Former Pepsi, Kraft Marketer to Head Prophet's Customer Insights Team

Oct 25, 2012, 11:17 ET from Prophet

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jill Orum, a marketing professional with over 20 years experience using innovative research and insights methods to drive business growth, has joined Prophet as a partner.

Working from Prophet's Chicago office, she will lead the firm's Insights group, partnering with project teams to ensure that customer insights are integral to the way client work is informed and delivered.

Prophet is a strategic brand and marketing consultancy that helps its clients win by delivering inspired and actionable ideas.

"Jill has extensive experience with insight techniques to help solve such diverse challenges as innovation platform development, new product launches, and marketing investment allocation," said Michael Dunn, Chief Executive of Prophet.

She spent the majority of her career – from 1991 to 2008 – developing that portfolio of experiences at Kraft in a variety of insights-oriented positions and market contexts on a national and global basis. Most recently, she was senior director of consumer insights and strategy for the Global Nutrition Group of Pepsico, a new unit, where she gained broad exposure to the latest insight approaches, technologies, and vendor trends.

From 2008 to 2011, Orum headed business development and strategy for boutique marketing consultancy NuVista Strategies, helping to drive revenue growth in client organizations and doubling revenues at NuVista itself.

Orum holds her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

She and her family reside in Northbrook, Ill.

Prophet is a strategic brand and marketing consultancy with offices around the world.  It helps leading companies better leverage their brands and marketing to grow and transform their businesses. Prophet has worked with such preeminent clients as BMW, Cisco, GE, McDonald's, Johnson and Johnson, and Zurich Financial on a broad scope of projects in its areas of expertise: brand, marketing, innovation, design, digital, and analytics.

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