San Diego, CA and Commerce Township, MI —September 11, 2013 —House of Marley collection of premium, Earth-friendly personal audio and accessory products, today announced that Jeff Baldwin has joined the company as Brand Marketing Manager, Lifestyle. "Baldy," as he's known to many in the action sports industry, will be working from House of Marley's new San Diego office and will report to Sam Vanderveer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, House of Marley.
In his new role for House of Marley, Jeff's key areas of responsibility will be lifestyle brand marketing and strategic partnerships, event sponsorships and activation, category-specific creative direction and media planning, overall brand content development, and the establishment and expansion of Team MARLEY, a professional athlete and influencer brand ambassador program. He will work closely with House of Marley's lifestyle sales team to develop and support retail accounts worldwide.
An ASP World Tour Professional Surfer from 1988-1993, Jeff brings extensive experience and knowledge of the Action Sports and Outdoor industries to House of Marley. He has been involved in almost every possible aspect of life in the industry, from professional athlete to brand creation and development, marketing, sales management and coaching. Jeff joins House of Marley after spending 11 years with Transworld Media, where he worked across Transworld Surf, Skateboarding,Snowboarding, and Transworld Business,working with more than 200 different brands worldwide from hard goods to manufacturers to retailers, developing, selling and implementing marketing partnerships to increase brand exposure.
"The opportunity forHouse of Marley to have someone of Jeff's caliber join our family is the equivalent of us catching the perfect wave," said Vanderveer. "Among the key MARLEY values is authenticity and for anyone who's ever had the chance to work with or know Baldy, they know he's the real deal. We look forward to deepening our relationships within the Action Sports world and to Jeff helping to tap our new San Diego base as an important asset for growth."
A trained Sommelier, Jeff refined his cultural "suit and tie" skills in the Wine industry working as an international broker for Riedel Fines, importing vintage wines, sourcing and developing wine cellars and creating award-winning offerings for five-star restaurants. Immediately following his five years on the ASP World Tour, Jeff was a global staff writer for Surfing magazine, where he traveled the world researching and developing story lines while surfing some of the best breaks known to man.
"I've had the good fortune of traveling the world, enjoying some of the greatest natural resources on the planet and developing friendships and relationships with some amazing people and companies," said Baldwin. "When I met Sam, Rohan Marley and others from the House of Marley team, it just felt right; like this is where I'm meant to be. It's a brand with tremendous products and real values that I believe in and wantto share with others. I'm excited for this new journey."
Jeff, his wife and three daughters all #LiveMarley and enjoy living life outdoors around their home in Del Mar, California.
At the House of Marley, every product is soulfully designed and engineered to perform at the highest level to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and reliability. The company's high-performance audio products are engineered to deliver the MARLEY "Signature Sound" and pour out all the energy, emotion and detail of every recording. MARLEY headphones and audio systems reproduce your favorite music with smooth, powerful bass, stunningly precise mids and an energized high end. Each product undergoes custom tuning to deliver the most realistic and powerful performances possible.
MARLEY accessories perfectly combine form and function in every design across every category. From the military inspired bag collection to an expressive and refined watch assortment, each product is crafted from sustainable materials and designed to blend personal style with Earth-friendly values.