Nieto Marketing and our core team of creative and technical experts offer branding, strategy and communication know-how for your growing business.

About Us

Nieto Marketing opened in 2013 with a foundation of more than 20 years in corporate technology and marketing — in businesses across markets — from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

The belief that we should work with only skilled people we value and trust is what the core team of experts was built upon. Combine that with a solid and reliable talent deck of creative and technical professionals (real Rock Stars in their respective fields), Nieto Marketing has the power of any large agency, but retains the personal and flexible attributes of a one-man band.

Meet The Team

Melea Nieto

Founder and CEO

I received my degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Houston, and spent the next 30 years planning, developing and implementing strategic marking and technology solutions.

I lead our company’s business development activities, but I also engage in every one of our client’s projects; from oversight and management to performing specific tasks and detailed work.

My E-Colors are yellow/blue.
I’m a socializer/relater. 

My favorite quote for business…

“I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow.”  — Woodrow Wilson.  I believe that success comes from collectively utilizing the knowledge and experience I have, that of my team and that of the customer.

What I love about my job…

I enjoy the diversity of the industries we serve. It’s fun to be exposed to new customers and markets. I challenge our team to be simultaneously prudent, systematic and creative when we come up with solutions for our customers. The best reward is seeing our new clients become
long-term partners. That means we’ve done a great job!

Jennifer Haydon

Creative Director

I’m a seasoned graphic designer with 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry. I earned my bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The Art Institute.

Creative thinking and successful project outcome is key for me. As the lead of our creative team, I take on the responsibility for visually building, enhancing and protecting our client’s brand.

My E-Colors are blue/green.
I’m a relater/thinker.

Where do I find my passion for design…

I enjoy brainstorming new ideas and bringing my own design prospective and industry knowledge to the table. It’s exciting to take on the challenge of creating innovative designs. And through this process, I get to help our client reach their marketing goals. Wow, I love what I do!

The best career advice I ever got…

“Always be willing to learn new things.” This is especially true in today’s market when it comes to advancing technology, new software and online/digital trends. The goal here is to not only know about them, but also know how to effectively use these tools for success.

Brenda Smith

Integration Manager

I have more than 20 years of experience supporting companies in the manufacturing, retail, and energy business. I lead our company’s integration and support initiatives, which touch on every client in every facet of their businesses.  While much of what I tend to is detailed in nature, I also keep an eye the big picture, thus enabling me to help our company and our clients manage their marketing initiatives more efficiently.

My E-Colors are yellow/red.
I’m a socializer/doer.

My business mantra…

Work hard, know your customers, believe in your business and yourself.  I think this is the ultimate trifecta in creating lasting success for myself, my company, and our customers.

I am most fulfilled in my work when…

I am left with a feeling of accomplishment at the day’s end –  not only checking off items on my to-do list, but more so, when my work leaves a positive impact on our company or out clients.

Luke Butler

Photography / Videography Manager

I have had a lifelong passion for videography and photography. I received my degree in Media Production from the University of Houston and am lucky to be able to have turned my passion into a career.

I thrive in environments where I can capture images and turn them into cohesive storytelling to elevate one-off events or entire brands.

My E-Colors are red/yellow.
I’m a doer/socializer.

What makes me passionate about visual media?

I love capturing emotion in a moment that can last someone a lifetime. It always makes me smile when I can create a video that puts a smile on theirs.

Why are videos and photos important?

When displaying a brand or company, identity is essential. In today’s social media and internet usage, the ability to tell your story through visuals elevates the value and importance to the customer or member consuming it.