Category: New Employee Welcome

18 Jan 2019
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Employee Spotlight: Allison Droke Erickson

Once a month, we like to give our readers the chance to get to know one of our team members by shining the spotlight on them. Here’s our spotlight for this month who is also one of our newest team members, Allison Droke Erickson. Help us welcome her to the Crisp team!

What is your name and title at Crisp Marketing?
Allison Droke Erickson, CRM Digital Marketing Manager.

How long have you been working for Crisp Marketing?
Almost a month!

How long have you worked in this field and what’s your favorite part?
You could say I’ve been working in marketing since I was a scrappy teenager making silly posters for really horrible local concerts and adhering them to any surface I could find across town. I’ve always been drawn to marketing because I enjoy the mental juxtaposition of combining creativity with strategy.

What’s your favorite thing about Crisp Marketing so far?
The energy. Everyone is high spirited and enthusiastic. And also obviously the ability to wear jeans every day.

What’s a fun fact about you that no one in the office knows?
I have found myself in a many number of bizarre situations. One of which was dancing in a Broadway production. Jeff Goldblum was also there.

What are three words that you would use to describe yourself?
Short, snarky, eccentric

What is your favorite movie and book?
My favorite movie is The Graduate followed closely by Sunset Boulevard and Paper Moon respectively. My favorite book tends to change with my mood. Usually though, it is An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. But my favorite authors are J.D. Salinger and Françoise Sagan.

Do you have a hero? If so, who and why?
I suppose I don’t really just have one hero, more like bits and pieces from cultural figures I have been inspired by over the years- Buster Keaton, Gertrude Stein, Malcolm McLaren, Andy Warhol, Joe Meek, Dorothy Parker, Lester Bangs… the list goes on.

What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
I am a collector and pop culture junkie. I love perusing through antique malls and thrift stores. It’s like visiting a museum where you can take home the exhibit pieces. I collect old books too and am always on the hunt for the oldest editions or wildest cover art. Recently I found a huge batch of absolutely beautifully illustrated mid century children’s books, which has inspired me to get back into drawing for fun. Music is also a significant source of joy for me. I don’t really have the patience to become a proper musician though, so now I just sit back and listen.

What is your favorite quote?
“I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure” – Mae West

16 Nov 2018

New Hire Welcome: Devan Dillard

Help us in welcoming our new team member, Devan Dillard! Devan is our new Digital Marketing Strategist.

We asked Devan to share a few facts with us and this is what he told us:

Devan was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He’s married and has three children, and his family is extremely important to him. He’s also passionate about community development. In some of his down time, he likes to read and watch Netflix with his kids. His favorite movie is Inception. When we asked him who inspires him, he told us Matt Nguyen, his wife, and Tai Lopez. He also told us that if he could meet someone in history, alive or dead, it would be King Solomon. He said this was, “So I could ask him how he fell from such an amazing level of greatness.”

His favorite quote is, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” We’re excited to have Devan on the team and watch him grow in our company.

05 Jun 2017

Meet our newest Team Members!

Crisp Marketing would like to welcome our newest additions to the team! (Starting at the left of the photo) Hannah and Joan are our new Content Developers, Sarah is our new Junior Graphic Designer, and Kirk is our new Content Manager. We’re looking forward to the talent and skill everyone will bring to the table, and we can’t wait to see where Crisp Marketing will go from here! Welcome aboard!

28 Mar 2017

Meet our newest team member!

Crisp Marketing would like to welcome our newest team member: Sarah Miller – Graphic Designer

Originally from Madison, Mississippi but now coming to you straight from Memphis Tennessee… our newest addition to the Crisp Marketing team… Graphic Designer, Sarah Miller!

Sarah moved to the Memphis area in 2012, where she now lives with her husband and two sons.  To avoid hurting any feelings, she also felt the need to call out her other family members… her two dogs, Kaelee and Lexi.  With an impressive eye for design, Sarah graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA (emphasis) in Graphic Design.  In her years as a student at Mississippi State, she won several design awards; including a Platinum Marcom Award.  After putting together a successful year of freelance designing, Sarah stood out among all of our submitted Graphic Design resumes and quickly became the 4th designer of our strong marketing team.

When asked what she thought about being the “chosen one” to join our Crisp family, she could only manage to mutter one thing…

“I’m very excited to join such a talented team here at Crisp Marketing”.

Well said Sarah.  Well said.

Thank you for your interest Sarah, and welcome aboard!  Crisp Marketing is lucky to have you.