–Redgate, Hendrickson, Merrill Join Planit–

Baltimore, Md. (December 2, 2010) – Planit, a Baltimore-based marketing communications agency, announced today that it has hired Amy Redgate as senior project manager, Kate Hendrickson as social influence specialist, and James Merrill as Flash developer.

“We are excited to welcome three new hires to the Planit team—even further expanding our online design and strategic capabilities,” commented Matt Doud, president of Planit. “As more and more clients seek creative offline marketing paired with smart online and social strategies, we are confident we will continue to not only meet their expectations, but blow them away with our award-winning integrated campaigns.”

Redgate will be managing all aspects of interactive projects at Planit, including leading and participating in requirements definition, solution analysis, documentation design, and implementation. She joins Planit from One to One Interactive in Boston where she was account supervisor. After joining One to One in 2006, Redgate worked with a variety of clients on interactive marketing initiatives, including Chevy Chase Bank, Partners HealthCare and Upromise. Her projects ranged from managing large-scale website builds, paid search, display advertising, and search engine optimization (SEO), to email application development, customer research studies, and social media.

As social influence specialist, Hendrickson will manage online community and social media platforms on behalf of Planit and its clients. Additionally, she will develop and execute word-of-mouth marketing campaigns, and provide content creation, strategy and client support for integrated campaigns. Prior to Planit, Kate was a public relations and events specialist at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore. Her responsibilities included social media management, press release and promotional material development, public relations strategy and web management, as well as event logistics. She worked with city agencies, media groups and national campaigns such as got milk?, Disney on Ice and Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks.

Merrill is a talented Flash developer who will be responsible for developing Flash animation and coding for several of the agency’s interactive client projects. Merrill was previously a Flash developer at Flash Atelier in Sykesville, and prior to that was a lead Flash animator at Kneebouncers in Sykesville as well. His client experience includes Choice Hotels, RIF, Red Cross and USDA.