Big Think Marketing Is Formed

Co-founders Barbara Hines and Elizabeth England have established freelance network agency Big Think Marketing & Communications.

Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Flower Mound, Big Think draws on the talents of approximately 35 senior-level marketing specialists on both coasts and in London.

Hines was previously executive vice president and general manager of Porter Novelli International in San Francisco before striking out as an independent consultant for hire early in 1999.

“I was covering client assignments that required me to identify additional senior talent in order to fulfill a particular assignment and that’s how the model began to emerge,” said Hines. “[Clients]perceive our low-overhead approach as a high-value pro position.”

England is also a former senior executive with Porter Novelli.

Big Think offers services including branding, marketing and corporate communications, design, crisis and issues management, Web development, media planning and counseling chief executive officers.

Initial clients include Fresh Express, a supplier of packaged salads, and Everbank, an online banking concern.