• About Us

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      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.


      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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      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.
      • 16+ 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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      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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      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.