Meet the iM Team!
iM Image Marketing was founded in 2008 by owner Mike Tarantino and has continued to grow in services and in team members. Now offering graphic design, web design, multimedia design, marketing consulting, and more!
CEO/Chief Visionary Officer
Small business experience is an understatement when it comes to Mike, but it is just that which sets him apart. As the former owner of Creative Corners in Canfield, Ohio, which he successfully ran for 14 years, and current owner of iM Video Transfer, Tip Top Child Development Center, and iM Image Marketing, Mike understands the bottom line and the results of effective marketing. He is the Chief Visionary Officer at iM Image Marketing with his role being watching over each element of a client's marketing strategy and ensuring they're working together toward the same goal. He will find a way to fulfill your marketing needs, so you can focus on what you do best.
Social Media Curator
Content Development, Copywriting, SEO, Branding, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Planning, Project Management, and Business Networking are only a few of Sam's specialties. Sam thrives on taking a big project, breaking it down into manageable chunks, and checking them off his to-do list. Through his extensive network of professionals, he strives to be the "go-to guy" for all our clients' needs. He is a 2000 graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Business Management and is active in several community business organizations such as BNI. In his spare time, he plays bass in his bands The Fringe and The Mark Soini Trio.
If you are ready to knock out a big project, Hannah is the one to call. Hannah is an incredibly versatile team member who is prepared to help you tackle every project, whether it be website content, ad design, and layout, or a variety of other versatile marketing strategies (now including web design.) Her focus is to keep the office on task so that we can accomplish even more than the team members could working independently. She brings a sharp eye to tasks before they come to you for approval so that your project undergoes fewer revisions. When she isn’t at work on her client's many projects, you can find her whitewater rafting, hiking, or just looking for the next adventure.
Abby began working with iM Image Marketing when her father opened the business in 2008. By that time, she and Mike had established CWC Productions, a photography and videography business that Abby still runs today. Throughout her portfolio, in addition to her passion for corporate photography and videography, you find that Abby loves to work with wedding couples and children. Abby is married to John Chandler of Paladin Brewing. She enjoys scrapbooking photos of the kids and loves to take them on adventures to parks, museums, and swimming. Keep an eye on her, and you will be sure to catch her snapping creative shots of your workspace to bring out the best in every space and situation.
There is so much content out there on the web, so we need someone who can write unique content for our websites while keeping search engine optimization (SEO) techniques in mind. Dawna has close to 30 years experience working for financial, manufacturing and HR firms. Dawna works remotely from Cincinnati as our web content developer. She is the oldest sibling, and it's no coincidence that Mike Tarantino looks like her. With six grandchildren between Missouri and Utah, her work goes along with her when a grandma visit becomes necessary. If you can't find Dawna, look for any scrapbooking event or call Disney to see if she's visiting the mouse.
With a passion for branding and small business development, Abigail quickly found a spot on the iM team. Abigail has worked with a number of small businesses and startups in the Youngstown area and now looks to bring her experience to iM. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a Multidisciplinary B.A. in communication (PR) and music. When she is not at iM, she is working as a ballroom dance instructor, competing in ballroom dance, or running Tough Mudders.
With a keen eye for marketing design and branding, Tijana efficiently arranges many of the graphics that go out to our clients. Prior to this position, Tijana had been working as a graphic designer with UPS. Tijana is from Serbia but now lives in Canfield with her husband, James, and his kids, Rami, Adrianna, and Roslyn. She earned a BA in Graphic Design from The University of Findlay. While at Findlay, Ms. Raicevic was on the university tennis team and now gives tennis lessons in her free time.
Ben brings his analytical eye to the team to do the behind the scenes work for our web development. His creative design and efficient work ethic push the team forward in large projects. Ben is a YSU student studying Computer Programming and lives in Niles with his parents and their dog, Sweetie. Ben likes to keep sharp outside of work by studying Italian and chess. He also enjoys running and playing tennis with friends.