Agency Continues to Evolve Its Talent, Skillset & Work
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Grupo Gallegos, a creatively-driven, independent advertising agency, announced today the addition of senior account management and strategic planning team-members.
Natalie Vaughn and Catarina Goncalves have joined the agency as Account Director and Planning Director, respectively. Vaughn will lead the account team for the Comcast Acquisition group, reporting to Group Account Director, José Pablo Rodriguez. Goncalves will spearhead strategic planning for JCPenney, as well as Carnival and Wonderful Pistachios, reporting to Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer, Andrew Delbridge.
"Natalie's graceful tenacity inspires others to put their best self forward everyday," said Group Account Director, José Pablo Rodriguez. "She has a great track record of leading high performing teams and will be a huge asset for Grupo Gallegos in her role directing all non-subscriber marketing communications for Comcast. I'm thrilled she's joined us."
Vaughn comes to Grupo Gallegos after eight years at TBWA\Chiat\Day, where she was an account director on Principal Financial Group and Energizer, among others. She also played an integral role in business development, pitching and winning business from Disney and Aidells. Prior to TBWA\Chiat\Day, she worked on the Dodge Ram and Chrysler Jeep accounts out of BBDO's Detroit and Irvine offices. Natalie brings proven leadership experience within a global agency network and with clients across a range of categories.
"Catarina possesses an impressive understanding of the marketplace and has the ability to drill down information in an insightful, relevant way for each client's business," shared Andrew Delbridge, Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer. "She brings a positive energy and passion for her work that is both contagious and beneficial to both our clients and internal teams."
Goncalves joins Grupo Gallegos after a year as an independent consultant, advising on qualitative research and consumer insights for clients ranging from market research leader Ipsos to PepsiCo and Mun2. She was responsible for the design, execution and analysis of marketing research projects as well as providing general and digital strategy consulting. Prior to that, Catarina was an associate director of strategic insights at Alma DDB in Miami, where she managed strategic planning for clients like Cricket Wireless, PNC Bank and Rosetta Stone, among others. Her work contributed to an Honorable Mention for Best Strategic Thinking for Rosetta Stone at the 2013 HAPE Awards.
Vaughn and Goncalves are the latest in several key hires made recently at Grupo Gallegos, including Chief Creative Officer Marty Orzio and creatives Juan Perez and Carlos Tornell.
About Grupo Gallegos:
Grupo Gallegos is a full-service independent advertising agency founded in 2001 by California native John Gallegos. The agency was born out of two beliefs: First, creativity properly harnessed is a powerful business tool. Second, in order to stimulate creativity, a willingness to challenge convention must exist. Known for award-winning creative, Grupo Gallegos consists of 95+ employees and delivers a total market approach to growing clients' business. The agency currently partners with such clients as Comcast, JCPenney, Wonderful Pistachios, The Clorox Company, California Milk Processor Board (Got Milk?), Valvoline, Carnival, and Foster Farms. The agency's success in revolutionizing how brands communicate is due, in part, to John Gallegos' mantra: "Look for courageous clients who are willing to challenge convention." For more information, please visit us at www.grupogallegos.com.
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