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Austin Williams Hires Three Across Digital Practice

Additions a response to strong 2018 growth

Digital advertising, branding and marketing agency Austin Williams today announced three new hires, responding to early 2018 growth across its digital marketing practice in verticals including healthcare, higher education and financial services.

This month, AW has added:

  • Kristin Lehmann, from Patchogue, as Integrated Marketing Manager, responsible for the planning and management of traditional and digital initiatives. She was previously an Integrated Producer at Publicis Groupe in New York City;
  • Jessica Pavona, of Smithtown, as a Junior Search and Social Strategist, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve organic visibility. She recently graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT;
  • Raquel Mercado, from Central Islip, as a Digital Analyst, responsible for analyzing campaigns to identify and report on performance trends and insights. She was previously a CRM Analyst at Kliger-Weiss Infosystems in East Hills.

Additionally, Austin Williams Digital Project Manager Tricia Zorn was promoted to UX Architect, responsible for crafting website designs and structures to create an optimal user experience.

“These new and promoted team members reflect our incredible growth since the first of this year. We’re pleased with our strong start out of the gates in 2018,” said Austin Williams President Eva LaMere.  “We’re continuing to add talent and resources across our full-service agency in departments that are experiencing the greatest degree of business uptick.”

The hires come in the same month Austin Williams announced its new brand, new logo and move to new office space.

“There’s no denying that we’re on a roll,” said Chief Creative Officer Rick Chiorando. “Clients who want their marketing dollars to work smarter and harder know that digital marketing – combined with a smart and creative approach – is going to bring them their best results.”


About Austin Williams

Austin Williams is a full-service advertising, marketing, digital and public relations firm, creating ideas that inspire action for clients in the healthcare, higher education, financial services and professional services industries. Certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the State of New York, the Long Island-based firm was founded in 1992 and was named one of the 100 fastest-growing agencies in the nation. In 2017, it was listed as a “Great Place to Work” by the institute that creates the annual Fortune 100 Great Places to Work list and in 2017 was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.


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