My name is Brenton Marcum, and I’m thrilled to join the Blue Compass team as a Digital Marketing Specialist.
I graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies, Speech Communication and Psychology with a Certificate in Leadership and Public Service. After elected marketing chair for four different campus organizations, I knew I wanted to take my marketing knowledge and experience from college to a full-time job.
After college graduation, my first job was at Principal in the customer service department and I utilized my time outside of work to take on marketing leadership positions in organizations in the community. I then moved into positions of Data Insights Assistant and Account Coordinator, Channel Marketing at a marketing agency in Des Moines. After getting marketing agency experience, I found that I had a particular passion for digital marketing. When the Digital Marketing Specialist position opened up at Blue Compass I knew it was my calling. To hit the ground running in my new position, I became Google Ads and Google Analytics certified prior to starting.
Outside of Work
When I’m not cheering on Cyclones sports, you can find me at craft breweries, playing drums, hanging with my Cavapoo dog named Ryder, playing in sports leagues or watching movies at the theater (you’ve got to love that Cinemark Movie pass!). I’m also the 2018 Marketing Chair for Young Professionals Connection, an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, where I get to hone my marketing chops and promote events that engage the Greater Des Moines community.
Joining the Blue Compass Team
I’m excited to join the Blue Compass team and get started! This position is a dream job for me to do what I'm passionate about at such a fantastic company.