Technical Expertise + Creative passion + Higher Vision

RISE ABOVE

Ascent Digital Media is a full-service digital marketing agency elevating
NJ & Lehigh Valley small businesses with web design, online marketing & SEO.

Introducing Ascent Digital Media

Our passion is unmatched. Our work is stunning. Our results are both proven and outstanding.
And our clients love working with us.

Outstanding Value

With a low-overhead, modern agency structure, we provide some of the best digital marketing brainpower in the NJ & PA region for a fraction of the cost of bigger agencies. There are always cheaper options out there, if you’re the gambling type. But get a free quote from us and prepare to be elated.

Creativity + Strategy + Technology

Ascent unites inspiring aesthetics, superior strategy & execution, and a comprehensive technology platform for capturing and nurturing leads to give you an incredibly sophisticated – and incredibly affordable – online marketing engine.

Contagious Fun

We love what we do and we have a blast doing it. You’ll genuinely enjoy working with us. We’ll work hard together, and we’ll laugh a lot together. You didn’t know a business partnership could be like this.

We give back to our community.

Ascent believes in a higher purpose – we are a digital agency making a tangible impact because of our commitment to engaging heavily with our community. We donate a lot of time in pro bono work for non-profits throughout the region, helping them to fulfill their missions.

Ascent creates eye-popping websites and executes comprehensive online marketing strategies for small & mid-sized businesses in NJ & the Lehigh Valley. That’s what we do. But that’s not really what it’s all about.

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The Ascent Team

This is the core team that will lead your Ascent.

Lance Miller

Lance Miller

Principal/Founder View Details
Michael Martello

Michael Martello

UI Developer, Account Manager View Details
Alisa Westerholm

Alisa Westerholm

Web Applications Developer View Details
Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

Web Developer & Multimedia Producer View Details
Ryan Stone

Ryan Stone

SEO & Content Specialist View Details
Lance Miller

Lance Miller

Principal/Founder

Lance has over 15 years of experience managing online marketing programs and developing Web projects for clients ranging from the arts to education to big business. With strong technical skills, an eye for design, strategic vision, and excellent communication, he has played a critical role in the success of countless projects. With a passion for the marriage of creativity, technology, and service, Lance founded Ascent with a pretty lofty goal: to not only elevate our clients to new heights, but make a real positive difference in our community.

A few noteworthy happy clients:

  • Rutgers University
  • Avaya
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • eSOZO
  • One of the largest pharma companies in the world, who we’re not allowed to name, but you’d be impressed if we did
  • Comcast
  • Verizon
  • Oticon
  • Siemens

Lance is a husband, father of two, songwriter, and die-hard Mets fan with an over-inflated opinion of the movie Goodfellas. He can literally incorporate The Simpsons seamlessly into any conversation. You won’t even realize it’s happening until it’s too late. He is Ascent’s resident connoisseur of fine pizzas. He’s also been known to travel the eastern seaboard for a great steak. Be sure to ask him about his recipe for the Ultimate Breakfast Burger DeluxeTM.

Michael Martello

Michael Martello

UI Developer, Account Manager

Mike fills a dual role at Ascent – not only involved in virtually all of our projects as a UI designer and front-end developer, but also managing a number of our account relationships. As a developer, his strong aesthetic sense shines through in well thought-out, effective websites. As an account manager, he works patiently and passionately to help our clients determine the best solutions to meet their needs and the most effective strategies to grow their businesses.

Mike is a musician and fitness guru, as well as a particularly capable Googler-of-funny-movie-quotes. He is also the unquestioned leader of Ascent’s lunch food initiatives.

Alisa Westerholm

Alisa Westerholm

Web Applications Developer

Ms. Westerholm is passionate about applying creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills to help people and their businesses to grow. Recruited by Ascent directly out of college, Alisa instantly made an impact with her fearless attitude, resourcefulness, and penchant for conquering difficult web development challenges without breaking a sweat.

Alisa holds a Bachelors in BMIS: Database and Web Development from Liberty University. And holds the title of Ascent’s highest GPA, a measly 4.0.

Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

Web Developer & Multimedia Producer

Esteban is both a strong open-source web developer and a talented filmmaker. Esteban most recently served as a web developer for the Philadelphia Eagles franchise after serving at a leading digital branding firm in the region, all the while working tirelessly to nurture his wide-ranging skillset in the digital space.

Esteban recently released a successful documentary, FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community and can often be found traveling the globe documenting gaming tournaments and events for some of the biggest names in the business. Esteban Martinez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Multimedia from The College of New Jersey.

Ryan Stone

Ryan Stone

SEO & Content Specialist

Ryan Stone brings a blend of skills spanning both the technical and creative realm, making him an excellent & well-rounded SEO. He produces high quality, engaging content and executes on Ascent’s search marketing strategies with his ever-increasing knowledge of industry best-practices. He also contributes to many of our web development projects.

Off hours, Ryan is an avid member of the hip hop community, though he inexplicably fails to give sufficient props to Dr. Dre’s landmark album, “The Chronic.” He is a gifted independent hip hop artist/producer and is the founder of the online community website, www.hiphopspeakeasy.com. He is also an Eagle Scout (and then some) and remains highly involved in the Boy Scouts of America.

Maurice Achtenhagen

Web Applications Developer

Maurice brings a passion for custom development, an analytical mind, and a strong sense of User Experience (UX) to his work. He takes the lead on many of Ascent’s most complicated development projects.

Maurice is a native of Germany and a world traveler fluent in 3 languages. He has an entrepreneurial spirit, founding & developing several mobile apps. He is, of course, passionate about football (soccer, for us unsophisticated types). Unfortunately, He doesn’t seem to enjoy 80′s music, putting his long-term future with Ascent in question.

Adam Wormann

VP, Online Marketing

Adam is our online marketing guru – creating and executing the strategies that connect your business with those who need your services. With an ever-expanding wealth of expertise in SEM (Search Engine Marketing), he is ahead of the technological curve and is always evolving our online marketing approach to focus on the initiatives which will have the most substantial and lasting impact for our clients. He is an emerging voice within the SEO and Social Media Marketing community, and a creative, outside-the-box thinker. Most importantly, the man gets results.

In his spare time, he serves on the board of a non-profit organization for addiction recovery, eats a disproportionate amount of Taco Bell, relaxes with his wife and three children, and reminds Lance how bad the Mets are. He has clearly never seen Goodfellas.

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