About 919 Marketing

Our Big League Experience Leads To Real Insights And Big Ideas

We earned our stripes working in the newsrooms of major national TV networks, the boardrooms of the largest international advertising and public relations agencies, and within the brand marketing departments of the some of the world’s largest brands.

Our award winning staff of marketing strategists, TV and print reporters, and social media trailblazers are seasoned experts, providing you with the content marketing firepower you need to excite, motivate and engage your customers and prospects. But at the end of the day, what really sets us apart is our ability to generate big, breakthrough ideas to differentiate you from the pack.

Meet The People Driving The Numbers

David Chapman - Profile Picture

David Chapman

CEO & Founder

Sue Yannello

Sue Yannello

EVP, Director Of Content

Graham Chapman

VP, Account Services

Scott Curkin

VP, Account Services

Nancy Bostrom

Account Manager

Matt DeMargel

Account Manager

Kevin Behan

Account Manager

Tammy Delgado

Account Manager

Tim Holt

Creative Director

Joel Eagle

Video Content Director

Chris Dutra

Chris Dutra

Account Executive

Danielle Durange

Senior Media Strategist

Kerelle Sampson

Marketing Specialist

Byron Hornaday

Media Strategist

Cara Stein

Content Strategist

Jennifer Williams

Marketing Specialist

Malena Wilson

Marketing Assistant

Mike Scheiner

Mike Scheiner

Digital Strategist

Jeanette Cameron

Finance and HR Manager

Kelsie O’Connell

Accounting Assistant


Hunter Rimmer

Content Support

Jackie Conover

Jackie Conover

Administrative Support

Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor

Media Strategist

919 Marketing Company Profile

919 Marketing Company is a proven, go-to source for companies of all sizes that want to tell their brand stories to the world.

Formed in 1996 and headquartered just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and the capital city of Raleigh, 919 is a national content marketing agency with a proven track record of helping companies increase revenue, create a competitive advantage and improve marketing results.

Our clients include startups, emerging growth companies and Fortune 500 corporations — from high-tech to health care, hair care and elderly care.

We provide high-powered strategic planning, public relations, social media, digital marketing, direct marketing and full creative capabilities — each utilizing proven processes refined over hundreds of client engagements.


We Make The Numbers Work For Our Clients.

Most agencies dance around the numbers that matter and are much more eager to talk about the size of your budget or their monthly retainer, than discussing
measurable goals and creating shared expectations.

At 919 Marketing, we insist on setting clear marketing program goals that dovetail and directly augment the numbers you are paying for – top line revenue, market share, brand impressions and preference, franchise unit growth, etc. If the expectations aren’t set up front, it’s hard to evaluate our mutual success.

It all begins with the development of a collaborative, research validated content marketing plan using our trademarked LINK® Planning Process. Implemented for more than 100 companies to date, LINK® enables 919 Marketing and internal client teams to develop the winning marketing action plan based on shared expectations and measurable goals.

Are Your Franchise Marketing Results Just Not Adding Up?

We are passionate about developing breakthrough
marketing campaigns for franchise brands.
Check out our franchise marketing services.

We work with a deep roster of franchise brands, from emerging companies to category leaders.

Put our All-Star team of marketing pros in your starting lineup today.

Let’s get started.

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We know that franchise brands invest in our consumer and franchise development marketing services for four distinct reasons:

  • To sell more franchises
  • Help franchisees grow their local businesses
  • Accelerate national brand awareness, interest and engagement
  • Ensure that your brand strategy and messaging are aligned for success


We have twice been named one of the 200 fastest growing private marketing companies by Inc. Magazine, covered by national
business and marketing industry media and have written regular
guest columns for American City Business Journals and franchising media outlets.

Most importantly, our work wins awards for our clients: a national Telly, One Show Award, Addy Awards, several Davey Awards and a roster of national public relations awards.


919 Marketing created this national Telly Award winning brand video to energize the franchisee system at the national annual conference, and to boost digital marketing efforts. Also used at Discovery Days and online presentations to franchise prospects.
Regional TV, radio, digital and print media campaign promoting Kerr Drug as THE destination for consumers that care about having a relationship with a local independent pharmacy. The TV campaign won a national Davey Award.
Named one of the 12 best publicity stunts of the year by The Wall Street Journal, 919 created a made-for-TV stunt using Saint Nick that generated big time
coverage for a Texas grand opening for Doctors
Express (American Family Care).

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919 Marketing Co.
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Washington, DC
New York, NY
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Our Founder’s Take

I was destined to be a marketing guy – particularly after my dream of becoming a major league baseball player fizzled away in college.

I started as an account executive at a small ad agency right before I graduated college. I moved on to a larger agency and in a few years decided that since I was the smartest guy in the room (as do a lot of 24 year olds) it was time to open up my own shop called the Chapman Group.

While the agency was profitable, I quickly realized just how little I really knew and sold the business and join a national media publishing firm. I got to know the publishing industry from the inside out, and left with a deep understanding of how advertising and editorial content can form a powerful and profitable connection.

I then spent nearly a decade working for the Interpublic Group, the largest agency network in the world. This was a true “Mad Men” culture, working on multi-million dollar budgets with brand managers and sports marketing directors (and yes we drank martinis regularly at lunch) at some of the largest consumer products groups in the world, including Nabisco, Hanes, Unilever and RJ Reynolds.

While there I met a colleague from Booz Allen Consulting Group who shared my passion for creating breakthrough brand strategies. He and I created a strategic planning process (I later coined it LINK when I started 919 Marketing) that we have now used with over 60 companies, including The Rosetta Stone brand repositioning project.

I moved to Raleigh NC and started 919 Marketing in 1996. Along the way I have also served as an outsourced EVP Marketing for a national technology company and CEO USA Operations for a global professional services firm. I have also been a guest business columnist for the American City Business Journals and served on the American Marketing Association’s New Products Awards Panel.

Why did I start 919 Marketing?

I was ready to create a world class agency of my own. I never lost my entrepreneurial passion, freelancing with smaller companies throughout my career. And I was lucky enough to learn from the some of the sharpest minds in the industry during my corporate, publishing and agency careers.

We just celebrated our 20th birthday, yet we still approach each assignment with an underdog mentality – it’s the juice that makes us work faster, smarter and longer. It makes us stronger, better and more innovative.

Funny enough I never became the smartest guy in the room – but I’ve hired a few of them along the way.

The recipe for future success

Listen to our customers, take great care of our most important people, embrace change, master technology and continuously up our game.