Daphne Christensen, a marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience, has launched Prep Marketing Co. in Des Moines. Christensen said her goal as a boutique marketing firm is to provide personalized, cost-effective service to small businesses. She has worked for a hospital system, a private surgery practice and most recently with a Central Iowa technology company. She also founded and operated a nonprofit, Dylan’s Smile Inc., providing a network of support for children and families dealing with the challenges of a facial birth defect. “I love a good story, and coming up with creative ways to tell a client's is what makes me a passionate marketer,” she said. “My goal through Prep Marketing is to put my years of experience to work for purposeful people, programs and products.” Christensen can be reached at hello@prep.marketing or 515-306-2085. Instagram and Facebook accounts are unfolding under the name @prepmarketing.