We Are Ignite Social Media

Why Partner With Ignite Social Media

The best brands have trusted Ignite Social Media since our inception in 2007.

We’ve watched trends come and go, and created some industry practices that are now widespread. We’re still leading the way, including as Social Media Agency of the Year in 2016.

 

Whatever help your brand needs in social media, we’ve got the expertise and relevant experience: from content creation to community management, influencer relations to promotions, strategy to reporting, media buying to data analytics.

At Ignite Social Media, we focus on driving measurable results from social media. Take a look at some of our case studies.

We’re first in social. We’re only social. We’re Ignite Social Media.

In a world where every marketing services company says they “do” social media, Ignite Social Media leads the way, with a team of dozens of full-time staff. We work around the world from our offices in North Carolina and Michigan, providing our clients with a depth of knowledge that is unmatched.

Ignite Social Media is also certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government today, and our focus on representing a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences can help your digital marketing campaigns

Our leadership team has been together for more than 7 years; social media pioneers focused on growth for our clients.

Meet the Ignite Team

Jim Tobin

CEO Ignite Social Media/President Carusele

Also Founder of Carusele. Author of 2 books. Mom's impressed that I show up on Google.

Deidre Bounds

President

Guru of all things operational. Life-long supporter of Detroit. Music Lover.

Marcie Brogan

CFO

Lisa Braziel

Senior Vice President

I love barbeque, sweet tea, spending time outside, and chasing and tickling my children.

Misi Mcclelland

Senior Vice President

Proud to be a mom, wife, aunt, yogi, nerd.

Debbie DeSantis

Senior Vice President, Finance
Karlee Konopka

Karlee Konopka

Office Manager & HR Associate

Momma Bear | Ocean Lover | Podcast Enthusiast | Organizing Fanatic | Dessert Addict

Nikki Thompkins

Manager, Finance & Accounting

Shannon Merkel

Accounting Assistant

Wife/Proud Mom/Loves to Travel/Enjoys Reading

Ryan Sweeney

Director, Analytics & Insights

I am a record nerd, food lover, husband, dog parent, and aspiring futurist.

Jessica Hammerstein

Senior Analyst

Film Fanatic | Data Nerd | Puppy Parent | Stand-Up Comedy Fan

Victoria Rogers

Senior Media Buyer

Music Lover | Travel Enthusiast | Moped Rider | Cat Parent

Toiia Duncan

Media Buyer

Forward-thinking social media specialist with proven expertise in promotional tactics and paid media

Steven DeYarman

Media Buyer

Traveler / Coffee Lover / Toledo Rockets Alum / Buffalo Bills Mafia Member / Foodie / Scuba Diver

Taylor Glymph

Senior Social Strategist

Jesus Lover. Bernedoodle Dog Mom. Marvel Nerd. Tech Wizard. Sneakerhead. Budding Toy Collector. Photo/Videographer. All around Creative.

Megan Burrows

Social Strategist

Sweet Tea. Christmas. Hallmark Movies. Family. Go Deacs!!!

Brandi Washington

Account Director

Mommy, wifey, soloprenuer, and aspiring tennis star.

Taryn Canedo

Senior Account Manager

I enjoy lukewarm cups of coffee, reading a great book, trying new restaurants & local breweries

Emily Spurlock

Senior Account Manager

Coffee > Water. I have a Jeep that’s as old as I am. My best friend is a 6lb dog named Diego.

Courtney Rollins

Senior Account Manager

Coffee Junkie. My Doppelganger is Cameron Diaz. I have an insane sweet tooth and I love a good glass of wine!

Michelle Baranowski

Account Manager

Toddler mom. Wife. Coffee + Wine. Hot summer days. Runner. And always thinking about my next meal.

MariaLuisa Belmonte

Account Manager

Wife | Dog Mom | Painter | Documentary Enthusiast.

Drew Sykes

Director, Community Management and Content Production

Storyteller | Sports & music lover | Shameless John Mayer fan | Go Pack | Go Braves | “BELIEVE” - Ted Lasso

Taylor Gumina

Senior Content Producer

Tea Addict / Flower Child / Vinyl Enthusiast / Vintage Lover / Cookie Monster / Book Nerd

Abigail Bekele

Content Producer

Foodie | Traveler | Philly native (Go Birds!) | Enjoys the beach | Pasta enthusiast | Seasonal favorite: Fall

Zak Selwaeh

Zak Selwaeh

Content Producer

Upbeat and Creative. Producer | Hockey fanatic | Fueled by a caffeine obsession.

Yasmeen

Yasmeen N. Grandison

Content Producer

Detroit-Girl after God's own heart | storyteller | dreamer | traveler | Lover of everything sweet, purple, and French.

Zack Brame

Zackary Brame

Manager, Content Production

Native Texan | Weekend golfer | Creative | Wakes up at 6 AM for F1 | Wannabe professional sim-racer

Sara Trzemzalski

Manager, Community Management

Obsessed with Tea | Enjoys Meditation & Yoga | Proud Dog Mom | Plays League of Legends (probably too much)

Megan Nash

Senior Community Manager

Detroit Red Wings Fan | Pizza Enthusiast | Adventure Seeker | Proud CMU Alum

Joanie Leider

Senior Community Manager

Pop Culture Nerd | Sweet Treat Obsessed | Frequent Flyer | Michigan Wolverine

John Wylie

Senior Community Manager

Hockey Fan | Video Game Enthusiast | Star Wars Nerd | Amateur Photographer | CMU Chippewa

Alyssa Moser

Community Manager

Tar Heel| News Junkie| Photographer| Wannabe Florist| If it involves live music, I’m there (unless the Canes are playing).

Ericka Riker

Community Manager

NJ Native | NC Newbie | Bagel Buff | Dunkin' Devotee | Plant Person | Happiest Outside

AnnE Ford 

Community Manager

Storyteller | Drummer | Former Face of @ncstate | Iced Coffee & Ice Cream Addict | Rasputin Superfan

Dervon Thompson

Community Manager

I love music, sports, films and books. Michigan State Spartan. Detroit Lover.

Susan Flower

Senior Production Manager, Carusele

Courtney D’Aiuto

Senior Production Manager, Carusele

Jesus lover. Former NCSU mascot, Ms.Wuf. Laughing and nacho addict.

Jorge Gonzales

Jorge Gonzales

Production Coordinator

Basketball | Dogs | 9gag | Memes

Kate Pauline

Kate Pauline

Enterprise Marketing Manager

Mom, social media geek, and a writer with 7 years of solid experience in Digital Content Marketing.

Pauline Santos

Executive Assistant

Wifey | Mompreneur | Cat Mom | Clean home freak | Chef wanna-be | Orophile

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