Welcoming Rediate Tekeste


Copacino Fujikado

February 27, 2024

Copacino Fujikado Appoints Rediate Tekeste as agency’s first ever Group Account Director

[Seattle, WA] [February 27, 2024] Copacino Fujikado, one of Seattle’s longest running independent advertising agencies, proudly announces Rediate Tekeste as their first ever Group Account Director. The introduction of this new role reflects the agency's continued commitment to excellence in client services, leadership development, and overall agency growth.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Rediate to the Copacino Fujikado team. Rediate holds the bar high and will help us continue to evolve and strengthen our client experience at every touchpoint. Her hire also expands the agency footprint to LA, where she is based, allowing us to more easily service clients in California.” - John Line, Executive Director of Client Services.

Rediate brings a wealth of experience in culture-first content creation, social media, influencer marketing, and event management—a skill set that aligns with the evolving needs of CF’s clients. With 15+ years of experience, Rediate’s impressive track record includes work for major brands such as eBay, Google, and Microsoft. Beyond her professional achievements, Rediate’s genuine passion for people, coupled with her empathetic leadership style sets her apart from her peers. Actively involved in community initiatives, Rediate is also the founder of the Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship and co-founder of Integrate Africa.

“I’ve been able to build and be part of really amazing agency teams that become natural extensions to our clients. I’m excited to feel fully supported by leadership that has experience and a desire to develop great client relationships.”- Rediate Tekeste

In her capacity as Group Account Director, Rediate will play a pivotal role in developing new capabilities, refining processes to better cater to clients, and serve as a key leader in pitching and onboarding new business. She will also lead and mentor co-workers fostering growth and collaboration within the agency. By bringing big ideas and senior-level thinking to our clients’ businesses, Rediate aligns perfectly with Copacino Fujikado's long-term vision of becoming Seattle's most iconic advertising agency.

Copacino Fujikado CEO Scott Foreman: "Since the time we were founded, our goal has been to build something of quality, and that begins with assembling a high-caliber team. Rediate is a proven leader, deeply committed to the craft. Her role as our first Group Account Director was a natural progression, and we are thrilled her journey has led her to us. With her energy, talent, and character, Rediate will make a significant cultural contribution and drive extremely creative outcomes for our clients."