At Momentum we find excitement in co-creating compelling, effective brand experiences for clients, and in his role at the agency Graham Nolan’s responsibility is to make the Momentum brand just as engaging for a variety of audiences. His NY-based role – reporting to EVP/ Regional Director, NA Regional Donnalyn Smith – is a new one for the agency’s NA operations, in which he collaborates across all offices and the larger network to help manage and improve external and internal communications. His responsibilities include: corporate public relations leadership; industry organization and event presence; content generation and publishing to represent brand Momentum; augmentation of internal comms resources and processes; supporting awards submissions; running the NA social media presence; reputation crisis management; and beyond. Basically, Graham helps make sure that the story of Momentum is a positive one across all audiences, including the press, existing clients, prospective clients, our own employees and the industry at large.
Joining from 10+ years at media agency Starcom USA, he has extensive experience shaping and defining agency brands. He worked primarily in Starcom’s Chicago headquarters and more recently their Los Angeles and New York offices to help the agency win accolades including multiple Agency of the Year victories from Advertising Age and Media magazine. He also built contacts across business press, marketing trades and industry organizations. Internally, he also helped lead the roll-out of the agency’s brand proposition and directed agency-wide meetings and discussion forums.
He also worked beyond his day-to-day on cultural initiatives including a diversity council, an idea grant program and pro bono work.
A 2001 Ohio University graduate majoring in advertising management, Graham lived in Chicago for nine years at the start of his career, which also included time at Leo Burnett. He moved to New York on July 4 of last year, and is jumping into the stand-up comedy scene following performances with the Second City conservatory in Chicago. Beyond that, he’s trying to find a volleyball league and the city’s best karaoke bars.