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Award-winning Time Inc. veteran Chris Hoke joins Markstein as executive creative director

Markstein is pleased to announce that award-winning Time Inc. veteran Chris Hoke has joined its team as executive creative director. In this role, Hoke will lead Markstein’s full-service creative offering, including print, film, digital and experiential communications.

“Chris is an exceptional brand builder whose work exemplifies strategic rigor and creative vision,” said Eileen Markstein, managing director at Markstein. “We are committed to growing our team with the brightest talent, and are confident that Chris’ rich experience developing integrated creative solutions combined with his pulse on emerging channels and trends will deliver meaningful results for our clients.”

Hoke brings to Markstein more than 20 years of experience, including more than 10 years at Time Inc., during which he served as art director for Southern Living magazine, creative director for marketing and advertising on the Southern Living brand and finally as a creative director for Time Inc.’s corporate creative team. While at Time Inc., Hoke was awarded the 2012 Time Inc. Brilliance Award, named a Southern Living Marketer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and selected for the 2016 Time Inc. Chairman’s Club.

“I am thrilled to launch the next phase of my career at Markstein,” Hoke said. “Like the rest of the Markstein team, I believe that strong creative embodies more than visual allure, it also must achieve specific business objectives. I look forward to leading the agency’s creative practice with this shared vision.”

Throughout his career, Hoke has worked with brands including Wal-Mart, The Coca-Cola Company, The Ritz-Carlton, QVC, American Cancer Society and Tenet Healthcare. Hoke is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read more about Chris joining our team in the Birmingham Business Journal: Time Inc. veteran joins Markstein.

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Julie Wall named Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal

Julie Wall, vice president at Markstein, has been selected to join the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 class.

This accolade is considered to be one of the most highly regarded honors for young professionals in metro Birmingham.

Find more about this recognition here and learn why Julie was awarded this distinction here.

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