Julie Swanner has joined our team as an account executive at the Winston Salem Ad Agency One Hero Creative. In this role, Julie will focus primarily on business development, account management, and marketing planning and strategy. Julie has an extensive background in marketing and public relations. She “cut her teeth” at Kingsdown, Inc. where she served as marketing director and spearheaded all strategic consumer channel marketing, advertising, promotional, and PR endeavors for the global luxury mattress manufacturer. Most notably , she directed the company’s in-store marketing program at over 600 dealer locations and company owned stores worldwide. She also led the launch of a private label product line for Oscar de la Renta and orchestrated all related identity, branding, collateral, launch, and media plans. While at Kingsdown, she also met Debbie and Jeff Klein, and became One Hero Creative’s first client! Julie has also worked as a marketing manager for Prime Retail, one of the largest and most successful owners of retail shopping centers in the U.S. and in public relations and marketing for a medical billing and management company. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Elon University.