At VIVO we adhere to a one-word philosophy:
"INSPIRED"

VIVO’s culture is defined by a collaborative community of intellect and talent. We thrive on creativity, innovation, imagination and are passionate about everything we do!

We are truly a family of people who thrive on being BOLD, CREATING the IMPOSSIBLE and IGNITING CHANGE. These forces are what drive us and the glue that keep us together.

We are so driven that no challenge is ever too great! We are people who never give up and that good isn’t the end, whether it’s at work, or at home, or in life. Boldness gives us the ability to be true to who we are and inspire our clients to become the best they can be. TO ALWAYS KEEP STRIVING AND GROWING!

Our collective journey started years ago from different backgrounds and cultures and we bring a unique set of skills across multiple disciplines. Our purpose is not about more “likes” or the latest trends, but it’s about being together and presenting the best versions of ourselves. Our individual experiences and different stories drive the work you see today and mold us together to create VIVO.

Our People

Sophie L. Gobson

  • Founder & CEO

Sophie is the founder/president and force behind VIVO. When Sophie first established the agency in 2001, she had no clients, no employees, and few to show her the way. With a deep background in marketing communications and experience in technology and economic development, Sophie glimpsed the wave of the future on the horizon. She wasted no time merging the emerging disciplines together and explored the interactive possibilities during the infancy of the Internet revolution.

With Sophie at the helm, she and her core leadership team took VIVO into the heart of the digital marketing and sustainable force for good. With her ability to attract and inspire like-minded professionals, Sophie grew a team of knowledgeable, innovative achievers. Sophie works with some of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, including Voya Financial and the City of Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, (AT&T), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta In-ternational Airport, Southwire, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), The Links, Incorporated and the NAACP — to name just a few.

"We don't aspire to be the biggest agency but the smartest"
— Sophie L. Gobson

Isvel Rodriguez-Nerve

  • Executive Creative Director

Isvel is currently leading all creative efforts at VIVO in Atlanta for a range of clients. Prior to that he was at blacQube, TBWA Global and, 22Squared where he was instrumental in the agency’s business development as well as creating innovative work for Adidas, Nissan, MTV, Renault, Toyota and Coca Cola. Before 22Squared, Publicis and TBWA, he was on the team at Arnold in Boston, where he worked on accounts like Ocean Spray, Progres-sive Insurance and VW. And lastly he was with Publicis where he was for-tunate to be part of launching T-Mobile USA.

Isvel believes that some of the best ideas come from your journey and his has been quite extensive, from the streets of Havana to the East and West coasts of the U.S., the Middle East, Asia, and finally back to the South.

"We don't aspire to be the biggest agency but the smartest."
— Sophie L. Gobson Founder & CEO

Egan Gibson-Thompson

  • Chief Growth Officer

Egan is a member of the business development and creative team at VIVO. He comes with extensive knowledge of sales of not only in the advertising space but in medical and technology fields as well. As one of the main points of contact for clients alongside the account team. He develops and implements partnerships for multiple organizations. He oversees the cre-ative as well as the account process from beginning to the end. As a key member of VIVO, Egan works with clients and internal teams to bring cam-paigns to life along all media landscapes for a fully integrated experience. Egan is the key contact for creating lasting partnerships between organizations.

"We don't aspire to be the biggest agency but the smartest."
— Sophie L. Gobson

Nage Gibson-Thompson

  • VP Account Director

Nage is a member of the account team at VIVO. He is the first point of con-tact for clients. He develops and implements compelling marketing strate-gies for multiple organizations including, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta Streetcar, Voya Financial, and the City of Atlanta. He oversees the creative process from the beginning to the end of campaign lifecycles. He develops budgets and timelines for client deliverables. He assesses reporting systems to ana-lyze campaigns. As a key member of VIVO, Nage works with clients and internal teams to bring marketing campaigns to life across all media land-scapes for a fully integrated experience.

"We don't aspire to be the biggest agency but the smartest."
— Sophie L. Gobson
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