February 2, 2012

Hydrogen Celebrates The New Year by Adding Key Staff

Building upon growing optimism within the U.S. economy, Hydrogen Advertising of Seattle is experiencing a boom in its business and bottom line. A significant increase in advertising assignments has necessitated the bolstering of the agency’s staff, with two new employees joining the firm in January.

Scott Schmehl, Senior Art Director
Scott joins Hydrogen as senior art director, reporting to Tom Scherer, vice president and executive creative director, and participating in all aspects of the agency’s development of creative products. Scott has worked with a wide range of clients—from start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations—including T-Mobile, Starbucks, Microsoft and McDonald’s. In addition to receiving his communication arts/design degree from Northern Illinois University, he studied at Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, a renowned institution for advanced training in graphic design, advertising, photography and industrial design.

Lauren Meadows-Rose, Media Manager
An experienced media planning and buying professional, Lauren will manage media purchases for agency clients and will report to Deborah Taylor, vice president and director of account management. Lauren’s experience includes day-to-day media responsibilities at local agencies Copacino + Fujikado, OMD and LCI, working with brand powerhouses including Seattle Children’s Hospital, Washington Mutual and McDonald’s. A graduate of Washington State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on advertising.

“It’s been an exhilarating start to 2012, with significant positive momentum resulting from a lot of planning and hard work throughout the course of last year,” said Rick Peterson, president, Hydrogen Advertising. “This year, our clients are asking us to partner with them on an increasing number of campaigns and in more sophisticated ways, allowing us to add some new members to the team.”