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Clients include: City of Chicago, 24/7 Chicago (NBC5), Chevrolet, Best Buy, Social Media Club Chicago, Perillo Rolls Royce
Executive Producer, JenChicago Productions, 2008 – present
Boutique video marketing company. Start to finish production.
On-Air Correspondent & Field Producer, 24/7 Chicago on NBC5 Chicago, 2008 – 2011
Airing Saturday nights on NBC5, 24/7 Chicago explores the secrets of the city, one Chicagoan at a time.
Featured Video Journalist, Examiner.com, 2010 – present
Featured Video Journalist, ChicagoNow.com (Chicago Tribune Media Group) , 2010 – present
Social Community Manager, The Joynt, 2009 – 2010: Presence/Voice on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Electronic newsletters, fliers, event planning, online promotion.
In 2008, Jen saw an evolution in online communication and knew it was time for a change. She moved from her hometown of Austin, TX to Chicago, IL, changed careers and began leveraging the power of social media. In the following 2 years, Jen established a robust and favorable online presence (JenChicago.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc.), produced over 200 Chicago-centric videos and became a segment host on NBC5’s Emmy-winning show, 24/7 Chicago.
Because of the quick success with the JenChicago brand, Jen has been approached by numerous businesses to consult on various aspects of video marketing, social media and their effect on brand awareness. From television shows, to nightclubs, to non-profits, JenChicago Productions has successfully helped a variety of businesses leverage the power of social communities with a variety of online media.
In addition to Video Marketing and Social Community Management, JenChicago Productions umbrellas a wide array of services relevant to leading edge businesses. While specializing in the production of video for marketing, promotion and entertainment, other services also include event planning, emceeing, speaking, training, hosting and advertising.
Marketing Project Manager, IBM, 2004-2008.
Market Research Manager, GSD&M (Gurasich, Spence, Darlick, & McClure), 2003-2004.
Marketing Operations Manager, Broadwing Communications, 2000-2003.
BBA, Business Administration, Saint Edward’s University.