Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice representing high-profile talent in the sports and entertainment industry. Octagon has just announced several promotions in their Corporate Consulting and Events & Hospitality divisions:
Bo Heiner as Vice President: The Atlanta native’s top responsibilities include overseeing The Home Depot, Equifax, Talen Energy, and Sony Action Cam accounts. The Home Depot’s partnership with ESPN College GameDay is included for a man who specializes in sponsorships for his clients.
Matt Murphy as Vice President: Matt is now in his 11th year with the company where he has made a large impact with sponsorship, consulting, activation, and mobile tour management. Matt’s current client list includes Autism Speaks, Susan G. Komen, MasterCard, NBTY, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Mongoose Bicycles.
Erick Teach as Vice President: Erick Teach is also an 11 year veteran with Octagon. Erick’s client list includes Nextel, The Home Depot, Boost Mobile, and Sprint. Living in Atlanta, Erick oversees local and regional sponsorships as well as soccer sponsorships for Sprint.
Tiffany Grame as Group Director: Tiffany is in her 6th year with Octagon where she currently oversees Hospitality strategy and execution efforts for clients such as AB In Bev, Delta, and MasterCard. Tiffany has also worked on client programs including the Ace Championship, hospitality services for the CA Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, Accenture Match play and HSBC Championships.
Jared Kirschner as Group Director: Jared oversees the sports marketing and activation strategy for all Home Depot partnerships, grand openings, and in-store events. Living in Atlanta, Kirschner also is involved in managing relationships with the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the College Football Hall of Fame.
Lindsay Wynalek as Group Director: In support of Octagon client Harman/JBL, Lindsay oversees all facets of the brand’s NBA partnership including: content, research, hospitality, player and team relationships. Lindsay also directed a product integration effort during the JBL Entertainment Series at the last NBA All Star Game. In addition, she recently implemented a branded content series featuring off-the-court stories of 2015 NBA draftees on Harman’s digital channels.
Earlier this year, Octagon received SportsBusiness Journal’s Sports Business Award for Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services, marking the third time the agency has won the award.