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ddm announces staff additions to accommodate continued growth

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, March 3, 2020— ddm marketing & communications has announced recent changes and additions to its Grand Rapids team to help accommodate continued growth among its client base.

JoAnne Gritter has been named agency operations director responsible for oversight of cross-team quality, process and collaboration. Prior to being promoted to this new leadership role, she served as a creative and technical lead for many of ddm’s financial services clients for 7 years.

JoAnne has expertise in technical design, marketing automation, database publishing, marketing strategy and process improvement. Prior to her role at ddm, JoAnne worked as a graphic designer and creative lead within the food manufacturing industry, and later as a front end developer for a web services agency. JoAnne's strong interpersonal, problem-solving and leadership skills allow her to translate complex problems into strategic solutions.

John Williamson has recently joined ddm’s account leadership team and brings deep experience in marketing communications from both the agency and client sides of the industry. At a previous agency, John led accounts for Fortune 500 brands in both B2B and B2C markets.

During his career, John has also held positions in the corporate marketing departments at Meijer and Steelcase. Prior to that, as co-owner of Studiocraft (a custom display fabricator), he led all sales and marketing duties. John’s well-rounded background gives him a unique perspective on how to create and implement effective marcom solutions, provide value for marketing organizations, and develop long-term mutually beneficial client relationships.

“One of ddm’s greatest strengths continues to be our ability to recruit and retain exceptional talent,” said Jordan Buning, ddm president. "Our team members are passionate about providing impactful strategy and dynamic solutions to meet marketing and communications challenges. JoAnne and John each bring incredible experience and knowledge to their roles, and I am confident they will be key contributors to our future growth and success.”

About ddm marketing & communications
Founded in 1990, ddm provides a full-service array of communication, marketing and technology services to businesses in highly complex and highly regulated industries. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ddm serves a diverse national and international client base, ranging from healthcare and financial services, to medical device and global manufacturing. With 60 team members located in west Michigan and Chicago, ddm is organized through the EOS Entrepreneurial Operating System and prides itself on an untiring commitment to serving clients tenaciously. For more information, please visit


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