Strand is led by Founder and Principal, David Strand. His dual role as both Chief Executive and Brand Director keeps his focus on two main objectives for the agency—creating an environment where a clients services team can revel in their work, and providing expert vision for each of our client’s brands. His experience is primarily in running Strand for the last 20 years, but before that he did his stint on the client side working elbow to elbow with RF engineers in product marketing for a wireless semiconductor company. He lives on Plum Island (the good side) with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Olivia.
Longstanding clients and friends of the agency know that David is behind some of the cleanest and brightest campaigns in the business. David Bush is an expert graphic artist and seasoned UI designer. His greatest strength is his capacity to boil down even the most complex technologies to their most salient point. True to form, he lives in a carriage loft in Amesbury and enjoys BMX biking with his two boys, Mason and Owen.
Superman was not complete without Lois. Or was that vice versa? Kathleen’s role as Director of Operations allows her to utilize her deep roots managing sales territories in the textile and fashion business to dive into the key question in every client strategy: What are your sales goals? After assisting in shaping sales-driven strategies she goes to work in client services ensuring every obstacle of moving work through the Strand pipeline is removed and the team has plenty of laughs. She spins a mean spreadsheet—and salad.
Adam comes from a strong background in technology advertising. He's well versed in the entire Adobe creative suite, is a multimedia pro, and can whip a small IT network into shape. He's the anchor in our topnotch graphic design and production team. From design and guitar to cooking up a mean vitello parmigiano for his family, creativity fuels his passion for life.
Brad brings more than 10 years of web programming experience to Strand Marketing. He's geek enough to throw together IntentTM, Strand's proprietary CMS, but not so geek that he can't communicate and execute the design team's grand visions. Brad works best while excessively caffeinated and in his spare time, plays with guitars, basses, cameras, and road bikes.
With a background in Account Services and Project Management, a razor-sharp wit, and an expertise in efficiency, Deidra has shown herself to be a natural leader and organizer. In her new role, Deidra is redefining agency process and account services best practices. When not hard at work, Deidra enjoys relaxing with her husband and two dogs and handcrafting artisanal soaps.
Known as Strand's resident multitasking maven, Paige is an accomplished Account Manager. With a wealth of experience in communications and media, she is well versed in project management, PR, strategy, and social media. When she's not busy keeping Strand organized and efficient, Paige enjoys running, beaching, and clean cooking.
Jamie is a Jack of all agency trades. She's certified in search engine optimization and marketing, skilled in web development, as well as social media and content strategy. In addition to servicing her own clients, she’s in charge of agency marketing. In her down time, Jamie enjoys sampling craft beers with her fiancé, trying new recipes, and (cliché as it sounds) long walks on the beach.
Dorina, or “Dori” as she’s known to the Strand team, has a strong background in business management. In addition to being an integral part of Strand’s light-hearted-yet-driven company culture, Dori’s diverse business skillset and financial prowess truly set her apart from the typical office manager. Dori is a proud mother, an avid skier, and a devoted member of several charitable organizations.