I am a highly experienced marketing, advertising and brand consultant who has helped numerous companies achieve their goals through smart, creative, strategic marketing programs, breakthrough advertising, and building strong, sustainable brands.
I have 30 years of advertising, strategic message development, brand marketing, positioning, agency ownership and senior management, and marketing communications experience from both the agency and client side in the United States and Europe. I’ve worked on everything from integrated campaigns in all their various forms (print, broadcast, online, OOH), strategic brand and corporate identity development, positioning, research, websites, sales materials, annual reports, product packaging, reseller/channel and partner marketing communications, point-of-sale/retail, trade show displays, lead generation, social/digital media, video production, SEO/SEM and more.
I’ve been an owner/partner/president of an advertising agency in San Francisco (Amp Communications), held Managing Director positions (Tattoo Brand Consulting and Ozone Advertising), and served as Director of Client Services and Group Account Director for other advertising firms in the USA and abroad.
My client experience includes everything from technology (consumer and B2B), food, packaged goods, tourism/travel and fashion, to startups, non-profits and dotcoms. I also have international experience developing and producing integrated, global campaigns in as many as 16 different languages and cultures.
I've worked with some of the largest, well-known brands in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, NEC, NCR, The Travel Channel, The Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco (California Culinary Academy), The National Kidney Foundation, Yahoo!, and AT&T U-verse.
In addition to working as an independent strategist/consultant, I also indulge my other passion as a writer. As a keen observer of technology, culture, consumer behavior and emerging trends, it was only a matter of time before my first (nonfiction) book about online dating "FREE LOVE – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet" was published in 2010. I'm currently working on my next book, which is about the adoption of my son and what to do when things go horribly wrong.
My Client Experience Includes:
Bay Street Solutions
California Transplant Donor Network
Check Point Software
Common Sense Media
Dry Creek Vineyard
East Bay Press
Irish Canon Press
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco (California Culinary Academy)
National Kidney Foundation
San Francisco Exchange Company (SFX Preferred Resorts)
The Travel Channel
Turner Eye Institute
Women's Financial Network
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