With nearly two decades of digital marketing experience, Dennis Jenders provides strategic leadership for GMR Marketing and leads their social media practice. In the past he has worked as the Director of Marketing at the Experimental Aircraft Association, Vice President of Social Marketing Services at 7Summits and as Vice President of Communications and Digital Strategy at Laughlin Constable.
Having grown with the industry, I have significant experience in digital strategy, web design and development, online advertising, SEM, SEO, user experience, information architecture, analytics, social media, and content marketing.
Working primarily out of Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of regional and national clients across a variety of industries including CPG, fashion, finance, health + beauty, non-profit, sports, technology, tourism and more.
I never expected to have such an amazing career working with brands like Bon-Ton, Comcast, Esurance, Generac, Grant Thornton, Green Bay Packers, Harley-Davidson, Hershey’s, Humana, Johnsonville, Lowe’s, Master Lock, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Vikings, Lung Cancer Alliance, Medela, Rakuten, S.C. Johnson, Terlato Wines, Toppers Pizza, U.S. Bank, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and more.
The industry and community have been very good to me throughout my career, and in recent years I have looked for ways to give back. I am honored to educate the next generation of marketers through my course on Emerging and Social Media at Marquette University. It is also very rewarding to be a mentor at both the aforementioned Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
In an effort to accelerate the local growth and understanding of digital marketing I came together with other industry leaders in 2005 to found the Milwaukee Interactive Marketing Association, now 414Digital.
As much as I love my career, it doesn’t define me. I often find myself behind the lens of my Canon 5D Mark III and Fuji X-H1 photographing landscapes and anything else of interest. I enjoy fishing, season tickets to the Milwaukee Brewers, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
When I am not outside enjoying the great city of Milwaukee, and her surrounding area, you can find me curating only the best in gadgets and style at Crave / Lust / Love or launching another business venture.
Rest? Yes, I do find time for that too. Often behind the grill or on the couch watching a movie with a Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet in my hand. Cheers!