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Amy Padgett's experience makes us a stronger marketing agency to serve you!

Amy Padgett

Digital Director

Media buying + sales + management experience = just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amy. With 15+ years marketing agency experience at M3 spanning Google AdWords, Google Analytics, client strategy, and more, she works with a broad range of clients and can be seen picking through data when not meeting client needs.

When she’s not safeguarding the secrets of M3, Amy serves as President of the Augusta Advertising Federation. She can often be found enjoying time with her daughters – preferably traveling, and hopefully heading to a beach. She has a focus on health and fitness, which comes in handy when she’s sweating out a University of Cincinnati victory.

Amy Callan

Graphic Designer

Here is Amy. She graduated from Augusta University in 2014 with a BA in English, then attended a summer graduate program at University of Denver and received a Certificate in Publishing. But you know… Sometimes you gotta go back to your (Augusta) roots. In coming back to Augusta, Amy learned and found a passion for graphic design. Fortunate for us, she is now one of our graphic designers that certainly knows how to bring a client’s vision to life!

When it’s time to punch the clock, you can bet she’s doing any of the following: A) watching true crime TV shows, B) listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, C) reading while sipping coffee, and D) figuring out how to own a dog ranch with her very own pup, Scout.

Anna's multimedia background offers clients an insider's perspective, making us a better marketing agency!

Anna Freeman

Media Strategist

As a Media Strategist, Anna knows a few things about being between two worlds – especially after her time at University of Georgia with degrees in both Advertising and Communication Studies. She’s worked in multiple positions in television and non-profit organizations, providing perspective for the client and from the media’s point of view.

You’ll want to ask this Augusta native about her away-from-work interests, but a few of the many highlights include yoga, candles, her dog, dance parties, traveling, pedicures, crazy nail polish – and of course, her husband.

Marketing agency + tenured account rep + friendly smile = A great combination. Thanks Ashley!

Ashley Drummond

Account Supervisor

Whether it’s knowing a client’s expectations or streamlining how M3 works, everything Ashley does points to you, the client. Her studies in both advertising and public relations led her to an internship with us, and she’s stayed ever since while working her way to her current role overseeing Account Executives.

Ashley loves bringing her dog, Bailey, around the office, and she hits the gym as often as possible. Supporting her UGA squads, the Atlanta Braves, traveling to different beaches and music concerts, and relaxing with family all rank high on her list of preferred hobbies.

Austin's the only person in our marketing agency who engages in scrimshaw. And that makes him cool.

Austin Templeton

Graphic Designer

Austin is not your typical artist. He understands the intricacies of what makes a customer look at your ad instead of your competitor’s. His studies in Design and Media Production ensure that creativity will meet originality that wows you – and then your target audience.

You may not be able to find him out of the office, because he’s likely getting lost in the woods and planning his next scrimshaw masterpiece. You read that right – scrimshaw. Guitar, painting, reading, and hedgehogs also rate on Austin’s list of awesome things.

Ben Lowe

Digital Specialist

As he finishes up his degree in music and business (with a focus in marketing) from Liberty University, Ben is one of our digital specialists. His job is to make sure our clients can be found in the chaotic realm of the World Wide Web through SEO, SEM and social media! But on top of that, he’s got years of experience under his belt in videography.

This guy is digital by day, and sports by night! After he heads out of the office, you can find him on a football field or basketball court with his Adult Sports League teammates. And when he’s not scoring touchdowns or shooting a “nothing but net” basketball shot, he’s rooting on the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons.

When you walk through our marketing agency's doors, Ms. Carol has the smile and service to make you feel right at home!

Carol Swift

Administrative Assistant

A warm smile and welcoming words greet you when you walk into our offices, and that’s because Carol embodies Southern hospitality. She keeps the rest of us on schedule – and takes the time to make sure everyone’s taken their lunch break! Her experience in Management and Administration continue to serve us all well.

Carol raises pine trees, dogs, a cat, and a cow on her farm – and family knows they always come first to her. This includes her M3 family!

Carrie Pulliam

Multimedia Specialist

A few years after earning a BS in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2013, Carrie Pulliam joined our team with experience and knowledge in social media. Since walking through our doors, Carrie has expanded her creative horizons. You may have heard a commercial she scripted or even voiced! Hence, our Multimedia Specialist.

