- New Orleans, LA
Jeremy JF Thompson is the Director of OHNO Co, and agency providing marketing, design and consulting services to local businesses and brands in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jeremy JF Thompson's Bio:
In 2010, Jeremy JF Thompson founded OHNO Co (OpenHouse New Orleans Company), a media development, marketing & event production agency focusing on supporting local businesses committed to operating in New Orleans. Aside from work with clients, Jeremy JF Thompson also produces community projects, such as Defend The Daiquiri, an ongoing campaign to preserve and celebrate Daiquiri Shop Culture and the unique Open-Container Laws of Louisiana.
Thompson has also managed several bars and consulted on craft cocktail and beverage programs around the country. He prefers to always have some presence behind a bar, maintaining that, "there's no better place to meet folks and hear the stories that make a city what it is. Stand behind a bar, and everyone comes to you."
Developing a lifelong interest in branding, having been raised in a marketing & advertising family, Jeremy JF Thompson continues to cultivate a career of branding, marketing everything from modular facilities in Central Park NY, to Russian Vodka, to new small businesses in New Orleans. In his profile in the July 2011 issue of OffBeat Magazine, he states, If there’s one thematic element that’s woven through what I love most about art practice and the restaurant environment, it’s the freedom of restraint. All of my jobs require simplifying things tremendously. It creates frustration, but it’s also the beauty of it, the challenge. Sometimes you have to go deep into some kind of hyper-detailed complex abyss in order to arrive at the doorstep of anything called ‘simple.'
Jeremy JF Thompson's Experience:
Founder & Director at New Orleans Daiquiri FestivalSeptember 2011 - Present | New Orleans, LA
Director at OHNO co.January 2011 - Present | New Orleans, LA
OHNO co (OpenHouse New Orleans Company) is a Non-Profit Organization providing development services, including marketing, advertising, brand development, and event production to local New Orleans' Businesses and Organizations dedicated to local community development.
Beverage Program Consultant at Booty's Street FoodJuly 2012 - December 2012 | 800 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Full Beverage and Bar Program creation and build out, including acquisition of initial inventory, projected budgets, creation of full beverage menu, staffing and training.
Bartender at Maurepas FoodsJanuary 2012 - June 2012 | New Orleans, LA
Marketing & Programming Director at The Eiffel SocietyAugust 2010 - December 2011 | New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Brand Ambassador at Lucas Bols B.V.September 2010 - March 2011 | New Orleans, LA
Education Marketing Specialist at Russian Standard VodkaAugust 2009 - September 2010
Bar Manager at Raines Law RoomJanuary 2009 - February 2010
Marketing Director at Garrison ArchitectsApril 2008 - January 2009 | Brooklyn, NY
Jeremy JF Thompson's Education:
Mills College2004 – 2006MFAConcentration: WritingActivities: Print Making, Book Design, Art Installation
UCSB2001 – 2003BAConcentration: WritingActivities: Performing Arts, Backpacking, Music
Westmont College1999 – 2001Concentration: Literature
Jeremy JF Thompson's Interests & Activities:
Marketing, Branding, Networking, Shared Value, Localism, New Orleans, Festivals, American History, Cocktails, Bars, Frozen Daiquiris