Ingalls Veteran Joins Pro Media’s Senior Ranks




Don Carlin, Who Oversaw T.J. Maxx, Fills Account Service Vacancy
BOSTON–Ingalls Advertising has lost another account director. Don Carlin, who has worked at the agency for the past 12 years, last week joined Pro Media as senior vice president of account services.
Carlin will oversee the Staples, Amica Insurance and HomeGoods accounts, said Nancy Ryan, chief executive officer and president Pro Media in Natick, Mass. He will also will be involved in new business, she said.
Introduced by an executive search firm, Ryan described Carlin as possessing a hard-to-find blend of marketing and media know-how with client service attributes. “He’s aggressive, well rounded and he understands how to read and present a media plan.”
Carlin served as senior vice president and group account director at Ingalls, working on nearly every major account handled by the Boston shop, including Friendly, Ocean Spray Cranberries and The Boston Globe. Carlin most recently oversaw T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and A.J. Wright, which are all units of Framingham, Mass.-based retail giant TJX Cos.
Carlin is the second senior account service staffer to leave Ingalls in recent weeks. John Hurlbut, who served as senior vice president and management supervisor on the agency’s Citizens Financial Group account, is now vice president of marketing at Hasbro Interactive in Beverly, Mass.
The departures of Carlin and Hurlbut were not related to the recent arrival of Randy Browning
as senior vice president and director of account management [Adweek, June 1], according to Ingalls representative David Swaebe. Rather, both Hurlbut and Carlin found “great jobs” at other companies and simply chose to leave, Swaebe said.
Carlin has been replaced by vice president and account supervisor Jane Englert, who at one time oversaw the WellsPark Group and Filene’s Basement accounts at North Castle Partners’ Boston office. She most recently worked at Dolabany Communications Group in Newton, Mass., which now handles WellsPark, helping that client make the transition from North Castle.
A replacement for Hurlbut is being sought, Swaebe said.