MJ Deery


As head of DC’s social purpose practice, MJ brings a deep understanding of how consumer expectations, social media and politics are transforming the role of brands as citizens. She’s so passionate about the opportunity for brands to power social progress, in fact, that she’s the one who dreamed up the idea of building a dedicated practice within the agency to develop social purpose strategy and programs for clients. She racked up bonus points for pitching the idea over beers. MJ hails from agencies including EVB, R/GA and Mekanism, where she worked on Wrigley’s, Microsoft, and Alaska Airlines, and also brings brand-side perspective from copywriting roles at Gap and Levi Strauss & Co. In her pre-advertising life, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature and earned her all-time favorite nickname, The Bullsh*t Detector.

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