About Us
At Paradise We Believe
in The Power of +.

We are business growth strategists on a mission
to drive brands and build bottom lines.

We drive growth through
the following capabilities

Strategy & Insights
  • Analytics & Insight
  • Brand Strategy¬†&¬†Positioning
  • Communication Planning
  • Integrated Planning
  • Research
Creative & Design
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Brand Identity
  • Campaign Development
  • Content Creation
  • In-house Video & Photography
  • Website & App Development
Channel Delivery
  • Experiential Marketing and Activations
  • Marketing Technology
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Media Strategy
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing: Organic & Paid
  • Social Strategy

Our category experience brings
those capabilities to life

  • Air Travel
  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Hospitality
  • Medical Equipment
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Online Services
  • Sports
  • Sports Tourism
  • Travel & Tourism

Recognition

2 decades of award-winning work. 384 and counting.

The People Behind the +

Barbara Karasek CEO

Barbara Karasek
CEO & Co-Owner

Tony Karasek - President / Co-Owner

Tony Karasek
President & Co-Owner

Tom Merrick - Chief Creative Officer

Tom Merrick
Chief Creative Officer

Kent Ligget
Chief Financial Officer

Rudy Webb - SVP, Client Partnerships

Rudy Webb
SVP, Client Services

Glenn Bowman - VP, Creative Director

Glenn Bowman
VP & Creative Director

Kristen Murphy - VP, Account Services

Kristen Murphy
VP, Account Services

Tara Tufo - Senior Group Director, PR

Tara Tufo
Sr. Group Director
of Corporate Communications

Cyndy Murrieta - Director, Integrated Media

Cyndy Murrieta
Director, Integrated Media

Our Client Partners

Paradise team members have worked for and with some of the biggest brands in the world. Learn More.

  • AD1 Global
  • Eureka Springs CVB
  • Global Polo TV
  • International Polo Club
  • JW Marco Island Beach Resort
  • Kahwa Coffee
  • LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
  • Little Rock CVB
  • Macon CVB
  • Marriott Water Street Tampa
  • McKibbon Hospitality
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
  • Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades
  • Ocala / Marion County VCB
  • Orlando North, Seminole County CVB
  • Orlando Regional REALTOR Association
  • Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
    of Tampa Bay
  • Santa Rosa County CVB
  • Solar Source
  • St. Pete Pier
  • Tampa Bay Watch
  • The Lodge & Club
  • The Sports Agency
  • USPA / Global Polo Entertainment
  • Visit Savannah
  • Visit Vero Beach
  • ZooTampa