Jeff Johnson

Print Design • Video • Presentations • SEO • Web Development • Analytics • 3D Design


Jeff Johnson is a social media scientist and digital digger. If he doesn’t have the answer now, he will in ten minutes. In twenty minutes, he will have created a video explaining it. In thirty minutes, it will be on all of the social media sites you’ve ever and never heard of. His drive and attention to detail have led him to also master art direction, interactive design and development, computer hardware, software and he can get that spyware off your laptop, all before lunch.

There’s not enough space here to explain all of the things Jeff does in an afternoon but you’ll probably find him somewhere inside of the Web, making a difference for clients because he knows exactly what the next emerging media trend is going to be and how to make it work. And he has already seen that video of you on YouTube and your Facebook campaigns, so it’s cool. He can fix it.

Over Jeff’s 25 years in advertising, he has worked with hundreds of clients as part of a creative team and has participated in one form or another in over 500 new business pitches and RFPs. (Check out the Advertising Experience by Industry section below see some of the accounts he’s worked on).

Jeff started out as an art director for a small firm in Richmond , VA. He eventually moved onto video editing, web and social media marketing strategy at firms such as Earle Palmer Brown, Just Partners, WORK Advertising and Big River. He always stays up-to-date on the latest emerging media in our fast-changing world, while not abandoning previous skills.

Jeff is just as comfortable designing a brochure as he is building a WordPress website or working out a social media marketing strategy for a client. Jeff can work with your creative team or work on his own depending on your needs for digital marketing services.

Work History

Advertising Experience by Industry


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMC, Famis, Healthways, WellPoint, Donate Life America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of VA, Bon Secours, Mary Washington Hospital, Southside Regional Medical Center, VA Department of Health, Medicomp Systems, Virginia Urology

Food & Beverage

MoonPie, SuperValu/Great Valu, Craftworks, Old Chicago Taproom, Main Street Brewing Company, Capital Ale House, Rio Crystal Beer, Williamsburg Brewery, Foggy Bottom Beer, WORK Beer, Kendall Jackson Wines, Williamsburg Winery, WildAire Cellars, Prince Michel Wines, Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Golden Corral

Travel & Tourism

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Norfolk Convention & Visitors Center,Gettysburg National Battleeld Foundation, Virginia Tourism, Wingate Inns, Homestead Village, Super 8 Motels, Colonial Williamsburg Hotels, MHI Hospitality Group, Racebrook Lodge, Briarcliff Motel, Red Lion Inn


Capital One, SunTrust Bank, First Market Bank, Saxon Mortgage, Cortview Capital, Riggs Bank, Fortigent, America's Moneyline, LPL Financial


Cudas Shoes, Circuit City, Reynolds Metals - Housing Products, Federated Merchandise, Velocity Micro, Marpac, Colonial Honda, Petersburg Motors

Business To Business

Harris Williams & Co., Overnite Transportation, Albermarle Chemical Company, Comdial, Service First TD Madison, Fortigent


Frasier Optics, Velocity Micro, Fortigent, Bosh Global, SkyBinVault


Dominion Resources, Cleco, AES Power Company, NiSource/Columbia Gas


Virginia Lottery, DC Lottery, Virginia Film Office

Government & Contractors

WBB Consulting, LMR Logistics, Bosh Global, US Army Strong Bonds, VA Dept of Health


ADA National Network, Communities in Schools, VA Home for Boys, VA Tobacco Settlement Foundation, 4-H National Council, Fan Free Clinic, Chess Achieves, VA Housing Department Authority, Church Hill Academy, Church Hill Activities & Tutoring


Besides 25 years of experience, here are a few current certifications.


I currently have Google certifications in AdWords Mobile, AdWords Search, AdWords Video, AdWords Display, Google Shopping, Digital Sales, and Analytics


I am currently certified in Inbound Marketing, Inbound Sales, Growth-Driven Design, Email Marketing and Content Marketing by HubSpot.


HootSuite social media marketing, HootSuite platform, social selling, and advanced social advertising certifications.


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  • Logos
  • Print
  • Social Media
  • Video
  • Websites


Here’s what a few former co-workers and supervisors had to say about me. These references and more can be found on my LinkedIn profile.

