Andrea is the founder and CEO of Arco + Associates, LLC, a marketing communications firm based in St. Louis, MO that serves clients nationwide. Prior to starting Arco, Andrea directed the marketing efforts at two Boston-based law firms, held senior copywriter positions at advertising agencies along the East Coast, and worked as the Marketing Director at The University of Virginia’s Engineering School.
She has been published in The Boston Business Journal, Women’s Business, The National Law Journal, and The Pittsburgh Business Times. She graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with degrees in communications and journalism. She was the only Master’s candidate to be awarded a full scholarship to the Corporate Communications program at Duquesne University. She holds advanced certifications in corporate communications, public relations, and business marketing.
Andrea also authored a children’s book in 2013 which, after publication, won a Mom’s Choice award and an honorable mention at the Paris Book festival. The book, Wally McBap Needs A Nap, was named Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine in 2014.
Andrea is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association and has received awards for multiple campaigns she has conceptualized.
A savvy marketer and creative problem solver, Jillian manages company operations in addition to developing strategy, creative, and copy for clients across the nation. From managing public relations campaigns to devising social media advertising plans, she is instrumental in ensuring clients receive a return on their marketing investment.
Since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Missouri – School of Journalism, Jillian has brought her communications expertise into both corporate and agency settings. As marketing director for a national company based out of Nashville, TN, she launched a rebranding initiative and implemented market entry strategy. Her agency experience fine-tuned her ability to customize brand voices for a variety of clients. Jillian has been published in Advertising Age and serves on the board of Ranken Jordan Young Professionals.
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