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Here’s the Memo Regarding Grey, Folgers and a New EVP Hire

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Tis been some time since we’ve received a memo from Grey, but the agency’s New York CEO Michael Houston has sent out one regarding the brand’s new relationship with coffee staple, Folgers, this week. As a result of taking on assignments for the aforementioned brand as well as continuing efforts with J.M. Smuckers and Millstone, Grey has brought on ad vet Marnie Kain to lead the work. Anyhow, why steal Mr. Houston’s thunder any further. See below:

“You’ll see today that we are introducing a new coffee, Folgers, in our kitchens.  It is to celebrate our newest brand assignments from the J.M. Smucker Company, Folgers and Millstone coffees.

This is an outstanding win from our longstanding partner and a tremendous vote of confidence in Grey’s work for Smucker.  They have our deepest thanks as we start this exciting new chapter together.

Speaking of new beginnings, we are delighted to welcome Marnie Kain as our newest EVP on these coffee brands, that she led with distinction at Saatchi & Saatchi.

Marnie spent 17 years at Saatchi, rising to the post of EVP, Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Business Development.  Along the way, she oversaw brand management for such blue-chip clients as JPMorgan/Chase, Wendy’s, JC Penney, P&G’s Dawn and Fixodent, Sunny Delight and earlier, Carnival Cruise Lines, all textbook examples of marketing innovation in her capable hands.

Most recently, Marnie was President and Founder of her own advertising and marketing solutions company, Kain & Co.  An accomplished speaker on advertising and branding, she has served on the board of directors of the Advertising Club of New York and President of the Advertising Federation of Miami.  And she’s found to time to give back, serving on the board of Step Up Women’s Network, a non-profit dedicated to helping deserving teens go to college and become career ready.

Please give her a warm welcome and stop by for coffee.

Michael”

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