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Creaxion is one of the nation’s leading boutique marketing firms. Based in Atlanta and with a presence in San Francisco, we specialize in consumer, entertainment and cause-related marketing. Creaxion excels at big idea development, strategic thinking and reaching hard to target audiences.
When we started Creaxion in May of 1998, the idea was simple: Build a great team that does great work for great clients.  It was a novel concept:  To create a marketing agency that eliminated the silos that often kept companies from being successful.  No more separate advertising, PR and events departments.  No stand-alone interactive groups that rarely interacted with anyone. Just a single team, dedicated to what’s now and what’s next in marketing.  18 years later, Creaxion remains the agency of the future. And ready to get to work for you today!

Public Relations

We've been called a "Publicity Powerhouse." With a focus on national media relations, we’ve generated billions of positive impressions for our clients.

Branding

We help our clients create an emotional connection with key audiences through creative design, storytelling and messaging.

Advertising

Your marketing budget, our media muscle! Let Creaxion plan, place, and monitor your next advertising campaign. Your money has never worked harder.

Events

From WWF's "Earth Hour" to the Chick-fil-A Foundation "True Inspiration Awards" we know how to a throw a party—and pull off a flawless event.

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Our Team

It's an ensemble not an orchestra.
Working in concert not competition.

Ted Tuerk Mark Pettit Jonelle Birney Sullivan Liz Opsahl Kyndra Marshall Marcelo Galvao Kerrie Levick Scott Smallwood
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Ted Tuerk

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  • Has been with Creaxion since Day One
  • Graduated from Furman - which makes him a Paladin (Google it).
  • Is a former CPA and has worked for Siemens, Powersoft, Accenture, and Oracle
  • Wishes he had come up with the idea for TED
  • Loves gadgets and technology and is an early, early adopter
  • Is a runner and cyclist, enjoys snowboarding and often walks to work
  • Was on the board of directors of Jerusalem House for 7 years and Co-Founded the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
  • Follows politics and enjoys American History
  • Thinks he's the funny one
  • Has visited 48 out of 50 states and 15 foreign countries
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Mark Pettit

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  • Started Creaxion in May of 1998 from his dining room table
  • Best-selling author (Amazon.com)
  • Three time Emmy winning TV newscaster (CNN, WXIA-TV)
  • Still a working journalist (CBS46 News)
  • Was a senior PR exec at MCI back in the heyday
  • Has played in the Softball World Series ten times
  • Serves on the board of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the marketing committee at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Writes country music in his spare time
  • Favorite designer: Hugo Boss
  • Favorite food: Italian
  • Loves his dog named "Boo"
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Jonelle Birney Sullivan

Sr. Vice President and Partner

 

  • Joined Creaxion in 2015, has been a FOC ("Friend of Creaxion") since 1998
  • Based in San Francisco, travels the world 
  • Seasoned and sassy, she's seen it all 
  • Experienced in international mergers and acquisitions
  • Was nominated as “PR Agency Person of the Year” by PR Week Magazine
  • Two time winner of the PRSA Silver Anvil Award (The Oscar of PR)
  • Likes wine so much she grew and produced the “Best Chardonnay in California"
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Liz Opsahl

Office Manager

  • Joined Creaxion in 2013
  • Studied art history at Smith College
  • Has a masters in historic preservation and is passionate about the build environment
  • Is a former museum curator
  • Her 3 daughters and husband always come first
  • Spends as much time as possible volunteering and believes in giving back
  • Grew up overseas and loves to travel
  • Addicted to HGTV – especially “House Hunters International”
  • Considers herself a Foodie and loves to cook
  • Favorite drink is tea, hot and sweet, preferably with a scone
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Kyndra Marshall

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  • Joined the Creaxion team in 2011
  • Is the epitome of calm in a storm
  • Cut her teeth in customer service as a manager at Target
  • Learned early on that the customer isn’t always right
  • Loves when a marketing plan comes together
  • One of Atlanta’s Top 10 Thrifters (self-proclaimed, so don’t Google it)
  • Has a twin sister
  • Favorite food: Any. Especially cupcakes
  • Is not a southern girl at heart, but getting there
  • Believes that love never fails
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Marcelo Galvao

Creative Director

  • Started working at Creaxion in 2011
  • Is a professional artist with various gallery exhibitions
  • Is also an architect and urban planner
  • Photography is his almost professional hobby
  • Was born and raised in Brazil and came to the U.S. as an exchange student
  • Portuguese is his native language
  • Won a national lamp design competition for GE at the age of 13
  • Was a competitive swimmer (ask him about his medals)
  • Loves summer and hot temperatures
  • Spicy food makes him sneeze
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Kerrie Levick

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  • Joined the Creaxion team in 2014
  • Former TV news reporter and storm chaser
  • Now chases two small children under the age of 6
  • Fights the good fight and never quits
  • Knows how the media tick and how not to tick them off
  • Born and raised in California, but loves good Southern BBQ
  • Has visited 300 cities and 13 countries
  • Loves photography and the beach
  • Desert Island needs: a camera, flip flops and a good book (and her family, of course)
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Scott Smallwood

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  • Creaxion team member since 2006
  • Avid urban traveler and outdoorsman
  • Founding member of the Atlanta Street Food Coalition and has served as the Publicity and Marketing Director since 2010
  • Has hiked the largest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls
  • Internet junkie Tumbling every day
  • Passion for all things food related
  • His basset hound, Daisy Mae, inspired Katy Perry’s hit “Firework”
  • Favorite YouTube Video: Honey Badger
  • Favorite Atlanta patio: Victory Sandwich
  • Martha Stewart and Ina Garten are constantly complaining about trying to keep up with him
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The Coca-Cola Company

Through extensive media relations efforts, we help The Coca-Cola Company tell its story around environmental and sustainability efforts. 

