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Updated: 2018-01-19T13:31:21.259-06:00


Rocket55 Names Reed Langton-Yanowitz Partner


Rocket55, one of the fastest-growing digital agencies in the Twin Cities, is kicking off 2018 with a strong start. The firm has named Reed Langton-Yanowitz partner, hired five new team members, and promoted six employees.“Since joining Rocket55 three years ago, Reed has done an exceptional job of growing our paid digital division,” said Steven Ayres, founder and CEO of Rocket55. “I am pleased to recognize his contributions and leadership with an equity position in our business.” Langton-Yanowitz is currently the VP of Paid Digital for the agency. He has also worked for Rocket55 as VP of Search Marketing, Account Manager, and Search Engine Marketing Specialist.To continue providing outstanding client service as the firm grows, Rocket55 has hired the following new employees:Stephanie Batten – Assistant Account ManagerRonald “Grisha” Bornsztein – Associate Paid Digital SpecialistAJ Eskew – Associate Paid Digital SpecialistEllen Smith – CopywriterLaurel Wertish – Social Media SpecialistRocket55 also promoted the following employees:Alexandra Messerli to Head of Accounts from Account Manager; Olivia Allen to Strategic Growth Account Manager from Senior Account Manager;Margaret McDonald to Content Manager from Senior Copywriter; Britanny Gerdin to Marketing Strategist from Account Manager;Taylor Morgan to Senior Account Manager from Account Manager; andChris Grathwol to Paid Digital Specialist from Associate Paid Digital Specialist.[...]

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a Limited Edition bobblehead


The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a Limited Edition bobblehead commemorating Super Bowl LII, which is being played on Sunday, February 2, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bobblehead features the classic vintage football design with the official Super Bowl logos. The bobbleheads are only available in the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum’s Online Store.This is the second time that Minnesota has hosted a Super Bowl, with Super Bowl XXVI in 1992 held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. In that game, the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 37-24. U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in 2016, will be hosting its first Super Bowl with the NFC and AFC Champions facing off on Super Bowl Sunday. "We’re excited to release this vintage Super Bowl bobblehead leading up to Super Bowl LII,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Whether you’re a bobblehead collector, or someone just looking for a fun collectible to showcase at your Super Bowl party, these bobbleheads are perfect for you.”"With only 216 bobbleheads produced, we don’t expect these to last long,” said National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum Co-Founder and President, Brad Novak. “These will be cherished collectibles that bring back great memories of Super Bowl LII.”The bobbleheads, which are officially licensed and produced by FOCO, are in stock and ship now. All orders placed by Tuesday, January 29th are guaranteed for arrival by the Super Bowl. The bobbleheads are $25 each, with flat rate shipping of $8 per order. This marks the third consecutive year that the HOF and Museum has released a bobblehead commemorating the Super Bowl. frameborder="0" height="61" scrolling="no" src="" width="50">[...]

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Gibbs Promoted to Executive Vice President, Strategy


 Nicki Gibbs has been promoted to executive vice president, strategy at Beehive Strategic Communication. Gibbs will continue to lead client strategy and business development, as well as services development.

“Nicki’s keen insights, strategic vision and thoughtful leadership inspire and elevate both her team and her clients,” said Lisa Hannum, president and CEO of Beehive Strategic Communication. “Her passion, clarity and positive energy simply make everything better.”

Gibbs’ agency and industry leadership has earned her many awards and accolades. She most recently was recognized as a Top Woman in PR” by PR News for her work with University of Minnesota Health, Christopher & Banks and, a Zappos company.

Gibbs joined Beehive in 2005, and most recently was senior vice president, strategy. Prior to joining Beehive, she spent nearly a decade at Weber Shandwick. Gibbs leads a client portfolio that includes health care, higher education and retail industries, and works with clients including Beaumont Health, 3M, PreferredOne and Rasmussen College.

To learn more about how Nicki Gibbs identifies key triggers and movements that translate into connections and ideas for clients, read her latest CQ Field Study on the Beehive blog.