Umbrellas on the Beach is growing! Introducing Whitney May, our new Sr. Designer. In addition to her print, web, and presentation prowess, Whitney’s illustration skills are on full display below. Give it a read and join us in giving Whitney a warm welcome!
On April 4th we had our annual holiday luncheon, celebrated with cheer, great food, even better conversation, and a crazy white elephant gift exchange. Check us out!
Pleasure to e-meet you. I’m Julie, the new Account Director at Umbrellas On The Beach. (Important note: I bring donuts and coffee to every meeting.)
Apart from donuts, I come to the table with some helpful skills including development of annual marketing plans, print production, digital marketing (from AdWords and SEO to website development and just about everything in between), CRM, campaign analytics and metrics reporting, media planning/buying, brand identity, market research, trade show strategy, and perhaps a few others I’ve forgotten to list.
In summary–integration across marketing communications is critical, and I’m here to support your efforts in any channel while ensuring they align with overarching marketing objectives and business goals.
It’s also worthwhile noting that I have a fairly prominent case of Second Child Syndrome. Second children are typically described as:
- Somewhat rebellious
- Thrives on friendships
I’m a people-pleaser to a fault – which aligns with a very strong work ethic. Negotiating falls within my skill set, providing you with cost savings and efficiencies in your programs. Compromising is also a strength, leading to cohesive teamwork and clear communication with your deliverables. Being a second (and middle) child has also enhanced my creative side, offering an acute perspective of your advertising message and execution.
Coming from a big family certainly has its perks, and enables one to ebb and flow in any situation. So it's only fitting that my new job title is "Account Director/Chaos Control". I'm excited to now be a part of the Umbrellas family!
So if you’re looking for coffee, donuts, or an integrated marketing strategy – I’m your gal.
I hope we connect soon!
Account Director / Chaos Control
Umbrellas on the Beach • 2662 central park ave • evanston, il 60201
On May 17, 2016, Umbrellas on the Beach had it’s annual spring holiday luncheon, otherwise known as Merry May! It’s a tradition for us to celebrate the winter holidays together in the spring because December and the first quarter are always pretty busy.
It was wonderful to spend time together outside the office. We missed Julie, our Account Director, because she started just a few days later (next year Julie!) and Haley because she lives in Ohio.
The white elephant gift exchange is a highlight and here’s what everyone received this year:
- Scott: As-seen-on-TV magnifying safety glasses (perfect for an old man)
- Michele: Magnet photo of John and Michele in the winning entries from our Panama trip’s cheapest/worst trinket contest and a mouse pad featuring Nick in his submission for our ugliest holiday sweater contest
- Phil: Metal monkey soap holder
- Marianna: "Vote For Pizza" t-shirt
- Lee: 10 lb case of beer flavored jelly bellies
- Nick: Donut shaped pool float
- Tony: “Guide to Being Awesome” book
- Pam: Vintage star trek action figure (Jean Luc dressed as a Romulan?)
- John: Akron t-shirt (from a recent business trip there)
- Trisha: CraZSand
- Jazz: Bacon themed items including bacon lip balm, bacon toothpaste and bacon gumby guy
Wow! Happy holidays Umbrellas team!
In the first two months of 2016, Umbrellas on the Beach added three new clients to their family, building upon their healthcare/nutrition speciality with Ameda and Lone Star Dairy Products, and expanding more into the business services sector with Fusion Risk Management. Specific services include branding, sales collateral, packaging, website, digital campaigns, video, presentations and more.
Michele Duprey, Creative Director of Umbrellas on the Beach said, “We’re thrilled to have been given the opportunity to help our clients succeed and meet their business goals with dynamic, relevant, and compelling creative solutions.”
With unmatched quality and service, Ameda has provided innovative breast pumps and products to healthcare professionals and moms since 1942.
Co-owned by Hoogwegt and Lone Star Milk Producers, Lone Star Dairy Products produces value-added dairy ingredients derived from the highest quality of locally sourced milk.
Founded by industry leaders, Fusion Risk Management is the fastest growing provider of innovative business continuity and risk management solutions.
The entire staff at Umbrellas on the Beach is excited to partner with Ameda, Lone Star Diary Products, and Fusion Risk Management!
Since 1996, Umbrellas on the Beach has been committed to making clients' lives easier by providing creative and effective solutions. Whether the need is advertising, marketing, or multimedia for a startup, a fortune 100 company, or anything in-between, we approach everything we do with partnership and passion. Ask us about our name—it's an answer that can only be delivered in person.