About Duct Tape Marketing

We started with a simple idea...

Just as any handyman will tell you that a roll of Duct Tape is the single most useful tool in their toolbox - one they would never be without - so I began to understand that small business marketing must be simple, affordable, always-at-the-ready, and effective at solving any of a host of problems.

Yes, the trusty old roll of Duct Tape became a powerful symbol of versatility and effectiveness that flies in the face of a lot of what passes for marketing today. Every small business owner I have ever coached has embraced the metaphor as a powerful way of seeing their own marketing system.

Ultimately, with the systematic application of Duct Tape Marketing, the definition of the term marketing evolves to includes this all encompassing view: getting people who have a specific need or problem to know, like, trust, do business with, and refer you to others who have the same need or problem.


John Jantsch

John Jantsch, Founder

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and best selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine The Referral Engine, and SEO for Growth. He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world.​

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Jenna Jantsch

Jenna Jantsch, Director of Marketing

Jenna Jantsch is the Director of Marketing at Duct Tape Marketing. Her previous experience as a marketing consultant, business strategist and social media manager set her up to focus on the business development and planning.

Tricia Keels

Tricia Keels, Consultant Network Support

Tricia Keels began her career in various advertising agencies across America before settling in to use her marketing skills to help grow small- to medium-sized businesses. Tricia's time and creative problem solving skills are focused on helping the Duct Tape Marketing Consultants create successful and profitable businesses so they can produce successful and profitable clients.


Michelle Mangen, Accountant

Michelle Mangen handles various bookkeeping aspects including processing payments, invoicing, and monthly reconciliations.

Michelle received a Certificate in Accounting from Milwaukee Business Institute in 1995 and has been doing bookkeeping ever since. She’s a bit of a software geek and loves to experiment and utilize cloud technology to optimize processes, which leads to increased efficiency.

Sara Jantsch

Sara Nay, VP Operations

Sara Nay is the Vice President of Operations at Duct Tape Marketing. She oversees day-to-day operations to support the growth of Duct Tape Marketing and the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.

She focuses on strategic planning, goal setting and directing the operations of the company in support of its goals.


Carly Ries, Marketing Manager

Carly Ries has been in marketing for over 10 years, working for companies in Barcelona, Denver, and Los Angeles.  Her clients have ranged from local mom and pop shops to global Fortune 500 companies. 

She loves working one-on-one with clients to help them overcome obstacles and reach their marketing and business goals.


Rachelle Wise, Designer / Developer

With a bachelor’s in graphic design and a penchant for learning new things, Rachelle evolved into a web developer with a passion for WordPress as a CMS. She enjoys bringing insights from her design and marketing experience into her development work, and truly enjoys opportunities to use analytics data and user testing to drive design and content.


Amy Metherell, Assistant

Amy assists with many aspects of Duct Tape Marketing and Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network. From helping put the newsletters together to formatting guest posts to updating websites to working on cobranding for DTMC, she is everywhere.

​Amy has worked in the Administrative field for her entire adult life. 3 years ago, she decided to start her own Virtual Assistant business as a side hustle and it instantly took off.

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