Dr. Tait Martin is the president and CEO of The iNSiGHT Cooperative, an international network of communication professionals, researchers and strategists that helps clients focus t...view moreDr. Tait Martin is the president and CEO of The iNSiGHT Cooperative, an international network of communication professionals, researchers and strategists that helps clients focus their outreach messages, build stronger relationships and develop programs that better define the way they reach the people who matter to them
A winner of some of his industry’s most prestigious awards (including the Emmy®, Silver Anvil® and Gold Addy®), Tait‘s career includes stints as the vice president of a national social marketing and advertising firm; faculty member at four top-tier higher education institutions; communications director for one of the largest United Way organizations in the South; spokesperson for a major state government agency in Florida; marketing consultant to several industry and professional organizations; and a morning radio talk show host.
Tait holds a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research (emphasis in persuasion and cognitive processing) from Florida State University, as well as a Masters in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication from the University of Louisiana. His undergraduate degree in public relations is from Northwestern State University. Currently, Tait is an Affiliate Professor of Social Marketing and Research in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of South Florida.
To date, Tait has conducted hundreds of projects and presentations about research, social marketing, organizational development and communication to clients ranging from international corporations and local nonprofit organizations to government agencies and higher education institutions. Specifically, his work focuses on health, entrepreneurship, education, safety, environmental sustainability, and human behavior change.
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