Southeastern marketing breakfast to feature media adviser for Trump campaign

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Jay Connaughton
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – A Baton Rouge marketing and advertising professional from Baton Rouge who served as a media adviser for President Donald Trump will serve as the guest speaker at Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual Marketing Breakfast on Tuesday, April 11.
     Jay Connaughton, founder and partner of the Baton Rouge firm People Who Think: Innovative Advertising, Innovative Politics and Fridge, will speak at the event at 8 a.m. in the Southeastern Student Union Ballroom. The breakfast is sponsored by the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, the Southeastern Marketing Association, and G. Dean Brunson, CPA, of Richmond, Va.
     The program is open to students and the general public. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered and prepaid online at or at the door.
     A native of Louisiana and graduate of LSU, Connaughton founded People Who Think with the intent of combining high design standards with a deep understanding of the client’s needs. His wide range of experience in both corporate and political brands across multiple industries provides the perspective needed to use deep data to address client challenges.
     He was selected to serve as a media advisor to the Trump campaign based on his work over the last 20 years on numerous major campaigns. His strategies have helped shape and win elections for Republican U.S. senators, congressmen and other elected leaders at all levels of state government. His firm has earned numerous awards, including more than 100 Addy Awards.
     For more information on the lecture, contact the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at 985-549-2277.

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