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Two Firms Hire Digital Execs

Weber Shandwick has hired Ozzy Farman as SVP of digital innovation, Herb Sawyer as SVP of strategic planning, and Kerry Lange as SVP and digital director of the firm’s Norther California.

According to the firm, its digital business has grown “more than 30 percent annually over the past three years.”

Farman was previously the co-founder of Lolz, a digital production agency. He’ll now be working on partnership development, tech insight, work on client programs, and work on research efforts.

Sawyer was previously SVP and strategic planning director at Fleishman-Hillard and has a total of a dozen years of integrated campaign development under his belt.

And Lange was previously the co-leader of the Social Marketing Center of Excellence at Yahoo!, which focused on marketing targeting influencers. She’ll be working on the strategy behind digital and multi-platform programs at Weber.

And over at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Gary Goldhammer (pictured) has joined as its chief digital strategist for the U.S. Goldhammer was most recently the EVP, head of West coast client service at digital marketing agency Velocidi. Before that, he was the SVP of digital strategy and development at Edelman. Between 2007 and 2010, he grew that firm’s digital staff from just a few to 65.

Goldhammer is also an author and had a career as a journalist, working with the Associated Press and other outlets.

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