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Welcome Jamie B to Express Marketing Group

Jamie will take on the newly created role of Communications Coordinator

By Heather Bodajla

New teammate alert!  We love welcoming talented, new-fangled humans to Express.

As a result of landing some exciting clients, the communications division is growing.

Please join me in welcoming Jamie B to the team.  Jamie is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s public relations program, and he can’t wait to hit the ground running.  Jamie will work hand- in- hand with Heather Bodajla, manager of communications, to execute internal and external communications strategies.  He will also create kick-ass social media content that promotes our brand, culture and offerings.  In addition to these responsibilities, Jamie will support Express’s leaders in honing internal messages on strategy, organizational changes and employee recognition.

We knew Jamie would be perfect for the role when we discovered he can simplify complex topics and communicate them clearly.  As part of his undergraduate thesis at Waterloo University, Jamie created a website and designed games for young children to understand different types of cancer.  “I came up with the idea for the website after speaking with my thesis advisor who used games to teach the general public about science.  The idea intrigued me, so when I identified a gap in the curriculum at Bluewater District School Board, I decided to put this idea to use,” says Jamie.  We’re counting on his expertise to bring new ideas to the table to ensure the content we create is always clear, insightful and fun.

Jamie’s Bachelor of Knowledge Integration demonstrates his love of learning.  So does his love of Reddit!  It’s where he goes to figure out things he doesn’t understand.  His favourite article so far was learning what to do if you win the lottery (first step, hire a lawyer).  Some other things Jamie would love to learn are how cars and computers work.  In the future, he may be the one writing these articles for Reddit.

Originally from Kincardine, Jamie has been living in Toronto for just three- months so he hasn’t had the opportunity to attend a Leaf’s game yet.  He’s a die-hard fan, and hockey is his favourite sport.  He also loves playing guitar, hanging with his dog Phoebe and wants to learn Japanese one day.  His mom grew up in Japan and that connection has inspired Jamie to study the language for personal fulfilment.

Now that you have Jamie’s picture and know a little about him, make sure to introduce yourself when you see him in the halls.  Or if you have an extra ticket to a Leaf’s game, he’s your guy!