PROFESSIONAL BIO > JENN MORGAN

Jenn Morgan is a brand management expert with 15 years’ experience leading the concept development and production of advertising-quality brand communications for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and corporate leaders in the industries of automotive, banking, retail, consumer products, human development, and consumer education.

As the Director of Brand Strategy at Radically Distinct, Jenn consults and trains over 60 industry leading experts, teams, and corporate brands during the creation of internal and external business communications – helping them evaluate the creative and strategic merit of their ideas, get organized into a strategic approach, and integrate their strengths, assets and implementation abilities into a cohesive brand voice.


For fun, she works out her confidence muscles as a courageous stand up comedienne and builds her storytelling skills as a member of the Half Sister improvisational theater team. These skills make Jenn an engaging speaker with the ability to deliver an idea with a powerful punch.

 

 

 

Jenn Morgan is a brand management expert and creative business tactician with 15 years of experience building the corporate brands of companies such as Coca-Cola and Chrysler Jeep, as well as, the personal brands of corporate managers and creative entrepreneurs on the leading edge of their industries.

She has produced Diet Coke's Red Dress Campaign, numerous stories for U.S. Postal Service's Deliver Magazine and advertorial stories for Meredith Corporation; photographed branded events for the Detroit Pistons and Dell Computers; and pioneered the transition from film to digital photography in the Detroit automotive and Seattle retail markets. Jenn has collaborated with hundreds of creative entrepreneurs to make their ideas reality. She's helped make it snow in ninety degree weather, put thirty people inside a video game and book client rosters solid doing work they love with people who inspire them.

As the co-founder of Radically Distinct, Jenn helps her clients translate ideas into emotionally resonate messages, increase personal and team efficacy and design measurable customer and employee engagement programs. Her clients report greater clarity and increased momentum while working with her to reinvent their brands and bring life to their visions.

She is an engaging keynote speaker and business teacher who elicits active participation from her audiences. In her spare time, Jenn works out her confidence muscles as a stand up comedienne and builds her storytelling skills as a member of the Half Sister improvisational theater team.

 


 

Why work with Jenn Morgan?

Jenn Morgan has a rare talent and unique eye for observing what I’m working on and a way of articulating it that creates structure to move forward powerfully with my brand. Her ideas are both highly imaginative and strongly formatted to execute right away, which I appreciate. Now I stand out even more boldly and uniquely in a crowded marketplace.
— Wendy Capland, CEO Vision Quest Consulting

Jenn is a visionary, a futurist able to identify and then process both what you are telling her and what you are not, and then using it to create the right message for your brand.

Jenn is a creative tactician with the mind of a strategist and the uncanny ability to get inside your head, think abstractly, recognize patterns, and create a game plan for quickly solving problems.

Jenn is a producer, confident and action-oriented with a disciplined approach to follow-through. At every stage in a project, she is keeping meticulous track of both the promises made and what it would take to deliver. 

You need — creative ideas with strategic merit that you can believe in and can realistically produce. 

Jenn uses her strategic mind and visionary foresight to help you articulate a vision with exceptional clarity. Through her, you can actually see yourself doing what you envision, regarding it as a concept you can relate to and others can grasp.

You need — strategic planning that up levels your game and creatively connects your immediate goals and long-term objectives.

Jenn’s visionary competence and her production experience give her the capacity to make unexpected connections. This can lead to a radically different approach when it comes to shaping ideas and strategies around your specific strengths, core capabilities, and developmental goals.

You need — to achieve new results, become a key authority in your field and establish a foundation you can learn from and build upon.

Jenn’s experience in weaving ideas into reality -- from the big budget to the budget conscious -- gives her insights into human behavior that can only be learned in the field when money and reputations are on the line.

Jenn has this way of internalizing what I’m saying, blowing it out into another dimension, and collecting what’s most meaningful in a way that is unlike any marketing person I’ve ever met. She’s a gem, and her insights on how to actualize any idea are priceless.
— Doug Headley, Software Engineer, Evident.io
Jenn is an excellent professional with significant expertise in her field. She has given me visions I never had myself. She is a visionary and can tell what her clients might be capable of even before the client has that realization.
— Tahmina Watson, Founder and CEO Watson Immigration Law

 

Why work with Jenn:

Jenn is a visionary, a futurist able to identify and then process both what you are telling her and what you are not, and then using it to create the right message for your brand.

Jenn is a creative tactician with the mind of a strategist and the uncanny ability to get inside your head, think abstractly, recognize patterns, and create a game plan for quickly solving problems.

Jenn is a producer, confident and action-oriented with a disciplined approach to follow-through. At every stage in a project, she is keeping meticulous track of both the promises made and what it would take to deliver. 


Why does that matter to you?

You need — creative ideas with strategic merit that you can believe in and can realistically produce. 

Jenn uses her strategic mind and visionary foresight to articulate with exceptional clarity those muddled visions you have. Through her, you can actually see yourself doing what you envision, regarding it as a concept you can relate to and others can grasp.

Jenn has this way of internalizing what I’m saying, blowing it out into another dimension, and collecting what’s most meaningful in a way that is unlike any marketing person I’ve ever met. She’s a gem, and her insights on how to actualize any idea are priceless.
— Doug Headley, Software Engineer, Evident.io

You need — strategic planning that up levels your game and creatively connects your immediate goals and long-term objectives.

Jenn’s visionary competence and her production experience give her the capacity to make unexpected connections. This can lead to a radically different approach when it comes to shaping ideas and strategies around your specific strengths, core capabilities, and developmental goals.

