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My name is Molly Marshall. I work in integration strategy, which basically means I make sure neat ideas have a solid foundation and plenty of room to grow. I make a lot of presentations with top-notch gifs and everyone laughs at my jokes. It's fun.
For folks looking for keywords, I am focused on integration strategy as a discipline because I feel passionate about developing holistic marketing campaigns that integrate brand planning, consumer journeys, and digital strategy to solve client problems, both creative and media. I use data to tell persuasive stories to gain buy-in from both clients and creative teams on a strong strategic path forward that both meets business objectives and wins awards. It's fun.
I am the Chicago Awesome Foundation treasurer and trustee. The group distributes $1,000 no-strings-attached grants every month to support awesome ideas in the Chicago area.
I am a Board Member of the Institute on Higher Awesome Studies.
Black lives matter, defund the police, trans rights are human rights, abolish prisons, boycott Amazon, will trade racists for refugees, adopt don't shop, my body my choice, and f*ck this sh*t.
I used to be a landlord and I have rehabbed kitchens, built fences, and become a painting pro.
I made a 38-page deck about my trash can.
I was an advisor for VMLY&R Foundation.
I led digital, social, and ecommerce strategy for Reynolds and Hefty brands.
I worked at Think Glink Media, Patagonia, and thinkorswim.
I spoke at the Inspire conference in 2018.
I was the President of the Fulton & Francisco Block Club Organization.
I founded #PodcastClub, a Chicago-based meetup that's like a book club but for podcasts.
I presented at 20x2 in 2014 and #SeanCon in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
I offered 17 ways to make 2016 better for everyone.
I was a lucky guest on the Open Ended podcast.
I was a mentor with Ag47.
I hosted Friends & Fun from 2012 to 2014.
I wrote about ketchup for Gapers Block.
I have been completed obsessed with Kanye West, I am now in recovery.
I live in the beautiful Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. I grew up in appropriately named Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. I really like strategy, home rehab, and mini-golf. I enjoy building communities. My cats think I'm a superhero.