Tinsley Creative Embraces Growth with Five New Hires; Promotes Within

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LAKELAND, FL – Tinsley Creative – a full-service brand management firm – is pleased to announce several new hires and a promotion as the agency embraces growth. During the past year, Tinsley Creative’s client base has grown and expanded by venturing into several new industries. The addition of these new team members will help ensure that the Tinsley Creative Team can continue to elevate client brands with unmatched customer service and creativity.

“The past 18 months have presented some new and exciting opportunities for our Brand Management Firm,” said Tinsley Creative President/Partner Donovan Tinsley. “We have been blessed beyond measure with new partnerships and are very pleased to announce these new members of our Tinsley Creative Family. We are fortunate to have these talented and creative individuals join our team and to reward those team members who continue to excel on behalf of our clients.”

Sarah Pera joins Tinsley Creative as a Digital Brand Developer. She recently graduated from Valencia College with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design. She brings experience in website design from Empire State Ventures, freelance work with Salvation Army Lakeland, and graphic design work with her local church. Her duties with Tinsley Creative will include website and graphic design for the firm’s clients to elevate the firm’s established and new portfolio of clients.

Victoria Henderson joins Tinsley Creative as a Brand Manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. She brings years of experience telling client/customer stories through her previous work with Hall Communications and Max 98.3. Her duties with Tinsley Creative will include assisting clients with strategic development and execution of day to day marketing efforts that are needed to grow and expand their brands.

Kaitlyn Marcum joins Tinsley Creative as a Social Brand Developer. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences from Western Kentucky University. Working for United Way of Central Florida for five years, she brings experience in data analytics, managing several campaign accounts, and tracking data trends. Her duties with Tinsley Creative will include managing the firm’s client’s social media accounts and content creation to tell brand stories.

Drew Marcum joins Tinsley Creative as a Brand Developer. He has a degree in Graphic Design and brings 5 years of experience from fusionZone Automotive as an OEM Compliance Manager, UX Designer, as well as Implementation Manager. He designed incentive offer banners, email blasts, website audits, and several other digital graphics for over 500 automotive dealerships. His duties with Tinsley Creative will include graphic design to elevate the firm’s established and new portfolio of clients.

Meghn Hill has been promoted to Director of Web Development. As a graduate of the University of South Florida, she brought over 10 years of experience in web design and marketing to Tinsley Creative as a web developer. With this new role, she will be leading the web team with strategic planning, development, and implementation to ensure technical/visual quality as well as performance

Tiffany Taylor joins Tinsley Creative as a Brand Manager. She has a degree in Communications and Public Relations from Florida Gulf Coast University. With diverse career experience, including nonprofit management with Downtown Lakeland Partnership and SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and most recently owning Replay Upscale Resale, she will drive new business development and assist clients with strategic development.

“With our expansion into additional industries and markets and our passion to assist clients with their brand management needs, we’ve been able to enhance our team with these new strategic hires and placements,” said Tinsley Creative Vice President/Partner Mark Jerkins. “We’re a family here, and growing our family with like-minded, talented individuals who collectively and positively add to our mission of serving our clients day in and day out speaks volumes. Not only is it representative of what we’re accomplishing here, but also creating an environment where talented people want to add their career expertise and craft to our firm. We couldn’t be more humbled and proud of our entire team.”

Tinsley Creative is a full-service brand management firm servicing clients in numerous local, regional, national & international markets in numerous industries including banking, marine, aerospace, philanthropy, transit, law, technology, real estate, education, dental, environmental construction, and event management. The firm has over two decades of providing successful results for its clients with the utmost in brand management and marketing initiatives, proven creative, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, web development/programming, and video production.

For more information on Tinsley Creative, visit www.tinsleycreative.com; or contact 863.583.0081.

Tinsley Creative Promotes MaryJane Ragusa to Brand Manager

LAKELAND, FL – Tinsley Creative – a full service brand management firm – promotes MaryJane Ragusa to Brand Manager.

Ragusa has a Bachelors in Communication from the University of South Florida and has over seven years of experience in all things branding. She brought her experience in social media, branding, and content creation to Tinsley Creative as a Social Media Manager in August of 2019. With this new promotion, duties include assisting clients with strategic development and execution of day to day marketing efforts that are needed to grow and expand their brands.

