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Hart

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Office Employees51-100
Total US51-100
Total Worldwide51-100
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Mike Hart, President/CEO
Hands-on, accessible and service-oriented describe Mike’s leadership style. It’s a style he learned from his mentor, father and agency founder Tom Hart, who knew, as Mike does, that we are in the business of solving problems. That’s why many of Hart’s clients have been with us for decades – because of Mike’s dedication to “white glove” service and his laser focus on achieving results.
Marc Paulenich, Sr VP, Strategy/COO
Hart is an agency that puts an emphasis on consumer insight and strategic thinking, and Marc is the keeper of that flame. He has a passion for building brands and making sure our creative output is strategically sound and solutions based. He’s also the driving force that keeps Hart on the leading edge of best marketing communications practices, ensuring that, even as we enter our sixth decade as an agency, we operate as if we were a fresh-faced start-up.
Rich Kretz, VP Audio/Video Services
A public relations professional with a deep background in strategy, Jeff embodies the ideal blend of passion, capability and culture. He brings a lot to the table, having developed communications strategies for Microsoft, Faurecia, Wanova and other heavy hitters, while actively guiding strategy for other clients in industries across the board. Using contemporary and traditional PR techniques and his always affable personality, Jeff knows how to get the message out to influence the right people and get the right results.
Susan Degens, VP Media
Susan has a passion for media that’s infectious. Whether she’s talking channel planning, buying strategies, consumer profiles or media usage by lifestyle, she makes crunching numbers fun. In addition, Susan has a particular interest in seeing that media and creative work hand-in-hand to craft unique solutions that take full advantage of what each medium has to offer.
Randy Phipps, Executive Creative Director
Randy truly brings a worldwide perspective to his job as executive creative director of Hart, having helped craft local, regional, national and international campaigns like the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Russia World Cup 2018, ProMedica, Certified Angus Beef® brand and the Detroit Red Wings, to name a few. While never losing sight of the functional, Randy brings a sophisticated design sense to Hart, working through branding and design systems thinking, helping our clients get their messages across in the most interesting manner possible.
Jeff Lutz, VP / Corporate Communications + Content
A public relations professional with a deep background in strategy, Jeff embodies the ideal blend of passion, capability and culture. He brings a lot to the table, having developed communications strategies for Microsoft, Faurecia, Wanova and other heavy hitters, while actively guiding strategy for other clients in industries across the board. Using contemporary and traditional PR techniques and his always affable personality, Jeff knows how to get the message out to influence the right people and get the right results.
Brian Newberry, VP, Brand Leadership
Brian brings a wealth and diversity of experience to his job as VP of brand leadership at Hart. He’s been a general manager, chief strategy officer, VP of e-commerce and senior client partner working for such flagship brands as General Mills, P&G, Nationwide, YUM! Brands, Bob Evans, OfficeMax and more. Brian is a big believer in behavioral insight, and his sharp consumer acumen helps hone our creative work so it’s always on point and always relevant to the target audience.
Todd Coleman, Director Technology + Innovation
Digital marketing today influences all disciplines, driving the need for constant innovation in web/interactive products. Todd has proven himself more than up to the task in his decade-plus with Hart. He’s guided the capabilities of our team through significant changes in the digital landscape (e.g., mobile). As director, he is responsible for the overall quality of our development work, our adoption of new marketing technologies, and senior-level consultation with our clients’ marketing and IT teams.