Meet the Principals
Linda Brandt (CEO)
Linda has 3 decades of design, advertising and brand development experience, helping organizations and individuals make business development and positioning decisions, moving the needle on issues, and promoting collaborative action in communities.
Linda’s education is in the fine arts, and her business education in advertising agencies and in design boutiques. She is the recipient of 100s of design and advertising industry awards on a local, regional and national level, including many Best of Shows and also including Charlies, the best of category ADDY awards for Florida and the Caribbean. She is a Silver Metal recipient, of the American Advertising Federation, Space Coast.
Linda has served on the board of directors for many local/regional community benefit organizations and has served as the Chair of the Brevard Cultural Alliance, serving two consecutive terms. Linda was a founding board member of the Reusable Resources Adventure Center, keeping reusable resources out of landfills and putting them to use as open‐ended materials in classrooms. Linda teaches visual art classes at Backstage ARTS, bringing 2‐D and 3‐D creative expression options to children 3‐13.
William Ronat (VP/CFO)
Bill has more than 30 years of creative development, including multiple electronic platforms. But Bill is first a writer. He is behind many of our enduring themes, taglines and messages for organizations large and small. His ability to connect to audiences and write great copy is the key to much of our award‐winning projects, headlines, our finest scripts and most successful campaigns. It is his experience in finding the authentic voice of an organization that brings additional value to our communications.
Bill’s video expertise and experience, including creation of half hour programs and series development, multi‐camera fast‐action features, event production and sports programming along with personal interview style features.
Bill has been a contributing editor to national video production magazines, having written more than a hundred published articles and conducted video production training seminars in the New York area and Los Angeles.
Bill received a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Journalism, University of Illinois.
A film written and directed by Bill was recently chosen by the Space Coast Film Commission as the Best Florida Short Film during the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. Learn more here.
Ryan Brandt (VP/New Business Development)
Ryan has 15 years of experience in strategic planning and account management and is often a leader in the diagnostic and strategy defining phases of work.
He has been instrumental in the strategic development of a regional sales center, providing technology solutions to manage inquiry data and enhance sales, and managing multiple partnership opportunities with various associations and organizations, working with real estate developers, agents and business leaders and managing groups of merchant builders in co‐op programs.
Ryan is the chief media strategist, responsible for planning, negotiating and placing well into 7 figures in media over his career supporting our most complex media buys—across the country in legislative districts for the Coalition for Space Exploration, into the hard‐to‐reach rural areas of the state of Wyoming, in small towns/drive markets in Puerto Rico and within niche markets, geographies and industries of a vast variety.
A University of Florida graduate, Ryan is a practical businessman who looks at the strategic value of communications initiatives by evaluating ROI; and because of this, Ryan has created a great rapport with his clients.
Ryan was nominated by LEAD Brevard for the 4 Under 40 award in 2011, is a current board member with Aging Matters In Brevard, a founding member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Orlando Chapter (AIGA) and past executive board member.