With over 20 years of experience in the advertising arena, Houston will play a role in managing, evolving and adapting Grey’s project management and production capabilities.

Houston's experience ranges locally and internationally, managing internal operations including traffic, studio, art buying, production, producers and project management.

"Marilyn’s experience will play a vital role in assuring Grey continues to deliver famously effective work. We’re excited to have her as part of the Grey family," says Paul Jackson, chief executive officer at Grey Africa.

According to Grey Africa, Houston's decision to join the agency was motivated by the culture and the mantra that sets Grey apart from other agencies, which is to constantly deliver long ideas that will resonate with brand goals and assure famously effective work.

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