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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Three New Hires at Spomg in Minneapolis

Spong recently added new hires Nick Hanson, Cassie D’Kae and Kirsten de St. Aubin to its Minneapolis office to serve client growth at the public relations and creative communications agency.
Hanson, who joined as a counselor, will work with account management and media relations teams for clients American Standard, Sherwin-Williams and Trane. Before joining Spong he was a senior account executive at Himle Rapp and Company where he worked on media relations and digital strategy for clients in a variety of industries including agriculture, health care and transportation. Previously he was a public affairs, media relations and social media specialist at Mayo Clinic where he promoted health care innovation, patient success and research to consumers worldwide. 
He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in news editorial journalism and political science from St. Cloud State University.

D’Kae, who joined as a senior associate, will work with account management and social engagement teams for clients Arla Dofino, Bath & Body Works, Castello and H&R Block. Before joining Spong she was a senior account executive at Exponent PR, part of Colle+McVoy, where she provided account service, social media strategy and influencer relations management for clients.
Prior to working at Exponent PR, D’Kae was a social media coordinator at Event Architects Minneapolis where she created and managed the first-ever social media presence for Minnesota’s Living Green Expo, the Midwest's largest sustainable event.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing management with a minor in journalism from the University of St. Thomas.
As an associate, de St. Aubin will support several client teams, focusing on account management for clients Sherwin-Williams, MasterBrand and La-Z-Boy. Previously she was a communications and public relations coordinator at Prestige Resorts & Destinations where she worked with HubSpot to increase website traffic and build personalized content on the website. She presented her personalization strategy to the Minnesota Chapter of the American Marketing Association last May.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a minor in sociology from the College of Saint Benedict.