About us

Meet our supergroup of change
agents, and see what gets us going.

About Us

Meet our supergroup of change agents, and see what gets us going.

About Us

Meet our supergroup of change agents, and see what gets us going.

Camp Counselor
Leadership

CEO & Chief Creative Officer

Bill Harper

Brand Angst: Fearful Leaders

 

“If you asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

 

Bill spends his days turning consumer insights into emotionally engaging and transformative business strategies and integrated creative campaigns for wmHarper’s clients. Over his 30-year career, he has created compelling creative executions and success stories for brands like Denny’s, Ryobi, Bosch, Michelin, Delsey Luggage, and Music & Arts to name a few.

During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing for striped bass, a good book, woodworking and all things IPA.

Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder

Rachelle Van Soest

Brand Angst: Strategy Tragedies

 

“We are surrounded by data but starved for insights.” —Jay Baer

 

Studying, observing, researching and connecting with people are at the core of everything Rachelle does. Her insights have helped build game-changing strategies for companies like Shake Shack, Cover Girl, Delsey Luggage, Music and Arts, Museum of Life and Science, Precision Tune Auto Care and more.

After hours, Rachelle makes her kids’ dreams come true through horseback riding, theater and aerial gymnastics. On weekends, you can find her with her husband on Jordan Lake kayaking and paddle boarding.

EVP, Integrator & Chief Digital Strategist

Christian (CJ) Jennings

Brand Angst: Analysis Paralysis

 

“Don’t ask the world what it needs. Instead, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who are alive.” —Howard Thurman

 

CJ is an accomplished brand, content and digital marketing leader motivated to reinvent the marketing space by driving results through a more connected approach. CJ has built new teams and service offerings, co-founded an award-winning influencer marketing agency and worked with Procter & Gamble, IBM, The Weather Company and Lowe’s Home Improvement to name a few.

After business hours, she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, playing the piano, gardening and hand knitting. Seriously, her house is covered in a surplus of “chunky” yarn.

Director, Account Service

Jessica (Jess) McClenney

Brand Angst: Tardy Timesheets

 

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” —Henry Winkler

 

Jessica believes every stone must be unturned for clients, and that exceptional work is delivered by knowing business and strategic needs backwards and forwards. Jessica has worked with brands ranging from healthcare to finance and everything in between.

At home, she’s fulfilling her kids’ daily requests for goldfish and apple juice and managing the household “To Do” list.

Director, Strategy & Operations

Amy Prince

Brand Angst: Cluttered Kitchen Islands

 

“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to
curiosity.” —Aaron Swartz

 

Amy is a strategic leader who believes there’s opportunity in every situation. Her diverse experience includes roles in management consulting, financial reporting, marketing and operations at companies such as Wayfair and The Clorox Company.

She is currently expanding her knowledge of DIY home repairs in her new house with her husband and their dog, Zoe.

Camp Counselor
Leadership

CEO & Chief Creative Officer

Bill Harper

Brand Angst: Fearful Leaders

 

“If you asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

 

Bill spends his days turning consumer insights into emotionally engaging and transformative business strategies and integrated creative campaigns for wmHarper’s clients. Over his 30-year career, he has created compelling creative executions and success stories for brands like Denny’s, Ryobi, Bosch, Michelin, Delsey Luggage, and Music & Arts to name a few.

During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing for striped bass, a good book, woodworking and all things IPA.

Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder

Rachelle Van Soest

Brand Angst: Strategy Tragedies

 

“We are surrounded by data but starved for insights.” —Jay Baer

 

Studying, observing, researching and connecting with people are at the core of everything Rachelle does. Her insights have helped build game-changing strategies for companies like Shake Shack, Cover Girl, Delsey Luggage, Music and Arts, Museum of Life and Science, Precision Tune Auto Care and more.

After hours, Rachelle makes her kids’ dreams come true through horseback riding, theater and aerial gymnastics. On weekends, you can find her with her husband on Jordan Lake kayaking and paddle boarding.

EVP, Integrator & Chief Digital Strategist

Christian (CJ) Jennings

Brand Angst: Analysis Paralysis

 

“Don’t ask the world what it needs. Instead, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who are alive.” —Howard Thurman

 

CJ is an accomplished brand, content and digital marketing leader motivated to reinvent the marketing space by driving results through a more connected approach. CJ has built new teams and service offerings, co-founded an award-winning influencer marketing agency and worked with Procter & Gamble, IBM, The Weather Company and Lowe’s Home Improvement to name a few.

