OUR TEAM

A white-glove approach

A well-designed website is the foundation for customer engagement and lead generation. It takes a good partnership of client and creative team to get there.

Placemaking Group is 100 percent focused on customized solutions that work to meet your goals without breaking the bank. Our experienced team of web developers, designers, and marketers will work tirelessly to deliver an excellent product that delivers results.

Barbara Irias

Barbara Irias

Customer Experience

Guided by an entrepreneurial mindset, Barbara helps small businesses meet their organizational marketing goals through a strong web presence. Using a multi-disciplinary approach which includes marketing and branding strategy, customer experience planning, website user-experience, marketing automation and digital marketing, Barbara has helped clients increase visibility and convert leads through a customer focused strategy. Working with clients in nonprofit, professional services and B2B fields, she assists them in response to a changing landscape and move toward offering and selling products and services online.

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Dianne Newton Shaw

Web and Content Development

Dianne uses her wide-ranging experience in customer-focused web development and content marketing to help clients think outside the box. She works with web and graphic designers, videographers, photographers, writers, and more to create current, relevant content that tells the right story. From websites and blogs to how-to and case study videos, infographics, whitepapers, and Powerpoint presentations, Dianne directs the process to deliver a strong, cohesive brand experience. With the right mix of curated content and a robust marketing automation platform, Dianne knows that good things do happen.

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Jannah Lyon

Creative Direction and Graphic Design

Jannah applies her design creativity and attention to detail to websites and brand-centric marketing materials. Jannah’s work is anything but ordinary and includes marketing and e-commerce websites, brochures, product sheets, branded corporate identity packages, event and store signage and trade show concepts. She has extensive knowledge of WordPress development and uses it to push customization to improve UX and UI.

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Suzanne Garcia-Misa

Program Support

Multi-tasking comes naturally for Suzanne, as she has worked in every aspect of the business from accounting to website production to SEO and GTM implementation. Her wealth of experience in how to get things done and figuring out a new system means our client programs are always up-to-date. Suzanne brings a skill set to the team that extends our capabilities in social media execution including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and marketing automation programs.

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John Branca

Website Programming

John’s extensive experience in back-end IT technology and over 20 years of programming means Placemaking Group’s web projects are ahead of the curve. He pushes the boundaries of what can be done with our clients’ websites including e-commerce sites and robust database portals to assist our B2B clients with taking orders on their websites. John’s expertise includes LAMP development and administration Object-oriented programming (OOP), and content management systems (CMS) in PHP, Ruby/RoR, and Microsoft’s .NET. He’s also passionate about creating open-source solutions with Drupal, Larval, and WordPress. Additionally, he has a very strong SQL background in MySQL, MSSQL, and PL/SQL.

James Acker

Search and Paid Ad Specialist

Search engine ranking is among the most crucial parts of your online business. James provides expert search engine optimization (SEO), Google Ads, and retargeting strategy and execution for our clients. Focused on generating website traffic that converts to leads, James’ recommendations help move the needle. He has 10-plus years of success in improving organic search engine rankings for businesses and organizations, as well as managing successful paid search campaigns.

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