Downtown Elkhart advertising and public relations agency TaigMarks recently hired Drew Duncan as its new marketing and project assistant. Duncan is soon to be a graduate of Indiana University – South Bend, and will be responsible for assisting with special projects and vendor relations.
The Chicago native also studied film design at the Art Institute of Chicago. While visiting family in South Bend, he said he fell in love with the area and change of pace.
“Drew’s unique skillset will add value to our agency as well as our diverse client portfolio,” said Steve Taig, president of TaigMarks.
Duncan came most recently from a South Bend law firm where he was a litigation assistant. He simultaneously worked on political campaigns through his own company as a niche political marketing consultant. During campaigning, he spent time in Elkhart and became familiar with the city.
“The city has a personality similar to my own,” said Duncan. “It’s tenacious. The way it bounced back after the Recession. TaigMarks is stationed in the heart of downtown and gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on what the city becomes. In a market saturated with marketing firms, I want to be part of an agency that’s different from everyone else.”
Duncan was chosen to participate in the Emerging Leaders Project through the Indiana Democratic Party. When not at work, he spends his time volunteering at South Bend Animal Control.
“When you are successful – not necessarily only financially – you should find ways to give back in any way you can,” he said.