Smart marketing. No __________.


Creative marketing agencies are a-dime, a-dozen. “Innovative”, “passionate”, “cutting edge” and (insert buzz word here). Our full-service agency cuts the crap and gives our clients access to the smart, focused, business-minded marketing they need to increase sales and see measurable marketing results.


Everything we do for our clients comes down to results and reason. Our obsession with reason crafts a rock-solid foundation for your marketing strategy and grounds every facet of your plan. Our passion for results delivers the focused marketing strategy you need to go beyond creating a pretty ad and move your bottom line.


Because we are able to streamline all of your services, melding all of the elements of your marketing plan into a strong, consistent approach, our firm is the best agency partner for business owners, sales managers, and marketing managers who need tangible results from their marketing that moves the bottom line. That’s our specialty.

No smoke and mirrors—just hard work and results that you can see with your eyeballs.


One of the largest marketing and advertising firms in the area, Pinckney Marketing is a full service, independent, employee-owned agency. Founded in 2011, our award-winning firm has grown exponentially to $7 million in capitalized billings in 2013. Focused on building lasting, business-focused partnerships with the brands we serve, clients tell us that they appreciate how we focus on their business and driving results with smart marketing, even on a tight budget.

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You’ll Love Us

Our team gets behind your brand and delivers the bench strength you need to power big results. Ego-free and flexible, working with us is like a breath of fresh air. You’ll immediately sense an optimistic, determined spirit in our staff when you meet our people.

Mike Pinckney

  • • Father to Noelle, Kaeden & Ryland
  • • Elon Business & Marketing grad
  • • Previously with Clear Channel Radio
  • • 15+ years in media and advertising

Hanna Huffman

Vice President

  • • Born and raised in the QC
  • • Loves mango and Jurassic Park
  • • Enjoys lifting heavy things at Crossfit
  • • UNCC grad & previously at Wray Ward

Kim Ballard

VP of Media Services and Production

  • • Born in Seoul, South Korea
  • • Enjoys cooking, movies, and wine
  • • Nail polish obsessed
  • • Go Gamecocks!

Andrew Robinson

Sr. Art Director

  • • Graduate of the Creative Circus
  • • Burger and sweet tea lover
  • • Husband and father to two sons
  • • Grew up in Jackson, MS

Dani Damous

Account Lead

  • • University of South Florida grad
  • • Adaptable to any environment
  • • Favorites = sushi and Love Actually
  • • Loves WVU football and traveling

Hannah Archer

Account Lead

  • • Bowling Green State University grad
  • • Loves warm weather, the beach, and sports
  • • Dr. Pepper and Doritos fan
  • • Cat lover

Haley Williams

Account Lead

  • • Native Texan
  • • Previously at LIVESTRONG and NASCAR
  • • Runner and wannabe yogi
  • • Loves brie cheese and malbec

Jenny Pepera

Account Lead

  • • Graduate of Kent State
  • • Previously at JWT and Viacom
  • • Mexican food lover and country concert goer
  • • From Ohio and brand new to Charlotte

Brad Ferrell

Digital Strategist

  • • Appalachian State Alumni
  • • Avid cyclist. Amateur bicycle builder
  • • Has traveled to 15 countries
  • • Lover of all things outdoors

Giovanni Ortiz

Web Developer

  • • Born in Newark, Delaware
  • • Enjoys being with his fiance
  • • Pirates of the Caribbean, Pizza & Malta fan
  • • Detail-oriented & spontaneously-impulsive

Daniel Dixon

Project Manager

  • • Avid bowler and amateur golfer
  • • Little League coach
  • • USC grad and dedicated Gamecocks football fan
  • • Scuba dived the GBR

Lindsey Nichols

Project Manager

  • • Coffee Lover
  • • Backpacked part of the Incan Trail
  • • Worked with Ruthie Davis & Steve Madden
  • • From Pawley's Island South Carolina

Jessica Storms

Head of Broadcast Design

  • • Proud mom
  • • Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg grad
  • • Loves spaghetti and meatballs
  • • Born in Suwon City South Korea

Phillip Leide

Motion Graphics & Animation Designer

  • • UNCC grad
  • • Husband to Jena and dad to dog, Graci
  • • Chicagoland born and raised
  • • Enjoys reading, disc golf & fantasy football

Jonathan Vornbrock

Graphic Designer

  • • Self-proclaimed cook
  • • Ex-mascot
  • • Grace College and Theological Seminary
  • • Enjoys designing through creative storytelling

Michael Holt

Senior Graphic Designer

  • • Photographer and YoungLife leader
  • • University of South Carolina graduate
  • • Can often be found skating around the office
  • • Loves music and cycling

What We Do

Creative Services

Creative Services

Content Marketing

Video & Audio production

Web Development & UX Design

Traditional & Digital Design Services, Art Direction & Production

Motion graphics & 3D modeling

Customer Engagement

Customer Engagement

Traditional & Digital Media Planning, Buying & Trafficking

Digital Campaign Management

Public Relations

Social Media Planning, Management, & Support

Measurement & Analytics

Client Support

Client Support

Account Management

Project Management

Insights, Research & Strategic Planning

What We’re Thinking

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Red Light Winter

Our client, Appalachian Creative Theatre, is presenting the fourth play in their inaugural season this week and weekend at Upstage. Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter is the story of two former college friends who decide to fulfill the American fantasy of a vacation in Amsterdam, filled with all of the obvious vices one would be arrested for here in the U.S.

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Pinckney Marketing 2014 24 Hours of Booty Team

A quarter of our staff has decided to embark on the 24 Hours of Booty challenge here in our hometown at the end of the month. 24 Hours of Booty is a 24-hour long cycling event existing to raise local and national funds to support the fight against cancer. The Charlotte ride benefits 24 Hours of Booty’s national beneficiary, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, as well as local charities including the Keep Pounding Fund and the Levine Cancer Institute.

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Creating a successful ad campaign is no easy task. Countless hours of sketching, researching and brainstorming needs to take place. Scraps of paper and empty coffee cups begin to overflow trashcans when an ad agency is busy developing a successful campaign. And yet, sometimes the long hours that pile up create the most simple-still successful- ad campaigns. Getting the message across doesn’t have to be rocket science; it can be as simple as thinking small.

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