hi, i'm joe
It all started when…
I’ve spent 15 years reminding brands how to have fun by helping them use real-time marketing and emerging media. We call it advertising, but honestly it’s just teaching companies how to be as cool as their customers. Along the way, a few of these companies also taught me a thing or two.
Red Bull wasn't afraid to say a brand should have personality and they knew how to use local influencers. I love this strategy and use it to this day.
At vitaminwater, vitaminwater zero & smartwater... I drank a lot of water.
(I also helped inject persona into national action sports events and video game tournaments held 100 feet below ground in a cold war missile silo. No joke.)
TAKE5 gave me the opportunity to bring a booth to SXSW people actually wanted—a place to trade in their festival swag for something actually valuable.
Wingstop gave my team the opportunity to be relevant in a way no other brand was brave enough to even consider. Video activation around 420? Let’s do it.
Spirit let me hand carve a wheat field into one of the largest (and creepiest) crop circles in Kansas. Jump starting an online frenzie with our influencers.
I’ve led teams and managed crews. I’ve hosted conferences and spoke in the most amazingly absurd marketing jargon known to man. I can play that game and I know all the strategies. But what really gets me excited is working with smart people who understand the power of popular culture to reach an audience.
Let’s have fun with this. Let’s be smart. Let’s dive into pop culture.