BrandWell is a team of creative and strategic marketing communications experts dedicated to building credibility, awareness and exposure for each client.

Our Approach

Getting to know your story by heart gives us the tools we need to drive insights and results. Clients tell us we excel at finding connections—between hard data and emotional hooks. Facts and logical conclusions. Ideas and action plans. Together, they build a foundation for a marketing strategy that tells your target exactly what makes your brand the best choice.


How we can help


The start of the best ideas is hard work. The homework. Deep research. Analysis. We ask questions and provide answers that drive impact.

Paid Media

We are trusted local source for paid placements. From creative to placement, we give brands the tools to expand their presence. We stand out for our attention to detail and tracking to ensure ROI.

Digital Marketing

Google. Social media. Streaming services. We support client's brand recognition and share of voice on all digital platforms.


BrandWell offers a creative spark and fresh perspective. From design to production, our creative team brings brand voice to life.

Internal Communication

Events. Announcements. Campaign. BrandWell helps clients engage employees.

Event Planning

BrandWell provides end-to-end event planning and management.

Meet the team.


Rob Candor

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Rob is the heart and soul of BrandWell — our fearless leader in creative development and ideation. His reputation as an in-demand designer with an eye for all things aesthetic comes from decades of producing stellar work with a refreshingly collaborative approach.


Stephanie Cotts

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Stephanie is our plate spinner and the kinetic energy behind BrandWell. She leads clients and internal teams with big ideas, a big heart and a passion for all we do. She’s a branding powerhouse and a champion problem-solver who puts a strategic filter on every stage of the ideation process.

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Haylie Schmoll

Marketing and Promotions Manager

Ready to tackle any challenge, Haylie thinks big and brings her can-do attitude (and smile) to everything she does. Her dynamo communication, project management and attention to detail drive her top-notch client service. For Haylie, if it is possible—she is doing it!

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Melissa Jackson

Senior Art Director

Melissa is BrandWell’s creative thinker and relentless optimist. Her ability to bring ideas to life comes from her multifaceted graphic design experience on agency and in-house design teams and deep roots in the Central Ohio creative community. She continues to learn from and teach the next generation of designers at Columbus College of Art and Design.


Michelle Guffey

Brand Innovation and Activation Manager

Brand Innovation and Activation Manager Michelle is part leader, part strategist and 100% go! She asks the questions, questions the answers and gets to know each brand’s uniqueness. She asks: “How can we innovate? Accelerate? Make this brand experience remarkable?” Messy doesn’t scare this uber-organized strategist.


Mark Subel

Digital Media Strategist

We call Mark “Mr. Google Analytics” because he spots clients’ webtrends from a mile, then pinpoints the best ways to increase sales, site traffic and leads. Need a targeted SEO, PPC or social media campaign? Mark’s your man.

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Michaela Weaver

Project Manager and Media Buying Assistant

Michaela has a curious mind and an adventurous side. She isn’t afraid to step outside of the box to get the best results. She is determined to come up with the most effective plan to get the most out of your media budget.


Denise Clark

Public Relations Outreach Manager

Denise is our tenacious-yet-gracious, manager of media outreach and pitch work. When our clients have a story to tell, Denise gets it into the public’s eyes, ears and hearts.


David Bennett

Web Development Strategist

Think of Dave as our “GO” button. As a developer with the mind of a user-experience strategist and an eye for design, he’s our BrandWell triple-threat.

Extraordinary people do extraordinary things.

BrandWell’s team of creative and strategic experts are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients. We are committed to being highly responsive to client needs. We often function as adjunct staff on our primary accounts, supporting and collaborating with internal teams.

Contact us today to see how we can help! From a single project to major campaigns, the BrandWell team is the solution to your marketing and advertising needs.

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