11 Hard-Earned Promotions Across Brand, Creative, Design, Media, People, and Production

Amanda Cosindas | Sep. 29 2021

In the words of NBA Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” 
 
At The Many, our team has been excelling by constantly challenging comfortable to create the best work and achieve progress for our clients. And while every single member of this team plays a key role in moving our world forward, now is an opportunity to recognize a group of individuals who continue to make us all strong.
 
From the recent launch of eBay’s new content series Old School Meets New School to The Bouqs Co. selecting The Many as it’s new integrated agency of record, in addition to building new programs to support our team and culture, everyone has played a part in the continued success we’ve been experiencing. But for the 11 special people you are about to meet, the fruit of their labor has resulted in a promotion!
 
Join us in celebrating these 11 incredible individuals and enjoy a fun Q&A below to learn about what makes them exceptional and what they’re up to at The Many. We appreciate you all.


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Amy Woo, from Senior Designer to Associate Design Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Just a little bit under a year at 10 months.
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? The people at The Many are the foundation of this company and I’m truly grateful to be at a place where I feel appreciated and respected.
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? I’m incredibly proud of our talented design team and I look forward to continuing to craft engaging, thoughtful work alongside everyone. Moreover, I look forward to mentoring and fostering growth in each of their individual journeys.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? No better way to celebrate than a 10pc chicken nuggies w/ large fries.

Ashley Milhollin, from Associate Creative Director to Creative Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Two years and some change 
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many?  The people, all of them 
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? Be the person I needed when I was a younger creative (and reflect the people who were those people to me!)
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? A sick charcuterie board and red wine. Charcuterie because it’s a mix of different, delicious things and flavors that always add up to be a sum greater than its parts. And wine because. That’s it, just because. 

Georgiana Cocieru, from Digital Analytics Specialist to Senior Digital Analytics Specialist.
 
How long have you been at The Many? 11 months (I’ve been growing in this role along with my now 14-month old baby).
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many?  I’m grateful for all the people that make up The Many team. Not only are they extremely good at what they do and inspire everyone around with their excellent work and work ethic, but they are also genuinely good, kind people. I keep learning from them every single day.
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? I look forward to finding better ways to support the team in extracting meaningful insights from data and continuing to push forward the importance of data in any decision-making.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? It’ll have to be a fancy seafood dish!

 
Johanna Penry, from People Experience Specialist to People Experience Manager.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Six months.
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? I love that The Many has really invested in a kickass people team. We’ve grown from an army of one to a squad of 10 in less than a year. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished in that short period of time, and everyday we’re becoming the best agency at developing our people.
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? This role is all about ensuring that people feel like their authentic selves at The Many. There’s a lot of operational and strategic work that goes into that goal, but it’s all about a holistic outcome where people just love being a part of The Many.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? I’m going to have to go with a Friendsgiving Potluck vibe here! I know that’s more than one dish, but I’m hungry…

John Paul Brantly, from Designer to Senior Designer.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Approaching three years.
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? We put people first.
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? The chance to learn something new.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? Homemade Lasagne. It takes a lot of hard work, time, and dedication, but the pay off is so epic that you will need to take a nap afterwards.

Justice McCree, from Digital Specialist to Senior Digital Specialist.
 
How long have you been at The Many? It will be two years in January.
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? I am grateful that The Many has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests, supporting my transition from a more traditional media planning role into digital activation. 
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? The opportunity to continue to build out our digital team.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? It’s gotta be a nice Surf ‘N’ Turf combo, we’ll go with a Porterhouse Steak + Blackened Shrimp, with a side of mashed potatoes & mac’ n cheese.

Kim Vorse, from Producer to Senior Producer.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Nearly seven years, which is legitimately the amount of time it takes to become a whole new person on a cellular level. 
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? All of my amazing co-workers, some of whom are lifelong friends of mine. Additionally, I have had a very sideways growth into this role, and that would never have happened without a community of talented, driven, and kind individuals who have consistently provided me with the space and inspiration to grow into it. 
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? The ability to mentor others and provide a platform for their elevation. 
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? Taco Tuesday, because in COVID it’s always Tuesday, but tacos make everything better.

Kylie Wu, from Senior Brand Director to Group Brand Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Over six and a half years! (What is time?)
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? The people. Throughout all of the exciting changes that the agency has seen over the years, one of the consistent highlights has been our ability to find incredible humans who are not only talented, intelligent and great at their jobs, but who are also genuinely good people that happen to have the best Slack chat and GIF game. We keep each other laughing and feeling supported through even the toughest of days, and that is something I am endlessly grateful for. 
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? Fostering the growth of my brand team and seeing them succeed in their roles.   
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? Mastro’s butter cake. If you know, you know.  

Madeline Gali, from Project Manager to Senior Project Manager.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Two years. 
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? My amazing mentors and friends. Everyone has a voice at this agency. If you are up for the challenge, you can dive in. I have had so many growth opportunities here and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the mentorship and open mindedness of everyone around me.  
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? I am looking forward to continuing to implement processes across my accounts and mentor and onboard new team members. I am looking forward to giving those I mentor the same opportunities that helped me grow in my career. 
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? Going to go with a celebratory drink here: a spicy margarita. 

McKenna Petri, from Senior Media Planner to Media Supervisor.
 
How long have you been at The Many? Two years! 
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? The people! I feel truly supported by the people around me. Everyone has such a passion to create great work and create an incredible culture, which makes this an incredible place to grow, learn and work.
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? I am excited to continue to help improve processes across our growing department and train new members of the team.
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? It’s a celebratory moment, so I have to go for something I don’t eat too often. Grass-fed NY Strip with roasted potatoes and mushrooms with a Cab Sav (my fave restaurant meal), or Annie’s Mac and Cheese (my fave home-cooked, non-healthy food).

Tori Matthews, from Brand Director to Senior Brand Director.
 
How long have you been at The Many? A little over a year.
 
What is one thing you’re most grateful for about The Many? The people! The Many is a happy place with an incredible culture. It’s an amazing thing to have co-workers who feel like friends 🙂
 
What are you most excited to accomplish in this new role? Developing stronger client relationships and building out a strong brand team. 
 
What food dish best describes how you feel about your promotion? That Salt and Straw waffle cone! Don’t even need the ice cream, just give me that waffle cone!

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