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-six 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 and AL (as well as the Southeast), our interactive blog, and our social media efforts – which offer online exposure for our wedding pros, as well as access to an online version of each publication.
Over the past twenty-five 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, the Tri-Cities, and Birmingham, AL.
JMI works full-time to connect engaged couples with the most qualified 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 Bride Wedding 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 Bride Wedding Shows.
Executive Vice President
Allison Jacob is the Executive Vice President of Jacob Marketing, Inc. and lives in Nashville, TN. She launched The Pink Bride in the Memphis market in 2005, then moved to Nashville several years ago to increase our reach in this area. As her parents start planning their retirement, Allison is taking over the leadership role of the company and forging a new vision for the years ahead.
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!
Account Relations Director and Memphis Account Manager
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 6 years ago. As the Memphis Account manager, she strives to solidify a marketing plan for our wedding pros to ensure they are connecting with the engaged couples. Elizabeth is also taking over the role of contracts manager as Fred and Donna Jacob plan their retirement. She loves to spend her weekends browsing estate sales when not spending time with her two children and three grandchildren.
Director of Sales and Knoxville Account Manager
Kara Lovett is the Director of Sales for Pink Bride and the Knoxville Account Manager. Kara began her journey with Pink Bride 13 years ago! She works closely with the Knoxville wedding pros to understand their business and help them connect with local engaged couples through customized marketing plans. Kara also leads the team of account managers across the state to ensure that Pink Bride is exceeding our clients’ expectations. Outside of work, Kara and her husband enjoy spending time with their three children ages 13, 10 and 3.
Image courtesy of Jennie Andrews Photography.
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 outdoors and coaching and playing volleyball.
Chelsey is the Marketing Assistant at The Pink Bride. She contributes to the website, social media, and regularly posts to the blog. She is also the face behind our Real Wedding posts. She has been in the wedding industry for 4 years, and enjoys being able to connect engaged couples with amazing wedding professionals. In her free time, you can catch her spending time with her family and friends, chasing after her dog, and always on the lookout for great food.
Birmingham and Tri-Cities Account Manager
Kaitie is the Account Manager for the Birmingham and Tri-Cities markets. 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!
Nashville Account Manager
Kristine Conti is the Account Manager for the Nashville market at The Pink Bride. She enjoys forming lasting relationships with Nashville’s wedding professionals and connecting them with local engaged couples. She studied Exercise Science at Middle Tennessee State University. She is a Nashville Native that enjoys being a part of her developing city. In her spare time you can find her boxing/kickboxing, tasting new restaurants, or hanging with her two dogs- Kaia and Bitty.
Chattanooga Account Manager
Christine graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS Degree in Business Management. She has been in the wedding industry for over 15 years as coordinator and event planner. As the Chattanooga Account Manager, she interacts with the wedding professionals to customize marketing plans to help them unite with local engaged couples. When she is not working, you can find her doing yoga, eating at new restaurants or attending local outdoor events.
Social Media Director
Kendall is the Social Media Director for The Pink Bride. She oversees all things digital marketing related. She is the face behind our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. In her free time, you can find her spending time outdoors with her dog Luna.