Yes, today’s business is about data, technology and great ideas. But since 1979, we’ve found that it’s about something equally as important: people.
At the heart of every client challenge is a consumer with real needs and wants. We make work for them. We make beautiful, clever, smart, true and messy things. Because that’s how we all are, and you are too.
In the end, a human approach is the difference between a brand that just makes ads and a brand that comes alive in all our hearts and minds.
As a native Houstonian and one of the pioneers of women-owned advertising agencies, Brenda founded Love Advertising in 1979. Over 40 years later, her focus remains the same: delivering client success with integrity, honesty and by outthinking the competition. It’s why she has maintained many client relationships for over 25 years.
Brenda has been inducted in the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame and was named Agency Principal of the Year in 2015 and 2017 and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Houston Media Alliance. She also serves in many industry and community board positions.
As a longtime leader in the digital space and leader of Love’s strategy team, Jonathan continually pushes the boundaries to create, implement and execute integrated communications and marketing strategy. His digital focus at Love helps clients understand the importance of the digital customer while developing innovative solutions that are both meaningful to the end user and are tied to critical business outcomes.
Jonathan has spent over 15 years crafting brand experiences, nontraditional advertising, groundbreaking digital campaigns and most producing results for agencies such as McKinney + Silver and BSSP. Jonathan has been recognized with numerous awards across multiple mediums honoring not only his creativity but also the effectiveness of his work for clients including Audi, MINI Cooper, Carl’s Jr., Boy Scouts of America, Garmin, Phillips 66 and Shell.
With a 25+ year career that has spanned roles in media, account service and new business, Shannon’s well-rounded experience has guided many clients through a variety of branding exercises, creative campaigns and media plans. But she has never forgotten that at the center of all that work must be a healthy client/agency relationship—one she continues to work hard to nurture every day.
With stints at Media Plus in San Antonio, Love (twice!), and nearly a decade at TracyLocke in Dallas, Shannon’s leadership has helped create award-winning work for an impressive list of clients including CenterPoint Energy, Papa John’s Pizza, PepsiCo and more.
Ryan has over two decades of experience elevating brands by creating compelling campaigns that move the needle. As the leader of Love’s creative team, Ryan believes in capturing the intrinsic humanity of a brand and reimaging it into something new and relevant to a consumer.
As a veteran of notable agencies such as Ogilvy, NY and J. Walter Thompson, Ryan has helped take BP beyond petroleum, turned Castrol motor oil into liquid engineering, expanded American Express from a credit card to a small-business champion and helped teach the world to say Hello Moto for Motorola. An established creative director with a background in copywriting, Ryan boasts a wealth of B2B and B2C experience, and created award-winning work for brands including Siemens, Kodak, Shell, Phillips 66, Miller Beer, IBM, TIAA-CREF, Merck and Pfizer.
Kelley is a native Houstonian whose passion for media has taken her all over the world, from Australia to Austin. Today, she leads one of the region’s strongest media departments with a team of 15 media planners, buyers and strategists.
With over 23 years experience, Kelley began her media career at Saatchi & Saatchi, San Francisco, moved to Australia, then returned to Texas and to GSD&M in Austin. She then landed in Houston to head up Richards/Carlberg’s media department. Along the way she has delivered groundbreaking work for blue chip clients such as Hewlett-Packard, MasterCard, Wal-Mart, CenterPoint Energy, UT Health Science Center of Houston, UT Health San Antonio, Mahindra Tractors, Schlotzsky’s, and many more.
In addition to being a past president of Media Alliance of Houston, Kelley has lent her media expertise on multiple national panels including the New York Ad Club Out-of-Home Symposium, and Nielsen. She has also been recognized as the MAH Buyer of the Year and Media Director of the year.
With a background in design and a passion for development, Joel provides clients with innovative digital approaches and solutions while delivering strategy from a creative perspective. At Love, Joel has implemented best practices across our digital offerings and helped push the envelope of execution and engagement. He leads agency efforts in our web design & development, social media, and email marketing programs.
A Midwesterner at heart, Joel began his career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working on digital projects for Nook by Barnes & Noble, Thomson Reuters and Roche Pharmaceutical. Joel joined Love in 2013 where he immediately started creating and implementing innovative solutions for CenterPoint Energy, Phillips 66, Perry’s Restaurants, ENGIE, Boy Scouts of America, Papa John’s and the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.
Throughout each project, Joel relies on his degree in graphic design and love of cutting-edge technology to ensure that the results are both visually engaging and effective. Joel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Brittany researches the intersection of brands and the market, and the consumer and cultural forces that influence them. By exposing untapped opportunities, Brittany helps our creative and media teams develop new models and interactions that deliver brand growth. Additionally, she leads our efforts to develop short-and long-term measurement frameworks and reporting systems. Brittany developed our Digital Analytics Platform, which quantifies ROI for our clients’ investments.
Prior to Love, Brittany was the director of digital strategy at The Company of Others. She launched her career in Chicago at Starcom Mediavest Group working in digital media and has experience across a diverse client roster that includes several Fortune 500 clients such as Waste Management, Windstream, Phillips 66, Kellogg’s, Disney, Best Buy, Allstate, Macy’s and CenterPoint Energy.
She has been recognized with numerous industry marketing awards across multiple mediums. Brittany graduated from the University of Kansas, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and genetics.
Josh has built his career by being constantly curious. He has worked across traditional and emerging marketing mediums, supporting brands in various industries on local, national and global levels. By leveraging past experiences in media, strategy, events, and project management he understands that true collaboration across teams to bring our unique skills together, inspires the most impactful and creative solutions. Josh co-leads the Brand Management team at Love to bring this level of collaboration both internally and with our client partners in development of communication solutions to business needs.
Prior to Love, Josh worked at notable Minneapolis agencies including Periscope and Martin Williams. He’s led brand work for a diverse roster of clients including Delta Airlines, Bridgestone Tires, Subway, Minnesota Twins, BASF Agriculture, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Perry’s Steakhouse and CenterPoint Energy. And he’s led brand collaborations with Adidas and Trolli as well as promotions with Deadpool 2 and 20th Century Fox. His work in the industry has earned a Grand Clio, D&AD Wood Pencil, AdFed Best of Show and numerous other ADDY, Effie and NAMA awards.
Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a double major in marketing and management from the University of North Dakota. He was a Division I athlete playing baseball and was honored as an Academic All-American by ESPN. In his spare time, you can find Josh and his family on a pontoon boat, at a softball tournament or enjoying a good craft beer at a taproom.
Lisa leads Love’s award-winning PR department, overseeing media strategy and execution for all accounts. She works closely with team members to craft headline-grabbing and one-of-a-kind stories. When she is not in the office, you can find her meeting with reporters mining for story opportunities and updating them on client news.
Prior to joining Love, she worked at global and boutique PR agencies in Los Angeles and Houston where she managed notable brands, including Starbucks, Shell WindEnergy, University of Texas Medical Branch, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Life Time Fitness and more. While working with Shell WindEnergy, she was embedded as a communications specialist where she worked closely with business development leads on corporate and local announcements.
From launching new products and initiatives to managing high-profile press events, Lisa has landed significant local, national and international coverage for clients in the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post; in Parents, Redbook and Southern Living magazines; on KPRC-TV; and more. Lisa graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a B.A. in government with a minor in business foundations.
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Career development and upward mobility is a key part of Love’s culture. That’s why our intern program is highly immersive and career-oriented. It’s also flexible. We realize career paths can change with interests and agency experiences, which is why every discipline at Love is open for you to try.
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