Meet the iM Team!
We make the magic happen!
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, graphic design and more!
Mike@imimagemarketing.com | 330-272-1493 ext 2
Small business experience is an understatement when it comes to Mike, but it is just that which sets him apart as the owner of iM Image Marketing from larger enterprises. Mike began with Creative Corners in Canfield, Ohio, which he successfully ran for 14 years. Starting from scratch, he built the business to two locations and a few employees! During his time at Creative Corners, he helped build CWC Productions, a filming and photography business, with his daughter, Abby Chandler. He also started iM Video Transfer while at Creative Corners. While Mike sold the frame part of the business in 2008, iM Video Transfer and CWC Productions still continue today.
During this transitional phrase, Mike began designing layouts for customers of a co-op direct mail business which helped him focus on his original passion, graphic design and business marketing. iM Image Marketing was founded, and continues to grow. As someone who has run a small brick and mortar business, Mike understands the bottom line and the results from marketing. He will find a way to fulfill your marketing needs, so you can focus on what you do best.
Sam Morris-Project Manager
Sam@imimagemarketing.com | 330-272-1493 ext 3
Content Development, Copywriting, SEO, Branding, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, Planning, Project Management, and Business Networking are only a few of Sam's specializes. Sam thrives on taking a big project, breaking it down into manageable chunks, and checking them off his to-do list. He also loves the variety of projects working at iM gives him, and the creative aspects of building a company brand. Through his extensive network of professionals, He strives to be the "go-to guy" for all our clients' needs, connecting them with professionals that can help them in all their needs, professional or personal.
Sam lives in Boardman with his wife Karolyn, and their children, Serena, Sebastian, and Sophia. He is a 2000 graduate of Youngstown State University with a degree in Business Management and is active in several community business organizations, including BNI and Keep it Local Austintown. In his spare time, he plays bass in his bands The Fringe and The Mark Soini Trio.
Hannah Keeling-Project Manager
Hannah@imimagemarketing.com | 330-272-1493 ext 4
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 get the most for you out of 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.
Hannah currently lives in Austintown with her two children, Grayson and Selina (ahem, we mean furbabies, ha!). She is a double major in Advertising/Public Relations and Communications at Youngstown State University. When she isn’t at work or slaving away at school work, you can find her whitewater rafting, hiking, or just looking for the next adventure.
Abby@imimagemarketing.com | 330-272-1493 ext 5
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, Abby loves to work with wedding couples and children.
Abby is married to John Chandler. Abby has two stepsons, John and Luke, and the newest members of the family, Clark and Chloe, her twins. She enjoys scrapbooking photos of the kids and loves to take them on adventures to parks, museums, and swimming. Abby is very outgoing and fun loving. 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.
Dawna Macy-Content Writer
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. She even had her own consulting business working as a content developer which means she has dabbled in a small business. Being an independent contractor, she learned to shift hats quickly to target the audience for each project and website.
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.
Abigail@imimagemarketing.com | 330-272-1493 ext 6
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.
Abigail lives in Kent with her boyfriend, Marcus. 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, or running Tough Mudders.
Tijana Raicevic-Graphic Designer
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.