Jenn dePaula is the co-owner and founder of Mixtus Media, a Nashville area based social media and content marketing firm that specializes serving authors and book publishers. She has over 10 years of experience in social media, publicity, and marketing within a wide range of genres.
Jenn got her start in the music industry working for Essential Records in 2000 serving as publicist. In 2001 she was asked to join EMI CMG to serve as publicist and worked with their artist roster for over four years.
In 2005 she ventured out on her own to start BookEnd Media, which was formed to serve the independent music and author communities. As the music and publishing landscapes changed and social media outlets became more and more prominent, Jenn and her husband/business partner, Marcus, refocused the company, naming it Mixtus Media, to focus on helping their clients form a deeper and more powerful online presence.
A 2000 graduate of Greenville College, she holds a degree in Communication: Public Relations. In 2012 Jenn was named "Outstanding Young Alumna" by Greenville College for her work in marketing and entrepreneurial ventures.
As co-owner of Mixtus Media, Marcus dePaula has built more than 30 client websites using Squarespace and WordPress CMS website frameworks. He also has experience in digital publishing (KDP and iBookstore), graphics, photography, and video, along with other internet technologies, enabling Mixtus Media to offer in-house website and media content creation in support of their content marketing strategy services. He is the technical "braun" to Jenn's brains.
Marcus got his start working in the music industry serving as the production manager for Cafe Milano in Nashville, TN in the mid-90‘s, and later went on to work for seven years with Clair Bros. Enterprises in Nashville, TN as a touring live audio engineer and systems technician. He developed his technical expertise and troubleshooting skills in the intense and fast pace touring environment, becoming one of the most sought-after monitor engineers in Nashville. He recently spent three semesters teaching the Technical Track at The Contemporary Music Center in Brentwood, TN, where he had the opportunity to share his expertise and experiences with college students pursuing a career in the music industry.
Check out his personal blog at meonlylouder.com