The People Behind the People

Bill Tucker
Chief Executive Officer

Bill has been killing what he eats since the late 1980's when he started his first Advertising Agency...

Bill has been killing what he eats since the late 1980's when he started his first Advertising Agency. Around town Creative Directors who are acquainted with Bill will tell you what makes Bill so unique, is that he is one of the few "suits" who truly understands brilliant creative. He recognizes it (no small task in itself), knows what it takes to conceive it, sell it, and follow through on it.

That skill, no doubt, comes from the ten years he spent at Scali, McCabe, Sloves: unquestionably one of the hottest creative agencies of the 70's and 80's. At Scali, Bill rose to EVP/Account Management, responsible for virtually all the agency's accounts ($700 million in billings). Accounts like the Continental Airlines, Chase Manhattan Bank, Castrol Motor Oil, Volvo, and Maxell Tapes, to name a few. Bill was also on the team that developed the concept to become COURTYARD BY MARIOTT.

Following SMS, Bill joined forces with the Lowe Group in forming Lowe, Tucker, Metcalf, an agency that quickly grew to over $60 million in billings. In just a few short years, LTM garnered a reputation for doing creative, highly strategic work for a handful of clients, which included Ricoh Cameras, The Boston Company, The Scandinavian Tourist Board Parker Pens and Avis Quick Lubes.

In 1993, Bill founded The Tucker Partnership, Inc. and eventually became agency of record for Quaker State Motor Oil, Pennzoil Motor Oil Promotions, GE Corporate, TWA, [yellow tail] and more. In 2005 The Agency became Agency212 following an important acquisition and The Tucker Partnership has since served as a "boutique holding company" with interests in many vertically integrated skills such as Internet design and marketing (iFuel Interactive, LLC.) Clients today include Warnaco, Loews Hotels, The Cavit Collection and many more.

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Tracy Brennan
Executive Creative Director

An award-winning designer and creative director, Tracy is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts...

An award-winning designer and creative director, Tracy is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and began her career as an Art Director at Bloomingdale's. She started in women's fashion and soon expanded her influence to include advertising for cosmetics and accessories. She left her retail roots to accept an assignment with Martha Stewart Living magazine. Working with Robert Valentine, Inc., she launched the first Christmas Issue of the magazine, setting the design standard for future issues.

Tracy joined the agency in 1996 where she soon became Creative Director, and began relationships with new clients that would become long-standing. Her award-winning work includes ten years for Ellen Tracy and all of their licensees, ten years for Loews Hotels–including the launch of many key properties–and six years for Warnaco, overseeing five intimate collections.

Tracy now heads a 20-person Creative Department with an ever-more eclectic mix of clients and creative challenges. Tracy is a resident of New York's Greenwich Village. Her free time is dedicated to husband, musician Paul Conte, and their two children, Isabella Rose and Julian Frederick.

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Kristina Tucker
Executive VP - Account Management

Kristina came to Agency212 over ten years ago. She had the opportunity to continue her traditional...

Kristina came to Agency212 over ten years ago. She had the opportunity to continue her traditional advertising role for Liz Claiborne Fragrances, [ yellow tail ] wine, and to run all Promotional and Advertising programs for Pennzoil Motor Oil and Quaker State. She is currently in charge of the entire Account Management staff at Agency212, where her portfolio includes the Cavit Collection of wines, Warnaco and much more.

Prior to her role at Agency212, Kristina was at Saatchi & Saatchi, where she helped in the launch of two highly successful Olay brands: Daily Facials and Olay Total Effects. Kristina had an integral role in creating two number one brands from product design to brand launch both in the US and globally.

Before Saatchi, Kristina was at Jordan, McGrath, Case & Partners where she gained her packaged goods stripes working on various GlaxoSmithKline products. Products included Tums, Oxy skincare, Ecotrin, and Tagamet.

Kristina started her advertising career at Cliff Freeman & Partners, working on Fanta International and the re-launch of Cherry Coke.

A graduate of New York University, Kristina actively counsels students considering careers in advertising and marketing.

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Dawn Lester
Chief Brand Strategist

Dawn's career began in the arts and entertainment world. As Director of Marketing for the regional...

Dawn's career began in the arts and entertainment world. As Director of Marketing for the regional performing arts center Stamford Center for the Arts in Connecticut, she was responsible for marketing over 100 individual events per year in addition to developing a retention strategy for the lifeblood of the Theatre, the season subscriber.

Following her tenure at Stamford Center for the Arts, Dawn attended the full-time MBA program at New York University's Stern School of Business, where she earned her degree with a focus in Media, Entertainment and Technology.

Her next stop took her to Kansas City, Missouri as Manager of Enterprise Marketing at H&R Block, where she worked on many strategic initiatives, including customer satisfaction research, new business strategy and research for a new division within the company, and development of a highly customized, one-to-one personalized advice program to increase retention of U.S. Tax clients.

Dawn has worked at the agency for over seven years as Senior Strategic Planner on many accounts, including Cavit, Liz Claiborne,
[ yellow tail ], and Warnaco.

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Tom Di Domenico
Managing Partner / iFuel Interactive

While Tom may have started his career working at a print publication, it didn't take long for...

While Tom may have started his career working at a print publication, it didn't take long for him to realize that's not what he'd be doing forever. Being almost immediately assigned to the task of finding ways of integrating multimedia services with the current print offerings, he quickly a got a taste of what technology could bring to the world of marketing. The campaign's success resulted in a new career path and a migration into full-time interactive work for Tom.

With visions of where the industry was going, he took on the opportunity of Marketing Manager at a technology services company. As the company expanded, so did his role there. Branching out into many areas, he was responsible for several key departments, including product development, search engine marketing, client services, website design, and project management.

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