Flock and Rally announces the expansion of its creative team

April 21, 2023

Flock and Rally a full-service, communications and marketing agency based in Columbia, South Carolina, announced that it has expanded its creative team with the hiring of Rebecca Rebl as graphic artist and Forrest Clonts as senior creative strategist.

“As we embark on our next phase of growth, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our creative team with the addition of Rebecca and Forrest, two long-time creative professionals,” says Merritt McNeely, CEO of Flock and Rally. “With their expertise and passion for creativity, we are confident that our team will continue to raise the bar and deliver exceptional campaigns. Our commitment to excellence and creativity remains unwavering, and we look forward to unlocking new possibilities with our expanded creative team.”

Rebecca Rebl, graphic artist

Rebecca Rebl

Rebecca Rebl is an award-winning creative professional from Columbia, S.C. with a creative, yet structured mindset, and a passion for design. As Flock and Rally’s graphic artist, Rebl designs essential brand and campaign assets, print publications, social graphics, advertisements and other deliverables. Rebl supports Flock and Rally’s work with clients, including The COMET, Peak Drift Beverages, the University of South Carolina, York Technical College, St. Pat’s in Five Points, Municipal Association of South Carolina, among others.

Prior to joining Flock and Rally, Rebl worked in marketing and communications in the retail and wholesale industries. As she became more involved with creative projects in this role, Rebl found her passion for design. Rebl became a graphic designer for the University of South Carolina Office of Undergraduate Admissions, then transitioned into her most recent position as a senior assistant director for marketing production. Rebl is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in music performance.

Forrest Clonts, senior creative strategist

Forrest Clonts

Forrest Clonts is an award-winning creative professional with an extensive background in photography and communications. As a senior creative strategist for Flock and Rally, Clonts serves as an account supervisor and creative expert for numerous clients, including Experience Columbia, Motor Supply Company Bistro, Disability Rights South Carolina, Carolina Ale House, The COMET, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and several others.

Before starting his new position, Clonts served as a Flock and Rally contractor for more than 10 years and played a substantial role on the creative side of some of Flock and Rally’s most notable projects, many of which have been honored with industry awards — including the South Carolina State Fair’s 150th anniversary campaign.

With more than a decade of professional experience, Clonts most recently served as the public information director for the vice president for research at the University of South Carolina. During that time, Clonts also established and grew his business, Forrest Clonts Studio. There, his work would be featured in publications such as Southern Living, The Local Palate, atHome Upstate, Fig Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, Jasper Magazine, Garden & Gun and more.

Flock and Rally

Founded in 2010, Flock and Rally offers a range of services to clients across the South and beyond, from research, branding, strategy and planning to implementation services in marketing, public relations, social media and production management as well as traditional and digital advertising.

“Our talented team of marketers and creatives will continue to push the boundaries of innovation, delivering cutting-edge campaigns that captivate audiences and drive results,” says McNeely.

Flock and Rally serves a diverse set of clients in sectors, including business, education, nonprofit, government, transportation, tourism, commercial real estate, economic development and technology. The company is headquartered in the historic Arsenal Hill neighborhood in downtown Columbia, S.C. and is federally certified as a DBE. Learn more at https://www.flockandrally.com/.


About Flock and Rally: Integrated Communications & Marketing

Founded in 2010, Flock and Rally is a full-service, women-owned creative agency based in Columbia, South Carolina. The firm integrates branding, public relations, marketing, traditional advertising, digital advertising, social media and more into campaigns for a diverse base of clients, ranging from regional nonprofits to large-scale businesses across South Carolina and beyond. Serving industry sectors ranging from lifestyle and tourism to business, technology, real estate, economic development and more, Flock and Rally’s mission is to rally the community around great ideas. Learn more at www.flockandrally.com.