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LINDA THOMAS

Linda has extensive experience in sales, marketing, advertising, public relations and publishing.

A native of Illinois, she began her career as a House Photographer for the Illinois House Republican Press Office and Photographer for Illinois Governor Jim Thompson. She went on to win national fashion photography awards for Bacarach’s catalogs.

In the 1980s, Linda founded and published the successful Florida Business Journal, the area’s first business publication, serving a multi-county Southwest Florida area.

After selling the publication to Tampa Bay Business, she formed the InterAd Advertising Agency, serving such clients as Wellcraft Marine Corporation, Ram Financial, Abel Band and numerous others. In 1990, she formed Thomas & Brannan Creative Communications with Sheila Brannan Longo, former editor of the Florida Business Journal.

 

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SHEILA BRANNAN LONGO

Sheila has more than 25 years of award-winning creative, copywriting, publishing and public relations experience in a broad range of industries, including real estate, tourism, financial services, health care, mental health care, manufacturing and retirement.

In the 1980s, Sheila joined Linda Thomas to serve as editor of Florida Business Journal, the area’s first business publication, then became editor of Business Digest, the Sarasota-Manatee franchise of a chain of business magazines.

She later moved into the advertising field, serving as vice president of Howard Skelton Associates, a prominent Sarasota advertising agency, then as a successful freelance copywriter for many years. Born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, she holds a B.S. in Communications and an M.B.A in International Trade.

 

Christopher Brannan

CHRISTOPHER BRANNAN

Christopher, a Fine Arts major, has more than 17 years of experience in marketing design, working for some of the most renowned advertising agencies in Los Angeles. With a client list that resembles a who’s who of the Fortune 500, he has designed for the likes of Toyota, Nestle, Infiniti Motor Cars, Electrolux and more. View his portfolio.

In 2010, after a 8-year career in Los Angeles, California, Christopher relocated to the coastal city of Santa Barbara. With a focus on new technologies, Christopher brings decades of experience in persuasive marketing design to iPhone, Android and whatever new platforms arise in the future of online mobile devices.

 

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DEBBIE ZAROBA

Debbie is an award-winning graphic designer who specializes in marketing and branding throughout the United States. As owner of Marketing & Design Services in Sarasota, Florida, she collaborates with Thomas & Brannan Communications to supplement client public relations efforts.

Her design products take you there from concept to completion, including image branding, brochures/flyers/postcards, coffee table books and print advertising. She boasts 23 ADDY awards for graphic design in various mediums over the past seven years.

Client comments include “the best in the business”…“there’s no better marketing expert in the country”…”with Debbie’s consultation and brilliant designs, I have been able to distinguish myself in a very competitive market”…”she is redefining the look of luxury real estate marketing” and “sometimes her talent leaves me breathless.”

Samples of her work can be viewed at www.florida-marketing-design.com.

 

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PHILIP BRANNAN HUDSON

Philip Hudson provides copy writing and administrative support for Thomas & Brannan Communications, including posting of news releases on PR and social media sites.