Marc Jampole is the principal of Jampole Communications, one of the premier marketing communications agencies in western Pennsylvania. The current client roster of Jampole Communications includes FORTUNE 500 corporations, high tech companies, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms. Marc has received numerous regional and national awards for his advertising, public relations and financial communications work.
Marc has published articles on marketing communications, public relations and crisis communications in such publications as the Journal of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Industry Week, Nonprofit World, Broadband Solutions, Dynamic Business, Bacon’s ExpertPR, BtoBmarketer, LeFile, Small Business New and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He routinely speaks on communications issues at universities and the seminars of regional and national business associations. Marc also writes the OpEdge™ blog, which appears on the websites of two national publications.
Before forming Jampole Communications, Marc was employed as a vice president for the Pittsburgh offices of Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum Communications.
Marc’s prior experience also includes employment as a television news reporter covering high technology in Silicon Valley, a manager in the public affairs department of Pacific Northwest Bell and marketing manager of a Midwest adhesives company. Marc’s production of the 1980 election coverage for KLRON-TV, at that time NBC’s San Francisco affiliate, was nominated for an Emmy. He also wrote news for KGO-TV and KTVU-TV, both in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When he was a reporter for “Business Today,” one of the first nationally broadcast business news shows, Marc produced a number of five-part specials, including one of the graying of the baby boom generation which aired in 1981, and another on the shrinking middle class, which aired in 1982, making Marc the first journalist in the mass media to report on both of these trends.
Marc also taught French and German language and literature and filmmaking at the University of Washington. His past experience also includes writing and directing a number of avant-garde short subject films that showed at a number of film festivals in the 1970s.
When Marc graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee summa cum laude, he received the scholarship as the outstanding student. Marc also received a Master of Arts from the University of Washington, and has conducted independent research at the University of Berlin, Germany, on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Marc has participated as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of civic organizations, including the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Allegheny County Commission for Workforce Excellence, the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Riverview Towers, Conflict Resolution Center International, Western Pennsylvania District Export Council, 14th Ward Little League Baseball Association and Public Relations Society of America. He is past president of New Light Synagogue and the Pittsburgh Chess Club. His poetry has been published in more than 30 literary journals and in his collection, Music from Words.