Passionate about design, and serious about offering clients a creative choice in advertising, Robin René Stephens co-founded The Ad Group, Inc. with Laura Hasty in 1995. During the 18+ years since the inception of this innovative agency, Robin has proven her talent for concept, development, layout, design, illustration and digital preparation.


She embraces the challenge of pushing the envelope on inventive design and sharing her creative skills with a group of talented and dedicated employees. Her experience includes working with a wide variety of clients ranging from tourism and casinos to healthcare and financial.


Being a business owner, Robin has knowledge of marketing, client development, production and systematization. She oversees the art department, as well as taking care of all of the equipment upkeep and IT solutions.


Robin has gained industry recognition from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Advertising Federation, American Advertising Federation 7th District, the Printing Industry Association of the South and the Service Industry Advertising Awards for her work. She received a B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. This makes Robin the “grammarian” of the office, which she enjoys almost as much as she does creating design pieces.


In other realms of Robin’s life, she is passionate about food and loves cooking and exploring new recipes as much as possible; she is a self-professed Food Network junkie! Robin also loves to run and you can often find her at the races on the weekends.

Robin René Stephens

Vice President/Secretary, Senior Art Director