meet the team
Tight Ship is led by digital marketing experts who believe in the power of efficiency. By leveraging vetted processes, thoughtful automation, and a network of digital marketing all-stars, you can expect best-in-industry results to clients with unparalleled flexibility and at a fraction of the cost of larger, monolithic agencies.
We believe in a freelance future, and have cultivated a thriving network in the US and all over the world. This combined with our replicable process templates allow us to bring in expert collaboration and quickly scale projects across all digital channels as opportunity is identified through our Compass approach and client collaboration.
12 years of digital marketing experience
In 2007 Ben met Adam Audette and Meg Thompson who brought him on as the first employee of AudetteMedia (Acquired by RKG, then Merkle, now Dentsu), eventually helping to grow the team of 1 to 70.
At RKG (a top global PPC agency), Ben led top client engagements including several projects with Google, helped build in-house and vet 3rd party technology, and managed PM tools, as well as process creation for the team. As RKG grew and eventually moved under the Merkle umbrella, he gained experience in how to run successful PPC, Content, Social, and Display campaigns. Developing replicable strategic frameworks using competitive analysis, benchmarking multi-channel opportunities , and tracking progress towards achieving goals.
Ben brings to Tight Ship 12 years of experience generating huge gains for the biggest brands in the world, and a passion for enabling clients through reporting automation and endless implementation-blocking work-arounds.
11 years of digital marketing experience
Stephen combines a “numbers don’t lie” analytical approach with a love for data visualization and a marketer’s intuition developed from ten years of digital advertising experience.
Over this time, Stephen has managed accounts for clients spanning many industries, including Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, JetBlue, HomeAway, and the Smithsonian Institute.
Previous experiences as director of strategy at both RKG/Merkle and Closed Loop Marketing as well as director of marketing at fintech startup ChartIQ have allowed Stephen to address a wide range of digital marketing situations and challenges.
Stephen holds a degree in marketing from the University of Virginia. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, and has already fulfilled his dream of playing the keytar at a music festival. When he’s not out tasting delicious food and drinks, he enjoys writing music.
7 years of digital marketing experience
Jake has developed technical, content, and multi-year SEO strategies for national and international companies with a focus on utilizing analytics-informed decisions to create sustained non-branded growth. He has worked in SEO verticals including e-commerce, lead generation, financial, social, news, and editorial.
6 years of digital marketing experience
Specializing in search engine marketing, Matt's no-nonsense approach to campaign management has affected efficient return on millions of dollars in ad spend for companies like Citizens Bank, Destination XL, and Acronis. His proficiency in data analysis and his aversion to wasted effort make him a valuable asset.
Tight ship network
GET THE RIGHT PERSON ON THE JOB
Even the best digital marketing teams can't be experts at everything. When you have a high-value project that requires a certain level of knowledge and experience, there's someone in the Tight Ship Network that knows exactly how to get it done right.
NAVIGATE THE SEA OF OPPORTUNITIES
Tight Ship will provide you with a single point of contact who will work with you to make sure the right expert is working on the right projects for you. While you might have a dozen digital marketers implementing your recommendations, it all funnels to you through your Tight Ship project manager.
SCALE UP OR DOWN WITH EASE
Working with the Tight Ship Network gives you the freedom to tackle your important projects when you want them done. Want to knock out ten technical SEO projects at once? Can do. Putting a pause on advertising spend so you can save up for the big product launch later this year? No problem.
PAY FOR THE WORK YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT
Don't worry about hiring a costly full-time employee. Tight Ship is a valuable team on call when you need us and a prudent cost-saving measure when you don't.
Ready to turn your digital marketing efforts into an efficient machine?