Same Team, Same Mission, Just AAMPed Up
If you haven't heard the news just yet, we're excited to announce that iWerx Connect has been acquired by AAMP Agency, the Adventure & Activity Marketing Pros! Don't worry! We're still the same team with the same knowledge & passion for great design, engaging content, and awesome digital marketing. We are making this wonderful transition to better provide our marketing services to the tourism & destination industry. The team at AAMP Agency couldn't be more excited about this acquisition, and we are eternally grateful for the work we have accomplished during our time at iWerx Connect.
iWerx Connect had a humble beginning in Minot, North Dakota. In the year 2008, Steven Edwards and his business partner had combined their expertise to start a simple company providing indoor advertising for local businesses. Eventually, as Minot grew, iWerx Connect had grown with it too and began offering services such as website development, SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Social WiFi. While iWerx Connect had a promising future in Minot, the company owners have a passion for the tourism industry they couldn't ignore. By July 2017, iWerx Connect had relocated to Las Vegas, NV and was kicking up a digital marketing storm in the tourism and destination marketing business. By 2019, iWerx Connect had successfully partnered with a vast number of tour operators, destinations, restaurants, and more all the way from the Bahamas to the San Diego Bay. Our continuous growth and mission to provide the best digital marketing to the tourism industry caught the eye of AAMP Agency, and at the beginning of 2020, iWerx Connect had been acquired.
Now, freshly acquired, what is AAMP Agency? AAMP stands for the Adventure & Activity Marketing Pros, and that is just what we were and will remain to be. Like any business that has been acquired and in a new partnership, our team is growing, our services will continue to expand, and our reach is as big as ever. For the team at AAMP Agency, it's full speed ahead. Our focus has remained the same, provide undeniably awesome digital marketing to the tourism industry, however, we've just got more power and resources available now. So what does that mean for you? Well, nothing bad at all and everything good. We've got more resources, and we use those to help grow your business even further. We've got an expanding team, which means more ideas and more people to handle your digital marketing needs. While we may have a new name, new look, and even a few new team members, we've still got the same passion that we had when iWerx Connect was first established. So… meet the team!
Steve Edwards | CEO
Steve founded iWerx Connect in 2008 and grew his marketing agency from the ground up. When he's not focused on running a highly-successful marketing business, you can catch him cycling, trying the latest foodie trend, or on a beach in Hawaii. Steve has a passion for tacos, reggae music, and all things tourism-related!
Jaden Cymbaluk | Director of Business Development
Jaden is the Director of Business Development and leads in client acquisitions & partnerships by day. By night, he becomes D-Jaden and is rocking nightlife, dance floors, weddings, and corporate events everywhere. He enjoys traveling & sports, he's the hostess with the mostest, and being a family man is what he does best. His passion is working with all of our clients in growing their businesses!
Ward Woods | Creative Director
No marketing agency is complete without a creative director steering the ship. Ward is here to oversee every aspect of a project, whether it's a new website or a marketing campaign. When he's not at AAMP Agency, he's spending his time with his loved one, Jacquelyn, and their two dogs, Odus & Brother. He also makes time to create artwork, travel, make videos, take photographs, and participate in recreational activities such as surfing & snowboarding!
Jana Byrn | Copywriter & Social Media Coordinator
Jana is here to provide all clients with written copy that sells and builds their brand. Not only that, but at AAMP Agency, she manages social accounts, creates marketing campaigns, and works her SEO magic on websites. In her free time, you can find her photographing food & people, hanging out with her two dogs, or picking up whatever hobby suits her interest at the moment.
Alyx Thomas | Social Media Coordinator
Alyx is a true social media extraordinaire! She manages social accounts, creates effective ads, and brings awesome ideas to the table! When she's not at AAMP, shes cooking, spending time with her kittens, exploring places with her friends, or enjoying live music at a concert or festival!
Meghan Meredith | Project Manager
Meghan is the organized person in the office that has the difficult task of reigning in a creative team. When the rest of us are feeling creative, she puts us on track and set us and our clients up for success. When you're a client of AAMP Agency, there is no doubt that you'll be communicating with her! When she's not working, you can find her hiking, spending time with friends, or playing with her pet ferrets.
Theeraphat Tickahorn | Website Developer
Theeraphat (Also known as T) is a recent addition to AAMP Agency! Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, but now living in Las Vegas, T became interested in website design after discovering W3C web standards in 2007. He had earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design & New Media at the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. He is extremely passionate about web development and design in all its forms, and he enjoys writing code & researching new web technologies.
Kevin Uribe – Google Ad Words Specialist
Kevin is our Google Ad Words Specialist at AAMP Agency, meaning he has a vast knowledge of Pay-Per-Click marketing (PPC). He sets up advertising campaigns on Google Search, Google Display Partners, & Google Mobile Ads, conducts keyword research, and so much more. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his family, playing baseball, hiking, or cooking up something delicious on a grill.
Brian Huynh | Digital Sales Specialist
Brian is also a new addition to the AAMP Agency, and he's here to help tourism businesses find digital marketing solutions that work best for them. He'll talk about digital marketing for as long as you let him! When he's not speaking with potential and new clients at AAMP, he's working with Amazon or spending his time snowboarding, hiking, or chilling with his dog and 2 cats.
While our team may seem small, it is made up of hardworking employees with a wide range of skill sets. When all of our skills are combined, we are so dang mighty that we can cover all of the bases of your digital marketing needs. From website development to SEO, to social media marketing, to videography & photography. We're here to help your tourism business, destination or attraction grow to lengths you didn't even know could be possible. We accomplish this by combining our burning passion for everything tourism related with our extensive knowledge of digital marketing, helping your brand cross digital oceans.
We are AAMP Agency, the adventure and marketing pros, and we're pleased to meet you.