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.

We bring this focus to your media planning, to creative services, to web development, to content strategy, and all the facets that build great marketing plans. From strategic planning and business consulting to fresh ideas and masterful design, we have all of the traditional and digital marketing services in house that you need to fully support your business.


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.

Clients also love our ego-free, flexible and fresh culture that eliminates the age-old marketing agency issue of a too-large, too-slow firm that can’t work with you efficiently and effectively on a daily basis. With a staff of 16+, we have the resources and talent you need – plus the speed, diligence, affordability and account attention you want. Although our staff is very driven, our culture is a fast, fun, not-too-serious daily adventure with a passion for doing incredible work.

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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



Hanna Huffman

VP of Strategic Planning


Kim Ballard

VP of Media Services and Production


Hannah Archer

Account Lead

• New York native and graduate of Bowling Green State University • Loves warm weather, the beach, and attending sporting events • Experience in sports communications, event management, and insurance marketing • Cat lover


Dani Damous

Account Lead

• University of South Florida grad • Adaptable to any environment • Has worked with Carrier, Bryant, Premier Bride, iWed Magazine, & Nissan • Loves WVU football, friends, family, and traveling


Jenny Pepera

Account Lead

• Advertising, Business Management & Marketing at Kent State • Previously at JWT and Viacom • Runner, Mexican food lover, Country music concert goer • Born in Ohio; new to Charlotte


Haley Williams

Account Lead

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


Andrew Robinson

Sr. Art Director

• Graduate of the Creative Circus • Burger and sweet tea lover • Husband and father of two • Enthusiastic about “the chase for great ideas that communicates a client message”


Micheal Holt

Head of Graphic Design

• Photographer, designer, YoungLife leader • Graduate of the University of South Carolina • Can sometimes be found skating from department to department in the office • Loves music, cycling, and staying up-to-date on design trends


Jonathan Vornbrock

Graphic Designer

• Self-proclaimed cook • Ex-mascot • Grace College and Theological Seminary graduate • Enjoys the opportunity to design through creative storytelling


Giovanni Ortiz

Web / Interactive Designer

• Born in Newark, Delaware • Loves being outside, learning, dancing, with his miss truly & studying the bible • Pirates of the Caribbean, Pizza & Malta fan • Detail-oriented & spontaneously-impulsive


Chace Black

Director of Search Marketing & SEO

• AppState graduate • Music festival and concert goer • Loves Italian food and craft beer • “Search Engine Marketing is like a puzzle, and if you can make all the pieces work the results will be amazing.”


Jessica Storms

Head of Broadcast Design

• Born in Suwon City South Korea • Graduate of UNCC and Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg • Loves spaghetti and meatballs and The Saint • Proud mom


Phillip Leide

Motion Graphics & Animation Designer

• UNCC grad • Husband to Jena and dad to dog Graci • Chicagoland born and raised • Favorite movie = Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back


David Ferrise

Project Manager

• East Carolina University marketing graduate – arrrrgh! • Often found in the gym or running outside • Previously at Red Moon Marketing • Enjoys a good Diet Dr. Pepper, glass of red wine, and craft beer… not all together


Lindsey Nichols

Project Manager

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

What We Do

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.

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


Three Years in Review: Q&A with Pinckney Marketing’s Founder

Today marks Pinckney Marketing’s three-year anniversary. As a way of commemorating the past three years and all the ways in which the agency has grown, I sat down with Mike to gain insight into the growth, challenges, and plans for the future. Here’s a look at where we are and where we’re going.

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Content Marketing vs. Search Engine Marketing (SEM)


From the title of this blog you might think that this piece will be about how Content Management is better than SEM or that Content Marketing is a bunch of rubbish and you should be putting all your marketing dollars into SEM (rankings, rankings, rankings!).

What I’m here to actually explain is how your company should be utilizing both SEM and Content Marketing! If you are not familiar with content marketing I suggest you do a quick Google search to acquaint yourself, although you have been getting drilled with content marketing for quite sometime now and may not have realized it.

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Ticket Forum 2014


Last week Pinckney Marketing team members Mike Pinckney and Hanna Huffman attended and spoke at Ticket Forum 2014.

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