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Fors Marsh Group Welcomes Russell Hayer as Executive Creative Director

Russell Hayer has joined us in the role of executive creative director.

Russell is charged with spearheading and overseeing our creative output, serving as a brand champion, and leading and expanding our creative capabilities. His extensive experience at the intersection of public and private sectors has honed his expertise in integrating the best of both worlds and inspiring people to action.

Russell joins us after a long career as the group creative director and head of design at Ogilvy, where he helped create category-defining work for consumer, corporate, and federal clients. He has led creative for some of the world’s most recognized media networks, including MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central. Over the course of his career, Russell has won numerous national and international awards in advertising and public relations, including the Webby award, the ADDY, the Effie award, the PRSA Anvil award, and the PromaxBDA award. In recent years Russell helped found a globally recognized technology company, Elive, that’s transforming the way technology is designed for women, creating products that break taboos and make a real difference in people’s lives.

Above all, as a leader within a people-first company, Russell will lead our first-rate creative group by example, encouragement, and with a focus on mentorship.


About Fors Marsh Group 

We are a purpose-driven research and strategy firm committed to helping people make better decisions. Bringing together the science of research and the art of communication, we look at human behavior from all angles so that we can design whole, customized, and impactful interventions that benefit many, not just a few. We exist to change systems, not symptoms, so that we strengthen society and improve lives. As a certified B Corporation, we partner, lead, and serve with honesty, stewardship, and equity. 

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