With a blue-collar work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit, we deliver better results at a better value than our competitors. We don’t do it to be cool or trendy — we do what works. And even though we have been around since 1959, we behave more like a start-up. We are a DISRUPTIVE breed of smart, over-caffeinated and results-obsessed visionaries, ideators, storytellers, technologists, software programmers, researchers, analysts, creatives, media mavens, social gurus and artists who are all hell-bent on:
Developing and executing revolutionary business-building ideas that help our clients grow.
Chief Executive Officer
With the mind of an entrepreneur and a heart for innovation, Scott has grown The Brandon Agency into a Southeastern powerhouse with over 100 employees in seven offices across the U.S. As a highly sought-after strategist and business-minded visionary, he has helped develop and grow brands such as YETI Coolers, Southern Tide, CresCom Bank, Williams Knife Co. and Fish Hippie. Always on the forefront of technology, Scott was the first to develop opt-in email database capture strategies using customer relationship management tools for stronger capture rates on conversions. Although he has an endless passion for marketing, Scott is happiest when he is outdoors hunting and fishing with his family.
President & COO
An impassioned president with insightful account-management skills, Tyler learned to grow brands during her years working on such prestigious accounts as Celebrity Cruises, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orient-Express Hotels and Seabrook Island Realty, where she developed a marketing plan that increased sales to $50 million in one year. With the sensibility of businessperson, the foresight of a visionary and the tenacity of a true leader, Tyler is continuously applauded by clients and agency members alike for her ability to “get things done.” Besides her many work accolades, Tyler counts her family as her biggest blessing and largest inspiration.
From developing strategic marketing plans to aggressively negotiating media buys, Shelby works fast and furious to show an ROI for clients. She maintains a full plate as vice president and media director, but her Midwest work ethic is deep-rooted. Her portfolio is proof of that, with over 20 years of strategy creation on both sides of the table — client and agency — for brands such as Santee Cooper, hhgregg, Subway and Daytona Beach CVB.
Account Planning & Brand Development
As account planning and brand development director, Andy mostly works in covert ops — researching, gathering insights and studying audiences before he passes the info along to his clients or colleagues to develop the most effective brand. It’s what he’s accomplished for clients like Costa Del Mar, Williams Knife Co., YETI Coolers, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Fish Hippie and Southern Tide. Armed with a master’s degree in cultural sustainability, this Texan isn’t afraid to think big.
A true trailblazer, Missy paved her own road 20 years ago by founding KMT Creative Group. Ever since, she has faced every curveball this industry can throw by working closely with brands such as CBL Properties, frogg toggs and Hook+Gaff. Now, Missy offers up game-changing and effective ideas by utilizing her strengths: the creative vision of an innovator, the rationale of a former agency owner and the patience of a mother to twin girls.
Nick uses his talents in computer science and graphic design to grow the online presence of brands such as Santee Cooper, Southern Tide, frogg toggs, Farmers Telephone Cooperative and Blue Force Gear. A serial marathon runner, his steely determination shines through every brand he grows. As lead user interface designer of the GuestDesk software suite for online hotel reservations, he watched it explode from $1 million in reservations to over $400 million annually.
New Business Director
We seek clients who want to grow and are willing to take risks, and Barry plays a crucial role in that process. Prior to his 17 years with TBA, Barry worked as a senior account manager and refined his real estate chops by leading the Cliffs Communities account. Today, he fuels his work with the insights, nuances and successes he attained in principal roles with brands like Titleist, FootJoy Worldwide and South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
A North Carolina native and surfing enthusiast, Jonathan earned a BFA from UNC Wilmington before riding his way into nearly 20 years of experience on the creative side of the marketing industry in Durham and Wilmington, where he made waves for clients the likes of Reeds Jewelers, Audi, Sony and Travelocity. When not working his creative magic at our Myrtle Beach office, Jonathan can be found hanging out at the beach, cooking in the kitchen, or simply relaxing at home with his wife, 12-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter, black cat and Walker Coonhound.
President of TBA Outdoors
Todd took the helm at TBA Outdoors in March after several years of sales and marketing success in the outdoor and destination travel industry. As director of sales & marketing for Hell's Bay Boatworks, he was widely credited with turning the shallow-water skiff maker into one of the most prestigious names in the fishing industry. He has led multiple brand partnerships with companies such as Costa Del Mar, Simms Fishing Products, YETI Coolers and Raymarine.
