Ideas Collide Announces Key Leadership Changes To Reimagine A 21st Century Agency

By Matthew Clyde

Newly-elevated, all-female, senior leadership team reflects the agency’s commitment to elevating the right voices for strategic impact.

Ideas Collide, the trusted marketing agency of choice for dozens of world-class brands and emerging companies, is proud to announce a newly-appointed, female senior leadership team that will propel further opportunities for global growth and client success. Ideas Collide is a strong believer in fostering diversity and inclusion within its agency and elevating women to top leadership roles.

“To emerge from 2020 stronger and more innovative than ever before, Ideas Collide reimagined the future of its marketing and branding services. We have cultivated a talented team who will help us realize our commitment to providing a full-suite of customized marketing solutions to our valued clients,” said Matthew Clyde, president and founder of Ideas Collide. “I am particularly proud that our senior leadership team is comprised of individuals who have been strong contributors to our agency, each with a proven track record of driving impact, advancing brands and results-driven client support.”

Recognized as one of Arizona’s most forward-thinking and creative businesses, Ideas Collide renews its commitment to providing solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of the business and consumers it serves. The agency’s ability to continuously evolve and offer cutting edge strategies has been at the heart of its success for more than 15 years. The newly appointed senior leadership team has deep experience in serving the agency’s diverse client portfolio including health care, technology, nonprofits/social impact, hospitality, consumer goods, government, and education.

The newly elevated, all-female, senior leadership team includes:

  • Elisha Lutz – VP, Accounts,Client Partners+ General Manager Portland (Formerly Managing Director of Accounts)
  • Karem Planas – VP, Account Growth + Operations (Formerly Account Director)
  • Amy Frost – Senior Director, Creative Development (Formerly Creative Director)
  • Sue Watt – Senior Director, B2B Marketing + Technology Integration (Formerly Managing Director)
  • Anita Hildreth – Senior Director, Talent + Development (Formerly Director of Talent)
  • Kyndra Countryman – Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (announced in Q3 2020)

“In our 16 years we have never been more excited for a slate of leaders and the more than four decades of experience, knowledge, expertise and industry influence they bring,” shared Rebecca Clyde co-founder and strategic advisor to Ideas Collide. “We are proud of this impressive group of professionals who embody our company’s commitment to elevating the right voices at the right time. Each one of these dynamic and powerful women fully-demonstrate that the future is female.”

– Rebecca Clyde

About Ideas Collide

Ideas Collide is an Inc. 5000 company offering a full-suite of strategic marketing and advertising services to global and national clients with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. Founded on the idea that creative insight must be coupled with research and analytics to create an effective marketing plan, Ideas Collide specializes in designing fully integrated marketing solutions that deliver high impact results. Since 2005, the firm has delivered creative solutions to clients ranging from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 companies in a variety of industries including technology, consumer packaged goods, travel and hospitality, non-profit, healthcare, lifestyle and beauty, and education. Learn more at