Chicago digital agency One North Interactive adds to business development team
Erik O’Brien and Lauren Gilyard join One North as business development managers, both come from similar positions at Acquity Group
CHICAGO, Ill. – September 17, 2014 — One North Interactive, a digital agency that creates interactive experiences for some of the world’s largest professional services firms, has added two new business development managers to its team of more than 80 strategists, designers, account managers and technologists.
Erik O’Brien and Lauren Gilyard join One North as business development managers, where they’ll build relationships with professional services organizations such as accounting, financial services, technology and business consulting firms, helping them connect with their clients through digital experiences. In their new roles, O’Brien and Gilyard report to Brandt Elliott, One North’s director of business development.
Both O’Brien and Gilyard have previous business development experience working at Acquity Group, part of Accenture Interactive. O’Brien comes to One North after four years in sales, account and team lead roles. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Gilyard is a former business development associate at Acquity Group; she also held positions in business development at iCrossing and project management at Bluedog Design. She holds a degree in marketing from DePaul University.
“We are thrilled to have Lauren and Erik on board to help us continue to build our relationships with a diverse portfolio of professional services organizations. More and more, digital is becoming a critical component to how relationship-based businesses – like law firms, consulting firms, accounting firms and investment banks – market themselves and grow their businesses. We feel uniquely qualified to help these organizations take advantage of these new channels,” says John Simpson, Chief Executive Officer at One North.
One North creates websites and digital campaigns that are a distinctive product of a firm’s business objectives, brand identity and marketing initiatives. The agency has worked with 80% of the AmLaw 100 and 40% of the National Law Journal 250.