Jay Crain, CEO & Founder of Useful
DJ is a powerhouse. He took a myriad of visual assets and slogans and transformed our marketing program from being primarily self-promotional to a lead generating machine. His mastery of content marketing was at the core of this transformation. He’s a quick-study at sizing up a market and looking at it through the customer’s eyes.
Karen Budell, Content Marketing, Google
DJ is one of those rare professionals who truly gets it from start to finish—he has the strategic vision and leads with insights, and he can also get on the ground and work through tactical solutions with the team. He’s a creative problem solver and a true collaborator when it comes to new business pitches. During presentations, DJ has the ability to calmly deliver complex material in an easy-to-understand fashion. He’s adept at communicating with both the C-suite as well as junior staff. Working with DJ and having him on my team has been one of the highlights of my career, and I hope our paths cross again as he is a true asset to any team.
Cecilia Wong, Director of Content Strategy, Weber Shandwick
DJ is the strategist you need. He has the rare ability to deconstruct a complex issue and develop insightful, clear and sustainable solution before your very eyes. (Seriously—watch him get to work at a whiteboard!) He knows content strategy inside out, from the tactical nitty-gritty all the way up to the high-level, long-term strategy. Pair that subject matter expertise with his deep understanding of the needs of the business, and it’s no wonder he constantly inspires trust and respect from clients and colleagues.
Angi Harp, Sr. Account Manager/Sales, Acquia
DJ is simply amazing in every effort he puts forward. I had the pleasure of working with DJ at Kapost where he was the Strategy Director (SD) for my enterprise accounts including IBM and Zurich NA. In his role as SD, DJ was responsible for content marketing strategy and operations consulting to help assess the current maturity of our customers, and then provide a roadmap to advance them towards their unique goals. DJ has the unique skill of articulating complex ideas and situations in a simple and understandable way. He is a master communicator both with customers and his internal teams.