Meet The Red Root Marketing Team

Jessica MAAREK, Founder and Social Media Maven

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Jessica founded Red Root Marketing in 2013 in response to a need she observed in the local business communities of northern New Jersey. Small business owners needed help connecting to their customers and prospects without breaking the bank. Jessica was able to develop a social media marketing approach, rooted deeply in creating community connections, that allowed her to bring awareness to these local businesses in an efficient and effective manner through grassroots and hyperlocal techniques. 

Jessica grew up in Wisconsin, lived in France for 6 years and has been on the East Coast with her family for over 18 years. In Paris, Jessica was Quality Control Manager in a business language school and quickly learned how to market the courses being taught by over 70 teachers to C-Suite executives. Leveraging that skill on the local level in New Jersey, Jessica became event coordinator at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar where she orchestrated a full-scale guerrilla marketing campaign, which led her to connect with other small, local businesses as a PR, Marketing and Social Media consultant.

Jessica lives in Cedar Grove with her husband, Stephane, two amazing sons and a very bossy chihuahua named Zizzy.

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Lynne BRENNEN, Partner and Strategy Guru

Lynne joined Red Root Marketing in early 2017 about 30 seconds after Jessica asked her if she would be interested in setting aside her own company, New Leaf Media, to help grow the social media agency. 

Prior to starting New Leaf Media, a national marketing consultancy, Lynne built her career and marketing expertise at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. As Senior Vice President of Circulation at Dow Jones, Lynne was responsible for marketing for The Wall Street Journal and While at The New York Times, Lynne honed her skills in digital marketing and e-commerce while leading teams in consumer marketing, strategic planning and market research.

Lynne received a bachelors from Northwestern University and holds an MBA from Boston University. Lynne lives in Montclair with her husband, Mark Friedlander, and an empty nest to which her brilliant daughter, Rachel, occasionally returns.

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Social Media Specialist and
Instagram Influencer

Jessie has lived in North Caldwell for most of her life and is back home after graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in April of 2017 with a dual degree in Communication and Non-Fiction Writing. From there, she went on to intern as a Video Producer at INSIDER, an online media company, where she made videos about food.

When she’s not staying up-to-date on the latest social media trends, you can find her eating a bagel and posting a picture to her food blog, or enjoying a spin or yoga class. She looks forward to helping Red Root grow and teaching clients new ways to utilize social media outlets. 

Social Media Specialist

Amani is a senior at Seton Hall University currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She realized her love for social media when she interned for a small beauty marketing company, MediaCraft Co., in NYC. Normally immersed in the world of science, marketing allows her to keep in touch with her creative side.

Amani is fashion forward and enjoys creating specific aesthetics for brands, adding her own edge to the current social media trends. When Amani is not on social media you can find her immersed in her Chemistry textbooks, binge watching crime shows such as Criminal Minds, or drawing. She is excited to be part of the Red Root journey and looks forward to helping grow RR's clients' social media and brands.

Social Media Specialist

Rachael graduated from Montclair State University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Arts with a concentration in Public Relations. During her time in college, she wrote articles and handled public relations and social media for The Aquarian Weekly, where she discovered her passion for writing and social media engagement.

In her free time, Rachael loves to: discover new music and bands, read books, and make bracelets which she sells on her Etsy shop. She is excited to grow and learn more about social media through her hands-on experience with Red Root and each unique client.