President Creative Director
Ain't Nothin' Stoppin' Us Now. The Best Is Yet To Come. Pride And Joy. Figure it out? It's more than just a list of some of Bob's favorite tunes, it kind of sums up his business philosophy. Bob has assembled an amazingly talented and dedicated team here at BAM, as well as an impressive roster of clients. As the President and Creative Director, our founder isn't bashful to tell you what he thinks. But first... he listens. And thinks. And brainstorms. And leads. And draws from his years of experience as an entrepreneur, a broadcast sales manager, a marketing director, and a recognized expert in branding. During his career, Bob has been takin' care of businesses like Nissan, McDonald's, Anheuser-Busch, and Planet Fitness. He can do the same for you. Because together, there ain't nothin' stoppin' us now, because, as he'll tell you, the best is yet to come. After all, clients are his pride and joy. Rock on!
As our lead Bookkeeper, Christina masterfully dissects the myriad of incoming invoices to ensure the accuracy of client billing. A skill she has mastered through the years, she finds comfort and peace of mind when all the numbers balance. Generous by nature, yet born to be wild, Christina finds much of her purpose in life is donating her time and encouragement at a local charity. When she’s not at work or volunteering, Christina’s been known to jump on her motorcycle, into her husband’s truck, or to set sail on her boat. Just as every penny counts in her job, every second counts in her life!
Senior Art Director
More like Art Director Extraordinaire! By embracing each and every project as a personal challenge to push further, Jeanne fuses her keen creative eye with her indepth knowledge and know-how to breathe life into her work. Who said it couldn’t be done? Not Jeanne! A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Jeanne translates client messages into striking, effective and convincing visual advertising. She has worked on a broad range of projects that include advertising and design for some top national consumer brands such as Slimfast, Pond’s, Caress, and Tutor Time, as well as for an impressive number of high profile local and regional clients like The City of Bridgeport, Sikorsky Credit Union, and Kuchma Corporation. Jeanne finds constant inspiration in every thing she's exposed to – fashion, decorating, pop culture, shopping, cooking and mixology!
Having embraced sales and marketing skills early in my career, I have been able to maintain many long lasting business relationships through the years. My media experience began at Ithaca College and led to the bustling airwaves of New York City before ultimately landing in Connecticut. As General Manager, I am virtually involved in every aspect of managing Bob Abbate Marketing; from planning, presentation, strategy, creative, media negotiation and buying, execution, analysis, to billing, to most importantly, client relationships. My first priority is to make sure that all our clients get more than they expect. This fits in nicely with our company goal to continually exceed our clients' expectations.
Digital Media Manager
Wired. 24/7/365. A multi-screener, with multiple personalities (multiple client personalities). Julie has close personal relationships with thousands of our client's Facebook followers and Tweets. Schooled in design and marketing, Julie employs her artistic competence, creative writing and knowledge of emerging digital technologies to maximize client exposure. She provides a keen eye to the creative process, a sharp ear to the written word and a discerning voice to the ever-changing social media universe. A product of the newspaper generation, Julie left her paper route behind for positions in production and ad sales. She’s also worked in recruitment advertising, non profit and real estate, executing traditional and social media campaigns regionally and nationally. She’s embraced the digital age working with clients to create their interactive web and social media presence. When it’s time to unwind, Julie unplugs totally by heading up to the family fishing cabin where she enjoys floating on a raft at the Twin Lakes, sipping bourbon by a bonfire or watching the night skies for shooting stars.
Digital Services Specialist
Brian Blair has been wired in since the days of the TRS-80. Ever since he got his first Apple IIe connected to Compuserve he knew the internet was going to be a way of life. Brian used this newfound Information age to advance his study of art and music. While attending Berklee College of Music he got involved in digital music production and with that came the basics of digital media, hardware and network infrastructure. Since then Brian has worked in the print industry, digital publishing, recording studios, sound stages and music festivals. He has concentrated his efforts on Wordpress development, graphic design, and digital marketing. At Bob Abbate Marketing Brian is the Digital Services Specialist.
Director of Community Relations
Michelle has over 20 years experience in strategic execution, marketing, finance, and project management in a variety of roles within different organizations and industries that range from hedge funds to non-profits. Her primary focus over the last five years has been promoting positive community and economic growth in Bridgeport, CT. Here at BAM, she's an indispensable member of our team, focused on integrating our clients missions with the communities they serve.