A champion of high-end content, Jean Tang lives in tribute to words that sizzle, snap, and gleam. In 2010, at the inaugural TEDx Gramercy, she declared a war against tepid, corporate copy.
Our Marketing Director, Daniel DiGriz, is responsible for integrating MarketSmiths initiatives in sales, marketing, education, and technology. Informally, he is our SEO Guardian, Analytics Professor, and Marketing Grand Strategist.
Clients warm up to Michele immediately and so do those who read her writing. As MarketSmiths’ Senior Director of Strategy, Michele makes even the most complex B2B concepts inviting and knows how to add just the right touch of personality. Michele’s experienced in three-word taglines and 30-page websites and everything in-between—white papers, press releases, e-communications, brochures, social media, and video scripts.
What do you get when you combine the soul of a musician with the mind of a writer? Copy that sings. And for the last decade, that’s precisely what Paul has delivered for global brands, bootstrap startups, and everything in between.
Kadesha describes herself as “just your ordinary, friendly gal from Queens, NY.” She obsesses over YouTube videos, spends as much time as possible in museums, and loves to dabble in different art forms, from poetry to film. But what she loves most of all is taking risks and trying new things, with the goal of opening her mind to unusual concepts and expanding her creativity.
Susan is a seasoned digital content strategist who has worked with many well-known brands in her colorful career. She also writes, travels, and enjoys the constant delights of life in New York.
A native New Yorker, Mary spent 15 fun-filled years working in book publishing before taking a “break” to raise three active children in Chatham, NJ. She got her master’s degree in English, helped start a growing wine business, and now enjoys employing her juggling skills as MarketSmiths’ Client Services Manager.
Having worked as a ghost tour guide for five years, Samantha knows how to get a reaction using only words. Hailing from bonny Scotland, she spent years gathering weird, eclectic experience (from laboratory assistant to radio DJ to Sunday school teacher) before finding her true calling—writing.
Anne made her way to New York via Paris, where she did her master’s in global communications while writing stories of delicious adventures—a deliberate mistranslation of a Balzac quote. She has worked in journalism, on K Street, in hospitality, and in publishing, and while her address has changed frequently, she is always at home writing new stories and finding new people to learn from.
Briana is a writer, wanderer, and wonderer (who isn’t always this alliterative). An unshakeable sense of curiosity has led her everywhere from far-flung coastlines to the classrooms of Princeton University. Steadfast in the pursuit of passion, she is happiest when exploring nature, reading, and putting pen to paper.
Never without a book growing up, writing came easily to Hope throughout school. From English to Journalism to Art History, crafting beautiful writing has always been her goal. An artist at heart, she aims to construct every piece of copy with the same care, attention to detail, and boldness that she would each of her drawings and paintings.
After dabbling in journalism, communications, and science publishing, Anne found her way to MarketSmiths. When she’s not writing, this New Jersey native is likely spending time outdoors or expounding on the importance of the Oxford comma.
A protean writer with a passion for science and culture, Nathan’s background is evenly divided between journalistic writing and marketing copy. His wide-reaching experience—whether it’s writing copy in both brand and agency settings or covering the emerging video-game industry for TheGamer.com—affords him the tools he needs to fill shoes of any size.
Katie is a Virginia native who made her way to Brooklyn fueled by curiosity, passion, and the thrill of the unknown. With a background in journalism, she enjoys diving deep into everything: politics, economics, entertainment, culture. While attending college in the bustling music and art scene of Richmond, VA, Katie found an affinity for spending her time around anything creative.
Jelena has a knack for building bridges out of words and retaining lots of random facts. After several years of vocational ping-pong, she joined MarketSmiths as a copywriter. Offline she spends her time cooking, reading, and trying not to forget how to speak Croatian.
A bookworm with a passion for cooking, Amy uses her creativity to ensure that everything she does becomes a recipe for success. Having run operations for 3 LVMH brands, Steven Alan, and a fast-growth small business, her arrival at MarketSmiths guarantees that the office runs smoothly—with happy clients and a happy team.
John is a versatile, award-winning senior-level copywriter who’s produced impactful, creative content on behalf of the New York City Department of Transportation, Oakley, ZeroWater, SeaWorld, The Washington Redskins, Noble Energy, and many other high-profile clients. His agency experience includes stints at Burson-Marsteller, JWT, and Hal Riney & Partners.
A three-time member of Team USA, Maria was an elite athlete and bronze medalist at the Duathlon World Championships. She brings that same competitive spirit and perfectionism to everything she does, making her a hawkeyed copy editor and proofreader—no spelling or grammar errors will best her.
Growing up with a concerning amount of used and blank journals in her closet, Ali knew she was meant
to write for a living. She took her journalism degree to the marketing world after college and quickly fell
in love with copywriting.
Erin pursued the written word in college because it seemed like the only natural thing to do. Now, as a copywriter, arts critic, and fiction author in New York City, she’s pretty sure she made the right choice. When she’s not crafting a brand article, legal blog post, or Off-Broadway review, Erin can usually be found working furiously on her latest book idea – at all hours of the night!
After a short stint as an actress (career highlight: Ophelia in a Hamlet set in an insane asylum) Elizabeth decided she preferred writing her own words to reciting those of others.
A traveler at heart, Shawn’s writing style is all business. His specialties include native advertising, inbound lead generation, and landing page copy, but he’s confident writing about most industries
Sarah is a writer, producer, and mom, not in that order, and thinks these pursuits may have a few things in common: not sleeping, heavy drinking, and flying by the seat of some probably-stained pants. But her love for cracking open a new topic and swimming in it means she’s had the pleasure of learning about, and writing content as varied as personal finance, corporate learning, non-traditional relationships, orgasmic births, and, what it means to be person who is both a mom and a lover of coffee.
David went from writing 40-page research papers for his master’s degree program in history to writing nightlife, art, and food articles and celebrity Q&As for a local publication in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today he is a writer, traveler, eater, and a denizen of New York’s West Village.
Mark is a master content developer, strategist, thought leadership writer, and editor with deep experience in financial services, health, travel, and lifestyle. After an award-winning career at national magazines, he headed the ultra net high worth content program at Merrill Lynch and the global thought leadership program for State Street Global Advisors.
Born on the sunny beaches of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil but raised in the frigid metropolis of Chicago to parents who met in France, Thiago has spent his whole life trying to make a long story short. Writing almost since birth, his background in screenwriting, film directing, sketch and stand-up comedy means he has spent years perfecting the art of using words to convey engaging dramatic and comedic stories succinctly.
Haley is a master teacher turned copywriter, with expertise in making the technical feel tangible. As a self-proclaimed caption queen, Haley loves the challenge of saying more with less—almost as much as she loves an iced matcha latte.
New York-based researcher and fact-checker Maya Shoukri is all about getting it right. As a fact-checker for literary and news media such as Condé Nast Inc, Hearst Media, Sandow Media, n+1 Magazine, and Crain’s New York, she is meticulous in her quest for veracity.
Olivia is a born and raised New Yorker with an appetite for the world. Her background in brand strategy has taken her to Australia, her copywriting and marketing skills have landed her in Bali, and her career coaching work takes her anywhere and everywhere in between.
For those in the know, Jabberwocky is the ultimate cat’s meow. With sky-blue eyes and a fashionable squirrel’s tail, this swashbuckling feline takes the world by storm with his many adventures, as chronicled here. In the office, he pushes pencils, catwalks keyboards, naps, and provides highly motivational stares.