Our Team

Several members of our staff have been with Power Direct Marketing since 2003 and have made it what it is today. We have a very dedicated team with over 145 years of combined experience with a focus on demographic data analytics, mapping and front door marketing.

Ann Marie Dryden, member of the power direct executive team

Ann Marie Griffith-Dryden

Partner and Chief Operations Officer

adryden@powerdirect.net

949-253-3450

Ed Dryden, member of the power direct executive team

Ed Dryden

Partner, VP of Business Development, and Co-Founder

edryden@powerdirect.net

949-253-3444

Scott Grier, member of the power direct executive team

Scott Grier

Partner and VP of Business Development

sgrier@powerdirect.net

949-253-3453

Tom Ling, member of the power direct executive team

Tom Ling

Partner

Ann Marie Griffith-Dryden

Partner and Chief Operations Officer

Ann Marie Dryden co-owns and manages Power Direct Marketing, LLC, and serves as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. She set up the foundation of the business in 2002, and again when she and partners – Ed Dryden, Scott Grier and Tom Ling – purchased the company in 2014.

“We live in a world where there are so many ways to communicate with people. Door hangers used to be the local restaurants, and mostly junk. Most people went all in with digital. People are getting so much junk email now that they are not looking at it. Our model uses complex data to narrow down demographics for our clients and put specific marketing pieces that are relevant in the hands of their target audience. We do jumbo door hangers that are really like billboards, but are very large, high-end, and on a front door where no other ads exist.”

Ann Marie manages all aspects of day-to-day operations and finance, including staff oversight, and serves on the executive marketing team. Her experience is diverse and includes marketing, advertising, television production, manufacturing, strategic planning and operations. Her background includes more than 15 years of executive leadership with HBO, True Designs/True Innovations and Sentinel Offender Monitoring. Ann Marie received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Advertising from Florida International University.

“The data element of what we do is very complex. That is a huge part of why we are so successful, and our ethics and honesty have really made a difference for us. We do whatever it takes to make it right for our clients. They know that. We are the Nordstrom of the door hanger world. Our list of clients – Fortune 500 businesses – proves this works. In this industry, you don’t get repeat business. We do.”

Ann Marie lives in Orange County, California, where she and her husband, Ed, have raised their daughter, Mai, and are preparing for her to start college this fall. During her spare time, Ann Marie enjoys helping her daughter run her non-profit, Hearts for Hearts Foundation.

Ed Dryden

Partner, VIP of Business Development, and Co-Founder

Ed Dryden is a pioneer and industry leader in front door marketing services. Ed co-owns Power Direct Marketing, LLC and serves as one of the company’s Vice Presidents of Business Development from its headquarters in Mission Viejo, California. Ed co-founded Power Direct Marketing in 2002, and helped build the client base, serving as a Senior Account Manager and then Director of Sales. In 2014, Ed and partners – Ann Marie Dryden, Scott Grier and Tom Ling – purchased the company.

“We really grew the company from the ground up. Today, we have some employees that have been with us for 10 plus years. We have a lot of good talent, a lot of good people, and a lot of emotionally mature people. We hire for passion and train on the little things.”

Ed oversees business development, project strategy, data mining and analysis, and customer service for the company. He has an extensive record of success in the marketing and advertising industries, specializing in front door marketing that continues to surpass digital marketing in results. In 2018, under his leadership,, Power Direct Marketing delivered more than 16.6 million media pieces for clients nationwide. Ed received his Bachelor’s in Finance with a minor in math from the University of San Francisco, where he played baseball.

“The majority of my day-to-day involves client-facing interactions. Many of our clients are Fortune 500s with internal resources that we use to learn their brand and messaging. We build relationships much like a sales person would. We create our projects based on a complex dataset and media recommendations to meet our client’s specific need. I’m very technical and number savvy but I have a creative component that is important to advertising, too. I spend a lot of my effort on the data side, because numbers always tell a story.”

Ed lives in Orange County with his wife, Ann Marie, and their daughter Mai. For fun, Ed enjoys staying fit andwoodworking, but still turns to math, creating spreadsheets to analyze absolutely everything, from Mai’s college options to football stats. Both scared and excited about facing an empty nest, Ed is filling his time with his two pups, Daisy, and newcomer Olive.

Scott Grier

Partner and VP of Business Development

Scott Grier co-owns Power Direct Marketing, LLC, and serves as one of the Company’s Vice Presidents of Business Development. He started with the company in 2007 and in 2014, Scott and partners – Ann Marie Dryden, Ed Dryden and Tom Ling – purchased the company.

“I’ve worked in a print shop my whole life. My dad was in the business and I worked with him from an early age. Right after college, I went into direct marketing. My expertise is in direct mail and the postal aspect of direct mail.”

Scott oversees business development, project strategy, data mining and analysis, and customer service for the company. He and Ed handle sales and major accounts for the business. Scott has an extensive background of more than 20 years in direct marketing, new media marketing and relationship building. In 2018, under his leadership Power Direct Marketing delivered more than 16.6 million media pieces for clients nationwide. Scott received his higher education from California State University.

“We are the leader in the industry as a result of our data analytics and our ability to apply that to a door hanger. We’re able to determine exactly who to target and how to target them. We use analytics to identify the right neighborhood to deliver to for our clients. We take a lot of time to integrate analytics and print expertise into our approach. We also verify distribution in the field. This is something unique we do that others don’t. Now, thanks to technology, we can control distribution with GPS monitoring clicks throughout the day to make sure deliveries are made. We also have auditors that fly the country to monitor field employees and ensure they are doing their job for a nice, clean delivery.”

Scott is a lifelong resident of Huntington Beach, California, where he grew up and raised his two teenage boys. During his spare time, Scott enjoys the beach, mountain biking, micro breweries and wine tastings.

larger picture of Tom Ling, member of the power direct executive team

Tom Ling

Partner

Tom Ling’s diverse background in a range of industries has positioned him as a true visionary. Driven by his cultural heritage and core values of a strong work ethic coupled with a humble nature, he loves nothing more than to be faced with a challenge. He knows that from these challenges come moments of great discovery, and his passion for creativity has resulted in new, innovated approaches to multichannel marketing in a variety of fields.

Ling knows that preparation and the right strategy are crucial to business success and he brings his years of experience, marketing innovation, and the wisdom imparted to him by his mentors to the Power Direct team.

Outside of his passion for new ideas, Ling is a supporter of numerous charities, from the Boy Scouts of America, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, Friends Church of Yorba Linda, to the American Cancer society. When he’s not changing the landscape of modern advertising, you can find him running a marathon or spending time with his family.

Our Teams

The dedicated teams at Power Direct ensure that we consistently deliver the quality and accuracy required to remain the industry leader in front door marketing. Our in-house teams take a proactive approach to campaign creation, strategy, monitoring, and customer service. In the field, Power Direct leads the industry as the only company to use employee auditors on every project.

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