Marketing By Marlow:
Experience. Creativity. Commitment.
I founded Marketing by Marlow in 2005 to provide website design and online marketing solutions to businesses and not-for-profits.
I grew up between two cities: a liberal neighborhood in St. Louis and a conservative, rural town in northeastern Indiana. Four core values drive my passion for local, sustainable organizations: community, diversity, economic justice, and integrity.
My Bachelor of Science in Business was received at Indiana University – one of the nation’s top 10 business programs. I uncovered that my Question Authority-mindset and progressive values were not a match for Big Business. So, with a minor in water polo, I swam away from Pence State to Seattle to pursue my independence and work with more like-minded entrepreneurs.
After managing a statewide sales territory in Indiana, I landed a Director of Sales position for a privately-owned hotel struggling for independence from franchising. My public relations and customer service skills were a great fit for Nootka Hotels, which remains independently-owned and fiscally sound today.
Next, I tackled business development for 2 high tech startups during Seattle’s dot-com boom. The first company was too early to market for online file sharing; the second online search indexing company, despite interest from Sun Microsystems, could not compete with a new Inktomi and Yahoo! rival, called Google.
After my dot-com era, I joined the largest bicycle club in the nation, Cascade Bicycle Club, as its first marketing director. My role was to secure and manage a sponsorship program – working with branding giants including Clif Bar, Entercom, Group Health, REI, and Whole Foods.
Today, I work from a wine-making-motorcycle maintenance-multimedia room in West Seattle. My domain is a lovely 1915 cottage that I share with my wife, Dr. Jenifer McIntyre – a stormwater PhD rockstar for WSU; 4 laying hens; and a beautiful Balinese cat called Loki.
Climbing: Assistant Crag Climbing Instructor (lead: 5.10 sport, 5.7 trad; V5 boulderer)
Diving: PADI Assistant SCUBA Instructor (200+ Puget Sound dives)
Motorcycling: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650
Mountain Biking: 29″ Gary Fisher SuperFly 100
Photography: Sony NEX-6
Volleyball: BB middle/outside hitter, beach doubles