French / West / Vaughan Announces Two New Creative Hires

by | Nov 15, 2022

French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s 20 largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agencies, announced two new hires to support the agency’s award-winning creative practice.

Gray Sandford brings more than 15 years of advertising industry experience to his position as an Associate Creative Director at FWV. In prior roles at BBDO, Ogilvy, Grey Group and Saatchi & Saatchi, he provided copywriting and creative direction for a range of clients including AT&T and Kodak. Sandford earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from NC State University and later studied at The Creative Circle in Atlanta.

Emily Horvath will serve as a Graphic Designer supporting accounts in the travel and tourism and pet product spaces. Previously at Element Brands, she supported consumer product companies including the Natural Dog Company, KP Elements and TriLastin. Horvath graduated from High Point University with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications and graphic design.

“We are pleased to welcome these two skilled creative professionals to our growing team,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “Their talents and expertise will bolster the agency’s ability to deliver breakthrough campaigns on behalf of our clients.”

FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts among its Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Tampa offices. To find information on careers at FWV, visit fwv​-us​.com/​C​a​reers.

About French/West/Vaughan

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Volvo Trucks North America, Teen Cancer America and the N.C. Department of Transportation. Owned or affiliated companies include fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston) and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit fwv​-us​.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, or Instagram.


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