About Us

MJE Marketing is a full-service, nationally award-winning marketing, advertising, public relations and public affairs agency whose commitment to quality is absolute -- top to bottom line.

Established in 1994, we consider ourselves to be creative, connected and always curious about what makes people do what they do. And that translates into effective campaigns that demonstrate ROI whether the focus is on selling a product, managing a sensitive public issue or coming up with the key call-to-action to attract thousands of people…to that next "big" thing.

Before any program, project or campaign is launched, MJE executives work closely with our clients to determine the exact needs and situation. Comprehensive baseline research is developed before designs are drafted or content created. Whether a project is large or small, long term or short, MJE always brings to bear the maximum and extraordinary talents of its select team of writers, designers, analysts and marketing professionals. We are not a traditional agency with layers of departments and staff. Instead you will find a tight group of experts who stay involved -- from concept to completion.



“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll, Author



Senior Staff

  • Marlee J Ehrenfeld
    President & Chief Creative Officer

    Marlee J Ehrenfeld is an acclaimed chief creative officer who specializes…

  • Aaron Ishaeik
    Creative Director

    Aaron Ishaeik is an award-winning creative director with 15 years of…

  • David Nielsen
    Senior Strategist

    David Nielsen spearheads the public afffairs division of MJE Marketing. He…

  • Kristen McDade Byrne
    Senior Strategist

    Kristen McDade Byrne is a leader in the public affairs and…

  • Tarsha Morant
    Senior Strategist

    Tarsha Morant leads MJE strategic planning, media analysis and research for…

  • Amber Lingle
    Director of Marketing & Client Engagement

    Amber Lingle joined the MJE Marketing team at the beginning of…



  • Graphis 100 Best Annual Reports 2012 Silver Award
  • IAPH Port Communications Award
  • 4 AVA Awards
  • 53 Telly Awards
  • 5 Creativity Awards Annual
  • 73 MarCom Creative Awards including 22 Platinum Awards
  • 31 Communicator Awards
  • 2 The Videographer Awards
  • Lambda Alpha International (LAI) 2016 Inductee


  • Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award of Excellence
  • 16 Airports Council International – North America Awards including the Peggy G. Hereford Overall Award of Excellence
  • 8 American Association of Port Authorities Awards
  • 4 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 5 Web Marketing Association WebAwards


  • 14 Emmy® Awards
  • SDX (San Diego Ad Club) Agency Professional of the Year
  • American Planning Association – San Diego Section Public Outreach Award
  • 9 American Marketing Association AMY Awards including the Critics' Choice Marketer of the Year Award
  • 63 Public Relations Society of America Awards including 12 Silver Bernays Awards and the Eva Irving Community Service Award
  • 21 Creative Show Awards
  • 2 San Diego Radio Broadcaster's Association EAR Awards
  • California Travel and Tourism Commission Judges Choice Award


Clients served over 22 years

Not for Profit

  • American Red Cross (San Diego/Imperial Counties)
  • Angels Foster Families
  • ASAP 21
  • Balboa Park Conservancy
  • Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
  • Balboa Park Plaza de Panama
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Hillel of San Diego
  • Jenna Druck Foundation
  • Just Say No
  • KPBS
  • MANA de San Diego
  • Miss School…Miss Out
  • Regional Task Force on the Homeless
  • San Diego Foundation
  • San Diego Bowl Game Association
  • San Diego Rotary
  • San Diego World Trade Center


Financial Services

  • Bank of Southern California
  • Borrego Springs Bank
  • California Bank & Trust
  • CDC Small Business Finance
  • Centara Capital
  • Credit Union Alliance (23 San Diego Credit Unions)
  • Discovery Bank
  • Dunham & Associates
  • First National Bank
  • First Union Insurance Services
  • Great American Bank
  • Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Kearny Mesa Credit Union
  • Landmark National Bank
  • LM Capital
  • McMillin Capital
  • Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance
  • National Healthcare Federal Credit Union
  • North Island Credit Union
  • San Diego Trust & Savings
  • Seacoast Bank
  • US Bank



  • History of Environmental Marketing
  • Operation Clean Sweep
  • Port of San Diego Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives
  • Quieter Home Program, San Diego International Airport
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • S.O.A.R. Initiative, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Think Blue, City of San Diego



  • ComputerLands, Western United States
  • DecoBike
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • Job Won! by Phil Blair
  • Postal Annex +
  • San Diego Dodge
  • San Diego New Car Dealers Association
  • San Diego RV Association
  • UPS


