Golin Builds West Coast Creative Team with Appointment of Charlie Coney

By Erik Oster 

Back in February of 2016, IPG PR agency Golin expanded its creative offerings with the purchase of The Brooklyn Brothers, a creative agency with around 130 employees spread out across offices in the U.S., U.K. and Brazil. Now Golin is building on its West Coast creative team by appointing Charlie Coney to head up its creative operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco, reporting directly Golin chief creative and community officer Caroline Dettman.

“Not only is Charlie a bright, creative mind; he’s also an incredibly important member of our Golin leadership team,” Dettman said in a statement. “This move is yet another proof point of our commitment to provide our best and brightest talent with new and exciting opportunities. Charlie has done amazing things for our London office. And now he has the opportunity to bolster our creative chops in a very important market for us.”

“Charlie has a natural talent for building creative teams that drive business and has played a huge role in the development of our creative team and award-winning work over the past decade,” added Goling London managing director Bibi Hilton. “We are excited to continue building on that creative success under the new leadership of Gemma and Alex with an increased focus on integrated work that delivers real change for clients.”

Coney joined Golin London back in July of 2007 and formerly served as head of creative for the EMEA region, working with clients including Johnny Walker, Smirnoff, Dove, Magnum,Cadbury, Sainsbury’s and Great Western Railway. Prior to joining Golin he served a brief stint as group account director for Launch Group, following over a year and a half as consumer PR manager for eBay and four and a half years as account director for Red Consultancy in London.

“It’s been an amazing ten years working with the hugely talented team at Golin London,” Coney said in a statement. “If L.A. is even half as fun, award-winning and inspiring, I’ll be delighted. It’s a great time to make our West Coast region famous for inspiring work that delivers real change and I’m grateful to be part of it.”