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EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS. BETTER TOGETHER.

Diversely talented and deeply interconnected, we work together on every project we undertake to guarantee that our clients benefit from our wide range of perspectives and experiences. Each one of our associates plays a part in our success, and we will all play a part in yours.

 
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DOUG CARPENTER

PRINCIPAL  Doug is involved with all aspects of the agency and prides himself on being available and accessible to everyone engaged in the business. With more than two decades as an agency principal, he staffed DCA with the goal of surrounding himself with a group of seasoned professionals he considers his peers (and frequently superiors).

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Launched national campaign for Dunavant, a Memphis-based logistics and transportation company, and its subsidiaries

Founder and fund development lead of Explore Bike Share

Co-founder and marketing partner of Tennessee Brewery: Untapped & Loflin Yard

Marketing partner of Big River Strategic Initiative

Directed the recruitment of an NBA franchise for Memphis

Guided fund development of over $25 million for the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center

Led the branding and communications effort of the Soulsville/Stax Museum revitalization project from concept to market

Assembled the investor group to purchase The Racquet Club of Memphis and ATP and WTA tennis tournaments

Developed $10 million facility enhancement capital campaign for University of Memphis football program

Launched two national campaigns for Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Served as original Chairman of the Board of Crosstown Arts and on the original Crosstown development team as lead communications liaison on the Sears Crosstown renovation

 
 

 
 
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ELIZABETH ANSBRO

ACCOUNT MANAGER  DCA reluctantly let Elizabeth return to Dallas after a college internship, but luckily she came back to us as a seasoned professional passionate about the future in Memphis. She enables our partners to excel through her skill in developing and implementing strategic communications. 

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Led virtual reality activation and influencer relations program for Think About Your Eyes campaign to promote vision health and target donor partners, generating more than 12.5 million impressions

Supported communications for American Airlines during historic US Airways merger, developing organizational change management and employee engagement content and collateral

Launched community relations program for Marine Well Containment Company, implementing employee volunteer and corporate giving programs

 
 
 

 
 
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MOLLIE BAKER

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR  A former professor at the University of Alabama, Mollie’s gifted in both researching and communicating design concepts. Her ability to find relevant influencers and combine them in a unique way provides the visual foundation for our work. 

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Led the rebranding efforts of Financial Federal and Bring It Food Hub

Designed the branding and guerrilla marketing efforts of Live Up Front

Art-directed and designed award-winning Grizzlies Foundation collateral

Designed branding for Big River Strategic Initiative and Big River Crossing

 
 
 

 
 
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ANDRIA BROWN

COPY CHIEF  With only 26 letters, Andria mixes up the right combinations to make people think and feel things they hadn’t before. Her background includes journalism, technical writing, and creative non-fiction, providing the flexibility to meet any textual need. 

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Developed campaigns for clients including Folk’s Folly, Tennessee Brewery Untapped/Revival, Explore Bike Share, Memphis Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail

2015 recipient of Ward S Archer Memorial Award for Outstanding Copywriting

Founder of Folk All Y'all, a Memphis-based music series dedicated to presenting, promoting, and celebrating singer-songwriters

Freelance writer for multiple local and national publications, including The Chicago Tribune, The Memphis Flyer, and Memphis Parent

 
 
 

 
 
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JOHN DAVID DOWDLE

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR  John David’s ability to use a pen and a mouse at the same time isn’t the only indicator of his ambidextrous nature. With intense creative energy camouflaged by a quiet façade, John David has a broad and award-winning body of work inside a design portfolio that grows more impressive by the day. 

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Led the rebranding efforts of Dunavant and Folk’s Folly

Designed award-winning campaigns for Loflin Yard, Tennessee Brewery: Untapped, the Grizzlies Foundation, Humphrey's and Explore Bike Share

Led the environmental design of Oak Hall's entrance to Nashville's Hill Center

Launched the international brand of Hampton Inn & Suites and developed internal communications for HomewoodSuites and Embassy Suites Hotels.

Involved in several University of Memphis football campaigns  

 
 
 

 
 
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ABBIE GORDON

ACCOUNT MANAGER  Abbie’s curiosity and energy drive an unflagging desire to discover new things while serving a diverse array of clients. Her digital campaign experience and hometown loyalty are well suited to a growing role in Memphis’ continued evolution. 

