Strategy & Creative Team
Marie Brewer Powell
Marie inspires creativity and leadership across the agency, working closely with clients to discover the magnetic virtue that moves their brand forward.With 20 years of branding, design and advertising experience, Marie has led the development of integrated branding and advertising campaigns for local, national and global brands. Because of Marie’s strategic advertising background, the team at Brew Agency is driven 100% by results. She and her team have a no-limits attitude and have received dozens of awards for their creativity from the American Advertising Federation.
Marie spent the first half of her career working on the creative side of advertising, leading branding projects and multi-media campaigns. Knowing her passion was to help clients discover, define and articulate their company vision and brand promise, she spent the second half of her career building her own agency – to do just that.
Now as CEO of Brew Agency, she remains hands-on providing strategic insights to her team and clients. With a highly efficient and talented team she ensures that strategy and research goes into every decision made to meet their client’s goals and deliver results. Over her career, she’s worked across a multitude of industries for hundreds of clients such as Organic Valley, Rejuvenation, Marquis Companies, Perkins Rowe, LA Workforce Commission, LSU Athletics and KFC.
With over 20 years of putting clients first, Becky keeps the ball rolling between clients, strategists, media and production teams.While Becky began her career in graphic design, she quickly learned how much she enjoyed working with people and decided to pivot to commercial printing sales. In this role, she built and managed a book of business that included servicing accounts such as LSU Athletics, Our Lady of the Lake RMC and Walk-On’s Enterprises.
During this time Becky served on the Board of Directors of the American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge for 9 years. After over 20 years of managing client accounts and engaging with the Advertising community, Becky brings all aspects of the client relationship to another level at Brew Agency. As the lead point of contact for many client accounts, Becky also tracks budgets, manages the media buying and creative teams all while ensuring client expectations are met.
As a driven, strong leader, Jennifer serves as client liaison bringing strategic insights to the team that drive all brand and marketing decisions.Jennifer has nearly 18 years of experience in consumer and brand marketing, corporate communications, public relations, talent management and strategic planning. She began her career in the consumer packaged goods industry working in marketing and brand management for two large, well-known Louisiana food companies. Jennifer capitalized on this consumer marketing experience by transitioning into marketing communications and corporate, strategic communications roles.
She brings a variety of experience in both B2C and B2B industries from consumer goods, global chemical manufacturing and insurance which make her a great asset to the Brew team and its clients. Jennifer uses her project management and organization skills coupled with an analytical, thoughtful approach to truly understand the clients’ businesses.
Creative Director & Writer
Ross loves to find the perfect intersection of insightful strategy and breakthrough creative while pushing the output of the agency to inspire, engage, and ultimately convert.Ross has 20 years of experience in advertising as a creative force, executive leader, advisor, business partner, writer, problem solver and craftsman. He has a substantial track record for A-list agencies and Blue Chip clients of creating famous award-winning work for omni-media channel creative that lives where and when it should. He’s an expert in brand-building, story-telling, agency leadership, writing, presentation and production.
He has a strong Midwest work ethic and believes that everything lies in the strength of a powerful story driven by purpose. He’s known to be a collaborative team-player with high emotional intelligence, able to provide clear communication, leadership, and motivation to produce high-level creative solutions.
Ross ideates campaigns by resolutely concentrating on the impact that the campaigns need to produce. He cuts directly to the heart of an idea, and builds upwards straight from this emotion to create work that is impactful, actionable and beautiful.
Front-end Website Developer
Mike is the technical brains behind our journey-driven, technically-sound websites which are built to increase clients’ online brand presence and digital reach.Mike is a front-end web developer, who began coding when he was young, making websites for his favorite Pokemon. He held a few different technology jobs early in his career before finding his passion in website development. Earning a degree in Entertainment Technology (Associate of Applied Sciences) is where his development journey began. After finding work in the advertising industry as a developer, Mike developed a love for helping local businesses reach their business goals by increasing their web presence with beautiful, responsive websites.
At Brew, Mike continues his work by leveraging the web and technology to increase our clients’ digital reach and footprint. He also assists the digital team with Google Analytics, email marketing, digital media pixel implementation and other tracking tools required for our digital campaigns.
Media Director & Buyer
Lyndell thrives in a fast-paced environment. She has bought media in 27+ markets, developed strategic media partnerships across the country and will not stop until the job is done right.Lyndell is a media and marketing professional with extensive years of experience including media buying, media agency management, marketing partnership negotiations and management, strategic planning, cross-functional leadership, relationship building and project management. Her extensive experience with Coca-Cola marketing partnerships include Six Flags, NCAA Final Four, Simon Malls, and iHeartMedia Sprite Lounge. Lyndell is loyal, collaborative and since joining Brew Agency in 2018 accelerated its media buying capabilities.
Most of Lyndell’s extensive media career was within different locations of Coca Cola North America where she managed media budgets upwards of $65MM. Lyndell developed various integrated media plans, directing a team of planners at Coca-Cola’s national agency of record, to produce strategies and architectures that are grounded in the core creative ideas, utilizing owned, earned, shared and paid contact points to produce winning connections plans.
