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.
David is originally from the other side of the state, he attended the Graphic Design program at Wayne State University. He says his best education and most interesting work comes from his 5-year stint working overseas. Living overseas allowed him to work on a variety of different clients which in turn also allowed him to snag an advertising award here and there. In his free time he likes to talk about comic book storylines, listens to podcasts and is usually (sometimes) up for a road trip.
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.
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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