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Knoxville-Area Advertising and Marketing Firms Ranked According to 2017 Gross Local Billings
Rank
'18
'17CompanyPhone
Website
2017 gross billings
2017 accounts
% svcs. ad/PR/other
Employees:
Local
Total
Tot. offices
Notable 2017 clients
Top local executive
Founded locally
11The Tombras Group
620 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-524-5376
tombras.com
$250M
33
60% / 5% / 35%
270
300
5
Orangetheory Fitness, Farm Bureau Insurance, Bush Bros., Clayton Homes, MoonPie, Darden Restaurants, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Krystal Restaurants, Boston Markets, ESPN
Charlie Tombras
President, CEO
1946
23FMB Advertising
145 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
877-345-4281
EngageFMB.com
$5.92M
NA
55% / 18% / 27%
15
NA
1
NA
Jody M. Freeman
President, CEO
1986
34Media Directions Advertising
9724 Kingston Pike, Ste. 301
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-691-9482
mdadv.com
$5.4M
NA
100% / NA / NA
NA
NA
1
NA
Maureen Patteson
President
1981
45Designsensory
1740 Commons Point Drive, Bldg. 1
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-690-2249
designsensory.com
$5.08M
60
50% / 10% / 40%
40
42
2
Boy Scouts of America, Zoo Knoxville, USA Fencing, TN Higher Education Commission, TVA
Joseph A. Nother
Brandon J. Rochelle
Principals
2001
52Pyxl
625 S. Gay St., #310
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-690-5551
pyxl.com
$5M
53
10% / 5% / 85%
34
50
3
QTS, TeamHealth, Medtronic, Booz Allen Hamilton, Covenant Health, Curvature, University of Tennessee
Joshua Phillips
President
2001
67Internet Marketing Expert Group (IMEG)
305 Elm St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-622-2008
imegonline.com
$4.74M
161
90% / 2% / 8%
17
31
3
Visit My Smokies, Real Joy, Henderson Park Inn, Climbworks, Timber Tops Cabins, Hearthside Cabins, Smoky Mountain Outdoors, Eagles Ridge, Inn on the River, Oak Tenn, Rally Cheap Floors
Justin A. Jones
Jason West
CEO, founder
CFO
2009
79Draft Agency
120 S. Gay St., Ste. 401
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-394-6079
draftagency.com
$2.54M
NA
100% / NA / NA
9
9
1
Scripps Networks, Clayton Homes, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Greater Knoxville Honda Dealers
Alex Oliver
President, CEO
2007
88low + tritt
123 Cross Park Drive, Ste. 225
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-693-8803
lowandtritt.com
$2M
36
75% / 10% / 15%
2
5
2
Markmans, CBBC, Home Federal Bank, Dickey's, Agri Feed, Stokes
Shawn Patrick Steadman
Vice president
1995
910Colloredo & Associates
12748 Kingston Pike, Ste. 104
Knoxville, TN 37934
865-288-3467
colloredomarketing.com
$1.7M
26
95% / 5% / NA
7
9
3
Drs. Campbell, Cunningham, Taylor & Haun; Fuller Industries, DentaCare of Knoxville, Tennsmith, Inc., Roper Whitney, Atlanta Face & Body, Ray Varner Ford, MidWest Eye Center
Bob Colloredo
President
2006
1011Asen Marketing & Advertising
18 Emory Place, Ste. 100
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-769-0006
asenmarketing.com
$1.5M
65
95% / 5% / 0%
10
10
1
Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, G. Turner Howard III, Tandur Indian Kitchen, Bari Life, Kelsan
Paul Scoonover
President
1983
1113Rick Laney Marketing
9041 Executive Park Drive, Ste. 250
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-531-9158
RickLaneyMarketing.com
$950,000
37
40% / 30% / 30%
6
NA
1
McGhee Tyson Airport, Home Builders Association, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, RDI Technologies, Magnum Venus Products, Protomet, Strata-G, Calhoun's/Copper Cellar Restaurants
Rick Laney
President, CEO
2012
1212Ascertainment Marketing
849 Garrison Ridge Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-310-1505
ascertainment.net
$906,000
5
95% / NA / 5%
1
1
1
Blount Memorial Hospital, Patricia Nash Designs, Sugarlands Distilling Co., United Way of Greater Knoxville, UT Graduate & Executive Education
Nina D. Howell
Owner, president
1996
1314TradeMark Advertising
9815 Cogdill Road, Ste. 4
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-966-1690
trademarkads.com
$650,000
NA
60% / 5% / 35%1
6
6
1
Carson-Newman University, Windrock Park, Friends of Fort Liberté, Lincoln Memorial University
George G. Corley III
President
1996
1416Smarketing
6312 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-963-0642
smarketing4u.com
$540,000
25
30% / 10% / 60%
4
4
2
Lawhorn CPA Group, Jefferson County Tourism, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Rowe Transfer, Bella Boutique, Jefferson Park at Dandridge
Fred Hess
President
2015
1515Morris Creative Group
555 W. Jackson Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-9869
morriscreative.com
$492,288
50
30% / 20% / 50%
5
5
1
KDL Pathology, Elsevier Corporate Markets, HealthStar, First National Bank of Kentucky
Chuck Morris
Principal
1991
16NRNew Frame Creative
1043 N. Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-202-0408
newframecreative.com
$310,000
130
100% / NA / NA
3
5
1
U.S. Dept. of State, Oak Ridge Schools, Random Acts of Flowers, Baby2Baby, Hard Knox Pizza
Greg Adkins
Founder, creative director
2015
1717Bombdiggity Consulting
12706 Woodcove Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-719-7072
bombdiggity.com
$155,000
8
40% / 30% / 30%
NA
NA
1
NA
Julie Morris
President, CEO
2012
18NRBig Slate Media
1110 Abilene Place
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-291-0005
bigslatemedia.com
$133,000
NA
80% / 20% / NA
3
3
1
Pilot Flying J, Denso Manufacturing, Yamaha Motors USA, SouthEast Bank, Knoxville Chamber, Blount Partnership, The Tennessean Hotel
Jonathan Halley
President
2015
1918CMC Marketing Agency
450 Anglewood Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-388-4993
cmcsocialmarketing.com
$110,500
18
80% / 10% / 10%
4
1
1
Mashburn Home Builders, Bill Jones Music, Anderson Lumber Co., Fox and Farley Attorneys
NA
NA
2011
1 Web marketing
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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