MEDIA MARKETING, Inc. Your Marketing Partner in the United States Virgin Islands
The Media Marketing, Inc. Team
Left to right: Tina Brown, Jennifer Sibilly, Lori Abbotts,
Lynda MacLean, Bobbi Fawcett and Rita Jones
MEET THE PUBLISHERS
RITA JONES–Publisher • email@example.com
Rita started her professional career in radio at WILY-AM and WRXX-FM in Centralia, Illinois, working in the news and programming departments. After 7 years, she left the airwaves of radio for the microwaves of cable TV. As Regional Marketing Director for Omni Cable TV, Rita was responsible for marketing and public relations in 13 cable systems with 19 municipal franchises in Illinois. In 1986 she left the cold winters of Illinois to make her home on St. Thomas, where shortly after her arrival she became General Manager of International Voyager Media, Inc.,
a company which produced tourist publications throughout the Caribbean working with both the hotel and cruise line industries. She was later named Publisher by the new owners, Abarta Media. In 2002, together with Jennifer Sibilly, they formed Media Marketing, Inc., where they currently publish PLACES TO EXPLORE, the official publication of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association, PLACES TO EAT MAPS, and the MARINE GUIDE for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MEET EDITORIAL, AD SERVICES AND DISTRIBUTION
Lori Abbotts – Editorial
Lori moved to St. Thomas fresh out of college in 1986 with a duffle bag of clothes, $400 and a tent. During a brief job-related transfer to Florida, she realized St. Thomas was indeed her home and quickly found her way back, and there she stays. She proudly considers herself an island girl, no matter what her age. After several years working on Main Street in retail as well as marketing and advertising, she now freelances as an editor, writer, graphic designer and art director for a variety of publications in the territory.
She is also the weekly restaurant review contributor for the local Virgin Islands Daily News.
LISA LAWLOR – Ad Services • firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Thomas became Lisa's home after a travel bug lured her to explore Jamaica, several islands in the Caribbean, and to backpack though out Europe for 3 months. Since 2001, Lisa has worked with Media Marketing, Inc. serving in Ad Services. A graduate of Bradley University with a B.S. in Advertising/Communication and a minor in both Marketing and Creative Writing, she has been a part of the Marketing, Advertising and Graphic Design community for 23 years. Lisa has had the opportunity to work as the in-house Graphic Designer for PAL Orthotics, the VI America’s Cup Challenge, Advertising and Promotions Coordinator for Little Switzerland and a multitude of freelance clients, allowing her to work throughout the United States, Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.
In her downtime, Lisa enjoys reading, skiing, camping, sailing, kayaking and any activity on or in the water, with her husband and 2 children by her side
ANTHONY FLEMING Distribution Manager
Tony has also owned and operated Tony's Messenger/Courier Services for over 20 years. Born and raised on St. Thomas, he graduated from St. Peter & Paul School in 1986. An avid sports fan, particularly basketball, he and his wife, Kathleen, have 3 sons.
MEET THE SALES ASSOCIATES
LYNDA MACLEAN Sales - St. Thomas • email@example.com
Born in Michigan, Lynda gradually worked her way south via Chicago, St. Pete -Tampa Bay area and in 1986 landed on St. Thomas. That was one of the best moves of her lifetime. She has always worked in the tourist industry promoting our beautiful islands. Ten years ago, her career path lead her to Media Marketing, where she has been ever since. Lynda has worked on all three Virgin Islands, representing all of MMI products. She is proud to be a part of such a team of professionals.
When she is not selling, her passion is being in her garden growing beautiful orchids.
BOBBI FAWCETT Sales-the British Virgin Islands • firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian born Bobbi Fawcett first visited the BVI in 1986, later chartering around the area for over a decade. Introducing guests to the aquatic wonders of the BVI and hiking, diving, dining and dancing it was not until 1997 she gave up life afloat in favour of promoting the BVI to a wider audience via Media Sales.
TERI GIZZI Sales-St. Croix • email@example.com
Teri left the cold, snowy Capital District of New York where she was a top producing manager for Radio Shack in September of 1993 for the warmth of sunny St. Croix.
Once on St. Croix, she managed Marianne’s Clothing before becoming a Regional Manager for King’s Alley Jewelers. This position kept her busy with 5 stores in the islands plus 5 more stateside. Looking for new adventures, she began working for The Tradewinds Shop as their Wholesale and Marketing Director. With Tradewinds she often traveled stateside for various trade shows and events. Eventually she needed to get back to the states and telecommuted from Tampa, FL for Tradewinds. Then the winds blew her back to the islands in 2012 where she was a manager for Cardow on St. Thomas.
The love of St. Croix never left Teri and in January 2014 she once again found herself “home”. When not working, she and her husband enjoy the simple island life.
Teri now looks forward to working for MMI and expanding the St. Croix market so everyone can see the true beauty of the islands..
TINA BROWN Sales-St. John • firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina represents MMI in St. John, USVI where she spends her summers promoting and selling advertising in MMI’s visitor publications.
Tina was born in Miami, Florida where she spent most of her childhood exploring beautiful South Florida. She moved as a young adult to Cocoa Beach, FL. where she raised her children went to college and worked in the field of Photography. She eventually moved to Orlando, FL. where she attended Rollins College to complete her BA in Anthropology. Her careers have included a variety of sales roles in the graphic arts and software industries. Most recently she left the software industry to work with her husband Randy operating their own marketing and advertising company Proforma Results Group.
When not on island Tina and Randy live with their Aussie, Sydney in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
JENNIFER SIBILLY–Publisher • email@example.com
Born and raised on St. Thomas, Jennifer graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul School and continued her education at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. Upon returning home, Jennifer began working with the family owned business, Bar Enterprises, d/b/a Penny’s Drug and Liquor Store which was located at the Virgin Isle Hotel until the hotel and stores were destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Shortly thereafter, she joined the staff of International Voyager Media, Inc. where she was an account executive for both print media and cruise ship promotions. After obtaining 13 years of publishing and marketing experience, Jennifer joined her co-worker, Rita Jones, and founded Media Marketing, Inc., which is a leader in the publishing of tourism publications in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
VISIT OUR FRIENDS
No passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to the U.S.V.I., if another proof of citizenship, such as driver’s license or birth certificate with picture ID, is available. Non-U.S. visitors need a valid passport and appropriate visa. No immunizations are necessary.
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Contact: Media Marketing, Inc., 5062 #1 Forts Strade, Suite # 10, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Tel: (340) 774-0920
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