Samantha Maroney

SKMers Go the Extra Mile for the Run Of It

For many Millennials, making the leap from the always popular church 5K to a full-fledged marathon has become a bucket list item before turning 30. Blistered feet and black toenails are a new badge of honor.

But the pursuit of running a marathon isn’t reserved […]

SKM Group Announces Several New Hires to Creative and Account Services Departments, Senior Management

Depew, N.Y. – SKM Group, a full-service marketing communications agency, has hired Jamie Garcia as art director, James Gillan as strategic branding manager, Jillian Fiorella as account supervisor, Samantha Maroney as account executive and Ryan Spady as graphic designer.

Jamie Garcia’s primary client is TOPS […]

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Tim Marren
Senior Copywriter

What are you passionate about outside of SKM Group?
Family, faith and friends. My wife, our daughter and even our four-legged daughter, “Lucy the Lab”—everything revolves around them. Being a good husband and father is my goal every day. Our family is also very devoted to our parish. And we love just hanging out with friends.

What made you want to work in the agency business?
Since I went to school for journalism, I always had a passion for telling a story through great writing. But after seven years in the newspaper business, I wanted a different outlet for my writing. The industry, in print form at least, is struggling. I thought advertising copywriting would be a nice change. It’s been that and so much more. Not only do I get to “tell stories”—I’m helping to sell a product or stimulate a reaction from the consumer. And like the news business, every day is unpredictable.

Fun fact:
I’m an “Irish twin”—my brother and I are 11 months apart in age and are the same age for 2 weeks each year. During those two weeks, as kids, we’d love to tell other kids we’re the same age—but not twins. Their confusion was the best.

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Lisa Hinterberger
Graphic Designer

What is your proudest accomplishment so far in your career?
Getting my dream job right out of college. Best accomplishment by far!

What are your hobbies?
Traveling, running, snowboarding, drawing, photography

What made you want to work in the agency business?
I love the team atmosphere and that you have the ability to work with different clients.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?(Hidden talent, secrets, fun facts)
I was born in Germany and moved to the states when I was three. Also I really love Golden Retrievers.

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Greg

Greg Bauch
Copywriter

What are your hobbies?
I write books. I enjoy my birdfeeder, hiking and I moonlight as a Stand-up Comic in Buffalo. I also like putting a blanket on top of my dog and watching him blindly walk around the living room.

What made you want to work in the agency business?
I love finding the perfect word for any situation and working with other creative people.

What is something that most people don’t know about you? (Hidden talent, secrets, fun facts)
I’ve eaten over 40,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my life. My last name is the German word for ‘stomach’. I can name four state capitals. And, I’d rather be lowered by a rope into an active volcano than be trapped in a porta potty with a bee.

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Samantha

Samantha Maroney
Account Executive
 
What are your hobbies?
I like to be outdoors, so I enjoy running and playing sports. I also love to bake, travel and try different things that range from trying new foods to skydiving.
 
What are you passionate about outside of the SKM Group?
My family and friends are very important to me. When I travel, I love to learn about the people and culture of the places that I visit. I feel that an appreciation for other cultures is important to learn and grow as a person. I would also be very passionate about my dog (if I had one – I really really want one).
 
What is something that most people don’t know about you? (Hidden talent, secrets, fun facts)
While living in NYC I had a short stint working on photo shoots and TV shows as an assistant stylist, and my friends call me shambles due to my clumsy (yet graceful) nature.
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