Ginny Collins - Ledger-ndary Accountant
The financial phenom joined Adstreet in 2002 after a 30-year career as owner of Collins Allstate Insurance Agency. Her natural born love for number crunching, problem solving & analysis of actuary tables coupled with her ability to nimbly bounce between spreadsheets is what makes her “ledger-ndary” at Adstreet and with our clients.
Fun facts about Ginny; she’s a former USC Cheerleader, has a keen eye for design and can be seen on several of our photo shoots behind the camera.
Jimmy Collins – Pragmatic Prince of Possibility.
After being heavily recruited to play basketball by the University of South Carolina, where he accepted the invitation, received his education & ended a successful college basketball career, he looked onto his next venture. Jimmy quickly fell in love with radio. 35 years later The Godfather of radio took his strategic and pragmatic approach to helping small businesses thrive & Adstreet was born. Jimmy builds and nurtures relationships, Leads strategy and guides interactive initiatives, balancing artistic and client perspective all while using his keen negotiation skills to benefit the client’s advertising objective.
Fun facts: Jimmy said good-bye to the cold New Jersey winters and made a home at Lake Murray. Nickname around the office; “MacGyver”, always looking for a solution to any problem.
Ananda Simpson - The Ambassador of Buzz
Ananda Simpson Promotional Director by day Samantha Clark, on air talent from 6am – 10am. That was the beginning of a love affair for all things marketing & communications. After a successful on-air radio career that began with overnights on a classic rock station and ended on a CMA award winning morning show, Ananda gave up her Samantha Clark persona to take on the role of Promotions Director for several radio stations. Promotions Director gave the unique opportunity to play a dual role but this time for the client whose purpose was to become a household name. The foundation between creativity and accountability was laid. In 2001 Adstreet was created with business partner Jimmy Collins. She takes the “ugh” out of thought for clients with creativity specific to their needs. Ananda understands that everything from employee engagement, getting the phones to ring and customers through the door fundamentally starts with asking good questions. She gauges her own success by her client’s success.
Fun Facts – during her early days in radio she would from time to time have to fill the very large shoes of station mascots “Opie the Opossum” and “Kicks the Big Dog”.
The Oracle of Print – Roger Simpson
Roger bleeds CMYK – his vast experience with all things print started in High School where he worked in a lumber yard, the starting point of all paper. After High School he worked four years for Uncle Sam in the United States Air force. After attending College in Massachusetts, he traded the snow boots in for flip flops and a suit. Roger spent over 15 years with American Business Products. He quickly went through the ranks and became the Southeast regional manager of their Speedy Print division. We do not call him the “Oracle of Print” for nothing. Roger’s 6 th sense is his ability to see trends in printing before they happen, that coupled with his keen eye for balance and design made adding Roger to the team a must!
Fun Facts: Roger’s the Leadoff man in his bowling league. A Sandbagger on the golf course and Captain of his boat on the weekends.
Kadri Pereira - Dignitary of Design
Conjures and creates functional design. She stays on point with speed and accuracy to ensure Adstreet delivers on time, on scope and on budget. Maker and creator extraordinaire.
Fun Facts: Wine maker, multi lingual
Neel Patil – Creative Champion
Brings napkin art and stick figures to life. Delivers captivating creative by flexibly bouncing between design mediums. Champions collaboration and propels ideas into new heights with boundless enthusiasm, Writes extremely functional and flexible code.
Fun Facts: Avid reader, world traveler & Entrepreneur
Picasso of the Presses
Our screen printing and embroidery facilities are loaded with phenomenal talent. We call this creative mecca the bait shop for catching customers. It is one thing to see your image on a computer screen but to see it come to life on your favorite piece of apparel is nothing short of a masterpiece. Walk into our facility and you hear the hum of the embroidery machines, see the rainbow of ink colors and your final product being folded and individually bagged. With almost 200 years of combined experience all located under one roof, our Picasso’s of the presses make sure your brand and name look museum worthy every single time.