Jeff Echols joins the Charrette Venture Group team as the Digital Marketing Expert

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jeffDES MOINES and INDIANAPOLIS: Today, Charrette Venture Group (CVG), a venture group focused on supporting and enabling entrepreneurial architects and designers, and digital marketing agency echoEngagement LLC (echoEngagement) announced that they have formed a new partnership to expand the management of digital marketing services for new and growing design firms. The partnership establishes echoEngagement, owned by Jeff Echols (www.architectoftheinternet.com), as the primary provider of digital marketing services to all CVG partners. "Charrette Venture Group is addressing a market need that I have observed for years," said Echols. "Our new partnership will significantly expand my firm's ability to help architects tell their story and increase our impact on this important space."

echoEngagement was formed in November 2014 after Echols exited a successful architecture firm. "I enjoy connecting with people and hearing, and telling, their stories. This has always been a part of me," said Echols. "The digital marketing and storytelling space has just been a natural fit with my passion."

"This partnership is going to significantly move the needle for the new and growing firms we serve," said Todd L. Reding, Chief Operations Officer and Vice President for Investments at Charrette Venture Group. "Jeff brings talents to our group that fills many gaps in our offerings. This is exciting!" he said.

About Charrette Venture Group: Charrette Venture Group is a global venture firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, that is focused on professional designers of the built environment. The group seeks to positively impact the way new and growing design firms operate throughout the world.