DJ Saul is the CMO and Managing Director of ISL (an AdAge 2014 Small
Agency of The Year). One of the company’s first employees, DJ is now
responsible for ISL’s marketing, DC operations, partnerships and
business development as well as the company’s ongoing
experimentation/prototyping efforts. He was recently named a 2015
Washingtonian Tech Titan.
DJ advises companies and early stage ventures on everything from
digital to experiential marketing strategy, to branding and
partnership development, and has been described as “an invaluable
pillar of support for the region’s aspiring entrepreneurs.” In short,
he brands, markets, and creates experiences that launch companies,
sell products, and connects people and organizations with what they
need to succeed.
He also speaks and writes regularly on building meaningful
relationships, brand strategy, emerging tech and marketing trends, and
entrepreneurship. He teaches much more about marketing strategy in his
courses on Brand Positioning and; Product/Company Naming.
DJ studied International Affairs at George Washington University and
Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is a member of NextGen Angels,
a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shapers,
co-producer of the DC Tech Meetup, and serves on the advisory board of
Think Local First DC.
In his spare time, DJ plays in the DC Bocce League where his team,
Ben’s Chili Bowl Bocce, has donated thousands of dollars in winnings
to local non-profits. He has won DC’s Great Urban Race and was a
finalist in the Great Urban Race National Championship. DJ is an
ardent supporter of DC United and Liverpool F.C.