Leading the charge at Tanen Directed Advertising, Ilene Tanen has embraced every challenge necessary, enabling her agency to thrive for over 30 years. She has grown her client base to include global Fortune 500 companies, such as Mastercard, PepsiCo and Bausch + Lomb. Happy clients and employees tend to stick around for a long time – some lasting 20 years. Ilene loves fishing the flats in the Florida Keys, coaxing vegetables in her garden and exploring the beauty of nature everywhere.
A true creative workhorse, Vincent has thrown his intelligence into hundreds of successful efforts for our biggest global clients; PepsiCo, GE, Citi, Mastercard, Capital One, Bausch + Lomb and others. Vincent likes to give himself obstacles to surmount. Get a novel published with worldwide distribution? Check. Run 40 miles in a day when you turn 40? Check. Imagine what he could do with your business obstacles…
Christophe has been a senior designer on just about every client that has passed through Tanen’s doors. And we’re talking 25 years. His innate good taste, dedication to detail and sexy French phone manner has made him a memorable member of our team. His skills stretch well beyond print, and is often creating websites, emails, landing pages, and more. Just don’t ask him to do a PowerPoint.
One of Franco’s driving personal qualities is his endless curiosity. His strong design background in all forms keeps his mind open to possibilities regardless of the channel. What’s more, that mind is not run of the mill. Franco is conceptual, thoughtful, rigorous. It’s not uncommon to get a work email after midnight that starts, “I was thinking about…” Outside of work, Franco is a killer soccer player (and has the knee surgeries to prove it.)
Jen’s greatest strength is a client’s happiest wish – someone who keeps the work moving so they know it will all “get done.” Not to mention with a detailed paper trail behind it. Jen came to us over 10 years ago from a law firm – guess it was in the water.
Jen handles the nitty gritty of our largest client, along with other responsibilities. She also takes a car, boat and train to get to work. Depending on the ferry schedule, each way can be 3 hours!
Self-professed, Rui is “crazy about moving things.” He’s been designing since he was five years old growing up in Brazil. First logos. Then comic book characters. Later, ads. Then whole magazines. For him, design is all about connection – people to products. People to people. Moving people, in their hearts and minds.