Terry Spilde Named Vice President of Ideation and Innovation at Gigunda Group, Inc.

Manchester, NH (PRWEB) January 18, 2011

Gigunda Group, Inc. (http://www.gigundagroup.com/) today named Terry J. Spilde to the newly-created position of Vice President of Ideation and Innovation. Spilde will be responsible for spearheading creative processes agency-wide, including facilitating brainstorms and leading the integration of the newest technologies, applications and emerging trends into the agencys practices. He will report to Doug Dome, President and Chief Creative Officer of Gigunda. Named PROMO Magazines Creative Agency of the Year in 2008, Gigunda is an innovative experiential marketing agency based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

As an agency known for delivering breakthrough campaigns that drive sales and win awards for our clients around the globe, staying at the forefront of innovation is job one said Ryan FitzSimons, Founder and CEO of Gigunda Group. Terry has an undeniable track record of delivering award-winning, needle-moving campaigns for some of the most heralded brands in the world. Adding someone with his creative horsepower to our team bolsters our bench in further ensuring were consistently bringing innovative thinking to our clients.

Spilde comes to Gigunda from Omnicoms GMR Marketing, where he was the agencys Executive Creative Director for twelve years and produced award-winning campaigns for clients including Microsoft, Intel, McDonalds, Mercedes, Philip Morris, Nokia, Dodge/Chrysler, Gillette, Wrigley, Miller Coors, Bank of America, T-Mobile, MLB, Kraft/Oscar Meyer, NFL Networks, HBO, ESPN, Ask.com, TLC channel, Lufthansa Airlines, Best Buy, and Lowes Home Improvement. During his tenure at GMR, the agency grew from $ 18.2 million in revenue to more than $ 120 million.

Prior to working at GMR, Spilde was the associate publisher of the satirical newspaper The Onion, where he was responsible for taking the publication online. Before that, he was a Program Director in radio and theatre.

Spilde has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He was recognized as a key contributor when GMR was named Agency of the Year by PROMO Magazine in 2002, as well as in 2001 when they were named Marketer of the Year for the launch of Xbox and Pepsi Code Red. He has also been a judge for numerous marketing-industry awards programs, including the Reggie Awards and the Pro Awards.

Gigunda is known throughout the marketing industry for developing campaigns that generate worldwide publicity and get great results for their clients, said Spilde. Im incredibly excited to be a part of such a talented group where Ill have the creative freedom to push the envelope and do groundbreaking work.

Spilde earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism/Advertising and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He and his wife, MK, will be relocating to New Hampshire from their home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

About Gigunda

Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Gigunda Group is an innovative experiential marketing agency known by the Fortune 100 and their other clients as being idea instigators and insight experts. Founded in 1994, Gigunda is the strategic, creative and execution engine behind some of the most complex and game changing campaigns in the industry, such as the award-winning Charmin Red Cross of Restrooms, Tide Loads of Hope and Make-A-Messterpiece brought to you by Bounty. In addition to P&G, Gigundas client roster also includes Activision, GlaxoSmithKline, GM, Kelloggs, Nike, Mars Snackfood, Pepsi, Sony, Stanley, State Farm, Toyota, Turner Networks and Yahoo.

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