Fred and Donna Jacob are the proprietors of Jacob Marketing, Inc. (JMI) and have been married for 42 years. Their first magazine publication, Here Comes the Bride, was published in 1991 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This first wedding magazine was 5.5 by 8.5 inches and included monthly timetables and checklists for brides. My, how things have changed….
Twenty years later, JMI now publishes The Pink Bride, a 9×12-inch magazine serving five markets across the state of Tennessee, with hundreds of local pictures, wedding stories, and planning advice from many of Tennessee’s finest wedding professionals. The Pink Bride magazines are complemented by the largest wedding shows in TN (as well as the Southeast), our interactive blog, and our social media efforts – which offer online exposure for Tennessee wedding pros, as well as access to an online version of each publication.
Over the past twenty years, the Pink Bride publication has grown to include local issues in Nashville, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities, and Memphis, in addition to the original Knoxville location. These five issues are printed twice a year in each area.
Focused on personal connections, Fred Jacob began producing wedding shows in 2000. The shows began in Knoxville and have now expanded to two or more per year in Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities.
JMI works full-time to connect Tennessee engaged couples with the most quality Tennessee wedding pros. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate the best wedding experience possible for all those planning their special day.
We say YES to love!
Contact JMI by calling 865.531.3941 or by emailing us via our Contact Us page.
President, CEO, Producer, & Publisher
Fred Jacob is the CEO and President of Jacob Marketing, Inc. and lives with wife Donna in Knoxville, TN. He is the Publisher of The Pink Bride Magazine and Producer of the largest bridal shows in the Southeast – the Pink Bridal Shows!
Contract Manager & Editor
Donna Jacob works along Fred with Jacob Marketing, Inc. She serves as Contract Manager for The Pink Bride and is Editor for The Pink Bride Magazines, assisting in layout design, photo selections, and content development. Donna also assists in the design and production of all Pink Bridal Shows.
Executive Vice President
Allison Jacob is the Executive Vice President of Jacob Marketing, Inc. and recently moved to Nashville, TN, by way of Memphis. She is the Director of Sales for Nashville and is retaining the Memphis market, where she launched The Pink Bride Magazine and Pink Bridal Shows in 2005.
Allison’s passion for food and wine led her to develop Cork iT magazine in early 2011. This magazine is Jacob Marketing’s newest endeavor. Be on the lookout for it in Nashville soon!
Allison graduated, in 2005, from UT Knoxville with a double major in Finance and Marketing. In her spare time, she is an avid globetrotter, football fanatic, fitness lover, and is always on the lookout for great food and exceptional wine!
Director of Sales
Elizabeth began her journey with Jacob Marketing, Inc. as an advertising wedding professional and came to work for the company full-time in Memphis over three years ago. She works diligently alongside the Memphis publisher to serve the local market and enjoys being the first contact for Memphis professionals. Elizabeth assists with managing and updating all accounts for the area on a regular basis. She loves to spend her weekends browsing flea markets and estate sales when not spending time with her two children and three grandchildren.
Elizabeth has lived in Memphis for nearly all of her life and graduated from the Memphis College of Art.
Knoxville Advertising Director
Kara Lovett is the advertising director for Knoxville, Tennessee. Kara works very closely with the premiere wedding professionals in Knoxville to design a marketing plan that fits their needs and budget. She enjoys cultivating relationships with her clients and helping them connect with local brides. Kara is mom to Joshua, Millie, and Benjamin, and you can often find her at Rocky Hill Elementary School volunteering in the classrooms. She and her husband met while attending the University of Tennessee and are happy to call Knoxville home.
Image courtesy of Jennie Andrews Photography.
Memphis Advertising Director
Meredith has an extensive background in the event and fashion industries and has worked for major apparel and entertainment companies throughout her career with a focus on marketing. Her educational foundation is rooted in visual arts, which gives her a keen eye for design. She enjoys working with The Pink Bride clients in Memphis closely and strives to create a solid advertising and marketing campaign for each to ensure their Pink Bride experience is both beneficial and fun. Meredith coordinates The Pink Bride Memphis fashions shows and fashion photo shoots for the magazine. She resides in Germantown, Tennessee with her husband, two daughters and their rescued chihuahua.
Director of Operations
Anna specializes in client relationships and website administration across all markets. She attended MTSU and now lives near Nashville with her husband and four children. Anna has been with The Pink Bride for nine years and enjoys working with the amazing wedding professionals of Tennessee.
Karen Tobias is the Production Manager of Jacob Marketing, Inc. Karen has a passion for art and design and loves working in the wedding industry. Karen graduated, in 2005, from Maryville College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In her spare time she loves spending time out doors and coaching and playing volleyball.
Graphic Assistant & Marketing Support
Laurie is the Graphic Assistant and Marketing Support of Jacob Marketing, Inc. and loves to use her passion for design and visual communication to help others. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Laurie graduated from the University of Memphis in 2012 with a bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Graphic Design. She loves to spend her weekends painting and ballroom dancing.
Chelsey is the Marketing Assistant at The Pink Bride. She contributes to the website, social media, and regularly posts to the blog. She has been in the wedding industry for 4 years, and enjoys being able to connect brides with amazing wedding professionals. In her free time, you can catch her spending time with her family and friends, and always on the lookout for great food.
Sales Representative & Operations Manager
Kaitie is the Sales Representative for the Chattanooga and Tri-Cities markets. She also balances the role as the Operations Manager at The Pink Bride, helping with show production, The Pink Bride publications and more. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Mass Communications and Christian Ministry. Upon graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Ryan. When she is not working, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends, cuddling with her fur babies and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks. Woo Pig Sooie!