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.”
In the third event of the Stackpole Listen Live! concert series, Stackpole and guests were treated to an intimate performance by St. Paul and the Broken Bones at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. This band hailing from Birmingham, Alabama taught the Boston crowd precisely what Southern Soul is all about. Lead singer Paul Janeway grew up in gospel music, and its influences (along with touches of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke) were palpable throughout the soundcheck concert. Stackpole and 92.5 the River guests were left hollering for more songs from this exciting new band when it was all over.