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

Alan Thompson

CEO & Marketing Guru

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.


Sarah Bendorf

COO & Design Debonair

Sarah was born and raised in South Dakota, then moved to Seattle to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and double major 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, or doing various DIY projects on her first home that she is slowly renovating.


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.

Lisa Abramowitz

Director of First Impressions

Lisa has always been known as tenacious, efficient, and a strategic planner. For every position held, from retail to administration, she was quickly promoted and tasked with providing structure to streamline procedures. She successfully managed the offices of C-Suite executives, with a strong suit in coordination, and communications. In 2002, after graduating from the Virtual Training Program and Small Business Course at AssistU, Lisa launched an online virtual assistant business. Lisa enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs while utilizing her strengths. In her free time you’ll find Lisa repurposing and building handcrafted items, and incorporating eco-friendly practices into her life.

Alison Hamm

Chief Copy Maven

Alison was born and raised in the Columbia, South Carolina area. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Arts in 2013 from the University of South Carolina. While there she majored in Media Arts, with a Minor in Asian Studies.  She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and made the Dean’s and President’s Lists. She went on to pursue her Master’s Degree at the University of South Carolina where she focused her graduate work on Screenwriting and Qualitative Research. She finished her graduate degree in 2015. Since then she has been improving her writing and copy editing skills before finding a place with Stingray. In her free time she enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family and three cats.

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