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.
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.
A digital marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Chadwick has a proven track record for leading client engagements and building amazing teams that deliver superior work.Chadwick has extensive experience leading digital engagements for clients of all sizes, from major corporations to small businesses. He is 100% committed to achieving success for his clients and does so through collaborative partnership – truly giving clients the time and attention needed to completely understand their business and devising strategic plans that deliver success. His desire to lead with strategy ensures that the agency delivers work with an informed purpose and intent.
With hands-on experience performing virtually every role in the industry, Chadwick is well-positioned to lead and collaborate with multi-disciplined teams. Having led operations at multiple agencies, Chadwick has amassed a reputation as a collaborative, service-based leader who is driven by a desire to remove obstacles, enhance communication and implement processes that help agency teams achieve operational efficiency.
Over the course of his career, Chadwick has had the fortune of providing digital leadership to several name-brand clients, featuring: Lexus, Microsoft, Tequila Cazadores, Epson, Nissan, La Victoria, Mitsubishi, GE Capital, Roche, and Citibank.
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.
With nearly a decade of experience in project coordination, relationship management and strategic consulting, Kaitlyn has the versatility to navigate any client challenge or need.
Hailing from the Midwest, Kaitlyn earned her bachelor’s degree at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, where she developed an affinity for analytics-driven marketing and organizational development. Having amassed experience across myriad industries and roles, Kaitlyn possesses a broad-reaching set of competencies that make her a resourceful and discerning problem solver for our clients.As an account manager, Kaitlyn focuses on building an in-depth understanding of clients’ operational nuances and marketing needs, leading to a baseline fluency that allows her to act as a front-line advocate and strategic partner. She is known for asking the right questions, driving to the heart of what makes brands tick and illuminating new opportunities for growth. From there, she collaborates with Brew’s creative, digital and media teams to translate these insights into actionable marketing strategy, with the attention to detail to ensure excellence in project execution.
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.
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.
Having recently graduated from LSU in 2020 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Spanish Language, Brenner is a wide eyed, ambitious newcomer in the agency world.Through his internship with Brew Agency, he was able to learn the ins and outs of multiple different areas within the agency, allowing him to view the company with a fresh perspective. As Project Coordinator, Brenner specializes in reporting, quality assurance, and campaign management to ensure Brew is servicing its clients to the fullest extent. He works closely with the digital team, the creative team, and project managers to allow for smooth transitions within projects. He’s very results oriented and wants to ensure the prosperity of all of our clients. Everything he does, he does in order to support the delivery of excellent work for Brew’s valued clients.
Business Development Director
Strong strategic marketer, with unique experience across traditional and digital agencies, John possesses the passion to creatively build brands across all consumer touchpoints.John currently serves as the agency’s business development director, but Chief Unicorn might be a more fitting way to describe what he does around here. With nearly 30 years in the agency biz, he also serves as an interim account director bringing strategic leadership to the account service team. No matter the role, he blends a traditional branding background with extensive digital savvy to drive breakthrough ideas for clients like Jack in the Box, ASICS, Tillamook, and many more. His deep category experience includes everything from consumer packaged goods and non-profits to food and beverage, travel and tourism, health insurance and gaming. Whatever the category or project, you can count on him to bring an objective and highly strategic point of view to the table. A man of many talents (and considerable height), John is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court and can juggle almost anything.
Equipped with years of agency and in-house experience, Paige has a flair for seamlessly weaving creativity and strategy into messaging that builds long-lasting relationships.Paige fell in love with storytelling at a young age - she was always the one to create the PowerPoint for group projects, come up with compelling book report titles and actually enjoyed tests that were in an essay format. Her passion only continued to grow throughout her time at Louisiana State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Advertising from the Manship School of Mass Communication. With a data- and results-driven digital background, Paige's problem-solving starting point is always research. She aims to discover not only the “who,” “what,” “when” and “where” of a project, but to also understand the “why” so that she can craft the best way to communicate it. She works closely with Brew’s team of designers and strategists to concept, refine and execute out-of-the-box solutions while keeping brand goals at the forefront. Throughout her writing career, Paige has had the opportunity to wear the hats of contractors, foodies, lawyers, athletes and even reptile enthusiasts, making her quite the chameleon for adopting brand voices across a variety of marketing channels. When not connecting brands to consumers, you can find Paige playing beach volleyball, attempting to tire out her Aussie pup, or binge-watching a new (or old) show.
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.
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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.