SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- May 06, 2015 -- Palisades MediaGroup, a 19-year-old, independent full-service media agency, is pleased to announce that Laura Jean Bracken, President/COO, was selected as one of this year's nominees for the Los Angeles Business Journal's 'Executive of the Year,' held during a special ceremony at the Women Making a Difference Symposium & Awards in Los Angeles.
In its second year, the Women Making a Difference Symposium & Awards is an initiative aimed at inspiring local female executives by honoring outstanding achievements in business by women throughout Los Angeles County.
A 20-year advertising industry veteran with a proven track record of agency growth, Bracken joined Palisades MediaGroup in 2010, and earlier this year was promoted to the newly created President/COO role to oversee the agency's daily operations across its offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco. Traditionally known for its work with film studios, under Bracken's watch, Palisades has expanded its portfolio with new business wins including Dropbox, Belkin International, BevMo!, Mercury Insurance and UGG Australia.
Bracken's recent promotion has seen her support record growth at Palisades, which includes helping the agency grow from 50 employees and $200 million in annual client billings in 2010, to over 100 employees and $380 million in client billings in 2014. The company also earned thinkLA's "Boutique Agency of the Year" award in 2014.
Prior to joining Palisades, Bracken managed the San Francisco and Seattle offices of OMD, where she grew billings by 50% with new business acquisitions such as State Farm of California, Callaway Golf Company, Autodesk, drugstore.com, Mattress Firm, McAfee and Sun Power. During her tenure at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, she was named Advertising Age's Media Strategist of the Year.
About Palisades MediaGroup
Founded in 1996, Palisades MediaGroup is an independent, full-service agency with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its staff of over 100 experts specialize in digital media and creative, national and local audio/video investment, strategic planning, business intelligence, analytics and consumer insights, outdoor and print advertising. Palisades' billings are in excess of $380 million, with a client portfolio that spans the entertainment, fashion, technology, insurance, retail, QSR, healthcare and packaged goods industries. In 2014, Palisades MediaGroup was named "Boutique Agency of the Year" by thinkLA. Visit www.palisadesmedia.com for more information.
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