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Joanne de Menna
Joanne de Menna

Joanne de Menna


You know that point in a meeting when someone asks the unexpected question that takes the discussion to a higher level and leads to the unexpected solution? At Mangos, that’s often Joanne. A distinguished creative leader with over 25 years of experience, she has the uncanny ability to make the critical observation which turns a good strategy into a great one. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Joanne teaches literature to elementary school children and helps adults learn to read. An outspoken participant in her community, she was asked by local pols to run for Mayor. She declined.

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If you weren’t in advertising, what would you be doing?

I’d be the very contented owner of Buxton Village Books in Buxton, NC. Although there is a very lovely and charming current owner whom I would not want to kick out. This is just in my parallel universe…

What song title best describes you as a professional?

“With a Little Help from My Friends.”

Favorite website for Internet brain candy?


What movie do you have to watch every time it’s on TV.

Twister, Deep Impact, The Poseidon Adventure, The Day After Tomorrow. Actually, any disaster movie. Except Tremors because that was just dumb.

What tagline best describes your outlook on life?

In the office it’s: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” At home with my three sons it’s definitely: “Can you hear me now?!”

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