Our Team

At Local Marketing, Inc., you get an entire marketing and web development team dedicated to your business. From content writers to graphic designers to PHP developers, every team member at Local Marketing, Inc. is involved every step of the way. Our in-office staff is committed to team collaboration to ensure all challenges and projects are met head on from every angle.

Get your business found with our team at Local Marketing, Inc. and watch your clients, patients and customer base grow. Together we will plan and create a customized digital marketing strategy to suit your business's unique needs and requirements.

Fill out our online form or call 404-917-2100 to speak with a Local Marketing, Inc. team member today. Be sure to request a white paper, consultation, or a FREE digital marketing analysis!

 

Senior Leadership

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Puneet Mehta

Co-Founder

Puneet's unique and localized approach to marketing inspired the foundation of Local Marketing, Inc. With 15+ years of marketing experience, starting in the e-commerce space with companies like Art.com, Puneet's insightful strategies have helped LMi succeed. Puneet, who is originally from India, earned his MBA from The Wake Forest University School of Business. In his spare time, he enjoys contributing to Forbes Magazine with insight any entrepreneur can appreciate.

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Michele Fontanelli Arnett

Co-Founder

Michele, with 20 years of experience, heads up the Atlanta office, leading all digital marketing strategies to help clients achieve a positive return on investment. She received her B.A. in English from Emory University and her MBA from Georgia State University. When she's not working, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and three rescue pugs, running, reading, baking (gluten-free), listening to 80s music, and following the latest fashion trends.

Nicole Bennett

Nicole Bennett

CEO

Nicole’s 23 years of automotive sales experience and proven sales track record are taking the LMi office by storm. With experience at big names like Cars.com and Autotrader, she’s passionate about the automotive industry and helping dealers of all sizes navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. Nicole is married with a nine-year-old daughter and loves animals. Her first car was a Plymouth Laser.

Project Management

Carlton McFall

Carlton McFall

Project Manager

A Morehouse College grad, Carlton brings some serious SEO talent and a BA in Marketing to the LMi team. Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, he started taking dance lessons as early as 6th grade and continued boogying all the way through college. Besides dancing, Carlton is an avid movie buff and loves eating great food. His first car was a black Chevrolet Cavalier.

Brad Harris

Brad Harris

Project Manager

Brad is a digital marketing pro with nearly a decade's experience, with former clients ranging from Kelly Blue Book and AutoTrader.com to SeaWorld and Orkin. He offers a diverse mix of experience in SEO, eCommerce, campaign optimization, media planning, and project management. Along with being a Data Canvas Expert on SalesForce’s Datorama Platform, Brad is also well-versed in eCommerce tools such as Magento, Shopify, Authorize.net, Stripe, and more. His first car was a rusty but trusty 1992 Mazda Protege 5-speed.

Erica Petz, Content and Digital Marketing Specialist

Erica Petz

Content and Digital Marketing Specialist

Erica brings an award-winning writing background and passion for great content to LMi. A graduate of Syracruse University with a journalism degree, Erica has since written for a variety of industries, including technology, home improvement, and education. Now she puts her savvy writing skills to work for LMi clients' websites, social media, and more. In her spare time, Erica can be found playing with her adorable puppy Daisy, sampling rosé at a winery, or wandering Atlanta in search of delicious food or captivating street art (both are everywhere).

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Heidi McIvor-Allen

Automotive Marketing Consultant

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Heidi has over 10 years of digital experience and is an expert in the automotive marketing space. She works with our account management team, creative and sales teams to ensure that clients choose the right services for their business and see a strong return on investment. With international experience and an extensive marketing background, Heidi can help take your digital marketing to the next level. Outside of work, you can find Heidi playing volleyball, taking lots of photos, volunteering and enjoying life with her husband JP (who is a radio producer) and their dogs.

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Traffic Coordinator

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Benji Katz

Digital Marketing Specialist

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Benji brings the creative perspective to our content creation team. He can always be counted on for a great pun or catchy Instagram caption--studying creative writing at Bowling Green State University will do that. In his spare time, Benji is also a poet, bass player, and big basketball fan. His first car was a 1995 Buick Regal.

