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 LaBarge, Inc. Tom is a writer/creative director. He learned customer service as a pro shop assistant, and studied behavioral management/missile control systems in the USMC. Tom plays to a USGA 9.2
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.
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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