A. Bright Idea Expands Creative Team With Top Talent


Always looking to add talent to its award-winning team, A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations announced the addition of three communications professionals. The recent hires, including Kelly Holmes as senior communications specialist, Cari Ashkin as communications specialist and Emily Hennegan as graphic design specialist, will support a mix of government, commercial, private and nonprofit clients.

“Cari, Kelly and Emily bring extensive experience and expertise to A. Bright Idea that will help us to further meet our clients’ needs,” said Anita A. Brightman, president and founder of A. Bright Idea. “A. Bright Idea cultivates and builds industry-leading talent, allowing us to continue on our path of strategic growth for the benefit of our clients.”

Holmes joins A. Bright Idea’s verbal communications team as a senior communications specialist, providing a hands-on approach to develop strategic marketing and advertising campaigns for government, private and nonprofit clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Baltimore. Prior to joining A. Bright Idea, Holmes spent over 11 years working in retail and financial marketing conducting strategic planning, project management, creative writing, graphic design and community outreach.

Ashkin joins A. Bright Idea’s verbal communications team as a communications specialist to support the media relations, strategic planning and public relations initiatives for government, nonprofit and private sector clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Towson University and brings a variety of industry experience to the table. Prior to joining A. Bright Idea, Ashkin worked for multiple local advertising, communications and public relations agencies, crafting her expertise in creative public relations and journalism.

Hennegan joins A. Bright Idea’s visual communications team as a graphic design specialist to support the conceptualization, branding, illustration, print and layout design for clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Communications from Philadelphia University, where she recently graduated this past May. Prior to joining A. Bright Idea, Hennegan worked as a graphic designer for her alma mater in the Office of Student Engagement where she developed the overall branding for the university’s campus activities, programs and affairs.

About A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations

An award-winning advertising and public relations agency with locations in Bel Air, Maryland and Sonoma, California. A. Bright Idea excels at identifying opportunities, generating ideas and executing customized solutions that deliver results for government, commercial and nonprofit clients including: U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity (APG); National Institute of Corrections, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bob Bell Automotive, Stella Maris, Amtrak, Baltimore City Public Schools, United Way of Central Maryland, The John Carroll School, Yountville Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma Valley Teen Services, FVCbank, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and Osher Lifelong Living Institute at Sonoma State University among many others. For more information on A. Bright Idea and its services, visit www.abrightideaonline.com.

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