NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - Essence Digital announced today that it has hired Howard Geisler as Google Global Client Partner. The appointment of the marketing and media veteran to spearhead the account reflects the scale and importance of Essence's relationship with Google. In this leadership role, he partners with Andrew Shebbeare, New York-based co-founder of Essence who has led the Google team for the last six years, and also Alastair Boyle, London-based Partner leading the Google EMEA engagement.
Based in New York City, Geisler is responsible for overseeing a team of talented digital media, social, and analytics experts. As Google's digital agency of record, Geisler and his team are charged with leading both strategy and operational delivery of cutting-edge digital marketing for Google's products and services, including the recent Google+, Google Play, Chrome, and Nexus campaigns.
"Howard joins us with an incredible amount of experience," said Richard Mooney, Partner & Managing Director of North America for Essence Digital. "He arrives at a key time in our journey as we look to further establish our global presence. I look forward to his help in enhancing our North American offering and, most importantly, further strengthening our relationship with Google."
An 18-year veteran of the advertising, marketing, and media industries, Geisler joins Essence Digital from Nokia, where as Director of Global Performance Marketing he was responsible for managing the company's agency relationships and accountable for marketing optimization activities across key global markets. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Wunderman/KBM in the UK, where he and his team created the digital strategy and data practice for Nokia. Prior to that, he was President of Digitas UK and spent seven years within the WPP Group based in the UK, Germany, and his native Canada.
"All the people that work at Essence have this amazing passion for the fusion of media, technology, and data," said Geisler. "They bring it to life in a way that delivers real-time results for their clients, and I'm excited to be a part of it."
About Essence Digital
Essence Digital is a digital agency based in London and New York, delivering work for clients across Europe, North America, and beyond. They are the digital agency of record for sophisticated clients such as Google, eBay, and Expedia, clients that are at the leading edge of the digital marketplace. It's their unique challenges that inspire Essence Digital to go beyond traditional marketing approaches, mixing cutting-edge technology (often their own) with shrewd business brains and inventive creativity.
In the past year Essence Digital won a Bronze Effie Award for their work on the "Web Is What You Make Of It" Google Chrome campaign, was ranked No. 2 in Media Momentum's "Top 20 Larger Digital Company in Europe" list, No. 5 Media (No. 1 independent) agency in NMA's 2012 Top 100, and No. 1 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.