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Cohn & Wolfe appoints Stephen M. Brown to lead Atlanta office

20 July, 2011

ATLANTA – Cohn & Wolfe (, a leading global communications agency, has appointed Stephen M. Brown as Executive Vice President, Managing Director for Cohn & Wolfe Atlanta. Brown joins from MSL where he was Senior Vice President and led the consumer practice.

Cohn & Wolfe’s Atlanta office was the first location in the agency’s global network. The office has a rich heritage and strength in consumer marketing and currently serves global brands such as Walmart, 3M, Solta Medical and Hyatt. The office also has extensive experience in the Atlanta community, having supported numerous regional brands and organizations such as Atlantic Station and Grady Hospital. As Market Leader, Brown will oversee the office’s day-to-day operations, client relations and business development activities. He will report directly to Cohn & Wolfe CEO Donna Imperato.

“Stephen is a proven leader with a track record of creating winning campaigns and achieving communications goals for Fortune 500 brands,” said Imperato. “I am confident that he will help build momentum for Cohn & Wolfe in Atlanta and deliver real results for our clients.”

Added Brown, “I’m thrilled to join an agency with the energy, drive and brand marketing expertise needed to build successful brands. I look forward to partnering with some of the brightest talent in the business to service our clients and help grow the business.”

Brown brings more than 15 years of agency and in-house experience, working with leading brands such as McDonald’s, The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Cisco, UPS and General Mills. At MSL, he led a range of corporate and consumer campaigns including promoting the sustainability milestones of carpet manufacturer InterfaceFLOR and successfully launching new products such as McCafé specialty coffee, Porsche Cayenne, Philips Ambilight technology and the Coca-Cola Freestyle touch screen beverage experience. Prior to joining MSL, he was Director of Corporate Communications at Atlanta-based technology company Macquarium. Previously, he served as Director, Technology Media Relations for Ketchum.

Brown is an active participant and graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a two-term Board President of Jerusalem House. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for PRSA|GA and the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Advisory Board for the Alliance Theatre.

About Cohn & Wolfe
Founded in 1970, Cohn & Wolfe is a global communications agency driven by a culture of innovation. We build brands and corporate reputations through an uncompromising commitment to creativity. And our strategic approach unearths fresh, relevant insights leading
to communications solutions that deliver measurable business success. Cohn & Wolfe’s award-winning brand marketing work and world-class digital media campaigns have attracted top brands around the world—clients who crave a deeper, more dynamic connection with their customers and stakeholders. The agency has more than 1,000 employees throughout more than 50 offices across North America, EMEA, and Asia. Cohn & Wolfe is part of WPP (Nasdaq: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services group.

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