Senior Graphic Designer / Video Editor
Katie is known for her speed and production skills, providing clients with high-quality design solutions across print, video and any digital medium.Katie began her career as a graphic designer in 2002 after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology. Throughout her 16 year career some of her clients have included Eatel, Gartner Films, Kayu Furniture, St. James Parish Hospital, Monkeys Amok Software Consulting and the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. Katie’s strengths are her work ethic and her keen eye for detail. She is 100% devoted to assisting her clients in an efficient, well organized manner by providing them with high quality work and solutions. Although her background is in print, she also specializes in web design.
Katie has won many awards for her creative work in the advertising industry. In her free time she also has a passion for interior design. Her personal style includes an eclectic mix of modern and vintage, with a little splash of bohemian. Katie is a free spirit who is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves every day.
Meghan has the ability to visually connect a brand's personality and vision to any audience through her original designs and creative storytelling.Meghan has always had a passion and talent for art and drawing, which motivated her in her pursuit of graphic design. She visited London during a spring intermission to visit studios and other graphic designers which only fueled her desire to be successful in this field. She graduated from the highly-respected graphic design program at Louisiana State University, and has evolved quickly as a designer while working at Brew.
Meghan’s brand storytelling skills as a graphic designer transferred beautifully into the video world, where as art director she leads in client’s digital video and commercial campaign concepts, storyboarding and video shoot execution. Her approach with each project is to understand the client’s needs and make it her goal to execute on their brand. She’s worked on brand creation, illustration and video execution for Oak Parc Events and Telly Award winning Telco Federal Credit Union.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Chelsea’s knack for data and analytics has proven to deliver results. She brings together cross-functional teams that meet client goals and enhance the customers’ digital experience.Chelsea was on the LSU Women’s Soccer team for four years and captain her senior year. Her soccer mentality led to her drive for success and leadership within her work at Brew. She manages social media and blog content, SEO and SEM campaigns, and many other digital tactics for a variety of B2B and B2C clients.
Through an in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses, Chelsea finds targeted, innovative ways to connect brands to consumers online. She is strategic, data-driven and solutions-oriented, always researching new methods for digital marketing tactics and new media. She also helps track media invoices and works with the accounting department to ensure media campaigns are organized and tracking properly against the budget flowcharts.
Chelsea graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mass Communication and concentration in Digital Advertising and a Minor in Business. She has traveled to over 24 countries with hopes to see as much of the world as she can.
Production Coordinator / Bookkeeper
Tori Breen graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013 and has found success by opening her own bookkeeping business, servicing clients in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge areas. She is organized, efficient and an integral part of the BREW team. Her young daughter and son keep her and her husband busy, but when she does have some down time, you can find Tori spending time with her friends and family, shopping, or fishing.
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Principal at Performance First Digital / Director of Digital Media
Krista has been in the digital space since 1999. She brings the highest level of strategic thought and professionalism to every digital campaign she touches.As a strategic and innovative senior digital media executive, she has developed winning digital strategies for hundreds of businesses across the country based on their marketing objectives. During her tenure as a direct digital sales professional, she was a 7-figure biller for six consecutive years before moving into a senior leadership role at Advance Digital, NOLA Media Group.
Krista holds a B.S. degree from Xavier University of New Orleans in Communications and attended graduate school at the University of Alaska with a focus in Public Administration. In 2016, Krista established Performance First Digital, a full-service digital strategy and media buying solutions company. Her company is a member of several Chamber organizations across the region, and Krista is an active member of several chamber committees and currently holds the 2020 New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairwoman position. Ms. Dyson also sits on the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, St. Jude’s New Orleans AdvisoryCouncil, and is a member of Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s Economic Development Board of Directors.
Principle at Creative English / Copy Writer
Since 2003, Jeff English has acted as principal and founder of Creative English Communication Consultants, which specializes in strategic communications planning and execution. Jeff earned his degree in advertising in 1990 and spent 13 years employed with some of the region’s top advertising, public relations and design firms. Over his career he has worked with such clients as NAPA Auto Parts, Bank One, Hancock Bank, Louisiana State University, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, McDonald’s, Mississippi Power, Baton Rouge Area Foundation and more, as well as a variety of state agencies. At Brew, Jeff assists our creative team with content strategy and development, creative campaigns and copywriting.
Megan Howard Kelly
Public Relations Director
Megan Howard Kelly, a Baton Rouge native, is a proud wife and Mom of two sweet little girls. She began her career in the news broadcast field as a TV producer/reporter for the CBS affiliate WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. She dedicated several years learning the market and developing lasting relationships. It was here that her passion for Public relations really began. Megan has worked with and represented companies, small businesses, churches and non-profits in the public relations and crisis management field.
She is the founder and owner of The Mompreneur Nation - a national networking and resource community for Moms who are business owners. She is dedicated to helping Mompreneurs pursue their passions. Megan holds a bachelors degree in mass communication from Southern University A&M. She is also a graduate of Leadership Baton Rouge 2017-18 (the best class).