Meet the Pacific Region's #1 marketing and communications firm

A true melting pot.

Anthology understands the nuances and subtleties of working in a multicultural society, island by island. We have deep market knowledge, having successfully done business in Hawaii for six decades, helping local brands go national and global brands go local.

Client-oriented. Multi-dimensional. Results driven.

As Hawaii’s largest integrated marketing and communications company, we have the scale to provide dedicated, multi-discipline teams to our clients – large and small – and to leverage media partnerships, reach and value like no other. And we have the deepest bench of marketing talent in Hawaii, which allows us to adapt our client teams to serve changing needs.

Leadership

Dennis Christianson

Dennis Christianson

Partner, CEO, President

One of the key architects of Anthology Marketing Group, Dennis leads the integrated company and oversees the synergistic operation of its advertising, digital, public relations and research practices.

He began his career as a filmmaker, working on projects ranging from feature films and documentaries to television series and community outreach campaigns. His work in television, social marketing and politics led him to his career work in advertising, where he still delights in applying the art of storytelling to the science of persuasion.

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Mary Fastenau

Mary Fastenau

Partner, President – Anthology Digital

Mary leads Anthology’s award-winning Digital Group in the creation of digital solutions for modern marketing challenges faced by businesses. She also serves as Anthology’s vice-chairman and secretary of the board. After getting her career start as a journalist at newspapers in Indiana and California, Mary relocated to Hawaii to join full-service agency Starr Seigle Communications, co-founding its digital division StarrTech Interactive in 1995.

A pioneer in digital marketing practices in Hawaii, Mary led her StarrTech team to multiple first-to-market technology innovations. She was a member of the leadership team that formed Anthology Group in 2007 with the merger of three of Hawaii’s largest communication companies: Starr Seigle Communications, McNeil Wilson Communications and Laird Christianson Advertising.  

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Nathan Kam

Nathan Kam

Partner, President – Anthology Public Relations

As the leader of Hawaii’s most experienced public relations practice, Nathan is immersed in all aspects of the state’s business community. He draws upon his media insights, marketplace knowledge and industry connections to counsel clients in various sectors to help achieve their business objectives. Nathan also has a strong background in strategic planning, media relations and social media, as well as experience in all aspects of public relations – including tourism, corporate and public affairs, issues management, crisis communications, government and community relations. 

A company veteran, Nathan represents Anthology’s next generation of leadership. He brings a fresh perspective to the ever-changing landscape of integrated communications and how these methods of outreach can be used most effectively to advance the strategic direction and success of Anthology’s clients.

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David Pettinger, APR, PRC

David Pettinger, APR, PRC

President – Anthology Research

David brings extensive experience to Anthology’s Research Group in developing and executing insights-driven branding, marketing and strategic communications programs for clients in a variety of industries. He has a strong knowledge of marketing and communications, and is well versed in business challenges and opportunities that exist in Hawaii. A creative thinker, David effectively leverages Anthology’s extensive resources to provide successful solutions for his clients.

David holds a Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) from the Insights Association (formerly the Market Research Association) and Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board. David is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing.

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Barbara Ankersmit

Barbara Ankersmit

Senior Advisor – Anthology Research

Barbara founded Anthology’s Research Group (formally known as QMark Research) in 1995. With more than 35 years of experience, she is recognized as Hawaii’s preeminent authority on the gathering of market research for use by private businesses, politicians and organizations involved in high-profile public issues.

Barbara established the state’s first telephone-survey calling center and focus group facilities, which elevated the market research profession in Hawaii. She has conducted polling programs for numerous federal, State of Hawaii and Hawaii House of Representatives political races and sought public opinion on some of the most important issues facing the Islands, including same-gender marriage, medicinal marijuana, death with dignity, women’s choice, land use and ballot measures.  

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Key Staff

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Curtis Agor

Chief Financial Officer

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Bonnie Lee Alig

Managing Research Director – Anthology Group Guam office

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Mark Archibald

Director of Post Production – Anthology Advertising

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Naomi Baria

Director of Strategy

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Michelle Burchfiel

Account Supervisor – Anthology Public Relations

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Wendi Chun

Associate Creative Director – Anthology Advertising

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Chuck Cohen

Vice President – Media Services

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Keith DeMello

Vice President: Public and Government Affairs – Anthology Public Relations

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Patrick Dugan

Senior Vice President – Anthology Public Relations

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Page Gaylord

Vice President, Media Director – Anthology Advertising

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Wenona Harris

Executive Vice President – Anthology Digital

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Tiffany Huynh

Account Supervisor - Anthology Advertising

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Jantzen Inada

Senior Project Manager – Anthology Digital

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John Itamura

Vice President: Field Services – Anthology Research

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Queenie Jacinto

Creative Production Manager – Anthology Advertising

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Jackie Jaques-Smythe

Executive Vice President – Anthology Public Relations

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Craig Kim

Vice President: Research Services – Anthology Research

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Erin Khan

Director of Account Services: Travel and Tourism – Anthology Public Relations

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Johanna Legarda

Senior Project Manager – Anthology Digital

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Erica Liu

Account Supervisor – Anthology Digital

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Lori Lum

Senior Vice President, Director of Experience Design – Anthology Digital

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Tim Mingle

Senior Account Supervisor – Anthology Advertising/Anthology Digital

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Miguel Olivarez

Solutions Architect – Anthology Digital

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Derek Paiva

Director of Editorial Services – Anthology Public Relations

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Alan Payne

Associate Creative Director – Anthology Advertising

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Heidi Pliszka

Vice President: Account Services – Anthology Advertising

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Robert Rose

Account Supervisor – Anthology Advertising

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April Rutherford

Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director – Anthology Advertising

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Kris Salzer

Associate Creative Director – Anthology Advertising

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Peter Scognamillo

Information Technology Manager

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Laurie Simmons

Account Supervisor – Anthology Public Relations

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Amy Thompson

Vice President: Account Services – Anthology Advertising

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Samantha Tsui

Account Supervisor – Anthology Public Relations

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Stephanie Van Duser

Broadcast Production Manager – Advertising Group

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Mei Jeanne Wagner

Vice President – Advertising and Promotions

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Adrian Walker

Creative Director – Anthology Advertising

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Staci Suarez Wan

Account Supervisor – Anthology Digital

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John Williamson

Senior Vice President: Public Affairs – Anthology Public Relations