ADRION AU

Social Media Coordinator / Photographer

Adrion has been working as a professional photographer since 2001. An interesting mix of technical and creative, Adrion has a Bachelors of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She created images “on the side” while serving 11 years in the military as a weather forecaster before returning full-time to her passion. Adrion also owns and manages The Studio on Maple, a membership based photography studio available for use by photographers of all skill levels in Augusta. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Augusta Photography Festival and is active with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. At M3 Agency, she is our resident photographer and social media content queen. 

When she’s not working to get the perfect shot, she is busy raising 2 handsome young men who keep her on her toes and laughing daily. They share their home with a German Shepherd named Ares, a rescue Lab mix named Athena, and a cat named Cat-Cat. She enjoys flirting with single dads, taking afternoon naps, and yelling at the neighbor kids to stay off her lawn. 

ALISON DAVIS

Video Producer / Photographer

Whether it’s through videography or photography, Alison excels in the art of visual storytelling. A native of Aiken, SC, she graduated in 2020 from USC Aiken with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. After graduating, she established her own freelance videography business and also worked as a multimedia specialist creating training videos for nuclear facilities. Alison joined the M3 team in 2022, where she skillfully translates the stories of our clients into eye-catching imagery. 

 

When she isn’t behind a camera, you can usually find her hanging out with her pup, Basil, kayaking on the canal or longboarding in her neighborhood. She also enjoys spending her weekends hitting up the thrift store and the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts.

AMANDA MOORE

Business Manager

Working under pressure might turn most people away from a job description. Not Amanda – she loves it! Our business manager expert thrives under pressure and loves working to make processes and systems more efficient. Before joining the M3 family, she worked for a local CPA firm after graduating with her dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Augusta University. She then moved to Nashville and continued to work in business management for music artists and professional athletes. She then found her way back to her Augusta roots, where she worked for The Miller Theater and helped with the reopening after being closed for over 30 years – how cool is that?

When she’s not busy with the books, she is spending time with her family or enjoying a live concert. She also enjoys eating hot dogs from time to time.

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.

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.

ANNA FREEMAN

Director of Business Development

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.

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.

Bethlehem Dempsey

Media Coordinator

Bethlehem is a brilliant marketing and event management professional with a wealth of experience working in the non-profit, customer service, and real estate industries. She joins our team as one of our media coordinators and is enjoying learning the ropes of agency life and tackling everything from managing social media accounts to helping map out marketing strategies with our account executives. She likes to let her hair down by listening to music and going to concerts, reading a good book, traveling as much as she can, and tending to the many plants that are slowly taking over her house.

CAROL SWIFT

Office Administrator

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!

Cori Branum

Media Strategist

When it comes to all things digital, count on Cori to know what’s best for your marketing strategy. Cori worked at M3 for two years as a junior account executive before graduating from Augusta University with a marketing degree and going on to work as a Digital Sales Specialist at Beasley Media Group. She returned to the M3 fam in 2021 as a media strategist who is ready to help you dominate the digital realm. When she’s not strategizing for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and furbabies, as well as being a vocal advocate for mental health.

Dale Hill

Media Strategist

Can we get a “Dale Yeah?!” As a media strategist, Dale knows how to find the perfect balance of hard work and fun with every project. She joined the M3 team with more than 9 years of customer service experience, as well as experience working as a Digital Programs Director and Event Planner. Her professional strengths include all things digital and social media marketing. Dale is a huge people person and loves really getting to know her clients and finding creative solutions for their needs. When she’s not in the office, she loves attending music festivals, spending time with friends, family, and her cat, Buffy. Rumour has it she was once mere feet away from Stevie Nicks at a Fleetwood Mac concert. Talk about Dreams…

JAMES TILBY

Animator/Producer

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.

JAMIE BAKER

Graphic Designer

Graphic artist and literal beam of sunshine Jamie has nearly three decades of experience working in the printing, publishing, and marketing industries. An OG of M3, Jamie worked as a designer in the early days of the company, eventually leaving to spend more time with her children. Roughly 10 years later, we were ecstatic to welcome her back to the team. Jamie is an extremely talented and technical designer who loves being able to bring a client’s vision to life. She brings positive energy and a sense of humor with her to work every day, and never fails to lend a hand whenever someone needs it.

 

Jamie stays busy keeping the entire art department laughing all day, doodling on her iPad Pro, and working on her side business – Sunny Side Up Creations. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying a beautiful day on the back of a Harley and spending time with her family.

JEREMIAH GRIFFIN

Digital Specialist / Copywriter

We like to think of M3 as a big family – and that’s especially true for our Digital Specialist Jeremiah! The brother of our beloved Media Buyer, Josh, Jeremiah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Augusta University with a communications degree in 2020. At M3, he writes compelling copy for clients, skillfully telling their stories and ensuring their websites are optimized for SEO. He also helps build and maintain Google and Facebook marketing campaigns.

 

When he’s not behind the keyboard, he loves watching baseball and basketball, rooting on his favorite teams – the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. A self-proclaimed cinephile, Jeremiah also loves watching movies and tv shows with friends, riffing on or analyzing whatever is on the screen. 

 

Josh Griffin

Media Planner

New York-native Joshua comes to M3 after earning a bachelor’s in Public Relations from Augusta University. He worked in digital marketing for three years after that, and it was during that time that he found his passion for the industry. When he’s not negotiating for the best ad placement for our clients, you can most likely find Josh tearing up the dance floor. He has been dancing for 14 years and he loves everything from ballroom to hiphop. He has competed up and down the east coast, while also spending his spare time teaching others how to bust a move.

