‘Think-Tank’ to Consist of Distinguished Business Leaders
ZIONSVILLE, IN – (December 17, 2008) Just Marketing International (JMI) today announced the creation of a unique and talented consortium of current and former business leaders that will support JMI in its efforts to help their clients build their businesses through creative, customized solutions and differentiators within motorsports sponsorships.
Operating under the “Global Advisory Board” title, the group will provide JMI unprecedented thought leadership in driving exceptional performance in business development, marketing and sponsorship performance. Applying the Board‘s general business and motorsports expertise will provide JMI with a unique motorsport agency point-of-difference. Beyond its project-specific service to JMI and its clients, the Board will additionally be publicly and privately active in advancing key motorsports industry initiatives.
“Through the history of our agency, JMI has had the good fortune of earning the trust, confidence and respect of business leaders representing leading Fortune 500 organizations, said Zak Brown, Founder and CEO, JMI.
“These business leaders collectively have enormous and expansive experience and competency. I’m honored to have this level of expertise to help provide a leadership platform from which the JMI team can further build upon to benefit our agency and clients.”
Charter members of the JMI Global Advisory Board include:
Michael J. Grainger
President and Chief Operating Officer, Ingram Micro*
William J. Hannigan
President and Chief Operating Officer, AT&T*
John C. Hodgson
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, DuPont*
Michael D. Lister
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service†
Robert M. Malcolm
President, Global Marketing, Sales and Innovation, Diageo PLC*
President, Gulfstream Aerospace*
Senior Vice President Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Chairman, Global Chainwide Board, SUBWAY Chairman, COMB (Canadian Operators Marketing Board), SUBWAY Restaurants
“Zak Brown and JMI have supplied excellent support to Hilton International for several years now,” said Ian Carter, chief executive, Hilton Hotels. “During that time we have witnessed JMI’s growth to become the leading global motorsports exclusive marketing agency. The new solutions-driven JMI Global Advisory Board will certainly further enhance their position as innovators.”
About Just Marketing International (JMI)
JMI is the global leader in motorsports marketing. JMI leverages its influence and unique relationships to deliver creative customized solutions to organizations that are looking for a differentiator through motorsports sponsorship to drive their business. JMI is an independent, full-service agency representing corporations in all forms of motorsports worldwide. With more than 125 staff globally, JMI operates six offices in four countries and manages over $300 million in annual motorsports investments. JMI’s client list is comprised of leading corporations, some of which include BMW, Crown Royal, DIRECTV, Hilton Hotels, Johnnie Walker, Lenovo, LG Electronics, SUBWAY® Restaurants and UPS, among others. JMI’s clients participate in all major motorsports series, including NASCAR, Formula One World Championship, IndyCar Series, Grand-Am, NHRA, World Rally Championship, and the American Le Mans Series. For more information, please visit JMI on the worldwide web at www.justmarketing.com.