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The d+d Evolution Revolution
Makenzie (the “davies”) and Kelsey (the “dixon”) are two millennial go-getters making positive change in how brands communicate. The duo met while working in the Fortune 500 beauty industry of New York City in 2010. They became professionals in an era where social media had just begun to take reign on conversations. They are a perfect storm of coveting the integrity of face-to-face, while valuing a chat via emoticons + hashtags.
With two fingers on the pulse of marketing in tomorrow’s world, the socialites observed a lack of inclusiveness in brands and too many missed opportunities in marketing efforts to today’s consumer audience. They launched davies + dixon to ensure brands have tailor-made solutions to foster worthy customer experiences.
Since the launch in February 2015, davies + dixon has acquired clients all over the nation, set up shop in its Seattle office and has more than doubled in size. In 2016, d+d was recognized as a Supplier of the Year from Smart Meetings Magazine and as Best in Show from PCMA Convene. The founders have spoken at Meeting Professionals International Cascadia Conference, International Live Events Association Seattle and Levo League.
Problem Solver : Connector
Makenzie is a midwest gal with a passion for connecting. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategic communication campaigns, uncover missed opportunities, manage sales and marketing teams and help brands better tell their story through experiential marketing. Following her work in New York City with Avon and Kaplow Communications, Makenzie moved to Chicago and transitioned into the publishing, events and digital industries with Otherwise Incorporated, Time Out Chicago and Wrapports Media Group. As a lover of exploration and coffee in over-sized mugs, her adventures brought her to the Pacific Northwest, where she now resides in Ballard, Seattle with her beloved F.R.I.E.N.D.S. DVD collection.
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Strategist : Socialite
As Co-Founder and Managing Partner at davies + dixon, Kelsey takes a hands on approach with client marketing strategy and production. Prior to founding the firm, her experience with Avon field sales management, communications strategy and project development in New York built a platform of transferable skills. She crafted training systems, digitized processes and produced marketing strategies for a luxury golf resort in Pennsylvania. She’s partnered with tourism bureaus for marketing and sales efforts in the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia meeting and event planner communities. She’s also a contributor at AssociationMarketer and MeetingsNet. Kelsey’s yearning for adventure led her to move from the East Cost to Seattle where she takes full advantage of the endless possibilities that are the PNW.
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Meet the #SQUAD
Visual Brander : Jokester
Zoe is a native New Yorker and the Marketing Coordinator at davies + dixon. Zoe spent her summers in New York City, working at various fashion publications, like Glamour Magazine and V Magazine, as well as high-end retail companies, such as Coach and Kenneth Cole. These experience helped shape her writing, photography and graphic design skills. After spending two years studying Art + Design at the University of Michigan, Zoe transferred to the University of Washington to be closer to her family in Seattle. In June 2015, she graduated with honors and a B.A. in English, Language and Literature. You can find her wandering around the Seattle Art Museum or across the street at her favorite sushi restaurant. See her stunning photography portfolio on Instagram @zoekahn.
Challenger : Creative Genius
Alix is an experienced marketing strategist, talented graphic designer and master of all digital communication types. She wears her millennialism on her sleeve with her willingness to take risks, constant push for innovation and priority of staying on trend. Alix spent three years mastering the higher education marketing landscape (marketing to some of the nation's youngest "buyers") while simultaneously helping build davies + dixon in its infant stages and managing an extensive client list. She met the founders while managing cosmetic sales in the Midwest region with Avon— from there it’s history. Now, she’s the Senior Marketing Manager at d+d. You can find Alix road-tripping on the West Coast, blasting Beyonce jams or doing lunges somewhere in public.
Design Maven : Adventurer
Minnie (yes, it’s her real name) is an adventurer who grew up in Taiwan, moved to California for high school, and became a Husky at Seattle, WA. Double majoring in Communications and Interdisciplinary Visual Arts with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Washington, Minnie has a passion for combining insightful data and good design to create powerfully creative solutions to brands. She’s excited to bring on her expertise and experiences to join D+D as a summer intern. When she’s not working, you can find her running around Green Lake, chasing sunsets, and drinking NASTEA, her very own baby startup selling the best bottled white coffee dirty chai.
Our trusted advisors
Dan Maycock — Chief Innovation Officer, Equinauts/Seattle, WA
Rob Pollack — Former SVP of Marketing, Boeing/Seattle, WA
Sam Kasprowicz — Graphic Designer/Seattle, WA
Doug Riley — CEO, Thos. Somerville CO./Washington, DC
Lauren Goldfein — Marketing Consultant/Seattle, WA
Michelle Smith — CEO, Source Financial Advisors/New York, NY
Brad King — Writer and Professor at Ball State University/Indiana, IN
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