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Paradise Advertising Growth Yields Internal Executive Promotions




ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 23, 2019) – Paradise Advertising & Marketing, a full-service brand advertising agency, announced today that four employees are taking on new leadership roles within the organization. Building on Paradise’s “people first” commitment, this newest round of promotions reflect the continued evolution of the company as well as its commitment to giving its clients the best.

With combined experience of over 40 years, each promoted team member brings a different background and unique understanding of the advertising, marketing and communications world. In their new roles, Glenn Bowman, Rudy Webb, Kristen Murphy and Danielle Ackerman will restructure the foundation of Paradise for the future.

Glenn Bowman has been promoted to Vice President, Creative Director and will continue to drive creativity, brand development and design for Paradise clients. With 17 years of experience, Glenn has a proven ability to inspire creative teams to deliver exceptional creative work to Paradise clients time and time again.

Rudy Webb has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Client Services. With 12 years of experience in client services and business development, Rudy will oversee three divisions: Client Services, Media and Public Relations. This change in structure emphasizes the importance Paradise places on client-agency relationships and a holistic, cross-functional approach to client strategy.

Kristen Murphy has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development from her previous role as Group Director, Client Services. With nearly 10 years of experience in client strategy, Kristen will be able to maximize her wide range of industry expertise, business strategy, and consultative mindset to attract and acquire new clients alongside the Paradise CEO and President.

Finally, Danielle Ackerman has been promoted to Account Director. With more than 10 years of marketing expertise on both the agency and client-side, Danielle will be leading large cross-functional teams for Paradise clients.

“We are committed to personal and professional growth for our team,” said Paradise CEO and Co-owner Barbara Karasek. “As much as we deliver success for our clients and the entire industry, we carry a responsibility to inspire individual and collective advancement. As Paradise grows, it is important that we challenge and push our team members to lead and grow, too. ”

These internal promotions are the latest examples of Paradise’s continuing growth since Barbara Karasek and her husband Tony Karasek acquired Paradise in January 2018.

LtoR: Danielle Ackerman, Glenn Bowman, Kristen Murphy, Rudy Webb


Paradise Advertising is an award-winning marketing partner that excels at helping brands get from where they are to where they want to be. Every day, Paradise uses data-driven strategies, breakthrough creative executions, and impactful media solutions to drive growth for its clients.

Even better, the team’s collective experience with brands both large and small – from a wide variety of categories and industries – brings a unique and valuable perspective to every client and every job. Current clients include some of the most prominent brands, products and business entities in the country, including Kahwa Coffee, The Dali Museum, US Polo Association, Global Polo Entertainment, St. Pete Pier, McKibbon Hospitality, Naples, Marco Island and The Everglades CVB, Visit Savannah, Amelia Island, Little Rock CVB, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, Visit Macon CVB, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and many more.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the agency also has satellite team members located in Jacksonville Beach, Naples, and New Smyrna Beach. Paradise is owned by former sports and entertainment marketing executive and Tampa native, Barbara Emener Karasek, and her former professional basketball player husband and Iowa native, Tony Karasek. To learn more, visit paradiseadv.com or follow us on social media channels.

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