Kansas City, MO – Gragg Advertising has added to its award-winning team. Five new hires were added in the third quarter of 2009.
Margaux Bourgeacq has been added to the Media Department as a Marketing Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communication. Bourgeacq has spent time at several Midwestern advertising and marketing groups including Mojo Ad in Columbia; Empower Media Marketing in Cincinnati and Osborn & Barr in St. Louis.
With over 13 years experience in broadcasting and advertising, Brian Boye has joined Gragg Advertising as a Copywriter. Boye has spent many years writing and producing broadcast commercials and brings that experience into the fold when designing and writing direct response campaigns. Boye is also an award-winning filmmaker and was recently elected President of the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City. Boye earned his degree from Hastings College.
Katie Bracken joins Gragg Advertising as a Marketing Coordinator in the Pay-Per-Lead department. Bracken is a recent graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising. While attending ISU, Bracken interned for an online company and was responsible for building the Marketing and Promotions Department. After graduating, Bracken worked as an Account Coordinator at The Integer Group in Des Moines, managing accounts that included the Iowa Lottery and TASER International.
Interactive Programmer Bryan Durham was an early Q3 hire at Gragg Advertising and has already had a tremendous impact at Gragg. Durham has been crucial in the re-design of Gragg’s proprietary tracking interface, Alpine; which allows clients to track their leads and see which programs work best. His previous experience programming in the hospitality industry has given him the knowledge to work with clients’ needs and create custom tailored tools and features. Durham graduated Suma Cum Laude from Pinnacle Career Institute with a degree in Computer Programming.
Bryan Tolbert has been added as a New Business Account Executive, focusing on the western U.S. regions. Tolbert’s previous experience includes serving as a Director of Admissions and Admissions Support Manager for a Microsoft IT academy as well as working for Alliance Data, where he earned the Chairman’s Excellence Award for outstanding personal leadership. Tolbert earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri State University and his Masters of Business Administration in Business from Baker University.