By the Sea Communications is led by founder and CEO Gaby Adam. If the need arises, we call upon a vast network of trusted professionals in the areas of graphic design, web development and SEO. We also bring a communications intern onboard periodically, and have additional marketing experts to call upon when the workload expands.
Gaby has been leading her own marketing and communications firm since 2004 ― with the exception of an 18-month stint as a senior vice president at OnPR starting in 2007. While running her own firm she has worked with Holland America Line, Seabourn, Marine Conservation Institute, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Keiretsu Forum Northwest and many interesting technology start-ups, including two in the robotics space right now.
From 1997 to 2004, she was a senior vice president at the 175-person Seattle office of DDB Worldwide Communications, part of the Omnicom Group, one of the largest and most renowned marketing agency networks in the world with more than $15 billion in revenues. In her seven years at the integrated marketing firm, she was director of the agency’s technology practice and provided strategic marketing and communications counsel to companies such as RealNetworks, aQuantive (sold to Microsoft for $6 billion) and Seagate Software, among many others.
Prior to joining DDB, Gaby was an account supervisor at Waggener Edstrom, one of the nation’s largest and most-respected technology PR firms, and worked on the Microsoft business full-time for seven years. In that role, she managed PR for a wide variety of Microsoft products and initiatives in the Desktop Applications Division, the Consumer Division and the Internet Platform and Tools Division.
Gaby, who has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington, has led agency teams of more than a dozen people and managed marketing communications budgets of more than two million dollars. She has been studying environmental sustainability for several years and recently volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium for eight months.
When she’s not working, Gaby likes to travel to the far ends of the earth to explore different cultures, coral reefs, tropical beaches, jungles and ancient temples. She also likes to ski down increasingly scary mountain slopes, sail on the Puget Sound and look for big fish while scuba diving in the tropics.
Below are trusted partners that we often collaborate with on projects.
Dan Byrd, Web Developer
Dan Byrd is an excellent and responsive web developer who always ensures a strong long-term website infrastructure for his clients. He has more than 20 years experience and we have partnered on several client projects over the last eight years.
Rochelle Puccia, Graphic Designer
Rochelle Puccia provides her stellar design expertise on everything from branding and logos to websites, brochures and tradeshow displays. She lives in the Los Angeles area and has more than a decade of design experience, specializing in tech start ups. We have partnered with her on projects for a handful of clients this past year alone.
Adrienne Voermans, Digital Marketing
Adrienne Voermans helps companies with their digital roadmap. Her expertise is in online advertising, testing and using data to inform strategy and tactics. She brings over 15 years of online marketing expertise from her work at Blue Nile, Avenue A and other digital-first companies.