The Tombras Group, adds agency veteran Rusty Howard as the agency’s Senior Vice President, Director of Social Media effective immediately. Howard, will be working with numerous agency clients to help accelerate their social media creative, strategy, execution and marketing efforts.
Prior to joining Tombras, Howard, a multiple Webby Award winner, spent nine years as VP/Director of Digital at the Omnicom Group’s The Zimmerman Agency.
“Rusty has a unique combination of great brand building experience at the highest levels, married with hands-on knowledge of delivering value across the full range of social channels,” said Dooley Tombras, EVP of the Tombras Group. “His addition will only accelerate the growth of our already thriving social media practice.”
Howard brings a wide range of agency experience that includes four years with FitzMartin as Senior Account Supervisor, the McCann Group, WestWayne and the Intermark Group. Client experience has involved marketing programs for General Motors Corporate, Cooper Tire, Amtrak, Four Season Hotels and Resorts, Steak ‘n Shake, Pilot Pen, Toyota and The Islands of the Bahamas among others.
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The Tombras Group is a 230-person, full-service advertising agency with a digital mindset. In the brand-building business since 1946, the family-owned agency serves national and global clients. In 2015, Tombras was recognized as Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, and in 2016 it was ranked by Palma Consulting as Independent Agency of the Year. Tombras connects data and creativity for business results. Offices are located in Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville with headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. More information: www.tombras.com.