Executive Marketing Positions

  • Chief Marketing Officer, Bare Necessities
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Marketing, Lane Bryant
  • Vice President, Brand Marketing & Creative, Ross-Simons
  • Director, Brand Marketing & Creative, Brookstone
  • Creative Director, Char-Broil
  • Divisional Creative Director, The Home Depot

How Jay Can Help Your Business

  • Integrated Marketing Strategy to Drive Incremental Sales, ROI & Market Share Growth
  • Revitalizing Existing Marketing Strategies for Renewed Results
  • Branding, Brand Development, Value Positioning, and Differentiation Against Key Competitors
  • CRM, Email Marketing, Customer Acquisition, Retention, and Lead Generation
  • Customer and Market Segmentation to Maximize Targeted Marketing ROI
  • Website and eCommerce Design and Optimization to Turn Traffic into Customers
  • Content Marketing to Drive Leads – Video, eBooks, Whitepapers, Infographic Design
  • Digital Marketing, Social Media Advertising, and Retargeting Strategies
  • Email, SEO, SEM and Affiliate Marketing to Drive Traffic and Sales
  • Mobile Applications, mCommerce, and Mobile Marketing Development
  • Award-Winning Broadcast, DRTV, PR, Promotion, and Print Advertising Campaigns
  • Print, Prepress, Photography, and Catalog Expertise
  • Social Media Advertising, Social Media Content, & Viral Campaigns
  • Lean Six Sigma/ISO 9000-Based Operational Efficiency, Workflow, and Process Improvement
  • Coaching Marketing, Web/eCommerce and Creative Teams To Higher Productivity & Contribution

Success Stories

  • Bare Necessities: Led intimate apparel company to 176% growth in under 36 months through aggressive integrated marketing strategies, eCommerce improvements, and operational transformations. Strong ROI on marketing spend with solid margins that produced record sales three years in a row. High double-digit growth in nearly every KPI – Sales, Conversion, Total New Buyers, Repeat Customers, Reactivation, Mobile/Social Media/Email Demand, and Direct Mail.
  • Lane Bryant: Developed and executed national marketing campaign for Lane Bryant’s Cacique apparel line that went viral, driving over $43M in earned media, unprecedented traffic, impressive sales growth, and brand awareness, winning multiple national awards. Omnicom called it the most successful publicity marketing campaign in retail history and Brandweek named it the Top Campaign of 2010.
  • Brookstone: Achieved record sales in first year through marketing strategy, branding, and creative strategy solutions for innovative consumer products company. Significantly improved workflow and process efficiencies to reduce rework and errors, increased rapidly-changing communication between departments and global manufacturing resources, and implemented new product marketing and brand initiatives that helped company achieve record sales of $500M in first year.
  • Char-Broil: Collaborated to develop company’s “Keepers of the Flame” national branding campaign that drove unaided brand awareness from 19% to 62% in three years via broadcast, print, and public relations, resulting in significant sales growth and market share increases.

Jay Dunn Biography

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