Creative Team

Alex Treadwell

Alex Treadwell

Graphic Designer

Hailing from Blackshear, GA, Alex brings her right-brained brilliance to our creative team. She earned a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art before moving to Atlanta in 2018. While Alex is an expert in graphic design, she also dabbles in print-making, motion graphics, and painting among other mediums. Beyond the arts, Alex adores her yorkie, Zoey. Her first car was a 2001 Nissan Maxima.

Annie Rai - Graphic Designer

Annie Rai

Graphic Designer

Born and raised in India, Annie immigrated to the States seeking a better career and life. She earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Fine Arts/Graphic Design and a Master's of Arts in Motion Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. Annie lives and breathes for Print/Motion graphics, web design, and art. She’s exhibited her artwork at several galleries and has been published in some Atlanta magazines! When she’s not designing eye-catching graphics for our clients, Annie enjoys rollerblading, indoor rock climbing, biking and hiking at Kennesaw mountain, cooking, and sketching. Her first car was a sporty Mazda MX3 that gave her the need for speed.

Sales

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Todd Newman

Northeast Director of Sales

After studying Sociology and Social Work at Brooklyn College, Todd taught middle school Math and Social Studies before becoming the owner of a used car lot. There he began his automotive journey, which would eventually lead him to working for big names like Dealer Inspire and Cars.com in NYC, where he was awarded Salesperson of the Year in 2017. Now he is LMi’s Northeast Director of Sales. A New York native, Todd is a proud Yankees fan, of course. His first car was a classy 1983 Ford Fairmont coupe.

Edgar Mendoza

Edgar Mendoza

Sales Representative

Edgar has been in the automotive industry for over 11 years, spending 3 years in retail before moving to the media side. While he’d never use it for leverage in negotiations, he holds a 2nd-degree black belt in taekwondo. His favorite hobby is snowboarding and he tries to spend at least a couple weeks on the mountain every year. Edgar was also married recently, making him the newliest wed on the LMi team. His first car was a 1997 Nissan Altima.

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Greg Bianchini

Outside Marketing Advisor

Greg, with a background in finance and marketing from the State University of New York at Albany, is part of LMi's digital marketing outside sales team. Greg is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to recommending the right programs to help automotive dealerships improve leads and sales. When he’s not in the office, Greg enjoys diving into a good Tim Ferriss or Ryan Holiday book at a local coffee shop. His first car was a trusty Honda Accord.

Administration

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Aubree Powers

Recruiting

Aubree brings a unique perspective to the LMi team. Though she studied chemistry at Alverno College, she is a Recruiter for LMi, having worked in HR and recruitment for over four years. Her experience includes extensive work sourcing qualified talent for different firms. Outside of the office, Aubree loves reading and horseback riding. Her first car was a beloved silver 2006 Dodge Stratus named Elliott that was stolen three times.

Office Dogs

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Fitz McIvor Allen

Mood Lifter / Break Master / Office Dog

If you have ever worked for a company that allows you to bring your pets into the office, you know why we LOVE having Fitz -- aka Mr. President, aka the Fitzer -- here at LMi. When Fitz first arrives to the office with his mom, Heidi, he makes his rounds greeting all the employees, then makes his way to his office (his mom’s office) where there is a water dish, toys and treats. If you ever need a break during the day, Fitz is right there to cheer you up! The LMi office is a brighter place when he comes to visit us.

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Frank The Tank

CFO: Chief Fetch Officer

When Frank the Tank first arrives with his mom, he runs through the office, sprinting down every hallway to greet all his coworkers with lots of love and excitement. Don't be surprised to see Frank jumping, playing fetch, and providing everyone at LMi with a little break from agency life.

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Jay

Chief Begging Officer

Jay has more than earned his title here in the LMi office. Open a bag of chips and you'll hear him pitter-pattering his way to you, ready to stand watch for any falling crumbs. Jay is a rescue from a local Atlanta shelter who lives for cuddles and head scratches. When he's not begging for treatos, Jay loves making new friends, going to the dog park, and being ridiculously cute.