About US

MaryEllen Collins
Principal and Owner of Collins Forte Marketing & Advertising

I’ve been working in the advertising field since 1977. Started in the Traffic Department at Young & Rubicam (Security Pacific Bank) and NW Ayer (Yamaha Musical Instruments). Moved over to the Media Department (Yamaha Musical Instruments) before being tapped for account work. I was groomed at Benton & Bowles for Account Supervisor/New Business Development work on accounts such at Ericsson Telecommunications and Hughes Corporation. It was quite a ride.

Left Los Angeles for the enchantment of Santa Fe where I opened Collins Forte Advertising in 1993. I love new business development and the great companies that this agency has helped to grow over the past two decades.

I greatly admire and appreciate creative thought and visualization from those talented people in Creative Departments.

My Specialties: New Business Development and Branding & Strategic Marketing for small to medium size businesses.