Welcoming Whitney

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!

Holiday Get-Together in April!

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!


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!

Three New Clients Come Under the Umbrella in First Quarter 2016

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.

Customer Commentary


"Two years ago, we began the search for an advertising agency that could work on a call-to-action campaign for a serious global health issue. We needed an agency that could communicate the urgency and seriousness of the issue in an engaging and impactful way. We needed an agency with global expertise and deep healthcare experience. We needed an agency to be a true partner. That is where Umbrellas on the Beach came in."

"Umbrellas on the Beach is a full-service agency and one of the best that I have had the pleasure of working with. The Umbrellas team met with us to discuss the issue, fully understand our project objectives, and help formulate and execute strategic and tactical plans. Together we created a powerful and extremely successful campaign that continues to drive awareness and action and has resulted in several medical publications, as well as the development of clinical screening and management tools."

"Umbrellas on the Beach’s dedication and innovation is literally helping to change the face of healthcare, worldwide. 
I highly recommend UOTB as your strategic partner for key initiatives and creative campaigns."

 -Kathryn Hennessy, Sr. Director, Medical Marketing, Adult/Pediatric Nutrition