Aimée Bayle Dodds
Aimée Bayle Dodds Owner, Proforma AD Branding Solutions
Aimée Bayle Dodds has a lifelong affinity for creativity and shopping. That is why when her years of extensive sales experience landed her the opportunity to work in the promotional products industry 7 years ago, she jumped at the chance. She started Proforma AD Branding Solutions in 2015. Her mission is to help businesses create long-lasting relationships with their audiences through the power of promotional products and printing. Turning conceptual ideas into well-designed products that integrate with a company’s marketing goals and sets them apart from the competition is her expertise.
The passion for her job comes from helping customers select items that are going to showcase their companies in the best light possible. She researches creative products from top quality suppliers that help tell a story about her customers. For example, Jazz Fest was looking to give gifts to their volunteers for their 50th Anniversary celebration this year. Armed with several ideas from Proforma AD Branding Solutions and samples, they selected retro metal lunchboxes with their logo. They were a huge hit! Aimée says her customers appreciate the added value she provides and love seeing their logos on unique items.
Proforma AD Branding Solutions also helps companies brand or rebrand with logo design. They work with a team of talented graphic designers who can create or update a logo that epitomizes a company’s brand at a reasonable price. They also design and update websites to make sure that a company’s message is consistent with its mission.
Born and raised in Metairie, LA, Aimée received her BA in Journalism from the University of Richmond in 1993. After graduation she moved to New York City where she started her career in sales. She worked on Wall Street for several years and then for Bloomberg Financial. Bloomberg moved her to their London office where she was able to travel Europe and meet people from all over the world, including her South African husband. She made sure that he was aware that you can take the woman out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the woman! As a result, they moved to Mandeville in 2005 and have lived there ever since. She has 2 children, Everett and Airlie, and 3 Springer Spaniels, Dyson, Shelby and Ranger.