Digital Team

Strategists, programmers, designers, content creators, videographers, project managers, and more — McD Digital is ready to take your digital marketing efforts to the next level. 

Randy McDaniels

President

Randy has been immersed in all things marketing his entire life… his dad built this agency from the ground up. But taking over the family business didn’t come easy. Randy worked his way through the agency wearing the hat of copywriter, producer, media buyer and account executive before becoming President. His keen sense of industry trends helps him orchestrate his team in creating innovative, well-crafted messages that get results. But the end-product isn’t the only thing that’s important to him. Don’t be surprised if he calls you for lunch or simply checks to see how things are going (and if you caught last’s night game), because at the end of the day… it’s relationships that count.

Susan Crisler

Account Manager

We like to refer to Susan as a living, breathing, workflow chart – constantly channeling information between clients and our creative team. She continually delivers projects that exceed expectations, and her flare for creativity paired with over 15 years of project management experience make Susan an invaluable resource for us and our clients. At the end of the day, seeing clients walk away with a smile is her number one goal. So bring us your navigation maps, website traffic goals and dream of a smashing website that has customers coming back time and again... then be prepared to smile.

Mark Lockett

Website Programmer

Content management systems, database applications, TV commercials... everything Mark touches becomes a work of art. That’s why when we say he’s a jack of all trades, master of many – we aren’t joking around. He knows code... certified in six leading technology facets, including Master CIW and Master eCommerce Designer. He knows function... creating custom websites that are easy to use for over a decade. And, he knows story... effortlessly capturing the essence of your business for effective broadcast and video campaigns. But that’s not all Mark has mastered. He’s also a musician (performing guitar and vocals for his band “The Normals”), with three records and two Dove Award nominations under his belt.

Drae Simpson

Web Development Manager

He might go by Dr. Drae, but one thing is for certain… this tech-loving web guru is obsessed with the unique tones of Dave Matthews Band. When he’s not working his magic on boosting organic search results or making sure client websites are running at top performance, you’ll find him in “The Space Between” creating masterpieces in Photoshop, splicing together his latest video or at one of the six DMB concerts he attends every year. Crazy, we know, but let’s call it a passion for the arts. And it’s that passion that makes him get results for clients. He won’t “quit on [you] so quickly”… he’s “got all the time for you.” He’s “the best of what’s around.” Okay… we’ll stop now.

Austin Wilson

Social Media Marketing Manager

Obsessed with consumer technology and unlocking the secret of what drives people to make decisions, Austin is our resident digital marketing strategist, and he can help your organization join the online conversation. He loves turning strangers into customers and fans of your business. Thankfully for us (and our clients), there’s no better outlet to do that than social media and internet marketing campaigns. Armed with a pair of wing-tips, a screen saver featuring tropical fish and a gaggle of oddities he likes to collect, this former Apple employee and abstract painter will help you build your online brand and increase one-to-one communication with current and potential customers.

Sarah Smith

Digital Marketing Specialist

A former Nancy Drew video game addict, Sarah has always loved solving a good mystery. So when she decided to put her quick wit and puzzle-piecing talents to use at McD Marketing, we knew she’d be able to help our clients crush their paid digital marketing goals. That’s because Sarah gets that conversations are happening all around us. Whether we’re addressing a hot-topic or creating awareness and interest about your brand, Sarah puts her critical-thinking, creative mind to work. She gets the right message in front of the right people at the right time. She’s also 100% authentic from the moment you meet her. Fair warning: while you should ask her about the journal she and her mom have been writing back and forth in since she was in kindergarten (#AllTheFeels), take a hard pass on her love for horrible Netflix horror films and Dr. Pimple Popper. There are some things in life you just can’t hashtag your way back from.

Kaitlin Hamilton

Creative Director

Creative chaos may be the best way to describe Kaitlin’s desk. And while perfectly ordered stacks and well labeled file folders may not be among her strongest skill sets, coming up with jump-off-the-page creative is. She has a raw eye for design that can’t be taught… instinctively making choices that deliver resonating results. Pair this talent with our seasoned creative team, and you end up with strategic, graphic communications that are fresh, exciting and sure to make a splash

Dave Schuette

Graphic Designer/Interactive Specialist

A pro at giving stagnant images motion, Dave works his magic for clients with outstanding Flash animations. From programming rotating images on a home page to designing completely interactive websites like Illinois Soybean’s Pod to Plate (podtoplate.org), this 13-year agency veteran is a multimedia master. He’s also got seriously awesome illustration skills and lends his critical eye for detail to every project he does – focusing on the big picture and how everything works together.

Jason Geiger

Art Director/Videographer

Whether he’s designing, editing video, coming up with the newest craze in mobile apps or carefully planning out his latest furniture design, Jason brings his love of craftsmanship to life in everything he does. Adept at taking raw ideas and materializing them into something extraordinary, this transmedia expert (and Lego extraordinaire) seamlessly builds your message across a variety of media for an even greater impact. Print, web, motion, photography, video and mobile apps... your target market will take notice and be asking you for more.

Ready to take your digital marketing to the next level?

Let’s get started on making your website shine. Contact us today.  

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