Harris will work from the agency’s Atlanta office and is the third ECD hire in the past month for rapidly growing Pavone Marketing Group
Independent, full-service marketing agency Pavone has hired Peter Harris to serve as its executive creative director, President and CEO Michael Pavone announced today.
In his role as the agency’s creative lead, Harris will enhance the shop’s overall creative output, assist with new business development, and oversee work for a variety of clients. Pavone and its holding company, Pavone Marketing Group (PMG), have offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York and Harrisburg, Pa. Harris will work primarily from the Atlanta office. His hire comes just two weeks after PMG announced the addition of two other executive creative directors at its food and beverage marketing agency, quench.
The arrival of Harris comes at a time when Pavone and PMG are growing fast in their team members, clients and offices, including new offices in Atlanta and New York.
“Peter’s arrival accomplishes a key objective connected to our growth,” said Pavone. “He meets the modern demands for bigger, better, more impactful digital, social and content-driven thinking, and he has the experience and pedigree needed to meet those demands.”
Harris’ career is notable for its wide range of experience, including stints at Apple in Cupertino, Ca., Leo Burnett in Chicago, Code and Theory in New York, Publicis Groupe NY, and Scout in Atlanta. He has handled everything from award-winning broadcast TV campaigns to social stunts featured on the Today Show for brands including Citi, Esurance, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Farm Rich, SeaPak, McDonald’s, Wonder Bread and Apple.
“What attracted me to Pavone was its nimbleness and independent spirit,” said Harris. “That, coupled with a roster of reputable clients and a desire to push modern thinking and modern media, made my decision to join the team a no-brainer.”
During his career, Harris’ work has been recognized by the Effies, One Show, ADDYs, Midas, and FCS Best in Show.