OK 13: Marketing Professionals
The members of OK 13 are marketing professionals and owners of marketing companies.
Meeting time: Third Thursdays from 2 to 5pm
Brenda Speirs is the Queen Bee at Buzztag, a boutique corporate gift and brand merchandising agency with big-firm capabilities. Most days you’ll find her searching tirelessly for standout promotional products that tell her clients’ brand stories. Because to Brenda, it’s not just about slapping logos on stuff. It’s about how people feel when they receive a branded item. It’s about providing customers with a new favorite coffee mug that will hold their morning fuel or an unbelievably comfy hoodie that they wear around the house every single weekend. It’s about making people say “I love this.”
Jaime is an energetic, creative, and accomplished marketing executive with expertise in marketing strategy, branding, strategic partnership collaboration, and event marketing tactics to effectively drive B2B and B2C efforts. As a respected leader, she motivates teams and creates efficient systems to ensure long-term organizational impact resulting in visibility and growth. She is recognized as a passionate brand and relationship cultivator with a superior ability to effectively craft strategies influencing the broader community.
Troy Ball is the brand manager for Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT). As a young Oregon native, Troy prides himself on his well-rounded proficiencies, as well as his passion for the outdoor industry. Using a combination of experience in design, marketing, sales, product management, and more, Troy loves being on the creative side of business with a focus on the brand's image and growth.
Driven marketing and public relations specialist with an analytical mind and 10+ years of experience in live events, Broadway and concerts. Success in selling events with audiences ranging from 40 to 40,000, using traditional and non-traditional mediums. Experience with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently focusing on bringing jobs to Central Oregon through EDCO. Loves Bend, hiking, biking, and the outdoors!
Experienced senior marketing manager and content strategist.
A marketing professional with a proven background in agency and client-side marketing disciplines. My experience ranges from marketing and communications management, product positioning, brand and identity development, copywriting, account strategy, business development and agency operations. Chris moved to Bend in Aug ' 15 as a partner with TMBR creative agency to start a satellite office and recently joined HYDAWAY as the marketing manager for a fun and growing water bottle startup.
Jaclyn Brandt is the owner of Gen Y digital marketing, a digital agency focused on travel, hospitality, and media. Jaclyn has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, as well as a background in media and journalism. She is an Idaho native and has been in Bend for nearly three years.
Ariana Powell is the founder of The Write Foot, a digital marketing and creative studio. As a former TV news anchor and journalist, Ariana enjoys every aspect of the storytelling process--finding the story, writing, editing and crafting the finished product using high-level multimedia storytelling techniques. With a passion for people and writing, she realized she wanted to help businesses gain visibility and exposure by working and improving their digital storefronts. When she's not working, you can find her exploring the beautiful state of Oregon with her husband, A.J. and dog, Mollie.