Jack Landess – Director of Advertising and Marketing

“I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and have been in and around the game of baseball my entire life. Growing up, l played travel baseball for various teams and organizations as well as for my high school. During my junior season at Mills E. Godwin high school, I was the starting designated hitter until an injury cut my season short. I came back my senior year and started at second base for Godwin. In my senior campaign, I earned all-conference honors, was named to the all-academic team, and helped lead Godwin to the Virginia state championship tournament.

After graduating from Godwin, I decided to pursue a degree in Advertising at the University of South Carolina. I am currently a Junior at USC, and I am an Advertising major and a Business Administration minor with a concentration in Marketing. As a Gamecock, I have been involved in various athletic and academic pursuits on campus including positions as the Vice President of the Student Advertising Federation, the Marketing Chair for the Gamecock Triathlon Club and the Social Media Chair for all of Club Sports at South Carolina. After I graduate, I hope to become an account planner within the field of advertising.

I chose to apply for an internship with Students of the Game because it was the perfect opportunity to merge my love for baseball with my love for advertising. I found out about SOTG through my brother Sam, who was coached by Jonathan in the winter of 2018. I was instantly drawn to SOTG because of the strength of the content it produces. Although I am no longer playing baseball, I am still very interested in both player development and analytics. In particular, I enjoy delving into how these two factors translate to helping baseball players climb the ranks up to the MLB.

As SOTG’s Advertising Intern, I hope to create exposure for the young start-up brand by reaching its target audience through various marketing endeavors. Additionally, I am looking forward to making improvements to the website interface, social media pages, and content posted on the SOTG website. Ultimately, I want to help take Students of the Game to the next level by captivating an audience of like-minded baseball fans.”

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