Hi! We’re

Unique

Influence

Our Mission

We grow innovative and inspiring companies that shape culture and help people have more fulfilling and fun lives.

Our Principles

Provide the most value

Do it with integrity

Our Leadership

Our leadership brings strategic insights from diverse backgrounds to do the best work for our clients

Ryan Pitylak

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Pitylak has spent the past 15 years creating innovative methods to drive superior results from digital advertising. As the CEO of Unique Influence, a leading social media agency, he leads his team to excellence by merging creative advertising techniques with a data-driven and iterative approach. By constantly working to surpass established advertising methods and creative best practices, Ryan delivers ROI-focused results for high-velocity companies. Previously to Unique Influence, Ryan managed a team at ProfitFuel (Yodle) who provided SEO and PPC services to over 10,000 businesses. Ryan also founded and served as the President of Excellent Suggestion, a demand generation consulting company, where he provided internet marketing consulting services to some of the most successful consumer-based online businesses in Austin, including HomeAway.com. Ryan received his BA in Philosophy and Economics and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chantal Pittman

Chief Operating Officer

Chantal Pittman's career spans 18 years in consulting, venture capital and the start-up world. This allows her to bring a unique sense of organization, urgency and results-orientation to managing projects for our clients and gives her an ability to dive into any business to help improve their overall online presence, product suite, marketing and brand position. Chantal started her career consulting for Cap Gemini where she worked in strategy, marketing and operations projects for major multinational corporations. She subsequently worked in venture capital – performing technical and financial due diligence for start-up companies including early internet search company Inktomi, online gaming companies and online catalog retailers. She co-founded OnePoint Communications and io Lighting where she ran operations, finance and product development. Chantal received both her BS and MS degrees in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also received her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Adam Gerber

Team Lead

Adam Gerber leads the team that is responsible for some of the biggest brand campaigns at Unique Influence, including our current work with HVCB as well as 1800Flowers, TripAdvisor, Vans, and more. He’s been a part of the Unique Influence team for three years and previously designed paid social campaigns for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and UNICEF as a strategist with M+R in Washington, DC. Adam understands the human, technological, and creative resources required to bring ongoing social media campaigns to life.

Client experience:

WinView, Sony, TinyCo, Candywriter, N3twork, Food Lion, Purell, Carhartt, Elevate, and Alamo Drafthouse

Travis Givens

Group Director

Travis Givens is the Technology lead at Unique Influence where he is responsible for integrating, training, and utilizing platforms to maximize individual effort. Prior to his current role, Travis built out the Entertainment team and leveraged Facebook technology partners to scale user acquisition for brands like Seriously, TinyCo, Ludia and more. Prior to Unique Influence, Travis created and executed strategy and managed search rankings for 1,500+ small businesses in the organic and local space at Profit Fuel.

Client experience:

Ludia, Seriously, TinyCo, Zynga, N3twork, GungHo, so many more

Strengths include:

Optimization, Strategy, math and statistics background, love for eSports and board games

Enjoys:

Activities with friends and family from games, and food vacations, to outdoor playdates with my daughter

Valarie McCubbins

SVP, Client Service

Client experience:

AT&T, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Little Ceasars, Hollister, Liberty Mutual, Activision, EPIX, FOX, MTV, Blue Buffalo, Dean Foods....

Enjoys:

Wine and dogs.

Kaitlyn Czajkowski

Group Director

Kaitlyn Czajkowski is a Group Director at Unique Influence, where she supports client growth in the health, wellness, and lifestyle space. Over the last four years at Unique Influence, Kaitlyn has worked with clients including Zappos, One Kings Lane, OXO, Nutrabolt, and Beachbody. Prior to Unique Influence, Kaitlyn worked at Engage in Washington D.C., where she managed paid social campaigns for a variety of advocacy groups and Fortune 500 companies. Kaitlyn enjoys partnering with client teams to build alignment and solve problems to ensure the greatest success in meeting business objectives.

Client experience:

Persona Nutrition, XO Group, 101 Commerce, Proactiv, Puppyspot, OXO, Occasion Brands

Enjoys:

Community, nutrition and wellness, world travel, finding the perfect cup of coffee

Eleanor Haeg

Director of Strategy

Client experience:

Mayvenn, Occassion Brands, LG, Aspen Dental, Novartis (pharma), Focus Brands (fast food), TE connectivity (engineering), Meade Johnson (Enfamil)

Strengths Include:

Presenting, building decks, brand strategy, enthusiasm, and snacks (sometimes)

Enjoys:

Rescue dogs, vegetarianism, small farming, yoga, fashion, beauty products, interior design, youtube influencers, reading (especially memoirs)

LeShea Taylor

Director of New Business

Client experience:

All New Business

Strengths Include:

Presenting, building decks, brand strategy, enthusiasm, and snacks (sometimes)

Meet the Team

Jayde Ames

Office Manager

Client experience:

The employees are my clients!

Strengths include:

Building relationships, being considerate, the ability to think ahead, organization, kindness, compassion, and loyalty

Enjoys:

I'm passionate about working together to achieve a greater goal, being kind and thoughtful to one another, giving back, and scuba diving 🙂

Kate Casanova

Digital Strategist

Client experience:

Beachbody, Mayvenn, Nice Laundry, and PuppySpot

Strengths include:

Facebook/Instagram strategy and best practices, creative strategy, forward thinking, and creating a positive work environment

Enjoys:

Making a positive impact professionally and as a person/friend, traveling

Jacklyn Dang

Digital Manager

Client experience:

Prom Girl, Simply Dresses, Kleinfeld Bridal Party, The Knot, 101 Commerce / Chambong, Digit

Strengths include:

Organization, master chef skills, creativity, problem-solving, and speed typer

Enjoys:

Food (both eating and cooking) & travel & crime documentaries

Vinnie Rawat

Social Specialist

Client experience:

Ludia, Bethesda

Strengths include:

Client relations and ad strategy

Enjoys:

Fitness/wellness, cooking, writing

Bryan Decán

Digital Strategist

Client experience:

Sony, Ludia, OXO, XO, Mondo, 1-800-Flowers, PHLUR, and Roblox (to name a few)

Strengths include:

Great attitude and optimism, a growth mindset - willing to learn and improve, I am patient with people and processes, I'm good at building trust, I'm good at exhorting team members, I am adaptable and can handle change well, I am detail oriented, I'm good at developing people. I'm comfortable interacting with clients at all levels of their business.

