Southern California marketing firm Hooray Agency has expanded its leadership across the creative, account and marketing teams.
Eric Stein has been elevated to chief creative officer, Randy Stuck has been named executive vice president and Katelyn Raman has taken on the role of vice president, marketing.
“Our incredible talent is what’s allowed Hooray Agency to thrive and grow, despite industry-wide challenges,” Hooray Agency CEO Steven Seghers, said in a statement. “As we look to our next chapter, Eric, Randy and Katelyn bring an unparalleled set of skills and deep understanding of the hospitality and travel space that will allow us to grow and innovate. With these leaders at the helm, Hooray Agency will be impossible to ignore.”
Formerly a creative director at Hooray, Stein will oversee all creative work for the agency’s roster of clients including Resorts World Las Vegas, Starwood, Hyatt, Montage Hotels & Resorts and Salamander Hotels & Resorts. Prior to Hooray, he served as CCO of Neu Citizen and has held positions at DDB Chicago, Big Block Industry and Witness LLC Branding.
Prior to his executive vice president role, Stuck led Hooray’s account services and marketing efforts for over a decade, having launched its international search engine marketing campaigns for Preferred Hotel Group, Historic Hotels Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Hawaii, Commune Hotels & Resorts, Broughton Hotels & Resorts and Salamander Hotels & Resorts. In his new position, he will implement marketing initiatives to drive revenue, build localization efforts, improve local and global search engine optimization results, integrated social media strategies, and provide integrated analytics packages.
Raman will oversee all of Hooray’s marketing efforts, including the social media department for the agency. Raman also consults on marketing strategy across a variety of Hooray’s roster of clients. She was previously director of marketing for the agency and prior to joining Hooray, Raman worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
The Hooray Agency was recently named AOR of Balboa Bay Resorts and The Guild Hotel, and entered a partnership with Resorts World Las Vegas.