Laurie Linn – President
With over 20 years of experience, Laurie Linn has an energy that can light up a room and knows how to get people excited about marketing. She is big on ideas and not shy on taking risks. Laurie believes that innovation is the core of successful marketing, and it shines through in her clients’ work. Even with her international clientele, Laurie develops relationships with her clients, providing expertise in business strategy, detailing best practices, and working with senior leadership to determine marketing plans. She takes a solutions-based approach to her clients’ problems, and always manages to exceed expectations. Laurie loves living in Ithaca, NY and gives back by providing influence and affluence to make it an even better place to live and work. Laurie serves as the Co-Chair of the Tompkins County Chamber for 2010, and on the boards for Tompkins County Area Development, and United Way of Tompkins County. She formally served as Chair of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Board in 2003 and as President of the TC3 Foundation Board.
Tim Youngs – Creative Director
With over 30 years experience in design and the applied visual arts Tim brings a broad range of tools to every communication problem. Beyond formal education in art, typography and art history his experience has touched on display advertising, type design, advertising, publications, illustration and industrial design. The core of his design philosophy is that designing for people rather than technology should be paramount. His belief that the message should be at the forefront, that truly good design is invisible, and that less is still more is still a good idea.
Kitty Gifford – Social Media Strategist
Kitty has a broad range of experience utilizing a mixture of social media and other online outreach tools to educate, engage and create online communities. As Social Media Strategist, Kitty uses social media to strengthen digital relationships for businesses, organizations and individuals. Kitty is a founding member and skater in the Ithaca League of Women Rollers, co-organizes a science cafe: Ithaca’s Science Cabaret, and serves on the Light in Winter festival of science and the arts board.
Diane Goodman-Daniel – Copywriter
Diane Goodman started her marketing career at a dotcom called girlsonfilm.com, a young women’s film review site which was later bought by Oxygen Media. She then went on to become the online community director for bolt.com a website that was truly the proto-Facebook. She is now our copy writer. Diane writes copy for ads, e-mail marketing campaigns, brochures, articles, press releases, Web sites, newsletters, scripts, and other marketing materials clients need to sell their products and services to businesses. If there were more titles to hand out we would also name her chief of inquisitiveness. Her questioning nature brings out the best in all of us.