Solution Provider News: January 2016

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Solution Provider News: January 2016

By Tim Binder - 12/15/2015

The Mars Agency Promotes Rivenburgh

The Mars Agency, a shopper marketing agency based in Southfield, Michigan, has promoted Rob Rivenburgh from chief operating officer to the newly created position of chief executive officer, North America. Rivenburgh joined Mars in 2002 as leader of its Retail Marketing Group. He had been marketing director at Diageo and also worked at Nestle USA for 14 years. “To say Rob is well-respected by everyone who has the opportunity to work with him is an understatement,” Ken Barnett, global CEO of The Mars Agency, said in a news release. “It’s rare to find such a combination of expertise, passion and willingness to lift others as well as make them better professionals.”

West Coast POP Show Winners

A.R.E./POPAI announced the winners of its West Coast POP Show awards on Sept. 30 in San Francisco. Here are the gold winners by category as well as the overall winners.

Counter Display Permanent: Nest in Line, produced by Rapid Displays for Nest Labs.

Counter Display Non-Permanent: LG Tablet Counter Holder, produced by Bay Cities for Boost Mobile.

End Aisle Display Permanent: Skullcandy InYoFace Experience, produced by Felbro Displays for Skullcandy.

End Aisle Display Non-Permanent: Viniq 3D Lenticular Pole Topper, produced by Baer Enterprises Inc. for E&J Gallo Winery.

Floorstand Permanent: Jim Beam Apple Barrel, produced by Bish Creative Display for Beam Suntory.

Floorstand Non-Permanent: Menage a Trois Balloon Display, produced by Packaging Arts in collaboration with Jerry Bracia for Menage a Trois.

Interactive/Lighted/Motion Display: IQ Air Filter Demo Display, produced by Simply Displays for IQ Air.

Signage Dimensional: Svedka Pole Topper, produced by Innomark Communications for IMS/Constellation Brands.

Signage Non-Dimensional: Primary Signage, produced by The Graphic Source for Cost Plus World Market.

Point of Sale: FCA 414779 Camarena Carton Rider, produced by Imperial – A Visual Communications Company for E&J Gallo Winery.

For 2-Dimensional: Benefit Brow Bar, produced by Rapid Displays for Benefit Cosmetics.

Specialty Packaging: Weeds Collector Edition Gift Pack, produced by Rapid Displays for Lionsgate Entertainment.

Best Original Artwork: FCA 414779 Camarena Carton Rider, produced by Imperial – A Visual Communications Company for E&J Gallo Winery.

Best Original Photography: Spicy!, produced by The Graphic Source for Williams-Sonoma.

Best Structural Design: Ocean Vodka Floorstand, produced by Southern Imperial Inc. for Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC.

Best of Show: Ocean Vodka Floorstand, produced by Southern Imperial Inc. for Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC.

People’s Choice: Barefoot Surfboard Bin, Produced by Baer Enterprises Inc. for E&J Gallo Winery.

Personnel Appointments

Sutherland Packaging, Andover, New Jersey

The producer of corrugated point-of-purchase displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores has hired sales executive Jason C. Owens to cover territory from Massachusetts to Chicago.

Frank Mayer and Associates, Grafton, Wisconsin

The in-store merchandising solutions firm has appointed Graeme Bradley as an account executive to its West Coast office.

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