"A joy shared is twice the joy...a burden shared is half the burden."- Swedish Proverb
Lynn has over 35 years of marketing communications experience which include: branding, advertising, developing market strategies, media planning and placement, package design, print management, public relations and creative direction for many national and local account. Packaging experience included Heinz, Carriage House Foods, Roddenbery, Dow Chemicals, Farm Fresh Supermarkets, Food Lion, and several others. Lynn has designed roughly 7,500 different pieces of packaging and achieved success for clients in hundreds of advertising campaigns.
Later after joining First Colony Life Insurance Company which became GE Financial (Genworth), he served as Marketing Communications Leader and Brand Compliance Manager where he supervised a communications team of around 20 and was responsible for advertising, communications, public relations and marketing for several life insurance-annuity and Long Term Care insurance companies, business units, product factories and distribution systems. His responsibilities included brand compliance for GE Financial, at that time 1/8th of General Electric. Lynn received several awards in the Life Insurance industry, such as the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association's top awards in Trade Advertising, Agent Promotions and several other categories.
Lynn also worked for Schawk (one of the world’s largest brand support companies Canadian Division)— His responsibilities included sales of web-based applications that included DAMs (Digital Asset Management systems) and Co-Op advertising and ad generation systems. From 2001 until 2008, Lynn ran Axis Creative, a marketing communications firm in Bedford, Virginia serving over 300 clients with a broad range of marketing services. As that client base has grown to over 500, most recently the agency experience grown to include the Lynchburg Foundation, Mincon, YMCAs, Hanwha, Lumicor, Central Virginia Family Physicians, Collaborative Health Partners, Walk-In Cares, Westminster Canterbury, Petty. Livingston, Dawson & Richards Law firm, several government entities, the United Spinal Association, Catalyst Communications, the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), the Wounded Warrior Project, Lincoln Financial, AIG, Nationwide Financial — just to name a few.
Lynn's interests include plenty of family time, but he enjoys time on Smith Mountain lake on his bass boat attempting to catch fish as well as British and Australian TV and films.
"If you’re scared, just be scarier than whatever is scaring you!"- Thumper
Benton lives his life with the goal to live fully while inspiring others. Graduating from Liberty University in 2016 with his BS in Strategic Communication, he currently serves as our Operations Manager, working on project management, as well as assisting in various day-to-day tasks, include account management. Benton has also become well-versed in building websites in Joomla for numerous clients.
When Benton is not at work, he is attending Liberty University working towards his Masters in Business Administration. He also serves as the Executive Director for his ministry team, Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh. The things you can think up if you only try.”-Dr. Seuss
Katie is joining our team as a Graphic Designer. She graduated from Salem College Magna Cum Laude with, a Major in Graphic Design and minors in Marketing and Studio Art. She is currently working on her masters at Liberty University. Katie combines art and technology to create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. She develops overall layouts and production design for advertisements, brochures, business cards, etc. Katie brings to the table a sparkling personality and a creative eye, that we are delighted to add to our team.
Lead Web Developer/Server Management
Alex is a well-rounded web master, responsible for one on the CMS Joomla's greatest module's AI Contact Safe which allows users to quickly develop and deploy a robust contact system in their site. Alex also handles various needs with web sites, coding issues, system issues, Flash, database projects and works remotely from Brasov, Romania on a daily basis. Alex also has many other freeware Joomla modules and components.
Junior Web Developer
"He has a song. He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire."- Rhaegar Targaryen
"Check out my new resume, I made it into a fold-out brochure. You see? Folds out."- Kenny from "The Bee Movie"
Chris has joined stimulus Advertising as the Marketing & Media Intern. Finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications & Video Production, Chris helps serve as media specialist in the office through photography and videography services. In addition, Chris assists in digital marketing efforts, paid social media management, copy writing, and graphic design. Chris brings a focused and lighthearted energy to the office, and we're happy to have him here!