History

Blair Marketing was founded in 1984 by Bob Blair of Lenoir, North Carolina.

Bob earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees (from University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, respectively). He held management-level positions with Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing and retail settings.

Bob came to Lynchburg in 1976 with the task of establishing the City’s cable television system. After a very successful system launch, Bob worked for two different ad/PR firms prior to forming his own marketing agency.

Bob had a vision to build a company that was not only based on sound marketing communication principles, but offered new media solutions via the internet, database-driven websites, and online streaming video. With the addition of Kip Smith to the team in the 1980’s, and Josh Quintero in the 1990’s, Blair Marketing has become the multi-faceted agency that it is today.

In 2012, Kip Smith became owner of Blair Marketing and continues to oversee a company that strategizes and produces all types of marketing communications materials that meet client objectives.