The Business Journal has been keeping its eye on 40 local innovators under the age of 40 for a loooong time. We know because Grant Johnson, owner of Johnson Direct, was featured in the Class of 2002. The Business Journal published a “Where are they now?” piece this week, checking in with a few of the winners from 10 years ago.
Grant is among those interviewed. See what he has to say on lessons he’s learned, accomplishments this past decade, as well as his advice to young professionals.
With a bit more required rest time due to a shoulder injury, I’ve found myself addicted to the Mad Men series. If you haven’t had the pleasure, let me introduce you: it’s about an ad agency, Sterling Cooper, based in New York during the 60’s. I have made it through half of season 4. Season 6 begins next year. At the pace I am going I won’t have any trouble catching up. I enjoy watching it not only for the drama and interesting characters (Don Draper is one hot tamale). I love seeing what it was like in advertising and marketing back in the day.
Over Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, Johnson Direct worked 24 hours to provide pro bono marketing projects for nine Milwaukee-area nonprofits during an event called TriAdathon.
WANTED: Senior Account Manager-Marketing & Public Relations
Are you a marcom or PR pro with the ability to develop and implement a wide range of ideas and solutions? Are you passionate about achieving measurable results for clients and managing detailed programs? Johnson Direct is looking for a versatile individual with a proven track record of at least five years of marketing successes, preferably in an agency environment. From brand development, advertising and direct mail to public relations, social media and web development, this individual will manage it all.
We’re looking to add new team members who can add more creativity, accountability and better results to our client programs. If you think you qualify, take a closer look at our current openings and apply today.
Johnson Direct will donate marketing services to area nonprofits along with two other firms, Catral Doyle Creative and Clear Verve Marketing. In its third year, Tri-Adathon is a pro-bono marketing marathon and is seeking entries from nonprofit organizations located in Southeastern Wisconsin.