It all started at Slingshot
The Foundation is supported by Slingshot, LLC employees. Founded in Dallas in 1995, Slingshot is a full-service advertising and marketing agency with particular expertise developing integrated communications programs. The agency’s clients include the American Heart Association, Taco Bueno, and Texas Tourism. For each hour that a Slingshot employee bills to a client, a dollar is put into the fund.
Why do we give?
The answer is different for every person, but what it really comes down to is a deep connection to our roots. The best way for us to ensure Dallas’ and Austin’s continued growth is to nurture the children that will take ownership of the community when they grow up. If we instill in these children a love for education and creative problem solving while they’re young, they will not only be better off for it, so will we. At the end of a long hard day, it’s gratifying to know that no matter what we were working on, our hours benefit the kids. Essentially, a piece of everybody’s day is dedicated to giving something back.
Our Internal Board of Directors
Founder and Co-Chairman
CEO of Slingshot, LLC
Meet Owen Hannay, Marketing Guru and Digital Pioneer. The year was 1995 and the advertising world was about to be turned on its head by this thing called the internet. Owen blundered full tilt into the fray, trying to find ways to blend this new technology with proven, traditional marketing strategies and thinking. The result was a different kind of Agency. And a lot of firsts. The first HTML banner ever placed on the Internet. The first updatable creative. The first agency to use Digitally Informed Planning™. Today, Slingshot is a full service, digitally centric agency with over 100 employees in Dallas and Austin and one of the largest independent agencies in Dallas. A Dallas native, Owen earned his undergrad from University of Virginia and his MBA from SMU.
HR Manager at Slingshot, LLC
Brandi Shiver Vess
Controller at Slingshot, LLC.
VP of Operations at Slingshot Content Studio
Media Buying Director at Slingshot, LLC.
Account Executive at Slingshot, LLC
Junior Media Planner at Slingshot, LLC.
Our External Board of Directors
Chip is a professor in the Marketing Department of the Cox School of Business at SMU. Prior to that, he was the long-time Director of Marketing for the renowned Sewell Automotive Company, where he initiated several customer retention programs and directed the organization’s advertising and public relations efforts. He also operated his own agency for seven years before entering marketing and management consulting.