Jill is often asked how she got into marketing...her candid response, "I didn't, it got into me." After 20 years in the business, she's held a number of corporate marketing jobs and positions at Sather’s Candy Company, Schwan’s Food Service, and almost 10 years at the global Pure Fishing headquarters. Leaving the company to pursue a career dream, she founded Blink Marketing, Inc. in 2009 in the Lakes Area and hasn't looked back. Her expertise is branding and research. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and of course any social outing or traveling. She is a social butterfly. When she is not with family or friends she is almost always volunteering at a number of organizations around the community including: Arnolds Park Amusement Park, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Okoboji Youth Basketball Association, Okoboji Booster Club and a local Women’s Entrepreneur group. She has traveled to 11 countries including Japan, China, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Canada, Aruba, Czech Republic, to name a few. Her belief: Servant Leadership is at the core of every great company.
Leif is the mind behind all things design here at Blink Marketing. He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, IA in 2014 with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. Graphic design and photography are his creative outlets. Leif brings great organizational skills, an eye for detail and a progressive vision to our clients. When not exploring creative mediums he loves running, playing with his son, watching sports, and craft beer.
Mackenzie is a Graphic Designer at Blink, where she puts her creativity to use by making advertising materials and social media posts. Before joining the Blink team, she graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016. Her Interactive Digital Studies degree allowed her to study both Graphic Design and Marketing. Mackenzie’s heart melts at even the thought of a cute dog, and she can hardly contain herself seeing one in person. When she’s not at work designing on her computer, she’s at home gaming on her computer. Mackenzie enjoys playing tennis, frisbee golfing, being with friends and family, and (most importantly) snuggling with puppies.
Jake noodles in a long unordered list fun activities and works in the Interweb Services Department. The first 10,000 hours of his marketing and advertising career were spent in the digital realm doing websites, coding e-commerce shopping carts, running business analysis reports, adding motion graphic special effects to make things look cool, custom app development, and IoT technologies to name a few. Sure enough, the second 10,000 hours were spent in the same manner. In the real world, you'll usually find him, along with his wife and two children, and Sugar the Tri-color Aussie (she's so sweet) in the sun, checking out the scenery and enjoying being on-the-go.