Meet our Social Media, Marketing, and Branding Specialists:
With over 20 years of corporate marketing, Debba Haupert has focused her marketing efforts on social media for the past seven years. Debba practices what she teaches as the founder of Girlfriendology.com – the online community for women. Debba has over 50,000 social media connections. Debba consults and speaks on social media marketing at conferences. She has worked with brands such as BIZ, Honda, Sears, T-Mobile, Healthy Choice, Frito-Lay and The UPS Store. She is the Channel Director for COLLECTIVE BIAS. Collective Bias is an industry leading social shopper media company that builds relationships and drives sales.
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Beth is a Brand Director with LPK, an international design agency where remarkable people build leadership brands. She has 12 years of brand building experience, helping consumer product brands create emotional connections with their consumers through point of purchase, packaging design, marketing, and brand strategy positioning. Beth has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of beauty brands including Pantene, Olay, Herbal Essences, Gillette and Always with teams in North America, Europe and Asia. She has a passion for beautiful design and really fun people. When not at work, Beth serves as Chief Creative Officer of her home which includes two small, crazy children and the smartest husband in the world.
We Have Become Vikings is a group of rebels, rockers, thinkers and makers combining strategy and design to help clients brand experiences. Moving across all media channels that best serve the problem, we combine ideation with design thinking to create a unique story that exceeds expectations.
Dave Knox is Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish Interactive, a full-service digital innovation partner. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.
Author of the industry leading blog, HardKnoxLife.com, Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of 2010, by AdAge as “1 of 25 Media People You Should Follow on Twitter” and Media Industry News as a “2010 Social Media Superstar.” He is the co-founder of The Brandery, a seed stage consumer marketing venture accelerator, and of Cincinnati Social Media.
Joe Long is addicted to the internet. He sits on it all day and reads stuff, listens to stuff and writes about stuff. The stuff typically includes writing about music on EachNoteSecure.com, craft beer on EmptyGrowler.com and spending loads of time consuming social media. In 2013, after leading the Social Media Marketing charge at the Cincinnati Enquirer for three years he started his own social media marketing consulting business and helps local startups, theaters, agencies and others with their social media presence and communication strategies.
Boot Camp Digital
Krista Neher is founder of Boot Camp Digital. She is a leading authority, trainer, educator, author and international speaker on Internet marketing and social media, and is currently the CEO of Boot Camp Digital, a leading provider of social media marketing training and consulting solutions. Krista is a social media pioneer; creating one of the first successful corporate Twitter strategies and corporate blogs – long before “social media” was even a recognized term. Krista is also the author of “Social Media Field Guide: Discover the Strategies, Tactics and Tools for Successful Social Media Marketing” and is currently working on the first textbook on social media marketing. In addition, Krista is currently the managing director of the Institute for Social Media at Cincinnati State and has trained thousands of people in social media marketing.
As a 15+ year veteran in digital brand experience as the Founder/CEO of full-service interactive agency, Metaphor Studio, Ran Mullins led enterprise digital marketing strategies and fully integrated branding campaigns for clients including Wellpoint, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Toyota, YouTopia, P&G, Fifth Third Bank, Tom Peters Company and VH1. Metaphor was acquired in 2009. As a tech entrepreneur Ran has led the funding and managed creation of all aspects of software products for EditSpot, an automated cloud-based content management system. Ran currently serves as Founder and Chief Story Officer for Allegori providing digital, brand and executive consulting to digital startups, national non-profits and corporate teams. Additionally, Ran is Co-CEO for Globili, a global mobile communications startup.
Driven Media Solutions, LLC
Matt Plapp is the president of Driven Media Solutions, a full service marketing firm located in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. He has over 14 years of experience in small business marketing in the region. From Corporate America to Locally Owned companies, he has been involved in most forms of marketing and has seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Matt Plapp has a strong passion for Guerilla & Grass Roots Marketing, Social Media and Internal Marketing Strategies. His goal is to help you create and implement a plan that will work as a foundation for your company’s brand.
Leisa and Randy Wilcox
Once Blind Studios
Randy and Leisa Wilcox are the owners of Once Blind Studios, a boutique graphic design studio specializing in visual brand identity, which started in Los Angeles in 2001 and relocated to Cincinnati in 2010. Living and working in Over-the-Rhine, they are passionate about local businesses and committed to giving them the visual tools to succeed.
Prior to starting Once Blind Studios, Randy spent over a decade at Easton Sports where he was in charge of all branding for the company, from corporate brand identity to POP, product graphics and packaging. He is also a fine artist and photographer. Leisa worked in entertainment industry, including multiple shows with Sony Pictures Television, associate producer for the Dr. Phil Show, and marketing projects for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and its Primetime Emmy® Awards.
Michael Wintrob has amassed deep experience in the fields of brand and design strategy over the past 15 years. As a strategy director at LPK, Michael has developed best-in-class branding practices — including positioning, architecture and identity systems — for leading brands in the surface care, food, beverage and financial services categories. He has an intimate understanding of the challenges clients face in adopting and deploying branding fundamentals and has presented training programs to audiences around the globe.
Michael also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.
Alex York is co-owner of Southpaw Prints. Alex is a professional printer with backgrounds in screen printing, flexography and screen printing finishing processes. His previous experience comes from his time spent at Cincinnati State in their Graphic Imaging Technology program, Mr. Label Company, and General Data Company. Growing exponentially over the past 5 years, Southpaw Prints has gone from a private studio to a manufacturer of soft goods, flat stock products as well as a staple of Over The Rhine’s Final Friday gallery openings. Southpaw Prints client list ranges from Instrument Skateboards, Cincinnati Blues Society, to P&G.