Once upon a time, there was a marketing director who was tired of staring at a one-story tall Calvin Klein underwear ad outside her midtown Manhttan office window. Exhausted by spending 2 hours every day commuting on mass transit, bored to tears by the beige cubicle life, she decided to quit her safe and secure job, pack up her cat and computer, and move to a farm in rural Virginia. Here, she pursued a passion for writing, storytelling, brand marketing and digital marketing that became a content marketing agency: Seven Oaks Consulting.
We started out in 2007 as a direct marketing agency but quickly realized that our clients really needed to find their voice in a crowded marketplace. This led to creating insightful, impactful, and meaningful stories that sell, content that converts, and websites that work.
Today, we are one of the nation’s top content marketing firms with a gift for brand story creation, personal branding, and SEO writing.
Our offices are located in Prospect, Virginia (near Lynchburg, Farmville, and Richmond). We work with business owners, publishers, and marketing agencies worldwide and have clients throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Meet the Team
Jeanne Grunert, President
Jeanne is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and direct marketer with over 30 years of marketing, writing and business experience. She holds an M.A. in Writing and an M.S. in Direct and Interactive Marketing and has taught marketing workshops at Macmillan Publishing and New York University. Her passions include gardening, training German shepherd dogs, and baking the perfect oatmeal cookie.
John Grunert, Treasurer
John is Jeanne’s husband and handles the accounting for Seven Oaks Consulting. Before opening Seven Oaks Consulting with Jeanne, John worked as a personal financial planner for a wealth management firm in New York. His interests include reading, writing, and hiking.
Kathleen Marshall, Senior Writer, Editor
Kathleen Marshall has been creating and editing web content since 2006. She is a Master Gardener, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, and Reiki master-teacher with a special interest in self-sufficiency.
Jodee Redmond, Senior Writer, Editor
Zachary Keyes, Web Designer
Zachary Keys is a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College. He has been designing websites since he was 15, and he enjoys playing golf in his free time.