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who I am

Ballyhoo Studio is me, Debbie Hepp. Hard work, attention to detail, marketing insight and creative organization are attributes I can bring to your next project. I founded Ballyhoo in 1994 after working in corporate and association environments. I relied on many freelancers during that time, and know that good ones are hard to find.

What's the story behind Ballyhoo?

Well, the literal translation of ballyhoo is “extravagant fuss.” I thought that was a good description for what I do. Plus the other type of ballyhoo is a small bait fish. Again, the concepts of fishing, baiting a hook, reeling in the catch all seemed appropriate metaphors for a marketer. Not to mention that my family loves to fish.

how to reach me

Send me an email or give me a call at 9199429485 to discuss how I can help your organization communicate more effectively. My studio is located in Chapel Hill, NC, just outside of Carrboro.

Why should you choose Ballyhoo Studio?

  • I listen. I will work to understand your communications challenge, and develop a plan to help solve it.
  • I understand deadlines. I can help you meet the tightest schedules.
  • I’m flexible. I’m willing to take on smaller projects that large agencies can't. I can call on a network of creative partners should a larger job require more hands.
  • I'm less expensive. I have a significantly lower overhead than an ad agency. This also means you don’t have to wade through layers of bureaucracy to work with the person who creates your promotions.
  • I’m easy to work with. I am used to working productively by phone, fax, and email—whatever suits your style.
  • I can think creatively within tight budget restrictions, offering solutions that don’t sacrifice your image.
  • I’m meticulous about producing your work in the most perfect way possible.
  • I’m market savvy. As a former marketing director I do more than represent your business as another “pretty face.” I partner with you to transfer your identity to the printed page and the web, communicating the message and enhancing your image.

Read what others have said about working with me.