Justin Gural is a marketing and communications professional –by education and trade– with nine years of marketing and communications experience.
“I’ve been really lucky to work with great brands and amazing individuals since day one; ranging from non-profits and start-ups through Fortune 500 companies.”
Justin recently joined the Integrated Marketing team at Ben & Jerry’s –undoubtedly the most iconic ice cream brand. Managing the brand’s events, sponsorships, partnerships and digital content, he’s often planning for and managing the front lines of consumer interactions –which includes festivals like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, Phish and Fun. concerts, and our experiential tour.
Prior to joining Ben & Jerry’s, Justin was the founding member –and marketing and communications manager– of Cortex Marketing Network, a network of freelancing professionals who specialize in brand strategy, events, promotions, design, media, copywriting, photo and video. Clients included USA TODAY/VentureThere.com, Burlington City Arts, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Tank Studio, MasterCraft Boat Company, Vew-Do Balance Boards, Pale Morning Media, Swimnetix/Hytrainium.
Prior to Cortex, Justin managed clients and projects for Fuse Marketing for six years within the Communications, Events, Creative and Strategy groups. Clients include: PepsiCo/Gatorade, Eastern Mountain Sports, MasterCraft Boat Company, USA Swimming, General Mills/Totino’s, Gillette/TAG, Bombardier/Sea-Doo and NBC Sports/AST.com.
Graduating from West Virginia University in May 2000, Justin received a B.S. Journalism from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism with a focus on Integrated Marketing Communications. Encompassing numerous disciplines into the IMC program, the J-School focused on a multimedia approach through four primary divisions –advertising, news editorial, public relations and broadcast.