Marc Apter heads a "virtual staff" of professionals to provide specific skill-sets for his clients on-demand. Image Power’s small but nimble team ensures that the firm brings personalization and passion to each of its marketing partnerships, while keeping overhead costs minimal.

Marc Apter - Public Relations and Marketing

Marc Apter, APR, is an experienced communicator with 30 years of award-winning public relations and marketing experience. Apter’s ability to create and promote regional media events that dramatically exceed attendance and media coverage expectations utilizing traditional PR techniques, as well as social media outreach, is recognized throughout the industry.


An active member of the National Press Club, Apter also is an associate member of the Society of American Travel Writers. He is an accredited member of the Counselors' Section of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), served as the immediate past president of the Central Chesapeake Chapter of PRSA and is a two-time winner of the Association’s Silver Dome and Thoth awards, as well as “Best in Maryland” recognition.

Laurie Hayes - Writing and Media Relations

Laurie Hayes is a communications specialist with more than 25 years of experience in writing, graphic design and media relations. A background in journalism contributes to her ability to craft effective press releases and successfully pitch news and feature articles.


For over 10 years Hayes was in charge of public relations and marketing for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL). Hayes also is an experienced graphic artist and has designed posters, brochures, and promotional items, as well as the design and layout of publications. She has launched and managed social media efforts and conducted training in social media and media relations.

Chris Borges - Graphic Design and Advertising

A graduate of University of Maryland’s Graphic Design program, Chris Borges has designed ads, covers, classifieds and editorial for the Southern Maryland Merchandiser. He has worked with Acropolis Books Ltd., to design covers, including that of New York Times bestseller “Color Me Beautiful,” as well as other high profile clients like USA Today and the Smithsonian Institute.

Borges has earned numerous awards and is active with the American Industry of Graphic Designers, Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Katie Lanham - Social Media

Katie Lanham has a background in writing and communications, providing social media, writing, editing, and Web design support in the Washington, DC, metro area. She has a decade of experience providing communications support in private and public markets. 

Lanham has experience developing and managing newsletters and advertising materials; designing Websites; writing press releases, news articles, and other communications materials; and editing works that range from academic theses to program documentation and white papers for the Department of Defense. 

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