McCann’s Bill McEllen heads to Fingerpaint Marketing

Creative agency Fingerpaint Marketing has hired Bill McEllen to lead its New York office headquartered in Saratoga Springs.

McEllen most recently served as president of healthcare communications shop McCann Torre Lazur. He joined McCann Torre Lazur in 2003 as vice president-management supervisor.

In his new role, he will oversee Fingerpaint’s global expansion while driving new client growth. Aside from its New York shops located in Saratoga Springs and Albany, the agency also has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Of his new role, McEllen commented: "I am excited to be part of the Fingerpaint team. The independent spirit, and culture of uncommon collaboration, make it a truly unique offering for our clients and employees."

Fingerpaint has worked with companies including Alimera Sciences, Finish Line and boarding school Emma Willard.

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Minda Smiley is a reporter at The Drum covering creativity and advertising. Based in Philadelphia, she primarily covers independent agencies and B2B marketing. She also oversees The Drum’s “Independent Influence,” a weekly series that spotlights the work, perspectives and inspirations behind independent agencies. During her time at The Drum, she has covered industry events including SXSW, ANA Masters of Marketing, 4A’s Transformation and C2 Montréal. She is a graduate of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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