Vickie Easterday     1952- 2017

Vickie walked in to Burkholder Flint in 1991 bringing her signature blend of homespun humor, tactical brilliance, personal warmth and relentless work ethic. It didn't take long for her to become the heart and soul of the agency.

She delighted, and occasionally annoyed, her teammates with her easygoing manner and quirkiness; delivered results for client after client; and mentored dozens of younger colleagues along the way.

She was a person of fierce devotions––to her family, work, church, charities and OSU basketball. Vickie made lifelong friends of clients and coworkers, was a valued board member to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, and eventually, became a business owner and a grandma.

Vickie fought and beat a difficult 2003 cancer diagnosis—over and over again. One oncologist gave her a month. By sheer force of will, her battle lasted until 2017, and was as heroic as it was low-key. Most who worked with her never knew of the multiple surgeries and massive radiation doses she endured.

We're proud to have worked beside Vickie, and she'll always have a place in our hearts and minds. And, on the door of Burkholder Flint Easterday.


Captain and Creative Director

Official Job Description

Facilitate / generate concept / campaigns / content / copy for clients.

Actual Job Description

Guess. Make stuff up. Repeat.

Media Consumption

TV: Better Call Saul, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, NCIS, The Daily Show, Drunk History, Pardon the Interruption, any and all football and basketball games, History Channel, Food Network.
Yeah, I watch too much television.

Radio: NPR, ESPN, Pandora

Books: The Good Spy: The Life And Death Of Robert Ames

Favorite Quote

"Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
—Leonard Cohen

Favorite Pie

Fruit: Black Raspberry
Cream: Chocolate or Banana


Treasurer

Official Job Description

Oversee company financial operations.

Actual Job Description

Bean Counter

Media Consumption

Glenn Beck, Fox News, NCIS

Favorite Quote

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."

Favorite Pie

Pecan

Senior Art Director


Official Job Description

Oversee and develop the visual components of projects, from concept through design and production, for a variety of media.

Actual Job Description

Visual prognostication, graphic divining and the occasional font exorcism.

Media Consumption

Watch: Damages, Justified, 48 Hours Mystery, American Greed, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Holmes on Homes and This Old House.

Read: WSJ, ADWEEK, AdvertisingAge, CNN on web and Spin magazine.

Listen: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Porcupine Tree, Wilco, Cracker, Iggy Pop, Charlatans, Spoon, Beck, Godsmack, Heaven and Hell, Metal, Nu Metal, Nu Prog.

Stream: radioparadise.com

Favorite Quote

"I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things." —Tom Waits

Favorite Pie

My mother-in-law's cherry pie


Account Executive/Media Director

Official Job Description

Lead marketing and advertising planning and implementation; plan and buy media campaigns and schedules.

Actual Job Description

I hunt for people and help serve them the largest piece of pie possible; sometimes with whipped topping and sometimes not.

Media Consumption

Talk radio; TV - Fox News, live sports, Netflix

YouTube, Facebook

Weekend Dispatch

Southern Living magazine

Favorite Pie

My mom's lemon meringue


Production Manager

Official Job Description

Coordinate job progress with AE's and creative department.

Actual Job Description

Wrong door!

Media Consumption

The Walking Dead, Alaska The Last Frontier, Life Below Zero, Long Island Medium, Face Off, Survivor, Criminal Minds. QFM96. Nicholas Sparks books.

Favorite Quote

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."
—Oprah Winfrey

Favorite Pie

Peach


PR Director

Official Job Description

Develop and implement media relations, social media and community relations efforts for clients.

Actual Job Description

Relationship builder, brand ambassador, content creator, advocate, researcher, reader, editor.

Media Consumption

Google news, Columbusundground.com, Dispatch.com, PR Daily, Business First, US Weekly, Facebook, DVR (Modern Family, The Walking Dead, The Mindy Project, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Nashville), and clients’ industry trades/websites/blogs/social media chatter

Favorite Quote

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there."
—Yogi Berra

Favorite Pie

Peach

  • Vickie Easterday
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