About Us

What We Do

Stingray Branding is a full service marketing and branding company, providing all of your internet marketing needswebsite designgraphic design, copy writing, web hosting, advertising, logo design, event marketing, social mediasearch engine optimizationmobile apps, and much more—all, with your company’s goals and budget in mind. We are dedicated to ensuring your business growth through the power of internet marketing.

We measure our success with our clients’ success. We are proud to be able to tell future clients that through our marketing assistance their business grew exponentially. We strive to deliver a high level of quality in everything we do. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your company, dream, or hobby come to life and grow.

Why We Do It

Stingray Branding of Charleston, SC was established to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses who want high quality internet marketing at a reasonable price. We have since grown to accommodate all size businesses, including international clients as well as personal sites. Our firm commitment to professionalism and ethical values means that we treat each and every client fairly, with dedication to the highest possible quality work.

Your success comes first!

Stingray Branding combines over 20 years of experience managing the development of results-driven websites, corporate branding, and internet marketing. Founded by the passion-driven Alan Thompson and creative mastermind Sarah Bendorf, Stingray Branding has the magic mix of skills, talent and experience that makes your website compelling and effective, keeping your costs affordable and your site on schedule. Your success is our success!

Our Team

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Alan Thompson

CEO & Marketing Ninja

Alan Thompson got into marketing for the same reason you are looking to hire us. He had to market and didn’t know how. Several years, a college education, and thousands of hours of experience later, a Marketing Guru has been developed. Why is Stingray effective for you? Because we remember where we came from and have a passion for seeing others’ succeed.Outside of marketing and networking, you’ll typically find Alan spending time with his kids and family, at a Gators game, or on a surfboard.

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Sarah Bendorf

Chief Creative Officer

Sarah, a farm girl from South Dakota, moved to Seattle to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and double majored in Fine Art and Graphic Design. After Graduating in the fall of 2010, she slowly worked her way across the country and fell in love with Charleston, South Carolina. She has in depth experience in marketing, branding, and web development. Her skills as a graphic designer compliment her ability as a programmer as she is able to keep the need for aesthetics as high as the need for functionality of a web site. In her free time, you might find Sarah at the beach with her dogs Chloe and Raleigh, doing various DIY projects, or enjoying everything Charleston has to offer.

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Ashley Oxford

Web Wizard

Ashley Oxford was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Charleston for college. She graduated with a degree in accounting from the College of Charleston. Ashley then began working for a retail store managing its online shopping presence. She monitored and updated the company’s website and online shopping cart as well as creating shopping sites on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Shopatron. Ashley also has extensive experience with social media marketing and search engine optimization. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling and going on great adventures! Ashley lives in Summerville with her husband and their two dogs and two cats.

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Jennifer Thompson

Executive Director

Jen is a proud Charleston native, with a long background in insurance she offers great customer service and phenomenal project management. She has brought her talents to the Stingray team to help our clients get started with our team quickly. Her expertise helps improve client and employee satisfaction. From being a welcoming voice on the phone to helping you navigate the waters of your new marketing, Jennifer looks forward to communicating with you on your new future with our team.

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Adam Doane

Client Success Director

Adam Doane was born and raised in Columbus OH, after leaving the Buckeye state to pursue a career in the Distribution Industry. After eleven years of direct sales, Adam made a change into the Financial world where he excelled at Networking and Customer Service with many local clients in the Charleston SC area. By finding his passion with talking to everyone in the city, Adam moved over to Stingray Branding to devote the enhanced Customer Service and Product efficiency that many of the Stingray clients have been able to receive.

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Taylor Gass

Creative Maven

Taylor Gass is a Georgia native with a big love for design, and an even bigger love for people. After graduating from college with a degree in Graphic and Print Design, Taylor left Augusta for the coasts of Charleston, South Carolina in hopes of finding lasting connections while she hustled and created beautiful things. Her aesthetic for design stems from wanting others to not only love what they see, but also remember it. With an eye for fonts and color combinations, Taylor finds joy in designing endless items from wedding invitations to business cards. In her free time since returning to the peach state, you can find her laying in a hammock reading a good book, traveling to new cities, or cultivating relationships with friends over a glass of iced coffee.