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CAPABILITIES

The tools in our toolbox.

Brand Strategy

Every story begins with finding the unique hole in the universe that a brand is engineered to fill. Finding a brand’s true voice, core audience and path to success is at the heart of how we approach brand strategy.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS
BRAND DEVELOPMENT
RESEARCH
COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

Digital

We’re experienced in all areas of digital design and experience design. We can work back-end technologies like PHP and MYSQL, including dashboards and content management systems, as well as SEO and SEM strategy and management. Our digital offering also includes a comprehensive social media practice.

WEB DESIGN
WEB DEVELOPMENT
APP DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL MEDIA
UX
SEO/SEM

Advertising

We deliver eyeballs, minds and hearts. First, you have to get noticed. Then you have to be remembered. And finally, you have to be liked. This is what great advertising accomplishes. We’ve produced hundreds of campaigns across a wide spectrum of products, clients and budgets.

BROADCAST
OUT-OF-HOME
PRINT
MEDIA PLANNING & BUYING
EVENTS & EXPERIENTIAL
RADIO
INTERNATIONAL
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Design

Our team is composed of award-winning graphic designers specializing in brand identity, style guides, package design and collateral. Pretty much anything you can imagine and some things you can’t.

BRAND IDENTITY
COLLATERAL
TYPOGRAPHY
SIGNAGE
PACKAGE DESIGN
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
PRODUCT DESIGN

TEAM

Carl Izzi

Carl Izzi

SEO/SEM DIRECTOR

Misty McPadden

PROJECT MANAGER

Sal Berribe

Salomé Berrebi

ACCOUNT MANAGER

CLIENTS

Markham Cronin

PARTNER, CCO

An award-winning art director and graphic designer, Markham Cronin has spent the last twenty five years in the creative departments of world renowned agencies such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Carmichael Lynch, and Brighthouse. He has worked with clients in every imaginable category, ranging from dot com start ups to Fortune 100 companies such as Coca Cola, AT&T, Delta Air Lines, Diageo, Home Depot, Harley Davidson and Porsche.

On a mission to leverage his big agency experience and create best in class creative work, Markham founded his own agency in 2005. Leading a select team of creative talent, Markham has built an organization that brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial strategic thinking and world class creative execution for a roster of clients ranging from local start ups to global conglomerates.

Markham has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. His work has been featured on The Today Show, MSNBC, Communication Arts, The New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, The CLIOs, The Advertising Festival at Cannes, The One Show, Adweek and People magazine.

When he’s not at the office, Markham can be found fishing, cycling, tinkering in his garage, or spending time with his family.

Jack Daniel Bagdadi

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A fifteen year veteran of creative advertising, Jack brings deep experience across industries and categories to the table. Prior to joining Markham, Jack worked all over the world, from Prague to São Paolo, at Euro RSCG, Buongiorno, and Mark BBDO. He has experience on both general market and Hispanic market accounts such as Porsche, Mercury Marine, Volvo Cars, Evian Water, Afrin, NY Ad Week, Toyota, GE Capital, Wrigleys, Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Sushi Maki, DIAGEO, Oriental Bank and PETA.

Jack graduated from Tufts University and later studied art direction at the Miami Ad School. He is fluent in Spanish and French and holds dual American and Italian citizenship.

His work has been recognized by YoungGuns International, The One Show, The Gunn Report, The CLIOs, HOW, and Graphis.

Katie Coffey

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Katie joined Markham Yard with over ten years of unique agency and client-side experience. Prior to Markham & Stein, Katie spent two years as the Marketing Director at Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. Before that, Katie spent eight years at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in various account and project management roles. While she’s been in Miami for many years, she’s originally from Easton, Pennsylvania. She has a Marketing and Business Management degree from Johnson & Wales University and spends her time as an active member of the Junior League of Miami. She is an avid animal-lover with two dogs at home, Stella and Roo.

Evie Macias

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Evie is an Account Director with 15 years of experience in Account Management across various categories, such as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Retail, Beverage, Education, Banking and Dentistry. A Miami native, her advertising career started with U.S. Hispanic Marketing for national brands such as S.C. Johnson, J.M. Smucker’s, Walgreens and General Motors before she joined the Markham Yard family in 2018 where her experience now extends into leading General Market multi-channel campaigns for multiple local and regional brands. Evie received her degree from Stetson University where she was also a Division 1 Athlete and team captain of the Hatter’s cross-country team. As a mom of two little ones, Cuban coffee is what keeps Evie going, and in her spare time, she enjoys relaxing, boating with her family and spending time with friends.

Paulina Aquino

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Paulina Aquino is the Director of Finance at Markham Yard. Born in Santiago, Chile. She has resided in Florida since 1979. Paulina is a team building and financial professional with more than 20 years of experience within the Advertising industry. As a mother and grandmother Paulina strongly believes in a work/life balance, increasing productivity, happiness, and reducing stress. Paulina is also a firm believer in the power of positive thinking; it has made it possible for her to reach new heights in her career and help others do the same. On a personal level, Paulina enjoys family time, shopping and is obsessed with shoes! She also enjoys dining out, good wine and of course, coffee.