Enjoys:

Travel, Music, Concerts and Festivals, Culture, Food, Typography, Classic Ford Broncos, Interior Design, Economics (Behavioral Economics is my favorite), Human behavior, Concert and portrait photography, menswear and shoes

Dimitri Garcia

Digital Designer

Client experience:

Triggerpoint, Harbinger, Beachbody, Forcefield, and TRX (to name a few)

Strengths include:

Videography, photography, exercise science, injury recovery, boxing, education facilitation, electronic music production, and studio art

Enjoys:

Self-actualization, behavior psychology, wearables, wine & cider, design, philosophy, animation, music, films, art, comics, and camping

Kate Collazo

Digital Designer

Client experience:

Seriously, Roblox, Uken, Everi, Ludia

Strengths include:

Delivering projects with a fast turn over

Enjoys:

Food, Music, Netflix

Holly Hughes

Digital Designer

Client experience:

Seriously, TinyCo, N3twork, Beachbody, Sony, Gungho, Ludia, Favor, Robinhood, and Yelp

Strengths include:

Learning new skills quickly, patience, enthusiasm, cooperation, ability to remain calm, and pragmatic-outlook/approach

Enjoys:

Puppies, sloths, yoga, learning ukelele, and learning new things in general

Ebie Landreth

Sr. Digital Designer

Client experience:

N3twork, Ludia, Seriously, Prom Girl, and Sony (to name a few)

Strengths include:

Brainstorming and creating ads

Enjoys:

Music, travel, fashion, and fitness

Taylor Lundgren

Digital Manager

Client experience:

Ludia, Winview, Ember

Strengths include:

Excellent service, well-run meetings, execution, and account strategy

Enjoys:

Basketball and puppies

Stephanie Matlack

Account Director

Client experience:

Bethesda, Universal Pictures, Paramount, FOX, UCLA, Dignity Health, and FDA

Strengths include:

Big-picture digital strategy, organizing mulit-layered custom programs, client partnerships, managing internal team expectations, and deck development

Enjoys:

Drinking wine :), running, cooking Spanish paella, watching crime-investigation shows, puppies, and kittens

Silvana Di Ravenna

Digital Strategist

Client experience:

Chanel, Gucci, Newell Brands, The Company Store, PlayStudios

Strengths include:

Communications skills, genuine client care, creativity, drive, language skills, E-comm and Facebook expertise.

Enjoys:

Beauty, continual learning, creativity, writing for publication, photography/content creation, communication, and teaching/training people.

Rachel Shearer

Sr. Digital Designer

Client experience:

N3twork, Ludia, WinView, Digit, Playstudios

Strengths include:

Creative execution (both ideation and and creation)

Enjoys:

Animals, Self Improvement, Friendships, Illustration

Jonathan Spindel

Digital Manager

Jonathan Spindel leads Amazon marketing strategy at Unique Influence, with focus on paid media performance and holistic brand revenue growth. He also supports e-commerce brands in the health, wellness and lifestyle space with digital activations across all channels. Prior to Unique Influence, Jonathan worked at KSM South in Austin where he planned and executed multichannel digital strategies for brands including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Planet Fitness, and Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Client experience:

Proactiv, Beachbody, Cubefit, UpNature, Chambong, Nice Laundry

Strengths include:

Digital retail strategy, data-driven optimization, responsive client service, attention to detail

Enjoys:

Gardening, crossword puzzles, economics podcasts, and breezy bike rides on a sunny spring day

Kim Pitylak

Senior Digital Strategist

Client experience:

OXO, LG, Mayvenn, Nutrabolt, XO Group, Silk Therapeutics, Tuckernuck, Penguin Random House, Everlywell

Strengths include:

Client service, attention to detail, audience targeting, identifying issues & solutions

Enjoys:

I'm not really a passionate person, but I know quite a bit about real estate, home design/brands, baby/kids brands, Yatzee, news, and podcasts

Spike Martin

Digital Designer

Client experience:

Bethesda, Michigan State University, JoyCity, Lansing School District, PlayStudios, and Capital City Film Festival

Strengths include:

Editing speed, Adobe Suite, and grid-system design.

Enjoys:

Extensive knowledge of professional wrestling and all Futurama episodes, typography, motion design, my cat, and my perpetual search for breakfast places with killer Bloody Marys

Tiara Marshall

Digital Designer

Client experience:

A Thinking Ape, Digit, Seriously, Evri, Playstudios

Strengths include:

Hand Drawn animation, Visual based communication

Enjoys:

Dubstep, sushi & the beach

Karl Boettcher

Digital Designer

Client experience:

Bethesda, PBS, Perfect World, Zynga, Square Enix, Nickelodeon

Strengths include:

Multi-asset locational scripting, Cross-channel Luma pattern arrays, volumetric fractal redistribution simulations, radial additive color positioning, cardinal coordinate repositioning / adaptive embiggening

Enjoys:

Canvas color-layering, adaptive simulated decision matrices, weight relocation

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Unique Influence

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