Marketing experts for associations, non-profits, and professional services
Markitecture is a dedicated consulting partner and marketing agency serving associations, non-profits, and professional service firms. We bring well-thought and custom strategy to each engagement so your team can make the most of your marketing budget and efforts. We don’t “specialize” in everything for everybody. We listen while you express your challenges and make recommendations that deliver results.
Our CEO, Chris Denby, combined in-house marketing and ad agency experience to create a consulting firm driven to change how our clients view and execute marketing initiatives. Throughout his career, he has worked with large and small organizations to define clear, effective marketing strategy and deliver powerful execution. Chris approaches all marketing challenges from a strategic and goal-oriented angle, understanding that the ‘why’ and the ‘who’ determine the ‘what’…not the other way around. His career has focused on using technology in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible to meet marketing goals and he is well-versed in a wide variety of leading AMS, CMS and CRM tools.
Chris received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Virginia Tech. His in-house A/E professional experience includes working as an Architectural Intern, a Senior Marketing Executive and a Director of Marketing. His marketing and branding experience includes account management, media planning, brand development, social media strategy and marketing plan development. Chris is also a published author and frequent speaker at industry events on social media, branding and marketing strategy. In his free time, you can find Chris with his wife and two kids somewhere between the trampoline, the soccer field and tap class.
Liz Paton comes to Markitecture with her own mix of in-house experience and advertising agency know-how. With a diverse background in digital and traditional media, she has worked as agency designer, in-house designer in both the public and private sector, and Creative Director at a outdoor/art/photography magazine. In addition, she gained valuable industry experience working as in-house designer at an A/E firm. Throughout her career she has designed for well-known clients such as BOB Strollers, Brighton Resort, Franz Bakery, Sun Valley Resort, Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Wasatch Journal, Big Sky Brewing, and many others.
Liz earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with a focus on Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She moved west to be near the mountains and settled in Boise, Idaho where she currently lives with her two children. When not designing you might find her playing roller derby, snowboarding, biking, or out walking her dog.
Courtney Hartford is a marketing and communications professional that comes to us with over 5 years of experience in the marketing sector. At her previous role, Courtney worked at a fashion e-commerce startup based in Washington, D.C. that showcased fashion and accessories made by women-owned brands from around the world. She gained valuable experience where she managed social media content, email marketing campaigns, influencer partnerships, public relations and more.
Courtney studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned a B.S. in Communications with a focus on Mass Communication and Media Literacy. After living in Washington, D.C. for over 5 years, Courtney returned to her family home just outside of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Courtney enjoys thrifting, discovering new fashion brands, collecting sea glass at the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.