Lambert Edwards & Associates Welcomes Chris Tromp to RippLEAffect

Local PR firm Lambert Edwards & Associates announced the hiring of Chris Tromp as Senior Director, Digital and Head of their new digital media unit RippLEAffect.  Full press release below:

Lambert, Edwards & Associates Adds Senior Director of Digital Media

Chris Tromp, Senior Director, Digital and head of LE&A's digital media unit, RIPPLEAffect

Chris Tromp, Senior Director, Digital and head of LE&A’s digital media unit, RIPPLEAffect

GRAND RAPIDS, July 11, 2012 — Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), one
of Michigan’s top-ranked public relations agencies and the state’s
largest investor relations firm, announced the addition of Chris Tromp
as Senior Director, Digital and head of LE&A’s digital media unit,
RIPPLEAffect(tm). In his role, Tromp will be counseling regional and
national consumer, health care and retail brands, as well as B2B and
publicly traded companies on social media, online engagement, web and
mobile apps, online marketing and advertising strategies, and e-commerce
activation. Tromp is an expert in analyzing consumer data, consumer
profiling, online product merchandising, brand development, social media
best practice techniques, and sales strategies online.

Before joining the LE&A team, he worked as the Senior Director of
Digital Marketing for global publisher Zondervan (a Harper Collins
Company). While at Zondervan, Tromp conceptualized, developed and
executed best-selling e-books and cutting-edge mobile and tablet apps.
He also represented Zondervan in all social spaces as well as across all
digital platforms, created the marketing strategies for
direct-to-consumer launches, as well architected the business
development, sales growth and strategic promotion efforts with some of
the world’s largest online retailers including Amazon.com,
BarnesAndNoble.com, Walmart.com and Overstock.com. He was also
instrumental in acquiring and re-launching BibleGateway.com, which
continues to be one of the most visited Web properties in the world.

Tromp previously was a consultant for the Parable Group, a national
retail franchise located in San Luis Obispo, California, where he helped
create a national marketing strategy as well as develop a new franchise
brand. During his tenure at Gospel.com, which was the most trafficked
faith-based Web site on the Internet, Tromp was integral in the
strategic Web development for over 300 national and global
organizations. He also facilitated and instructed training courses
focusing on new Internet technologies, best practice techniques, and
online strategies and growth opportunities.

Tromp holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Taylor
University.

About Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Named the 2010 PRWeek Small Agency of the Year, LE&A (
http://www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20
investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and
five countries. As Michigan’s only statewide firm – with offices in
Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit – LE&A serves middle-market companies
and national brands in five practice areas: Automotive, Consumer,
Financial Communications, Health Care and Public Affairs. LE&A has
posted 12 consecutive years of growth, been named an Edward Lowe
“Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” and earned four Silver Anvil awards –
the PR profession’s highest honor. Follow us on Twitter:
@LambertEdwards.

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CONTACT:

Amanda Passage

Lambert, Edwards & Associates

616-233-0500

apassage@lambert-edwards.com

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About Derek DeVries

A communications / public relations / social media pro in West Michigan trying to get past the beta version of his life cycle.
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