At EJP Marketing Co. we’re helping businesses and agency partners leverage digital media marketing, social media strategy and public relations to reimagine the potential for their business. Our convenient, personalized and strategic services and consultant team are enabling brands to remain competitive in our evolving and digital society. We are a Millennial-led consulting firm that understands the need to leverage integrated approaches in our increasingly integrated global society. A global integration that is made possible by the impact of social and digital technology. Why should your brand’s marketing strategy be any different? Our strategists help business’ tell their brand story, increase market share, strengthen their digital media marketing and forge mutually beneficial partnerships. Our team designs marketing strategies rooted in individualism, yet polished with trend-focused ideas and technologies to help take your brand to the next level.
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Founder & CEO Ayona Anderson was born, nurtured and raised in Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Communications-Public Relations. She is also a Digital Marketing Certified Associate from Simplilearn and Market Motive, a training program facilitated by digital experts from Silicon Valley to India. After becoming a first-generation college graduate, Ayona went on to gain nearly ten years of experience leading and executing marketing, public relations, and digital + social media strategies with global agencies and corporations. Most recently, she helped to propel ExxonMobil’s social media presence as the first-ever ExxonMobil social media advisor.
Present and past memberships: VisitDallas Marketing Committee Member; Dallas Women’s Foundation’s XIX Society – Member; Digital Dallas and Social Media Club of Dallas – Member; Townview School of Business & Management in DISD, Mentor to marketing class; Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Community Relations Committee Member; American Marketing Association – Member; Urban League Of Greater Dallas Young Professionals – Board member, Head of the Public Relations Committee. She enjoys: Spending her days outdoors and traveling, working out, and being a mom to the 13-year-old Yuri. Some of her achievements: Increased ExxonMobil’s online following by more than 400,000 across six social media channels; helped to achieve historic and award-winning results across all ExxonMobil corporate social media channels and within marketing campaigns, e.g. winning the 2015 Bulldog Reporter Silver CSR Award for the “Be An Engineer” initiative; leveraged influencer marketing, digital marketing & public relations to launch the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Circle of Promise campaign & microsite resulting in more than 10,000 signups & 10 celebrity ambassadors in two years; spearheaded more than 20 U.S. Army lead generation marketing campaigns & events resulting in more than 1,000 recruitment leads and 400 influencer leads.
Public speaker: Mountain View College’s Workforce & Continuing Education Program “Small Business Lecture Series: Marketing & Social Media” Inaugural Young Women in Leadership Symposium at Southern Methodist University
A PR guru. A strategic business partner. A storyteller. A content expert. A women’s empowerment influencer. A social media strategist. A branding whiz. Through her expertise in media strategy, PR consulting, content development, branding, corporate communications, multicultural influencer marketing, and diversity & inclusion, Julie O. Griffith aims to help clients and influencer partners get noticed and create bottom-line growth! Her clients have included Boston Scientific, BP, Ford, American Airlines, Bacardi, ESSENCE, and more! Griffith is the Founder & CEO of an award-winning firm, J. Griffith Public Relations.
Joining EJP Marketing Co. as consultant partner February 2021, Griffith has been instrumental in securing more than 10 media placements in Minnesota and Connecticut. She is excited to bring acute public relations, diversity & inclusion, and media strategy expertise to EJP’s clients. All skills that complement the four-year in a row top PR Firm in Dallas and strengthen EJP’s MarComm, Public Relations, and Multicultural Comms services. By masterfully telling clients’ stories at all levels, she leverages 15 years of experience as a PR leader, entrepreneur, content creator, and an innovative game-changer securing more than 20 million impressions on local, regional and national print, digital, radio, and television. As a strategic comms advisor and business partner, Julie develops and oversees the execution of multi-dimensional, value-add communication strategies positioned for maximum media, brand, and social media exposure. Julie also serves as a Houston-area social influencer and founder of the lifestyle brand Champagne & Melanin™. The brand is an exclusive community dedicated to empowering Black women and all women of color, who are blazing a path to create, curate, collaborate and celebrate their unique entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Monica D. for “Dynamic” Anderson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She served in the Army National Guard, where she was later Honorably Discharged as a Veteran. At EJP, we pride ourselves on developing great strategies, brand messaging, MarComm campaigns for our clients. One invaluable and essential component of this is the research. That is one of Monica’s most vital skillsets: Leveraging the latest tools (or using the ol’ fashion processes) to analyze mounds of research to gather actionable, strategic insights. Having joined EJP in September 2020 as an intern, Monica is now a full-time employee and serves as EJP’s first Marketing Operations Coordinator. In addition to the analysis, her responsibilities include: staying up-to-date on the marcomm technology and tools; leading the strategic utilization of the marketing and communications technology that EJP uses, i.e., the EJP-MRD (media relationship database), Meltwater, SimilarWeb, TweetDeck, etc.; opposition research, media monitoring, KPI Reports, WordPress website updates; and more.
