Why Ignite

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.

Who We Are

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.

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Guru of all things operational. Life-long supporter of Detroit and humanitarian by nature.

Deidre Bounds

President
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Mom's impressed that I show up on Google.

Jim Tobin

CEO
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Marcie Brogan

CFO
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I love barbeque, sweet tea, spending time outside, and chasing and tickling my son Eli.

Lisa Braziel

Senior Vice President
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Proud to be a mom, wife, aunt, yogi, nerd.

Misi Mcclelland

Senior Vice President
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Gene Smith

CTO
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Organizer of all the things. Wannabe health nut. Soccer playing mommy IRL.

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Senior Vice President, Carusele
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Debbie DeSantis

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

Ryan Sweeney

Director, Analytics & Insights
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Film Fanatic | Data Nerd | Puppy Parent | Stand-Up Comedy Fan

Jessica Hammerstein

Sr. Analyst
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Music Lover | Travel Enthusiast | Moped Rider | Cat Parent

Victoria Rogers

Sr. Media Buyer
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A data geek who gets way too excited about statistics and pretty graphs.

Katie Eckles

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

Toiia Duncan

Media Buyer
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Mother to two little boys and a 9lb furry little girl. Lover of all things marketing and data driven

Kailee Vandamia

Director, Integrated Strategy & Promotions
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Travel enthusiast | Soccer player | Chocolate & dessert lover | Die-hard Wolfpack fan!

Vanessa Williams

Manager, Integrated Strategy & Promotions
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Nikki Thompkins

Senior Financial Analyst
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Mommy, wifey, soloprenuer, and aspiring tennis star.

Brandi Washington

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

Taryn Szarek

Account Executive
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Love outdoor adventures, strong coffee, old time rock and roll, and owning way too many plants.

Jessica Weiss

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

Courtney Peck

Account Coordinator
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Love great content. City girl who loves adventure (hiking/traveling), singing & movies!

Teri Collaro

Account Director
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MomWifeDaughterSister Hard-working country girl, prefers to be outside. Talk to me after coffee.

Candice Smith

Director of Operations
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Strategic mind on Walgreens account. 5th Avenue staple and NYC socialite.

Amanda Fuquay

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

Courtney D'Aiuto

Production Manager
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Background in the world of cause-driven non-profits. Coffee addict and mom to rescue pup, Gunner.

Jessica Hubacher

Production Manager
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New England native | North Carolina transplant | Southern enthusiast

Susan Flower

Production Coordinator
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10+ years advertising experience. Owner of a tiny deer-like dog named Diego.

Emily Spurlock

Promotions & Influencer Manager
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I'm a particularly obnoxious fan of the Florida Gators. #SorryNotSorry #GoGators

Meghan Hardy

Director, Community Management
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I love Michigan football, Detroit hockey, live music, cooking and entertaining.

Stephanie Purinton

Manager, Community Management
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Ohio State and Carolina Hurricanes fan, Certified Specialist of Wine, co-founder of Section328.com.

Derek Roessler

Business Development Manager
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Food/Drink Enthusiast. Tar Heel. Not a real chef, but I play one on the Internet. Hungry?

Kathleen Loescher

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

Taylor Larson

Associate Content Producer
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Animal lover – Outdoor enthusiast – Pop culture junky – Harry Potter worshiper

Sara O’Keefe

Community Manager
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Avid Photographer & Writer - Pretty decent bowler

Jacob Smith

Community Manager
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NC Native. Family focused. Lover of sweet tea. Obsessed with nail polish and all things monogrammed.

Jennifer Burns

Senior Community Manager
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Animal lover | Coffee Addict | NC State Alumni

Andrea Siracuse

Community Manager
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Baker, theatre lover, hockey fan, Mainer. Proudly in Ravenclaw. Bad jokes/craft beer are both great.

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Community Manager