tmbpartners is a marketing, communication, and design firm located in Scottsdale Arizona. For over a decade we have been helping clients embrace the realities and challenges created by the modern, global marketplace. We don’t simply guess what is needed; we mine for strategic insights, identify key priorities and then activate them, helping our clients make the most of their marketing resources and investments.
As the Founder and Creative Director of tmbpartners, Tom believes “the secret to good design lies much deeper than visual appeal.” A designer at heart, Tom understands that behind every well-executed design is one key element: strategy. Also trained in engineering and photography, he begins every project by understanding exactly how something works and then uses that information to create the design and strategy.
Throughout his 18 years in the marketing and advertising industry, companies such as AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Neiman Marcus and Chevrolet (to name just a few) recognized Toms’ strengths and sought him out to develop campaigns and product launches that resulted in increased revenue, decreased expenses and exceptional brand exposure.
A voyage of passion, creativity and discovery has led Ritchie to this important principle: greatness is achieved through critical thinking, energy, passion and responsibility. His extensive resume includes tenures as a Sr. VP of Marketing and business/market development at Fender Musical Instruments and Vice President of Marketing at Barrett-Jackson classic car events.
Ritchie states, “My real-world media and production experience comes into play with clients who are often overwhelmed by all of the new and old media they’ve been told they need to participate in. None of this stuff is magic, it all serves a purpose, but too often that purpose is lost in the noise of the latest must-do initiative. I enjoy walking clients through this maze, easing their stress, helping them focus on what they need.”