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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 hersel
Social Media Manager. Junior Account Strategist. In-House Photographer. Customer Service Extraordinaire. Kessler does it all! She joined the M3 team after graduating from Georgia Southern University in 2017 with a degree in marketing, and minors in management and fashion merchandising and apparel design. Having worked in the retail industry since she was 16 years old, she has an unmatched passion for retail and product development that shines through in her attention to details and her whatever-it-takes attitude.
When she’s not crushing it at the office or cruising around in her Jeep Wrangler, she’s spending time outdoors or channeling her inner Joanna Gaines, tackling home improvement projects. Kessler also loves to surround herself with her three favorites: good people, good music, and her German Shepherd pup, Berkley.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Whether she’s behind the scenes composing photos at a shoot or in the office creating beautiful print materials for our clients, Taylor’s got a killer eye for design and the skills to bring clients’ visions to life. After graduating in 2013 from Augusta Tech with a degree in graphic design, she moved to Charleston and began developing and growing her own paper company by designing stationery, greeting cards, wedding invitations and the like. Fast-forward to present day, Taylor has joined forces with the M3 creative team and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
When she’s not designing ads or landing pages for clients, you can find her humming through used book stores in search of novels and vinyl records, sitting in a coffee shop with her phone on airplane mode soaking in the jazz music and laughter from friends while reading, or exploring the nearest Trader Joe’s.
The third “Taylor” to join the M3 family, Taylor Hanks (no relation to Tom) is killing it as a video producer in our production department. A graduate of Augusta University with a Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in TV and Cinema, Taylor worked as a commercial reporter for a local newspaper. After three years of entertainment work, she moved into production and fell in love with it. She worked for four years as a producer, and is ready to bring her experience to the M3 table.
When she’s not here editing footage while drinking her daily average 5 cups of coffee, she’s spending time with her son, reading, or exploring the outdoors. A fun fact about Taylor: She lived in Austria for 6 years!
Taylor comes to M3 all the way from the University of Maryland. Once she finished up her degree in communication studies in 2017, she moseyed her way down to Augusta, where she now assists all of our Account Executives with coordinating and managing projects. Her favorite part of her job? Helping communicate a client’s vision and getting to be an integral part of bringing it to life.
When she’s not in the office, odds are that she is either somewhere outside, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying all that nature has to offer or making brides all over the Augusta area look flawless on their big day with her stunning makeup skills. She has a love of all things green and spends her spare time wandering around nurseries and greenhouses and collecting plants. She prefers to be barefoot whenever possible and takes road trips whenever she can.