Our Voyage

     Established in 1999, Affinity was created to provide strategic planning, counsel and integrated marketing solutions under sensible terms – backed by professional comprehensive marketing experience and creative services designed to drive sales. We emphasize the principles of good branding to focus creative efforts.

     Our forte is planning, copywriting, design and production for print and digital promotions, public relations, website performance, direct marketing and email newsletters. Other service areas include surveys, trade show and exhibit displays, signage, point-of-purchase displays, video script writing and direction and slideshow presentations. Whatever marketing support you need we'll find a way to get it done.

You'll find we're easy to work with, respectful, dependable, thorough and act with our client's best interests at heart. 

Increase your marketing ROI with a customized Marketing Action Plan from Affinity Marketing.


Dave Ellis – Marketing Strategy, Creative Direction

Armed with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Dave began his 10-year career as Advertising Director for The Moorings, which provided him with an insider's view of what a company experiences in hiring, directing and coping with advertising agencies. Critical lessons were learned about building a brand and preserving its integrity, developing responsible campaigns, measuring results and directing creative resources in balance with internal marketing capabilities.

Realizing an unmet need for dependable creative talent and expert counsel under sensible terms, Dave created Affinity Marketing – an agency that understands controlling costs, defines clear plans and provides high value for the talent you need to put those plans 

into action.

Starting more than 30 years ago as a graphic designer, Dave's professional focus evolved to developing multi-channel integrated communications, proven marketing strategies and tactics that produce a competitive edge for Affinity's clients. Dave's key to success is dedication to Affinity's mission: help clients get the maximum return on investment from their marketing. This involves engineering the right balance of the message, audience and medium to deliver highly effective and professional communications. 


Mary Orme Ellis – SEO Copywriting, Public Relations

Mary's 15-year career in sales—all of it in the marine industry—has evolved into that of a talented and diverse marketing communicator. Mary sold luxury yacht charters and eventually became a yacht broker for The Moorings back in the 90's before she joined the Affinity team in 2001.

With an indisputable finesse for search engine optimization copywriting, her English major and study of Ogilvy’s principles of Copywriting and Public Relations, Mary admittedly enjoys every challenge of crafting the perfect choice of words that deliver the right message to the right person at the right time.

To keep current with changes in B2B and B2C marketing techniques, Mary has fully embraced social media as a powerful sales platform. Her liaison with editors and dedication to writing that maximizes SEO strategies means your communications are fine-tuned, highly visible and well-received both in print and online.