It was a natural transition from public relations to digital communications that lead to the establishment of QuickSilver Interactive Group (QSI). In 1996, after 20+ years in PR and marketing, Steve Lee started Mercury Technology Group as a subsidiary of the PR firm where he was employed. Then in 1998, he went on his own and formed QSI. At that time, his wife Jeannine managed an intranet for a national financial company. After many pleas, Jeannine soon came to work for Steve. Fast forward and turn things around – Jeannine is now president and majority owner. Steve handles strategic planning and research, while teaching social media and communications at two local universities.
It's easy to describe QSI as a digital agency (or interactive or whatever label seems to be 'hot') and think that tells it all. Yet, it doesn't come close to getting to the heart of who we are – committed, diligent, hardworking and deeply experienced. We're humbled that over the years our clients have called us honest, dedicated, resourceful, innovative - and have become our friends. We think that has a lot to do with our great team of employees who excel in managing our clients online presence (web sites, blogs, social media, mobile etc.), develop innovative designs, and program highly customized online systems. It might also be why 5 to 10 years later, those clients are still clients.
At QSI, it's difficult to stump us with your problem or request. From our PR days to our digital days, we've experienced so many situations on so many levels that it's going to be rare we don't have a story about a client with a similar situation. That's experience...and some of us have the gray hair to prove it! So call us - or come see us! - and tell us your story. We think you'll find out for yourselves that we're the right fit.
Steve Lee, APR
Charting ways through the digital maze is what Steve does best. A strategic thinker, he keeps his mind on the crystal ball of technology to stay ahead of industry changes and trends. Steve is a sought after speaker on digital trends and social media. He also teaches college students how to be great professionals at 2 local universities. Concert photographer extraordinaire. A pretty cool dude.
Sometimes the parents’ passions rub off on the child. However, we think in Nick’s case, it was his obsession with computer games (there’s actually a photo of Nick at 3 playing on the Palm) that lead to his desire to program. Self taught, Nick is experienced in PHP and WordPress. He’s one of our QSI QuickBox developers, our MAC tech and helps out our aging accountant. Who says men can’t multi-task, too?!