Future growth top of mind for new CEO, Ward Duft, COO, Jill Watterson and VP Kate Holgate
Boise, Idaho (July 26, 2017) — Stoltz Marketing Group, Inc.(SMG), a Boise-based full-service marketing agency, today announced new company officers and directors—a leadership team charged with growth in the Boise market and beyond. The new executive team—each long-time SMG employees and leaders—is comprised of:
- CEO: creative director, Ward Duft
- COO: director of client services, Jill Watterson
- Vice President: associate creative director, Kate Holgate
This announcement underscores the company’s significant growth over the past year with the addition of new clients, a new headquarters office in downtown Boise, Idaho, and the launch of a new innovative marketing product, CMO in a Box, which is geared toward startup companies. In addition, the agency brought on dot-com veteran Marc Cowlin, most recently from Glassdoor, to oversee expanded client service offerings in content marketing, social media and public relations, and to grow its business and service its clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“To say we’re honored that Ken Stoltz entrusted us to continue building the amazing agency he started in 1997 is an understatement. The entire leadership team is excited to capitalize on emerging marketing opportunities and continue providing our clients’ direct day-to-day access to our senior level team,” said Ward Duft, Creative Director and newly appointed CEO. “Our new downtown Boise office keeps us in the hub of the city’s business core, while our new San Francisco office allows us to be a part of a market with tremendous thought leadership and growth opportunities.”
“SMG has a history of solid business performance and award-winning creative thinking,” said Jill Watterson, director of client services and newly appointed COO. “We’ll continue to build on that success while also offering new services to help our clients achieve their business objectives.”
Company founder, Ken Stoltz, a well-known face in Boise and Sun Valley, will continue to serve as the company’s Chairman, but he’s now looking forward to carving out a little more time to spend with his grandkids and fishing Idaho’s trout streams.
“The appointment of Ward, Jill and Kate to our executive leadership team formalizes the management roles they already play and is recognition of the contributions each has made over the years,” said SMG founder, Ken Stoltz. “For more than two decades we’ve succeeded and grown through the efforts of capable, talented and dedicated individuals. With this team at the helm, I’m confident the company will continue to grow and thrive.”
Founded in 1997, Ken built SMG into a highly respected and award-winning boutique marketing agency in the Pacific Northwest. With its roots in advertising, the agency now offers brand planning, brand design, digital experiences, content marketing, public relations, social media and digital marketing.
Media Contact: Marc Cowlin, 415-494-7440 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Stoltz Marketing Group
Stoltz Marketing Group is a Boise, Idaho-based full-service marketing agency with a newly established presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, with clients across the U.S. in a variety of business industries that include financial, B2B, insurance, outdoor recreation, consumer packaged goods, education and technology.