Jackie (AKA The Dragon) is the managing director who started the business back in 2004. Jackie began her career in marketing as regional marketing officer for McDonalds, where she was in charge of 37 restaurants throughout the North of England. After working in this capacity for seven years, she became the marketing manager of Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. As head of the team for the city’s most prominent entertainments venue, Jackie gained invaluable experience, skills and contacts that she now uses to utilise the best possible communications for her clients.
Jackie’s aim for JAM was to give marketing opportunities to any companies, regardless of their size or budget; over 10 years later, she is pleased to say she has gone above and beyond her original aim, and can service the whole of the market, no matter what your company. Many people ask where the name JAM came from. This was from her children’s initials; her son Jordan, her daughter Ayesha and the family surname Marston!
Ayesha (AKA The Real Boss) has worked at JAM Marketing since September 2010 as a marketing executive and was later promoted to office manager. Ayesha studied English Literature, media studies and psychology at South Tyneside College. Her role is to ensure that the rest of the Jammy Dodgers do their jobs! She coaches the students in her care too, who are all studying marketing, PR or media degrees. Ayesha is a writer by trade and is able to oversee any editorial / press content that is written in the office. She is also the daughter of MD Jackie Marston and the intention is that she one day will take over the business, whilst mummy dearest relaxes and enjoys the good life!
Adam started with JAM in May 2014. He’s currently studying a degree in Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland and began coming into the JAM offices voluntarily when he was on holiday and days off. This very recently led to him being offered a part time position with JAM. An aspiring news and sports writer, Adam handles the writing of press releases and editorials as well as chipping in on other jobs wherever needed. He’s more than happy to help out where he can (and even makes a decent cup of tea). Due to graduate in the summer of 2016, he’s picked up a few hints, tips and tricks about his writing and has noted how his experiences with the JAM team have helped develop his skills as a writer with his copy becoming more concise, clear and flowing.