Pictured left to right: James Dunne, Lillian Gallagher, Brian Leonard, Sharon Mooney
In the Company of Huskies has made a number of key appointments to the agency’s senior team. Sharon Mooney, Lillian Gallagher, James Dunne and Brian Leonard will take up key positions with the Dublin-based digital agency.
Sharon Mooney joins from Target McConnell’s as client services director. With 13 years of agency experience, working across local and global markets within the WPP and Publicis Groupe, she has previously headed up a CS teams that delivered TTL campaigns for Guinness, Topaz Energy, An Post, Unilever and BSkyB.
Lillian Gallagher brings ten years of business analysis and audit experience to her role as head of data & analytics. She has previously worked in IT risk consultancy for EY, business intelligence for Microsoft and data analytics for Mercke Sharp & Dohme. For his part, James Dunne also joins from Target McConnell’s as strategic planning director, where he led the strategic planning team. With a career spanning Boondoggle, MRM Singapore, Y&R Brands and Bluecube, he has led the development of brands such as Topaz Energy, Vodafone, Heineken, Jameson, Microsoft, An Post, Guinness, UPS and Mr. Tayto.
Brian Leonard, meanwhile, returns to the agency as head of operations and will also play a key role as Fáilte Ireland’s Project Director. He previously worked for DDFH&B, where he was account director on The Gathering.
According to Jonathan Forrest, CEO of the agency, “we are in the business of selling ideas. But in today’s digital age, you need a different skill set and approach to create the kind of ideas that solve contemporary brand and business challenges for clients. We see ourselves as a new breed of agency, in that we have all the skill sets under one roof to solve these kind of problems for clients. These exciting additions to our senior team further strengthen our unique position in the Irish marketplace – an agency that marries genuine digital pedigree with a deep understanding of brands and creative firepower”.