Atlanta Advertising Agency Ames Scullin O’Haire Expands Leadership Team

Ames Scullin O’Haire, an Atlanta advertising agency, is expanding its management team with the next generation of leaders following the retirement John Ames..

Online PR News – 16-January-2015 – Atlanta, Georgia – As it begins its eighteenth year in business, independent Atlanta advertising agency Ames Scullin O’Haire (ASO) is expanding its management team with the next generation of leaders. Following the retirement of managing partner-strategy John Ames, ASO is adding agency veteran Jim Crone as partner, account leadership. He will be joining two other new partners Steve Harding, director of engagement who has been with ASO since 2010, and Ryan Mikesell, creative director, who joined in 2008.

“While we’re sad to see John Ames retire, we are happy to have new partners who have deep, proven expertise in the core disciplines of marketing strategy, creative and media,” said managing partner-executive creative director Patrick Scullin. “Ames Scullin O’Haire began in 1997 with a philosophy of different disciplines working directly with clients to solve marketing challenges. While the ad industry has changed tremendously with new technologies, agency consolidation and disciplines being unbundled and operating as separate profit centers, we think the best work still comes from a core team of experts working together to create work that touches emotions and motivates action. Technology will always change, but basic human needs and desires don’t.”

“Taking a holistic marketing approach is better,” added Tony O’Haire, managing partner of engagement/finance. “We have the depth of talent and structure our resources exactly to meet each client’s needs, without having to serve the profit contribution pressures of being part of a global agency network. Our independence is a big strength. We can move quickly and efficiently without bureaucratic red tape. With ASO, clients get what they need most–– smart thinking, without a lot of overhead.”

Jim Crone joins ASO from Atlanta agency The Partnership where he spent six years most recently as EVP, Managing Director. He has held management positions with entrepreneurial agencies Sparks Grove and Huey/Paprocki Advertising. Crone began his career working in account management with industry legacy agencies LINTAS: Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and J. Walter Thompson.

About Ames Scullin O’Haire Founded in 1997, Ames Scullin O’Haire, is a top independent full-service Atlanta advertising agency delivering innovative creative, media, brand planning, public relations, digital and social media that helps clients grow sales, market share and customer engagement. The agency works on a select group of clients including Anthony’s, Georgia Aquarium, Golf Pride Golf Grips, Mello Yello, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating, Sea Palms Resort and Seagram’s non-alcoholic beverages.