Promotion Announcement – Tara Christiano, Garrett Browne, Melissa Fears and Jacob Simonich


Portland, Ore., April 18, 2018 – MBT Marketing, a full-service marketing and advertising agency in Portland, Ore., announced new promotions in Media Services, Digital and Social Media. “MBT continues to grow at an accelerated rate. Each of these individuals has played a big part of this growth and are being recognized for their contributions,” said Scott R Thompson, Managing Partner.

Tara Christiano has been promoted to Director of Media Services. She joined MBT Marketing in 2011 as an Assistant Media Buyer and has steadily increased her roles and responsibilities within the company. Tara leads strategy, negotiation and execution for all traditional media and programmatic buying as well as manages MBT’s largest media-focused accounts. Her use of the most advanced software tools for planning and negotiating rating points, gross impressions, conversion rates, lead generation and other dynamic data provides clients with world-class resources and performance.

Garrett Browne has been promoted to Director of Digital. He joined MBT Marketing in January 2017 as Manager of Digital Paid Media. Garrett’s demonstrated leadership in paid media strategy, lead conversion and optimization has led to tremendous growth for the agency. In this expanded role, Garrett leads a team of five digital associates and specialists across paid search, display advertising, remarketing, pre-roll advertising and CRM/email strategy execution. MBT is now a Google Premier Partner, a distinction less than three percent of agencies in North America can claim. Garrett played a big part in making this happen.

Melissa Fears has been promoted to Social Media Manager. Melissa started at MBT in March 2017 as the agency’s first dedicated social media specialist. In less than a year, she has built the department up to three people and delivers best-in-class strategies and optimizations to our client base. She also established MBT as a Founding Sprout Social Agency Partner giving the agency access to the most sophisticated tools in the business.

Jacob Simonich has been named Paid Media Specialist. Jake joined MBT Marketing in May 2017 as a Paid Media Associate. He works on mix of national and regional retail and automotive accounts.


About MBT Marketing:

MBT is a Marketing Agency with a fifteen-year history serving regional and national clients. Services include strategic planning, advertising, creative services, video production, traditional media, social media and advanced digital media capabilities. MBT focuses on a mix of ROI and brand building marketing campaigns using state-of-the-art technology across paid search, mobile, video, marketing automation and social platforms, as well as traditional TV and radio media buying. MBT Marketing is a Google Premier Agency and Founding Sprout Social Agency Partner. Using a carefully planned combination of brand strategy, creative communications, focused digital marketing, media visibility, and public relations, MBT will show you how to successfully build your brand, attract new customers and increase profitable sales. Learn more about MBT Marketing at