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ANN BILLOCK, PARTNER

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A founding principal of Ark Advisors, Ann has a wealth of marketing experience. She has served as a senior executive for both national advertisers and agencies and — for the past 18 years — as a management consultant.

Before founding Ark Advisors, Ann spent nearly a decade at two of the nation’s leading consultancies where she advised clients on agency sourcing, selection, compensation, and relationship management. She is a frequent panelist and industry contributor.

Ann began her consulting career at The Weston Group, a well-regarded general marketing management consultancy. Prior to her consulting, Ann spent over a decade in senior account management and business development roles at leading agencies including BBDO, J.Walter Thompson, Hill Holliday, and Wunderman Worldwide. Ann’s client-side experience includes brand management positions at Kraft (General Foods) and direct marketing management at CBS Publications.

Ann attended Brown University, received her BA from Barnard College and has an MBA with high honors in Marketing from Boston University Graduate School of Management.

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KEN ROBINSON, PARTNER

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Ken is a founding principal of Ark Advisors, backed by over two decades of global marketing experience. Before founding Ark Advisors, Ken spent five years at a consulting firm that advises clients on agency sourcing, selection, compensation, and relationship management.

Ken has worked on all sides of the industry — as a management consultant, a client-side marketer, and in senior media and business development roles at agencies including FutureBrand, LDA and Ogilvy & Mather. His career includes posts in New York, Los Angeles, London and Western Australia.

An active member of the international marketing community, Ken has served for many years as an EFFIE Awards judge and he is a frequent industry contributor and speaker.

Ken received his BA from Boston University. He also earned Advertising & Marketing Certification from Cavendish College in London and was a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

 

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