Push was founded in Orlando Florida 1996 on a dark and stormy Halloween night.


Not too big, not too small. Designed to manage large AORs or smaller projects effectively while maintaining a highly personal touch.


Pushing creativity has always been in our DNA and we've got some hardware to prove it.


At Push, we provide 8 Core services essential for any modern brand to thrive.


At Push, knowing your business is our business.


Over the years, we've been proud to partner with incredible brands, helping them reach their full potential.

Qualitative Research

Quantitative Research

Ethnographic Studies

Competitive Research

Secondary Research

SWOT Analysis

Business Offering

Brand Mission/Vision/Values

Audience Personas

Brand Filters

Brand Positioning Map

Brand What/How/Why

Site UI, Design and Builds

Web Application Design and Builds

Search Engine Optimization

CRM Automation Development

Landing Page Development

Email Design & Development

Campaign Strategy & Planning

Search Engine Marketing

Display/Programmatic Advertising

Social Media Advertising

Traditional Media

Campaign Performance Analysis

Cross-Channel Campaigns

Direct Marketing

In-Store/Retail Messaging


Grassroots/Guerrilla Marketing

Internal Communications



Still Photography


Production Planning and Oversight

Talent/Usage/Rights Management

Strategic Planning

Content Creation/Shoots

Community Management

Influencer Campaigns & Sourcing

Paid Advertising/Lead Generation

Reporting and Analysis

Brand Guidelines/Style Guide

Voice & Tone

Brand Personality

Spatial Design

Branded Materials

Photography Style

Melissa Dimayuga
Director of Account Service

As our Director of Account Service, Melissa brings an incredible amount of passion and commitment to all of our clients. Sought out for her strategy and business knowledge, she has spent the last 15 years guiding and directing a number of clients at the local, regional and national levels, including AT&T, REI, Olive Garden and Cinnabon. She communicates effectively and seamlessly, while recognizing which team members will deliver the best work for our clients. Her calm and mature approach to solving our client’s most important needs means she is a key member of any relationship and she is a member of many of their marketing executive team meetings.

John Ludwig
Founder & CEO

As the founder and CEO of Push, John’s best days are spent working on driving the agency’s culture forward. For the agency’s clients, his best days are spent working on and delivering sound, business-driven strategies that meet and exceed their critical KPIs. John has worked on countless local, regional, national and international clients including AT&T, The Walt Disney Companies, Sonny’s BBQ, Smalls Sliders, Corkcicle and Yard House. This experience led him to define the agency’s focus on restaurant, retail, travel and tourism, healthcare and real estate brands, recognizing that the agency’s true strengths live in delivering truly amazing brands that create equally amazing experiences.

Laura Dagner
Director of Production & Project Management

A member of the Push team for over 16 years, Laura is both its biggest cheerleader as well as its cultural confidant. As Director of Production she oversees our clients’ largest and most important projects, ensuring they meet both the brand and its customers’ expectations. She also oversees all project management team members, making sure that all projects are on time and on budget and that quality control is always first and foremost. Laura’s experience runs the gamut, from overseeing the inside graphic and story build out of a 350,000 square foot food bank to overseeing installs of clutter packages and merchandising components at hundreds of restaurant and retail stores.

Mark Unger
Partner & Chief Creative Officer

As partner and Chief Creative Officer at Push, Mark is an amazing creative leader as well as an incredible business advisor. He is sought out by leaders in the restaurant and retail space for his deep knowledge of what makes today’s modern branding and marketing practices effective. He is an avid student, as well as an inspiring teacher of the most current trends, ideas and emerging work. His work for Olive Garden, Corkcicle, Cinnabon and Smalls Sliders keeps these and other brands at the top of their category. Mark’s innate ability to turn strategy into actionable ideas and execution ensures that the brands he works on constantly stay relevant and in demand for even the most discerning of customers.

Carly Laskey
Director of Integrated Media

As our Director of Integrated Media, Carly leads a team of media professionals who are experts in building multi-channel strategies for our clients. Her immersion into deep analytics coupled with her ability to pivot pacing and placement have endeared her to our clients who rely on her expertise to maximize their visibility, reach and reputation. Working across an ever-evolving media landscape with clients ranging from Smalls Sliders, McAllister’s Deli, Cinnabon and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Carly is nimble, adaptive and constantly dedicated to making sure great work is seen and heard. From new store openings across the country to outdoor boards in Time’s Square, Carly ensures the right work is seen at the right time by the right people.

Kevin Harrell
Creative Director

With either 10 or 20 years at Push, depending on who’s telling the story, Kevin has been a critical member of the creative success the agency has seen at the awards shows as well as in client boardrooms. As Creative Director and lead copywriter, Kevin’s ability to tell the story of a brand across every platform has enabled him to find a seat at the table, whether developing brand positioning for a complete rebrand or intrusive and impactful campaigns for such clients as Sonny’s BBQ, Corkcicle, Valencia College and Winn-Dixie. As a frequent lecturer and judge for portfolio reviews for local and state colleges and universities, Kevin is on a mission to continue growing the Push legacy of developing amazing work.


Having been in business for over 25 years, we have developed strong relationships with many of the world’s best-known brands—and launched some of its most innovative.

CinnabonDisneyOlive Garden Italian KitchenCorkcicleAuntie Anne'sPublixVisit OrlandoBuffalo Wild Wings



Paris Baguette

Sonny's BBQ

Olive Garden

Smalls Sliders




Rip-It Sports

Zend Coffee

Panama Jack


Visit Orlando

Cultural Council of Palm Beach

Walt Disney World

Experience Kissimmee

Kennedy Space Center

Professional Services

Orkin Pest Control


Airport Bags

Heron Home & Outdoor

FPL Energy Services

Higher Education

Valencia College

Boise State University

Dallas College

Wright State University

University of Toledo

Arts & Culture

Holocaust Museum

Atlanta Food Bank

Give Kids the World

Runway to Hope

The Bob Hope Legacy


UF Health

Orlando Health

Solantic Urgent Care

Winnie Palmer Hospital

Arnold Palmer Hospital

Real Estate

Albany Bahamas

The Villages

Lake Nona

Lakewood Ranch

The Village Dallas

Sports & Enterainment

Arnold Palmer Invitational

McGladrey Classic

United World Soccer

West Indies Cricket




Paperless Menu

Disney Interactive Media




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Our purpose is simple: give amazing minds a place to do amazing work.