with leading brands in the rare disease, HIV, oncology and women’s health therapeutic areas. Adhav is a medical communications veteran who joins imre following 20 years of experience in medical education, pharma advertising and scientific strategy. Adhav most recently served in a medcomms leadership role at Fishawack Health and has a depth of experience in immuno-oncology (prostate cancer/hematological cancers/non-melanoma skin cancer) and rheumatoid arthritis among others therapeutic areas.

“As our healthcare business rapidly expands, we continue to invest in top talent to meet our client’s needs,” said Anna Kotis, President of imre Health. “We have been so fortunate to find both Sonal and Kristine. They are high impact leaders who have been able to seamlessly plug into the work and make us even stronger, and we’re so happy to welcome them.”

The Cyphers Agency in Crofton promotes Reece Milner to brand and content strategist. He joined the agency in 2021 as Digital Marketing Coordinator.

Meghan Smith

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) in Owings Mills hires Meghan Smith as digital marketing manager. She began her career in the hospitality industry with Starwood/Marriott and Hilton, working in guest services and hotel management before transitioning to the sales and marketing department as an event planning manager. She also worked at Alliance Marketing Partners, an award-winning full-service entrepreneurial marketing company; Lyfebulb, a healthcare nonprofit and Awin, a global affiliate marketing network.

Irene Morgan

MGH in Hunt Valley announces a series of hires, including Jackie Bowersox as office Manager, Ellis Finney-Wright, social media marketing account coordinator, joining from Vectorworks; and Frank Hamilton, Senior Art Director.  Before joining MGH, Hamilton worked as a freelance art director and previously held positions at GKV, Weber Shandwick, and Planit. As senior art director, he will oversee creative projects for clients like CRAFTSMAN, Indiana 811 and Utz. Irene Morgan joins as Media Assistant. She previously worked in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office as a Legal Assistant and interned in the account management department at GKV. She will work on Bray & Scarff, Hendrick Automotive Group, Maryland Proton Treatment Center and Spring Education Group accounts.

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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