Breaking the Mold: Jackson Hewitt's Newest Marketing VP

Behind the Scenes with Suzanne Darmory

Jackson Hewitt's Suzanne Darmory talks getting fired, mentorship and the demise of marketing's cookie-cutter image.

I've had the opportunity to connect with and learn from executives of major brands at MediaPost's Insider Summits. In the process I've discovered some truly impressive women, and not only for the work they do but their stories behind the scenes. With Brand Insider: BTS, I get to pull back the curtain on some of the most influential women marketers as they talk about their path to success: the twists and turns, obstacles, inspirations and the valuable lessons learned along the way.

“You know, you're never going to get a job.” Jackson Hewitt's VP of Integrated Marketing & Creative, Suzanne Darmory, was told that right out of college by an art director, but instead of writing her off, he turned around and helped her. An act of kindness Suzanne continues to pay forward. In this edition of Brand Insider: BTS, Suzanne shares with me the incredible impact mentors have had on her career and her passion to do the same. She tells us why getting fired, not once but twice, was actually a good thing, and even confesses to converting her kids' playroom into a speakeasy during COVID. You can watch the video of the entire conversation here.



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