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About Neathawk Dubuque & Packett

Creativity thrives here.

Inspired thinking powers results.

The tools are common, if ever-changing-design, motion graphics, light, sound, color and language. The cloud on the sunniest of days. Internet connections moving data at the speed of…well, really, really fast. But it's the thinking, sensibility and creativity that are altogether unique. Creative (occasionally quirky) people driven to understand the challenges of the marketplace. Inspired to work collaboratively—with each other and with clients—to do things, both great and good. Drive sales. Change minds. Bring chills. Move mountains and take names.

Rarely easy. Always energizing.

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Services

STRATEGY

  • Audience Research
  • Market Analysis
  • Business Modeling
  • Channel Strategy
  • Product Launch

BRANDING

  • Brand Audits
  • Brand Strategy
  • Corporate Identity
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Product Naming

ADVERTISING

  • Print, Radio, Television
    & Out Of Home
  • Collateral
  • Logo Design
  • Exhibit Displays
  • SEO & SEM

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Crisis Communication
  • Media Relations
  • Monitoring and Analysis
  • Employee Communications
  • Community Partnerships

DESIGN / UX

  • User Interface Design (UI)
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Information Architecture
  • Digital Branding
  • Wireframing & Prototyping

TECHNOLOGY

  • Web Development
  • Content Management Systems
  • E-Commerce Solutions
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • iPhone, iPad & Android Apps

ANALYTICS

  • Web-Statistics
  • Monitoring and Analysis
  • KPI Definitions
  • Key Influencer Tracking
  • Conversion Analysis (ROI)

MEDIA

  • Target Audience Analysis
  • Media Research & Planning
  • Media Buying
  • Post-Buy Analysis

Senior Leadership

Danny Fell

President & CEO

Danny Fell

President & CEO

Black Belt. Charitable Organizer. Certified Diver.

An emergency medical technician during high school and college, Danny has a special connection with the agency's healthcare clients. He's worked with HealthGrades, the Hospital Corporation of America, the American Occupational Therapy Association, WebMD Envoy and J.D. Power and Associates, among others.

Nationally recognized for his work on the interactive side of marketing, he's been tapped for frequent speaking engagements as well as publishing assignments. In addition to authoring several publications, he's written columns for the Healthcare Marketing Report and HealthLeaders. Danny serves on the board of the Georgia Southern University Center for Excellence in Sales and Sales Management and is an active member of numerous professional groups.

Susan Dubuque

Principal

Susan Dubuque

Principal

Perpetual Energizer. Egyptian Traveler. Amateur Runner.

A nationally recognized expert in healthcare marketing, agency cofounder Susan directs ND&P's healthcare practice. In the past 20-plus years Susan has managed literally hundreds of healthcare marketing initiatives, from comprehensive brand campaigns to smaller, targeted promotions.

With roots as a hospital marketing director, she's shared her industry expertise with clients ranging from academic medical centers to integrated health care delivery systems, including healthcare leaders like Carolinas HealthCare and Loma Linda University Medical Center. She's published extensively on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on healthcare and not-for-profit marketing. Awarded 2008 Woman of the Year by the YWCA, Susan serves on a number of local, regional and national boards, and is an associate professor for VCU's School of Healthcare Administration.

Todd Foutz

Executive Vice President

Todd Foutz

Executive Vice President

Former front-man of Van Halen in his head. People watcher. Frustrated photographer.

Todd directs the agency's Roanoke office and serves as a senior account team leader.

With more than 25 years' experience at agencies including The Martin Agency and Earle Palmer Brown, he's done everything from helping clients build their brands to developing tactics for reinvigorating sales campaigns. He has led national campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Carl Zeiss Optics, ChapStick and other national brands. He has managed educational and awareness campaigns for healthcare, higher education, hospitality and defense categories.

Todd is ruled by a serious Saturn and an outrageous Uranus. He is a consummate professional but a hopeless romantic. Todd is dad to three creative children and two excitable rescue dogs.

Thomas Becher

Senior Vice President

Thomas Becher

Senior Vice President

Wannabe pilot. Global galivanter. Dutiful dad.

Thomas leads the public relations and crisis communications practice for Neathawk Dubuque & Packett (ND&P). He has extensive experience in corporate communications, media relations, speech writing, special events and more. This former journalist loves deadlines and understands what it takes to stand out in today's wide variety of communication channels.

