February 11, 2015 (Newburyport, Mass.) – Stackpole & Partners, a full-service marketing communications agency, is honored to have won 10 Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) for work on behalf of Radius Bank, Merchants Fleet Management and Georgetown Bank. Winners were announced February 2 after a national panel of judges reviewed more than 1,500 submissions.
Stackpole & Partners SIAA awards included Gold Medals for:
The agency received additional awards for Georgetown Bank’s integrated marketing campaign and several other Radius Bank digital media campaigns.
“Every one of our SIAA submissions for client work won an award which is a huge credit to our team and our clients,” said agency President & Founder Pete Stackpole.
The SIAA Awards began in 2003 to recognize advertising excellence in the service industry. SIAA submissions are judged on execution, creativity, quality, consumer appeal and overall break-through advertising content. This year, more than 400 agencies and 700 institutions participated.
About Stackpole & Partners
Located in downtown Newburyport, Stackpole is a full-service strategic marketing communications firm servicing clients throughout the United States. Stackpole has provided its services to national clients such as LexisNexis, Wolters Kluwer, Merchants Fleet Management, and Holland & Knight, as well as to New England businesses including Radius Bank, Watertown Savings Bank, Georgetown Bank and Nutter McClennen & Fish.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 2015 January 28, 2015 Douglas Eckelkamp joins Stackpole as Director, Account Services, bringing 20-plus years of marketing experience and a proven track record in the high-tech and finance industries to steer the agency’s account team to the next level of service.
In his new leadership role at Stackpole, Eckelkamp, most recently Vice President, Account Management Supervisor at Putnam Investments, a global money management firm, will help shape strategy, oversee client relationships, and nurture the internal account team. Doug’s collective agency experiences—at Mullen, Epsilon/Alliance Data, and Direct Results Group, among others—bring a wealth of knowledge across multi-channel, database, and digital marketing to Stackpole, expanding and enhancing the agency’s core competencies in these areas.
“My diverse background can really be brought to bear in a small, strategic shop like Stackpole,” Eckelkamp said. “What’s more, I’m really excited about leading the account team, fostering a creative, collaborative environment that works hard for our clients.”
Eckelkamp’s account service leadership role, coupled with Stackpole’s recent hiring of advertising and media veteran Erin Bilenchi as Media Director, is all part of a larger plan to advance the agency to the next level.
“Doug’s strategic focus coupled with his well-rounded domain expertise in everything from building brands to digital and database marketing will be a key asset to Stackpole as we take that next leap forward,” said agency President Pete Stackpole. “He’s a natural leader and a seasoned manager who I expect will have a huge influence on our team and our clients.”
Advertising and media veteran Erin Bilenchi joins Stackpole as Media Director, after a 15-year tenure at two of Boston’s top ad agencies. In her new role, Erin will parlay her rich media expertise garnered at Arnold and Mullen to Stackpole, helping to increase the agency’s market presence and dial up media services to existing clients. Erin has worked across a variety of business verticals for such high-profile clients like Timberland, Citizens Bank, Ocean Spray and match.com Most recently at Mullen, Erin’s focus was on Media Research, leveraging the power of syndicated and custom research to inform better media strategies.
Erin is ready to bring her fresh approach to media planning to Stackpole, confident her wealth of experience will translate into tangible success for her clients. “After being part of the large agency machine for many years, I am excited to see how nimble and responsive a smaller shop can be,” Erin said. “There is an entrepreneurial spirit and optimism here that is refreshing.”
Erin’s strategic approach and ability to translate client objectives into smart and compelling media opportunities is a perfect complement to the Stackpole mission. “We view media as a strategic component of a broader communications mix, and Erin has just the right skill set and client focus to take us to that next level,” said agency President Pete Stackpole. “We couldn’t be any more excited to have Erin on board.”