Watauga Group

Our goal was simple, to create an agency that is about people first. We combine 20+ years of media experience with $100,000+ of best in class tools to balance the science of analytics with the art of message delivery. But don’t just take our word for it, ask our clients!



We stand as a Google Partner agency with recognition as an “All Stars Top 200” before the Premier designation existed. Our team also leads social media thinking, having earned Blueprint Certifications- the highest-level FB/IG offer



Whether it’s the latest digital capabilities or… “what has Google done now” – we keep our staff and clients in the know for all things media.


Specializing in Multi-unit Retail, Hospitals, Restaurants, Recruitment, Lead Generation, Travel, Entertainment, and Consumer Package Goods; The Watauga Group is a proven media agency in helping clients maximize results through integrated, intelligence-driven media strategies, and ROI based planning. We provide media solutions to all business problems.

Leslie Osborne

Chief Executive Officer

Founder of Watauga Group, Leslie oversees all client and partner relationships. She began her media career at YPB&R where her passion for travel and tourism was discovered. Her experience over the years has led her to be one of our industry experts in the field, as well as expanding her expertise in industries such as Healthcare and Recruitment.

Neil Romaine

Chief Liaison Officer

With experience ranging from Senior Vice President & Media Director for 12-years to 10-years of direct response marketing while Director at Medical Hair Restoration, Neil exceeds expectations to achieve campaigns that are best of breed and deliver outstanding returns.

Michelle Evans

Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle has three decades of experience under her belt from managing multimillion dollar media budgets for The Home Depot and Nissan to working one on one to develop strategy and provide insight for Ruby Tuesday. She also formally led rebranding efforts of Georgia Tourism.

Jenny Williams

Chief Process Officer

Jenny keeps Watauga clients and partners up to speed on all things digital, breaking down platforms and processes so they are easy to understand. She has helped develop strategic media plans for clients across several industries, including Sports & Outdoors, Travel and Entertainment.

Charles Osborne

Chief Vision Officer

Charles drives the vision and growth of Watauga Group. Combining his many years of managerial experience in hospitality and restaurants with his degree in Electrical Engineering, Charles has the ability to see beyond today and focus on steps for tomorrow.

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As planning season for many clients and agencies is well under-way, the chatter of the “perfect media mix” overtakes most strategy meetings. But what pieces are decisively interlocked to create this complex puzzle that is the media plan? Television for the broad reach...

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With the rise of U.S. internet users paying for ad blockers – currently at 26% and projected to grow to 30% in 2018, the impact to advertising could be jarring; Juniper Research predicted ad-blocking could cost publishers $27 billion in lost ad revenue by 2020...