A tremendous amount of formal and informal research has gone into the birth of &Marketing. We’ve seen that many times, smaller companies don’t want the same type of marketing support as large companies—it must be scaled perfectly to fit the specific needs of each organization. One size does not fit all, and bigger is certainly not better. “&” symbolizes the partnership we strive to build with our client’s organization. Yes, we bring marketing expertise, but we don’t make outlandish claims or charge outrageous retainers. We’re looking for partners, because it’s you & us together. Read more about the Birth of &Marketing.
&Marketing has a tried and true marketing process to ensure that every aspect of our client's marketing is professionally handled. As a custom provider, we can focus our efforts on one area, or provide a full suite of solutions for clients.
We combine the services of consulting companies, staffing firms, marketing agencies. Our unique position at the intersection of these business models means that we do more than offer marketing advice.
As the Managing Director of &Marketing, Raj strives to provide SMBs unparalleled marketing strategy and execution services. Raj has over 15+ years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing, sales, and strategy. He has led 100+ high-profile marketing strategy projects for Global 100 to mid-sized clients and has over a decade with General Electric and General Mills.
As Marketing Manager, Dex takes the lead on implementing new tactics and promoting change through data-driven results. Also, Dex helps maintain client-side relations through consistent communication and positive feedback. He has recently graduated from Butler University, double majoring in Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS).
Mascot & Mentor
Chris "The Brain" is the official mascot and marketing mentor for &Marketing. Chris has worked behind the scenes as a consultant and strategist for dozens of organizations, but comes out from behind the curtains to do seminars, workshops, and educational content.
Despite having a cartoonish personality, you can rest assured he is a real person. You can see his videos, live presentations, and subscribe to his podcast at christhebrain.com. You can also subscribe to our newsletter for his own appearances and contributions.
Melissa Garretson is a copywriter and editor with a dedication to detail and an affinity for alliteration. Thanks to extensive experience in marketing and education, Melissa excels at crafting compelling copy that conveys information in an entertaining and actionable way. She has written and edited extensively for large, multinational companies, small family businesses, and everything in between.
Melissa holds degrees in history and secondary education from Temple University, where she won the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research and the Mary Procida Prize in Gender and History.
Project Manager Savannah Kleiner sees marketing as a way of connecting people through creativity. She sees every aspect of marketing, from data analytics to graphic design, as creative and enjoys helping highly skilled people best pool their innovative efforts. By keeping a constant pulse on both internal and external needs and dynamics, she aims to deliver quality projects on time and in budget.
Savannah holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Butler University, where she co-founded Fashion at Butler, a student organization providing college students with real-life experiences from the business side of fashion.
Brandon is the technical contact and web developer for &Marketing. He began learning the fundamentals of programming and computer science in 2014 through technical books, a variety of sources on the internet, and friends, all while delivering pizzas part-time. His love of problem solving finally paid off when he found his foot in the door at Apprenace as a full stack web development intern. Transitioning from "self-taught" to being part of a growing team of professionals and mentors has given him a whole new perspective that paved his road to success. Every milestone helped him grow from intern to professional—and someday, wizard.
As a copywriter and PR/events coordinator, Beth McDonough brings over five years of professional online writing and editing to the team at &Marketing. With extensive experience in an array of fields that range from entertainment publications to a fortune 500 energy company, Beth has the ability to produce written content that speaks directly to the needs of a breadth of clients. Beth spent her undergraduate years majoring in English and minoring in journalism and technical writing at Fairmont State University and is now in the process of obtaining her Masters in English from Gannon University.
Marketing Analytics Manager
Sean Sullivan is the analytics and data visualization guy at &Marketing. He began his career back in 2011 interning for startups all the way to Fortune 500 companies. Sean found his passion for marketing analytics when he worked for a mobile app startup. Sean holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing and focuses in Finance and Risk Management from Butler University. Sean also hosts an international podcast called Converge Coffee.