We welcome to our growing team the creative, forward-thinking and energetic Jordan Raynor as VP of Media and Public Affairs. Based in Tampa, Jordan joins Engage after building a successful online communications firm of his own, Direct Media Strategies. Jordan also brings Jonathan Morgan, a talented operative with a background in corporate marketing, with him to the Engage team. Jon previously served as an Account Executive at Direct Media Strategies. We look forward to working with Jordan and Jon as we expand our offerings for political and corporate clients.
I am thrilled to announce that I am joining the incredibly talented team at Engage. Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of leading the online communications efforts for some amazing clients under the banner of my own consulting firm, Direct Media Strategies. Those clients include Nathan Deal for Governor, BlueAnt Wireless, HCA and University of South Florida Athletics just to name a few. As of today, Direct Media Strategies is now a part of Engage and we could not be more excited.
In 2010, we had the privilege of partnering with Engage on The Voting Information Project and foursquare’s I Voted project, successfully bringing to life the foursquare I Voted badge on Election Day 2010. There is not a more talented, more forward-thinking team at the intersection of politics, media and technology than Engage and we are honored to join them.
Prior to launching my own firm, I had the incredible experience of managing SayfieReview.com – an online news aggregation service that has become a staple in Florida politics thanks to the site’s founder, Justin Sayfie. My time at Sayfie Media gave me invaluable insight into how news is consumed and shared in the new information economy – experience that has served me well in working with political campaigns, advocacy groups and corporate communication teams.
Many communication shops today get hung up on tools and technology, which are changing every day. The firms that are the most successful are the ones that work hand-in-hand with their clients to clearly define communication objectives on the front end, and then find the right mix of tools and technology to achieve those objectives and win. Engage is that firm. If your corporation, campaign or cause is looking for a team of professional, forward-thinking communication strategists who place objectives and strategy before ever-changing tools, look no further than Engage. My educational background (as with many of the Engage team members) is in communication – specifically a degree in public relations from the great Florida State University.
Joining me at Engage is Jonathan Morgan, who served a number of non-profit and small business accounts with excellence at Direct Media Strategies. On behalf of Jon and myself, we would like to thank Patrick Ruffini and Mindy Finn for the opportunity to join them and their rock-star team at Engage. We look forward to joining the Engage family and serving Engage’s current and future clients with excellence.
If you are ever in the Sunshine State, be sure to give us a shout. We would love to meet you. You can find my contact information by here.