SMITH Advertising Hires Maricruz Manning as Production Manager

Fayetteville, NC, May 08, 2011 --( SMITH Advertising, a fully integrated advertising and marketing agency, is pleased to announce the hiring of Maricruz Manning as Production Manager.

Prior to joining SMITH, she worked for S&R Communications Group in Durham, N.C. as Studio Manager/Print Production and Customer Service Representative with PBM Graphics, also in Durham, N.C. She will handle production management for all SMITH accounts.

“Maricruz is a strategically driven, detail-oriented manager who ensures creative ideas become deliverable products,” stated Todd Smith, Vice President of SMITH. “Her experience and proactive attitude; superb conceptual, organizational and supervisory skills; commitment to staying current on the latest technology and a talent for making clients happy while improving operational efficiency make her a valued addition to the agency’s team.”

SMITH, with offices in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina; Sarasota, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, is an advertising and marketing agency driven by discovering what makes people who they are and what motivates their decisions, and then planning strategic communications accordingly. The 37-year-old firm offers fully integrated services that include brand development, account planning, marketing research, dialog management, interactive services, creative, media planning/buying and public relations.

SMITH’s clients include regional, national and global companies in travel and tourism, healthcare, consumer products, real estate and financial services. The SMITH team has honed its planning and creative skills on blue-chip and Fortune 500 brands including Papa John’s, Hershey, Ruth's Chris, Microsoft, Alliance One, Harley Davidson, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, First Bank of NC, SC and VA, Jeep, Miller, as well as leading travel destinations such as Hilton Head Island, Pinehurst, Augusta, Sarasota, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, FL and North Carolina's Brunswick Islands. SMITH is the agency of record for the Southeast Tourism Society and for the North Carolina Tourism Industry Association.

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Todd Smith