People moves further refine purpose-driven agency’s focus on strategy and storytelling
Toronto, ON, February 8, 2018 – Kathy Murphy, President of Republic, today announced that Republic is adding new in-house content creation capabilities with the hire of Michael Kolberg as Senior Content Creator, Editor and Producer. The agency is also introducing a new Manager of Growth and People position, which will be assumed by Alycia Walker, and promoting Julia Ludwig to Senior Account Manager.
Kolberg is joining Republic from Grip where he conceptualized and created video content for clients like Honda and The Terry Fox Foundation. His previous experience also includes roles as a video producer at Rogers, editor of an online news site and a staff reporter at Brunico Communications. Kolberg will be working closely with Republic’s creative directors to visually and creatively bring clients’ stories to life. He will be reporting to Republic President, Kathy Murphy, while she continues to grow the agency’s capabilities in this area.
“We are in an audience democracy where the power to choose both the channel and the content is in their hands,” says Murphy. “Compelling content that earns the eyeballs of those we want to engage with in the channels where they are, is crucial to freeing stories of passion and purpose with passion and purpose. Michael’s experience and commitment to bringing these stories to life is a critical enabler for us to do that for our clients.”
Julia Ludwig is being promoted to Senior Account Manager and will help to manage many of the agencies clients including Everest Funeral Concierge, Muskoka Brewery, the Town of Bracebridge and FCPC.
Alycia Walker is moving into the newly created position of Manager of Growth and People. In this role, she will oversee Republic’s marketing and new business activities as well as people and development needs.
“We’re building the agency we’ve always wanted to work for. A place where talent from across marketing disciplines can come together for one purpose: to tell the stories of the brands and businesses that are making a difference - in their industries, in their communities and in our world,” added Murphy. “Recruiting and fostering great talent from all marketing disciplines is integral to our ability to help our clients advance their purpose and grow their businesses.”
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Alycia Walker – Republic