Health Care

  • American Association of Pediatrics C3
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Commission for Children Youth and Families
  • Harbor View Medical Center
  • Live Well San Diego
  • Mental Health Systems
  • Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) Escondido
  • Novata Behavioral Health
  • Operation Samahan
  • Pathology Medical Laboratories
  • Safe Life
  • San Diego County Behavioral Health Services
  • San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency
  • San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
  • San Diego Hospice
  • San Diego Optical
  • Vista Eye Surgery Center

Public Sector

  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Julian
  • City of La Mesa
  • City of San Diego
  • City of Santee
  • Civic San Diego
  • County of San Diego
  • First 5 San Diego
  • Helix Water District
  • John Wayne Airport
  • Los Angeles World Airways
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego County Behavioral Health Services
  • San Diego County Dept. of Parks and Rec
  • San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • San Diego Data Processing Corporation
  • San Diego East Visitors Bureau
  • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • Van Nuys Airport


Construction and Real Estate

  • Association of General Contractors (AGC)
  • Astro Energy Group
  • Carter Reese & Associates
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • Great American Development Company
  • Helix Electric
  • KCM Engineering
  • KCM Group
  • La Jolla Village Towers
  • McMillin Communities
  • Newport Energy
  • North Embarcadero Visionary Project
  • Pacific Building Group
  • Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • Sedona Pacific Corporation
  • Shamrock Properties
  • Watermark Del Mar



  • 37ECB
  • Academy of Our Lady of Peace
  • Computer Curriculum Corporation (CCC)
  • Kelsey Jenney Colleges
  • Harborside School
  • High Tech High Villages
  • Momentum Learning
  • Nativity Prep
  • Oceanside Unified School District
  • San Diego County Office of Education
  • San Diego Outdoor Education Foundation
  • San Diego State University
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • UC San Diego



  • Alfière Restaurant
  • Anthony’s Seafood
  • Bartell Hotels
  • Fleet Week San Diego
  • Horton Grand Hotel
  • Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Humphreys Concerts by the bay
  • Humphreys SoCal Dining & Music
  • La Costa Resort & Spa
  • La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Lodging Industry Association (LIA)
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Midway Museum
  • NTC Promenade
  • Restaurant Week
  • San Diego Bay
  • San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association
  • San Diego Crew Classic
  • San Diego Cruise Industry
  • San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • San Diego Lodging Industry Association
  • San Diego Tourism Marketing District
  • Sheraton San Diego
  • Sheraton Torrey Pines
  • Top of the Cove
  • U.S. Grant Hotel
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum

Public Affairs

  • ARCO Olympic Training Center
  • Crown Castle
  • DecoBike
  • East Otay Mesa Property Owners Association
  • Front Porch Development: Wesley Palms
  • H.G. Fenton Company
  • Hillel of San Diego
  • Jamul Indian Village/Penn National Gaming
  • McMillin Land Development/Murphy Development
  • National Enterprises, Inc.
  • Otay Mesa Property Owners Association
  • Pardee Homes
  • Pauma Band of Mission Indians
  • Public Policy Strategies: SDSU-Plaza Linda Verde
  • Rick Engineering Company: Superior Ready Mix
  • Ricondo and Associates: ALUCP
  • Quarry Redevelopment Project
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • San Diego County Disposal Association (SDCDA)
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Safeway/VONS
  • Sea World
  • Sports Training Foundation
  • Stonegate Merriam Mountains, LLC
  • UCSD Health Sciences
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Watermark Del Mar
  • Westcore Properties
  • Wilcon


Professional Services

  • Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC
  • Coots, Henke & Wheeler Law Firm
  • District Council 16
  • Gerson Law Firm
  • Gordon & Rees
  • Grady, Farley & Gerson
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack
  • Hillyer & Irwin
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Latitude 33
  • Legion Counsel
  • Lorber, Grady, Farley & Volk
  • Manpower San Diego
  • Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
  • Stephenson & Prairie
  • Wirtz Hellenkamp Law
  • Workforce Partnership


Senior Living Communities

  • Wesley Palms
  • La Jolla Village Towers
  • The Carlisle
  • The Rossmore Regency
  • The Breakers



  • Intel
  • Jaycor Tactical Systems: PepperBall Technologies
  • LAN Solutions
  • Lorica International
  • Microsoft
  • Motiva
  • Newport Energy
  • Novell
  • Simon and Schuster: CCC Education Software Division
  • USWeb
  • Vortex Data Systems
  • Xerox Corporation



  • Big Bay Balloon Parade
  • Festival of Sail
  • Fleet Week San Diego
  • Lake Jennings
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • San Diego Crew Classic
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum
  • Waterfront Park