One North Interactive Expands Business Development Team

September 17, 2014 Jen Frost

Erik O'Brien, Lauren Gilyard Join Award-Winning Digital Agency

CHICAGO, September 17, 2014One North Interactive, a digital agency that creates interactive experiences for some of the world’s largest professional services firms, has added two new business development managers to its team of more than 80 strategists, designers, technologists and account managers.

Erik O’Brien and Lauren Gilyard join One North as business development managers, where they’ll build relationships with professional services organizations such as accounting, financial services, technology and business consulting firms, helping them connect with their clients through digital experiences. In their new roles, O’Brien and Gilyard report to Brandt Elliott, One North’s director of business development.

Both O’Brien and Gilyard have previous business development experience working at Acquity Group, part of Accenture Interactive. O’Brien comes to One North after four years in sales, account and team lead roles. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Gilyard is a former business development associate at Acquity Group; she also held positions in business development at iCrossing and project management at Bluedog Design. She holds a degree in marketing from DePaul University.

“We are thrilled to have Lauren and Erik on board to help us continue to build our relationships with a diverse portfolio of professional services organizations. More and more, digital is becoming a critical component to how relationship-based businesses – like law firms, consulting firms, accounting firms and investment banks – market themselves and grow their businesses. We feel uniquely qualified to help these organizations take advantage of these new channels,” says John Simpson, Chief Executive Officer at One North.

One North creates websites and digital campaigns that are a distinctive product of a firm’s business objectives, brand identity and marketing initiatives. The agency has worked with 80% of the AmLaw 100 and 40% of the National Law Journal 250.

One North Interactive is an agency dedicated to serving the creative, strategic and technological needs of complex, relationship-based businesses. Everything we do, everything we think and everything we create puts first the relationships you have with your clients, current and prospective alike. We’ve partnered with hundreds of professional services organizations to produce extraordinary experiences that make the most of every digital touchpoint. From user experience design and content strategy to websites, social media and SEO, we’re committed to helping you develop a digital strategy that helps you impress your audiences and achieve your marketing and business development goals. To learn more, visit

Media Contacts:
Ellen DePodesta
Tell Your Story Brand Communications Inc.
(312) 550-2454
[email protected]

Jen Bullett
One North Interactive
(312) 873-6875
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Jen Frost Managing Director, Marketing

Jen Frost is Managing Director of Marketing at One North. She works closely with the Digital Strategy, Experience Design and Technology teams to develop and enhance One North client communication and exterior messaging strategy. In addition, she provides general marketing direction for One North and promotes internal culture.

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