Vanessa Doré

DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC

Vanessa was born and raised in Miami, FL and has been working in the advertising industry for the past 20 years. Her experience includes working with Hispanic and general market clients such as McDonald’s, Tobacco-Free Florida, Chevrolet, Nextel, U.S. Navy, Dewar’s 12, Kimberly-Clark and Burger King amongst others. She joined the Markham and Stein team in 2014, putting her Project Manager skills to work and loving every minute of it.

When she’s not working she likes to travel, spend time outdoors and enjoy quality time with her husband, her son and her 2 dogs.

Brent Carlin

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Brent was born and raised in Miami, making him a true 305 native. He has worked at Markham Yard for five years as Digital Director, helping the team bring an array of digital ideas to life. In addition to his expertise in digital production, Brent is an adept front-end developer with expertise in using HTML5, CSS and Javascript, as well as a digital designer and UX specialist. He is also a seasoned Flash and ActionScript 3 programmer and has experience in back-end technologies such as PHP, MYSQL and NOSQL.

Prior to joining Markham & Stein, Brent was the Front-End Developer at WEHCO Media, overseeing 17 individual newspapers and magazines. He has also led digital projects at Saatchi & Saatchi X for global brands including COVERGIRL, Crest, Duracell, Pampers and Walmart.

Brent has a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Arts Institute of Fort Lauderdale and also graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in History. He likes to spend his spare time working on a diverse set of side projects including screen printing, processing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, WordPress theming, app development and brewing sake.

Michelle Azzi

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Michelle joined the Markham Yard team in 2018. She has over 8 years of design experience, ranging from branding to product design. Previously, she worked as a Senior Designer at Lemon Yellow, a Miami-based branding studio, where she created comprehensive brand identities for a wide range of clients. After Lemon Yellow, she split time between Miami and NYC, where she was the lead designer at Crisis Text Line, an international tech and mental health organization based in New York. There, she primarily focused on branding and UX / product design, designing and iterating on the custom built web platform that connects thousands of users to trained Crisis Counselors each day. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her Boston Terrier, Cooper.

Michael Perez

SR. MEDIA SUPERVISOR

Michael, a Miami native, is a media strategy professional with experience across all forms of media planning and buying including broadcast, OOH, digital and social. He has worked on multiple global and national accounts including Liebherr, Embraer, letgo, Logan’s Roadhouse, MetLife, Office Depot, Ryder System, Inc. and Santa Margherita USA. His career has been mainly working in tandem with creative teams (primarily at CP+B), working hard to elevate creative ideas through the use of media. Michael holds two degrees from the University of Florida; a Master of Arts in International Business and Bachelor of Arts in Advertising.

When not working, Michael is an avid sports fan following Miami sports teams, USA soccer and you guessed it, the Florida Gators.

Alec Lopez

PRODUCER

Alec is Markham Yard’s multimedia production whiz with experience making phenomenal creative come to life. After stints at Sony Music Latin and CP+B, Alec joined Markham Yard in 2015 as the agency’s in-house producer. Alec has produced work of varying scales, from global integrated campaigns to local radio spots, employing creative production solutions to make campaigns shine. Alec also serves as the agency’s in-house videographer and editor. Alec has a degree in communications from Florida State University, where he also served as program director of the student-led radio station WVFS-Tallahassee.

Sofia Olarra

ART DIRECTOR
Sofi is an art director and graphic designer of Spanish background, born in Mexico. Prior to working at M&S, she spent five years in New York City growing her capabilities in the design industry. Her experience includes working with clients such as Porsche, Ryder, IT’SUGAR, University of Miami, Santa Margherita, Visit Florida and YouFit. Sofi has a degree from Parsons, The New School of Design, in Communication Design. When not working, she likes to spend time outdoors with her two dogs, painting, trying out spicy food, and hanging out with her family.

Karina Bagdadi

COPYWRITER
Karina joined the Markham Yard team in 2013. As a copywriter, she has written for a host of varied clients, including Porsche, Mercury Marine, and the Santa Margherita Wine Group. She is fluent in Spanish, conversational in Hebrew, and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy. When not explaining the difference between em dashes and hyphens, she enjoys baking, going to concerts, and pushing the limits of her personal style.

Laura Suescun

DESIGNER

Laura joined M&S as a designer in 2019. She is a Miami – Colombian native with a background in digital design, visual communications, marketing and social media. She has designed for the University of Miami Business School, University of Florida, IT’SUGAR, Virgin Voyages, and Porsche.

Laura has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and spends her free time building with Legos, creating animations, painting and playing with her pup.

Gardner Dorton

COPYWRITER
Gardner Dorton is the newest member to the Markham Yard family, and is famously the sole staff of the Tennessee branch of the firm. Before joining the world of copywriting, Dorton spent his creative energy on poetry and can be found published in a list of journals, as well as the author of the chapbook “Stone Fruit” published by Glass Poetry Press. He studied English at the University of Tennessee and went on to get his Masters in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston. When Dorton isn’t writing, he can be found hiding his takeout from his Labrador.