Recognized as a leader in her field, Andrea Ness is a devoted mother and a creative design and public relations professional.
Joining Martin Waymire during its inception in 2004, Andrea directs advertising, graphics and new media services, a role that allows her to blend her creative and technical skills with her extensive public relations experience. Working at a firm that is recognized as one of the best at what it does, Andrea’s leadership and vision has to cover a number of distinct areas. She is responsible for not only the creative strategy for most of the clients, but also ensuring that the technical back-end runs smoothly — and, of course, working with her colleagues on the public relations strategy.
Andrea has been a leader in putting Martin Waymire at the forefront of social media marketing, web services, advertising and design for a variety of clients.
She uses her extensive knowledge to provide greater online opportunities for her clients and also as a facilitator for the company’s social media trainings to get other companies and organizations started in the use of social media platforms. Her work with the creation of the Michigan Women’s Summit for Michigan United in 2006 and with the Center for Michigan’s “Truth Squad” helped Martin Waymire win the 2006 and 2011 “Best of Show” Awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Michigan Chapter.
Andrea is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in advertising. During her college years, she interned for two semesters at Walt Disney World in Orlando in marketing and personal service training. She is an active member of the local and national chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) serving as Secretary for the Central Michigan Chapter.
“Of all of our inventions for mass communication…….. pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” – Walt Disney