After a strong 15 year run in corporate America, working for leading brands Deluxe Corporation and LEGO, Brandee Johnson decided to pursue a long-time dream of starting her own company. In 2015 Brandee started LimeLight Marketing, a digital marketing agency helping brands foster customer trust and grow market share. Since then, the agency has grown rapidly to serve companies across the US.
A graduate of Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing, and an MBA, Brandee is unlike many agency owners who grow their business out of a freelance gig as a star creative. In fact, Brandee doesn’t do design or development work at all. Instead, she hires rock stars who are the best at what they do, and Brandee brings leadership, business acumen, and a passion for helping companies grow. She combines her past experience in leadership, process improvement, change management and marketing to help companies achieve results in efficient, measurable, and meaningful ways.
“Marketing has historically had a reputation for ‘making things look pretty,’ but it has evolved into so much more, and is critical to revenue growth. Companies now have Chief Marketing Officers on the executive team because they understand that people buy differently than they did in the past, and marketing is core to revenue growth. Marketing is highly technical, requires developers, problem solvers, digital intelligence, and a deep understanding of how the internet works.”
Brandee is married with two children and actively involved in her community as a board member of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburg State University Kelce School of Business boards.
Forever a student of learning, running a marketing agency gives Brandee the ability to take her love for helping people and businesses grow and apply that to help her team, clients and their companies reach their maximum potential.
“I love coming to work each day. I love working with an amazing team of like-minded individuals who are always seeking to be the best at what they do. I am passionate about what we do and while I celebrate in our success, I’m never satisfied with where we are at. There is always something more, better, and new that we can do to help clients grow, and that is what fuels my passion and love for this business.”