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Meet the Economics journals marketing team at OUP!

We are pleased to introduce the marketing team for Economics journals at Oxford University Press. Kelly, Kimberly, Will, Kathleen, and Heather work across two continents, based both in the Oxford office and in Cary, North Carolina. They are responsible for the marketing of academic journals relating to economics, business, finance, and econometrics, and work together on the @OUPEconomics Twitter feed. Get to know them all better below.

Kelly Henwood

Associate Marketing Manager, Journals End-User Marketing, UK

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Kelly Henwood. Image used with permission.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve been a part of during your time on the Economics team?

The most interesting project I’ve been a part of has been the (ongoing) development of the Economics brand identity.

Describe your job in three words?

Dynamic, engaging, rewarding.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

I now realise that I have a very functional desk! I don’t have a ‘favorite’ item, though I would miss my pot of coffee that sits on my desk as a morning treat.

How do you spend your personal budget’s surplus?

I spend my personal budget’s surplus on time with friends and family, as well as anything music related; in any form, whether it be watching, partaking, or purchasing.

Kimberly Taft

Assistant Marketing Manager, Journals End-User Marketing, US

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Kimberly Taft. Image used with permission.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve been a part of during your time on the Economics team?

I enjoyed working on the re-organization of our booth at the Allied Social Science Associations conference in January. This was a time-consuming venture, but in the end we had a more unified and organized presentation of OUP Economics products.

Describe your job in three words?

Meaningful, organized chaos.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

It’s a tie between a cactus and a jar of sand. The cactus was a gift from my colleagues; it is in a hot pink pot and has a hot pink bloom. My family visits Carolina Beach, NC every summer, and last year I brought back some sand for my desk to have as a reminder of the fun and relaxing days I’ve spent at the beach.

How do you spend your personal budget’s surplus?

On concerts! So far this year I’ve seen The Avett Brothers, Shovels and Rope, Bleachers, Eric Church, Lake Street Dive, and Gary Clark, Jr.

Will Bocholis

Marketing Associate, Journals End-User Marketing, US

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Will Bocholis. Image used with permission.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve been a part of during your time on the Economics team?

That’s very difficult to say. I have been with OUP for around 8 months, so my sample size is relatively small. I have assisted with the creation of several themed virtual issues, and the one I found most interesting was about wealth, income, and inequality. Growing wealth and income inequality can be a contentious issue in the United States, but this collection helped me understand the relationship of these components in a more global sense.

Describe your job in three words?

Fast, cooperative, unpredictable.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

My desk is rather unimpressive for the most part. If I had written this response yesterday I would’ve said the box of peanut butter sandwich Girl Scout cookies. Unfortunately, the cookies met an untimely end in my stomach, so I would have to say my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coffee travel mug.

How do you spend your personal budget’s surplus?

I try to make the most of my weekends by organizing as many trips into my schedule as possible. Living in Raleigh, NC provides a wonderful central location to explore the  US South and East Coast. Plans are still materializing for this summer, but so far I have a river tubing trip to Asheville, NC, a short lazy beach vacation on the coast, a brief visit to New York and a long weekend in Washington DC on the books. The downside to all of this is living on an incredibly slim budget when I am home, but that’s what living is about, right? New experiences in new places is the way to go!

Kathleen Sargeant

Marketing Assistant, Journals End-User Marketing, UK

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Kathleen Sargeant. Image used with permission.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve been a part of during your time on the Economics team?

Since joining the Economics team earlier this year, I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in a number of interesting projects. The most exciting project that I’ve been involved with, so far, is a blog post about economic gender inequality, written by one of our journal authors. The great thing about working here is that you get to work alongside so many talented and insightful authors.

Describe your job in three words?

Captivating, challenging, creative.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

My desk is pretty thoroughly decorated; I’ve essentially moved in to my office. I think my favorite item on my desk currently is a very colorful, abstract drawing that my friend from Riga did for me in oil pastel. He told me that it represents joy. And who doesn’t like a little bit of joy in the workplace?

How do you spend your personal budget’s surplus?

I think I probably spend most of my surplus budget on travelling and restaurants. I was recently in Brussels, and my friend and I spent at least half of our time there seeking out moules-frites and gaufres chaudes.

Heather Saunders

Marketing Assistant, Journals End-User Marketing, UK

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Heather Saunders. Image used with permission.

What is the most interesting project that you’ve been a part of during your time on the Economics team?

I haven’t been a member of the Economics team for very long yet, having joined OUP about two months ago, but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!

Describe your job in three words?

Fast-paced, varied, stimulating.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

My desk is pretty minimalist, actually. My favorite item is probably my personal diary. I’m a fan of cute stationary, and it has a unicorn on it.

How do you spend your personal budget’s surplus?

I studied Film at university, and so I go to the cinema quite a lot. I love going to the Phoenix Picturehouse, which is just down the road from OUP in Oxford, or the Ultimate Picture Palace, an independent cinema in Oxford.

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