Digital Tulip started in 2011 as a Digital Marketing Agency helping businesses grow utilizing digital platforms with well-built gorgeous websites. Over a decade later, Digital Tulip has evolved into helping clients get to the next level in every aspect of their business. While digital marketing alone no longer only defines us, we are high-level experts in all things digital marketing.
With over 125 years of combined experience, we know what works and what doesn’t. We understand business strategy and marketing strategy equally. Our team has experience with almost every business category and we have resources for whatever a client needs. We go over and above for a client before we’re even asked. It’s how we operate. We don’t sell our clients something they don’t need, and completely believe that our integrity, strategies and client outcomes are our reputation. Many clients come to us because we were highly recommended to them by another client of ours or someone they trust. A recommendation is the highest compliment, and we don’t take it lightly.
Each team member has been hand-picked intentionally because of their heart, brain, and work ethic. Thus, a client gets where they want to be because of our depth of knowledge, determination and authenticity.
We truly care about our clients and helping them grow beyond what they thought was possible.
As a consultant, trainer, speaker, and educator to many business owners and corporate teams, Kristy has helped elevate their businesses to the next level and generated millions of dollars in incremental gross sales. Kristy’s expertise spans all aspects of business operations, sales, branding, website design, and marketing with an emphasis on digital marketing strategy. Kristy graduated from Western Kentucky University as a four-year letter swim scholarship athlete and continued to earn her MBA. She currently resides in Lexington, KY with her husband and two children.
In his free time, Scott is an avid movie buff and sports enthusiast. His current obsession is coaching youth soccer, and he's proud to serve as the Technical Refinement Phase Group Director for Lexington Sporting Club.
Shelley believes an evidence-based, smart, creative strategy for the client’s marketing campaigns gets the best results. She loves it when, presenting actual data and an evidence-based plan to a client, they have their "a-ha!" moment and get excited. She often hears, "Wow! No marketing company has ever shown us this before. This makes so much sense." Her mind is always racing with ideas for her clients. She works hard for them, and spends their money like it's her own. She firmly believes that a smart strategic plan combined with great creative can totally change a business. She is all about helping her clients take it to the next level.
A veteran leader of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), in 2016 Shelley was elected Chairperson of the AAF’s National Council of Governors, the world’s largest advertising trade organization. During her career, she’s been presented with the Pat Martin Leadership Award, the Legion of Excellence Award, and the AAF’s highest honor, The Silver Medal Award, which “recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising while actively furthering the industry's standards, achieving creative excellence, and taking responsibility in areas of social concern.” When she’s not working, she’s probably writing a song, or belting out a tune on stage as a blues and soul singer in her own band. In fact, in 2019, she opened for Salt-N-Pepa at the south-east’s largest New Year’s Eve party, in her home town of Columbia, SC.
Her favorite part about working with Tulip clients is that no two clients are alike—with different personalities from different industries. She enjoys getting to know each client and helping them grow. She invests much time in a client which is reflected in her work and interactions with them. She thinks of her client's business like it's her own, genuinely caring about them and wanting their success. One aspect of working at Tulip that she enjoys daily is being able to be creative regardless of the project, client, or task. She shares that creativity with her clients and wants each one to enjoy their marketing experience—results, beautiful work, creative concepts, exceptional branding, smart solutions.
out from the crowd and design a growth strategy to increase business and awareness. His motto is to teach business owners to have a “quiet elevated life”
(QEL). His love for business and extensive multi-media experience has made him a maestro of digital media and an accomplished, focused, and adaptable sales and revenue generation leader. Troy delivers expertise to solve problems and implement solutions.
Her holistic approach begins with a client Brand Briefing that covers every aspect of their business, their personal perspective, and their target audience. She transforms her findings, facts, and research into a comprehensive brand package exclusively crafted for each client. Barbara’s passion shines during the reveal, when she brings a brand to life. From the brand position to every brand tool, logo, pattern, or illustration, each piece is visually stunning and effectively communicates and reflects the client’s business. Her attention to detail and high-level design make each brand element a paragon that helps transcend a business to the next level and adds value to the business’s bottom line.
In practice for the past 17 years, Molly works with a wide variety of clients in verticals such as e-commerce, marketing, hospitality, real estate, healthcare, and technology. She is a sought after “fixer” for VC and PE groups who need help with the leadership teams within their investment portfolios. In addition to co-authoring “From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office” (a book about integrating proven mindfulness techniques into management practices), she has been an invited faculty member at Dominican University in Illinois. Prior to the advent of the “Plague Year” of 2020, Molly was a frequent workshop leader and public speaker. Clients and audiences have described her work as “transformative,” “captivating,” and “wildly effective.” Her goal is to continue to live up to the high standards of her corporate and individual clients.
alliance with Digital Tulip in 2020 as a traditional media partner.
Chuck has always earned a great deal of satisfaction in helping people reach their goals and dreams.
Whether in a business setting, in the classroom or on the baseball diamond, his focus is helping build
winning cultures and teams living his mantra, ‘you can get everything in life you want as long as you help
enough other people get what they want.’
Chuck's media, teaching, and coaching experience have taken him from the team that made Metro
Piston a household name to General Manager of the acquisition from Auto Trader and autotrader.com.
He served as the General Manager of a cable advertising sales business that saw 4 mergers and
acquisitions over 10 years with Insight Media Advertising. Mr. Crawford has also taught upper-level
Integrated Strategic Communications, Marketing and Marketing Management at the University of
Kentucky since 2003 as well as graduate-level courses at Brescia University online since 2018.
Chuck brings knowledge of traditional media advertising, marketing and production to Digital Tulip’s
expertise, creating a strong alliance and the opportunity for sustained growth with limitless possibilities.
Lee has over 22 years of experience working within higher ed communications serving as VP of Sales at DC for twelve years and Director of Marketing at Samford University for several years. This experience combined with relentless research and a desire to learn have served his clients well; University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Pfeiffer University, Carroll College, Lewis University and countless others have reaped the benefit of his expertise.
We're also pretty sure that Lee has found a way to clone himself. It's not possible for one person to do as much as he does each day: faithful leader at 5°, father of three (grandfather of one), husband (of one), avid blog reader, social networking aficionado, daily KSR and Bruce Springsteen listener, UK fan, and always there any time you need him. He's got to be delegating some of that stuff to Lee 2.0.
Clients that have benefited from Mike's ability to understand and bring to the surface their distinctives include Carson-Newman University, Columbia Seminary, Campbellsville University, LeTourneau University, Messiah University, Gateway Seminary, Point University, and literally hundreds more. Besides client work, he makes sure the 5° team stays synced up with our own mission and values.
Mike has many passions. Fly fishing, fly tying, painting (mostly fly-fishing scenes), taking his kids fly fishing... you get the picture. He is a soccer fanatic and has more jerseys in his closet than most people have socks in their sock drawers. He's a passionate gardener, outdoorsman, and an avid Wendell Berry reader. Food might be the biggest rival for his attention if not his affection. Seriously, try getting anything out of him during a lunch meeting while food is on the table—good luck.