McDill Welcomes New Vice President Aaron Freitas
06/29/2012

Santa Cruz-based McDill Associates is comprised of a team of design and marketing industry veterans with a record of success handling a variety of challenging strategic marketing and design projects. Aaron Freitas recently joined the team as Vice President.

Online PR News – 29-June-2012 – Soquel, CA – McDill Associates, a local design and marketing agency situated in Soquel, California, is excited to announce the appointment of Aaron Freitas as Vice President. A small, family-owned business, McDill Associates was founded by his aunt, CEO Melissa McDill, over 30 years ago. No stranger to the marketing world, Mr. Freitas brings with him more than 18 years of experience in marketing, having first worked for McDill as a production assistant fresh out of high school before continuing on to earn his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration in Marketing.

Inspired by the area he grew up in, Aaron Freitas focused his career in the lifestyle and recreation marketing arena over the next several years and eventually founded his own successful digital marketing and social media company. At the end of 2011, Mr. Freitas made the decision to merge his company with McDill in order to combine his agency’s strengths in internet marketing and strategic analysis with McDill’s proven history in brand strategy, packaging, promotions, and photography. This decision has positioned McDill to deliver proven solutions to local businesses well into the future.

Committed to furthering his family’s legacy, Mr. Freitas has drawn heavily on his background in lifestyle and recreation marketing and his experience developing award-winning campaigns for local industry leaders in his new position with McDill, where he is responsible for identifying strategic opportunities as well as leading the McDill team to achieve company goals and objectives.

"Aaron joined our team at a crucial time as we position ourselves to meet the evolving trends in the market," said Melissa McDill. "His keen business sense has already added value to the agency. We welcome him back to McDill Associates and are pleased to name him to our executive leadership team. This merger has solidified McDill’s future as a family business that will be passed down for generations."

Aaron Freitas responded to the announcement with: "I am pleased and honored to rejoin the McDill team under the exemplary leadership of my aunt Melissa. Her design and artistic vision is an inspiration to me, and I am proud to have the opportunity to work with her and the rest of the McDill team once again. We’re all family here, and I find working with them to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

About the Company

Based in Santa Cruz County, McDill Associates is comprised of a team of design and marketing industry veterans with a record of success handling a variety of challenging strategic marketing and design projects. The local agency specializes in creating innovative promotions and marketing campaigns that help its clients keep up with evolving trends, including those in digital marketing and social media. Over the last 33 years, McDill Associates has been consistently recognized for being a small agency with big ideas. The agency has a long history of recruiting and partnering with the industry’s top talent and manages the accounts for an impressive list of well-recognized brand names.