Team Bios

Angela Broadus Cocke Principal, Strategic Direction

Angela CockeLAGNiAPPE Marketing and Strategic Design is yet another product of Angela's career in branding and execution achievements. LAGNiAPPE was created with a simple charge to offer businesses the tools they need to communicate in a global environment at an affordable price.

Angela is a reliable, dedicated marketing manager who turns client needs into creative communication solutions. She is also a master at assembling the right creative team for any size marketing project. Be it full identity development with logo design and naming or smaller one-off ads, Angela has a pulse on the right talent for the job.

Her career began on the Coca-Cola account at McCann Atlanta - right out of Hollins College in Virginia - as an account coordinator she learned the hard way about deadlines and fast-paced work. She moved up the agency ranks while working on Aruba Tourism and Russell Athletics. Wanting to take a walk on the client side, Angela left the agency life and moved to New Orleans were she was a brand manager for McIlhenny's TABASCO® Brand Products, focusing on new product development and launches, as well as brand advertising, PR, promotions, and event marketing. She landed back in Atlanta and back at Fitzgerald+CO / McCann Atlanta managing The St. Joe Company and InterContinental Hotels and Resort business.

On a personal note, you will never meet a more polite person. Almost to a fault Angela says "yes ma'am" and believes in the power of a handwritten thank you note. Having grown up in the charming, small southern town of Fairhope, Alabama she gets it honest. Like any true southern girl, Angela loves to talk and has a great sense of humor.

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Barrett Batson Creative Strategist and Writer

Barrett BatsonBarrett's career bridges both sides of the proverbial ad-world divide: first as a client (product management for Coca-Cola and Danskin), then as an advertising/marcom professional for ad agencies, corporate clients and TV/film/video producers. Her portfolio of work covers the gamut of branding, advertising, collateral and scriptwriting assignments for companies like The Interpublic Group of Agencies, Ogilvy & Mather, UPS, The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, The St. Joe Company, Club Med, Pfizer, HarperCollins, IMG, The Manhattan Associates and Thomas Nelson.

Barrett's forte is generating creative approaches that memorably distinguish and express a product or service to its audience. She is the founder of www.touchedbythehandofgod.com, a popular website featuring spine-tingling stories about miracles, Godsends and divine signs, and the author of HAVING IT Y'ALL: An Insider's Guide to Life, Down South - a nonfiction book about Southern culture.

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Jeff Bryant Production Manager, Execution & Delivery

Jeff BryantSomewhat of a printing junkie, Jeff's family history of print production spans some 70+ years, 20 of which are his own. Jeff's blood runs Pantone 485 red. Honing his skills at global agencies such as J.Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, McCann and others, he brings a sense of intuition to print production that is simply unmatched. Producing for some of the most recognized brands including The Georgia Lottery, St. Joe Corporation, UPS, Aruba Tourism, Coke, Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Quikrete, Delta Porter Cable, Kodak, American Express and United States Virgin Islands means perfection is part of his daily routine.

Jeff is an award winning production director specializing in POP / Printed Collateral / Print Ads / Direct Marketing / Interactive / Guerrilla & Viral Marketing / Exhibits & Trade Shows and other unique, non-traditional solutions.

Having art direction as a background, Jeff is the perfect complement to any creative team. He works with the designer to develop optimal communication pieces while maximizing client budgets.

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Scott Carroll Creative Director and Designer

Scott CarrollScott Carroll is a graphic designer who in 1995 decided to open his own design studio in New Orleans after a time with a small advertising agency. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Scott attended Loyola University in New Orleans where he obtained his BA degree in Graphic Arts and taught part-time after he graduated. Scott Carroll Designs calls such well-known brands as TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, The National WWII Museum, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & the new Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans clients. Scott's versatility as a designer allows him to work on a gamut of projects ranging from logo & package designs to political campaigns, books and annual reports. His work has been showcased in Vormator, Logo Lounge & Print Regional Design Annual. Scott resides in Metairie, Louisiana with his wife and two daughters.

Partial client list:

  • TABASCO®
  • The National World War II Museum
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Louisiana Asset Management Pool
  • Kairos Asset Advisory
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • American Nursing Services
  • Teddlie Media Parnters
  • The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans

Book design credits:

  • TABASCO: An Illustrated History
  • The History of Jungle Gardens
  • William Christenberry Art & Family
  • Local Libations: From Egg Cups to Atomic Bombs
  • Phillip Collier's Missing New Orleans
  • Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy
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Elizabeth DenhamCopywriter

Elizabeth DenhamElizabeth is one of those people who has to write. The fact that she is able to combine her passion with her career makes her feel like one of the lucky ones. As a lifelong observer, she is able to listen and understand her clients’ perspectives and put them into words. Her life experiences from teaching ballet and showing horses to working in the legal field, raising kids and blending a family enable her to talk to anyone and communicate effectively with a broad perspective. Her strength is her ability to see the big picture and work as a team player toward a common goal.

Elizabeth has a degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism from Florida State University. She has a blog on the Huffington Post where she writes about topics that move her, and she is the author of the book, “Sweeten the Deal: How to Spot and Avoid the Big Red Flags in Online Dating.”

When away from the office, she and her husband are raising their five kids on the Eastern Shore of Alabama and looking for more time to jet ski!

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Emily EubanksAccount Manager

Emily EubanksA summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Alabama, Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in international marketing, as well as vocal performance.

Within the LAGNiAPPE family, Emily serves as account manager, facilitating marketing communication tools and methods including brand strategy development, corporate identity, print and digital advertising, social media management, website development, sales collateral, new business presentation materials, direct mail applications, event marketing, and public relations campaigns. She’s also the best darn proofreader we've ever seen!

Outside of the office, Emily has been a member of the Public Relation Council of Alabama and a board member for Mobile Opera. Emily is a member of the Mobile Bay Chapter of the American Advertising Federation and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration at Auburn University.

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Ellen Harden-Ward Creative Director and Designer

Ellen HardenIt's a long way from Eastman, GA, to Atlanta. No, not on a map. That's a mere 146 miles.

Growing up in the little town that then had just one stoplight (right there at the corner of 5th and Oak), Ellen dreamed of going places. In 1999, she left Eastman and headed north.

She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. In Atlanta, Ellen fell in love with city-life - the hustle and bustle, the constant motion, the southern lights . . . but of course, she wasn't done traveling. With degree in hand, she hit the road to the city that never sleeps - New York City (937 miles from Eastman, in case you're wondering). There, she earned a Masters in Communication Design from the prestigious Pratt Institute.

Lucky for Ellen, she was able to return to her first love - the city that was big enough to give her inspiring work and small enough to be southern at heart. In Atlanta she has been charged with creating branding for many clients, including The St. Joe Company's WindMark Beach and RiverTown, the NEA Foundation, Bread & Butter and Salus Valuation Group.

Her work has been noted and published in Logo Lounge which "selects works of quality, timeliness, and an inspirational nature." She was also recognized as "design's best and brightest" by Graphic Design USA for her work with The St. Joe Company's WindMark Beach series.

When Ellen is not busy doing what she loves - designing, there's a good chance she's traveling. Whether she's catching a show on Broadway, burning the road to Eastman to help her nephews blow out a birthday candle, cheering on the Buckeyes with her sister in Ohio, soaking up some sun in the Caymans or listening to an up and coming country music star with friends in Nashville, she's constantly engaging herself in towns both big and small, finding inspiration in city lights and on country roads.

So when it comes to finding the perfect look for your brand, you can count on Ellen.

She'll go the distance.

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