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My Perfect Summer in Three Emojis

Now that it’s officially summer, we strongly believe that life shouldn’t just be all work and no play, right? When the warm weather rolls in (for a short 3 months!) we like to spend as much time active and outdoors as we can. With the beach being only a short 5 mile drive away, you can most certainly find us there, lunch breaks included! We asked each member of our staff to describe their perfect summer using only three emojis. Check out what the Rumble team is up to this summer.

Jessica S. – Summer just makes me smile and it seems to put everyone else in a happy mood as well. I especially look forward to summer because I love spending time with my husband, friends, and all the dogs on our back deck drinking beer and grilling. I mean, who doesn’t love cheeseburgers and craft beer? 

Jenna – Trying to spend as much time as I can outside is a MUST during the summertime. When I am not coaching field hockey camps or playing pickup in Boston, you can most certainly find me catching some rays with my nose in a book at the beach!

Jessica K. – I forget how much I worship summer til’ it comes again! My perfect summer means spending time with my family. We love Rye beach, bike rides, and swimming in our pool. 

Maria – My perfect summer is pretty much a James Bond style boat party…shaken, not stirred. I like to relax surrounded by nature, removed from the outside world, in a silken robe of luxurious comfort. Perhaps floating towards a great new adventure. Deep breaths in, not a care in the world, smile on my face, and a drink in my hand. And, of course, plenty of sunscreen!

Kelley – The magic of a New England summer is why we tolerate the long winter every year! The best kind of summer is hitting up the beach or sitting by the pool and grilling out with friends and family (dogs, too!) on the deck. It’s a time to kick back and appreciate everything the seacoast has to offer.

Carrie – My perfect summer consists of laying by the pool, and trips to the beach, lake, and cottage! Warm days to enjoy being outside and a lot of family time – NO SCHOOL!

Lydia – It’s the best of both worlds living so close to the ocean and the mountains in the summer. I love that I can surf and relax on the beach one day and explore new hiking and biking trails in the mountains the next. I also love to travel and it wouldn’t be a perfect summer without an adventure to someplace new.

Becky – There’s really nothing that describes my summer better than these emojis. Whether it’s walks with my dog, finally being able to wear something…not wool, or hanging out by the water, I’m a summer lover through and through. Luckily for us at Rumbletree, we’re just a few minutes from the ocean!

Brian – Beer for the brain, shrimp for the belly. Then it’s time for deep thoughts and reflection. 

Charlie – New England is so special with its seasonal changes. But I have to say, Summer is far and away my favorite season. Being outside this time of year is so special, grabbing some rays, going barefoot and hitting the beach with family and friends is what it’s all-about for me.

Alex – I grew up at the beach spending every summer day chasing waves and rays. My daughter caught her first wave last year and I’m excited to see how many more we get to ride together! 

Marisa – A good pair of sunglasses, a yummy drink, and endless amounts of delicious fruit are a few of my favorite things that get me excited for summer. Most of my summer days will be spent out and about downtown Portsmouth on the decks or at the park, or on the beach soaking up the sun! 

Now that we’ve shared ours, what three emojis describe your perfect summer?

– Jenna 

Meet Our New Hires

We aren’t slowing down in 2017 and we kicked off the New Year with two new hires! Our Rumbletree team has a myriad of experiences and backgrounds and we are always excited to welcome our newbies.

Becky Sullivan joins us as an Account Manager. With over 5 years of experience in digital and event marketing, Becky is ready to make a splash on our account team. She will be managing day-to-day communications on many of our accounts. Becky has worked on campaigns for Jessica Simpson, ASOS, and Pacific Rim Wine, amongst others. She previously worked at CatchFire Creative in Portsmouth, NH and prior to that Youth Marketing Connection, a millennial-focused marketing agency in Boston, MA. As a dog-lover, Becky can’t wait to bring hers into Rumbletree!

Fun Fact: Becky has lived in 3 of 6 New England states plus New York!

Jenna Freitas joins our Creative Team. As a Graphic Designer, Jenna will be working on an array of branding, social, and digital projects. Jenna is a recent graduate of University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and already has a ton of experience under her belt. When she wasn’t killing it on the field hockey team, she was working as a designer for the UMass Lowell Athletic Department and with Creative TK Consulting. Jenna has several awards including “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities.” As a North Hampton lifetime summer vacationer, she’s excited to be able to visit all of her favorite eateries year round!

Fun Fact: Jenna has a twin sister who is also a Graphic Designer!

