Marketing communications that get stir results.

We like to think of the David James Group as a focused collection of experiences and expertise.

A company comprised of individuals with varied backgrounds and differing passions—all working toward a common cause.

An organizational mindset not unlike that of the associations and professional societies we serve.

Our common cause? To be a creative branding and marketing services agency that furthers the impact your brand has on your members. We're here to help you evolve and enhance your brand image, and develop a relevant and flexible brand architecture. Connect more effectively through your membership marketing. Drive more annual meeting and conference attendance through event marketing.  And ... ultimately deliver strategic ideas that help your organization reach its marketing communication goals.

In short: we're here to help you cause a stir.

Things We Do

DJG offers full-service integrated marketing communications including:

Celebrating 15 Years!

Began to cause a stir in 2002

We are a Nationwide Agency

HQ located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL with an office in Florida

Association Focused

134 years of collective association experience

ASAE Gold Circle Awards Winner

Work recognized with multiple ASAE Gold Circle Awards

Expanding Into New Markets

Acquired Blue Waters Communications* in 2017.

Master-level Experience

At least one staff member with a Masters of Public Health 

Calls for David James

Currently, have two Davids and no James

Bring Your Friendly Dogs in!

Pet-friendly to a fault

* Blue Water Communications is a division of DJG that specializes in PR and marketing services for museums, architecture, performing arts and destinations.

Meet #TeamDJG

David Laurenzo, President, Partner

David Laurenzo

President, Partner
Anne O'Day, Managing Director, Partner, David James Group

Anne O'Day

Managing Director, Partner
Ron Zywicki, VP, Creative Services - David James Group

Ron Zywicki

VP, Creative Services, Partner
Chris Martin, VP, Public Relations, Partner

Chris Martin

VP, Public Relations, Partner
Drew Navolio, Accounts Director, Partner

Drew Navolio

Accounts Director, Partner
Dan Jasker, Director, Digital Services, IT Team Leader

Dan Jasker

Director, Digital Services
Jenny Balogh, PR Manager

Jenny Balogh

PR Manager
Cheryl Peaslee, Art Director

Cheryl Peaslee

Art Director
Laura Mortier, Graphic Designer

Laura Mortier

Graphic Designer
Spiro Kladis, Content Specialist, MOTU

Spiro Kladis

Content Specialist
David Tibble, Account Coordinator

David Tibble

Account Coordinator
Cindy Van Heneklum - Office Manager

Cindy Van Heneklum

Office Manager
Maxie Mottlowitz

Maxie Mottlowitz

Social Media Manager

Meet #TeamBlueWater

Lynnette Werning, President, Blue Water Communications

Lynnette Werning

Amber Hendrickson - Blue Water Communications - Public Relations

Amber Hendrickson

Public Relations Specialist
Sara Stacy - Blue Water Communications - Public Relations

Sara Stacy

Public Relations Specialist

"They're always paying attention to you as a client, what you're trying to achieve. And, they've developed a great expertise specifically for associations."

Brian Knier | VP, Chief Marketing Officer | IPC

"We hired DJG to help analyze our marketing efforts and rebrand our non-profit membership organization. DJG was an outstanding partner in this process and worked closely with our professional team and members to create our brand. Our new look included a logo, redesigned website homepage, email templates, video and brand guidelines that are moving our organization into the future. They truly recognized both our history and our continued path forward as the leader in sports medicine education and research."

Lisa Weisenberger | Director of Marketing Communications | American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

"DJG has worked with us on both individual and corporate membership programs. We selected them as our agency last year based on, among other things, their expertise within the association world, and I am extremely happy with our partnership. They are helping us successfully drive new strategic initiatives and move to the next level of marketing our organization!"

Stephanie Doute, CAE | Executive Director | International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

"I have worked with DJG for almost 15 years now in various capacities ranging from one-off projects to comprehensive campaigns to corporate rebranding and so on. DJG has continued to impress and deliver in all aspects of the game – strategy, creative, execution and financial management. We love the intimate attention and we always feel like we are their number-one priority. It’s not transactional for DJG, it’s personal."

Greg Dummer | Chief Executive Officer | American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine