Jordan, or “Mr. Business” as he is called around Intermark, is stepping into the spotlight this week. When he’s not working on a client project, you can find him reading about U.S. history or in the kitchen making marshmallow toast. Check out his interview to get to know Jordan!
Q: What is your title?
My current title is account supervisor.
A: What are your responsibilities?
As an account supervisor, it is my responsibility to oversee the daily operations of an account. It is my job to maintain the lines of communication with the client and ensure that all projects are accomplished on time and on budget.
Q: Give us a little background on how you got into the industry.
A: I have always been a people person. When considering possible career paths after college, I asked myself if the job would allow me to work with others. A friend of mine who was in advertising told me about the accounts team he worked with and it really sparked an interest.
Q: What brought you to Intermark and how did you get started in your current position?
A: After graduating college, I started an entry-level job in hospital administration in Jackson, Mississippi. It did not take long for me to realize that this was not what I wanted to do for my career. Luckily, a good friend of mine was living in Birmingham and working for Intermark. He told me about a job opening, and I came in for an interview. Although I did not get the position I interviewed for, I was offered the position of receptionist with the possibility of a position becoming available soon. I took the position, and within a few months I was moved to the Account Service Department.
Q: What’s your favorite part about what you do?
A: My favorite part of what I do is watching an idea grow into a commercial. It’s very satisfying to see a commercial on TV and know that it started out as just an idea.
Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: The most challenging part of my job is negotiating a winning compromise between a creative’s idea and the client’s expectations.
Q: Do you have a favorite project that Intermark has worked on in the past?
A: My favorite project to have been a part of has been the recent two-minute Super 7 high school football spot produced for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.
A: I enjoy learning about U.S. history, particularly the U.S.’ role in WWII.
Q: Family, pets?
A: My family lives in Mississippi, but for me that is just close enough and just far enough away. I don’t currently have a pet, but I am open to the idea of getting one.
Q: What’s something that most people would be surprised to learn about you?
A: I did not attend Ole Miss. I attended the University of Southern Mississippi, USM.
Q: What is the quote on your nameplate?
A: “People will pay more to be entertained than educated.” — Johnny Carson