About Our Team

Karen Sinclair

Karen Sinclair

President
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Karen founded the agency that now bears her name in 1988. In addition to guiding the creative process, Karen works closely with the agency’s account managers to provide clients with strategic planning to meet both short- and long-term marketing goals.

In 2009, Karen was named one of Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business award winners. She received the 2004 Pinnacle Entrepreneurial Award for Small Business from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. She also led the firm to a 2005 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. Also in 2005, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from Peace College.

Karen has a bachelor’s of arts degree in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Karen, her husband and son live in Raleigh.

Emily Almasy

Emily Almasy

Vice President
Emily oversees the planning and management of all accounts, working closely with clients to determine strategic direction and develop and execute marketing communications plans. Emily’s expertise in corporate and product branding, advertising planning, direct marketing strategy and sales promotion allows her to help clients to execute on a variety of tactics to meet marketing goals and build strong brands.

Outside the agency, Emily has served as an adjunct professor at Meredith College, teaching senior-level advertising and sales promotion. Emily is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh 22, and a 2010 winner of Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award. She is the mother of twin girls and is an active member and past president of the Triangle Mothers of Twins and Triplets club.

Emily received her master’s degree in business administration from Meredith College in 1999. She also has a bachelor’s of science degree in media advertising from Appalachian State University.

Karen Stinneford

Karen Stinneford

Public Relations Manager
Karen Stinneford manages public and media relations for Sinclair & Co. clients.

During her 25-year career, Karen Stinneford has worked on both sides of the news media – first as an award-winning newspaper reporter, and later handling media relations for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Healthcare and Progress Energy.

Having once slogged in the trenches of daily journalism, Karen has a solid and respectful understanding of how reporters and editors work and think – and how to best secure positive media coverage for your organization. She has successfully pitched stories to media outlets that include the New York Times, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America and People magazine.

In addition to proactive media outreach, Karen assists clients with strategic communication planning and messaging; ghostwrites opinion-editorial letters and guest expert articles; conducts media training; and manages communications during crises.

A two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – most recently, with her MBA – Karen lives in Cary with her husband and daughter.

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Noel Hudson

Digital Marketing Specialist
Noel helps coordinate the many interactive services Sinclair & Co. offers clients, including website development, increasing engagement and continually honing search engine optimization – ensuring that marketing efforts are connected and measured.

She supports clients’ interactive communication and marketing efforts through work that includes updating websites; facilitating e-newsletters and virtual meetings and webinars; and tracking web analytics and search engine optimization.

Noel also has experience in business-to-business and consumer social media marketing, database management and special events planning.

A recent graduate of Meredith College, Noel was a full-tuition Presidential Scholar and holds a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and mass communication. She earned the college’s Communication Student of the Year Award in 2016. A newlywed, Noel lives in Raleigh with her husband, Curtis, and enjoys being actively involved with her church and competing in flag football.

We’re Hiring!
Sinclair & Co. is on the hunt for our newest team member:

Digital Marketing Specialist

We’re looking for someone to help make our clients’ websites, email programs and social campaigns soar. Full or part-time opportunity available. If you want to put your digital skills and marketing smarts to work, send us your resume and a cover letter. Tell us how you can fill the bill on the description below.

What you’ll do:

  • Coordinate the creation and ongoing maintenance of digital content for multiple properties (e.g. websites, blogs, ads, etc.)
  • Email Marketing production and execution, including list management
  • Social Media planning and execution
  • Report on and analyze interactive campaigns and websites

Who you’ll do it with:

A fun team of dedicated, seasoned professionals who are collaborative, work hard and laugh…a lot

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines

What you need experience with:

  • Google Analytics
  • PPC campaign building and maintenance
  • WordPress and familiarity with other CMS
  • Basic HTML and CSS
  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with Marketing Automation (Pardot, Marketo, Hubspot, Etc.)
  • Strong understanding of Technical SEO

Submit your resume and cover letter to ealmasy@sinclair-co.com for consideration.

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