New Hires

The Brandon Agency Welcomes New Media Buyer and Junior Art Director to Its Growing Team


The Brandon Agency, the most creatively awarded agency in the Carolinas, enhances its media and creative departments with new trailblazers, Lauren Jones and Kirby Groome.

Lauren Jones, the agency’s newest media buyer, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in integrated strategic communications. She spent the last four years at Current 360, a full-service agency in Louisville, Ky., and has experience working with retail, financial, casual dining, healthcare and automotive industries. The Cincinnati native will play a key role in building strategic media buys for a variety of accounts in her new role at the agency.

The agency’s newest Junior Art Director, Kirby Groome, is no stranger to the team. Groome was a creative intern for three summers and worked on various design projects for multiple clients; one noteworthy project being the design of Fuel Travel Marketing’s new logo. The Clemson University graduate spent two years as a marketing intern at the university’s athletic department where she planned and executed promotions and video board content for all sports, including the National Championship Parade. Groome will continue to be a strong asset to the team and will design and create graphics for email marketing campaigns, logos, social media ads and new products.

“We are excited to have Lauren and Kirby join our growing team,” said Tyler Easterling, President & COO of The Brandon Agency. “Lauren has extensive marketing experience that will only strengthen our overall media strategy for clients. Kirby was a tremendous intern and brings a lot of creativity and innovation to the team.”