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Our Team

 

Sal Conino

Sal Conino / Partner

Sal has over 25 years of experience building brands and executing multi-platform solutions, exploring how various media work together to the best effect. Creativity and visualization are his strengths, and he has a real knack for managing people. Not to mention, he’ll school you at ping-pong.

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Nancy Bono

Nancy Bono / Partner

Nancy brings more than 20 years of media experience to MPI, serving a wide variety of local and regional advertisers. Among her skills are account service and number crunching, and making the media process seem simple is her gift. With her high energy and humor, Nancy keeps the MPI hive humming.

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Tim McKay

Tim McKay / Director of Client Services

His background in journalism and mass communications began at the prestigious School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Journalism. McKay brings over 30 years of public relations and advertising experience to MPI. Before joining MPI full time, McKay owned his own public relations and advertising consulting company where he worked with non-profits, corporations, and political campaigns. He was also the co-owner of Fruition Film, a full service television and radio production company. At Fruition, McKay worked with a broad range of clients, including MPI. However, McKay’s experience in television and radio production extends far beyond that of promotion. He also has experience in just about every level of production, including writing, acting, producing, directing, and post-production.

Shay Foley

Shay Foley / Creative Director

With over 12 years of experience, Shay knows advertising and design in and out. Through her career, she’s worked at many agencies with clients big and small ranging from local Community Hospitals to a National Trucking Company. With her hands in design, photography, illustration and interactive, it’s hard not to think of her as the office know-it-all.

Jen Rhoton

Jen Rhoton / Art Director

Jen brings 10 years of design experience to Media Partners. She has created engaging concepts for a diverse group of clients, from non-profit to pharmaceutical. Bringing focus and analytical thinking to every design project, Jen’s not your typical art director. She is a rare combination of right and left brain thinking. Imagine that…….an organized artist.

Suzy Goldman

Suzy Goldman / Media Buyer

Suzy Goldman moved to Raleigh NC in 2004. Coming from an advertising family in VA, she began doing independent media consulting and buying in 2002 and expanded in Raleigh working both in house for several businesses as well as freelancing for local agencies. She plans, negotiates and purchases media on behalf of many clients including attorneys, trade schools, judicial candidates, statewide image campaigns as well retail and medical groups. She is experienced in broadcast television, cable, radio, print, cinema and outdoor advertising.

Rachel Gaffney

Rachel Gaffney / Media Buyer

Efficient and effective, Rachel joined MPI in 2009 as an intern after graduation from East Carolina University and became the media buyer in 2010. Known for wearing her tiara around the office, Rachel is responsible for planning and placing media buys as well as scheduling with various media outlets.

Ashley Dodd

Ashley Dodd / Graphic Designer

A proud graduate of East Carolina University, with a degree in business marketing, Ashley works with the art director on creative work and is in charge of MPI’s social media. After joining MPI as an intern in 2009, Ashley became a full-time employee in 2011. When Ashley is not working on the next piece of creative you can find her soaking up the rays at the beach or pinning the latest fashion trends on her Pinterest wall.

Natalie Eroh

Natalie Eroh / Media Coordinator

Natalie has been working at Media Partners, Inc. for 2 years. She is a media coordinator at the office. She has been working beside Rachel learning all about the media buying business. Whether it is Invoices, Co-Op and Reimbursement or trafficking, Natalie is your go-to girl. Natalie also spends her free time hanging out with her friends, traveling and listening to music.

Chelsey Bartles

Chelsey Bartles / Account Coordinator

Chelsey is a recent graduate of NC State University and was an intern at MPI her last semester of college. She became a full time employee after graduation and serves as an account coordinator for the creative department. In her free time she enjoys attending sporting events, watching movies, dancing and working out.

Kim Morris

Kim Morris / PR Specialist

Kim’s expertise spans 20 years in industries that range from apparel and electronics to blood banking, yes blood banking. Always focused on results, Kim knows how to craft a story and position it in just the right context for maximum media exposure and client benefit. She is MPI’s PR “Go-getter”.

Joe Soler

Joe Soler / Interactive Specialist

Joe brings extensive experience to the creative side of marketing and has served with agencies in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. When it comes to the ever-evolving digital communications technologies and cultures, Joe knows that form must follow function. With a background rooted in traditional marketing communications and over 12 years of digital architecture and design experience, Joe works to make the process as constructive and collaborative as possible so that the job gets done right the first time.