• About Us

  • Meet the Team

    • ELEMENT BONDS.

      Element is about what is essential to an advertising relationship: creating close connections, like oxygen to hydrogen. We listen, first and foremost. We use scientific research to gather deep insights and understanding. And then we use those insights to ignite and explode creatively, innovatively—building messages and brands that shake customers from their haze and into action.

      THE ELEMENT EFFECT.

      By deploying a process meant to solve our clients’ problems elegantly and provocatively, we lead businesses toward the greatest ROI possible. While the precise formulas may change for each of our client engagements, our effort and results never do. This is Element Advertising.

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      ROB YOUNG

      ROB YOUNG is Element’s media + research director. Highlights include:

      Executive-level strategic media planning and execution at two of the world’s most recognized media agencies serving clients such as Kellogg’s, Pennzoil-Quaker State, and Chili’s restaurants.

      • 25+ years (or 49,920 hours) of media planning, buying and consumer research experience.
      • Media Director for Starcom Worldwide (Leo Burnett), Chicago, IL.
      • Associate Media Director, GSD&M, Austin, TX.

       

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      MATT LEVIN

      MATT LEVIN is Element’s creative director, senior art director, and web designer. Highlights include:

      • 5+ years working as art director for San Francisco ad agencies: Hub Strategy, Swirl, McKenzie & Associates, Fusion DM.
      • 14+ years in Asheville agencies.
      • International and local clients: eBay Motors, PGA, Ernst & Young, Veltec, Hewlett Packard, Cherokee Tourism, D.C. United, CNN, Grove Park Inn, Asheville Regional Airport, Mission Hospital, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Highland Brewing Company, and Green Man Brewery.

       

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      JACK BECKER

      JACK BECKER is Element’s principal brand strategist, creative director, and senior copywriter. Highlights include:

      • Provided senior-level brand strategy and creative direction for internationally recognized brands including Intel, Sundance Institute, Sony PlayStation, and MGM Motion Pictures.
      • 20+ years of branding, marketing, and advertising experience.
      • Formerly with EuroRSCG (now Havas Worldwide), the largest global agency.
      • Internationally recognized, award-winning creative.

       

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      ELLEN ALDRICH

      ELLEN ALDRICH is Element’s account manager. Highlights include:

      • 15+ years client-side marketing management experience.
      • Experience includes KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum, BirthMatters, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course mountain community, and RealtyLink, LLC.
      • Successfully executed strategic marketing plans that increased student involvement in after-school enrichment programs, which contributed to over 80% of students exceeding standard achievement goals.

       

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      SIDNEY GILLIAM

      SIDNEY GILLIAM is one of Element’s account managers. Highlights include:

      • 5+ years in-house marketing experience in the natural products and outdoor recreation industries.
      • Implemented the Academy at SOAR’s first-ever comprehensive marketing plan, increasing program participation by 30%.
      • BA in mass communication from UNC Asheville.

       

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      ROB DECKER

      ROB DECKER is Element’s digital marketing strategist, analyst, and social media guru. Highlights include:

      Provided cohesive SEO, social media, and online marketing strategies for diverse clients such as:

      • Rumbling Bald Resort, Pinehurst, Mission Hospitals, and The Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, NC.
      • 8+ years of SEO, online marketing, analytics, and digital marketing strategy experience.
      • Formerly with Jackman Reinvents, an international branding firm in Toronto, Canada.
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      ELLIE YOUNG

      ELLIE YOUNG is Element’s pillow thief and glasses-knapper.

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      DEWEY LEVIN

      DEWIE LEVIN is Element’s desk monkey and squeaky toy.

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      MAGGIE LEVIN

      MAGGIE LEVIN is Element’s watchdog.

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      BROWNIE GILLIAM

      BROWNIE GILLIAM is Element’s trash inspector.

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      TSALI ALDRICH

      TSALI ALDRICH is Element’s social butterfly.

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      FINNLEY ALDRICH

      FINNLEY ALDRICH is Element’s base jumper.