A Look in The Mirror

YOUTHFUL IDEAS + AGE OF REASON

Mediums have changed, but the basics remain the same: create the need and satisfy the need. That’s where experience is valuable.
We are a full-service marketing communications agency (read: ad agency) working in all media, with a long list of consumer and B2B clients, that market regionally, nationally and internationally. We’ve been helping our customers achieve their sales and marketing objectives for 34 years, and we still don’t have a sales rep. We’re a team of smart writers, talented designers, skilled programmers, project managers and social media gurus; all committed to producing results for our clients.

THE STUFF WE DO FOR YOU:

  • Strategic Position and Planning
  • Brand Language and Graphics
  • Corporate Identity
  • Concepting, copy, design and production for print, web, outdoor, broadcast and social
  • Technical literature, sales brochures, direct mail
  • Social marketing development and management
  • PR, earned media planning and management
  • Web design, development and programming
  • Search engine optimization
  • Video scripting and producing
  • The list keeps going

NAMES WE’VE BEEN CALLED:

  • “Easy to work with”
  • “Very responsive”
  • “Smart”
  • “Always on”
  • “Good resource”
  • “Great work”
  • “Nice people”
  • “Good value”
  • “Significant contribution to our growth”
  • And many others. Really.

MEET OUR TEAM

Tom Murdoch
PARTNER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

TOM MURDOCH

Tom grew up in the ad business, working as a copywriter for his father’s agency, Adex Advertising. He founded Murdoch Marketing with partner Nancy, after several years as marketing director for international home furnishings manufacturer LaBarge, Inc. Tom is a writer/creative director. He learned customer service as a pro shop assistant and electronics as an avionics technician in the airwing of the USMC. He is working on a series of children’s books, traveling with his lifelong partner Nancy, and trying to bring his USGA handicap below 9.2. He is a firm believer that effective advertising and marketing are the investments with the greatest returns.

Nancy Murdoch
PARTNER / ACCOUNTING

NANCY MURDOCH

Nancy raised two wonderful sons while keeping Murdoch Marketing in good financial standing. She is an animal lover and avid traveler, and firmly believes that ‘this is not a dress rehearsal.’ Her biggest chore is often prying husband Tom away from the office long enough to be with her when she fulfills her goal of setting foot on every continent.

Rob Devroy
VIDEO AND ANIMATION LEAD

ROB DEVROY

Born and raised on the east side of Michigan, Rob attended Grand Valley State University earning a degree in Film and Video in 2013. After two years in Illinois working as a video and animation freelancer, Rob moved back to the Grand Rapids area to join the Murdoch team in 2015. Rob aims to continually develop Murdoch Marketing’s video and animation skill set. He enjoys running, spending time with his wife, and hanging out with friends.

Kaylee Maddox
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

KAYLEE MADDOX

A recent graduate from Ferris State University, Kaylee received a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. A perfectionist to the extreme, she strives to deliver user-need designs and solutions through the design process. Kaylee is an avid reader with overflowing bookshelves, and she drives in silence as her imagination keeps her entertained with infinite possibilities and what-ifs.

Jessica Meldrum
DIGITAL MARKETING PROJECT MANAGER

JESSICA MELDRUM

Jessica is a dual-graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Master’s in communication and a Bachelor’s in communication studies and a minor in advertising and public relations. After 5 years working in marketing, public relations, and broadcasting, Jessica joined the Murdoch team. In her free time, she enjoys teaching students at GVSU as an adjunct professor, volunteering with Humane Society of West Michigan, spending time with her husband, and practicing yoga.

Stephanie Bolhuis
DEV OPS/WEB DEVELOPER

STEPHANIE BOLHUIS

Stephanie is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BA in Marketing, and after 5 years at Murdoch Marketing, became a work-from-home mom. Along the way, she became a very proficient programmer and continues to provide web management and support. Before joining the Murdoch team in 2002, she worked for BBDO in Detroit. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family along the shores of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.

WE THINK. WE CAN.

GOOD NEIGHBORS

PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY WORK

Each year we assist a non-profit organization with pro bono marketing and creative services. We have helped OAR, The United Way, Life Rider, Felt Mansion, Kaat Memorial Fund, Columbia Arts District and many others. We are currently working with the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC). We’re also working for Hospice of Holland, helping this great organization with video development, website development and maintenance, graphic design, copywriting and consulting.

If you’d like help, please email us.

WE’LL WORK WITH YOU TO DISCOVER YOUR NEEDS.