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C-K Phoenix Announces Melamed Successor

Today, Cramer-Krasselt Phoenix is promoting former SVP of marketing strategy, Kristin Bloomquist, to EVP/GM, and as a result, she’ll assume the role of retiring 30-year industry veteran, John Melamed.

During his 20-year tenure at C-K in their Phoenix and Milwaukee offices, Melamed worked on clients ranging from the Blue Man Group to the University of Phoenix to Cox Communications. Before C-K, Melamed spent nine years at Hoffman York.

As for Bloomquist, who joined C-K Phoenix in 2009, the exec’s industry experience includes a decade working at Deustch as partner director of account management, where she helped open the agency’s Los Angeles office and worked with clients like Coors, Experdia, TGI Fridays, Burger King and Direct TV. She’s also had stints at DDB NY and J. Walter Thompson in Chicago.

C-K president/CEO Peter Krivkovich wished Melamed well in a statement, saying, “We’re going to miss him as he revs up his Harley. But knowing John, he’ll keep circling back and checking on Kristin, who is every bit like John, just without a Harley.” The office also surprised Melamed with a series of billboards placed around the Phoenix area. Ok, the graphics could use some help, but one follows after the jump.

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