Marcus Whitaker

Marcus consistently produces ideas and artwork that result in heightened awareness and positive change, from billboard campaigns to social media, print ads to marketing collateral. He makes simple things look stunning and that makes our clients smile.

He changes perspectives, raises awareness and shares information with others through strategic design. Marcus has an uncanny ability to identify opportunities that lead to positive change and consistently looks for ways to implement those initiatives. 

His client experience includes projects with accounts such as The Texas Boot Company, Cure SMA, Atlas of Giving, The Ring, The For the City Network, Temple-Inland, Backwoods, Texas MedClinic and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Serving accounts both small and large, Marcus approaches client work with a team mentality and the heart of a true advocate.

Marcus earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgetown College and a master's in business administration from Liberty University. He will always cheer for the University of Kentucky in basketball no matter where he lives, loves horses and horse farms, could go to the mountains any day, would train for triathlons year around and yearns for frigid temperatures. When in doubt, give him a cup of black coffee, it’s what makes him tick.

marcus@seedling-communications.com

 

 

Jennie Whitaker

Jennie's sense of urgency is a perfect match for our clients. She is a strong communicator with an innate desire to craft messages that elicit action. With a keen ability to develop well-written content, she can distribute information in a moments' notice with great accuracy. Her approach has stood the test of time and she knows how to get the attention of the most important people in every industry. 

From local museums to worldwide brands, Jennie has a proven track record of placing stories where they belong. It's a simple concept to her and she loves it.

Working for clients such as Texas MedClinic, The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Backwoods, McDonald's, Medical City Hospital, Maine Maritime Museum, ClubCorp, Boy Scouts of America and Plains Capital Bank, she has executed countless initiatives and earned media placements across the world. In the past 15 years, she's gained experience in nearly every major industry and continues to enjoy the challenge of working with new brands. Jennie believes in the clients she chooses to work with and loves to see them succeed. 

Jennie has a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism and public relations from Texas Christian University. She whole-heartedly loves New England summers, visiting the vibrant neighborhood appropriately named the North End of Boise, Idaho, listening to the ocean, picking wildflowers & wild berries, anything Gilmore Girls, perusing farmers’ markets and growing garden herbs. 

jennie@seedling-communications.com

 

We're Better Together And We Know It. 

With totally different job functions, but conjoined desks, there's unintended yet complete crossover in our work, just like any good collaboration. We support each others’ roles and brainstorm about our clients day and night. 

The Seedling team lives together and works together. We know the value of communicating in a relationship, if we didn’t this whole husband and wife business wouldn’t work, so we stress active participation with our clients and encourage long-term relationships that continue to strengthen over time. It's worked for us, it’s worked for our clients and we know it’ll work for you. 

With a combined 32 years of PR, advertising and marketing experience, we know enough to know we don’t know everything. We’re competent, honest and tenacious to the core. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find out immediately. We love a good challenge. 

When we aren’t supporting client initiatives or poring over traditional and social media, you’ll find us outdoors around Austin with our three kids, building something with our hands, repurposing a hidden treasure or dreaming about our next adventure.