Jacquelyn Ottman

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Jacquelyn Ottman
Born 1955
New York City
Nationality United States
Occupation

Founder and Principal, J. Ottman Consulting
Sustainability Strategist

Green Marketing expert and author

Jacquelyn A. Ottman (born 1955) is a New York City-based consultant specializing in sustainability strategy, green marketing, and eco-innovation.[1] She is the author or co-author of four books on green marketing, including The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding[2] and Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 2011). She has advised Fortune 500 companies,[3] including GE, Johnson & Johnson,[4] and Procter & Gamble,[5] along with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Label[6] She blogs at GreenMarketing.com and at WeHateToWaste.com.

Education[edit]

Ottman is a graduate of Smith College, a private, independent women's liberal arts college in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has also been awarded an advanced certification from the Creative Education Foundation in facilitating the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process.[7][better source needed]

Career[edit]

Ottman worked for over ten years in New York advertising agencies before setting up her own company, J. Ottman Consulting, in 1989.[8] Ottman was the founding co-chair of the Sustainable Brands Conference in 2007 and continued to co-chair in 2008 and 2009, giving the keynote address on sustainable branding ideas.[9] The former co-chair of the NYC chapter of O2,[10] the global network of green designers and marketers, for seven years she chaired the jury of the American Marketing Association's Special Edison Awards for Environmental Achievement.[11] She is the founding co-chair of the Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York [12] and sits on the Advisory Boards of the Centre for Sustainable Design (UK),[13] and the Center for Small Business and the Environment.[14]

Awards[edit]

In 2005, Ottman was named one of “25 Environmental Champions of the Year” by Interiors and Sources magazine in 2005, along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr and George F. Pataki, Governor of NY.[15] In 2004, Ottman was awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant from US EPA to create the Design:Green Educational Initiative for Eco-Design.[16] Design:Green now continues as a course in the online Certificate in Sustainable Design program of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.[17] In 2002, J. Ottman Consulting Inc. won an award for "Advancing an Understanding of Green Marketing and Eco-Innovation as Sources of Competitive Advantage in Modern Business" from the American Society for Competitiveness.[18] In 2010, Ottman's book The New Rules of Green Marketing was named a Top 40 Sustainability Book of 2010 by the Cambridge University (UK) Program for Sustainability Leadership. [19]

Publications[edit]

The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding (Berrett-Koehler, 2011, 256 pages)[20]
How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims: What Marketers Need to Know about the Updated FTC Green Guides co-author with David Mallen (AdAge, 2013, 48 pages)[21]
Moving Sustainability Forward: A Road Map for Consumer Marketers (Green Paper, 19 pages)[22]
Avoiding Green Marketing Myopia co-author with Edwin R. Stafford and Cathy Hartman (Heldref Publications, 2006, 17 pages)[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charter, Martin (2002). "Interview with Jacqui ottman". Journal of Sustainable Product Design. pp. 85–87. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Greenleaf publishing bookshop" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Me First, Planet Later? with Jacquelyn Ottman" (.html). Women of Green. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "The New Rules product information" (.html). world.edu. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Partners in Sustainable Consulting" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "How to Market Goods As Environmentally Friendly" (.pdf). The Wall Street Journal Center For Entrepreneurs Startup Journal. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Jacquelyn A. Ottman". Sustainable Life Media. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Green Marketing Corner". Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sustainable Brands Conference Program of Events" (.pdf). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "o2NYC News" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN: KICK-OFF EVENT. RECEPTION & KEYNOTE". Archived from the original (.html) on 2010-11-21. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "CfSD Advisory Board" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "Aout CSBE" (.html). Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  15. ^ "Ottman Named 2005 Environmental Champion". Environmental News Network. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  16. ^ "DESIGN:GREEN MINNEAPOLIS WORKSHOP ATTRACTS 99 PARTICIPANTS". Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  17. ^ "Sustainable Design Course Catalog". Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  18. ^ "Previous Award Recipients and Recognition". American Society for Competitiveness. Retrieved November 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  19. ^ "CPSL Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010". Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership. 
  20. ^ http://www.greenmarketing.com/our-book/
  21. ^ http://adage.com/trend-reports/report.php?id=82
  22. ^ http://www.sustainablebrands.com/digital_learning/marketing_comms/moving_sustainability_forward_road_map_consumer_marketers
  23. ^ http://www.greenmarketing.com/consulting/

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