Russ Mann CEO, CMO, VP, GM, Board of Directors, Advisor for IPO and M&A companies
LuRae Lumpkin is a tremendous digital media executive and leader and coach of her team. I am proud to have personally recruited LuRae from a “big city” NYC ad agency out to San Diego, where she took over a volatile and overworked team. Since then she has upgraded, recruited, trained and retained a highly motivated and loyal team and has built her business by almost 50%, all while achieving incredible customer satisfaction/Net Promoter scores.
She has built the team across multiple cities and countries, including EMEA, APAC and the US, and has raised media billings to over $100M. LuRae’s leadership has helped the team achieve many awards, most notably OMMA’s three- time agency of the year, as well as best SEM/PPC campaign, best landing page optimization, best creative media, etc.
Through all of this, LuRae brings a personal interest in life coaching and career coaching to her work, and motivates her team by genuinely caring about them. This kind of compassionate leadership brings out the best in the team, which gets the best results for the clients.
John Lane Vice President, Client Development at [x+1]
LuRae is a strategic thinker who knows how to put the pieces together to see possibilities that others miss. She is a terrific partner and one that is a pleasure to spend time with.
Jill Randell Google Agency Business Development Manager
LuRae has been a valuable partner and true pleasure to work with. Her search team is one of the best I have worked with and she always ensures they receive the latest training and are informed of the newest tools/trends. LuRae is also extremely client-focused and works hard to exceed expectations as well as bring new, innovative ideas to the table. She’s really helped strengthen our partnership and I look forward to working with LuRae on future strategic initiatives.
Jorie Waterman VP, Customer Acquisition and Internet Marketing at Shutterfly Inc.
LuRae’s business savvy and innovative marketing insight with clients was always refreshing and effective. She can be counted on in the toughest situations to find creative solutions to address a client’s marketing challenges.
Mike Ulliman Global Digital Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company
LuRae is a great person to work with, has great presentation skills and always delivers strategic recommendations on target with my clients objectives. Her team is well run and very responsive.
Aaron Bart Director, Creative Services at iProspect
LuRae is an inspiring leader and an effective executive manager. Her commanding knowledge of digital marketing strategy, tactics, and savvy team building abilities have made the Paid Media team at Covario one of the fastest growing revenue centers in the organization, and a definitive focus of Covario’s company culture. LuRae has coached me in my role as Director of Covario’s Creative Services team, helping to work through and overcome various management and organizational challenges, and grow the team’s revenue over 300% since her joining Covario.
Hans Endahl Search Engine Marketing Specialist, Petco
LuRae is an exceptional leader with the ability to significantly grow business while keeping high levels of motivation and morale within the company. I am happy to have worked with her.
Michael Bonfils Managing Partner at International Media Management, Corp.
True gems are hard to find, not only that, rare gems require a little bit of luck and a lot of persistence. Like a rare gem, LuRae is one of those unique individuals that Covario is very fortunate to work with. Beyond her talent’s in digital marketing and creative thought, her ability to manage effectively and with compassion is admirable. I’ve been lucky to have worked with a lot of people and a lot of organizations. Having someone with her background and abilities applied toward an organizations incredible benefit has been inspiring. I highly recommend LuRae, she is a talented leader, inspirational coach and has the ability to overcome difficult challenges with ease.
Demetrios Dallis Director, Client Development at GroupM
LuRae has a history of managing with major organizations. I have worked for her at two separate agencies. She has brought a ton of process discipline to campaign planning, creative development, integrated marketing and traditional marketing and media programs. She has built frameworks for us on delivery and client development. She is also a key leader in the company based on her vision, enthusiasm and passion for life success. I have enjoyed working with and for LuRae!
Jon Dobbin SVP, Client Business Partner at UM Worldwide
I can’t say enough how much I enjoy working with LuRae. Not only is she a true professional in the area of Search and all things digital, she is a true team player. Her knowledge base allows her the ability to cut through complex jargon and truly focus in on the business issue. This ability makes her the ideal business partner and ideal new business teammate!
Anita Shaw VP, Online Advertising, Search & Social Media at MUFG
LuRae is a seasoned marketing vet with a great depth of experience that lends itself well to many industries. The insights and reseach she brought to my clients was invaluable in securing a greater engagement. I’m happy to recommend LuRae.
Kandace Hudspeth VP of Marketing @ Bodybuilding.com
LuRae is a talented marketer, supportive boss, and respected mentor. She motivates her team to exceed expectations while creating an energetic team environment. I have truly enjoyed working with LuRae.
Neill Fox Owner/Creative Director, Foxnoggin – Thinking Design
With LuRae as marketing strategist and client liason, Foxnoggin worked hand-in-hand with Savvy Marketing to create directed marketing materials. Her clear communication of objectives and insightful strategies enabled me a solid foundation upon which to base the design of logos, brochures, websites, presentations, etc. Her organizational and communication skills freed me up to develop creative solutions to her strategic initiatives.
Mitchell Syrkin B2B Enterprise Cloud Computing
I had the pleasure of collaborating with LuRae on numerous occasions which resulted in significant new business wins, and marketing strategies that successfully exceeded client objectives. She is a consummate marketer, consultant, and business development professional.