 

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Honest Tea

We power the media relations behind the Honest Tea "National Honesty Index." Successes inlcude:  USA Today, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, Fox Business News and Headline News.

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Porsche Cars North America

As Porsche's PR agency of record in the US, we helped turn the world's premier sports car company into a lifestyle brand. We helped launch the wildly successful Cayenne SUV, Cayman and Certified Pre-Owned program. 

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High Museum of Art

We plan and place the advertising in support of Atlanta's High Museum of Art.  If you've seen or heard about the High on a bus, billboard, magazine, radio, TV, desktop or mobile device, that's us!

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

We plan and place online and offline advertising to support the POPS! Series at the ASO. Together, we make great marketing music. 

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Digital and Mobile Advertising

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AEG

Creaxion worked hand-in-hand with AEG to promote a series of world-class traveling exhibitions including: King Tut, Princess Diana and Tavis Smiley's America I AM. Through targeted advertising and PR efforts, we helped AEG sell millions of tickets to its attractions. 

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"True Inspiration Awards"

We work closely with the Chick-fil-A Foundation to design, produce and promote its annual "True Inspiration Awards." The program recognizes outstanding organizations across the country that are focused on youth development.

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Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance

We updated the brand identity for this Georgia stalwart and activated its sponsorship of high school sports. And we came up with that clever tagline: Always the Home Team. 

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Emory University and the CDC

On this challenging assignment, we executed a very targeted online marketing campaign to recruit over 2000 participants for a health study.

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SegPay

SegPay is a global leader in digital payment processing--and we're its marketing agency of record. We handle branding, advertising, media relations, events and sponsorship development for the company.   

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Marina Bay Sands

We helped launch the $500-Million ArtScience Museum at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The museum was designed by legendary architect Moshe Safdie. 

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Our
Clients

We're proud to work for some of the best-known brands in the world.  Here's a sampling. 

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Our
Work

World-class, worldwide.
Always results-driven.

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The Challenge

  • Raise Brand Awareness 
  • Stand Out in a Very Crowded Category
  • Gain Extensive Media Coverage Through a Light-Hearted Social Experiment
  • Generate National Media Coverage in all 50 States
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The Solution

  • The Total Team Approach ™
  • An All-Out Media Assault for 36 Days
  • Tailored Approach to Pitching National, Regional, Local Media
  • Created Refreshingly Positive Story in Negative News Cycle
  • Positioned Company “TeaEO” as Ambassador of Honesty in America
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The Results

  • 755+ Media Hits, More than 30 National stories including two Today Show hits & a feature on NBC Nightly News

  • Coverage in 118 Cities Across all 50 States

  • 55 Million Total Media Impressions, Generating $2.6 Million in Advertising Value

  • 13.9 Million Social Impressions Gnerated from 62,278 Interactions on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

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The Challenge

  • Raise Brand Awareness of Conservation International (CI) Through its Nature is Speaking Environmental Awareness Campaign
  • Utilize A-list Celebrity Voiced Film Series to Generate Media Interest and Coverage
  • Create Social and Digital Engagement
  • Stand Out in a Cluttered Environmental Landscape
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The Solution: "Stop. Listen. Share."

  • 12-Week Publicity and Social Engagement Campaign
  • National Media Tour Featuring Socially Connected Celebrity and Conservation International Executive
  • Utilize Million Dollar #NatureIsSpeaking Hashtag to Raise Awareness and Corporate Sponsorship 
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The Results

  • Generated More than 260 Media Hits with a Reach of 500 Million People
  • 1-Million+ Shares of the #NatureIsSpeaking Hashtag Raising $1-Million Through HP Sponsored Partnership
  • Increased Conservation International Brand Awareness by 4%
  • Nature Is Speaking Became Trending Topic on Twitter during Campaign Launch
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The Challenge

  • Raise Awareness of InterContinental Hotels in the U.S.
  • Develop a Single Message to be Executed through a Major Online Advertising Campaign
  • Create a "Disturbance" in Three Key Markets (New York, Chicago, San Francisco)
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The Solution: "Not On Every Corner. Hotels Around The World."

  • Multi-Million Dollar Outdoor and Online Advertising Campaign
  • Design and Messaging Developed and Executed by Creaxion
  • 1,700+ Creative Elements Designed, Produced and Installed

The Results

  • Coast-to-Coast Exposure for the InterContinental Hotels Brand
  • Overwhelmingly Postive Reaction from Hotel Operators and Employees
  • Launch Pad for Ongoing Marketing Efforts
  • Increased Brand Awareness in US Markets
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Creaxion is one of the nation’s leading boutique marketing firms.  Based in Atlanta and with a presence in San Francisco, we specialize in consumer, entertainment and cause-related marketing. Creaxion excels at big idea development, strategic thinking and reaching hard to target audiences.  If you'd like to find out more, please contact us.