Sloan Communications has a history of altering perceptions. Obviously for our clients - but, quite frequently the perceptions are about us.
The small village of Four Oaks, North Carolina is not a place advertisers would normally begin their search for an agency. In fact, clients often are initially surprised to discover the award-winning level of services and capabilities available in our shop. But communications capabilities today break the traditional limitations of location. As a result, we are able to work with clients where they are - from wherever we are.
We simply chose the comfort and convenience of this quiet, charming little town.
We welcome you to come visit our unique shop in a historic 1800’s hardware store building and discover for yourself the unexpected level of work,
our relationship-based approach to service and the quiet relaxed charm of Four Oaks.
The key to our creativity, flexibility and longevity is in our key people. We all work together as a very supportive and cohesive unit, yet each has individual merits that contribute special abilities and experience to the depth our offerings.
Ron is a product of the respected Communication Arts program of East Carolina University. He spent the first 5 years of his career as an Illustrator and Art Director for regional agencies and the next 15 as Creative Director for an agency that serviced national accounts through-out in the southeastern United States. His work during an 8 year period won over 900 industry awards, including two National ADDY awards. A skill set that includes, creative concepts, design, illustration, photography and copy writing, equipped him to provide all the capabilities to handle client's various needs. It also enabled Ron to step out on his own in 1996, establishing Sloan Communications. His pursuit of excellence, focus on detail, team
approach and enjoyment of working relationships have provided the foundation for the agency's success.
Kathie and Ron have been worked together since 1977. Coming from a radio background, Kathie first worked as Production Manager for the Creative Services department in which Ron worked, and then later as Media Director for the same agency. She left there within a year of Ron leaving, joining Sloan Communications as Media Director, handling media planning, placement and budgeting. She later added her original skills, Traffic & Production Management, to her responsibilities - coordinating creative efforts and deadlines. Her knowledge, wonderful communication skills, pleasant disposition, and selfless commitment to the agency and our clients, have greatly broadened our appeal.
Caleb approached Sloan Communications pursuing an internship while completing his degree with a double major, in Graphic Design & Studio Arts at Campbell University. During his internship he was given the opportunity to put his newly acquired skills and capabilities, with various programs in the Adobe Creative Suite, to work on live jobs. Upon graduation Sloan segued him into a full-time position.
He has proven himself a valuable team member and has added depth to several areas of service including graphic design, website design, audio and video editing and print production. His fine arts background has integrated with his expanding technical skills, broadening our menu of services.
Melissa is another product of East Carolina University - or ECU as it is now known. She completed her degree as an english major with a focus on creative writing. She has worked as a full time technical writer and editor. Her true love is heritage writing - which meshes nicely with the many “heritage" clients we support. Many of her stories have been published in a regional North Carolina magazine. Her ability to paint pictures with words and transport readers into the places she describes makes her a natural to be a welcome asset to our Creative Services as well as our Public Relations Services. Her editing skills keep us out of trouble. Melissa's personal writing can be enjoyed at www.melissaeakin.com.
Susan comes to us following a career in Finance, Human Resource and Facility Administration at NC State University. Her position there honed her skill set to take this very important role at Sloan Communications to a more effective level. Her grace contributes to a pleasant work environment and her work ethic enables her to pack a full-time job into a part-time schedule.