“The success of our clients is Tinsley Creative’s number one priority day in and day out,” said Ragusa. “This promotion gives me the opportunity to ensure that our clients continue to receive the highest standard of service while maintaining the integrity of their overall brand, brand story, and brand equity. I am enthusiastic to pursue this new chapter.”

“From day one, MaryJane has shown a true passion for providing best of class service and creativity. She is a true asset to our team and could not be more deserving of this expanded role, “ Donovan Tinsley, Tinsley Creative President/Brand Executive.

Tinsley Creative is a full-service marketing and brand management firm servicing clients in numerous local, regional, national & international markets in numerous industries including banking, marine, aerospace, philanthropy, transit, law, technology, real estate, education, dental, environmental construction, and event management. The firm has over two decades of providing successful results for its clients with the utmost in brand management and marketing initiatives, proven creative, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, web development/programming, and video production.

For more information on Tinsley Creative, visit www.tinsleycreative.com; or contact Mark Jerkins at Tinsley Creative, email: Mark@tinsleycreative.com; phone: 863.583.0081.

Tinsley Creative Promotes Chris Nichols to Creative Director

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LAKELAND, FL – Tinsley Creative – a full service marketing and brand management firm – recently promoted Chris Nichols to be its new creative director.

As a graduate from the University of Florida, Nichols has been a graphic designer for over fifteen years. He brought his experience in print advertising, web banners and graphics, magazine and book design, basic web coding, SEO, SEM, email marketing, social media graphics, video production and much more to Tinsley Creative as a Senior Designer. With this new promotion, his duties will include managing the creative team, as well as being the lead creative driver on the firm’s established and new portfolio of clients.

“I am beyond excited to be in my new role here at Tinsley Creative,” said Nichols. “Working with such a great team is a dream come true, and I look forward to seeing how we can continue to grow and expand the brands of our clients.”

“The Tinsley Creative mission is to always deliver maximum effort on behalf of our clients through remarkable fun and inspiring creative,” said Tinsley Creative President/Partner Donovan Tinsley. “Through his entire time with us, Chris has embodied just that. There is no doubt that moving forward into this new position, he will continue to excel.”

Tinsley Creative is a full-service marketing and brand management firm servicing clients in numerous local, regional, national & international markets in numerous industries including banking, marine, aerospace, philanthropy, transit, law, technology, real estate, education, dental, environmental construction, and event management. The firm has over two decades of providing successful results for its clients with the utmost in brand management and marketing initiatives, proven creative, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, web development/programming, and video production.

For more information on Tinsley Creative, visit www.tinsleycreative.com; or contact Mark Jerkins at Tinsley Creative, email: Mark@tinsleycreative.com; phone: 863.583.0081.

Donovan Tinsley Wins 2020 Silver Medal Award

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In February, the Tinsley team attended the 2020 American Advertising Federation of Polk County Addy’s ceremony where our Principal, Donovan Tinsley, was this year’s honored recipient of the Silver Medal Award!

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, creative excellence, and furthering the industry’s standards. 

To our team this comes as no surprise, since Donovan is a seasoned 20-year veteran in the field of all things marketing and advertising. Having managed several retail operations, he gained the knowledge to transition into marketing where he opened AdSource Advertising in 2000. AdSource Advertising is now proudly known today as Tinsley Creative, where Donovan leads and drives our success by cultivating client relationships and providing focused, result-driven, and creative advertising solutions. 

His most admirable trait? His giving heart and spirit. Over the years, Donovan has offered pro-bono marketing and/or discounted rates to local nonprofits and charitable events so that they could succeed in their mission to better serve our community. We’re so proud of Donovan and all that he continues to do to ensure the success of not only our clients, but our team as well.

At Tinsley Creative, we’re a tight-knit family and it wouldn’t be possible without Donovan’s profound passion leading the way. His philosophy is to give more than you take and do it better than anyone else. That to us, is what makes him more than worthy of this prestigious award. Congratulations once again, Donovan!