We've built quite a reputation
AHB is led by three renowned advertising, marketing, and public relations professionals, each considered one of the best in the business. Every account at AHB is managed by one of our senior partners and backed by a support staff comprised of the top research, creative, PR, and production talent in the Southwest. Smart. Experienced. Agile. Meet our talented team and see what some of our clients have to say about them.
Production Manager & Media Buyer
Melissa “Missy” Hodges
Corporate Communications Manager
Public Relations Manager
We engaged Anderson Hanson Blanton in 2016 to help us market and advertise our first major master plan community, Mustang Lakes. Although AHB is a premier marketing firm in the DFW market and beyond we had not worked with them directly, but as a former professional consultant, I have been thoroughly impressed with Debbie’s professionalism and work ethic. Simply put, she and her team know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. She truly knows what it means to be a full-service consultant – bringing energy, creativity, and experience into every situation.
I enjoy working with her because I know everything is headed in the right direction without being asked to do so. She and the entire AHB team are well-connected in the marketplace and do a fantastic job of helping us navigate the marketing and advertising landscape.
In all, Debbie and Anderson Hanson Blanton are invaluable assets to our overall team and I would highly recommend their services to anyone. Mustang Lakes has been a fabulous success and we are already working with them on a number of new communities and hopefully will be well into the future.
I have been working closely with Anderson, Hanson and Blanton for over 25 years on numerous real estate projects. Jody Hanson and her team have become an integral part of our company. Our current collaboration with them is Whisper Valley, located in Austin, Texas. It is a unique 2,000-acre community that introduced zero energy capable homes to consumers who are buying homes from the $200s to the $400s. We will have over 7,500 homes, 2 million square feet of services and 700 acres of open space. It is the first large scale community of its kind in the US to offer zero energy capable homes using geothermal technology that are connected to ground source heat pumps and solar PV systems. In addition, the community was the first in Austin to offer super-fast Google 1 GB internet service and organic farms that harvest and deliver food to the doorstep of our residents. There is so much that is new, different and cutting edge about this community. The uniqueness also presented a major marketing challenge in messaging to the public.
Jody and Kelly Hanson, and their remarkable team not only rose to the challenge, but they took our concepts to new heights. They integrated a very sophisticated promotion program that included all aspects of communications. They understood the power of the internet and social media. Everything from websites, to Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, and videos were harmoniously engaging our customers. They organized traditional tools like collateral material, signs, billboards and graphics. They created an amazing marketing center that we call our Discovery Center. It is an award-winning, “one of a kind” facility that communicates our message in an easy to digest way using full wall animated graphics and storyboards. We have numerous electronic storyboards. They orchestrated PR and media campaigns using radio and TV, Realtor Events, Grand Openings, and media events. In short, they have been our voice. Following the expert input, we have won numerous awards on a local and national level. We could not achieve the success we have without them. They are one of our finest business partners and clear industry leaders.
Ana and AHB have worked hand-in-hand with Hillwood Communities for over 25 years, from our early Park Glen days to the introduction of Harvest and Union Park, Ana managed and launched over 12 communities for Hillwood. Ana provided the strategic marketing leadership that we needed during our growth. AHB’s attention to detail and service has always been first class! Ana and her team became an extension of our marketing department and over the years we have developed a solid foundation as industry colleagues.
I have worked with numerous marketing companies and representatives over the years and Savannah Carter is one of the best in the industry. She knows what you need before you need it and gets things done quickly and efficiently. Her work ethic and professionalism is something anyone looks for in a marketing professional. We have collaborated on several projects together and the results have been fantastic. I’m very fortunate to work with her and to have her on my team and thus it has benefited us in our developments and with our builder partners. Bottom line: She’s awesome!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Liz for over a decade. Her level of professionalism, organization, and attention to detail is unmatched & has attributed to her high level of success.
She’s able to handle any size project and operates flawlessly under any circumstance or timeline. Her ability to build relationships with her partners and vendors yields an outstanding result for her clients. She’s a legend in the industry.
At Matthews Southwest, we feel so fortunate to have Kelly as part of our team. She is always professional, reliable, creative and resourceful. I LOVE that I never have to follow up to see if something is done, I know she’s on top of it. It’s truly a relationship of collaboration and trust. And having worked with Kelly for over six years, I personally feel blessed to be not only her client but to also call her a friend.
Jennifer is one of our longest standing partners, that is due to her professionalism and honest desire to put her clients best interest at the forefront of every decision she makes.
Jennifer’s instinct for her craft not only makes her a pleasure to work with, but she brings out the best in our entire team because she’s always looking for better ways to take care of her clients, more angles to advance their goals, and challenges us to stay one step ahead of trends. When you enjoy whom you work with you enjoy your work, and ultimately the client wins; my entire team loves working with Jennifer.
Missy is more than a consultant, she is a cherished member of our team. She’s a consummate professional with incredible emotional intelligence who is also one of the genuinely kindest women I know. She is conscientious and thoughtful in her consultative advice, taking into consideration market trends, budgetary restrictions, and the unique culture and mission of our company.
She is dependable, reliable and consistent. She is clever and innovative and skilled at helping decision makers feel comfortable with taking calculated risks that result in increases in sales, reach, or relevance in an ever-changing digital landscape.
Her advisement of our company’s digital marketing strategy has resulted in expanded reach, an increase in brand awareness, and an increase in home sales in each of our communities each year since she partnered with us.
She’s one of the hardest working people I know, in addition to being a loving and involved mother to two sons. Missy is a rare kind of colleague: one who is both a professional and personal asset. She has personally encouraged and advised me countless times, and I highly value her perspective due to her expertise and thorough understanding of the many different facets of digital marketing.
As our consultant partner, she listens to and helps define our company’s marketing goals, then strategizes and streamlines various implementations to consistently exceed expectations.
Missy is a highly valued asset to whom our company owes a great deal of credit for the success we’ve seen in digital advertising.
Denise is amazing! She always provides excellent advice and direction to ensure our communities have the best marketing and branding exposure. She takes ownership of her projects and has repeatedly gone above and beyond making sure all events, grand openings and initiatives are successful. I can’t say enough how wonderful it is to work with such a professional.
Liz has been writing on our social media and advertorials for the past year, and she writes with a very concise, professional tone that fits the audience. After quickly getting to understand our brand and communities, she was able to deliver the stories without the need for more than 1 edit and many times just small price or address adjustments. She is always in a good mood and very easy to work with.
The ultimate professional, Q successfully keeps an office that never stops fully functioning and operating smoothly. She is kind, she is thoughtful, she is respectful, she is knowledgeable, and motivated to support the success of AHB. In addition, to keeping the office organized, she is vital in the facilitation of the monthly AP and billing process. She is an integral part of a very specialized team.