Monica is also in the process of becoming a Digital Marketing Certified Associate, which will strengthen her experience and support around various digital marketing disciplines: search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, pay-per-click (PPC), website conversion rate optimization, web analytics, content marketing, mobile marketing, email marketing, programmatic buying, marketing automation, and digital marketing strategy, etc. By 2022, her certification will extend to Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Marketing, Twitter Advertising, YouTube Marketing, and Hubspot. Monica enjoys cooking and considers herself a food connoisseur. She can be found spending her days with family, taking road trips, and listening to music in her spare time. Additionally, Monica is the middle sister of the founder & CEO Ayona and is thrilled to work for the company named after our grandmother. She brings to EJP a strong sense of leadership, discipline, conflict resolution, duty, and passion. Before joining EJP, Monica started a catering business where she managed all aspects of the company.
With over 18+ years of creative direction and marketing design experience over multiple platforms and across global markets, poised and eager to tackle the next level of creative challenges in an innovative environment, alongside a passionate, impact-focused team. Montanna has collaborated and led various projects with a wide variety of organizations and companies, ranging from startups or small nonprofits to Fortune 50 multinational corporations.
Having worked together at ExxonMobil, Ayona and Montanna immediately connected and established a great working relationship. Ayona as social media advisor, and Montanna as a graphic designer, they curated several social media designs, creative work, campaigns, and more! The branding for EJP Marketing Co. is a Montanna Design creation, and we LOVE it! Montanna has contributed her creative design expertise to EJP clients such as the Selfless Love Foundation. She led the rebrand creative, website redesign artwork, and marketing collateral and presentations for their 2019 Annual Gala. For this project, EJP led strategy and messaging, Montanna led the design, and our website development partner Servron led the website redesign and deployment.
Million-Miler (almost) Monson was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota and later moved to Florida and then finally made it to Texas. He joins EJP as a key technology partner, having run a CRM, Analytics and Marketing Automation firm for the past six years. Prior to this, he managed a team of consultants at an award-winning Salesforce Platinum Partner consulting firm, Etherios, which was based in Chicago. He and his business and technology expertise have been showcased on Dallas and at the Salesforce Conference, Dreamforce. His skills in business analysis, business process management and an uncanny skill to get Sales and Marketing to get along have been key to his client’s success.
He graduated from The University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which he swears that he uses every day. Monson also recently founded a new analytics firm, InsiteLoop, where he helps clients gain more insights from their data. Through his experiences, he has learned to use charts, whiteboards and analogies to communicate new concepts. According to him, you can always find a whiteboard-ish surface in order to remove ambiguity from a conversation. He is most excited to bring his “Campaign to Cash” skills to EJP Marketing Co. A few of Josh’s favorites: Taking long hikes in nature, time with his kids, and travel to new places.
Gaby Romero is a multicultural and grassroots communications executive with over 15 years of agency experience in reputation management, strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and branded content marketing. Gaby began her career with the Interpublic Group (IPG) of companies, gaining unparalleled experience with Weber Shandwick and the Axis Agency in multicultural communications and establishing herself as an expert in advocacy outreach while working on the U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) client from 2006 to 2017.
During her tenure on the Army account, Gaby was lead Program Manager for Hispanic and African-American partnerships where she developed and implemented strategic engagement campaigns for the Army client that included diversity and inclusion awareness, executive positioning, prospect and influencer engagement, multicultural and general market media relations. Partnerships included non-government organizations (NGOs) in the general advocacy, education and STEM categories. Prior to her work with the Army, Gaby developed her grassroots, influencer and partnership development expertise with clients across the lifestyle, entertainment, automotive and public affairs categories for national and regional campaigns and in major Hispanic consumer markets including New York, California and Texas. Previous clients include the U.S Department of the Treasury for the Directo a su cuenta (“Go Direct”) campaign and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the launch of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS) and the first official Latin Grammy Awards. Gaby is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. She holds a B.A. in communications with an emphasis in public relations from the College of Communications at California State University Fullerton. Her passion for advocacy is born of her experience as a first-generation U.S. Hispanic. She has lived and worked in major Hispanic markets on both coasts and now resides in the great state of Texas.