Barlow went to college to become an airline pilot. However, the fame of television lured him into changing majors. Thus, a broadcaster was born! After college, Barlow became a TV Producer at Tulsa’s NBC affiliate. Within a short amount of time, his talents allowed him to rise on the corporate ladder and become an Executive Producer.
Creative being his strong suit, Barlow knew he would have to venture out on his own in order to appeal to his inner creative juices. And so, he did. After several successful years managing TV, live events, and the people within, Barlow got a little… fruity. The Nelson Auto Group came calling. They wanted creative done like no other car dealership. They found Barlow. Barlow found them. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Barlow changed the face, reputation and look of the Nelson dealerships and in doing this he quickly realized the creative world was missing one key ingredient... Pineapple!
In 2008, Pineapple Advertising was born. With growth stemming from the south and east, Pineapple quickly became known for it's creative, it’s placement formula, and it's ability to manage projects. Today, Barlow heads up a long list of clients from Harley Davidson dealerships to top of the line car dealerships, to BBQ restaurants and jewelry store chains across the US.
This, along with raising his babies, lowering his golf handicap, and his heart and desire to give, are what Barlow likes to do. It is what defines the most recent version of “Barlow”.
Now, how’s that for a guy that was supposed to be a “Pilot”?
Jeff found his niche in the “marketing arena” at the age of 11 when he promoted his first Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Neighborhood Carnival raising money for kids with MD. He was recognized for his uncanny ways which made his events the most successful.
His unconventional ways of getting people to respond to a product or service continued throughout his post-graduate years at the University of Richmond where he worked with the Continental Basketball Association. His ideas of marketing “entertainment” versus “basketball” propelled his team to record attendance levels.
His combination of creativity and analytical skills provides a competitive advantage in developing “white canvas” marketing strategies. Whether it’s increasing store traffic to Captain D’s or improving market penetration/sales efficiency for the automotive industry, you can count on strategic solutions that are based on due diligence and "out of the box" thinking.
“I’m inquisitive when asking the “Why” questions. But I’m highly engaged when asking the “Why NOT” questions. That’s when the magic happens.”
Jeff operates on the premise of building “Relationships, Relevance, and Results” because at the end of the day that’s what matters…. the results.
I am a Texan, born and raised. I am a very energetic, outgoing, and adventurous person. I grew up with a huge interest in marketing, advertising, and sales. I started my first sales position in elementary school where I sold candy and pencils. And killed it! "I like this work, it just doesn’t feel like work.” Facebook has become such a powerful medium and I make it my passion to stay ahead of the social marketing game. I pride myself on delivering direct results to Pineapple clients.
Roger comes to Pineapple Advertising with four kidneys. It’s true. What does that have to do with advertising? Nothing! But as an engagement specialist it’s great conversation starter. Roger does come to Pineapple with over 15 years of advertising engagement experience. Roger's experience runs from being an account executive for a couple of local TV stations in Nashville TN, to working as the director of Marketing for a dealer group of over five dealerships. Roger is a father of four (children not Kidneys) and yes, as young as he looks, he is a grandpa (but he goes by the name of "Grand diesel").
Roger is best known for his engaging personality and honest approach to helping your business succeed and stand out. Roger has never met a stranger but gets strange looks sometimes (see first sentence). Roger loves to talk so with respect to your time he will keep it short unless you have questions… then hold on because he has plenty of stories. But the main thing Roger wants to talk to you about is how we can take your business from good to great by picking the Pineapple!
Kiera comes from Naples, FL and is a master in front of the TV. Pineapple picked up Kiera many years ago for her ability to get people to watch the videos Pineapple produced. Kiera is a rare find in the sense she doesn't "advertise" on videos but instead intrigues and engages the watcher with her unique ability and visual beauty. Kiera is on televisions in many parts of the country now and is often the most requested of all Pineapple People.
Most recently Kiera has become a big sensation understanding the unique approach of YouTube. She now has the ability to target specific demographics for Pineapple clients by being a qualified "YouTube Expert" - Kiera is amazing on YouTube and now finds the best way to place client monies on YouTube. Reaching the highest potential demographic and the lowest cost per click with specific targetted tactics in line.