GOOD TO KNOW
Our Brand Development Director, Jeremy believes that a more appropriate title for his role at MarketPlace is Making Connections Guy, branding being, at heart, the discipline of making connections among business needs, cultural movements, consumer worldview, and language (verbal and visual alike).
Which partly justifies his background, a potluck of undergraduate degrees in English and in pedagogical studies, a Master of Divinity (to be transparent, he has largely forgotten Greek and Hebrew), and a terminal degree in Creative Nonfiction, all of which contributed to his teaching over 100 university-level courses in creative writing, grammar, rhetoric, and composition, to his writing over 50 published essays and music and movie reviews, and to his creative work for national brands like AT&T, the University of Oregon, Merck, and Buffalo Wild Wings, all of which he brought to his desk at MarketPlace in 2011.
Since then, Jeremy has used his dexterity with words, his delight in popular culture, and his dots-connecting drive to develop food brands, to build and rebuild pet brands, and to interpret and anticipate cultural trends for the benefit of both MarketPlace and our partners.
Also, out of curiosity and an inexplicable compulsion, he took up previously unfamiliar tools one year and helped design our office space. While formulating a dog food.