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About Us

The start of a beautiful friendship…

The Pitch 

Here’s what we’d tell you in an elevator: We’re a local Marketing & Advertising agency in downtown Tampa, Florida with a flair for the creative and a ridiculous passion for result-oriented strategies. We deliver custom campaigns, content, and video that capture and engage your audience to grow your sales.

What We Do

Capture Attention
Let’s get creative and make a good first impression so that your customers engage with your product, brand, or service.
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Branding & Identity
 
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Video & Film Production
 
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Custom Website Design
 
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Graphic Design
 
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Brand Awareness
 
Keep Attention
Rise above the noise and traffic by targeting your audience effectively and leading them through the right sales funnel.
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Marketing Campaigns
 
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Social Media Advertising
 
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
 
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Customer Engagement
 
Grow Attention
Continue to increase your fanbase through strategic marketing that fuels word-of-mouth and creates repeat business.
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Social Media Management
 
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Email Marketing
 
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Analytics & A/B Testing
 
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Integrated Marketing
(i.e. POP, Merchandise, etc.)

The TEAM 

Lauren Ternura

Content Hero

Johnny Hicks

CEO / Creative Guru

Rebekah Shady

Support Specialist

Jeremy Hicks

COO/ Sage of Strategy

Paper Jacket is made up of amazing, talented people, exceptional Freelancers, and Strategic Partners so there is never a shortage of possibilities to grab attention and elevate your brand above the competition.

The Founders 

Paper Jacket represents a story of creativity, partnership, and fun.  Established in early 2016, John and Jeremy Hicks–two brothers with over 15 years of combined creative marketing & sales experience–decided to join forces and create an agency that would create the best Branding, Websites, Videos, and Marketing strategies.

Jeremy Hicks

COO // Sage of Strategy

Superpowers:

  • Strategy 95% 95%
  • Storytelling 80% 80%
  • Video 75% 75%
  • Digital Marketing 90% 90%
  • Drummer 65% 65%
Johnny Hicks

CEO // Creative Guru

Superpowers:

  • Design 80% 80%
  • Ideation / Creativity 90% 90%
  • Website UX 75% 75%
  • Branding 95% 95%
  • Piano / Guitar 75% 75%
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Our Story 

We get a lot of questions about our name.  We get it.  Here’s the story…

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Upon a Time…

It was the summer of 2012 when the founders of Paper Jacket, John and Jeremy Hicks, were enjoying some espresso, discussing how they should one day begin a company that combined their strengths of marketing, experience, and passion.

Many ideas were tossed around, until finally they realized that this journey was nothing new. They had always been thinking outside the box and doing creative stuff since they were kids. One memory, in particular, was when on a rainy day John and Jeremy decided to do something…a little unorthodox…

Out of the blue, John and Jeremy picked up a bunch of old newspaper and furiously began folding, taping and cutting (making a huge mess that “Mother” did not appreciate). Little did they know that what he was constructing was an omen of what was to come for the two brothers! After some time, Jeremy was dressed in his very own, custom-tailored suit. Only it was a suit–pants, tie, and jacket–that was made completely out of paper.

Behold: the original “Paper Jacket.”
It was a sign that the Hicks brothers would one day be working together to push the boundaries of creativity, strategy, and fun that is now known as Paper Jacket Marketing.

~fin~

Once

Upon a Time…

It was the summer of 2012 when the founders of Paper Jacket, John and Jeremy Hicks, were enjoying some espresso, discussing how they should one day begin a company that combined their strengths of marketing, experience, and passion.

Many ideas were tossed around, until finally they realized that this journey was nothing new. They had always been thinking outside the box and doing creative stuff since they were kids. One memory, in particular, was when on a rainy day John and Jeremy decided to do something…a little unorthodox…

Out of the blue, John and Jeremy picked up a bunch of old newspaper and furiously began folding, taping and cutting (making a huge mess that “Mother” did not appreciate). Little did they know that what he was constructing was an omen of what was to come for the two brothers! After some time, Jeremy was dressed in his very own, custom-tailored suit. Only it was a suit–pants, tie, and jacket–that was made completely out of paper.

Behold: the original “Paper Jacket.”
It was a sign that the Hicks brothers would one day be working together to push the boundaries of creativity, strategy, and fun that is now known as Paper Jacket Marketing.

~fin~

Our Culture

CORE VALUES

HONOR

We strive to honor God and others in every aspect of what we do.

 

(ex. William Wallace)

INSPIRE

We aim to bring out the best in others and maximize potential.

 

(ex. Walter Mitty)

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Our goal is to help the hero (our clients) be triumphant in their quest.

 

(ex. Yoda)