New York – March 22, 2017—Dan Kelleher, Deutsch NY CCO, announced today that Heather English and Marques Gartrell will each join the Agency as VP, Creative Director: “I’m excited to welcome Heather and Marques to Deutsch. The amount of care and craft they bring to everything they do, in addition to being super nice people, makes them a great addition to our team.” April 10 will be the duo’s official start date—they have been freelancing at Deutsch for the past two months, and they will work across the Agency’s clients and on new business efforts.
“We’re pumped to rejoin forces with Dan and all the talented people at Deutsch,” said English and Gartrell, who previously worked with Kelleher while at Grey on the award-winning DIRECTV “Cable Effects” campaign. “Joining this team gives us a unique opportunity to work somewhere that’s both creatively and culturally exciting.”
About Heather English
Most recently, Heather has held freelancing gigs at agencies including Joan and Figliulo & Partners. Prior to freelancing, she was a CD at 360i on Oscar Mayer, including on their buzziest campaign ever—the Sizzl Dating app for bacon lovers—and on the product launch for GOOD THiNS. She also worked on Oreo, Hanes, and Feeding America. Her background includes time with Grey NY (DIRECTV, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, and she helped land the Papa John’s, Norton, and UPMC businesses); Hanft Raboy & Partners (Match.com UK, Ask.com, and Hartz); and at Merkley + Partners (Arby’s, Tic Tac, and Ferrero Rocher). A graduate of VCU Brandcenter and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English’s work has been recognized with multiple Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, and by AICP.
About Marques Gartrell
Gartrell’s agency experience includes recently freelancing at Joan on General Mills and Booking.com. Prior to Joan, he worked at BBDO on Priceline, Bud Light, and AT&T. He also spent time at Grey NY (DIRECTV and NFL). While there, he and several coworkers also spearheaded a personal project for client Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, titled “Stand Up to ‘Stand Your Ground.'” The PSA was a chilling gun-control ad that used 911 calls from the night of Trayvon Martin’s killing. His background also includes time with TBWA\Chiat\Day (Starburst); Saatchi & Saatchi (Keystone Light, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks); and Fallon (SyFY, Travelers). A graduate of The Creative Circus and Hampton University, Gartrell’s work has been recognized by Cannes, AICP, One Show, D&AD, and Young Guns.