Agency and marketing veteran Jay Owen joins Oliver as president

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Owen Takes on role as company experiences massive surge in business

Owen Takes on role as company experiences massive surge in business

Oliver, the world’s leading in-housing company, has announced the addition of Jay Owen in the role of president, Canada. This move is expected to accelerate the rapid expansion of Oliver’s capabilities. Owen brings decades of expertise in building and leading creative agencies and brands bringing together integrated agency teams, from strategy and design to digital, media, data, and advertising. Owen will focus on managing and growing Oliver’s unique in-housing model that combines marketing expertise and brandtech services.

“Having worked with a number of agencies over the years - the Oliver model is quite unique in our industry. Running one of our marquis accounts in the region I have come to realize that every Oliver team member, is keenly focused on technology-driven marketing, creative excellence, and transparent partnerships. Oliver’s model is centered on leveraging world-class talent and technology to understand distinct corporate cultures, create super-charged marketing ecosystems, and drive commerce at an unprecedented scale.”

For over 30 years, Jay has worked in advertising, marketing and business management for significant brands in North America and around the world – such as - Direct Energy, Volvo Cars, Mercedes-Benz and Harley Davidson – to name a few. That experience and exposure have grounded Jay in how he manages an organization, its people, and its opportunities going forward.

“Jay has an industry-wide reputation as a strategic marketer who has led agency relationships with that same approach and since joining us in 2022 Jay has proven to be an incredibly valuable client partner and leader of our people in the region. said Peter Kuhn, CEO Oliver, North America. “We are thrilled to welcome Jay to the Leadership team. His expertize will be key in helping us shape the next stage of growth for the company in the region.”

Oliver is part of You & Mr Jones, the world’s first brandtech group founded by David Jones, former global CEO of Havas and founding member of the Facebook Client Council. The group brings together bespoke systems, solutions, and teams, inside the best brands in the world. Brands partnering with Oliver in Canada and America to develop in-house capability include Unilever, Manulife,Westjet, Swoop, ATB, 7-11, adidas, Bayer Consumer Health, and Molson Coors. Established in 2004, Oliver has helped deliver business growth, fame, and purpose to over 300 clients in 46 countries. Recently it was ranked Content Agency of the Year by Drum Magazine.