Ryan Crotty and Will Gryna bring national experience to region’s largest ad agency

(BEND, Ore.) — DVA Advertising & Public Relations, a full-service marketing agency specializing in the travel & tourism, golf, financial services, and healthcare industries, has hired Ryan Crotty and Will Gryna as senior art director and senior digital strategist, respectively. The hires bring DVA’s staff to 13, making it the largest Oregon advertising agency east of the Cascade Range.

A 20-year veteran in the graphic design field, Crotty most recently served five years as senior art director at Mandala, another Bend-based advertising agency. Prior to that, Crotty held creative director, art director, and graphic designer positions at agencies and corporations in Bend, Rhode Island, and New York City, in addition to his own freelance design business. In his role as DVA’s senior art director, Crotty’s responsibilities will include conceptual campaign development, graphic design, and art direction for all agency clients.

Gryna most recently served as a partner manager at Facebook’s Chicago office, where he advised and counseled large advertising agencies on how to best invest their clients’ marketing dollars across the Facebook and Instagram platforms. Prior to Facebook, Gryna held digital consultant roles with Sprinklr and Rise Interactive in Chicago. At DVA, Gryna’s responsibilities will include developing and managing digital advertising strategies, performance monitoring, and campaign optimization for all agency clients.

“Individually, Ryan and Will each bring specific skills, experience, and leadership that strengthen DVA as an agency and make us a more valuable partner to our clients,” said Mary Angelo, partner and client services director at DVA. “Together, they bolster our capabilities in the creative and digital disciplines, provide immediate and long-term impact to clients, and continue to build our position us as strategic leaders in the industry.”

About DVA Advertising & Public Relations

Founded in 1990, DVA is a full-service, 13-person agency based in Bend, Ore., that services clients throughout the West. Some of DVA’s current clients include Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bend Memorial Clinic, BestCare Treatment Services, Chambers Bay Golf Course, Doubleback Winery, Filson, SELCO Community Credit Union, Visit Bend, Visit the Santa Ynez Valley, and Visit Walla Walla. For more information call 541-389-2411, email hello@dvaadv.com, or visit www.dvaadv.com.

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