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.
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.
Halina’s writing career began in the third grade when she co-founded and self-published a newspaper for her elementary school. Though the venture ultimately proved unsustainable, the experience served as a solid foundation for her future work as a producer for New Hampshire Public Radio and WGBH News in Boston.
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.
A voracious reader, and sometimes writer, Kim has an incredible interest and passion for the written word. She comes to MarketSmiths after years in Marketing and Operations for the travel industry. Her keen organizational skills and attention to detail ensure projects are delivered on time and to MarketSmiths’ high standards of excellence, and that all office operations run smoothly.
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.
Caroline likes to say that all roads led to MarketSmiths. With a resume full of communications experiences that include PR, journalism, and publishing, she feels the common thread for her has always been a desire to write. If you ask her grandmother, she’ll say that Caroline was born to write.
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.
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.