Jennifer James

Director of Marketing, Kobie Marketing
Safety Harbor, FL, United States

About Jennifer


My name is Jenn James. I'm the Director of Marketing at Kobie Marketing, a leading loyalty marketing service provider based in St. Petersburg, Florida. I oversee all aspects of corporate marketing for our fast growing agency including branding, product marketing, organic growth strategies, industry thought leadership and content creation, conference planning, public relations, marketing communications and promotions, lead generation.

I have a Master of Science in Business from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management.

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2012, TEDIndia 2009, TEDActive 2009

Areas of Expertise

Brand Strategy and Marketing Management, Loyalty Marketing, TEDx events, B2B Marketing Strategy, Marketing Innovation, ThetaHealing

An idea worth spreading

You have the power to create your own story. What story will you tell?

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about: Being Active. Eating Healthy. Spirituality. Innovation. TED & TEDx Events. Traveling. Food. Future think. Creativity. Technology. Ideas. Positivity. Design. Family. Relaxation.

Talk to me about

I love to listen and learn about everything!

People don't know I'm good at

People don't know that I'm good at being resourceful and thinking outside of the box. I enjoy self-reflection and improvement, brainstorming and finding solutions to complex problems.

My TED story

I'd like to share a story about a film about my uncle called, Think of Me First as a Person that made it into the National Film Registry in 2006.

Think of Me First as a Person is a short documentary about a boy (my uncle, Dwight Core, Jr.) with Down Syndrome. The footage was shot on 16mm in the 1960s by my grandfather, Dwight Core, Sr. My cousin, George Ingmire, completed the film forty years later.

The film explores perceptions about Down Syndrome from multiple viewpoints: my uncle, his my mother and my grandfather. The sincere tone and heartwarming narration by my grandfather lends a remarkable poignancy to this film. The story that unfolds within this documentary is sure to shed light on both the struggles and blessings of raising a child with special needs.

For more of the story, you can watch these short videos on YouTube:

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