Living the Dream
A Third Generation Family-Owned Agency
Years ago, an ambitious young man had a vision to create measurable results for all of his clIents, a strategy that has served his company well. Starting with a one-color printing press in his father’s garage, John Manlove set out on a journey to create one of the largest, most award winning agencies in the Houston area.
The experience of building a business from the ground up and helping many companies build theirs, has left a permanent value system within John Manlove Marketing & Communications. Values that include: give the client more than they expect, create campaigns based on proven fundamentals, and build the company on lasting relationships.
John Manlove Marketing & Communications is a company with decades of experience and the kind of knowledge you want on your team. Whether B2B or B2C we have improved the effectiveness of every campaign we have been involved with. John Manlove Marketing & Communications is a company that has a history of creating results.
John Manlove, 62 years old, was raised in the advertising industry. He has built his business from a one-car garage into one of the largest most successful marketing and communication firms in the Houston area. Started in 1961 his agency is the oldest and one of the most respected firms in the Houston area. John also built and sold two companies, a printing company and ChurchMarketing.com. John Manlove also created two startup companies, ITZ Floral in 2006 which imported pre-packaged flowers direct from Guatemala to Houston and a specialty coffee company started in 2012.
Gina joined the agency in 1997 and leads the day-to-day activities of the agency as well as managing her own client base. She has been the lead senior account manager for Shell managing all aspects of the account for nine years, planned strategy and media placement for the Grand Opening of HCA Heart Hospital, managed all aspects of producing three hard bound books – projects total $450k and other clients. The Woodlands CVB was recipient of her management skills and for seven years she successfully planned the marketing budget, creative, events while exceeding goals year after year. She is currently the senior account manager for Toll Brothers first master planned community in the country, Woodson’s Reserve. She has just completed the 2016 Strategic plan – complete with budget/media allocations, Grand Opening, 24 events and a Realtor program launch.
Leah Manlove Howard
With over a decade of experience in the marketing and advertising field, Leah has learned the value of effective communications. She graduated from Baylor University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. As principal of JMMC, she takes an executive leadership role on all major accounts. She currently spearheads the creative and strategic marketing strategy for local, regional, and international clients which have developed into influential campaigns. Years in this business have garnered her strong relationships with media partners and industry professionals. While working at JMMC, she started and ran an international flower business for 3 years and became an instrumental player in launching Regional Vue Point, a regional magazine that provided an in-depth look at leadership, lifestyle, and commerce in the Bay Area. She serves as Program Chair for the American Advertising Federation – Houston and serves her local community.
Michelle C. Hundley
Michelle Hundley is Principal at John Manlove Marketing and Communications. Prior to her role at JMMC, she was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stratus Public Relations, LLC, a multi-faceted Public Relations firm representing clients of various sizes and industries in domestic and international business development, communications, media relations, government relations, community engagement, and event planning.
Ms. Hundley also serves as Founder & President of The Influential Circle, a 501(c)6 business networking community for women committed to maximizing their potential by driving business, fostering leadership, enhancing abilities, and championing the success of women in the workplace.
Ms. Hundley most recently served as International Trade and Economic Development Advisor to former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and current Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo. Prior to those roles, Ms. Hundley serves as Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Public Affairs for Economic Alliance – Houston Port Region, an economic development corporation located along the Houston Ship Channel. She also served as the Director of Community Relations for the Port of Houston Authority and Regional Manager of Government and Community Relations for Air Products and Chemicals. Her previous professional experiences also include acting as Legislative Aide to a TX State Representative and practicing law as an Associate District Attorney in El Paso, TX.
A graduate of the University of Texas-El Paso, Ms. Hundley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and psychology, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University.
Ms. Hundley serves on the Board of Directors for Baker Ripley, and in 2014, was recognized by The National Women’s Council as one of the Top 25 Business Women in Houston.
Manlove has scoured the best coffee shops in the world to find the most creative and dedicated marketing experts in the world. From the Champs Elysées of Paris, to the Salsa music capital of the world Cali, Colombia, to the streets of Houston we have built a remarkable team of branding professionals.
Our international staff creates unforgettable campaigns that generate results, garnish awards, and build awareness for a diverse group of clients. To know our team is to know the best in the industry.