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 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.
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.
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.
Originally from a small town in central Michigan, Shalee attended school at Michigan State University and earned a bachelors degree in Advertising. Her strong suits include writing, social media, and visual storytelling. In her free time, she is often traveling, hiking, rock climbing, or camping along the shores of Lake Michigan. Shalee loves challenging herself and stepping out of her comfort zone, which leads to some pretty amazing adventures.
Mike hails from the West side of Michigan. He graduated from GVSU with a degree in film and video. He likes to kick back, play some Pokemon, and binge watch any show or movie series that’s worthy of binging (i.e. the greatest Saga of all time…Star Wars). When his lazy bones become restless Mike likes to hit the weights and do fun cardio such as hockey, soccer, football and running. A phenomenal musician, Mike considers himself an Axe-man (both a guitarist and vocalist), however, he also plays bass guitar and drums. He enjoys going to concerts and traveling which thankfully go hand in hand.
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.
Murdoch Marketing played a significant role in repositioning Hanson Logistics during our successful transition from a regional cold storage company to a national logistics provider. Their team continues their contribution to our growth as we expand into new services and new markets.
The Cottage Home team has been blessed with continued success, even during the dramatic downturn in home building. Through it all, we have remained true to our mission of providing an outstanding lakeshore experience for our clients, in the quality of their home and lifestyle. Murdoch Marketing plays a valuable role in crafting our brand, helping to ensure our messaging accurately and efficiently communicates our value.
Request Foods has enjoyed working with Murdoch Marketing for over 15 years. It is a pleasure to partner with a company that understands our business. Responding quickly to our customers needs is very important. Murdoch Marketing has been a company we can depend on turning around projects in a timely fashion. We look forward to working with Murdoch Marketing for many years to come.
Siemens is a world-class organization, and it’s only fitting that we partner with marketing firms of similar caliber. Murdoch Marketing integrates seamlessly with our product marketing efforts and consistently delivers high quality communications services in a timely, professional manner.
Selling to the professional market requires technical know-how and creativity — two assets Murdoch brings to the table. We know we count on them to develop a fresh approach, but one that still presents our products’ benefits to a knowledgeable buyer. That’s a winning combination.
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.
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