Earlier this week, we officially welcomed Jon Meakin and Kara Silverman to the Clarity family! Jon comes on board as President, North America and Kara joins us as Managing Director, NYC. We’re excited to welcome such experienced industry talent to our team!
Jon joins in the newly created role of President, North America, overseeing our teams across the US. Previously serving as Global Head of Strategic Services and SF Managing Director at Grayling, Jon will guide our North American offices through PR strategy and execution for domestic and international clients. Jon has worked with the likes of PayPal, Shell, Unilever, Course Hero, and an array of other clients and industries in addition to being a board member of the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC), where he is also founding Chair of that body’s Agency Group. With his deep experience in creative business strategy and driving incredible results, we’re excited for Jon to join the Clarity team and further strengthen our offerings in North America.
Kara also joins our team as the new Managing Director for our New York City office, bringing over 15 years of experience in communications across in-house, agency, B2B and consumer experiences. Formerly the first Global Head of Marketing of Acast, the largest global podcast company, Kara brings deep insights into creative communications and will lead our New York team as previous Managing Director, Ruth Sarfaty, moves to Head of Client Services, North America.
In reference to the hires, Sami McCabe said, “I’m very excited to welcome such exceptional senior talent to Clarity. To be making these investments in the current economic climate reflects the underlying strength of our business, and our confidence in future growth prospects. Jon, Kara and Ruth form part of an exceptionally strong leadership team focussed on realising our vision for a new type of agency that combines the pace, agility and proactivity of a boutique, with the scale, reach and impact of a large global firm.”
The addition of Jon and Kara follows a string of recent senior hires as we continue to grow globally and in the US. Along with several recent investments in the business (including the acquisition of Brew PR in Los Angeles and the acquisition of consumer tech agency Dynamo in London), recent client wins for Clarity include Bambuser, Circle K and Kubient.
Welcome to Jon and Kara, and congratulations to Ruth!