This is the world where you’ll find the
creative talents of Hammons & Associates.
If you come, don’t show up looking for a cookie cutter office stuck in a concrete tower. What you get here is a vintage gas station and an old grocery store, melded together into a free-wheeling interactive space with people who love their jobs and know how
to make yours noticeable and successful.
You may have to weave around the Mississippi Blues Trail markers and step over the collected ephemera that follows folks who find value in almost every element of their world. But you’ll also find a tangible buzz, an energy and enthusiasm that grips a project, molds it into a mission and sends it sailing back out into the world with true traction.
The tone is set by founder Allan Hammons,
a Greenwood native whose youthful exploits promised either success or
notoriety from a very early age. In a Delta childhood reminiscent of some unlikely mix
of Tom Sawyer, Norman Rockwell and Encyclopedia Brown, Allan found every aspect of his mid-century world just begging for mischief and exploration. Such energetic exploration leads one either to jail or to glory, and fortunately, Allan’s artistic talents and fertile mind were steered toward design and marketing at an early age. He began as an architectural illustrator and segued that into opening a full service ad agency.
Through the decades since, even while herding a dedicated group of designers, writers and marketers to more success, Allan has maintained his wide-ranging fascination with everything from steam locomotives to jet aircraft and all things history related.
That unlikely mix of talents and interests is what makes H&A different today. Allan has kept that insatiable curiosity and satisfaction with fulfilling the loftiest dreams alive. As he regularly says, “There are only two answers, yes or no, so let’s ask big.” That mindset was valuable when working on projects such as the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center and GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, where he turned requests for simple music exhibits into museums that are visited by people from all over the world.
That same way of thinking goes into every project we’re called in on, and it has led the way for a diverse portfolio of clients and projects–some as unusual as helping plan B.B. King’s funeral. We are invested in our clients because that’s our job, but more than that, because they become family.
Allan Hammons has been instrumental in creating and revitalizing a number of major projects, including King Biscuit Blues Festival, Mississippi’s Blues Trail, Country Music Trail, Freedom Trail, and GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, from everything to developing the designs, manufacturing and installation.
Wanda has been associated with Hammons & Associates for more than three decades. A psychology major with a minor in graphic design, Wanda has employed her talents for a wide range of clients. A great writer with a real bent for creativity, Wanda is an essential part of the team.
Wanda has developed memorable communications strategies for Delta brands over the years including those in industries as varied as healthcare, insurance and finance, and gourmet foods. She is presently the project coordinator for the Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail, researching, designing and implementing more than 250 historic markers.
Hilda has experience in project management, media planning and buying in all media types. She has worked on local, regional and national levels as a media supervisor, negotiator, buyer and planner. Hilda has planned and managed accounts for a diverse group of clients including healthcare, retail, wholesale, automobile and tourism.
Bess has been with Hammons & Associates for over 20 years, and served as Media Buyer for all of our accounts. She knows everyone in the world of print and broadcast media over parts of four states and on the international level. She not only knows the players, she understand the business and can spot a problem before it results in an issue, and she is known to cut a pretty good bargain for our clients. She maintains a media calendar and is on top of all deadlines.
Kimme serves as the Account Executive for accounts including Viking Hospitality Group and Delta Regional Authority. Branding, social media, website development, and the launch of multi-faceted campaigns are a few of Kimme’s tasks. Kimme is one of the founders of Delta Supper Club.
Catherine “Britt” Carter
A Greenwood native, Britt serves as a Account Executive and in-house Interior Designer. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Masters of Science in Architecture and Bachelor’s in Interior Design, minor in Art. While she was there, she served the ASID Mississippi State University Student Chapter website and newsletter as Co-Chairperson and Legislative Chairperson. She was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society.
She looks after her clients needs by direct communication with marketing directors and senior management. She is responsible for monitoring and balancing her client’s marketing budgets and dealing with a client’s every day needs from a public relations standpoint. Some of her clients include Robinson Electric, B.B. King Museum, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and Simpson Heating & Air.
Britt is a very active member of Greenwood Junior Auxiliary where she currently serves as Publicity and Website Chair, Silent Auction Chair for Charity Ball, Corresponding Secretary, and a member of the Board of Directors.
A graduate of Delta State University, Megan has been a part of the Hammons team since 2009. A graphic design major, Megan is known for ability to crank out great work at a remarkable rate. In addition to her roles as Senior Graphic Designer and Account Executive, Megan is also involved in the social media side of the business, managing content and creative development of such clients as Memphis BBQ Network, B.B. King Museum, and Viking Hospitality Group, which includes the Alluvian Hotel, Viking Cooking School and Giardina’s. From video to web to print design, some of her projects have included clients of Highway 61 Blues Museum, King Biscuit Blues Festival and Bridging the Blues.
Megan was a founding member of the Greenwood-Leflore Young Professions. She has also served on the Main Street Greenwood Board of Directors, where she has held various leadership positions from Treasurer to President.
A Delta native, Trip has more than 20 years of web design experience. While he was a graphic design major, he has a clear interest in the digital revolution that swept the world. Fluent in PHP, mySQL and CSS, he has created significant websites in the regions including: Mississippi Blues Trail, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Pillow Academy, Greenville-Washington County CVB, Mississippi Country Music Trail and Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Shelby is a graduate of Mississippi State University and skilled in many aspects of print and digital design. She loves the simplicity in design and working with typography. She has created print and digital collateral such as card and posters to ads and eBlasts.