BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications
Shows off Their “Hook ‘em Horns” as They Open
A new B(ranch) in Austin, Texas
Las Vegas, Nevada (April 15, 2014) – Continuing its rapid growth, BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications, a Las Vegas-based advertising, marketing and communications agency, has opened a second location in Austin, Texas to service both local and national accounts.
BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications, a full-service agency specializing in hospitality, food & beverage and professional services marketing and provides a multi-layered integrated marketing approach as a “one stop shop” with services that include brand strategy, media buying, creative design, interactive marketing, social media and public relations. BRAINtrust Marketing also has a team of bilingual professionals that specialize in marketing to the Hispanic consumer.
Founded in 2006 by Michael Coldwell and Kurt Ouchida, former senior marketing and PR executives at casino gaming companies Caesars Entertainment Inc. and Las Vegas Sands Corp., respectively, BRAINtrust Marketing has grown to one of the largest advertising agencies in Nevada with a team of 30 employees, and presence in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and now Austin, Texas.
Leading BRAINtrust’s office in Austin is Brand Manager Sara Nakae. Ms. Nakae has extensive marketing and public relations experience in the hospitality, food & beverage and entertainment sectors. Sara has successfully led brand campaigns and media events for national brands including Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles and well as health care marketing initiatives on behalf of UnitedHealthcare.
In addition, Sr. Public Relations Manager, Jennifer Bradley, will support the Austin initiative. Originally from Dallas, Ms. Bradley is a Texas College alumnus and formerly worked at DDB Needham Dallas for accounts such as, Frito-Lay, American Airlines, and worked in-house for both Six Flags over Arlington and Wet ‘n Wild Arlington (now known as Hurricane Harbor). Active in the community, Jennifer has been named 2011 Humanitarian of the Year by Vegas Inc. Magazine,100 of the Most Influential Women in My Vegas Magazine, and 40 Under 40 in Vegas Inc. She will split her time between Vegas and Dallas/Austin, concentrating on new business, national partnerships and media relations.
About BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications
Founded in 2006, BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications is a Las Vegas-based full-service marketing agency that offers advertising, marketing, public relations, online and creative design services. BRAINtrust Marketing is a team of creative, dynamic and experienced marketing professionals that specialize in entertainment, hospitality, lifestyle, government and nonprofit marketing with past and present clients that include Trump International Hotel, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Xyience Energy Drinks, Buca di Beppo, Famous Dave’s BBQ, UnitedHealthcare, United Way of Southern Nevada and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. BRAINtrust Marketing represents a forwardthinking agency that combines traditional marketing tactics, business savvy and emerging technologies to create bottom-line oriented marketing solutions for its clients.