Quilt of Awesomeness
Who We Are
Who We Are
SJC Marketing started as a copywriting company, with much of its team working in virtual environments to create amazing content. (In other words, we were working in coffee shops, cars, kitchen tables - wherever we could find a place to create.) It all started in Susan’s basement and quickly grew from there. One project landed us in an incubator situation and before we knew it, we were buying a building so we had room to continue to expand.
Today, SJC Marketing could be described as a patchwork quilt of awesomeness. With designers, writers, marketing specialists and social media strategists with a variety of backgrounds, each member of the team contributes in a unique and creative way to the marketing strategy agency. Adding to the beautiful array of talents on our team is a shared passion for investing in the local community.
But that’s not the whole story. It’s also not the reason you should hire us. In fact, you may not want to hire us. We may not agree to put you into a trendy digital campaign, create a disco-themed Instagram Stories strategy or apply that purple swish to your logo, no matter how much your daughter loves it.
Here’s the reason you should hire us: we know marketing. And it’s not because we’re fresh out of school and we know how to use social media and digital tools better than you do. It’s because we are experienced and proven experts that know what works and why you should (or shouldn’t) launch a particular campaign or engage in a company rebranding strategy.
Yes, some of us are Millennials, and some of us are Gen-Xer’s, while still some are of the next, yet-unnamed generation. We don’t select our talent based on a generation; we recruit based on creativity, a team mentality and work ethic. That patchwork quilt of awesomeness means we’re all unique in what we contribute, but we come together to create something awesome: the best marketing firm in the Kansas City region.
A team of professionals
Susan CampbellPresident/CEO Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis; MA in Strategic Communications Experience and Expertise: Business Leadership, Non-Profit and Corporate Marketing Consultation Key Quirks: Lady Boss by day, CrossFit boss by an ungodly early morning hour
Jordan ShadwickAccount Manager Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations Emphasis Experience and Expertise: Public Relations, Marketing, Event Coordination Key Quirks: If organization, shopping at Target and memorizing song lyrics were Olympic sports, she would be more decorated than Michael Phelps.
Lisa SmithContent Manager Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education Experience and Expertise: Content Strategy, College Student Development, Dorm Parent Key Quirks: Never an unkind word said about anyone, unless they hurt her kids.
Rachel McCoyAccount Manager Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Master’s in Rural Sociology Experience and Expertise: Public Relations, Marketing, Non-Profit Fundraising Key Quirks: Can write 12 blogs, 4 proposals and 2 radio spots all while driving her boys to ball practice on a unicycle.
Justin GrubbAccount Manager Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Master's Degree in Sport and Fitness Management Experience and Expertise: Branding, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management Key Quirks: Proud Cat Dad, Living Room Sports Commentator, Mexican Food Connoisseur, and Volleyball Star... well, locally.
Jessica StewartAccount Manager Education: Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri Experience and Expertise: Local newspaper photographer and videographer for 16 years Key Quirks: If you don’t know one of her relatives yet, just give it time.
Tony BarmannLead Graphic Designer Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Art Experience and Expertise: Graphic Designer, Art Director Key Quirks: Uses his children to do all of his work while he steals the crayons.
Brian JuhlWeb Developer Education: Vocational Degree from Hillyard Technical Center Experience and Expertise: Web Developer, Sales and Marketing Specialist Key Quirks: Writes code standing on his head, righting himself only when staff walk by.
Lindsay PalmerWeb Designer Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Studio Art & English Literature Emphases Experience and Expertise: Graphic Design for Web & Print, Web Development Key Quirks: Can operate and maintain a carousel, book sniffer, draws digital portraits on her iPad while playing YouTube cooking videos in the background.
Jacob TeasleyBackend Web Developer Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Currently obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Experience and Expertise: Sales, Digital Marketing, Web Scraping/Data Analytics, Custom Web Applications Key Quirks: Thinks he is better at dancing than he really is, loves figuring things out, not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Kathie VaughnExecutive Assistant Education: Bachelor's in Education Experience and Expertise: Customer Service Key Quirks: Sewing guru, creativity feeds her soul.
We help SMBs grow by clarifying marketing chatter and solving complex issues with proven strategies and competitive campaigns.
Successful relationships our clients can't live without.
Through respectful collaboration, we strive for excellence in solutions to the challenges businesses face today in dynamic and competitive markets.
By taking a broad approach to the market, challenges, opportunities and research, we’re able to harness our communication, teamwork and creativity to develop solutions that deliver sustainable results.
Consider all ideas as offering the potential to contribute to the unique solutions we’re able to create.
We recognize that everyone brings unique talents to the table. As a collective whole, our team is focused on learning and growing together as we continue to stitch our Patchwork Quilt of Awesomeness.