Board Member Q&A: Jacob Brain


Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Jacob and I am a marketing strategist at New North. My role at New North is to work with companies to build a clear and concise message about their product/service and to get that message out to the right people in the right place at the right time and drive leads to build their businesses. That same core is true with my role at AAF which is why I am so excited to be a part of the team here building the advertising community in Frederick.

How long have you been on the board? How did you come to be on the board? Tell us about your chair position.

I actually just joined the AAF-GF board in early August, so I am still pretty new to the position. I have been a part of AAF for a while now, and when they were looking for a new Membership Chair I was recommended by one of the previous presidents.

As the membership chair I am responsible all things around membership, so you will see me at events talking to new and potential members as I work to grow the AAF community.

What’s your favorite project you’ve been involved with or your most memorable moment with AAF-GF?

I am still just a few months in to the position so I don’t have too many stories to tell (yet), but my favorite part of working with the team here is the people. There are some really smart and experienced advertisers both on the board and the community at large, and it has been great to get to know them better.

Any exciting news or changes we can expect to see from the club?

While we already have a great community and benefits to being a part of it, we have been working on expanding that further with more relevant events, additional advertising options, and opportunities to meet others who can be a part of taking your business to the next level.

How about a little known factoid about you…

I am actually the fourth in a line of Jacob Brain’s which is unique. Because of that I am (pretty much) legally obligated to have a son and name him Jacob Brain V. Either that or be excommunicated from the family.