Who is 219 Group?

#1 Marketing and Advertising Agency in Fayetteville NC

We leverage our expertise in creativity to drive your business growth. From the way we work to the work we do, we get results. Our projects consist of search engine optimization to help rank you to the top spot in Google’s competitive ranking system, along with stunning graphics, flyers, web designs, media services, as well as a professional public relations team to help keep your company booming when the industry seems to be a little stale. Our Public Relations team is well equipped to handle any good or bad press that can impact a company’s integrity.

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First time meeting us?

219 Group is a veteran-owned marketing, advertising, and public relations agency that creates innovative, big ideas and delivers solutions to help our clients share their vision and tell their stories. We are a team of creative talent, digital gurus, storytellers, and masters of marketing. 219 Group offers a full suite of marketing services to help clients of all sizes, budgets, and types achieve their desired results.

Our marketing and advertising solutions range from brand development, media services, creative, public relations, social media, analytics, lead generation and digital marketing. Our team is stacked with creative talent, from award-winning designers for print and web, skilled writers, social media gurus, public relations pros, experienced advertisers and masters of marketing. We do it all, we do it well, and we do it all under one roof. Is your company in need of some good press, high quality graphics, or a ascetically pleasing but fully functional website? Our Public Relation experts, graphic designers, and website designers can help make that dream become a reality.

Just a few of the clients we’ve worked with

219 Group is a veteran-owned company with over 8 years of experience. We’ve had the privilege to work with some amazing clients, both large and small. Be sure to check out our portfolio for more detailed examples related to the work we’ve done for many of the following companies and organizations. We look forward to the possibility of adding you to this list.

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OUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY.

We focus on creative that produce results. We think big. We measure results. We help tell your story. We share your vision. We deliver . We are your partner. And we have fun doing it all.

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

The 219 crew doesn’t just have fun at the office, we always enjoy a good crew outing! About once a month, we get together for a crew lunch or after-work drinks to further build our office-family relationship. 219 Group’s location in Historic Downtown Fayetteville has many perks; number one being its short distance from multiple great lunch and drink options! Keep your eyes out for the 219 Crew to make an appearance at one of downtown’s various lunch spots. A few of our favorite spots also happen to be our clients! ?

Our pride at 219 is just as energetic as a high school’s homecoming. We wear out passion for our company on our sleeve during 219 Spirit Week. This week includes: themed outfits, treats in the office, and an end of the week celebration.  If you enter the 219 offices, you will not walk into your stereotypical serious office environment. The crew believes in having fun and truly enjoying our work!

From zipping through the trees to sipping on local brews, getting to know the client products is an important part of our job.

Key Crew Members

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KIRK DEVIERE

President & Owner of 219 Group

Referred to in the office as “Mr. Fayetteville”, Kirk has 20+ years of leadership experience in both the military and business world. Kirk founded 219 Group in February of 2010 and is the driving force behind our vision of creating big ideas and delivering solutions to help our clients share their stories and achieve results. Kirk is an entrepreneur at heart. He has been at the forefront of several successful startup ventures and also served as Chief Operating Officer for multiple companies in the real estate, consumer products, and technology industries. He also served 10 years in the US Army in the Infantry.

In Other Words
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

What The Team Says
“Kirk, we need tacos!”

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Fun Socks
Good Quotes
Flashy Pocket Squares
Bourbon on the Rocks

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SUZANNE GEISS

Senior Account Executive

After five years in Fayetteville, and three in the marketing industry, Suzanne was thrilled to join the 219 crew in 2017. Born and raised in Media, Pennsylvania, she graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011. While she has a degree in English Language and Literature with a cognate in Secondary Education, her love of the written word and working with others has helped her to find her niche in the marketing world. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys playing with her daughter, spending time at the beach, being outdoors, and cheering on Gamecock football (which is no easy feat!)

In Other Words
“I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious .” – Elon Musk

What The Team Says
“We didn't know we were missing a piece to our puzzle until Suzanne”

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Being a mom
Road trips
French Fries
Cormac McCarthy novels
Karaoke

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KIMBERLY EADY

Account Executive

After five years in two states and two different countries, Kimberly joined the Fayetteville community in 2012, before joining our 219 crew in 2017. Between earning a degree in Mass Communications from Methodist University and some slight influence from Mad Men, Kimberly knew she had to join the marketing world. Her love of writing and creative thinking helps her to communicate her clients' visions and build partnerships within the office and outside of it. Kimberly enjoys daily life with her two dogs, and when she's not working, she loves to spend time with friends by the fire pit or watching seasons of her favorite TV shows.

In Other Words
“Don't let the Muggles get you down.”

What The Team Says
“Her polite demeanor is only offset by her killer karaoke voice.”

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Her Dogs
Red Wine
Books
Travel
Laughing

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RICK HOWARD

Digital & Development Director

As a Husband, Father, Teacher, Christian, and wannabe Chef, Rick brings his life’s multi-faceted approach to his job. Not only is he senior developer with over 15 years in web development, he also can be called upon for his knowledge in SEO, graphic design and client communication. Rick is a honors graduate in Graphic Design and Advertising as well as a winner of several GDUSA awards and other honors. To date, he has been involved in the development of over 350 websites in different locations from North Carolina to Korea. Rick also enjoys playing board games with his family and watching movies. He attends many city events including festivals, sporting events and holiday activities. Between answering tickets and building websites at 2:00 in the morning, we’re not sure if he sleeps, but we’ll just trust he does.

In Other Words
“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”

What The Team Says
“Everyone loves him, except for Kirk.”

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God
Family Time
Cooking
Board Games
Nintendo

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ANEISHA MCMILLAN

Public Relations Director

Aneisha is an internationally accomplished Publicist with 15 years of experience. Known for her contagious enthusiasm, she has been able to attract and maintain relationships with clients from countless industries and is well versed in all aspects of public relations & marketing. An entrepreneur at heart, Aneisha has been involved in several independent ventures and deeply enjoys working with entrepreneurial clients.

In Other Words
“Thoughts Become Things” - Napoleon Hill

What The Team Says
“Aneisha’s big family is only outgrown by her big ideas!“

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My ultra dreamy, superhero husband
Our 6 incredible children
Big Dreamin’ Boot Strappin’ Adventures
Entrepreneurial Minded People and Inspirational Brands

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BETSY MCELWEE

Art Director

With over 12 years of graphic design experience, Betsy has carried the role of corporate in-house designer, agency designer, small business owner, and she is currently Senior Graphic Designer for 219 Group! Over the past several years she has crafted many unique brands and has a true love for bringing clients' visions to life. Betsy is a proud Cincinnati, OH native (Go Reds!), army wife, and the mother of two sweet little girls. She enjoys concerts, traveling, and spending time with her family outdoors as much as possible.

In Other Words
“The world's noise gets really quiet when you are in tune with yourself."
– Gary Vee

What The Team Says
“It feels like we see her work more than we see her.”

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Bath Bombs
Chocolate
Sarcastic People
Radiohead
Exploring New Cities