Ambitious, welcoming, and reliable are just a few of the words that come to mind when we think of Jelani. His consistent efforts to always go beyond not just doing a good job, but a great job, have placed him at the top of our go-to list of staff in 2018!
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How long have you been doing promos?
I’ve been doing promos full-time for the last five years as a brand ambassador, product specialist, right seat driver, team lead, and tour manager.
Do you have a favorite Oxford Marketing event that you’ve worked?
All of them! It sounds funny but it’s actually true. I love working with new clients because I get to learn something I didn’t know each time. I’ve been incredibly lucky that my work with Oxford has helped me improve my golf swing at PGA events, learn about the latest and greatest phones out there, and discover a love for recreational vehicles.
What do you enjoy most about being in this industry?
Definitely the freedom. I did my years sitting behind a desk in a little cubicle, and while that is great for some, I wanted something different. In my years as a tour manager I’ve traveled to 44 different states, and since I set my own schedule I have been able to vacation in 8 different countries.
In your opinion, what skills should every brand ambassador possess?
To me, it all boils down to a positive attitude. Whether it’s your first day on the job or you’re ten years in, you have to bring the same energy and excitement to the activation that you want your consumers to have. The crowd feeds off you as much as you feed off of them, so just be “on” and bring your A-game every time.
What are some hobbies that you enjoy when you aren’t working events?
Well, as I mentioned I love to travel. Catching live music is one of my favorite pastimes. I am also an author with four self-published books on Amazon and my first novel on the way.
If money weren’t an issue, what is one thing you would spend it on without hesitation?
Family. One of my major goals is to see their dreams come true, and I would help in any way I could.
Favorite movie of all time:
Casablanca. I like the classics.
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