At a recent dinner event, our San Diego Chapter shared their favorite vendors to work with.

CMO Name, Title, Company Agency Recommended Reasons Why/Comments
Jeri Lyn Egbert, Director of Marketing, Nth Generation Computing Bop Design (Web Design Agency, San Diego, CA): Founded in 2008 as a San Diego web design company, Bop Design has grown to be a full-service B2B marketing firm offering branding services for companies across North America. “They managed to get a website launched for me in 30 days!”
Wendy Newman, Recent CMO at AMN Healthcare BrandingBusiness (B2B Branding Agency, Orange County, CA): BrandingBusiness is a brand consulting company dedicated exclusively to helping B2B companies achieve breakthrough success with the inspirational power of brands built on rigorous, evidence-based thinking and courageous ideas.
Tim Lesmeister, VP Marketing, WD-40 Company NST (PR Agency, San Diego): No matter what service we provide, strategy drives everything we do. From this strategic mindset, we develop creative solutions to help our clients tell their story, achieve measurable objectives and positively impact their bottom line. They’ve been WD-40’s PR agency for 25 years and just won San Diego Company of the Year
Wendy Wong, SVP Marketing, The Ken Blanchard Companies Sage Communications (Communications Agency, Virginia): Sage Communications is an integrated marketing communications agency. We offer a comprehensive range of services—all in-house. Because of the exceptional expertise of our personnel, we can design the imaginative custom strategies to achieve your business objectives. Our agility and tenacity make us cost-effective and 100 percent accountable to clients.
Wendy Wong, SVP Marketing, The Ken Blanchard Companies Jacob Tyler Web Services (Branding Agency, San Diego): We work with you to reveal the story of why you do what you do and bring it to life. We find what’s compelling and ensure it resonates across all platforms and marketing initiatives. From brand strategy, through design and development, our team of experts create engagement for your brand in a novel way that drives profitability.
Leesa Eichberger, Recent CMO at Jenny Craig Printing Management Associates (Printer, Fulfillment, Direct Mail, Los Angeles, Contact: Mike Lane): We’re large enough to meet any challenge and yet we value our personal relationships with our clients. We know it’s these relationships that make us grow and innovate along with our clients. With the depth of our national supplier network, your marketing solutions are limitless and rivaled only by the imagination and support you will receive from our client support team. “PMA once re-printed 50 million flyers and had them on the truck in 24 hours.”
Leesa Eichberger, Recent CMO at Jenny Craig Jerome Peck (San Diego based up and comer associated with Digitaria)
Johanna Flower, CMO, Crowdstrike DWA (Media Planning & Communications Agency, Global): DWA is the world’s largest and most respected media planning and buying agency working exclusively with technology companies. Over the last 15 years, we have developed strategic media campaigns for the best-known B2B and B2C tech companies in all markets. A media agnostic agency, DWA operates from eight offices around the world covering North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Yannick Claereboudt, SVP Marketing, Invetech R/GA (Full service digital agency, Global): Full service digital and creative agency, Named AdAge A-List Agency of the year Recommended for big brand work
Yannick Claereboudt, SVP Marketing, Invetech Berry and Company PR (PR, New York, Contact: Bill Berry): From pre-clinical research to post-approval product marketing, we have the right experience for the job. Our team has provided PR support for more than 20 FDA product approvals and 200 clinical research programs for clients in pharma, life sciences and devices. “They specialize in life sciences. Niche agencies are key to our success.”
Tim McDonough, Global VP of Marketing, Qualcomm Digitaria (Full service digital agency, San Diego based, Global): Digitaria is a digital agency founded in 1997, owned by WPP and aligned with JWT. We are rooted in the disciplines of design, data, marketing and technology. Through immersive experiences, we transform the way brands communicate and how businesses run. “Digitaria is great for international work since they are a growing global company.”
Terri Funk-Graham, Recent CMO at Red Envelope; Board Member, Sprouts Farmers Market Secret Weapon Marketing (Full Service Advertising Agency, Santa Monica): We are a full-service advertising agency. We provide the full range of advertising services, from marketing strategies, plans and product launches, to print and out of home to radio, television and web campaigns, to ads on coasters in bars. We will never take on more than three clients at a time. This means our clients get hands-on attention from the principals of the agency. You may have been promised this before by other agencies, but it’s tough to give 25% of your time to 18 different accounts. “Use them for strategic creative, they are very hands-on.”
Terri Funk-Graham, Recent CMO at Red Envelope; Board Member, Sprouts Farmers Market Brown Bear (Small Digital Agency, Performance Marketing): If we understand our clients, we make their customers happy.  Our goal is to ensure we understand your business and marketing goals so we can create effective marketing campaigns that reach customers at the moments that are most valuable to them.