Foley to Direct Brann’s Visa Account

SAN FRANCISCO Brann Worldwide has hired John P. Foley as vice president and account director, leading the firm’s Visa USA account.

Foley, 43, previously worked as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and technology startups. Prior to that, he led marketing programs for Visa at Frankel here. He has 20 years of brand marketing experience.

His position is a newly created one, said Kelly McDonald, senior vice president and director of client services at the San Francisco shop. The intent was to provide a better match for the client’s needs. “We really wanted to show our commitment to the business by adding this senior-level position,” McDonald said.

Visa USA is one the direct marketing agency’s oldest accounts. Brann is a member of Havas-owned Arnold Worldwide Partners Network.

Separately, Brann moved its San Francisco office to the site of the former San Francisco Press Club at 555 Post St.