Fort Myers, FL: AAF-SWFL Past President, Past AAF District 4 Governor, and AAF Silver Medalist Wendy Payton announced a new partnership today along with a rebrand and expansion of her agency. The owner of Payton Brands since 2019 welcomed two-time AAF-SWFL Past President, and AAF District 4 Committee Chair, Tim Hennessy as a partner of the new Rivet Brands. Payton also brings on award-winning designer and newest AAF-SWFL member Kellie Bambach as Creative Director. 

“For those in AAF circles, this didn’t come as much of a surprise. We work very well together and complement each other’s strengths. The addition of Kellie to the team makes us unstoppable for our clients.” says Tim Hennessy, Vice President, Growth & Innovation at Rivet Brands.

The pair came together in April of 2019 to reactivate the American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter after a seven-year hiatus. Tim served as President and Wendy as Immediate Past President, worked tirelessly to promote and revive this storied chapter. In less than six months, the new AAF-SWFL had become the largest chapter in the Fourth District and placed nationally in the AAF Club Achievement competition in the first two years after reactivating as well as bringing back the American Advertising Awards to Southwest Florida. 

About Rivet Brands: Payton Brands, now Rivet Brands has been serving clients as a full-service advertising and branding agency based in Southwest Florida since 2019. We believe that connections are the key to success and drive business. Rivet connects people to brands in a secure and personal way. We intuitively adopt a client’s brand and business situation as our own cause so we can intrinsically connect you to your audience.

About Kellie Bambach: Kellie Bambach is a multi-faceted, award-winning designer. She has more than 20 years in graphic design and art direction working with agencies and boutique design studios around the world. She has a national chain and large entertainment company experience and for the last 11 years was the owner of her own design company. Kellie and Wendy have worked together for more than 20 years on countless projects. Welcome, Kellie to the AAF-SWFL family.

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