We are a collective toolbox of pixel whizzes, hyphenators, mechanics, cat herders and zombie instigators (don’t ask). In plain English, we are a seasoned team of strategists, marketers, designers and creative problem solvers, and we combine our diverse talents and years of experience to put them to work for you.
Think of us as the vanguards and image makers who will position your brand for enduring success. From day one, when we opened our doors in 1998, our goal has always been the same: To represent you and your product, service or brand in the most creative and professional manner at all times. We’ll help you stand out, keep your competition on edge and recruit legions of loyalists and fans along the way, without ever losing sight of why you hired us.
Whether working with a marketing director, owner or CEO, clients rely on us to be an extension of their company. By assisting with project management, budget maintenance and creative development and production, we free clients up to stay focused on running their business and give them the power to develop, implement and scale their best ideas.
Many of our clients have been with us for years, and we believe that to be a result of always putting them first, of being truly invested in their success and above all, giving a damn — about the people we partner with and the brands we maintain.
The original, one-and-only TMM founder and “head mechanic”, Paul is the agency’s creative director, marketing strategist, brand guardian and sales force all wrapped up in one high-octane package. No doubt you’ll have met him at your very first call; Paul will continue to discuss opportunities with you and be available anytime you need him. Otherwise, he’ll be watching over all this Machine produces, ensuring the TMM seal of awesomeness on every project.
David is our strategist, consigliere and the nuts and bolts guy who ensures our accounts are running smoothly. He enjoys consulting with our clients to help them maximize their business success. Being a bit of a serial entrepreneur, in the past, David has managed businesses in the corporate world as well as owned and operated a variety of his own companies. He gets what it takes for a business to compete and be successful in the marketplace. Business Development is his game, whether it’s for TMM or as an advocate for our clients. Ask him about anything, and, if he doesn’t already know the answer, he’ll help you find it.
For over 20 years, Aaron’s graphic design and photography experience have allowed him countless opportunities to pursue his artistic passion. Aaron has an innate ability to view every project with fresh eyes and ideas. These ideas have helped brand hundreds of companies from the ground up and propelled their success through creative branding and a unique corporate image. From concept to completion, Aaron excels at producing award-winning designs. The bottom line is he loves what he does and it’s visible in his work.
Millie may be behind the scenes, but her role makes your business dreams and our creative solutions come to life. This young Padawan spends her days fighting the dark forces of due dates and project milestones. Millie keeps the team at The Marketing Machine humming along, ensuring that your project is done on time. She also writes copy, keeps track of campaign results and works with vendors and media outlets to meet their specs for your project. The force is strong with this one.
As one of TMM’s account coordinators, Kristi is always busy writing work orders, reviewing layouts and touching base with YOU to ensure we’re moving your projects forward. Of course, she also brings serious chops in print production and proofreading/editing!
Another multi-faceted team member, Angie triples as lead Internet guru, web designer/developer and graphic designer. If you’re doing any web marketing, she’s almost certainly cranking on it behind the scenes — but even beyond the digital space, we love to tap her talents.
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Suzy loves negotiating media buys and takes pride in her dedication to her clients and long-term relationships with media reps. She’s experienced in all forms of media, including print, TV, radio, outdoor, digital, cinema and more. Past clients include politicians, State of NC, schools, hospitals, television stations, retail and the list goes on!