Who are we?

A digital marketing company located in Turku Finland

Who do we work with?

We work with a range of clients on multiple continents. From authors, publishers, and small businesses; to large ad agencies and multinational corporations.

Our skills are varied, and our network is vast.

 
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Our Team

Teija DeVere

Teija DeVere

Digital Marketing Director/COO

Teija’s been involved in marketing in Finland and the USA for over a decade, writing SEO copy, articles, even a few novels, she’s done it all. She took over the digital and social media marketing for a major Finnish corporation in 2016, and over the past few years she’s become a bit of a social media marketing guru, developing a singular grasp on the analytics tools offered by the major social media platforms, with a strong focus on Facebook and Amazon.

Having written twenty three books and with a new trilogy on the way, it’s no wonder her primary focus is marketing books, authors and publishers these days.

Chris DeVere

Chris DeVere

Publisher/Graphic Design/CEO

Chris took a break from a 12-year career in sales and corporate relations in 2012 to go build wooden boats, a house or two, and some custom cabinetry and millwork. After moving to Finland in 2016, and deciding to get back to it, he opened DeVere Marketing together with Teija in June of 2018.

Today he exercises his creative impulses with the publishing side of the company and bootstrapping his education in CG animation, 3D modeling, and Environmental Concept Art using Blender, Photoshop, After Effects, and any other CG art tools he can gets his hands on. This is the work he truly loves the most.

Minja Merivuori

Minja Merivuori

Sales Representative

Minja has worked in the industrial sector for more than seventeen years. In addition to her extensive experience managing production lines, she has also served as both a foreman and a deputy supervisor. In 2022, Minja took on the job of sales and marketing for DVM. It’s important for her to be able to stand 100% behind her work, and she is enthusiastic about this new challenge.

Christopher Scott Thompson

Christopher Scott Thompson

Content Director

Chris Thompson is a professional writer and researcher based in the USA. Chris is the author of more than 20 books and 1500 published articles on a wide range of topics, including marketing, business, health, science, technology, and many other subjects. Chris’s interests include history and the martial arts.

Luna Ognjanovic

Luna Ognjanovic

Digital Marketing Manager

Luna has been working in the Internet industry for years doing content marketing and translation/proofreading, but her real passion is digital marketing and Facebook advertising in particular. Her meticulous and in-depth research skills help her create and run successful campaigns, while providing the clients a means to achieve their goals and increase conversions.

Mia Bijelic

Mia Bijelic

Digital Marketing Specialist

Mia is an experienced content marketer who eagerly plunged into the world of Facebook advertising. She’s dedicated to maximizing the tools that the platform offers in order to help clients reach all the right audiences and inspire more conversions. To keep doing this successfully, she keeps a keen eye on the changes and trends regarding not only Facebook ads but the wider digital marketing landscape as well.

With each new campaign, Mia invests all her knowledge, analytical skills, and creativity to bring real results. She’s proud to be doing this work with the DeVere marketing team.

Lindsay Fara Kaplan

Lindsay Fara Kaplan

Senior Copy Editor

Lindsay Kaplan is a French teacher based in Portland, Maine. She earned her Ph.D. in French History and Literature from New York University, and enjoys teaching high school students to love language, history, and critical thinking. Lindsay also works as a freelance proofreader and copywriter for Hachette and MacMillan, and has enjoyed research, copywriting, and translation jobs for such entities as the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library. In her free moments, she loves spending time with family, reading, cooking, kickboxing, and sewing.

Laura Lennig

Laura Lennig

Writer/Senior Copy Editor

Laura brings over 25 years of experience as a writing instructor to DeVere Marketing. She has had her own work published in regional magazines and literary journals. Laura thinks no day is complete without quality time spent outdoors, whether she is running or on a good woods-walk with her dog, Elsie.

Julia Rhinelander

Julia Rhinelander

Senior Copy Writer/Copy Editor

Julia Rhinelander is a library assistant, educator, and freelance writer/copy editor based in Portland, Maine. After teaching French for four years, she moved to Paris to earn her Masters in French Literature from Middlebury College. Julia has had many opportunities to hone her skills as a writer, both as a student and an educator, and has worked on numerous translation projects for local and international non-profits. She currently lives in Portland, Maine, and when she isn’t writing or reading, you’ll likely find her climbing mountains, telling ghost stories, or playing music.

Erika Lazarte

Senior Sales Copy Writer/Copy Editor

Erika Lazarte is a copywriter living in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, cat, and dog. She started her career in journalism, earned her master’s degree in nonfiction writing, and shifted to marketing copy more than 10 years ago. Her experience ranges from writing marketing emails to website copy, direct mailings, conference materials, social media copy, blogs, flyers, and more. She’s written for technology, wellness, and higher education brands including AOL, Verizon Media, Yahoo Mail, Strayer University, and Capella University. She loves spending time with family, reading books, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors.

Liz Stewart

Liz Stewart

Copy Editor/Copy Writer

Liz is an editor with more than 15 years’ experience in book publishing. She has worked in-house and freelance for a variety of publishers on subjects as diverse as gardening, crafts, food and drink, pet care and farming, outdoor living, and health and well-being. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local art house cinema and enjoys visiting museums. Born and raised in Maine, she now lives in Minnesota.

Gabriel Bugarin

Gabriel Bugarin

Writer/ Copy Editor

Gabriel Bugarin is a creative writer, educator, and freelance copywriter/editor. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, and is a recent graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Western Washington University, where he also taught English composition. His personal, professional, and academic life have shaped his writerly skills and literary artistry. Gabriel will write in any mode or genre he can – from Ed Tech blogs to speculative fiction based on his Mexica (more commonly known as “Aztec”) ancestry. Outside of writing, video games and his Buddhist practice help keep him centered, and he spends a wealth of his time singing and writing lyrics for his sci-fi-themed concept band.”