Director of Marketing and Communications
Since joining the Wexner Center in 2006, Jerry Dannemiller has charted a course for the center’s marketing efforts with a constant eye toward digital communications and patron experience. Under Dannemiller’s leadership, the marketing department has added a digital communications team and expanded its web presence to include rich multimedia content, including video, podcasts, blogs, live streaming of select events, cross-platform mobile development, and much more. In addition, under his guidance, social media has become an integral part of the Wexner Center's marketing strategy, engaging new audiences by feeding a steady stream of social content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and Pinterest. He also directs the Wexner Center's publications, advertising, outreach, and media relations efforts, and has forged new partnerships with local media and marketing firms, that have resulted in giant “wallscape” banners on buildings promotional video screens in downtown Columbus, and long-form video projects, and initiatives that have brought the Wexner Center messaging and visuals to expanded audiences. He was also a core team member of the Wexner Center's CRM conversion team, leading a drive toward not only stronger data capture and analysis, but also a better user experience. Dannemiller has also spearheaded the center's GenWex initiative, curating events to engage young art patrons with the Wex.
Previously an editor and assistant director in the new media office in Ohio State's Office of University Relations, Dannemiller has also been a music critic for The Columbus Dispatch, The Village Voice, National Public Radio, and salon.com, among other media outlets. In addition to service on local arts and culture boards, he programs music events at venues around Columbus, and recently curated the exhibition Bebe Miller: Tracing History at Ohio State's Urban Arts Space. He has degrees from Ohio State and Wesleyan University (Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance).