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Monday, March 01, 2010

Fast Horse Hires Four New Staff Members, Promotes Checco

Fast Horse, a Twin Cities-based consumer marketing agency, has experienced significant growth on multiple fronts, including a 40 percent revenue spike in 2009, several new hires and a key promotion.

Fast Horse has hired Dave Fransen as a senior director. He rejoins the Fast Horse team after a two-year stint in corporate communications at Target Corp. Fransen will lead programs for the agency’s

Coca-Cola account and add to the Fast Horse sports marketing and sponsorship activation practice.

Meanwhile, Fast Horse continues to take its branding, interactive design and creative services to a new level. Sandra Huynh, who holds a B.F.A. in design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Hillary Heinz, who holds a degree in graphic design and a minor in information technology from University of Minnesota ’s College of Design , have both been added as associates.

Lindsey Boeser also has been hired as office assistant, where the graduate of St. Olaf College performs a number of key functions for the agency, including accounting and human resources support.

“Our business is built on talent, so it’s exciting to infuse such as diverse mix of skills and creativity to our team,” said Jörg Pierach, president and creative director at Fast Horse.

In addition, the agency promoted Allison Checco to senior director, where she will continue to develop and execute brand-building campaigns, product launches, special events, social media outreach and media relations programs for clients such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Creative Memories and Insight Schools.

“Allison displays a tremendous level of leadership and consistently delivers outstanding results for our clients,” said Pierach. “We’re thrilled to reward her for the many contributions she’s made to the agency’s success.”