about us.

Get to know the team at ILM Marketing.
Nat Criss

Nat’s been involved in the marketing industry since 1996 and was previously the Marketing Director for one of the nation’s leading mortgage brokers. Originally from Meadville, PA, Nat graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and spent seven years in Burlington, Vermont before relocating to Wilmington in 2005. Nat has a background in advertising, real estate, and finance, and has experience in marketing businesses in a wide range of industries. Nat and his wife Megan live in the Masonboro area of Wilmington with their two boys, Cooper and Jalen.

Anna Platz

Anna is the glue that keeps it all together. As one of our lead designers and project manager extraordinaire, she makes sure that our work gets delivered on time and on budget. Anna is originally from Bucks County, PA outside of Philadelphia. She attended William & Mary where she met her husband Billy. They currently live outside of Philly with their daughter, Taylor.

Vanessa Lloyd
Vanessa Lloyd

Vanessa keeps projects moving and clients happy, applying her wide range of skills to everything from website development, PPC management, print design and social media marketing. After growing up in Minnesota and earning a Mass Communications degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Vanessa came to Wilmington in search of beaches and lack of snow. When she’s not in the office, Vanessa is either playing any and every sport, or traveling.

Emily Dunlevy
Emily Dunlevy

Emily’s expertise in design and marketing originated during her 6-year career in real estate marketing. Now applying her skills to a number of projects from social media marketing, and print design, to PPC management. Raised in Wilmington since the age of 5, Emily has always felt lucky to call Wilmington home. When not with her husband John and two dogs Sunny and Reese, you can find her in the pilates studio or on the golf course.

Ben DiPaolo
Ben DiPaolo

Ben works with clients to develop and implement digital advertising campaigns that align with their goals and enhance their business. Originally from Akron, Ohio; Ben graduated from Ohio State University before working for a decade as an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles. Since arriving in Wilmington in 2021, Ben has enjoyed working with clients and partners to build meaningful brands by managing and developing creative strategies and content. Outside of work, Ben can be found with his wife and dog at the beach, a brewery, or pretending to be a golfer.

Ben DiPaolo
Shelby Pihlaja
Meet Shelby – your go-to guru for all things video and content creation, committed to growing your brand on social media. With over 6 years of experience owning a smoothie shop in Minnesota, she knows firsthand how much video and social media can grow your business. In her free time, Shelby loves listening to live music, anything and everything outdoors, and  hanging with her fur babies, Bear and Milo.


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2214 Wrightsville Ave, Suite A
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (866) 491-5479

ILM Marketing
702 Potter Drive
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: (267) 987-3024


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