Brand Buddha Welcomes New Team Members

Brand Buddha Welcomes New Creative Director, Associate Creative Director, and Senior Publicist

Sandra Erdtmann, Steve Elliot, and Meg Treat assume key roles with OC marketing agency

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.—Orange County’s only enlightened full-service marketing agency, Brand Buddha, recently welcomed three new professionals to their team: Sandra Erdtmann as Creative Director, Steve Elliott as Associate Creative Director, Meg Treat as Senior Publicist. Their staff now boasts more than 20 experts spanning the marketing landscape, serving brands in a host of industries across the nation and the world.

“Welcoming high-caliber professionals to our team gives us the competitive edge we need to develop strategic solutions for our client’s greatest challenges,” said Paul Saunders, Brand Buddha’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “Our team understands that creativity is not stifled by parameters, but instead inspired by them. They use their unique insights to build campaigns that surprise and delight as much as they deliver.”

Erdtmann brings more than two decades of experience to her role as Creative Director. She will oversee, guide, and inspire Brand Buddha’s creative team as they develop highly-compelling healthcare and consumer-driven campaigns. Her ten plus years in the healthcare space has landed her PM360 Pharma Gold Awards, while her past consumer roles ranged from working with NBC, The Olympics, and tech-giant Motorola. Erdtmann is a proven leader who inspires teams, cares for clients, and cultivates campaigns that drive results. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

As Associate Creative Director, Elliott will steer expertly-written and beautifully-designed marketing campaigns that elevate brand voices and target customers. In this role, he will serve as both a creator and editor of Brand Buddha’s creative products. His twenty-five years of experience with local, national, and international brands have earned him accolades, including multiple national gold ADDYs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Communications from the University of Utah.

Treat will spearhead the expansion of Brand Buddha’s public relations service offerings as Senior Publicist. She holds eight years of agency, in-house, and consulting experience, earning media hits for clients in top new sources including, the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and Runner’s World magazine. Treat earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy, her master’s degree in Communications and a certificate in Strategic Communications Management from Purdue University.

Brand Buddha is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in strategically positioning brands to improve market awareness while translating ideas into game-changing, revenue-generating initiatives. To learn more about Brand Buddha, visit


Brand Buddha is a full-service marketing and advertising agency coordinating with clients to build groundbreaking concepts and marketing initiatives that meet and exceed expected outcomes. Based in San Clemente, Calif., Brand Buddha creates strong market awareness, engagement, and customer retention while improving the ROI for organizations all around the world.  To learn more about Brand Buddha, visit

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About The Author

Meg Treat is here to make you look good. Using public relations and communications strategies of all kinds, she ensures your brand puts its best foot forward. Outside the office, you’ll find Meg sipping tiki drinks, petting all the cats, and people-watching at Disneyland.

Meg Treat
Senior Publicist

2020-02-10T10:15:03+00:00December 11th, 2019|

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