Jay Dunn is a true 21st Century CMO – a visionary, multi-disciplined business leader adept at integrating traditional marketing with technology, digital, social media, social commerce, mobile, content marketing, and eCommerce – with a track record of driving sales and customer growth for B2B and B2C companies.
Dunn brings the added advantage of a strong creative and editorial writing background, innovative problem-solving skills, plus a relentless focus on continuous improvement, workflow, and process efficiencies for many diverse industries.
From start-up to mid-sized to Fortune 500 businesses, manufacturing to retail to eCommerce, Dunn has partnered with CEOs and their leadership teams to deliver highly-effective solutions which have driven significant results for some of the world’s best-known companies – The Home Depot, Brookstone, Lane Bryant, Bare Necessities, and Char-Broil.
Dunn is an accomplished thought leader; co-author of “The Art of Social Sales,” published by Oracle; has served as a contributing writer to Social Media Today; and is an in-demand speaker, delivering keynote addresses for the National Retail Federation, Shop.org, CRMC, Money 20/20, and others, on the ever-changing business of marketing.
He is an advisor to the CEOs of technology companies Jebbit and inStream Global Media, sits on the CRMC Advisory Board, and has held board positions at Global Retail Marketing Association, National Retail Federation, and the Zimmerman Advertising Program at the University of South Florida.
"Jay is not just a master at building and optimizing an organization, he has that rare combination of blending both right and left brain skills. One moment he's dissecting and solving complex process challenges, the next moment he's creating a multi-channel marketing campaign for a nationwide product roll-out. He's a problem solver, creative force, and untiring motivator."
Michael Rand, CEO, MotionRoad Productions
"Jay is a serious thinker, forward-looking, very knowledgeable, and, significantly, knows when to question trends and figure out what works and what doesn't, and even dream up alternatives."
Bill Siwicki, Managing Editor HIMSS Media, Adjunct Faculty DePaul University
"Generally speaking, “courage” is not a word you see on most people’s resumes. But it certainly should occupy a few lines on Jay Dunn’s bio. Working with Jay, I experienced a true creative partnership and collaboration. Where the boundaries of where the client ends and agency begins blur. Where the line between strategy and creative execution become invisible."
David Nathanson, EVP, Chief Creative Officer, Zimmerman Advertising
"Jay is one of those rare individuals that has both the required 'eye' and an 'ear' for the effective creative concepts that worked for our business as well as the solid operational chops it took to turn an unproductive group of individuals into a massively productive & creative 'team'."
David Laituri, CEO, One Hundred Company
"Jay Dunn is an accomplished creative visionary and social media pioneer. He is a master of the Big Idea in addition to being a very collaborative leader. He is also strong in simplifying process - which enables smooth and efficient program execution."
Rocky Hansler, CEO, MainStream Digital Corporation
"Jay Dunn has remarkable ears. In a very noisy industry, he filters out the jabber and seizes upon the smart and innovative ways to engage. Jay has an uncanny gift for listening — really listening. He is unafraid to experiment."
Denise Power, Director IRCE
"Jay is a remarkable business person and one of the top creative visionaries in retail marketing and advertising."
Stephanie Fischer, CEO, Global Retail Marketing Association
"Hmm, what can I say about a marketing pro who created the most effective PR and ad campaign of the year worth millions upon millions of dollars and actually “gets” social media? I've been fortunate enough to see Jay in action in person, on the radio and online, and he is one of the most accomplished marketing executives I know."
Eve Mayer, CEO, Social Media Delivered