CEO Valerie Jennings Named National Finalist for Marketer of Year by DMN
Valerie Jennings, CEO of Jennings Social Media & MarTech (JSMM), has been named a 2020 Marketer of the Year finalist by DMN. Honoring the most innovative strategies and platforms in marketing today, the DMN Awards recognize exemplary and innovative use of data, strategy, and technology in pursuit of marketing excellence. Award recipients will be honored on February 20th at the Dream Hotel in New York City.
“I’m humbled and truly excited to be part of the 2020 awards program and wish all the finalists the best of luck,” said Jennings.
In 2018, Jennings was honored by DMN as a Top 40 Under 40 digital marketing leader and was named a Top 50 Kansas City Influencer by BloggerLocal. Additional recognitions include Kansas City’s Most Wanted Honoree 2015 and Most Influential Woman in Business, Class of 2014. Jennings has been interviewed about her success by national media and featured on magazine covers. JSMM has also successfully met the requirements of the NWBOC National Certification Program for certification as a woman-owned and woman-controlled business as of 2018.
A valuable mentor in the community, Jennings was also selected to lead a panel to share her expertise on running a marketing agency at the 2020 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference in St. Louis this spring.
Jennings stays abreast of the ever-changing tech landscape by observing the latest trends and seeking opportunities to evolve with the adoption of AI and MarTech in the modern marketing space. She recently obtained a certification in artificial intelligence, through a program taught by leading minds that included Stanford University adjunct professor of computer science Andrew Ng, who founded and led the Google Brain project, a program developed using mass-scale deep learning algorithms.
Jennings continues to innovate with marketing technology opportunities across the agency’s global client accounts from publicly-traded companies to midsize businesses. Valerie is a well regarded early adopter of social media since 2005 and a successful entrepreneur, founding her agency in 2003 at the age of 24. She is also an advocate for numerous charities, mentors women and entrepreneurs and is highly engaged in the AI community.