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Q: Where are you from?

A: I grew up in Trumbull CT and my family all still lives but I have lived in 7 towns in CT, currently living in Madison.

Q: How did you choose this career path?

A: My undergrad degree is in Marketing, but I really didn’t get exposed to advertising until I was 4 years out of college and worked for a large agency in CT. They did everything from TV, radio, OOH, and interactive. I was lucky enough to be a project manager in their digital department and loved working on all interactive work. When I realized there were agencies that specialized in interactive work I knew I found my calling. Plus the nature of this career allows me to work in the ever-changing digital field with clients across all industries- so there is never a dull moment!

Q: What is the strangest job you’ve ever had?

A: My uncle owns a carnival, so I have carny blood running through my veins. In highschool and college I worked there regularly and even to this day you may still be able to find me spinning a mean cotton candy.

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: Thomas Jefferson -“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have”

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: I have always grown up with Golden Retrievers. Right now I have two- Rocky and Rhodes. They are furry hot messes that get into everything and drive me absolutely crazy but I cant imagine life without them.

Q: Name one thing on your bucket list.

A: I would like to run a marathon one day

Q: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

A: I recently was a part of a 200 mile relay road race across the state of Pennsylvania. Our team ran for 34 hours straight and lived out of a van for 2 days. It was an amazing experience that forced all of us to dig really deep to get through some of miles. But that cold beer at the end of it was the best beer I have EVER had and I couldn’t even tell you want kind it was.

Q: What’s your favorite food? Least favorite food?

A: I love seafood- lobsters, scallops, oysters- if it comes out of the ocean I will eat it (that may be an exaggeration, but you get my point). My least favorite is Root Beer, it’s a weird thing, I know, but what can I say? If I drink it I immediately want to rub sand paper on my tongue to get the taste off.

Q: Favorite musician?

A: Billy Joel. All day. Every day.

Q: If you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be?

A: Aquamarine – because I love the color blue and anything that has to do with the ocean.

Account Director

Courtney Merritt

As one of Zero Gravity Marketing’s Account Directors, Courtney uses her 10+ years of marketing experience to deliver unparalleled and innovative programs to her clients. Courtney prides herself on taking a client’s vision for their brand and business and transforming it into a strategic marketing plan that delivers winning results.

Being a highly results driven person, her passion to help her clients meet and exceed their goals has helped her build and maintain long-term relationships. She is always willing go that extra mile to ensure that her clients are receiving a comprehensive strategic plan, effective and seamless implementation, and consistent optimizations.

Courtney has worked with clients throughout a multitude of industries including retail, CPG, electronics, insurance, medical, information technology, and business automation. She has implemented several multi-channel marketing programs through tactics such as PPC, SEO, social media, and email, to achieve success for her clients.

Courtney earned both her Bachelor’s degree in marketing and her MBA from University of Connecticut. When Courtney isn’t diving into the world of digital marketing, she’s usually headed to the airport. Courtney has an insatiable thirst for travel, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. On the rare weekends when she stays put at her home in Madison, you can usually find her in RJ Julia’s bookstore looking for the next best read or somewhere on the CT shoreline with her Nikon trying to capture the perfect sunset. Also, GO PATRIOTS!

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