The name Third Street is as much a journey as a destination.

It represents the path best taken.

Most brands travel the main street,
with predictable results.

Others take a side street,
with limited upside.

We believe there is a Third Street; a place that brings together the best of both; a unique path that commands attention and discovers emerging revenue.

A brand can be BIG and still be special.

A brand can be small and still be impactful.

Who Are We?

Sean Smith


David T. Jones

Chief Creative Officer

Phil Robinson

VP Digital

Stephanie Timmons

Digital Attention Manager

Amy Helin

As a precursor to the launch of Third Street, Sean enjoyed a twenty-year career in sales, marketing, and event management. Called a "Guru" by The Chicago Sun-Times (and much worse behind his back), he got his start as an on-air personality at WRRM-FM in Cincinnati. He was most recently the Director of Marketing and Non-Traditional Revenue at CBS Radio's WXRT-FM, Chicago, among the most successful and respected brands in all of media.

Under Sean's leadership, WXRT created the single largest non-traditional radio revenue department in the country, an enterprise responsible for tens of millions of dollars in new revenue. He is the creator of high-profile promotional and advertising campaigns, signature large-scale events, and award-winning multi-media marketing programs. Sean and his work have been featured in TV, radio, and print outlets, both locally and nationally.

Sean's professional focus and drive is ensuring that all who partner with Third Street enjoy success because of it.

In preparation for this role, David served as a Creative Director for 15 years at Foote, Cone and Belding, Chicago, most recently as its Executive Creative Director of Emerging Platforms.

David has created advertising campaigns across all mediums for Coors, Kraft, Gatorade, Boeing, Circuit City, KFC, Discover Card and Hilton. David's creative output ranged from million dollar Superbowl spots to shoestring budget ads shot in the basement of the agency - and he took great pride in both. These efforts have resulted in numerous awards, including Art Director's Club, Addys, Effies and a prestigious Webby award in 2007. He's been featured in Communication Arts, D&AD, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. In addition to creating advertising, David has contributed to new business wins totaling over one billion dollars.

David is also the writer, creator of "Ad Land", his advertising-centric cartoon that has been hailed as a "must read" and "screamingly funny" by both himself and some of advertising's biggest players. After appearing in Adweek magazine for 5 years, Ad Land made the digital jump to Yahoo! in 2011.

Phil Robinson is Third Street's VP of Digital.

In this role, Phil is responsible for oversight of Third Street's collaborations with clients and business partners related to all things social media, emerging platforms, and web-based initiatives.

Third Street believes that b-to-c and b-to-b communications perform at their best when they foster irrational loyalty from the desired target market.  Phil's subject matter expertise and proven track record of success in guiding new media programs to successful outcomes ensures that Third Street's clients remain on the cutting edge of emerging platforms.

Phil is a graduate of Indiana University, and resides in Indianapolis.  He is also, inexplicably, a 49ers fan.

Marketing, design and social media expertise are just a few disciplines Stephanie Timmons uses to bolster the presence of brands with whom Third Street collaborates - as well as further enhance integrated branding efforts across all "Attention Touchpoints."

Multi-talented Stephanie joins Third Street having recently graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Majoring in Marketing and Legal Studies with a minor in Telecommunications, she's not just limited to the marketing business; she was also the Jump Rope for Heart school champion when she was 12.

Stephanie Timmons is a wannabe professional food taster, and lover of all things fashion, White Sox, and travel (30 states, 4 countries and counting).

The best thing to come out of Kansas since Dorothy and her little dog, Amy Helin prides herself on taking care of business --in her recent career as a freelance consultant, that means everything from concepting ideas to designing logos, to building websites, to creating advertising and marketing campaigns.

She has worked at many major magazines, both print and digital editions, including US Weekly, Seventeen, Budget Travel, New York, and San Francisco. Highlights include shooting the Real World House for Seventeen, margarita madness during closings at New York magazine, being a general excellence finalist at the National Magazine Awards for Budget Travel, and mistaking actor Jon Voight for a former colleague while walking down the street in New York City. He graciously pretended to know her, even after she asked how he and his family were doing.

In her free time --who are we kidding? With three kids, she has no free time. But they do provide a handy excuse for rereading the Harry Potter books.

Let's get to know each other.