*Project and vendor management
*Copy & editorial writing
Business columnist & author
Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!
SHOW ME is compilation of interviews and whimsical anecdotes that showcase unexpected lessons from Jones' creativity-infused life juxtaposed against the humor, pathos and wisdom gleaned from his conversations with Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, Erin Brockovich, James Carville, Barbara Corcoran, Carl Edwards, Janet Evanovich, Vicki Gunvalson, Jack Hanna, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Sonny Jurgensen, Hoda Kotb, Rob Marciano, Mary Matalin, General Barry McCaffrey, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, Peggy Post, Vanessa Williams and over 100 more.
Jones has appeared on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda Kotb and numerous national and international podcasts.
JONES' upbeat spin on personal and professional development falls under the umbrella of "The Importance of Importance." An experienced comedic actor and improviser, Jones helps his audience explore the benefits to idea generation, communication, productivity and compatibility when empowered with a feeling of "importance." Jones' and his unique brand of infotainment cross a broad range of business, civic and educational platforms.
Jones will be joining the highly successful NICE GUYS ON BUSINESS podcast in October 2017.
Since MindZoo's inception, Jones has personally served as the agency's Creative Director and has managed all vendor relationships with graphic designers, videographers, illustrators and photographers.
He is the agency's primary in-house copy, PR, editorial, and content writer.
Jones is the recipient of numerous regional, national and international awards including: Summit Creative Awards, Communicator Awards, MarCom Creative Awards, Hermes Creative Awards, AMA/DC "M" Awards, Direct Marketing Association of Washington MAXI Awards.
Founder & President04/2001 to Current MindZooNaples, FL
MindZoo is dedicated to the development of innovative written and visual communications for use across today's wide spectrum of online and traditional media.
Direct management of all aspects of business operations and procedures including sales, creative development, account/project/event management, finance, legal and marketing;.
Direct management of client marketing program development and execution with budgets as high as $7.5 million.
Program types include print and digital media: traditional print, direct mail, banners, email, video, editorial and branded content;.
Direct sales of MindZoo services to national clientele including The Washington Post, GEICO, Carter's/OshKosh B'gosh, TJX, Inc., Walgreens, Pier 1, JCPenney, Sears and more;.
Negotiate and develop mutually beneficial partner marketing program initiatives between client organizations.
Senior Vice President05/1997 to 04/2001 Micromarketing, IncChantilly, Virginia
Micromarketing was a full-service direct marketing agency focusing on new customer acquisition programs targeting lifestyle and life-event consumers.
Created and managed internal marketing committee responsible for all aspects of marketing the company to nationwide prospects.
Responsibilities included the development of brochures, sales collateral, press releases and online promotions;.
Provided creative direction of a variety of internal and client projects including concept development, copywriting, and hiring/managing creative vendors;.
Responsible for acquiring and developing account relationships with Saks Incorporated, Chicago Tribune, Sears, Regis Corporation, The Dallas Morning News, Morgan Stanley, and Overstock.com;.
Consistently exceeded corporate and personal sales goals, contributing over $1.2 million to revenue in 2000, which also accounted for 30% of the company's total revenue;.
Served as Micromarketing's primary representative for trade shows, speaking engagements and professional events.
Promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing in July 1998 and Sr.
Vice President of Business Development in December 2000;.
Co-developed and managed WebSights , Micromarketing's proprietary direct mail program targeting web-enabled households.
Personally contributed 61% of all advertising dollars to the inaugural Fall 2000 edition resulting in the receipt of Micromarketing's Schwab Cup for Sales Excellence in 2000;.
Developed co-op proprietary new homeowner program, Destination Home.
Expanded Destination Home from two markets to six markets in 2.5 years;.
Served as co-host and co-writer of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington MAXI Awards for 2000 and 2001;.
Recipient of Micromarketing's Brandt Trophy for America Online account acquisition in 1998;.
Created "Who Killed Employee Morale," an interactive murder-mystery game enabling staff to explore the impact of positive versus negative work relationships;.
Regular Advents newsletter columnist for the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.
Account Executive01/1994 to 01/1995 The Journal Newspapers Suburban Newspaper Group
Public speaker at tradeshows and corporate events.
Outside sales/Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area - classified recruitment advertising;.
Creation of collateral material and design of presentation packages.
Account Executive/Team Leader04/1987 to 05/1996 Gannett Company, IncSpringfield, Virginia
Telematch (now Data Mentors) was a Gannett division specializing in telephone number appending, data enhancement anddata processing services.
Marketing and advertising: copywriting, collateral material, promotional items, corporate correspondence;.
Computer services sales to Fortune 500, direct marketing, financial, retail, non-profit and educational organizations.
Recipient of Telematch annual "Most New Clients" award every year from 1990 through 1995;.
Recipient of two new Telematch awards: Second Top Revenue Producer, 1995 and Highest Increase in Revenue (49.5%).
Education and Training
BA: Speech and Dramatic ArtUniversity of MissouriColumbiaSpeech and Dramatic Art
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