Makovsky Names Ross Sutherland as Digital Branding Practice Head

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Makovsky, one of the world's largest independent integrated communications firms, has appointed Ross Sutherland as Executive Vice President and Digital Branding Practice Leader.

Sutherland's career spans more than 20 years with Ogilvy & Mather working in six countries. As Creative Director at Ogilvy, Ross managed campaigns such as Rolex, Chubb and Fiat and was elected to David Ogilvy's esteemed Global Creative Council. His extensive global experience culminated in management responsibility of Creative leadership for the entire South East region worldwide.

Prior to his time with Ogilvy, Ross spent seven years as Executive Creative Director with Young & Rubicam. At Y&R, Ross was responsible for managing all the creative groups for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Dupont, Chevron, The NFL, 7UP, Bronx Zoo, Jaguar, Andersen Consulting and Star Alliance.

Ken Makovsky, the firm's founder and president, said, "Ross has an amazing track record and a fantastic sense of humor. He is well positioned to grow the Digital Branding Practice. He will also collaborate on integrated programs that involve a combination of branding and digital activities with our technology, financial, pharmaceutical, energy, and consumer clients. We couldn't be more pleased to have Ross on our leadership team."

About Makovsky

Founded in 1979, Makovsky ( is one of the nation's largest independent integrated communications firms. The firm attributes its success to its original vision: that the Power of Specialized Thinking™ is the best way to build reputation, sales and fair valuation for a client. Based in New York City and Washington, D.C., Makovsky is a founding member of IPREX.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Dori Komarin (212) 508-9610 dkomarin@makovsky.comSource:Makovsky + Company