NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) -  Essence (, a leading digital agency, today announced the appointment of Brian Krick to the position of Head of Search and Biddable, North America, effective immediately. Krick will report to Alan Smith, Head of Media, North America.

In the new position, Krick will oversee search strategy across North America and will scale search operations across Essence to promote operational excellence. In addition Krick will be responsible for building on the strong biddable foundations already established at Essence, further developing a well-rounded, expert team of personnel, who manage activity across auction-based media, search, demand side platforms and biddable social inventory. Biddable captures an ever increasing share of Essence's spend, and Krick will be focused on increasing the scale of the team and delivering advances in strategy.

"Brian has a proven track record of leading and implementing initiatives designed to improve the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of search and creatively applying it for the world's leading brands for more than a decade," said Smith. "We are thrilled to welcome him to the North American management team."

Krick's new position ends his 13 year tenure at digital agency Razorfish, a Publicis Groupe company, where he most recently held the position of Senior Director, SEM Operations. During his time at Razorfish, he managed search strategy for all of the agency's clients and worked with brands such as Carnival Cruise Lines, and Johnson & Johnson. In addition, Krick was responsible for synergy and consistency of search campaigns across the company's US regions and offices.

"Essence has an incredible global team, with a tremendous reputation for results-based programs and industry-leading analytics platforms," said Krick. "I am thrilled to be embarking on a new adventure with an unmatched collection of digital minds."

About Essence

Essence is a digital agency based in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Singapore that delivers strategy, media, creative, and social solutions globally. They are the digital agency of record for sophisticated clients such as eBay, Expedia and Google, clients that are at the leading edge of the digital marketplace. It's their unique challenges that inspire Essence to go beyond traditional marketing approaches, mixing cutting-edge technology (often their own) with shrewd business brains and inventive creativity. For more information please visit

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