Our directors and supervisors average 21+ years experience.
Melonie joined the Watauga Group in January, 2017 after 17 years on the media and account service teams at Luckie & Company. Prior to agency life, she spent eight years working in the marketing and advertising departments of Alabama Power Company as the lead planner for Alabama Power. She continues that role 17 years later and has taken on a variety of other clients and industries over the years. Other current clients include planning and account supervision on Visit Panama City Beach, Somerby Senior Living, and Gulf Power.
Debra holds a doctorate in organizational communication and has more than 30 years of media-planning experience in traditional and digital media. She joined Watauga Group in 2014 and is our go-to digital strategist. As an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix and Southern New Hampshire University, Debra designs and teaches courses on integrated marketing communications and social media. She has launched internet media planning teams at multiple agencies over the span of her career and orchestrated the media planning and buying for major clients such as Hilton Hotels, Taco Bell and Times Mirror Cable Television.
Ryan joined Watauga Group in May of 2014 and has more than 12-years of digital media and marketing experience. Ryan oversees our team of programmatic specialists, which includes managing all paid search, social and display platforms. He has helped our team grow into a Google Premier Partner, the highest level partnership possible with Google, as well as continue to stay on top of the latest trends and technology in the ever-changing digital space. He oversees programmatic strategy on all accounts at the agency which include travel, recruitment, healthcare, CPG and several others.