Identity connects us, so Signal uses its ongoing Signalite Social Spotlight to feature our incredible employees for who they really are. The more you learn about them, the more you’ll begin to recognize what makes our favorite individuals unique. Can you identify?
Jason Ankeny, Director of Content Marketing (“I think”). Responds to Jankeny, Janks or Jonas Keebler (because he creates “snackable” content). Enjoys the occasional LaCroix (“I don’t partake in the other snacks or beverages available at Signal because I’m trying to maintain my girlish figure”).
Age: “46 going on 64.” Michigan State grad. Majored in English. Former professional music and film critic. Loves dogs “more than anything.” Believes he’s a curmudgeon (“I am old and cranky and unnerved by the ways of the modern world”).
Interests and passions: Writing, music that incorporates many different genres (favorite musician of all time: Neil Young; favorite band of all time: The Flaming Lips), attending live shows and sipping craft cocktails at dive bars like The Empty Bottle and The Hideout (“My favorite place in the whole world”), collecting items such as comics, concert posters, records and mid-century art pottery.
Dislikes: Dueling piano bars (“I’ve never been more uncomfortable in my life. They are soul-crushing”), lazy jokes and obvious punchlines.
More dislikes: Flip-flops, Fox News, fireworks (“It’s a massive waste of money and I don’t like crowds”), Mark Zuckerberg’s face, people who wear pajamas on airplanes, annoying sounds such as Fairlight synthesizers, screaming children, and sirens or beeps (“I keep my phone on mute”).
Whether he’d rather live the rest of his life as a monk or followed continuously by paparazzi: “I’d be a monk. They live in solitude. I basically am a monk. It’s fascinating how they get off the grid for a year or more. I’ve always found that very appealing.”
His favorite part about working at Signal: “I like working alongside everyone on the marketing team. I find everyone to be kind, creative, fun and endlessly amusing and entertaining.”