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.”
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!
Henry is the Account Manager at Wahoo Films, a full service, script-to-screen video production company that maintains clients not only in the Pacific Northwest, but throughout the country and world as well. His passions include storytelling and developing concepts and storylines for the projects he works on with his team. Wahoo Films produces short films with big impact- from conservation and environmental films to sustainable technologies and corporate videos.
Stephanie Spalding Bilbrey is a marketing enthusiast with 10 years of communications, promotions and event planning experience. As a Kentucky girl, she believes in the power of hospitality and currently applies it in marketing and sales for the Central Oregon Community College residence hall. Her current community involvement includes City Club of Central Oregon marketing committee and founding planning committee member of Oregon Innovative Marketing, a networking group connecting marketers, creatives, small business owners and the generally curious folk of the local community. Stephanie is a communications crusader and deeply enjoys community engagement to better understand marketing strategies as well as operations and team satisfaction.
Longtime broadcasting/media professional with varied experience including on-air TV/Radio hosting, executive producing, writing, directing, editing. Side hustles include food writing, food styling, cookbook editing and VoiceOver. Creator/Host of the Food Life podcast.
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.
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.
I founded Peare Media after a career in PR that included booking clients on TV with Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper and Dr. Oz. My team and I work with celebrity status brands who are ready to leverage their established name and proven success record into profitable online lead generation in the online marketing world.
I mentor and coach Emerging Entrepreneurs and agency owners and transform them into strategic storytellers to unlock new opportunities, scale your impact and own your influence.
Drew Jensen is the owner of Jensen eCommerce, a consulting agency based here in Bend. He helps clients navigate the world of online retail, with a specific focus on Amazon channel management. A 5-year stint at Amazon in Seattle helped to build a customer-centric, data-driven approach that has given his clients the tools necessary to succeed online.
Drew moved to Bend with his wife and two sons in 2018, and they've been enjoying everything central Oregon has to offer!
I have been working in sales and marketing for the past 10 years, mainly in the telecommunications industry. My roles have typically been customer facing, relationship building and community driven. I transferred from Colorado with my company at the end of February 2020 to assume my current position with Bend Broadband. I am excited to get involved with this community and all it has to offer.