MKP Creative specializes in telling great stories.
Maggie Palmer – a writer, former television producer and marketing executive – started the Portland based company to give businesses an alternative to hiring big agencies, or paying for separate freelancers to do different aspects of marketing and PR. This creates a cohesiveness to marketing plans that doesn’t exist when you have too many people working separately, and hits the bottom line for your budget that’s difficult to attain when working with traditional agencies.
We spend time on-site with the client, learn every facet of how their products or services work, consult with the sales team to see how they do their job and who the customer is. Then we create a cohesive communications plan that blends social media marketing, blogger outreach, SEM and SEO work, traditional PR and Media Relations, and direct email campaigns, as well as coordinating media buys and print ads.
Clients include small local businesses, beauty and wellness industry leaders and food and beverage clients. Each campaign is different, and our clients typically see a dramatic boost in business within 3 months. MKP Creative also offers social media training for individuals, businesses & groups.
Meet Our Team:
Amanda has over 10 years experience in strategic marketing, branding, public relations, and small business management. She spearheaded marketing and public relations for luxury brands in Manhattan, where she worked in the hospitality, beauty and wellness industries.
During her career in Manhattan, Amanda secured contracts for her company and developed creative and engaging PR events for global brands like Coca-Cola, Dawn, The Body Shop, Blue Lagoon Spa Iceland, June Jacobs Skin Care, and HydroPeptide. She also hosted wellness retreats for major companies such as Citigroup, Pandora, Conde Nast, and Deutscha Bank.
Most recently she was the Director of The Setai Wall Street, a luxury club & spa, where she managed over 40 hospitality team members. Amanda is a graduate of Pace University in Manhattan where she earned her MBA in Marketing Management. She enjoys traveling, yoga, cooking and taking long walks with her dog Hunter.
Scott is the Head of Web Marketing and Development at MKP Creative, bringing over 20 years of management and marketing experience in high-tech, hospitality, e-commerce, construction, health and nutrition, and communications.
After receiving his B.S. in Management and Information Systems from George Fox University, Scott drew on his marketing and management skills to lead full-service interactive agencies, and large client-side marketing teams; building success for clients like Freightliner, Louisiana Pacific, FEI, Carrier Corporation, and hundreds of small to medium size companies; spanning many industries and business types.
With a breadth of knowledge and experience in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing, Scott has written and published numerous articles, and has been a regular speaker at search , marketing, and industry-specific conferences. Scott also co-founded SEMpdx in Portland – the home of nationally-recognized SearchFest.
A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, David has more than five years experience in the public relations and marketing industries, working within an agency setting and heading an in-house PR department for a national corporation. His expertise includes B2B and B2C experience the technology, medical, financial and entertainment industries.
As creative director for MKP Creative , David oversees communications strategy and design from concept to implementation, supporting client business operations with precise messaging and coordinated delivery. Enamored with innovation, David ensures MKP Creative projects leverage cutting-edge tactics and platforms.
During his brief glimpses of freedom when he manages to escape the office (despite our best efforts), David immerses himself in the outdoors, enjoying hiking, swimming and boating.