Jenn is an excellent professional with significant expertise in her field. She has given me visions I never had myself. She is a visionary and can tell what her clients might be capable of even before the client has that realization.
— Tahmina Watson, Founder and CEO Watson Immigration Law

You need — to achieve new results, become a key authority in your field and establish a foundation you can learn from and build upon.

Jenn’s experience in weaving ideas into reality -- from the big budget to the budget conscious -- gives her insights into human behavior that can only be learned in the field when money and reputations are on the line.

Jenn Morgan has a rare talent and unique eye for observing what I’m working on and a way of articulating it that creates structure to move forward powerfully with my brand. Her ideas are both highly imaginative and strongly formatted to execute right away, which I appreciate. Now I stand out even more boldly and uniquely in a crowded marketplace.
— Wendy Capland, CEO Vision Quest Consulting

Jenn Morgan is a brand management expert with a knack for catalyzing consistent momentum amongst teams. She has 15 years’ experience leading the concept development and production of advertising-quality brand communications for established, world-class Fortune 500 companies, visionary entrepreneurs, smart startup teams, and mindful leaders. She is the brand strategist for 60 (and growing) personal, team and company brands worldwide in the industries of technology, healthcare, entertainment, education, politics, behavioral health, organizational design, change management and talent development. In her spare time, she works out her confidence muscles as a courageous stand up comedienne and improv performer. Jenn’s uncanny ability to identify and connect people’s needs and desires to a bigger vision of the future helps them achieve their objectives faster, easier, and with more ingenuity. She is the co-founder and director of brand strategy at Radically Distinct, a creative communication company based in Seattle, U.S.A.

JENN MORGAN

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Jenn Morgan, Radically Distinct Co-founder and Director of Brand Strategy

Jenn Morgan, Radically Distinct Co-founder and Director of Brand Strategy

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Jenn Morgan is an American entrepreneur, who does business in the day and standup comedy at night. Originally from the working class suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, she has made Seattle her home for the past 10 years.

Jenn Morgan has worked in partnership with Derek Blagg for 10 years. Together, they are Radically Distinct, a creative communication company based in Seattle Wa. Jenn's pioneering spirit loves to finesse ideas into duplicate-able concepts that Derek meticulously drafts into design systems. They've worked for Diet Coke, U.S. Postal Service, Chrysler Jeep, Ford Motor Company, Boost Mobile, Quicken Loans, and many advertising agencies.

Ad work: www.derekblagg.com



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Jenn got her first big break in business when she was just out of art school. When most were writing resumes, she wrote a business card, "Jenn Morgan — Helping you make ideas real." She landed her first contract with Advertising Photographer Scott Lane and ACME Photoworks when she presented her creative portfolio on a CD that played a slide show on a PC or a Mac. It wasn't clear to her which system her clients would be operating on, so she decided to be prepared for both. She beat out 15 other higher qualified applicants from prestigious photography schools around the world with her foresight. The automotive advertising industry was just about to transition from shooting 8x10 film to digital. While many studios had made the move, none of the location catalogs had. Jenn was the first assistant photographer and digital tech on the first automotive catalog shot in digitally on location and eventually the first complete cgi catalog. She worked with the software company and established photographers to create a safe and methodical process for the onset assets.

For 3 years, Jenn traveled with Scott's crew around the country shooting Jeep and Ford catalogs.

She fell in love with the west coast and moved to Seattle. Where she attempted to leave advertising. But ended up working with the Seattle-based photographers helping them transition the retail industry to digital photography. Working with the in-house teams of Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer and REI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Derek Blagg to build a advertising photography portfolio as independent contractors for another 5 years while escaping to the mountains to rock climb and road bike in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.

 

JENN IS A VISIONARY

Six years ago, Jenn was drawing diagrams of a futuristic way to communicate. One in which people would all be seeking their own unique space in the world. It looked like a bunch of light brights being plugged into a globe.

 

Time to stop playing in the mountains and put on a business suit. She started taking direct sales and marketing trainings from entrepreneurs all over the country.

 

That future is now today. Jenn's brand mindset training is based on her experiences working with entrepreneurs and leaders around the world, helping them to strengthen the clarity of their vision, create a method to their madness and claim their unique position in the world as a powerful brand. blog post: http://www.jennmorgan.com/jenn-blog/2015/7/16/positioning-yourself-for-success-in-the-modern-market

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JENN IS AN ENGAGING SPEAKER

Five years ago, Jenn realized she's going to need to educate the public about the changes that will be coming because of technology. However, she had zero speaking skills and was completely incapable of speaking on a stage. She took a bunch of trainings in direct marketing, stage selling, and improvisational theater. Today she delivers a 20 min stand up comedy set, a member of the award winning Improv team, Half Sister, and she's spoken about confident communication and brand leadership on the stages of National Women's Political Caucasus of the Pacific Northwest, Small Business Association of Washington, Intellectual Ventures Women's Mentorship Circle and Price Waterhouse Cooper's Women's Affinity Network. And, she's has just launched The Jenn Morgan Show on iTunes - first show about finding your voice: http://www.jennmorgan.com/podcast/2015/7/18/finding-your-voice

 

She'd never have made it this far without a powerful business partner by her side. Derek Blagg, Radically Distinct Co-founder and Director of Design, is the voice of reason and skilled in the art of efficiency. His creative portfolio is much more than an aesthetic, it's a way of life. Derek believes we are all becoming master organizers of our time and space, able to focus our work by design.


 

Radically Distinct is a creative communication company based in Seattle, USA that helps forward thinking business leaders lean into their competitive edge and bring life to their visions as a powerful brand. Production teams are composed of creative consultants around the world and built based on client need.