Know How

There’s a high level of craftsmanship here. And a versatile range of multi-disciplinary marketing expertise. Basically, a team of people who can knock it outta the park but prefer the beach to the big city. We’re happy taking on projects big and small, on an a la carte or whole she-bang basis. We’re here to help. Heart and soul. We promise.



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MARKETING

BRAND STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT

IDENTITY

Multi-channel Ideas

DESIGN

ADVERTISING



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We create ideas that compel people to champion your brand. Marry that to a succinct strategy and your brand can really go places.




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Digital Strategy

Web Design

Loyalty and CRM Programs

UX Design

Mobile Marketing

App Development

Real-Time Analytics



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In an increasing digitally-centric world, keeping up with the magnitude and velocity of change is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Good thing we eat this stuff for breakfast.




PR

Media Relations

Social Media Engagement

Press Conferences

Grand Openings

Speech Writing

Reputation Management



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We still have our friends in the media, but they’re not enough. Now it’s about connectivity, emotional IQ and the power of sharing. #LetsDriveSocial.




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Research

Business Development Strategy

Marketing Plans

Behavioral Targeting

Digital & Traditional Media

Planning & Placement

Communications Audit



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Wasting money sucks. So how do you get peace of mind about how your marketing dollars are being spent? That’s where we come in, and you can do your happy dance.




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Concepting

Scripting

Video

Editing

Animation & Effects

Original Music

Photography



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It takes a great eye, an ear for music, a feel for words, a sense of rhythm, and a high octane network of resources to knock it out of the park for you. Batter up.


NEW BUSINESS TEAM

Andy Lesnik

President

PAT HARRIS

Creative Director

LEI GAINER

PR Director

DANIELLE WELCH

Brand Strategist

LAURA TYLER

Senior Account Director

Andy Lesnik

President

In 1970, en route to California, Andy arrived in Myrtle Beach via a psychedelically painted VW bus. Something about the area captivated him, and he chose to put down roots instead of continuing his hippie wanderings. Soon after – he shaved and co-founded the award-winning printing company, Sheriar Press, where he discovered a real passion for the creative challenges of marketing. After building an agency of his own, in 1987 Andy joined forces with Paul Himmelsbach, Steve Wilson and Vern Hearl to create LHWH Advertising and Public Relations. Andy’s sharp strategic thinking and strong business acumen have helped LHWH build long lasting relationships with many clients. Outside the office, Andy is an avid tennis player and highly enthusiastic grandfather of Isaiah and Clara whom he unapologetically describes as “the world’s greatest grandchildren.”

PAT HARRIS

Creative Director

Creativity runs in Pat’s blood. His grandfather created the Land O’ Lakes Indian – and as a youngster Pat spent time visiting his uncles’ advertising agency. There, he once witnessed a focus group room full of potato chips waiting to be tested. From that moment on, Pat knew this was the business for him.

Pat brings experience from top markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Richmond – where he helped to elevate many Fortune 500 brands. He has been voted one of the top 10 Art Directors in the world, and earned recognition with top awards in the Clios, Cannes, One Show, London International Awards, and British Design & Art Direction. Pat’s work is featured in The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent exhibit. A strategic thinker at heart, Pat has been recognized with a medal in the prestigious J. Chiat Planning Awards. More recently, Pat sharpened his pencil deep within the digital and social arena at one of the largest digital agencies in America. As passionate as they come, Pat doesn’t sleep until his clients have the best ideas possible.

LEI GAINER

PR Director

Lei came to Myrtle Beach from Washington, D.C., bringing with her 18 years of experience in communications, government relations, strategic planning, and marketing. Since joining LHWH, she has assembled and led a  team of PR pros who have staged nationally-covered grand openings and generated ongoing publicity for nearly all the major attractions that opened along the Grand Strand in the last two decades. The team has developed and executed strategic PR campaigns that successfully launched new golf companies; secured prestigious awards for golf courses; introduced and helped sell out real estate communities; built awareness of new medical facilities and treatments; and increased ticket sales at entertainment venues. As co-author of 4 books and numerous published articles, Lei also uses her organizational and writing skills to assist clients as a content developer and blog writer.

An avid golfer, Lei is also a freelance golf writer whose articles have appeared in national and regional publications. She is a member of the Golf Writer’s Association of America and the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel.

DANIELLE WELCH

Brand Strategist & Copywriter

Danielle is a live wire. A passionate brand strategist and copywriter, she brings a high voltage personality and original mind to her work. With more than twenty years of agency experience, Danielle navigated a successful escape from Manhattan with a pocketful of shiny awards and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Before joining LHWH, she lived and breathed national promotional advertising for Verizon Wireless, Coldwell Banker and Sirius. She led the development of creative and UX solutions for some of the best healthcare brands in the business and is at home in both new and old media. From writing professional healthcare campaigns to spearheading apps for consumer brand needs, Danielle helps energize teams to strategize, concept, and create content that connects with—and speaks to—people. A mother of two and a lover of lime Diet Coke, she’s always smiling and enjoys rolling her sleeves up to get ‘er done.

LAURA TYLER

Senior Account Director

After many years of working in outside sales, and then marketing on the client-side of life, Laura joined LHWH in 1999 and moved to the ad agency side of things. Laura is capable of managing multiple complex projects with a strong attention to detail. She has a great sense of people and of how marketing can help achieve business objectives.

“I’ve always said that work is my hobby and I meant it. I enjoy the whole world of marketing and advertising and the continuous learning that takes place within. I’ve jumped into the expanding opportunities of an increasingly digital world . I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients. I feel really great at the end of the day when I know I have performed to the best of my ability and helped a client to be more successful in their business.”

Laura is also a mother and a grandmother, but manages to find time to enjoy some of her other hobbies like trout fishing, camping, and horseback riding in the mountains of North Georgia.

She’s passed on her outstanding interpersonal skills to her five children.