Prior to owning his own agency, The Becher Agency (tba), and joining ND&P through a merger, this self-described aviation junkie led media relations, employee communications, corporate communications and crisis management at aviation industry icons Pratt & Whitney, Atlas Air and Northwest Airlines.

He's also the author of two aviation books: Boeing 757 and 767 and Douglas Twinjets for Crowood Press of Great Britain. Thomas is fluent in German. He has visited more than 30 countries and has travelled to all 50 states.

John Bedor

Senior Vice President,
Business Development

John Bedor

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Paraglider. Big Fish Wrangler. Jacques Cousteau.

If you could imagine the agency as a sizable and somewhat complex organism that thrives on fresh ideas and demanding challenges, John Bedor is that individual with his quite capable hands on the uptake valve through which the agency's lifeblood flows: It's the valve marked "business development."

With an MBA, client-side experience as a marketing director and more than 15 years of business development experience, John is uniquely suited for the task. The range of his sector work spans international consulting, financial services and advertising, where he has honed strengths in proposal and pitch strategy and channel/partnership development.

Beyond those key assets, his "love for the hunt" and a keen sense for business, people and how decisions get made are vital in keeping ND&P "in the hunt" - and winning - with regularity.

Denise Rushing

Vice President,
Account Manager

Denise Rushing

Vice President, Account Manager

Circuit Trainer. Loyal Friend. Jet-setter.

Recognized for her strong, strategic thinking, organizational abilities and team building, vice-president and Chattanooga office director Denise Rushing brings an impressive breath of talent and experience to ND&P's clients. In working with clients of virtually every size and scope-from some of the largest and most innovative corporations like Volkswagen Group of America and global engineering group Meggitt Training Systems to mid-market boutique restaurants, design firms and non-profits-Denise has earned her stripes hands-on.

Before joining ND&P, she gained valuable marketing insight early in her career in the Birmingham area where she was the lead point of contact on clients such as Cross Creek Apparel and Pursell Industries, Inc. With 14 years of advertising experience to her credit, Denise understands the big picture of trends and rapid change and how best to lead for client benefit and growth. She is an effective communicator in both client-facing relationships, with creative and across offices who understands the importance of each.

Jason Anderson

Creative Director

Jason Anderson

Creative Director

Alabamian. semi-reformed music snob. high-fiver.

It's not at all coincidental that Jason possesses a circus background to match a portfolio dotted with work for "big tent" clients . . . That's Atlanta's prestigious (and sawdust-free) Creative Circus from whence he graduated - and big-tent clients like Time Warner Cable, Wal-Mart, McDonald's and a stellar stable of health systems.

During stints with several well-known agencies, Jason has applied his strategic marketing and writing talents toward award-winning campaigns for national brands, including Goodyear, Bayer and Best Western. His work has won multiple Addys and recognition from the Kansas City Omni Show and Creative Review Magazine.

Jason supervises Richmond office creative, including: VCU Medical Center, St. Francis, Rex Healthcare, Virginians for the Arts, FeedMore. It's all as cohesive and dazzling as - a three-ring circus.

Brent Morris

VP of Media Services

Brent Morris

VP of Media Services

Globetrotter. Beagle Keeper. NPR Fanatic.

Brent has more than 20 years of media experience gained on both the agency and client sides of the business. He is recognized for his innovative and strategic approach to media strategy. He has even developed his own proprietary process for media planning and placement.

During his career Brent has directed and placed media for a number of well-known national, regional, and local clients, including LandAmerica, S&K Menswear, Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, GRTC, and Inova Health System. He has placed all forms of traditional and digital media, and he has developed search engine, social and mobile marketing strategies for clients.

A former entrepreneur, Brent founded and operated World Cup Coffee in Richmond, building this successful brand from the ground up, even before Starbucks became a household name. Brent now applies a business owner's perspective to creating cost-effective media plans with a focus on ROI.

Michelle Ward

Controller

Michelle Ward

Controller

Number Cruncher. Soccer Mom. Recipe Collector.

Michelle leads the finance and administrative team at Neathawk Dubuque & Packett (ND&P).

Michelle understands the importance of financial data and trends in making strategic business decisions. She implements accounting policy to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the agency's financial records, develops budgets and forecasts, and oversees regulatory filings and compliance.

With extensive experience in professional service industries, Michelle has managed the finance and accounting operations of privately held, mid-sized and growth oriented companies. She has worked with investor owned and operated companies both locally and in multi-entity organizations across different states.

Clients and Brands