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Harkins Recognized for Leading New Client Growth for the agency’s Integrated Marketing Group

NASHVILLE, TENN., August 2023 – Today, independent marketing and communications firm FINN Partners announced the promotion of Joe Harkins to Partner, Integrated Marketing. The promotion recognizes Harkins for his overall leadership and contribution to growing the Integrated Marketing group for the Nashville office of the global agency.

‚”Joe’s elevation to partner is a recognition of his extraordinary efforts in strengthening our integrated marketing team since joining FINN Partners,” said Jimmy Chaffin, Managing Partner at FINN Partners. ‚”In addition to supporting our diverse client base, he has also identified and led several successful new business initiatives and recruited new key members to join our team. Moreover, he’s become a mentor to many of our rising executives. He is truly helping us build something special.”

Harkins joined FINN as senior vice president in 2021, with responsibilities for leading the day-to-day account management function for the IM clients in the Nashville office. Prior to joining FINN, he worked at Nashville-based GS&F Marketing Communications as an Account Director, leading a portfolio of B2B and B2C clients in the manufacturing, banking, and not-for-profit sectors. He also previously worked in account management for global agencies McCann-Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather and served in marketing leadership roles for two of Nashville’s largest regional banks.

During his integrated marketing career, Harkins has led strategic marketing programs for blue chip clients in a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, higher education, healthcare, professional services, sports and entertainment, retail, and nonprofit. He has directed strategic marketing relationships for over 20 banks and financial services companies, and his marketing work in sports and entertainment has included teams in the National Football League, the 1996 Summer Olympics, professional motorsports (NASCAR, Indy Racing League, CART, Formula 1), and Six Flags.

Harkins is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and served as a member of the Nashville Vanderbilt Club’s Board of Directors. He completed Executive Programs in Communications Strategy and Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A 2014 graduate of Leadership Brentwood, Harkins currently serves on the Board of Directors for Brentwood Green Space.

About FINN Partners

Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, FINN Partners has grown from $24 million in fees to almost $200 million in fees during the past 10 years, becoming one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the world and recognized as a PRovoke Media 2022 Agency of the Year. The full-service marketing and communications company’s record-setting pace results from organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world through a common philosophy. With more than 1,400 professionals across 33 offices, FINN provides clients with global access and capabilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, FINN provides its clients with access to top-tier agencies worldwide through its membership in the global network PROI.

Headquartered in New York, FINN has offices in: Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Guam, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jerusalem, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, Munich, Nashville, Orange County, Paris, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Vancouver and Washington D.C. Find us at and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram at @finnpartners.