Dale Manning, founder and President of digital marketing company Idea Den announced three recent hirings today (4/10). Joining the team are Brian Foyster, Brendan O’Malley and Jon Wright, who will work with clients including Chris Cagle, Craig Campbell, Casting Crowns, Third Day and Alice Cooper. The new staffers will also focus on Idea Den’s marquee product FanTorrent, which is a fan engagement and content management system designed to unify commerce, content, communication and analytics.
Brian Foyster is on board as director of online marketing and publicity. His career path includes marketing, production and promotion roles at Hopeless Records, Epitaph Records, Warner Bros., Sony BMG and Bigger Picture Group.
Brendan O’Malley is serving as director of business development and client services. Prior to joining Idea Den, O’Malley was senior project manager for Avon Voices, an online global singing and songwriting competition.
Jon Wright is the project director of online services. Wright’s credentials include an eight-year stint as creative director and managing partner with MusicCityNetworks. Wright joined the Idea Den team in 2011 and has contributed to the company’s expansion and the development of new software.
Manning’s experience includes time at Hewlett-Packard and integrated marketing company powerhouse, CMD Agency. In addition, he has created and sold four technology ventures to progressive brand-building companies. He has received numerous Addy and Rosey awards.