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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Minnesota Online Marketing Agency aimClear® Adds Four Rock-Star Marketers

aimClear, an internationally recognized online marketing agency, added four talented professionals to its powerhouse roster of holistic search and social media marketers. Kara Thornton and Ryan McGrath joined the St. Paul office, located on Mears Park in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. The Duluth office, situated at the crossroads of the city andthe Lake Superior shoreline,also grew with the addition of Quentin Oliver and Mike Marshall.

“Our rapid growth has been fueled by a number of client successes,” said Marty Weintraub, CEO of aimClear. “We’re thrilled to add these talented professionals so we can continue to meet the ever-increasing digital needs of our current and future clients.”

Kara Thornton, a respected Twin Cities interactive marketing executive, was named Strategic Business Officer. Thornton’s business-to-business (B2B) expertise will serve the agency well as she takes responsibility for managingits growing roster of international, enterprise-levelclients. She brings over 25 years of marketing experience to her role,with the past 14 years focused on interactive marketing in the business-to-consumer (B2C) and B2B space. Thornton joins aimClear from St. Paul-based 3M, where she was responsible for driving the blueprint for deployment of international digital teams, training marketing teams on interactive marketing best practices, leveraging social media brand reputation in local languages and championing the internal International Collaboration Community site.

Analytics heavyweight Mike Marshall joins the Duluth team from Houston, Texas. He brings a decade of account management and technical experience to his new role as Account Manager at aimClear. With a deep online marketing background and degree in economics from Texas A&M University, Marshall has utilized his analytical skills to become a strategic thinker and expert in Google AdWords optimization, website conversion tracking and social media marketing. Marshall joins aimClear from ClickPath, an online-to-offline ad-tracking company based in Houston. 

Public relations and marketing strategist Ryan McGrath brings four years of experience developing and executing integrated marketing communications campaigns in the public and private sector to his role as Associate Account Manager at aimClear.He has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 to 1000, and B2B to B2C organizations in the manufacturing, healthcare, consumer goods and technology industries. Prior to aimClear, McGrath worked for a leading Minneapolis-based public relations and marketing agency in the manufacturing and technology practice. In his new role, He will help fuse traditional and online public relations with online marketing.

Quentin Oliver, a multi-disciplinary graphic designer known for his eye-catching print and web design, brings his unique talents to meet the creative needs of clients in his role as Graphic Designer. Oliver has extensive experience helping small-to-medium sized businesses boost brand awareness with new visual identities and developing more user-friendly layouts for organizations’ online visitors.Prior to aimClear, Oliver served as a freelance graphic designer through his business, Uniq Designs.