a few key people
Vice President, Account Director for the global public relations company Ruder Finn. She played a key role in ensuring integrated Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing campaigns for Ruder Finn’s major clients, such as Four Seasons, South African Airways and the Barbados Tourism Authority.
Vice President, Account Director at DMB&B for the multi-million dollar Korean conglomerate, the LG Group. Stephanie was responsible for rebranding LG’s global launch including supervising a $150 million global media buy, $8 million production, and a $5 million global tracking study. Her duties included managing worldwide production in Vietnam, Korea, Romania and Ireland.
Project managed various Proctor and Gamble accounts for 7 years at DMB&B in New York, and was Account Director for clients such as Citizen Watches, Vanity Fair, Turkish Tourism Board and the Barbados Tourism Authority.
At Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York, Stephanie project managed global account Colgate-Palmolive as the primary client/agency liaison between 35 countries ranging from Thailand to South Africa.
Consistently attends international tourism and marketing conferences such as World Travel Market, ITB Berlin, and the AMEX Luxury Summit as well as regional tourism conferences such as CHTA (Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association) and CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization).
Kevin Thompson is a senior Account Manager at Virgo Communications. Drawing on over a decade of experience in the advertising industry, he manages a diverse portfolio of clients. His daily functions comprise liaising with clients on behalf of the agency, project management of various marketing activities and coordination of external suppliers.
Kevin has been responsible for the planning and execution of marketing campaigns for a wide range of products/services in Barbados and the CARICOM region. He has been exposed to numerous industries, such as oral care products, personal care products, home care products, banking, insurance, regional air travel, fuel products, fast food, automobiles and solar energy. He has worked with respected brands, including Colgate-Palmolive, Texaco, Toyota, Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited and the Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICBL).
Over the years, Kevin has directed projects, which required strategic planning, market research, media planning as well as the production of advertising material for television, radio, print media, outdoor, online and point of sale. Some of the notable campaigns Kevin has been involved with are the rebranding of the Barbados National Bank to Republic Bank, the successful launch of ICBL’s Life Insurance Division and the launch campaign for Texaco with Techron fuel in Jamaica which featured Usain Bolt.
Prior to joining Virgo Communications, Khalil Goodman was a journalist for six years developing his networking and copywriting skills. A well respected photographer also, he has made images for publications in Barbados, Trinidad and Chile, and shot commercial campaigns for brands as well as magazine editorials. Working as a Cultural Affairs Administrator for five years he was trained by the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown to develop digital strategies and messaging for social media platforms he was responsible for creating successful digital campaigns for that entity and organising large scale events.
These myriad skills make Khalil an ideal Accounts Executive and digital strategist at Virgo. Khalil has worked on developing the brand identity of Rock Hard Cement, organizing large scale activations for Heineken, digital content for Rubis and was part of the team developing effective online PR campaigns for Virgin Atlantic.
The youngest member of the Virgo Team, Victoria graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona with a Bachelors in Integrated Marketing Communications. Since then, she has gained experience in the marketing and social media arena from working at Digital Agency and G&A Communications. A self-taught social media user, her knowledge and expertise in the area aids with the monitoring and boosting the social media presence of Virgo’s clients. Victoria is also a writer, blogger and confidently expresses her creativity through her personal style.
Working in the advertising industry for the past twenty-seven years as Media Director has given her the opportunity to work with a varied range of clients. Her experience has allowed her to develop strategic media planning and execution skills ranging from telecommunications, cricket, airlines, electricity, safety wear, fast food, pharmaceuticals, paint manufacturer, garden supplies, tyres, jewellery, bicycles, cooking margarines and oils and an educational institution.
Her keen knowledge of working with Caribbean media in over twenty islands has allowed her to develop invaluable relationships. She adds value to the clients spend by successfully negotiating contracts to ensure that the best rates are achieved.
She holds a Diploma in Management Studies from the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity. To unwind she enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and sewing.
She is married and have two teenage children and with her can-do attitude, she believes that the word “impossible” just require a little rearranging of thought to become “I’m possible”.
Due to her passion for numbers Tamika has been in the Financial sector for over 11 years. Her experience stems from working in the Banking Industry at First Citizens Bank (formerly Butterfield Bank). She also worked with N. Seventeen Inc and O’shea Construction in the UK. Tamika joined the Virgo Team as a Finance Officer. While there she gained substantial knowledge of the advertising industry and now has been promoted to her current post. Tamika is currently pursuing her accounts designation with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
She is adventurous and loves to travel, she is also an animal lover.
Since joining #TeamVirgo 5 years ago, Sancia has grown and learned a lot and this was evident when she was promoted to her current position. She has a Certification in Office Administration and a Diploma in the similar field. Prior to working at Virgo, she was a Legal Secretary at Anfield Law Chambers. In the future, Sancia aims to pursue a degree in Office Administration and Management and pursue a career in Business Communication. Outside of these Virgo walls, Sancia is a car and dog lover.