About TKG

Aim high. Stay tall.

Giraffes can’t really hide who they are. I realized I was a giraffe of sorts about a decade ago. But it’s taken time to embrace that. To be comfortable in this giraffe skin of mine.

No matter what position I’ve been in three things are constant:

  • In brainstorming, I see quickly ideas that can “level up” to reinforce the bigger vision, the brand story
  • I thrive on doing more than is expected – reaching higher as it were
  • Being honest, asking questions is essential to my core – so my neck is oftentimes sticking out.

It’s an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet.

– Joanna Lumley

Jeny Dowlin

Jeny Dowlin

the khaki giraffe

How I earned my spots

Born with an ability to observe and curiosity, I am well aware I have not had anything close to a “traditional” career path. As skills I learned 20 years ago continue to enrich my daily work though, I am ever so grateful for my journey.

  • Earned my Bachelors in Journalism from Michigan State University. My focus was broadcasting with emphases in Spanish and Criminal Justice.
  • BROADCASTING: CBS Lansing affiliate intern. Three years producer and on-air talent for government channel. Two years on-air morning DJ for FM station.
  • To give myself an edge into Chicago ad agency life, I first learned how to code websites in 1996. At age 27, I was new business pitching as the in-house expert for this new phenom – the Internet.
  • Thanks to my web and former broadcasting life, I became one of four web producers to manage Oprah.com. I was there as the Oxygen channel launched, O Magazine launched, Dr. Phil, Bob Greene, etc. It was a huge learning time for me especially in personal branding and maintaining quality with speed.
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS: Worked at Fleishman-Hillard on international communications for large entities like SBC Global, Con Agra Foods, UPS, AARP. Seeing how the big guys operate has given me insight into powerful ways to stretch smaller budgets. I currently spend my days working at a PR agency, Interprose, as a visual communications designer and online strategist for clients.
  • My agency experiences include 8+ years as an account manager, digital designer, web site producer. I’ve worn both suit and creative hats.
  • At a point when I felt burnt out by marketing, it came back into my life via a temp job. What was supposed to be simple adminstration support turned into full-time serving as the member relations and event planner for a public-private organization of 1,700 individuals from 700 organizations. Speed, customer service and knowing how to craft a good email were all essential here. Loved it.

Branding Experience

• AARP
• Abbott Labs
• Ace Hardware
• Age Defiance™
• Alaska Family Salmon
• Arizona Grand Resort
• Asher-Cole
• Baltimore Gas & Electric
• Black Hills Energy
• Boise Cascade
• Canary Hotel
• Car-X®
• ChargeDefense
• Citizens Clean Elections Commission
• ConAgra Foods
• Culligan
• Dyneon
• eDonor
• EnerNex
• the e-tailing group
• FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology Research)
• Febreeze®
• Forest Labs
• Gemini Mobile Technologies
• GridIntellect
• Hallmark
• Hasbro
• Health Pathways, Inc.
• Healthy Choice
• Hotel Casa Del Mar

• IEEE Societies (Power & Energy, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet Initiative, etc.)
• ITT Technical Institute
• Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
• LPGA
• Molex
• Navistar International
• New Life Colostrum™
• Northland Family Help Center
• O, The Magazine
• Oprah’s Angel Network
• The Oprah Winfrey Show
• Pampers
• Pure-Spin Golf
• Riparian Institute
• SBC Global
• Shutters Hotel on the Beach
• Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
• Snapware™
• South Carolina Electric & Gas
• Sunnyhill Adventures
• Symbiotics
• TACKLE Technologies
• Target
• Ubisoft
• US Postal Service
• Unity Church of Phoenix
• Waste Management
• Xanadu

by Industry

• Animal Related
• Associations
• Children’s Products
• Engineering
• Financial Services
• Food & Beverage
• Health & Fitness
• Healthcare
• Higher Education
• Home Improvement & Construction
• Hospitality & Travel
• Luxury Goods & Services
• Manufacturing
• Media & Entertainment
• Non-Profits
• Pharmaceutical
• Professional Services/Consulting
• Public Utilities
• Publishing
• Real Estate
• Sports
• Telecommunications

Work

I’ve worked in the marketing and PR world for 20+ years, and now I specialize in digital communications.

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