Trevor O’Brien promoted to creative technology director
Scott McCall and Christin Prince join O’Brien as creative technologists, ensuring superior integration of creativity and technology
On the heels of launching its acclaimed cross-device, touch-enabled website, mckinney.com, McKinney announced three promotions today that further establish its leadership in digital, social and integrated communications.
Trevor O’Brien has been promoted to creative technology director. Joining him are new creative technologists Christin Prince and Scott McCall.
“I am very happy to make these promotions official, standardizing a strength that’s netted McKinney top honors on behalf of our clients at the industry’s most acclaimed awards, including MIXX, OMMA and FWA,” said Jonathan Cude, chief creative officer. “This formidable team of innovators, led by Trevor, will deliver ideas powered by leading-edge technology.”
Joining McKinney in 2008 as interactive technology director, Trevor provided fresh, innovative technology solutions for the agency and its clients. In addition to implementing a dynamic platform for Qwest Communications campaigns, he also helped create bold new microsites at sherwin-williams.com and aprica.com. Most recently, Trevor led a small, agile team to create the new mckinney.com, a site optimized for mobile touch screens that became the first to win both Mobile Site of the Day and Site of the Day honors at FWA. He was named creative technology director in December of 2010. Trevor is a computer science graduate of the London University of Greenwich.
Christin Prince first joined McKinney in 2001 as a media planner and moved into interactive strategy when she demonstrated a passion and unique skill for understanding both consumer and business needs when creating, executing and positioning interactive campaigns. She managed online media planning and execution for Audi of America, the Nasdaq Stock Market, Qwest Communications, Polaris Industries and Sony Electronics. Prince was also one of the primary team members involved in crafting and executing McKinney’s double Effie- and Cannes Lion-winning campaign Art of the Heist. After later positions at both Flavorpill in New York and Yahoo!, she returned to McKinney in 2008 as interactive strategist on EAS and Qwest Communications where her insights helped Protect Ur Rep, Qwest’s online, in-game campaign, earn two OMMA Awards for creative excellence in digital media. A native of North Carolina, Prince is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Scott McCall joined McKinney as interactive strategist in late 2009 just in time for Nationwide Insurance’s The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World digital campaign, a 2010 MIXX Awards winner for Digital Integration. Since then, Scott has worked on Sherwin-Williams and Travelocity and was the interactive strategy lead for the rebuild of mckinney.com. Prior to McKinney, Scott cut his digital teeth at Newfangled Web Factory, solving problems by putting the user and great content first. He learned the client side of digital as a Web content and community manager at Performance Bike. Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.