Charlotte Regional President & Creative Director
Equipped with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and experience earned as visual communications manager at John Deere, Cary struck out to carve his own path. Over the next 25 years, he built one of Charlotte’s most respected and sought-after design agencies from the ground up. Don’t let his laid-back nature fool you — this business-minded creative has worked tirelessly to help grow brands such as General Electric, Rubbermaid, Snyder’s-Lance and Mountain Khakis.
There are many things to love about Jan, but one of the most heartwarming is his sense of humor. Hailing all the way from Prague in the Czech Republic, the recently naturalized U.S. citizen holds a BS in IT systems from the University of Economics, Prague and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining The Brandon Agency in 2015, he held posts as a CPA and a financial controller.
Director of SEM
Not many people make a 180-degree turn from earning a bachelor’s degree in history to becoming a digital marketing expert, but JD is not most people. With over 10 years of previous experience as an account manager, JD came to The Brandon Agency with vast understanding of paid search and search engine optimization strategy. He’s used his passion for data and self-proclaimed nerdiness to grow brands ranging from casinos and resorts to internet and cable providers.
A native of Bath, New York, Shawn joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992 and served as a computer and networking specialist in Hawaii. After his service, Shawn’s work took him to San Diego and then to Boston. He then traded snowstorms for Myrtle Beach sunshine, where he worked as a systems analyst for Brittain Resorts & Hotels. With over 25 years of experience in his back pocket, The Brandon Agency’s internal network, IT equipment, and user domains are in good hands.
Email Marketing Specialist
Champions may fall…but they never quit.
— My Dad
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
— Coco Chanel
If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance a lot less.
— Eric Shinseki
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Winston S. Churchill
Senior Account Manager
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
— Apostle Paul Philippians 4:13
Ashley O'Connor Henley
Email Marketing Manager
Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself
Social Media Manager
There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask "What if I fall?" Oh, but my darling, What if you fly?
— Erin Hansen
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Social Media Associate
When you do multiple things you love, it doesn't feel like work.
— Lauren Conrad
Junior Media Buyer
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
— Jennifer Lee
Think positively, exercise daily, eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, worry less, dance more, love often, be happy.
Associate Creative Director
Lead from the front.
— Audie Murphy
Associate Media Director
If you can't figure out your purpose, find out your passion for your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
— T.D. Jakes
Social Media Associate
To finish first, first you must finish.
— Rick Mears
Managing Editor of Agency Content
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.
— Ferris Bueller
Learning never exhausts the mind.
— Leonardo DaVinci
Public Relations Manager
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Public Relations Manager
Act like a lady, Think like a man, Work like a Boss.
How long is forever? Sometimes, just one second.
Front-End Web Developer
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
— English Proverb
Accounts Payable Accountant
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
— Walt Disney
Dream big and dare to fail.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
— Peter Drucker
Public Relations Associate
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.
— Eric Thomas
Junior Art Director
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
— Theodore Roosevelt
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
— Vincent van Gogh
This too shall pass.
— Abraham Lincoln & King Solomon
Search Engine Specialist
If pizza sizes were given in area, not diameter, you’d see instantly that a 7-inch is less than half the size of a 10-inch pie.
— Neil DeGrasse Tyson
I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.
— Carrie Bradshaw
There's no place like home.
— The Wizard Of Oz
Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
— Benjamin Franklin
Marketing and New Business Coordinator
Let the light that shines in you be brighter than the light that shines on you.
— Dabo Swinney
Senior Social Media Executive
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
— J.K. Rowling
Your real job in this world is to be you.
— India Arie
Accounting & Human Resource Associate
And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to the span of life?
— Luke 12:25
Observe and reflect and become a little wiser everyday.
— Doe Zantamata
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
— Wayne Gretzky
Senior Account Manager
I could never guess where life will take me, but I will never forget where I came from.
Digital Analytics Coordinator
Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
— Albert Einstein
Accounts Receivable Associate
People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you make them feel.
— Mary Udasin
Art Director/Digital Asset Manager
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
— Anthony Robbins
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.
— Mario Andretti
Senior Account Manager
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Junior Account Manager
Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.
— Bethany Hamilton
Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
Web and App Developer
A good window doesn't call attention to itself. It merely lets in the light.
— Dale Carnegie
When one door closes another opens.
— Alexander Bell
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
— Groucho Marx
Senior Art Director
Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after
— Henry David Thoreau
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass..It's about learning to dance in the rain!
— Vivian Greene