Meet Our Team
Stephanie Olds-Blodgett - President
I have worked in marketing and advertising for over 25 years. I’m passionate about my work and can’t imagine doing anything else. When I started Ad Elements in 2002, my vision was to put a team in place that would be comprised of people that were as zealous about marketing as I am. And I’ve accomplished just that. Every member of the Ad Elements team really is an expert in their field. Whether a client needs strategic media planning, social media management, strong creative concepts, or web and digital development-we can do it! I work very closely with everyone on our team to make sure we are meeting clients’ objectives. We are not a large agency, but we provide big agency services and quality. We build strong relationships with our clients; we want you to feel like our team is part of your business.
It is essential to give back to the community in which we live, work and play. Currently I serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors to the American Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter. I was one of the founders of the 20 year long Keeping Kids Warm program, and I support numerous other local organizations. In addition, we provide internships every semester to college students, including from my alma mater, Binghamton University. I am a firm believer is community service!
Jim Blodgett - Client Relations Manager
Following my graduation from SUNY Morrisville in 1981, I worked for a family-owned auto parts chain, eventually becoming Vice President of Operations. In 1998, I started work at a sales and training position in the aftermarket automotive refinishing business. During this time, I learned an appreciation for the graphic design and photography side of marketing. I continued to work in the automotive industry until I joined Ad Elements in the fall of 2003.
My experience in customer relations and business development has been put to the test developing new business and contacts for Ad Elements. I've continue to practice my skills in graphic design and photography, producing our clients' the print and digital ads. In addition to photography, my other interests include serving on the Board of Directors for the Binghamton University Athletic Club in their Student development program. I've had the opportunity to work with several student athletes as a mentor and offer intern programs at Ad Elements.
Penny Stringfield -
Penny brings over 38 years of agency experience. She has negotiated and implemented media plans and has worked on concepts and campaigns for a wide variety of businesses of all sizes, across New York State and northern Pennsylvania. Over the past two decades much of her work has been with not-for- profit accounts, which has given her the opportunity to help give back to the community she has been a part of all of her life.
Chris Coyne - Production Director
After nearly 20 years as a radio Production Director and commercial copy-writer, I was thrilled to join the Ad Elements team in 2008. It's fulfilling to help mold innovative, multi-media campaigns for a diverse and dynamic client list. My job is to make people remember you. Write. Record. Produce. Direct. Design. Edit. I do all this to highlight what you can offer everyone else. We all win!
Chris began his career in broadcasting. He started as a part-time announcer and worked his way up to the position of Production and Copy Director for a six-radio station cluster. He has received numerous awards for his radio work. Chris joined the Ad Elements team in Feb. 2008. He is responsible for all creative direction, contributing to TV, radio, web, outdoor and print projects. He also is the editor of two regional versions of Ad Elements' quarterly health publication, Healthy Life Magazine.
Michael Sands -
Michael has been involved in the production of short and long-form video since 2013. His responsibilities include producing, writing, shooting, animating and editing commercials, web content and videos for all advertising and marketing mediums. His goal on any project is to use narrative to give each client’s intended message a unique voice.
Emma Wenig - Graphic Designer
Emma Wenig joined the Ad Elements team in December 2016 after graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in Graphic Design earlier that year. Before moving back to her hometown of Binghamton, she did freelance design work for various organizations in the Hudson Valley.
As a graphic designer, Emma works with clients to help them achieve their creative vision. She works on all kinds of projects and in all types of media, such as; creating social media posts, banners, books, postcards, logos and website content for clients that help their business to flourish.
Karliey Slusser -
Karliey joined the Ad Elements team in June 2014 while receiving her Bachelor’s in Marketing. Karliey maintains the business operations of the office, organizing invoicing and co-op reimbursements for multiple clients and product lines. She helps organize the workflow of day-to-day operations, keeping the team on task and the projects on time!
Emma Steed - Social and Digital Media Director
Emma joined Ad Elements May of 2020, with over 5 years of marketing and social media experience in both the healthcare and not-for-profit fields. Emma received her BA in Elementary Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Studio Art. Not only does she bring her extensive knowledge of social and digital media to the agency, but her creativity and passion for marketing and business building.
Emma represents our clients on a wide range of social media and digital channels by creating, monitoring, responding to, and leveraging posts to boost engagement. She coordinates and implements social media programs and projects with the goal of growing the client’s business and overall online presence.
Kyra Smith - Social Media Coordinator
Kyra Smith is a recent graduate of S.I. Newhouse School: Syracuse University with a Master’s in New Media Management. Kyra has experience as a content manager for websites and social media, and is proficient with SEO and Google Analytics. She has also assisted with public relations and event coordinating for various businesses.
Kate Fletcher - Social Media Strategist
Kathryn Fletcher, a Windsor native, joined Ad Elements in April 2014 after serving as the Online Sales and Marketing Specialist at SaveAround, Inc., where she coordinated all e-commerce activity, executed customized online affiliate marketing programs and e-mail campaigns, managed the company’s various social media channels, and generated monthly reports detailing sales, traffic and social media growth.
Among Fletcher’s extensive experience in the Binghamton area, she directed Catalysts for Intellectual Capital 2020 (CIC2020) from 2006 to 2009, served as an Academic Advisory Board Member for Binghamton University’s College of Community & Public Affairs (CCPA) from 2007 to 2009, and served as the Outreach and Communications Chair for the Binghamton Local Development Corporation from 2010 to 2012. In 2009, she was named a ’20 in their Twenties’ Honoree by the Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from Binghamton University.
In addition to this core team, we work with many creative developers and off-site resources to create dynamic marketing campaigns for our clients.