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Thursday, April 29, 2010

GdB Announces Four New Hires

Advertising agency GdB bolstered its social media and design capabilities, bringing on four new faces to its Minneapolis office— Tom Flint, Tim Otis, Brian Danaher and Naomi Hoffman.

Tom Flint joins GdB as Digital Strategist. Flint comes to GdB from Periscope where he spent a decade in the agency’s digital marketing practice using social media, organic search optimization and email marketing for brands eBay, Target, Abu Garcia, and the Minnesota Twins. Flint started his career at Tripp Advertising, a small agency specializing in the outdoor sporting industry.

Tim Otis joins GdB as Supervisor of Social Media/PR. Otis comes to GdB from Axiom Marketing Communications where he was responsible for introducing brand Country Inns & Suites By Carlson to the world of mom bloggers, and securing ink in top tier media outlets including New York Times, Bloomberg News, and Time Magazine. Otis officially launched his career in 2007 when he worked at RLM Public Relations for New York Times bestselling author Richard Laermer.

Brian Danaher, Designer, comes to GdB after spending 11 years of professional experience on strategic branding, advertising, print and interactive design accounts for brands large and small, in addition to working as a freelance illustrator. Danaher’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print, HOW, AIGA Minnesota, Creativity, among others.

Naomi Hoffman, Assistant Account Executive, comes to GdB from, a national consumer website based in New York, NY. There, Hoffman oversaw email production and managed advertising sales for Broadway and the NY market, as well as spearheaded the company’s entrance into the Twin Cities market. Prior to joining TheaterMania, Hoffman worked in the theater industry, sourcing, designing and building props for theaters throughout Manhattan.