The Crew

 

For over 30 years, Brian has been crafting brilliant strategies for big brands, and working with some of the best and brightest minds in the business. His only regret is that he juuust missed the Mad Men era. Don’t let his laid-back approach fool you – Brian has lived every one of those 30 years like they were dog years, and there’s a lot of industry knowledge packed into that big brain of his. He used that knowledge to grow Wilson Advertising into the company it is today, turning a one-shot opportunity into a leading strategic and creative agency.

Throughout his career, Brian has been fortunate to work with a number of marquee brands: Titleist, Huffy Bikes, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, NCR, Teradata, Conagra Foods, Coca-Cola, Huntington Bank, and many others. He’s at his best when collaborating with companies to craft the vision that moves them forward… and inspires bold leadership to embrace the power of their brand’s authentic voice.

Why Brian loves what he does

“My favorite part of the job is seeing our team smile when they know they’ve done well. A close second is watching clients become passionate and reenergized by the strategic vision and creative work we do for them. Being surrounded by a team with the confidence to conquer Goliath, entrusted by brands to lead them forward into next generation… yeah, that’s what I get out of bed every day for!”

Also passionate about

“Life, love, kids (and animals – except snakes!). I believe life is a journey best experienced outdoors and on top of the world. When it comes to love, I’m passionate, compassionate, respectful and always on. I also have two of the very best and most special kids on earth. I know every parent thinks that, but I know it! I have one child with special needs, and a son who will one day own his own gig and go on to achieve even more than I have. I treasure them both.”

Fun fact

“I really would like to be one of the Beach Boys… from the 60s.”

Pets

“Never met a dog I couldn’t bond with. Right now, I have Roxy. She’s the most adorable black lab mix ever, and she’ll forever look like a puppy to anyone who meets her. She always reminds me how beautifully simple life can be.”

Jason has over a decade of experience in advertising and design as a print and digital designer in the media world, and now focuses primarily on video production, video editing, and motion graphics here at Wilson. He has an AAS in Visual Communication from Sinclair Community College and has also attended Wright State University.

Why Jason loves what he does

“I love the art of visual storytelling: combining visually compelling imagery with complementary music, using either video footage or motion graphics. Even simply interviewing someone about their experiences in the world can be very powerful.  Everyone has a story, and I enjoy bringing that story to life. Here’s an example. I also love making explainer videos! I worked on these ones for ASG and Teradata.”

Also passionate about

“I enjoy hanging out with my family, watching movies and playing video games.”

Fun fact

“I’m totally normal!”

Pets

“I have a dog named Stella.”

Tom leads the account service team at Wilson and ensures that we consistently delight our clients with strategic thought leadership and holistic solutions that help grow their respective businesses. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the advertising industry, and has worked with leading companies such as Conagra, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Teradata, Motoman/Yaskawa Robotics, NCR Corporation, AAA Auto Club, CareSource, Walgreens, Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Midmark, Holloway Sportswear, Vectren, NewPage, Dayton Audio, Liberty Savings Bank, Joyce/Dayton Corp, AIDA, Monarch Machine Tools, and Makino.

Why Tom loves what he does

I am most passionate about strategic marketing: seeing the big picture and developing and implementing integrated marketing programs that build brand differentiation while solving the real business problems facing our clients. This is what gets me excited every day. I also have a very curious nature and enjoy digging in and learning everything I can about different industries and their nuances. Always something new.“

Also passionate about

“Oh yeah, I love my family and friends and all that stuff too!”

Fun fact

I’m 1/10th Viking! That’s right! Thanks, Ancestry DNA!”

Pets

“Three (3!) dogs.”

Bethann is one of the most experienced project managers on the planet, with nearly 40 years of xp under her belt. She keeps the Wilson team crafting exceptional work on time and on budget. Her specialties include retail, experiential environments, and graphic/broadcast production. Name an industry and she’s probably done project management or production work within it. She has experience at corporations, ad agencies, and branding firms, and has worked with clients ranging from local business leaders to global powerhouses.

Why Bethann loves what she does

“I truly enjoy the challenge of helping take a designer’s concept and marry it with the client’s budget and timing so that both are satisfied!”

Also passionate about

“I have many passions, so it’s hard to narrow down! My family, friends, being outdoors with the scouts (I’ve been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts for 21 years!), cooking, gardening, and life in general. Every single day is a gift.”

Fun fact

“Someday I want to to color my hair rainbow, like My Little Pony.”

Pets

“Always! Life without a dog isn’t life!! We currently have two rescue dogs, Asti and Hershey, and a Russian Tortoise named Baxter.”

