Conjerti named new Quinlan creative director, Kirst as content marketing lead

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Quinlan is proud to announce the recent promotion of two key employees: Ben Kirst and Frank Conjerti.

Frank Conjerti: Creative Director

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Mr. Conjerti was previously Quinlan’s digital creative director. He now oversees all aspects of Quinlan’s creative work, including strategy, concepting and design.

“My role has grown from not just digitally focused, but overseeing creative work for all different mediums and working closely with the content and design teams,” Mr. Conjerti explains. “We all work together to make sure everything is on brand, on target, and innovative.”

Mr. Conjerti joined Quinlan as interactive developer in 2010. His creative work in video, animation and graphics has garnered the company local and national recognition from the Advertising Club of Buffalo, the TELLY Awards and the Marketing Communications Agency Network (MCAN), among others.

“Your work follows you for your entire career,” Mr. Conjerti says.  “You should be proud to show it off. I think we’ve done some excellent creative work over the past few years and are continuing to change the way clients and the community see Quinlan.”

Mr. Conjerti recently completed a stint as secretary for the Board of Directors of the Advertising Club of Buffalo. A Lockport, N.Y. native and graduate of the University at Buffalo, Mr. Conjerti currently resides in Tonawanda, N.Y. with his wife, Katie, and their daughter, Kennedy.

Ben Kirst: Director of Content Marketing

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As the new director of content marketing, Mr. Kirst leads a team of three writers and public relations professionals. He is responsible for all content marketing efforts for Quinlan and its clients.

“I am excited to take a more active role on the creative side and come up with strategies for clients,” Mr. Kirst says. “I want to continue creating award-winning work while delivering effective content marketing based on solid strategy, outstanding creative and a close eye on analytics.”

Mr. Kirst is the recipient of multiple industry awards, including three Bronze Telly awards and two Addy awards, for his work as copywriter at Quinlan. He is a former board member of The Advertising Club of Buffalo and a 2013-14 Buffalo Niagara 360 Spotlight Professional.

Mr. Kirst joined Quinlan in August 2013 as copywriter and content strategist. Mr. Kirst was previously digital communications manager for The Buffalo News and public relations assistant for the State University of New York at Fredonia.

A Dunkirk native, Mr. Kirst is a SUNY Fredonia graduate and currently resides in North Buffalo with his wife, Amy.

Congratulations Ben and Frank!

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