U-Haul Hires New Strategic Digital Marketing Director
Keosky-Smith comes to U-Haul from Hownd®, Inc., where he was Director of Growth for the Templebased software company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Moses®, Inc., a Phoenix advertising company. Although his knowledge has benefited several other companies in the valley, he has also founded or co-founded a number of profitable companies and accumulated seven years of experience in European markets.
“U-Haul is committed to hiring the best talent, and I have no doubts that Eric is just that,” noted Jessica lopez, U-Haul Chief of Staff. “We are proud to welcome Eric to the U-Haul team. He’s an expert and I have no doubt that he, along with our great team, will take U-Haul to the next level in everything digital marketing.
Keosky-Smith will be based at the U-Haul Midtown campus at 2727 N. Central Ave., which has housed the company’s operations since 1967.
“I am very happy to work with one of the most iconic brands in the country,” said Keosky-Smith. “In an organization as large and established as U-Haul, there is always room for improvement. My goal is to help bring together the many leading internal digital resources to further improve our customer service and our ability to scale. I’ve already been amazed at how incredibly dedicated the team is to helping consumers get the best value possible, in everything they touch U-Haul. “
Relocation assistance and Collegebox
Keosky-Smith will largely focus on growing two essential programs under the umbrella of U-Haul: Moving Help® and CollegeBoxes®.
Moving Help has been the # 1 choice for customers seeking labor services for loading and unloading on their move since 2002. MovingHelp.com offers a network of 6,700 local and independent moving service providers in all 50 states and 10 provinces of Canada. With over 5 million jobs completed and 2.3 million customer reviews, customers have access to the largest network of mobile workforce services in North America thanks to the travel assistance.
Collegeboxes, the premier student storage and shipping provider in the United States, was established in 1999 and has been powered by U-Haul since 2009. Currently, 433 partner schools provide their students with coordinated and convenient delivery access. , collection, storage. and shipping services. Customers can create an account on Collegeboxes.com to place an order, and FedEx® will ship boxes and moving supplies to the student’s home or college address.
The company strengthens its marketing expertise
Hiring of Keosky-Smith follows appointment of parent company of U-Haul AMERCO® Carrie Martz as an advisory board member earlier this year.
Martz has 35 years of experience building successful brands. She founded The Martz Agency in 1980 and sold her advertising and PR agency in 2013 to Bob parsons, the founder of GoDaddy®. Martz has since founded Clean Light Laboratories®, LLC, which has marketed a UV-C disinfectant proven to kill SARS-CoV2. She continues to work with companies on the development of their brand and their digital footprint.
Martz served on the board of directors of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Western Region for eight years, and has also served on dozens of nonprofit boards of directors adding value to their programs related to the cause and the social impact, including over 20 years with Phoenix Suns Charities. She received the Phoenix Chamber Athena Award; Bronze Award for Stevie International Marketing Woman of the Year; and Arizona Athena Small Business of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce.
Jobs available in Arizona
U-Haul has 356 vacancies in IT, retail customer service, manufacturing, call center support and many other professional roles in the field. Phoenix region. Oxford Life Insurance Company and Repwest Insurance Company, AMERCO subsidiaries, are also recruiting for several positions.
Veterans and military spouses are offered preference in the U-Haul recruiting and hiring process. U-Haul was founded by a United States Navy veteran and his wife in 1945, and many of the early U-Haul team members and customers were returning veterans. Today, U-Haul dedicates some of its philanthropic support to veterans organizations and initiatives, and has been repeatedly honored as a leading U.S. veteran-friendly employer.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the # 1 choice for do-it-yourself movers, with a network of over 23,000 locations in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 provides secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day with the option of dispatching customers to their smartphones and our exclusive Live Verify technology. The patronage of our customers has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rental storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space in owned and managed facilities across North America. U-Haul is the largest propane retailer in the United States and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top “Best for Vets” employers and was recently named one of America’s 15 Healthiest Workplaces.
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