“I recommend Jeff without reservation. A willing worker and self-starter who worked without complaint and who has earned the respect of his colleagues not only for his expertise which is substantial but also for his willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Any company would be fortunate to have Jeff on the staff. He understands the importance of process and detail and works as a team player to improve efficiency and the bottom line. Hire him, you won’t be sorry.”

– Don Just, VCU Brandcenter, Former CEO of Just Partners & WORK

“Jeff has been a friend of mine for close to 15 years. I worked with him at Earle Palmer Brown, freelanced with him on many projects and worked with him daily at Big River for the past nine years or so. He’s a good man and a very talented and skilled person. From digital to social, Jeff can do it all and more. I’ve often said that Jeff is a Jack-of-all-trades, and that continues as he is always learning new ones. I highly recommend Jeff for almost any position he may be seeking since I have never really found anything he couldn’t do well.”

– Terry Taylor, Creative Director, StoryWerks

“Jeff Johnson is an exceptionally talented individual.  Jeff is passionate about keeping abreast of digital communications – What is effective?, Where can processes be improved?  What are the latest entries in the area of digital solutions?  Jeff is constantly seeking these answers and educating people both internally and externally on how to incorporate this break through knowledge into their day by day tasks.

Jeff combines his strong creative design capabilities with this digital knowledge to deliver innovative and engaging solutions for clients.  And, Jeff produces results.  For one of our clients, Jeff took charge of their social media efforts and increased their consumer participation levels by over a 1000%.

Jeff is also an extremely committed member of the team.  He will do what it takes to “the nth degree” to help the company  get a job done…whatever it is.  I can recall Jeff literally spending the night at our company amid a snow storm to prepare diligently for a critical meeting.  No job is too menial for Jeff as long as it is going to help the company achieve its goals.

Jeff is a quality individual.  He cares a lot about the organization he works with and the people who work within the company.  And, it shows.”

– Fred Moore, President & CEO, Big River Advertising

“If you are looking for a social media metrics expert, then Jeff’s your man. He can measure social media six ways from Sunday and help clients understand that it’s not just about ‘likes.'”

– Kim Farlow, Public Relations Director, Kim Farlow Communications

“Jeff Johnson. Expert in new media. And you can be too. (that’s the short story). There weren’t quite enough options in LinkedIn to share the times Jeff and I have supported each other’s initiatives. He’s a best friend first. But this friendship is based on shared work ethic, joy of life, generousity of spirit, slave labor and my selfish need to have a resource that is on the cutting edge of what’s happening in our digital world. Knowing Jeff means I’m only three years behind the times. He’s not an expert in everything, but dang he sure knows a lot about all kinds of stuff. Need a tree taken down? Rewiring your house? Need an anthology of movies or a website database SEO tagged? Flash is so passé. How about a social networking campaign. Call Jeff. This is the most fill-in-the-blank person I’ve ever met. Jeff would NEVER share this story, but I will. Our agency was dissolving and Jeff was looking to grow into his next position. He approached a local headhunter. I’ll be short. They wanted to put his skillset into a box. He didn’t fit any that they had. This is because they don’t get individuals with the diversity of expertise that Jeff knows, intuits, processes. I really don’t know how he does what he does. Other than to say, if you’re in need of someone who knows today’s and tomorrow’s technology, he will make you look smart, and you’ll grow accordingly. Meanwhile he’s saving you money. He doesn’t make you feel foolish for what you don’t know. He shares and everyone grows together. I cost more and give less.”

– Brian Thomson, President, Creative Director, BLTdesign

“I worked with Jeff years ago at Work Advertising, and to this day he’s still my “computer guy.” He knows so much it would make your head spin. Plus the guy would give you a kidney, he’s so nice. I highly recommend Jeff if you need technical help. Or art direction with things like flash. Or a kidney.”

– Maryann Neary-Gill, Copywriter

“What can I say, Jeff is THE technology guru, my “go to guy”. Always on top of the latest innovations, an excellent teacher for the technologically challenged, & a mind boggling source for everything from systems & websites to art direction & videos. Not only is his work ethic unsurpassed, he is a pleasure to work with.”

– Pem Carter, Spurrier Media Group


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