Brett has been solving creative challenges for brands for over two decades. He started out his professional design life working on global brand accounts like Coca-Cola, Motorola, and Titlist in an agency environment and hasn’t looked back since. His love of merging technology and design experiences has resulted in some incredible experiential  marketing work for our clients, in addition to his traditional design work. He graduated from Ohio University.

Why Brett loves what he does

“I’m passionate about utilizing cutting-edge tools and technology to deliver engaging experiences that smash expectations for our clients! I’m very empathetic to the needs of our clients, which helps me deliver the type of creative work that’s not just beautiful, but also very effective.”

Also passionate about

“I love volunteering with my kids for BOGG Ministries.”

Fun fact

“I started skateboarding over 30 years ago and still love to go to the skate park and get a little air from time to time.”

Pets

“I currently have three dogs:  a Toy Yorkie, a Pit Bull and Golden Retriever.”

Kim has over three decades of financial experience in corporate and agency environments. And she puts her numbers game to work for us here at Wilson! Kim crunches our budgets, wrangles warehouse logistics, keeps our tools in stock, and  ensures our engines are fueled (snacks!). She graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. (no BS!) in accounting.

Why Kim loves what she does

“The back office has to run like a well-oiled machine.  I like efficiency, smooth processes and clean financial reports.  All that makes me very happy, because that leaves more time to play.”

Also passionate about

“Caring for my family. As part of the ‘sandwich generation’, my husband and I raised two sons. As they leave the nest, experience life, and move on to what’s next, we look forward to what’s in store for us while enjoying and caring for our own parents.  Life is great!”

Fun fact

I love the great outdoors and getting back to nature, hiking, boating, camping, water and snow skiing, golfing.  Nothing beats a great campfire in any weather.”

Pets

“I am a HUGE dog lover and a sucker for puppies!  Fridays are the best working days because everyone brings their dogs to work.  Hugs and pats all around.”

Kim has over 20 years of experience in collaborating with clients to build marketing strategies and multi-channel campaigns that deliver results. Her strategic, innovative approach to marketing strategy gives her the unique ability to reach difficult and highly-targeted segments. She’s a high-energy go-getter with vast knowledge of product and brand marketing, and possesses strong planning, communication, execution and analytical skills. Kim is a problem-solver who thrives in high-pressure environments where deadlines are tight, and she understands the importance of driving outcomes that align with our clients’ overall business goals.

Why Kim loves what she does

“I enjoy building relationships with my clients that are focused on strong collaboration and trust. At the end of the day, if my client successfully met their objectives and had an extremely positive experience, then it’s a win-win for both of us!”

Also passionate about

“While we live, let us live!  I’m constantly on the move.  I love spending time with family and friends and participating in any outdoor activity I can squeeze into my schedule – hiking, running, camping, four-wheeling, and even yard work.”

Fun fact

I’ve run two Ultra Ragnar relays.”

Pets

“Of course!  I have two Goldendoodles, Cash and Sierra.  I’m usually running a doggy B&B out of my house – not out of the ordinary to find one or two extra tails running around!”

Jon Brooks brings over 30 years of agency experience to Wilson for both B2B and B2C clients. He has led exceptional creative campaigns for brands such as Harley Davidson; Dayton Metro Library; Kettering Health Network, University Hospitals of Cleveland; Ali Industries; Curtiss Wright; Dublin, Ohio; and Home Depot.

At Wilson, Jon oversees all of our creative endeavors to ensure not a single project leaves the desk until it meets our exceptional standards for excellence. He has a good head for strategic thinking, which he brings to creative concepting, art direction, and design. He’s always pushing the Wilson team to explore fresh ideas that are uniquely creative, data-driven, and digitally focused.

Jon is also a recipient of multiple awards, both regional and national, including two Best of Show awards in the Greater Dayton Addy competition.

Why Jon loves what he does

“While always striving for excellence in our craft, I’m also patient, compassionate and genuine in my approach to creative. I’ve been in the trenches, so I’m able to connect and build a level of trust with my team and our clients. I truly love solving problems with creative solutions no matter how complex or mundane. And of course, I love to have fun!”

Also passionate about

“I have two sons in High School. My oldest is autistic, which is challenging and inspiring all at the same time. I have done a lot of advocating for children and families affected by autism.

I also have a passion for knowledge, continually learning, and trying new things, which applies to art as well as making furniture. I love to make stuff! I’m also a big history buff, especially historical events that occurred locally – the more obscure, the better.”

Fun fact

“I love Elvis Presley and I play the ukulele. I’m also a 1986 graduate of the School of Advertising Art – which is where I met Brian Wilson! – it was their very first graduating class.”

Pets

“I have two dogs: Archie the Labradoodle and Cilla the hound dog mix.”

We Love What We Do. Want to Work with Us?

We don’t currently have any openings on our team, but if you’re a competitive player at the top of your game, feel free to send us a resume.