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Managed video marketing efforts for Pilot Flying J, Ole Smoky Moonshine, and Petsafe

Led digital ad campaign research studies for national clients including the NBA, Sprint, Mars, Clorox, and Samsung

 
 

 
 
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CARA GREENSTEIN

PR + SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER  Who better to understand the power of online connection than someone who hasn’t known a time without it? Equal parts writer, strategist, and collaborator, Cara advances social media engagement and cultivates relationships between clients, media, and the community.

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Leads media relations on behalf of entire DCA client roster

Consults social media strategy for clients including Explore Bike Share, Mighty Lights, and Folk’s Folly

Managed international media introduction of Memphis Greenspace’s renowned legal removal of Memphis' confederate statues

Led international public relations launch of Big River Crossing, the world's longest public pedestrian-auto-rail bridge

Founder of Caramelized food and lifestyle blog, which was named three-time winner of "Best Blog" by readers of The Commercial Appeal

 
 
 

 
 
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ERIN MOSHER

ART DIRECTOR  With a photographer’s eye, a designer’s hand, an animator’s skill, and an MBA-student’s savvy, Erin creates visual projects that illuminate our abilities and elevate our clients. A Birmingham transplant, she brings a fresh perspective and appreciation for DCA’s civic engagement.

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Worked on photography and design for the City of Talladega’s award-winning brand development

Received Graphic Design USA Packaging Award

Designed book layouts and collateral materials for an international humanitarian aid organization

Honored as Auburn University’s School of Industrial and Graphic Design’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student

 
 
 

 
 
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WESLEY PARAHAM

PR + SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR  As a writer and gaming enthusiast, Wesley is well versed in the most important elements of successful PR and social media: developing an intriguing narrative and executing a creative strategy. This lifelong Memphian is motivated by new opportunities to advance the city’s story.

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Collaborated with social media team to increase Twitter potential reach by 65% for C.H. Nash Museum at the Prehistoric Chucalissa Archaeological Site

Wrote copy for Martin Music website, which then saw 7% increase in online sales

Contributing writer for High Ground News and I Love Memphis Blog.

 
 

 
 
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SOPHIE TSAGRONIS

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR  Her inquisitiveness and conscientiousness made Sophie the perfect summer intern, and then the perfect fall intern, and then inevitably our next perfect associate. She adds a global perspective and adaptable nature to help the accounts team not only stay on track, but better see the path ahead. 

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Published research: “Is There a Bubble to Burst? College Students’ Spatial Perception of Campus”

Coordinated fundraising activities for The Connecticut Cancer Foundation garnering $100,000

Presented "Hashtags for Business Purposes" to Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

 
 

 
 
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ANITA WATHEN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS  It’s a handy coincidence that her name rhymes with “I need a,” because we know Anita will meet any request. Within reason and budget, of course. Her vast experience herding creatives and managing managers gives Anita the wisdom and authority to keep our ship in shape. She is the eyes, ears, and heart of DCA. 

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Manages daily functional aspects of DCA, including office management, client invoicing, and oversight of all media operations.

Placed and delivered all print media, received and processed all client and media invoices, and supervised media schedules for clients while working as media coordinator and traffic supervisor at Sullivan Branding.

Supervised television scheduling and logged commercial spots for air while working as traffic manager for WREG Television.

 
 
 

 
 
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ANDREA WILEY

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT  True to her marathoner nature, Andrea is in it for the long run. She combines her knowledge of all facets of our business – strategic, design, and production – with dedication to each client’s specific needs. She advocates and challenges, diligent in pursuit of both the best solution and its execution, with an attention to detail balanced with her ability to see the big picture.

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Manages DCA account service team

Led the strategic rebranding campaigns of clients including Financial Federal, Dunavant, Mayo Mallette, Burleigh Consulting, Peer Power Foundation, and Humphrey’s

Rejuvenated strong, iconic Memphis brands like Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House and Oak Hall with a fresh perspective

Immediate Past President of AAF Memphis, where she led a 60% membership increase over 3 years and brought national recognition to Memphis through first-place club programming

Regular advertising/public relations columnist for Inside Memphis Business

Adjunct advertising professor at the University of Memphis Department of Journalism

Member of the University of Memphis President’s PR Task Force