G2 Names Partners

G2, Grey’s brand and design consultancy in New York, has hired Jerry Blanton and Deirdre McMennamin as partners. Blanton, 37, has worked on accounts such as JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Visa, Samsung and Apple Computers at agencies including Interpublic Group’s McCann-Erickson in Tokyo, marchFirst in New York and San Francisco, and SBi in New York. McMennamin, 34, has accrued retail experience on accounts such as Ethan Allen, Express Stores, Bath & Body Works, Ann Taylor and Coach during her years at New York-based brand consultancies desgrippes gobe group, Xceed and Ultra 16. Blanton and McMennamin report to G2 president Steven Gilliatt.