Fort Lauderdale Advertising Agency
Shaun Paul Thomas
Shaun was always a trailblazer and fighter. He grew up in a small Ohio town playing with neighborhood children in the cornfield behind his house. Encouraging Shaun’s energy and drive, his mother enrolled him in gymnastics at age 4 where he highly excelled until being hit by a car in 3rd grade and rupturing his spline. This didn’t stop him though, he learned to walk again but instead of returning to gymnastics, he became a nationally ranked springboard and platform diver thru his freshman year in college.
Shaun tired of competition and was recruited by a professional springboard, platform and high diving company who sent him to Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey for the summer of 1988. Shaun always knew he was different but after witnessing two of his teammates harassing a few of his gay friends who worked in the park, Shaun became the first ever openly gay professional athlete. This drew both scrutiny and uncomfortable fame but his company stood by him and his talent for diving. Soon after Speedo approached him to model swimwear for their company and provided him apparel to wear when doing talks with GLBT community centers and youth groups. Shaun spent the next few years traveling globally, diving and modeling until it was time for him fulfill his dream of finishing college.
Shaun returned to Ohio and attended University of Akron, majoring in political science/pre-law. He realized the need for strong advocates for HIV/AIDS and gay rights. He wanted to be able to raise money and bring support for the community. As a result, he worked his way up to winning Mr. Gay Ohio All-American, a title that allowed him a voice and the ability to support his causes.
During his tenure at University of Akron, he helped to build the number one ranked university marketing and market research firm in the country. He sought corporations with interests in marketing to become clients, donate funds and help attain state of the art equipment for the facility. Shaun graduated U of A with honors and immediately looked to move to Florida.
After graduating, he moved to Fort Lauderdale and started his professional career in the private sector, working for an advertising and marketing firm in West Broward. Wanting a bigger challenge, Shaun ventured out on his own and started an events firm, handling all the advertising and marketing himself. After building a very successful business, Shaun sold the company and decided to try his luck in corporate America.
After being hired by Fort Lauderdale based Republic Industries he worked under President Steve Berrard, former Vice President of Marketing for Sears and his team. Shaun worked with the Republic Industries team to help take the company public and transform it into AutoNation, ANC Rental and Republic Services, making him one of the youngest managers in the Fortune 100 at age 28. Subsequent Fortune 100 clients include Motorola, AT&T and American Express
Deciding to focus his advertising and marketing skills on the local market, Shaun has worked with a variety of businesses including restaurants, retailers, medical and dental professionals, florists and caterers, luxury condos, real estate brokers, developers and other high-end businesses. Working with his clients on graphic design and web design projects that made them money. Shaun knows from experience, exactly what your business needs and where to best place your advertising and marketing dollars
Joel Keith Brewer
With a unique knack for customer service, Joel is a great Managing Partner. With a PhD in philosophy, Joel can adapt to any environment, no matter what. With over 30 years experience in advertising & marketing, high-end clientele and celebrities, Joel has seen it all and knows exactly how to handle every situation. Joel is the key player that brings everyone together on advertising and marketing projects, clients, staff and contractors, to make sure every client’s expectations are met. Joel is the perfect host at any special event Ocean Breeze produces for a client
Creativity and precision describe Kate’s work. Earning her degree in graphic design here in Fort Lauderdale, Kate utilizies her background in creating presentations for civil engineers and beautiful magazine work, she balances beauty and perfection. She is truely one of the best in the business when it comes to Fort Lauderdale graphic design. With an uncanny ability to juggle her creative instincts right along side of the client’s ambitions is a tough balance but Kate handles everything with style. Always striving to be one step ahead of the current advertising and marketing trends with unique graphic design and creative thought is just what she brings to the table, along with a rare eye for editing within the creative process. A rare gift, indeed
Internet Creative Director
As the lead web developer, Matt knows just how to build the perfect web design for every client. His eye for creating or picking the perfect template for each client is amazing. Every site is built for beauty, as well as, the ability to build a very strong search engine following. This is a unique talent for sure, and one our client’s truly appreciate long after the initial impression of their new site. For the best in Fort Lauderdale web design, Matt is the go to guy
Television Production Director
One of the top video producers in South Florida, Bob started his career with QVC in New York and has handled the Marlins Pre-Game Shows here in South Florida. Bob has produced countless television commercials for a wide variety of businesses including Shooters Waterfront Café and Flavor Magazine. Bob has a talent for meeting clients and having the vision of exactly how to present them in a way that is both artistic and revenue generating
Carol is a woman of many talents. After retiring from 30 years as an English teacher and spending several years directing drama clubs, she has brought her amazing editing and organizational skills to our team. She can edit or rewrite any client’s article, web design, graphic design or production text with precision. Carol handles all the sign in and greeting for any client special events