Music is a huge part of Josh’s life, having played violin for nearly 15 years and piano for 4 years. He is always jamming out to something, but if he had to choose one band to listen to for the rest of his life? No hesitation in picking Pink Floyd (who could blame him?). Aside from that, he really enjoys talking with people about just about anything – from alien conspiracies to the Yankees. It’s safe to say this guy has danced his way into M3’s heart!

KATIE CASON

Media Strategist

With more than 15 years of experience in the live entertainment industry working in marketing and sales, Client Media Strategist Katie knows what it takes to get her clients in the spotlight. Before joining the M3 team, Katie was the Director of Marketing for the Augusta Entertainment Complex. Prior to that, she worked for Feld Entertainment promoting fun shows like Disney on Ice and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (just ask to see the photo of her riding a Ringling elephant!). A marketing grad from Georgia College & State University, Katie prides herself on relationship building and building trust through those relationships. She believes that her clients know she has their best interests in mind – she is only as successful as they are!

Outside of work, you can likely find her drinking a margarita on a patio somewhere with family and friends. She is married to Chip and has three stepsons – Wyatt, Wheeler, and Walker. They also have three rescue pups – Blue, Stella, and Daisy. If you visit her office, you’ll see milk bones on her desk for the resident furry co-workers and any visitors we may have at M3.

KOREY ZARLENGA

Creative Services Director

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.

KRISTIN CATO

Media Strategist

Kristin is a marketing all-star who always knows the best strategy for your company. She joined our team with more than 7 years of experience as a senior account executive with a background in marketing research, politics, food and beverage, and sports hospitality. As a client strategist at M3, she loves working with clients and finding creative solutions to help reach their goals. She is a true southern gal and was born and raised in the CSRA. When she is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her pups, hanging out at the beach, watching sports, or whipping up something new in the kitchen.

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.

Mike Parsons

Digital Strategist

With more than a decade of experience in the digital marketing world and over 30 Addy Awards, it is safe to say we are overjoyed to have Mike on our team as our Website and Digital Specialist. He is Google Certified and offers a diverse digital and creative background that makes him uniquely qualified to handle all of our clients’ needs. After earning a BFA from the University of South Carolina, he spent 18 years creating marketing materials for Morris Communications, covering every division whether it was outdoor advertising, newspaper, radio, book publishing, or equestrian events.

When he is not in the office, he is most likely enjoying an array of outdoor activities such as parasailing, hiking, and white water rafting, with his wife and three kids. He is also a proud black belt in Tae Kwon Do and celebrated his 50th birthday by (unintentionally) cliff jumping. No kidding!

NOAH PULLEY

Digital Specialist

Making waves as M3’s Digital Specialist, Noah knows what it takes to get your website noticed. After graduating from Augusta University’s Hull College of Business in 2014, he hit the ground running and spent 4 years working in digital marketing. We’re so happy to have him on our team, offering a wealth of experience and knowledge to our clients.

When he’s not in the office, poring over website analytics or maximizing search engine optimized content, he can be found hanging out with his fiancée Lauren and their two cats or watching LSU Football (we forgive him). You may have even heard his voice on one of our many commercials (it has been likened to that of country star Luke Brian)! A random fact about Noah? He’s broken his nose multiple times while boxing and playing baseball, which has caused him to have no sense of smell.

REBECCA BEST

Senior Media Strategist

The last name really says it all. Rebecca joined the M3 team in 2022 as a Senior Media Strategist after a merger with her own marketing company – Emineo Marketing. With nearly two decades of experience in marketing, Rebecca is in a league of her own when it comes to strategizing and growing businesses. It’s been said on more than one occasion, “if you want something done, ask Rebecca!” She’s just that driven, efficient, and passionate. Not convinced? She started kindergarten at age 4, high school at 13, and college at 17. Aside from being a marketing strategenius (yes, we made that word up just for her), she loves connecting with people and building relationships by helping them reach their goals. Rebecca thrives on utilizing the most strategic marketing tools and executing creative, innovative campaigns to help businesses stand out from the crowd. 

 

Rebecca holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Augusta University and has been the recipient of several community awards. In her free time, you can find her spending time with husband, Adam, their daughter, Mia, and their fur baby, Jackson. She also loves watching sports, soaking up the outdoors or traveling.

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.

TERRY RANDOLPH

CFO

Terry first came to M3 as a client with a strong consulting and financial background who was in need of marketing assistance. He soon saw the benefits of working with a professional ad agency and later joined our team as our Chief Financial Officer. Terry’s business expertise and perspective helps propel us forward as well as keep us accountable to the bottom line.

Wesley Latch

Having a website is important for any business, but having one that works, is even more important. Wesley works consistently with our staff and clients to both build and manage effective websites that insure positive results. Whether a client needs a simple layout to display their services, or a full-service e-market site, Wesley has the experience and talent to create a site that fits any client’s needs.

Wesley has a BS in Math and Computer Science, and 15+ years of IT experience dealing in manufacturing, programming, web and process development, data analysis, and data administration.

ZACK DANIEL

Video Production Supervisor

When it comes to getting the perfect shot or coming up with a creative video concept, Zack is our guy. Sorry Georgia fans, this Gator is a University of Florida graduate with a degree in telecommunications. After graduating, he worked as a travel videographer in Hawaii and California before making his way back to Augusta in 2013. He continued filming for a travel publication before joining the M3 team in 2020 as our Video Production Supervisor where he oversees the day-to-day operations of our production department. When he’s not in the studio, you can likely find him on the golf course or at the beach with his beautiful wife, Ansley, and their Bernese mountain dog, Riley.

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