"My journey into marketing began over 20 years ago while working in the modeling industry in California and South Florida. Working with clients to produce effective media campaigns through the use of print, television, trade shows and runway, I became aware of the numerous outlets available to present products and services to the public and to create desire for that product by delivering that information to the consumer. My career took me to several continents, where I witnessed the universal language of marketing.
After moving back to Mississippi, I spent five years in media sales, mostly in television advertising, but also in radio and newspaper advertising and was a top producer. I attribute this mainly to the relationships I developed with my clients, my honesty, organizational skills and genuine interest in working toward their success. During the next six years, I began to develop technical skills in web development and electronic newsletters while working with a partner in a worldwide software development and consulting firm. I also began to work in channel development, public relations, promotions, convention and event planning and trade shows exhibitions.
My experience and skill set is presented to you along with my desire to help each of my clients achieve the exposure that will enhance their position in the market through customized strategies and implementation that will deliver results. Please contact me to schedule a consultation so that I can help your business achieve success."
Jennifer West, Owner
A few dates:
1994 - Joined the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership and was recognized as Ambassador of the Year in December. She served on several committees and was a team captain in the Membership Drive.
1993-1998 - Worked as Advertising Account Executive for WDAM, WHLT, Kicker 108 Radio and The Advertiser News. Produced ads for radio, television and newspaper, worked with clients to help achieve goals within advertising budget guidelines.
1998-2003 - Did in-house marketing, web design for event planning for World Software Development.
2003 - Founded MarketOne Media to offer top quality advertising and marketing to local and regional businesses.
2005 - Joined in the Make Mine Mississippi program, a program sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce designed to bring together manufacturers, producers, processors, retailers, State government and consumers to show pride in the quality of the products created in Mississippi.
Following Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, she partnered with the Mississippi Technology Alliance in TechFix, a Disaster Recovery network of technical support providers to help storm-stricken small companies access the technology resources they need in order to get their businesses up and running again as quickly and affordably as possible.
2006 - Returned to the University of Southern Mississippi to take classes during the Spring and Summer semesters of 2006 and earned a 4.0 GPA in all subjects. She is listed on the 'President's List' for both semesters.
Ms. West is one of seven children born to Harvey and Venice West.
Her father, Harvey E. West, began hauling lumber to New Orleans just before the Great Depression of 1929. Refusing to fail, he grew this small company into a regional trucking company that would operate over 5 states during the next 30 years, West Bros. Motor Express.
He served multiple terms as President of the Mississippi Trucking Association and led the company to receive numerous safety awards and other recognition.
In 1964, he was appointed Chief of Staff by Mississippi Governor Paul Johnson and was instrumental in state programs through 1968.
In 1968, he founded Southern National Bank in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The successful banking operation, after more than a decade of service to area businesses, merged with Deposit Guaranty National Bank and has since gone through additional mergers.
He also played an active role in developing Mississippi's waterways through serving on the Pat Harrison Waterway Commission.