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Monday, November 05, 2012

Carmichael Lynch Spong Hires Tara Olson

As part of the agency’s continuing growth in its social engagement division, Carmichael Lynch Spong recently added Tara Olson to its Minneapolis office as a social engagement specialist. Olson joins an agency team that provides clients full-service social and digital offerings, including research and insights, influencer marketing, community management, content creation,interactive production, paid social media planning and buying, social crisis and issues management and analytics.
Prior to joining the team at Carmichael Lynch Spong, Olson served as a community engagement advocate at Periscope. While there, she helped shape strategy and execution for social media and digital PR efforts for a variety of clients, including Target College Events, Red Robin®, Papa Murphy's® Take 'N' Bake Pizza, Great Clips® and Gold'n Plump®. Before her stint at Periscope, Olson was a project coordinator at Magnet 360 in Minneapolis. Olson graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas. During her college career she served as the president of the university's Student Advertising Federation and participated in the National Student Advertising Competition.
“Olson’s ability to understand client needs and bring big ideas to life in the social space is a valuable asset to our fast-growing social engagement team. As a full-service integrated agency, social is part of virtually every client program executed,” said Emily Buchanan, senior principal and social engagement chair for Carmichael Lynch Spong.
As part of its social engagement offering, the agency has recently introduced Social Tracker, a proprietary, cutting-edge social media intelligence tool that provides clients with real-time information about social media conversations, brand health, sentiment, competitive analysis and actionable marketing insights. Olson is part of a cross-functional team of agency experts that analyze Social Tracker data for clients, informing their marketing strategies and social initiatives.