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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fast Horse adds three new hires to its stable

Fast Horse, a Minneapolis-based consumer marketing agency, has added three new staff members to serve its growing business. The new hires include a veteran journalist, an international digital strategist and the winner of a nationwide talent search.

Bob Ingrassia joins Fast Horse from Minnesota Public Radio, where he created the dynamic digital news aggregator “Minnesota Today.” Ingrassia also was an award-winning journalist at the Dallas Morning News and the New York Daily News. As senior director of content marketing, Ingrassia will lead Fast Horse in developing engaging consumer content that advances business goals for clients.

Amanda Mark rejoins Fast Horse after an 18-month stint as senior officer for web projects at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Switzerland, where she led the development of web strategy and creation of multilingual websites. She previously developed e-commerce programs for the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. As a Fast Horse client relationship director, Mark will lead teams charged with multi-platform strategy and execution for some of the agency’s largest clients, including Marvin Windows and Doors.

Andrew Miller won Fast Horse’s nationwide Facebook search for an intern last year. Now Fast Horse is bringing Miller on board permanently as an associate.

“This is a great collection of talent that points to where our business is going,” said Jörg Pierach, president and creative director of Fast Horse. “We’re fully committed to national leadership in content marketing, and Bob will bring leadership in that area. Amanda is a savvy digital strategist, and Andrew has shown the ability to generate results with traditional and social media.”