THUNDER FACTORY ACCELERATES GROWTH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Bay Area-based Integrated Marketing Firm Sets Up Shop in Los
Angeles, Expands Team Roster With Notable Marketing Communications
San Francisco Bay Area (August 23, 2004)
- THUNDER FACTORY, one of the nation’s fastest growing
integrated marketing services firms, today announced the opening
of its new Los Angeles office and the addition of a marketing veteran
to its growing national team. The firm recently established a full
service office in Los Angeles, and hired Lisa Larroque as Vice President.
“We view Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region
as lynchpins to our growth strategy,” said Patrick U. Di Chiro,
Chairman and CEO of THUNDER FACTORY. “Our plan to capitalize
on the expanding marketing opportunities in the region is to continue
hiring integrated marketing standouts like Lisa Larroque. Lisa is
a huge asset to our clients and our firm. She will play a significant
role in strengthening THUNDER FACTORY’s growing position as
a marketing industry leader in California and beyond.”
THUNDER FACTORY’s new Los Angeles office, headed by Executive
Vice President and Managing Director, Eric Granof, is located in
Woodland Hills, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The office
will serve as the nucleus for the company’s current and future
Southern California clients.
“This is a very exciting time for the company,” said
Granof. “We have experienced an enormous growth period during
the past year, and this is just the beginning of great things for
THUNDER FACTORY in Los Angeles.”
Lisa Larroque comes to THUNDER FACTORY with more than 10 years of
experience as a marketing and business consultant. She has extensive
experience in online and integrated marketing, partnership marketing,
strategic communications, CRM and change management. Formerly, Larroque
managed online and partner alliance marketing at E*TRADE Group.
She was also a consultant at E&Y/Cap Gemini and Accenture.
About THUNDER FACTORY
THUNDER FACTORY was founded in 2000 to fill a void among marketing
firms by delivering strategic, integrated marketing services with
a single-minded focus on helping clients close sales and drive revenues.
The firm provides a full range of marketing services in four key
areas: strategy, communications (including advertising, public relations,
web development and direct/online), partnerships and technology.
Clients range from Fortune-50 corporations to mid-sized, pre-IPO
companies, and cover a variety of categories, from financial services
to consumer brands, healthcare, technology and higher education.
Clients include Ameritrade, AT&T Wireless, Fleetwood RV, McKesson
Corp., Cabela’s, San José State University and ZANTAZ.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, THUNDER FACTORY also
has offices in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as affiliates
in London, Omaha and Phoenix. For more information, visit www.thunderfactory.com.