Her day-to-day tasks include constructing posts, writing blogs, and creating ad campaigns for multiple clients. When it’s time to head home, though, you can bet your bottom dollar she’s soaking in historic Downtown Augusta, watching stand-up comedy specials, or whipping up something in the kitchen. And beware—if you have anything “leopard print” on, she may try to take it.

Video + looks like Mr. Clean (his words) + marketing agency experience = One man who will get your job done right!

Coley O’Donnel

Video Producer

Coley knows how to wield a camera and make it look good. From commercials to online content, he’s involved – both for us and for his own production company, Coleman Video Productions.

When he’s not creating eye-popping video, Coley loves continuing to engage in two things he learned when young: Acoustic guitar and cardio kickboxing. Feel free to ask him about the latest thing he’s fixed or created for his house, too, as long as he hasn’t spent the time playing Call of Duty online.

Cori's positive spirit and can-do attitude have been HUGELY helpful to our marketing agency!

Cori Branam

Sales Coordinator

Set to graduate in 2016 from Augusta University with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Communications, Cori can be found assisting many M3 team members on a wide swath of projects. Her work ensures all the details are covered and every data point is known to whomever needs it.

In her spare time, she loves reading, listening to music (especially a good instrumental), and playing with her two cats. She can be seen volunteering with The Salvation Army, Red Cross, Autism Speaks, and fundraising for other local causes.

There may be no one with a broader range of client experience that Courtney, who's marketing agency life has brought about many interesting challenges.

Courtney Prouty

Media Strategist

No matter if you sell cars or practice law, own a retail shop or run a haunted house – odds are, Courtney’s helped a business just like yours. She boasts a wide range of account management experience from many years in the agency business, and you might’ve heard her voice over the radio airwaves on a commercial or two.

She often puts her Communications and Theatre degree to work as an actress when she gets the chance – which could explain why she gets a little overzealous about Halloween costumes.  Other pastimes include hanging with her family, running, interior design, and helping others realize the rewards of adopting shelter pets.

James has the best beard in our marketing agency, bar none. Also, he does custom animation work for video and digital ads. But back to the beard...

James Tilby

Animator

Art moves people. But who makes art move? That’d be James – an animator fluent in many things Adobe. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design and worked as a freelance graphic artist before making an awesome impression to land at our marketing agency.

When he’s away from his desk, James enjoys developing comics and cartoons, reading novels, and a good craft beer. And if he’s not out for a run, he may just have a hilarious cat video to share.

Josh Owens is neck-deep in digital marketing data, usually within Google AdWords. His marketing agency experience also includes a Google Analytics certification.

Josh Owens

Digital Specialist

Josh joins us from LM Marketing Group in Washington DC as a Digital Specialist. He works with clients to advertise their product through Google in the best way possible. He has been with M3 for the month of August and looks forward to further collaboration with the team in Augusta and Washington DC!

In his free time, Josh is a complete weather nerd. Picking up storm tracking as a hobby when he was younger, sometimes it’s hard to kick a fun habit. He loves to create and does graphic design on the side. An avid sports fan, Josh is a long suffering DC sports fan and can always be found watching a Nationals game – even if he’s in the heart of Braves country.

Joe officially has the most hunting experience of anyone at our marketing agency. No, seriously - he even has a turkey hunting call business he runs.

Joe Mole

Video Production Manager

Joe’s 15+ years of experience in all aspects of audio and video production stem from time as a freelancer and at the National Wildlife Turkey Federation before landing at our marketing agency. If you need a commercial, promotional video, or something in between, he’ll make it look and sound the way you want.

He says he was born a century late, because he’d get along well with Daniel Boone. Outdoor recreation is his calling, and his 2003 U.S. Open Turkey Calling Championship victory is proof. Spending quality time with his family, hunting, and fishing round out his list of things he loves.

Kelly's our media buyer and planner, which means she's the one who ensures your advertising is placed in the optimal time slots within your budget! Great addition to our marketing agency? Yep!

Kelly Gillis

Media Planner

You’ve seen those commercials – the ones featuring a negotiator for the best price. Kelly knows all their secrets. That’s because she works with the entire M3 team to ensure ad placements and media buys benefit the client, and her Augusta University degree backs up her knowledge base.

