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Meet the zealots

“Nothing great was ever
achieved without enthusiasm.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Libby Rose, President
Libby Rose, President
libby@abzcreative.com

“Meeting adjourned! Back to work!”

  • She keeps the pulse of the biz – keeping everyone in line and business booming.
  • She has a fairy wand; she’s not afraid to use it.
  • When not cracking the whip, she can be found swimming laps, putting in miles on her road bike or chasing after her granddaughter.
Martin Rose, Client service director
martin@abzcreative.com

“If you want pretty, we can do pretty. But we’re so much more than pretty.”

  • Nothing gets him more excited than solving client marketing challenges with long-term, strategic solutions.
  • Rumor has it he was once a pirate. We still call him “Cap’n” just in case.
  • He’s a man of many talents and many pairs of yoga leggings.
Martin Rose, Client service director
Elizabeth Engle, Strategist | Senior writer, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Elizabeth Engle, Strategist | Senior writer
elizabeth@abzcreative.com

“Let’s outline the big picture, then nail down the details.”

  • She captures clients’ unique messages in a voice that commands attention.
  • A lifelong passion for the written word, plus promotion and photography dabblings, sparked her love of creative marketing.
  • She travels the world in search of inspiration, fueled by local libations and a sailing addiction.
Preston Smith, Strategist
Traditional + Digital
preston@abzcreative.com

“Data fuels great strategy. Just try to bring me down off that soapbox.”

  • He’s a strategy fanatic; that’s all there is to it.
  • He lives for understanding our clients’ needs and developing the map to get there.
  • He tried open-mic stand-up comedy once. It didn’t go so well.
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Regan White, Account lead | Senior writer, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Regan White, Creative director
regan@abzcreative.com

“Can we rework this copy?”

  • She’s a zealot for knockout copy and second-to-none customer service.
  • Nothing makes her swoon more than a beautiful turn of phrase.
  • She’s a founding member of Yale University’s first, all-female sketch comedy group, The Sphincter Troupe. (She had no hand in the name. She promises.)
Carrie Lock, Account lead | Production manager
carrie@abzcreative.com

“The paper samples are in my office next to the zombie flamingo.”

  • She brings order to chaos, morphing communication messes into masterpieces.
  • A free-spirited detail freak, she’s been sighted perusing spreadsheets in a tutu.
  • She’ll get to the bottom of any project, but her free time is spent reaching new heights as a rock climber.
Carrie Snyder, Account lead and production manager, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Erica Harouff, Account service and Media planner, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Erica Harouff, Account lead | Media planner
erica@abzcreative.com

“I’ll make a spreadsheet for this.”

  • Managing massive media buys and complex account details is her forte.
  • She launched our one-woman Chicago office and clocks in at 7 a.m. to work Eastern time with us.
  • She cut her marketing teeth managing Anheuser-Busch brewery tours and can still spout fun facts about your favorite brews.
Katie Oliver, Copy writer | Video producer
katie@abzcreative.com

“The AP Stylebook is my spirit animal.”

  • Securing the perfect b-roll for the perfect sound bite is her JAM.
  • Puzzles are her thing. Bring on a mess of project details and watch her emerge on the other side with a great solution.
  • We’re a little worried she’ll move to Costa Rica to work among the sloths.
Katie Oliver, Account service and Video production, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Brittany Sanges, Traditional + digital design, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Brittany Facinoli, Senior designer
Traditional + digital
brittany@abzcreative.com

“Due in an hour? Sure, I can fit that in.”

  • From print to websites, she has her hands in all things design – “multitasking” is her middle name.
  • She’s a fanatic for designing creative that offers the best possible user experience.
  • Unabashed foodie, she keeps the office updated on the hottest places to eat in Charlotte.
Gwen Saunders, Senior designer
Digital + multimedia
gwen@abzcreative.com

“I tested this e-blast on 22 platforms. And it’s mobile-friendly.”

  • She wrestles daily with Internet browsers and email providers to make your Web marketing beautiful, functional and versatile.
  • She runs distances others drive. (Almost as fast!)
  • She’s always scouting the next adventure abroad, though her request for a new, exotic office location hasn’t been granted yet.
Gwen Saunders, Digital + multimedia design, ABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Sarah Smith, Account service and AccountingABZ Creative Partners, headshot
Sarah Smith,  Accountant
sarah@abzcreative.com

“There’s a typo in this brochure, I can feel it.”

  • As one of our lead proofers, we’re pretty sure she has a sixth sense for spotting stuff.
  • Need a project report? Have an invoice question? Forget Siri, we have Sarah.
  • She mostly works from her home office with the “help” of her three children.
Jim Tobalski, Project consultant
jim@abzcreative.com

“You can’t create a pickle by sprinkling vinegar on a cucumber – you have to soak it. Just like marketing communications.”

  • He’s done it all over 39 years – from the photo darkroom as a marketing intern to the corporate boardroom as an executive.
  • He loves evaluating a company’s brand.
  • Jim invented hiking. (At least that’s what a squeaky voice inside his head claims.)
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Baby zealots

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Human baby zealots

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Offsite zealot dogs

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Zealot cats

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Current zealot cats up for adoption