Davis Elen Names John Stremel EVP – Director of Media Strategy

Davis Elen, one of the largest independently-owned advertising agencies on the West Coast, today announced the appointment of John Stremel as Executive Vice President – Director of Media Strategy.

In making the announcement, Mark Davis, Chairman and CEO, said: Were excited to bring John on board to lead our media team. His hire further points to Davis Elens transformative evolution, expanding the management team with leading, innovative industry talent.

John is a top-flight media strategist who takes a 360 approach for clients using data science and analytics to deliver a holistic plan leveraging every available messaging channel. His breadth of experience and unique combination of traditional and digital expertise will augment our best-in-class media team to meet our current and future client needs as the media landscape evolves, said Greg Ahearn, Co-President and COO at Davis Elen.

In his new role, Stremel will lead media strategy, planning and negotiations to ensure optimal media exposure across all channels for DE clients while overseeing the overall operations of the media group.

Im proud to be joining the Davis Elen team. In fact, Im pumped to be part of the agencys dynamic evolution. My drive for data-driven, attributable, omni-channel media performance aligns perfectly with the agencys team of dedicated professionals. They have a proven approach to developing, impacting and building on decades-long client relationships with some of the strongest brands in the marketplace, said Stremel.

Most recently, Stremel was Retail Digital CX360 Director and Digital Media Director at Innocean. He has more than two decades of experience managing high-impact strategic teams focused on the consumer experience discipline “ with particular emphasis on the automotive industry from the agency and client side, having worked on Toyota, Ford, Nissan, AutoNation and many other auto brands. He is a frequent guest speaker and content provider for e-Marketer, the Association of National Advertisers, and numerous industry publications and events.


Davis Elen is a full-service, independently-owned advertising agency with $300-million in billings. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, DE also has six satellite offices across the country. Since its inception in 1948, the agency has focused on creating impactful work for a prestigious roster of clients that includes Toyota, McDonalds and GreatCall. For more information, visit www.daviselen.com.

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