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DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners Announces Creative Team Additions


DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners Announces Creative Team Additions

Leading communications firm in Southeast adds five new staff members to its creative department to support recent growth in marketing, advertising, digital services


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2019) — Nashville-based DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners, among Tennessee’s leading communications firms and one of the largest in the Southeast, announces it has hired five staff members in creative services to support clients across its healthcare, corporate, consumer products and services, and government/sustainability practices.


Hart Armstrong, Senior Art Director, has worked in the field of advertising and marketing for more than a decade.  A multi-ADDY award winner, Armstrong has been recognized in several industry publications for creative work on behalf of businesses in a range of industries, including nonprofit, hospitality, tourism, logistics, manufacturing, fashion, and healthcare.  Armstrong has built his career in brand stewardship, starting in New York where he helped re-brand the 125-year-old Metropolitan Opera.  Since then he has worked with Nashville agencies Bohan and Catapult RPM, along with a brief stent working in film while living in Los Angeles. He received a degree in Art Direction and Design from the Portfolio Center in Georgia.


Jonathan Starks, Broadcast Assistant, is responsible for scheduling and coordinating broadcast and marketing projects.  Starks supports the digital elements of multiple client campaigns, which includes video, social media, podcasts, onsite photo, and digital shoots.  Prior to joining DVL Seigenthaler, Starks was an associate producer in television production during which time he produced and coordinated various Viacom Network shows and programs including a 2018 Emmy Award-Winning talk show.  Starks holds a B.A in Communications from Tennessee State University.


Katy Barnes, Media Buyer/Planner, oversees the execution of advertising campaigns for the agency.  From the beginning of the strategic planning stage through campaign completion and analysis, Barnes ensures the agency’s clients obtain optimum buys with cost efficiency and goal delivery across all media platforms, including television, radio, print, out-of-home, and digital.  Prior to joining the agency, Barnes worked at Starcom, an advertising agency in Chicago, IL, where she worked on media planning and buying for established brands on a national level, mid-size brands at a regional/local level, and brands entering the marketplace for the very first time.  Barnes holds a B.S. in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from Bradley University.


Crystal Hubbard, Copywriter, has previously worked in market research, film production, and story development.  Hubbard is a former Fellow at the Moving Picture Institute, recipient of the Taliesin Nexus Film Labs grant program (scripted division) and is a two-time finalist in the New York Television Festival’s FOX Comedy Script contest with her latest script taking 3rd place in the 2018 Cinestory TV Screenplay category.  Prior to joining DVL Seigenthaler, Hubbard specialized in audience-first advertising to help brands succeed.  She holds a B.A. in History and Religion from Hillsdale College.


Kyra Fry, Digital Project Manager, brings a diverse background in project management across digital, radio and direct mail channels to DVL Seigenthaler.  Fry is responsible for driving digital project delivery, and works with clients primarily in financial services and consumer products.  She is certified in Google Analytics + AdWords, and supports client programs with data-driven recommendations.  Prior to joining DVL Seigenthaler, she started her career in the non-profit sector, specializing in fundraising marketing and donor relationship management.   Fry holds a B.S. in Strategic Communication from Texas Christian University.


About DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners

DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners is among the largest public relations and advertising agency in Tennessee. As part of FINN Partners, a full-service marketing and communications company founded in 2011 and one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world, DVL Seigenthaler is based in Nashville. It’s talented public relations, marketing, advertising, creative and digital professionals provide local, regional and national clients with exceptional reach and results. DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners has particular industry expertise in the healthcare, consumer products and services, tech, education, professional and financial services, environmental, and transportation sectors. Headquartered in New York, FINN Partners also has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington, D.C. Find us at or and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @dvlseigenthaler and @finnpartners.


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