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Boys+ Girls Announce New Hires for Its Expanding Account Management Division

Agency makes trio of new hires

Boys+ Girls Announce New Hires for Its Expanding Account Management Division

Award-winning Boys + Girls, Ireland’s largest independently owned creative agency has announced a series of senior level new appointments in its expanded Account Management Division.

Headed by Pat Stephenson, a founder partner, the agency’s blue-chip client roster includes Three Ireland, Energia, Ulster Bank, Dulux, Jose Cuervo, Bushmills, Fitbit and Kerry Group

Mark O’Connor – Business Director

Mark joined Boys + Girls after 5 years at In The Company of Huskies, where he worked primarily as Client Services Director and account lead on the Fáilte Ireland account. At Boys + Girls, he works across a range of clients including Ulster Bank and Dulux.

Mark’s background is in brand and above the line work, predominantly on the Reckitt Benckiser account for Havas Global based in London. He then switched to Huskies leading the digital work for Diageo and Smurfit Kappa.

Natalie Hopkins, Senior Account Director

Natalie returned to Ireland in 2018 and joined Boys + Girls to work across Jose Cuervo and Bushmills global accounts.

She spent 10 years in London, first at VCCP moving from Account Manager to Account Director before moving to Grey London. Most recently, Natalie was a ‘mother’ at Mother where she spent 5 years working on accounts such as Diageo, No7, Unilever and Laterooms.com.

She studied Business, Economics and Social Studies in Trinity College, Dublin  and graduated with an Honours BA in Business & Politics in 2005, followed by a Masters in Advertising in DIT, graduating in 2006.

Sorcha Hanratty – Senior Account Director

Sorcha returned from London in 2018 after 8 years and joined the Ulster Bank Team at Boys + Girls.  She studied for a Masters in International Marketing at Kings College London before entering agency life.

Sorcha most recently worked at Ogilvy London and McCann London. In her time in agencies she has worked across a range of brands including American Express, Land Rover, Nestle, JLL, EY, FM Global, Public Health England, Blossom Hill & Bushmills.

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