Who We Are

Get to Know digitalJ2

digitalJ2 is a proven revenue growth agency for growth-oriented companies. We fuel your revenue growth by building predictable and measurable marketing and sales solutions.

digitalJ2 is the largest HubSpot agency in the Mid-Atlantic and we don’t plan to ever stop growing.

From inbound marketing and CRM implementation to content creation and sales enablement, we are your go-to digital marketing agency. Learn more about our mission and values as well as get to know our team below.

our DNA

digitalJ2’s Culture Code

digitalJ2’s culture code was created to help define our DNA.  We consider this a living document and we continue making updates as we evolve as a company and a team with our customers. We value transparency and decided to share it with the world.

the dJ2 squad

Meet The Team

digitalJ2 wouldn’t be where it is today without a powerhouse team. Get to know our industry experts paving the way for your continual success each and every campaign.

John Turner

John Turner

Co-Founder & Owner

John Turner, a baby boomer, is a creative and performance-oriented leader with over 30 years’ experience as a successful serial entrepreneur, executive, strategist, innovator, and business growth professional.  His ventures have been featured in the INC 500, Florida Technology 500 and the Suncoast Technology Fast 50.

Fun Facts: Climbed Mount Everest & BASE Jumper

Etienne Turner

Etienne Turner

CEO and Growth Engineer

Etienne Turner, a millennial, is an entrepreneur and innovative digital marketing expert with a passion for creating growth hacking strategies for profitable growth. He started digitalJ2 with his dad, John, in 2014. Etienne is a featured speaker at Vistage Worldwide.

Fun Fact: Class 5 River Guide.

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Marina Turner

Marina Turner

Account Manager & Growth Strategist

Marina is a marketing strategist who loves learning new things and expanding her skillsets and experiences. Although her educational background is rooted in health sciences and Oriental Medicine, somehow her journey led her into the data-driven and continually changing world of marketing. When not cuddling on the couch with Bella, Marina is busy building targeted marketing strategies and improving her clients’ digital footprint.

Fun Fact: Professional Latin Dancer

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O'Brien

Senior Copywriter & Director of Content Creation

Dan O’Brien has written over 30 books––including the bestselling Bitten, which was featured on Conversations Book Club’s Top 100 novels of 2012. Before joining digitalJ2, he was the senior editor and marketing director for an international magazine. In addition, he spent two decades in the publishing industry as a ghostwriter and an editor. He is best friends with a Boston Terrier.

Fun fact: Unabashed sci-fi and horror nerd.

Bryan Mailman

Bryan Mailman

Account Manager & Director of Design

Bryan Mailman, originally from Vermont, joined digitalJ2 with over 25 years of experience as a Creative in Marketing, Advertising and Branding. He believes everything starts with a concept, the better the concept—the better the end result. When Bryan isn’t working, he loves to travel the world and experience other cultures, spend time with his son, socialize at the pool, and sing karaoke!

Fun Fact: Bryan has his Black Belt in Goshin Jutsu Karate.

Alessandro Lannes

Alessandro Lannes

Account Manager & Sales and Tech Architect

Alessandro’s passion has always been to help businesses grow and flourish. During his time at Skidmore College, he consulted for an array of local businesses helping them structure their company and achieve their goals. This continued pursuit of helping businesses flourish has led him to the digital marketing world. Alessandro, along with his trusty side-kick Cody, loves finding new and innovative strategies to help companies grow.

Fun Fact: He’s half German, half Brazilian

Colleen Conneran

Colleen Conneran

Account Manager

Colleen is an upbeat and driven individual who has been passionate about marketing every since she was young. From analyzing commercials in middle school to studying advertising at Lee University, she has always had the desire to learn the field. Colleen won multiple awards in college for her academic achievements as well as “Best Presenter” award in district 7 of the national student advertising competition. She has a love for animals and has a sweet rescue pup, Ellie.

Fun Fact: She has been bitten by a monkey.

Sydney Lear

Sydney Lear

Account Manager & Campaign Coordinator

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Sydney came to North Carolina when she was recruited to play lacrosse at Queens University of Charlotte. In college, Sydney’s interest in digital marketing stemmed from her passion for communication and its intersection with the ever changing digital world. She’s excited to help clients create predictable revenue through the power of digital marketing. Sydney enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, hiking and playing lacrosse or soccer.

Fun fact: She has been to 13 (and counting) Dave Matthews Band concerts.

Andrew Dunbar

Andrew Dunbar

Campaign Coordinator

Andrew, born and raised in North Carolina, is a recent grad from Queens University of Charlotte. His passion for digital marketing came from the power of social advertisement and helping companies grow. When Andrew is not implementing growth strategies with clients, he is out on the golf course, exploring locally in Charlotte or binge-watching Netflix.

Fun Fact: Andrew loves taking pictures with his polaroid.

Talia Barber

Talia Barber

Account Manager

Talia, a native of Reading, PA, started her path to marketing more than 10 years ago. Her time working with Coca-Cola fueled her desire to explore and uncover more ways to grow businesses through various marketing channels. As digital marketing evolves, so does her passion for the industry, leading her to digitalJ2. Talia is most fulfilled when she is helping businesses grow, and sustain growth digitally. When she’s not at work, she is sourcing free items to assist people in need in her local community and loves going on adventures with her husband and their three sons.

Fun Fact: She does not own a single pair of jeans.

Jeff Zoldy

Jeff Zoldy

Copywriter

Jeff is a writer who was born and raised in Connecticut, where he lived until moving to North Carolina to study at Elon University. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, he decided expand his horizons and pursue a career in copywriting, leading him to the world of marketing and digitalJ2. When not helping clients build and share their brand through content, he enjoys going to the movies, hiking, and exploring Charlotte’s food and brewery scene.

Fun fact: He spends much of his free time working as a film critic.

Bella Turner

Bella Turner

Director of Human Resources

Bella loves people and has a passion for connecting with people to make them feel loved.

Fun Fact: You can take her to a dog park and she will introduce herself to all the people before playing with the dogs.

Cody Lannes

Cody Lannes

Chief Technology Officer

When he’s not dreaming up the newest strategies to ensure a client’s success, Cody is hard at work making sure everyone in the office has their cords completely untangled at all times.

Fun Fact: He would rather chew on a tennis ball than a dog bone.

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digitalJ2’s Story

digitalJ2’s story started on New Year’s day in Florida. At the time, John was running an international deep-ocean exploration company. His son, Etienne (first name John), was planning on going to graduate school to get his MBA. On that day, they both decided to head to Tennessee to do some rock climbing. Now mind you, this is in the dead of winter.

At the end of the first day of climbing a few pitches, they were walking back to the tent and Etienne informed John that he had decided not to go to graduate school. As a father, John was stunned. This was a goal he had been working hard on for quite some time. Etienne went on to tell John that he had done the math on student loan debt and following graduation he would need to get a job to pay off that debt. He went on to tell John that he didn’t want a job he wanted a business. John immediately responded with, “let’s start a business.”

Once they returned home to Florida, they sat down at the kitchen table and formed digitalJ2. They knew that the future was digital, and the J2 stands for the two John’s and the launch of a new business began.

“I can’t be more thrilled about my decision. Since that time, we’ve built an outstanding team with the mission and passion for helping our customers grow and to make those who believed in us look brilliant. The future is bright, and our ability to fuel growth for the customers we serve continues to grow every day.” – John Turner

our family

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We are always looking for talented, driven, creative, and fun individuals to join our dJ2 family! Check out the link and keep an eye out for open positions, anything from internships to account manager roles!

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