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Who is Justin Jones?


Justin Jones is the CEO & Chief Creative Officer of KDG Advertising, a full-service advertising agency that specializes in brand management, strategy, digital, marketing, and communication.

Specializing in Brand Architecture, Justin has worked and consulted on brands directly and indirectly for organizations such as Coca Cola, District of Columbia Department of Disability Servies, US Department of Labor, US Office of Personnel Management, Wesley College, HBO’s The Wire, COPT, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, and Netflix’s House of Cards.

Justin also serves as the Vice President of The Columbia Business Exchange, and professor of design and advertising at Notre Dame University of Maryland. Justin has sat on several nonprofit boards including Ad2DC, an affiliate of The Ad Club of Washington D.C. & American Advertising Federation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Golf to End Cancer, Stevenson University Alumni Relations, and is a brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Epsilon Nu Sigma Chapter, Incorporated.

Author of 5 Ways To Build A Better Brand: Tips & Tricks On Building Profitable and Successful Brands That Companies, CEO's, & Influencers Don't Want You Knowing, Justin is also the host of The BrandUp, a monthly business and advising podcast serving topics and segments on business & marketing, interviews, and thoughts on current news and events.

Justin has spoken at numerous institutions and events such as John Hopkins University - Carey School of Business, Baltimore Innovation Week, Advertising Week D.C., and Stevenson University, ranging on topics from brand management to advertising in the modern age.