Doner Welcomes Senior Hires In Wake of New McDonald’s Business

By Erik Oster Comment

Doner expanded its roster with a series of new senior hires in the wake of the agency picking up business as part of McDonald’s consolidation of its retail and local marketing partners.

The consolidation saw McDonald’s shrink its roster of agencies it partners with on local advertising from 58 to 7. According to a press release, Doner “was assigned nearly 1,000 local partners” as part of that consolidation, with the first work from the agency expected in the coming months.

As a result of the new business, the agency welcomed four senior hires across multiple offices.

Andrew Lamar (pictured right) joins Doner as multicultural strategist, working across the agency’s client roster. He arrives following 12 years with LimeGreen Moroch in Atlanta, where he most recently served as an account supervisor and strategist, overseeing multicultural marketing for clients including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, BeamSuntory and Western Union.

Mike Ensroth (pictured top, middle) rejoins Doner as executive vice president, brand leader out of the agency’s Detroit headquarters. He returns to Doner following around three years as senior vice president, brand leader for MDC sister agency Assembly. Ensroth previously spent 16 years with Doner, leading the Arby’s account.

Vice president, brand leader Amy Murrin (pictured top, right) joins Doner from Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising in Louisville, Kentucky. Murrin spent over 15 years at Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising, most recently serving as vice president, strategic planning. While with the agency she was tasked with developing integrated multi-year marketing strategies and advertising execution across a number of regional McDonald’s co-ops.

James Brown (pictured top, left) joins Doner’s Atlanta office as brand leader on McDonald’s Georgia co-op. He arrives at the agency from Moroch Partners in Atlanta, where he spent the past four years and most recently served as a senior account supervisor on McDonald’s. His prior experience includes stints at Zizzo Group Marketing, Thirsty Boy and Gyro New York.