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Feb. 24, 2020
NASHVILLE, Feb. 24, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- EPIC Agency announces key staff additions enabling the marketing and public relations firm to increase both the breadth and depth of services to clientele in the publishing, film and nonprofit sectors.
Molly Erickson, formerly of Marlin Network (an Advantage Solutions Marketing Partner), the seventh-largest ad agency in the U.S., has joined the EPIC team as Integrated Marketing Director. Erickson obtained a Master's in Nonprofit Communication from Drury University and spent six years working for an international humanitarian relief organization prior to her time at Marlin Network. At EPIC, Molly will oversee the firm's digital initiatives including social media, integrative marketing and web development.
Jana Burson, most recently a literary agent with the Christopher Ferebee Agency, has joined the EPIC team as Vice President of Client Services. Formerly an Acquisitions Editor for the Hachette Book Group, as well as Publicity Director, Burson brings 17 years of top tier publishing experience and an extensive roster of connections throughout the industry. Burson will develop strategy, assist in business development and further equip the team to continue delivering excellent results. She will also continue to serve her existing literary clients.
Erickson and Burson join EPIC's existing team of nine seasoned specialists who have experience working with such diverse brand names as PepsiCo, Tyson, NFL Alumni, the University of Alabama, LifeWay, Penguin Random House, Sony, and Simon & Schuster to name a few. Members of the team hail from esteemed publishers, nonprofits, parachurch organizations and other respected agencies.
Helmed by publishing, film and publicity veteran Jennifer Willingham, who serves as CEO, and nonprofit and operations executive Jeff Roman, who serves as President, EPIC executes integrative marketing strategies known for creating box-office hits, bestselling books, record-setting events and effective social and donor marketing campaigns. The team has served clients such as Lionsgate, North American Mission Board, NBC/Universal, Provident, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, TBN, Capital Christian Music, Orange County Rescue Mission, Convoy of Hope, All Things Possible, Dayspring and many others. Willingham and Roman founded EPIC in 2019 following a departure from ICON Media Group, where they were partners.
"Our team has more than 100 years of experience reaching consumers on behalf of brands, corporations and personalities," said Willingham. "We have deep roots in publishing, with members of our team having served in-house for 7 major publishing houses with backgrounds ranging from Associate Publisher, Acquisitions Editor, Marketing VP, Director of Publicity to Publicist. We understand what a content creator wants from a partner and we've built a team to meet a range of needs across the marketing and publicity spectrum."
EPIC has become the premier agency serving the faith and family market with team members leading past publicity efforts for record-setting films such as GOD'S NOT DEAD, WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER and 2018's smash hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE plus more than 50 New York Times best-sellers along with events that have entertained and uplifted millions of people.
The Nashville-based firm is currently overseeing faith publicity for the Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company release I STILL BELIEVE, slated to open March 13, starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise and Shania Twain.
Other current clients include Nelson Books, W Publishing Group, Harvest House Publishers, Forefront Books and a roster of other entertainment, literary and nonprofit clients.
About EPIC Agency LLC:
Combining best-in-class experience in marketing, public relations, media relations, design, events, strategy and all-things-digital into one team, EPIC is a one-stop shop with the goal of making integrative marketing accessible to purpose-driven clients everywhere. We identify goals, solve challenges and produce results across a wide range of industries by delivering connection, creation, innovation and growth. Visit EPIC.inc to learn more.
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CONTACT: Jessica Brown, 404-545-8944, jessica@EPIC.inc