After business hours, she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, playing the piano, gardening and hand knitting. Seriously, her house is covered in a surplus of “chunky” yarn.

Director, Strategy & Operations

Amy Prince

Brand Angst: Cluttered Kitchen Islands

 

“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to
curiosity.” —Aaron Swartz

 

Amy is a strategic leader who believes there’s opportunity in every situation. Her diverse experience includes roles in management consulting, financial reporting, marketing and operations at companies such as Wayfair and The Clorox Company.

She is currently expanding her knowledge of DIY home repairs in her new house with her husband and their dog, Zoe.

Director, Account Service

Jessica (Jess) McClenney

Brand Angst: Tardy Timesheets

 

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” —Henry Winkler

 

Jessica believes every stone must be unturned for clients, and that exceptional work is delivered by knowing business and strategic needs backwards and forwards. Jessica has worked with brands ranging from healthcare to finance and everything in between.

At home, she’s fulfilling her kids’ daily requests for goldfish and apple juice and managing the household “To Do” list.

Core values:

01

Dare

greatly

Embrace the “What If” & always take the path less traveled, or better yet, make a new one.

02

Collaboration

always

We’re all in this together. Bring the passion, ditch the emotion. The best idea wins.

03

Give

a shit

Be passionate about your work. Do what’s right, not what’s popular.

04

Grow

or die

Stay hungry and results-obsessed. Balance confidence and humility. Never stop learning.

05

Surprise

& delight

It’s the little things that make people remember us. See problems, bring solutions.

06

Work smarter,

not harder

Seek out efficiencies where they’re hiding. Above all else, keep it simple.

Core values:

01

Dare

greatly

Embrace the “What If” & always take the path less traveled, or better yet, make a new one.

02

Collaboration

always

We’re all in this together. Bring the passion, ditch the emotion. The best idea wins.

03

Give

a shit

Be passionate about your work. Do what’s right, not what’s popular.

04

Grow

or die

Stay hungry and results-obsessed. Balance confidence and humility. Never stop learning.

05

Surprise

& delight

It’s the little things that make people remember us. See problems, bring solutions.

06

Work smarter,

not harder

Seek out efficiencies where they’re hiding. Above all else, keep it simple.

Core values:

01

Dare

greatly

Embrace the “What If” & always take the path less traveled, or better yet, make a new one.

02

Collaboration

always

We’re all in this together. Bring the passion, ditch the emotion. The best idea wins.

03

Give

a shit

Be passionate about your work. Do what’s right, not what’s popular.

04

Grow

or die

Stay hungry and results-obsessed. Balance confidence and humility. Never stop learning.

05

Surprise

& delight

It’s the little things that make people remember us. See problems, bring solutions.

06

Work smarter,

not harder

Seek out efficiencies where they’re hiding. Above all else, keep it simple.

Capabilities

Coaching
& Training

  • Marketing to Business Goal Alignment
  • Leadership & Team Alignment
  • Innovation Brainstorm Sessions
  • CMO Training
  • Sales Training
  • New Product Integration
  • Lead Gen/Funnel Creation
  • Product/Service Alignment

Consumer
Research

  • Consumer Insights
  • Market Segmentation
  • Campaign Effectiveness
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Satisfaction and Loyalty Analysis
  • Brand Awareness and Reach
  • Product Development
  • Customer Journey Mapping

Brand
Strategy

  • Brand
  • Messaging
  • Go-to-Market
  • Media
  • Channel

Brand
Campaigns

  • Brand Strategy & Development
  • Integrated Media Campaigns
  • Experience Design
  • Content Marketing
  • Experiential Marketing
  • Performance/Product Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media & Influencer

Transformational Insights

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Are you ready to have
“The Talk”?

Before your picture graces the cover of every business magazine and you eat caviar for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we need to have “The Talk.” Because we can’t achieve success until we’ve talked about the problem. So tell us a little about yourself, and let’s get the ball rolling.

Are you ready to have
“The Talk”?

Before your picture graces the cover of every business magazine and you eat caviar for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we need to have “The Talk.” Because we can’t achieve success until we’ve talked about the problem. So tell us a little about yourself, and let’s get the ball rolling.