Jessica Blakiston, director of special events and board member of American Marketing Association, Phoenix Chapter, was named Star Member of AMA Phoenix for May 2018.
Blakiston has volunteered with the Special Events Team at AMA Phoenix since August 2016 and has recently has been involved in organizing the organization’s largest event of the year—Spectrum Awards, presented at Sun Studios of Arizona, Tempe, May 10, 2018. Blakiston has been an AMA member since 2017.
“Jessica has been an integral part of our board since she has joined,” Ben Holland, president, AMA Phoenix, said. “She consistently goes above and beyond her duties to make our chapter better and provide our membership with the best events possible. We could not be where we are without Jessica.”
Blakiston has spent her career working in marketing agencies with clients in outerwear, tourism, consumer goods, health care, casinos and non-profit industries, where she has contributed to measurable digital strategy results for both regional and national brands.
She had joined Riester, an advertising and digital marketing agency in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2016, serving as senior digital strategist, where she oversees planning, execution and analytics on multiple accounts. She has worked at senior integrated media planner and buyer for LaneTerralever, Phoenix, and Business Analyst at Defero, Phoenix. She has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing from Arizona State University and earned a certificate in international business.
Blakiston is certified with Yelp, and Google Analytics and AdWords in search, display and video. She also has extensive experience with social media advertising, programmatic and endemic display, and mobile advertising.
Blakiston enjoys hiking, hot yoga, traveling to new places and reading historical fiction.
The AMA Phoenix Star Member of the Month Program was created to promote and retain AMA Phoenix membership, encourage upcoming leaders and recognize high-performing active members who give back to AMA Phoenix. Executive leaders of the AMA Phoenix board of directors nominate candidates as Star Members.
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