DEG, specializing in digital marketing, commerce, and collaboration strategies, has hired Jen Forrest as the company’s Director of Social Media.

“DEG has an amazing culture of innovation,” Forrest said. “I’m very excited to join as the Director of Social Media during a time of explosive growth. I look forward to growing our relationships with our clients by being their most trusted partner in the space, while helping them stay relevant in a rapidly evolving medium.”

Forrest will lead social media strategy, campaign execution, and channel and content management for DEG. Forrest comes to DEG from GolinHarris Chicago, where she spent the last six years working her way up to Senior Digital Manager.

During her career, Forrest has developed, managed, and executed award-winning social and digital media strategy across the business landscape, working on consumer, corporate, and healthcare accounts. These accounts include McDonalds, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Sargento, Nestle Purina, Constellation Brands, and Dow Chemical. Forrest’s work earned multiple awards. The U.S. launch of Magnum Ice Cream won Digital Campaign of the Year awards in 2011 from PRWeek and The Holmes Report.

“Social media is changing the way brands communicate with their customers,” said Neal Sharma, CEO and Principal of DEG. “Jen’s wide range of experience, work ethic, and motivation to continue developing innovative work in an ever-changing environment makes her a perfect fit to lead DEG’s social team and empower our clients to better connect with their customers.”

Forrest graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from DePaul University. Along with social media, her experience has included work in public relations, website design and development, SEM/SEO practices, research analytics, implementation, and media buying.

About DEG

DEG is a full-service digital consultancy creating smart digital marketing, commerce, and collaboration strategies that empower organizations to amplify their unique competitive advantages and achieve their objectives. The firm provides digital direct marketing and eCRM, integrated e-commerce, social media, enterprise collaboration, web content strategy, analytics, and mobile development services to drive success for leading regional, national, and international organizations. Honored as the Best Place to Work in Kansas City, DEG can be found online at www.DEGdigital.com and on Twitter at @DEGdigital.

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