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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coming from a background of advocacy and communications, Jacqueline has learned that the right messaging can make all the difference—in political realms and beyond. Born in Virginia and based in Brooklyn, Jacqueline is happiest when doing the crossword, hanging out with her dog, and, of course, writing.
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 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 using her juggling skills to help out within the busy MarketSmiths office.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda is a Brooklyn-based writer, video producer, and marketing communications strategist specializing in food, travel, culture and lifestyle content in domestic, multicultural, and international markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laura fell into copywriting by accident when a friend of a friend really needed some beautiful words, and has been crafting copy ever since. As a beauty junkie with a closet full of potions, the beauty biz has always been her main writing focus, but she loves finding the beauty in food, wine, fashion, fitness and anything else you can throw her way.