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Cinema and Photography, 1981

Digital Director at C.Blohm and Assoc.

Jay Bryant works as Digital Director at CB&A in Madison WI.  CB&A is a digital agency focused on the education and special needs markets. Jay leads strategic digital initiatives on behalf of CB&A clients, including social media marketing, email campaigns, SEO, paid media placement, lead generation and analytics to measure success.  He has just launched social media programs for Dremel’s 3D printer for the education market.

Prior to working at CB&A, Jay has held various roles in business and product development with publishers and software developers. Jay’s most recent account work included social media projects for Walmart, Intel and Pfizer.  Other work includes Director of Online Products for TV Guide, where he developed and deployed one of the largest blogging communities focused on entertainment. Jay also received 5 patents for his SEO work at TV Guide. Prior to TV Guide, Jay held positions as Director of Business Development for Educational Testing Service, Vice President of Online Communities at bigchalk.com, Information Architect for Communities at KOZ.com, and Manager of Corporate Communications at Freedom Communications. 

Jay earned a BA in Photography from Southern Illinois University in 1981 and graduate studies in Journalism at the University of Nebraska.  He spent many years as a newspaper photographer and editor before starting work in digital communications in 1996.

Jay is originally from Grand Island, NE and now lives in Rockford, IL.  As I look back at my association with SIU it provided me with a strong background to grow as a photographer.  SIU has provided me with a strong profession network of alumni that has been very valuable both professionally and personally.