Source: Genuine Interactive

Genuine Promotes Maris Hanson to SVP/Chief of Staff

Hanson to Spearhead Agency Operations and Advance Strategic Objectives

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2015) - Genuine, the digital agency distinguished by its "invent together," user-first approach, today announced it has promoted Maris Hanson to SVP/Chief of Staff. Since joining Genuine as VP of Talent in 2011, Hanson has helped grow Genuine's talent pool by more than 100 percent while also assuming responsibility for agency operations and a significant role in agency strategy.

"Maris' role at Genuine has evolved from pure talent to also include agency operations and strategy, and we're delighted to formally recognize her leadership with this new position," said John Grayson, President of Genuine. "Her passion for the people of Genuine is matched only by her passion for our business, and we look forward to her continued contributions."

As SVP/Chief of Staff, Hanson is now responsible for HR, Operations, Agency Health and Culture. She has played a major role in securing Genuine's spot as one of Massachusetts' top places to work as recognized by awards from the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and BostInno. Prior to joining Genuine, Hanson helped develop talent and culture for a wide range of traditional and digital agencies and companies, including Isobar, MathWorks and J. Jill. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Rhode Island. 

An award-winning digital agency, Genuine drives extraordinary results for its clients by connecting experts from all disciplines -- strategy, media, UX, design, and technology -- to create experiences that are remarkable and truly valuable. Fueled by the belief that to invent better we must invent together, Genuine closely collaborates with clients to develop meaningful and relevant experiences that are uniquely designed for their customers. Client work features innovative elements and the capability to evolve in real time as needed, shattering the divide between traditional and digital marketing.

Since Genuine's founding in 2005, the company has invented and launched digital experiences for some of the world's most innovative brands. A member of the IPG group of companies, Genuine's reach extends to serving brands around the world, including Novartis, Akamai, Red Hat and Lysol. Our mantra, "Invent Together," keeps the agency true to its core values and fosters a collective determination to create the best user-driven, digital-first experiences that challenge and lead industry categories. Offices are located in Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Visit us at

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