Emily Holland, Owner
Emily has always had a passion for communications, especially advertising, marketing, public relations and events. Her love for communications began in elementary school and continued as a student-athlete at The University of Texas in Austin. She found her true calling during an advertising campaigns class at Texas and has never looked back. Upon completing her education in Texas, Emily returned to South Carolina and began her career in Charleston, opening The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – a five star, five diamond luxury hotel. There she worked with VIP clientele as well as 1500 international and domestic employees through training, development and events. After two years, she joined Rawle Murdy Associates in Charleston, SC, as an Account Executive and re-focused her career on marketing and advertising. Emily joined Martin Advertising in December 2010. Emily is an Anderson native, a TL Hanna High graduate and an avid Longhorn fan. She enjoys keeping up with fashion trends, shoe shopping, reading, volunteering, running, traveling, boot camp and living a healthy, active lifestyle. Emily lives in Anderson with her husband Shawn and their four year old son Beckett.
Judy Forrest, Production Manager
Judy’s love of design work began when she enrolled in an afternoon high school program that taught newspaper ad layout. After winning several awards for design and layout, a career was born. In 1975, she started work at a weekly paper in Hartwell, GA. Her supervisor at that newspaper went to work for Electric City Printing Company in Anderson and offered Judy a position in the typesetting and layout department. She moved to Anderson and started working for ECPC in 1979. She was later transferred to The Printer, a division of ECPC, to start the first in-house graphic design and layout department. Judy was only working part time in 1989, the year Martin Advertising was born. So out of a friendship, Judy and Louise formed a successful business relationship. Initially hired in print production, Judy wore many hats in those days. Times have changed, however. Today, Judy manages the financial operations and the print media buying.
Mallory Hollis, Senior Graphic Designer
Mallory discovered her love of design at an early age. Medium? A tube of lipstick. Substrate? The walls of her grandma’s house. Since then, she has never looked back. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University, Mallory began her career in Greenville working for Designlab, Inc. as a graphic designer. Two years later, she decided to go back to school and received her masters in Graphic Communications from Clemson University. Mallory then moved back to Greenville and started working for SCBIZNEWS as a graphic designer. She joined Martin Holland Advertising in November 2014, is a Greenville native and avid Clemson Tigers fan. She loves being outdoors, especially running and cycling. Mallory currently resides in Simpsonville with her husband, Will.
Cynthia Simpson, Account Financial Specialist
Cynthia has always had a penchant for numbers. Starting off in the banking business, she worked for South Carolina National Bank as a head teller. Later she went into the accounting field, working first as a bookkeeper with Williams Accounting and Forest Suggs, where the close family atmosphere nurtured her desire to learn more about the profession. After attending Clemson University and graduating from Tri-County Technical College with a degree in accounting, she became a part of Elliott Davis, LLC in Anderson. After 33 years of working in public accounting offices, Cynthia decided it was time for a little more time off to enjoy her grandchildren and began working part time at Martin Holland Advertising. Here she feels like she has found her new home away from home. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, spending time with her family and pulling for her favorite team, the Clemson Tigers.
Kristen Smith, Media Buyer & Planner
Kristen joined the team at Martin Holland Advertising in July 2016 as Media Buyer and Planner. She comes with a five year background in Broadcast Advertising, having helped many local and national businesses take their business to the next level. Her biggest strength is that she sees the “Big Picture” and firmly believes in integrating campaigns to meet the client’s objectives and goals. What makes her perfect for this role is her love of Negotiating. With her creative mind and outgoing personality, marketing is exactly where she thrives. She was born and raised in Anderson, but decided to get a feel for the city life by going to school in Indianapolis. Being the ultimate Southern Belle, she quickly came back home to be closer to her family. She enjoys teaching and singing at her Church, shopping, sports, traveling, spending time with family and EVERYTHING pink! Kristen lives in Anderson with her husband Brad and two daughters, Ashlyn and Kyndall.
Elizabeth Nichols, Graphic Designer
Elizabeth was born with a creative flair. Much to the dismay of her parents, a mess was generally left in her wake, but her creativity couldn’t be stopped. What started as homemade posters and scrapbooks turned into a love for design. She took her passion a step further, majoring in Graphic Communications with a minor in Business Administration at Clemson University. With a fresh and exciting outlook, Elizabeth started working with Martin Holland Advertising shortly after graduation in 2016. She loves anything and everything Clemson, especially Clemson football. She is a beach bum at heart, and when she isn’t designing she enjoys reading, sailing, and being with family.
Hunter Eidson, Junior Graphic Designer
Hunter displayed his artistic talents at an early age with a never-ending barrage of elementary school artwork, but it wasn’t until he snagged a graphic design internship for the football program at Clemson University that he was “ALL IN” to eventually becoming a professional graphic designer. After completing his degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson in 2014, he joined Maxim Label and Packaging and spent two years overseeing plant operations, serving as liaison between US and Chinese operations, and working with major customers like Nike and GAP. In 2017 Hunter decided to return to the Upstate and get serious about pursuing his true love — graphic design. The newest member of Martin Holland Advertising, Hunter was raised in Clemson and grew up thinking the world was Pantone 1595 Orange. He enjoys tailgating, grilling out, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Kelly Stewart, Project Coordinator
Kelly has always had a passion for being artistic and learning different new ways to develop her creative talents. Originally an Ohio native, but has lived most of her live in Anderson, SC and considers herself a true Southern lady. She graduated from T.L. Hanna High School before continuing her education at the University of South Carolina. While at USC, she studied Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Human Resources with a minor in Art. With the desire to specialize in advertising, Martin Holland Advertising was a perfect fit for her to continue to develop and learn from a great company with years of marketing experience. Kelly first joined the team as an intern in the Summer of 2017 before re-joining the team as the Project Coordinator in January 2018. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, drawing, painting, hanging out on Lake Hartwell, and spending time with family and friends.