A lifelong creator and storyteller, Mark Havenner has worked in public relations and marketing for more than 15 years. His deep experience in content creation, digital marketing, and social media has been deployed on behalf of clients in broad range of industries. A trusted agency strategist, Mark focuses on the power of storytelling, whether it be brand identity, a particular media pitch, or the look and feel of a website.
As a novelist, book publisher, and tabletop game designer, Mark is passionate about the power of human communication and the meaningful impact of imagination. His creativity and natural understanding of storytelling enable him to find direct and effective ways to connect the messages of brands with the needs of audiences, no matter the medium.
Mark started his career in graphic design before moving into magazine distribution where he spent several years immersed in retail marketing, publishing, and wholesale distribution. He created a publishing company and published several fiction and non-fiction titles, including his own tabletop games and books. Throughout his career in public relations and marketing his passion for publishing and game development has delivered highly-valued expertise in niche markets such as book marketing and distribution, author and creator representation, Kickstarter and crowdfunding, influencer marketing, and digital marketing.
Mark has served on the Worldcom Public Relations Digital Communications Committee, leads the agency’s marketing practice, and is the go-to agency expert on Geek culture.
Mark holds a degree in eBusiness and an MBA in Marketing. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, a professor, teacher, and author and his son who plays the drums, is a trumpet-player in the middle school band, tap dances, and does other loud things.