Neptune Advertising is a full service advertising agency based in Ocala, Florida. Established in 2006, our expertise in corporate identity, business-to-business, retail and promotional advertising has helped organizations increase their brand recognition and revenue. You have a vision. We help make it a reality. Whether you are starting a new business or want to rebrand your enterprise, Neptune Advertising has an efficient and responsive method of taking you to that next level.
We bring you a set of tools designed to help you achieve your goals; research, media planning, web design, SEO, E-commerce, social media marketing, print ads, collateral, graphic design, illustration, public relations, copy writing and more. We take pride in our work and everything we create is executed with precision and customer service.
Our services will help you define your market, meet your goals and reach success. Neptune has the ability to make your brand relevant and impactful, giving you the freedom to concentrate on your core business. Let us help you turn challenges into opportunities and deliver your message in the most effective way.
John Tripodi graduated from The Columbus College of Art & Design in 1992 (BFA) with a major in Illustration. He brings an unmatched talent for campaign development to convey the client’s message in new and impactful ways.
An award-winning advertising veteran of competitive markets including Cleveland, Ohio, and San Diego, California, Tripodi established his roots in Ocala, Florida in 2001. He boasts a 18-year career as a graphic designer and entrepreneur, opening his own advertising agency, Neptune Advertising, in 2006. Tripodi’s talents and work ethic are highly respected among his peers.
Gina R. Smith specializes in helping small businesses and agencies become more profitable through strategic planning, marketing, media relations and resource development. Smith graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1995 with a B.A. in Motion Picture Technology, a B.A. in Journalism (specializing in Advertising and Public Relations) and a minor in sociology.
Smith concentrates the bulk of her efforts on researching and developing cost-effective marketing plans, then implementing customized strategies designed to cultivate and secure leveraged exposure for businesses and organizations.
Joel Eckman has worked in web development and hosting since 1996. During this time he, along with a very talented team, have developed hundreds of websites for various industries including the education, medical, real estate and the Thoroughbred industries. With over 18+ years of web development and hosting experience, Eckman’s areas of expertise encompass all areas of web development and search engine marketing including: web design, web hosting, search engine optimization, paid advertising programs, application development, web marketing, server administration, video content delivery, and more.
Marc Rice is a two-time Emmy Award winning video producer and storyteller with more than 17 years experience in the television industry. He specializes in helping clients grow through video marketing, traveling throughout the US, producing a broad range of stories for corporate clients. Prior to entering the corporate video industry, Rice was photojournalist for WESH-TV (NBC) and WKMG-TV (CBS) in Orlando. During that time, he covered some of the largest stories in America including Hurricane Katrina, the 2000 Presidential Election, and the Columbia Shuttle Disaster. His work has been seen across the US and oversees and recognized both regionally and nationally. Today, when he’s not busy producing video projects for clients, you’ll find him with his lovely wife and four children, who proudly call the Ocala area home.