So, how does our Media Planner relax? For Kelly, it’s enjoying a good meal with good wine, heading on the trail to backpack, decorating, or taking in all of downtown Augusta. As someone who often shops for the best deal for our clients, she naturally revels in a good deal for herself.

Korey is part web, part graphic designer, all in on producing award-winning content for our marketing agency's clients. And we can prove it!

Korey Swift

Lead Designer

Everybody wants a good-looking website. Korey is what happens when design and web needs collide – someone who works in both digital and print mediums and understands the nuances of each. She began working at M3 right out of high school and continued in different roles throughout college; her degree made hiring her full-time a no-brainer!

If she’s not spending her day at the office, Korey’s yelling at the UGA or Seattle Seahawks game on TV. She makes her own beer and wine, plays in a cornhole league, and loves being outside with her “BBQ trio” of dogs named Hickory, Briquette and Woodford.

Kristen Bowie

Graphic Designer

Kristen, one of our graphic designers, can whip up anything as large as a billboard ad to as little as a postcard. She came to us with a BS in Public Relations from Augusta University, and holding previous titles like Creative Director and Advertising Manager. Let’s just say she’s a complete package!

When she’s not spending time with friends and family, she’s off traveling to different zoos and aquariums; hoping to one day visit every single one in the U.S. For the days she’s not convincing the zoo staff to let her take home a Red Panda, she’s either watching (for the millionth time) The Office or Doctor Who, and classic movies.

Our Creative Director, Lynn, has enough marketing agency experience to back up any creative idea she has - especially because she's won so many awards for her work.

Lynn Forbes

Creative Director

Call her the master of the arts. Or maybe just our wealth of creative knowledge. Either way, it’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Lynn’s 25+ years of advertising design experience. She’s worked for national companies such as Friedman’s Jewelers, and has earned multiple Advertising Federation awards.

Lynn’s creative nature never stops, and that fits with her bike riding, ice skating, roller skating, painting, get-me-to-a-beach personality. She once worked with the Sea Turtle Patrol to tag sea turtles who came ashore to nest and take their biological data.

Lauren Cliffton

Media Strategist

From growing up in Dalton, Georgia, to graduating from Auburn University, then on to starting her career in Atlanta – Lauren landed in Augusta, joining our agency with a background in marketing and public relations. She’s one of our ever-so-talented Media Strategists we count on to make sure our clients are headed down the right path for growth and awareness!

After a long day of setting the stage for her clients, Lauren heads home to join her husband and two four-legged canines named Barkley and Dozer. That’s when she dives into her hobbies like interior design or planning the next big trip across the world. She may tell you she’s not an adrenaline junkie, but don’t let her fool you; she’s been scuba diving and skydiving!

What marketing agency has a dedicated accountant? Can't speak for the others, but we do - and her name is Melissa.

Melissa Strickland

Accountant

Have you heard the phrase “Do math, and you can do anything?” That’s Melissa. She handles all of our marketing agency budgeting/invoices and can be called the queen of number crunching with her Accounting degree.

Family, going on walks with her husband and kids, a good shopping trip, and loving on her two dogs are her preferred hobbies, as is rooting for UGA while her husband cheers on the Crimson Tide. They’re united on a clothing brand they launched together, however – Kings Creek Apparel.

Decades of marketing agency experience + a mean golf game = A great outing with our President and CEO, Rick!

Rick Donaldson

CEO

Call him a fearless leader. Or just an awesome boss. Or a visionary. They all fit someone with 30+ years’ experience in Augusta, Ga. advertising, ranging from integrated media solutions to outdoor advertising and television. Rick’s involved in many different processes and can often be seen hammering out details with a client.

Rick also works hard at improving his golf game on a weekly basis – at least, when he’s not at the beach with his family. Weight lifting, attending live sporting events, and trying new “interesting” dining experiences all rate highly on his personal to-do list.

Who else would you want as CFO but someone who's successfully running another business, as Terry does? Our marketing agency truly benefits from his keen business sense!

Terry Randolph

CFO

An owner of Hollywood Self Storage, Terry also operates as our Chief Financial Officer and keeps us accountable to the bottom line. His business expertise and perspective are major behind-the-scenes influences that keep our marketing agency moving in a strong direction!

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