Konnect Agency, a dynamic full-service communications firm with offices across the country, and one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2019, has welcomed Ross Garner to lead its expanding New York office. Garner has been hired as an Associate Vice President to add to Konnect Agency’s ever-growing leadership team following continuous double-digit growth year over year.
Garner brings nearly a decade of public relations and branding experience to Konnect Agency. Prior to joining Konnect Agency, Garner served as the Chief Operating Officer at Media Maison, a New York-based public relations and marketing firm. He has worked with countless brands in the family, lifestyle, beauty, and celebrity-product categories.
Garner is bringing with him extensive knowledge of strategic business development and first-rate client relations. It was his extensive work and knowledge amongst toy brands that led him to cofound Theatric Toys, a line of dress-up costumes for kids, which was sold nationwide at Target, Toys “R” Us and Saks Fifth Avenue. Theatric Toys received numerous accolades including the coveted “Best Toy” award from Good Housekeeping.
“Ross’ expertise in both agency operations and as the founder of his own product company provides an indispensable perspective that will reinforce to clients that we can speak to their growing needs,” said Konnect Agency CEO Sabina Gault. “With Konnect’s continuous growth, Ross was an ideal fit to lead our burgeoning east coast team and his strategic mindset and know-how will be instrumental to our overall success.”
As Konnect Agency’s new Associate Vice President, Garner will lead the firm’s New York office and bolster the company’s offerings to their consumer lifestyle clients. He will play an integral role in Konnect Agency’s executive team with new business development and lead several of the firm’s existing accounts.