Julie Wightman Taylor

Recruiting Director



Start Year


Favorite Quote

"Always saddle your own horse." - Connie Reeves, my former riding instructor and oldest living inductee in the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Anything Else?


English Riding.



Leukemia & Lymphoma Team in Training.

Pi Beta Phi Foundation volunteer

Gilda's Club (Cancer Support Community) Board of Directors

My Story:

Currently leading recruiting and talent efforts for TracyLocke/Wilton, my background is in account management, CPG marketing and new client onboarding.

    2014 Consumer Trendwatching: Mychiatry, Crowdshaped and more

    An interesting trends summary for 2014, including:

    - Mychiatry (e.g. headphones that detect your mood and play music accordingly or a stress sensing video game that helps players relax - and the most relaxed player wins.)

    - Crowdshaped (e.g. crowdshaped playlists to match patrons' tastes)

    - Made Greener By/For China (e.g. Nike store made of trash and Beijing subway discounts for recycling plastic bottles)

    Enjoy the full read here:




    Why vote? The marketing dynamics of apathy from Seth Godin

    I know many in our organization have enjoyed Seth Godin's writings. Today in his blog, he shares his point of view on the importance of voting and marketing to voters.



    And vote tomorrow, if you have not already!



    Pepsi and Red Bull Talk Instagram

    For the last week, some brands have likely contemplated how they might be able to better utilize Instagram, which has roughly 30 million users, now that it's in the hands of Facebook. ClickZ reached out to a pair of early Instagram adopters, PepsiCo and Red Bull, to see what they've gleaned from using the app for marketing purposes in the last 12 to 15 months.

    Since launching a South by Southwest Interactive campaign in 2011, Pepsi Max and Brisk marketers have tinkered with the platform.

    "We use Instagram to humanize the brand and take people behind the curtains," Josh Karpf, PepsiCo's digital head, told ClickZ. "You can let them see things they wouldn't normally see, whether its photos of Drew Brees at the Super Bowl, Pepsi Max at the MLB Fan Cave, or [Nascar star] Jeff Gordon during a photo shoot. Clearly photo-sharing is something people are into. For brands, it's a lightweight way to connect with consumers."

    Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/HLgsZc

    Source: ClickZ.com



    Honda offers Pinterest users $500 to stop pinning for 24 hours

    Another take on leveraging Pinterest:

    Honda is launching a Pinterest-powered campaign offering top "pinners" $500 to take a 24-hour break from Pinterest. Participants are being encouraged to use the cash to visit places or buy products they've previously pinned. "We're just dipping our toes in the water here with our first campaign, but it will be a good opportunity to market some of our vehicle launches," social media manager Lauren Ebner said.

    For the time being, the Honda CR-V will be a focus of "pins" the carmaker initiates, given it has a female-skewed demographic, much like Pinterest.

    Yet very few automakers have a presence on Pinterest thus far, and even fewer have incorporated Pinterest into their marketing activitites at this point.

    The most clever execution integrating the platform so far came from Peugeot in Panama, which last month ran a Pinterest-based competition to encourage followers on the site. On its page were puzzles depicting different car models, with pieces missing. People could find pieces at the Peugeot Panama Facebook page or website, pin them on their own boards and share it with Peugeot. Completed boards would win prizes.

    Source: AdAge.com