Blast Radius Seattle experiences rapid growth

4 May, 2011

SEATTLE, WA. — The rapid growth at Blast Radius Seattle is attracting the best with the addition of Riccardo Zane, General Manager, Pacific North West, and Gianna Hill, Client Director, Microsoft.

“We are experiencing tremendous and sustained growth on the West Coast because of our ability to provide local service to key global accounts including Starbucks and Microsoft, as well as work closely with the Wunderman network,” says Barry Yates, Chief Operating Officer, Blast Radius. “The acquisition of Zane and Hill is not only a good step in growing our roster of talent but it represents an immediate emphasis on building our Seattle presence and growing our West Coast offering ”.

A seasoned veteran from the East Coast, Zane made the switch from where he was President of New York and Chicago and was Chief Digital Officer. Prior to that he held Executive roles at OgilvyOne NY and Leo Burnett Chicago. In addition to his new appointment as General Manager for the West Coast, he joins the Blast Radius team as a Senior Client Partner for Microsoft.

Experienced in the Seattle market, Hill has more than 12 years experience in the technology, telecommunications, and software industries. She builds upon a foundation in marketing communications from Sakson & Taylor, as well as Account Manager and Director roles at HL2, where she focused on the Microsoft account. She comes to Blast Radius following her most recent position as Account Director at Ascentium.

“In less than two years of operations we’ve seen continuous growth at our Seattle office, and are nearing 30 people on staff,” continues Yates. “The innovative work we deliver for clients like Microsoft and Starbucks is helping to attract the highest calibre of talent to our team.”

Robin Rowley
+1 604.377.7360

About Blast Radius
Blast Radius is a global agency that helps connect brands and consumers to tackle the complex issues of growing brand and revenue in a highly connected world. With offices throughout North America and Europe, Blast Radius’ clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Jordan, Bacardi, Nokia and NIVEA. The company is a member of the Wunderman Network and WPP Group.

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