Welcome Jenna and Becky. We love expanding the Rumbletree family.

25th Anniversary Series: Saving the Planet (#8)

In the early 90’s environmental awareness was just taking hold. Pheasant Lane Mall, located in Nashua, NH, came to us and presented a unique challenge of designing and implementing an effective program to heighten awareness around this important issue.

Rumbletree got to work and created an environmental competition among local high schools in which students competed in different events with an environmental focus.

We developed a logo and theme line for the promotion and used print, radio, in-mall materials, publicity and community relations to support our “Protecting the Environment is a Class Act” program.

Students fashioned outfits made from recycled materials, performed skits and tested their production skills and environmental knowledge in an “Examination Earth” quiz show.

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Old burlap bags, blankets, discarded wire, magazines, plastic bottles and other “trash” items became inspiration for our young aspiring fashion designers. Colorful outfits were assembled, constructed and graced the mall’s “Environmental Runway”.

Was it a success? We think so. “Protecting the Environment is a Class Act” program highlights included:

– The highest recall of any promotion to date for Pheasant Lane Mall
– Front-page coverage in The Nashua Telegraph
– An increase in average purchase from $45 to $62 during the month long event
– A commendation from The Earth Day Foundation
– A request from the schools to make this an annual event


This post is part of Rumbletree’s 25th Anniversary Series, written by Charlie Yeaton, Creative Director. Charlie will be sharing 25 of his favorite projects in 2015.

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Rumbletree Celebrates 25 Years and Growing Partnership

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NORTH HAMPTON — Now in its 25th year, Rumbletree Strategic Creative Marketing, a full-service agency located north of Boston on the New Hampshire seacoast announces the promotion of Rumbletree client services director Jessica Kellogg to partner, managing director, the addition of Alex Kellogg to partner, business development and the promotion of Kelley Angulo to director, digital engagement.

Jessica Kellogg joined Rumbletree in 2009 and has a proven track record of building brands and launching digital experiences for over 16 years. In this role she will be responsible for developing integrated marketing solutions, branded experiences, strategic partnerships and client operations.

“It is a privilege to serve alongside my Rumbletree family. Our talented team is well poised and excited for another 25 years in helping clients find their voice,” said Jessica. “Our long-term relationships are built on honesty, hard work and a commitment to going above and beyond to ensure our clients consistently receive impactful, innovative design and creative content that touches consumers across digital, non-traditional and traditional experiences.”

Alex Kellogg, former senior account manager at TEKsystems, a leading provider of IT staffing services has joined the strategic marketing firm as a partner to bolster new business. Kellogg possesses 18 years of leadership experience and played a key role in TEKsystems opening the Portsmouth, NH office and growing the Maine and New Hampshire markets with key accounts such as L.L. Bean and TD Bank.

Charles Yeaton, 40-year marketing communication veteran will remain partner and creative director and continue his leadership in creative design and marketing.

“Combining our high quality, multi-faceted expertise, creativity and exceptional account service into one partnership presents us with an edge in our endeavor to service our current clients and continue helping new clients find their voice,” said Yeaton. “Holding true to our promise of remarkable design has made Rumbletree more competitive in the marketplace than ever.”

Kelley Angulo will focus on integrating online, mobile, social, and SEM into client strategies. “Digital is an ideal place for our clients to achieve their business goals,” said Kelley. “Digital platforms are scalable to any budget and hyper-targeting allows us to reach diverse audiences with different messages.”

For more information go to rumbletree.com or call 603-433-6214.

25th Anniversary Series: Massachusetts VS New Hampshire (#3)

Tax-free shopping.

Every year around this time in August, Massachusetts likes to make a big deal about their tax-free weekend event. Two glorious days where shoppers can enjoy the benefit of no sales tax.

A few years back, they rolled out a campaign touting their weekend sales event. Their took to the airways, flooded the papers with print, and cranked up the PR machine.

Our client at Travel and Tourism called saying that the Governor’s Office wanted to run a campaign taking this issue head on.

Taxachusetts was about to get a response from their friends to the North.

We held a Press Event of our own near the Massachusetts border. Governor Lynch, surrounded by a Delegation comprised of small business members, the New Hampshire Retail Association, and a contingent of Tourism professionals, unveiled New Hampshire’s Tax-Free Campaign.

New Hampshire was ready to make their point.

rt_25_blog_3Point made.


This post is part of Rumbletree’s 25th Anniversary Series, written by Charlie Yeaton, Creative Director. Charlie will be sharing 25 of his favorite projects in 2015.