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Enter your Ringers

Who are these Ringers, the star players expert at finding new customers, transforming brands, wrangling data, and growing new channels, all delivered with good cheer and contortionist-level flexibility?

The Ringers are here for you, the marketing leader. Let our elite team tackle your challenges single-handedly or as an accelerator for your team. From mission-critical projects to long-term strategic retainers, the Ringers are ready to play.


It's not so lonely at the top anymore

Meet The Ringers

Welcome to your all-star team. Every one of The Ringers is a deeply experienced veteran player supported by hands-on-the-keyboards production, inspired creativity, and program management scalability. We come together with you to bring this expertise to your game, delivering top performance every time. 

Jonathan Ashton

Ringer's Founder

It is Jonathan's privilege to develop these teams and manage the work, helping Ringer's clients find new customers and delivering exceptional client partnerships built on data, analytics, content marketing, audience development and performance optimization.

Former TBWA\engage, TBWA\Worldwide,, Havas, Manifest

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Christa Chavez Martay

A La Carte Media Consulting - Founder

Christa is a media dynamo and an inspirational industry leader who manages our biddable media team and provides highly customized strategy, planning, and execution services across all paid media channels. 

Former OMD, Havas, Razorfish

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John Smutniak

Measurement Pros - Founder

John is a fanatic for deep data science, performance analytics and privacy, and leads our data capability with a team of web analytics, media performance attribution, AI dashboarding and security experts.

MIT graduate with deep finance and marketing performance background

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Stephan Tran

Studio Pax - Founder and Principal

Stephan and the inspired and hard-working team at Studio Pax build brands with digital brains and sophisticated looks while delivering top-to-bottom execution of generative AI content engines, brand creative, website development, video and ads and emails and production of every imaginable kind of content and asset. 

20 years leading this dynamic and inspired studio

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Chris Bowler

Bowlerworks - Founder

A dexterous and strategic thinker, Chris leads efforts in social media, audience and brand strategy, and performance marketing and brings a broad-ranging startup/B2B/tech experience to the game.

Former SapientRazorfish, Flipside Group,, i-traffic

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Jake and Kristina Baldridge

Nacho Industries - Co-Founders

This dynamic duo is our strategy SWAT team. Jake and Kristina deliver research and insights, segmentation and ethnographies, brand development and positioning and answers to the questions that keep you up at night.

Former DDB Worldwide, Prosek Partners

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Ethan Krupp

A La Carte Media Consulting - Partner

Ambidextrous by nature, Ethan has worked in every channel and is our digital strategist and media optimizer blending content and advertising into social, SEO, SEM, ABM, and all biddable media. 

Former Edelman, @barackobama, AMPY

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Sammy Pepper

A La Carte Media Consulting - Partner

A Thinker, Connector and Do-er, Sammy is our digital media strategist and channel management specialist who leads multichannel media campaign development and ongoing campaign implementation and optimization.

Former 360i, Edelman

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Eva Keller, PMP

Project Producer and Process Manager

Rock solid and nimble, easy-going and confidante to the client, Eva runs to where the ball is going, bringing exceptional experience in successfully delivering programs and projects of all sizes and shapes.

Former TBWA\Chiat\Day,, iCrossing, Huge,  Isobar, Havas Health, Hero

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Patricia Swindle

Loring Partnership Marketing Consultancy - Founder

Inspirational and energizing, Pat is our iconic brand strategy leader and has guided the strategic direction of world-class brands in every category using brand storytelling that changes consumer behavior.

Former Leo Burnett, JWT, DraftFCB, DDB Chicago, Havas

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Jenya Edelberg

Operations and Process Management

An innovative digital problem-solver, Jenya leads her expert team of enterprise architects and digital product developers in creating compelling web experiences, designing infrastructure and cloud solutions and delivering data and performance marketing analytics. 

 Founder and Partner in digital marketing tech since 2014.

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Robert Hess

Maroma Data Partners - Founder

Robert is our retail media and business growth partner with proven experience developing high-performing, privacy-centered, multichannel campaigns and technology platforms.

Former 24-7 Real Media, Triad Retail Media, Signal, Trueffect

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Chris Callahan, Ph.D.

Data Wrangling and Analysis

Chris is our remarkable specialist - a data scientist living at the intersection of marketing and consumer psychology, using AI modeling, statistical techniques, and data analyses to understand and explain the audience behavior behind the numbers.

Former DDB Worldwide, University of Chicago

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Ed Castillo

Brand Disposition - Founder

Ed brings his incredible global brand experience to your challenge by establishing a brand's "disposition' and helping the C-suite foster Brand Belief and encourage Brand Behaviors. Keys to success are found through primary qualitative and quantitative market research and thoughtful collaboration.

Former TBWA\Chiat\Day, Arnold, McCaan, PhD, R&R Partners

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