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Geletka+ expands creative and performance marketing offering with the addition of Creative Director John DeLuca and Paid Media Manager Iryna Tarnavska 

CHICAGO, July 27, 2023 — Geletka+, Chicago’s fiercely independent creative collaboration agency located in the West Loop, today announced the expansion of its creative services and performance marketing practices with the addition of John DeLuca aka “JD” as Creative Director and Iryna Tarnavska as Paid Media Manager.  

Like most of the team at Geletka+, JD took an unconventional path through the agency world. In addition to his experience as a copywriter and creative director, JD has held roles in social media marketing, paid media and promotions. He even did a stint in Public Relations. This wide mix of experience led to some of the strongest work in the market for brands like Fiserv, H&R Block, Buddig, Ghurka, AT&T and Navistar, to name a few. 

“Geletka+ has a greater breadth of talent than agencies several times its size. I’ve never seen another team punch so far above its weight. It’s incredible to be working alongside so many multidisciplinary unicorns,” said JD. 

JD will partner with Joe Wangler, Creative Director across accounts to elevate all client work under the guidance of ECD Jeff Walker and Founder John Geletka. 

“JD is an incredibly versatile creative who dives deep into all of our clients’ businesses,”  said Jeff Walker, ECD at Geletka+. “That deep knowledge leads to insightful creative that connects with the audience and delivers results.”

Iryna, a proven performance marketer with over 5 years of global agency experience and a master’s in statistics from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, will partner with Jack Connor to elevate our practice and drive real business results for our clients. 

“Iryna is curious, analytical and thorough. We’re thrilled to have her on the team and she’s already been making an impact for clients,” said Jack Connor, head of client services and performance marketing at Geletka+. 

Geletka+ now officially offers a full suite of agency services in-house that include, strategy, creative, design, branding, media, production and technology. 

“We know the best work comes from a focused team of experts working together under one roof delivering results for our clients together instead of competing on internal agency P&Ls.” said John Geletka, CXO and founder of Geletka+ “And that’s they type of agency we’re building.” 


About Geletka+:

Geletka+ is an fiercely independent Chicago-based, creative-driven collaboration agency with a focus on new and emerging methods of delivering experiences across channels to build brands, empower consumers and create art that doesn’t waste people’s time. We’re not throwing away the traditional agency model, but we’re working to make it a little better by removing layers of process, being open about partners and using data as a tool, not CYA. Geletka+ makes content, experiences, films, poems, books, stories and digital products together with our clients and partners. We work with brands that believe in great design and value outcomes over billable hours. Learn more at

Written by John Geletka on July 27, 2023




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