Lee Deas is the Grand Imaginator behind Obviouslee Marketing (OM), a full-service marketing agency that started in 2005. With 20 crew members, she and her team are bringing strategy and creative to brands such as City of Charleston, The Guild, Island Coastal Lager, The Restoration, Greystar Development, Kiawah Partners, Lexus, PGA Championship, Amazon, Lowcountry Lowline, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Volvo Car Open. OM caters to a multitude of industries including real estate, development, products, retail, hospitality, nonprofits, events and technology.
Her passion for Charleston is strong and she has instilled her strong local values into the fabric of her company. OM is energetically engaged in their neighborhoods and spirited about community building. With philanthropy and community building as a cornerstone of OM’s core values, the agency has partnered with various nonprofits including, The South Carolina Community Loan Fund, The Green Heart Project, South Carolina Future Minds, Teach for America, Charleston Moves and Charleston Parks Conservancy.
As an active member of the Board of Directors for Palmetto Goodwill, Parliament Creative Industries and past board member of Lowcountry Local First, she is passionate about cultivating the local economy and championing for job equality, education and the arts.
She serves as a partner in Citibot and Island Coastal Lager and dedicates time to helping young entrepreneurs by mentoring for the College of Charleston, Yes Carolina and Harbor Entrepreneurship Center.