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Gibbs & Soell Appoints Hicks as Creative Director

Gibbs & Soell is a business communications firm providing cross-discipline services in the advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food, home and building, and professional services markets. Alan Hicks is appointed Creative Director, a new position that oversees the creative strategy development, design and production process. The agency highlights its business consulting, consumer marketing, employee engagement and sustainability consulting to help client interact with stakeholders.

New York, NY, May 18, 2012 --( Business communications firm Gibbs & Soell, Inc. has enhanced its creative expertise with the appointment of design veteran Alan Hicks to the new position of Creative Director. Hicks will be based in the firm’s office in Raleigh, N.C., where he will oversee creative strategy, design and production assignments for the agency and its clients, while working closely with external partners.

As Gibbs & Soell continues to expand its portfolio of creative services, Hicks will guide the development of multimedia client programs and assets that rely on strong visual and interactive elements to deliver a robust brand experience for target audiences. Creative content will include corporate presentations; brand identities; marketing material; custom online applications; sales collateral; advertisements; and packaging and displays, among a broad array of offerings.

“We are excited to have a creative talent of Alan’s caliber join our team,” said Luke Lambert, CEO of Gibbs & Soell. “Our agency has always excelled at serving as the trusted adviser to clients on business and communications strategies. With Alan now on board, our team of skilled communicators will gain access to even more resources and innovative ideas on how to shape messages that will be memorable and measurable as business results for clients.”

“I am delighted to join the talented team at Gibbs & Soell,” said Hicks. “What sets this agency apart from others is its forty year legacy of delivering success, business thinking and performance to clients. Gibbs & Soell is an exciting place to be, and I look forward to contributing to its new creative direction and future growth.”

Prior to joining Gibbs & Soell, Hicks was most recently the Creative Director of design agency Signal, where he led creative projects and developed new business for the firm’s Raleigh office. In a 20-year career that spanned his tenure at Signal and earlier stints at design firms Sally Johns Design, Art Farm and Paul Flum Ideas, Hicks earned a solid reputation as an expert counselor on design strategies for a broad array of multimedia platforms including, print, digital, social, mobile, out-of-home, and point-of-purchase. His award-winning creative influence can be seen in previous campaigns and assignments for Gibbs & Soell’s client, Syngenta, and other organizations including GlaxoSmithKline, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical Mutual Insurance, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Rhone-Poulenc, and Quintiles.

About Gibbs & Soell:
Gibbs & Soell is an independent business communications firm that was founded in 1971. Headquartered in New York, Gibbs & Soell has offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C., and Zurich, Switzerland. The firm’s global network extends across nearly 40 countries through its Public Relations Organisation International partnership. Employing a blend of business and communications strategy, Gibbs & Soell is a trusted adviser to corporations, organizations and brands seeking to engage consumer and professional audiences along the entire value chain. Gibbs & Soell offers communications expertise in business consulting, consumer marketing, employee engagement and sustainability consulting for the advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food, home and building, and professional services markets. The firm provides custom programs and solutions to enhance reputation, market products, engage employees, build brands and improve sales. For more information, please visit
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Mary C. Buhay

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