Engine Digital brings talent North

Vancouver digital agency Engine Digital announced today that James Riley, former Global Director of Marketing for Disney Online and CEO of AdCritic.com, has joined the firm as a Partner and Executive Vice President of Client Services.

“James is a formidable strategic marketing talent who will bring innovation, new thinking and solutions to our Canadian and US clients,” comments Engine Digital Executive Creative Director Stephen Beck. “Our agency has maintained a solid reputation as a high growth, strategic creative agency in the digital space, and our partnership with James will help solidify our goal of providing deeper value to our existing clients and increasing our reach into the US market to provide services to larger North American brands.”

As Disney Online Riley served as Global Director of Marketing where he managed brand and product marketing teams across several countries for Club Penguin and other online Disney properties.

 “What’s interesting about this move to Engine is that I’m returning to the building where my career started in 1996 at an early dot-com live webcasting company,” Riley said. “When I saw the work of Engine Digital and met the partners, it was clear that there was a perfect complement of talents and skill sets to create an agency that is well positioned for growth.”

Great to see high-quality talent like Riley (@MrJamesRiley) choosing Vancouver as their home again.