Thunderhouse is the personal blog of Doug Chavez.


Doug is a marketing business leader with a track record of building and leading high-performance digital marketing teams. He has consistently lead teams to deliver creative marketing solutions that have delivered exceptional business results. Doug has guided digital marketing strategy for some of the worlds most iconic brands, helping them navigate the intersection of media and technology to define integrated marketing strategies across traditional media and mobile, social, content, search and CRM.

As the Director of Digital Marketing at Del Monte Foods (Del Monte Foods and Big Heart Pet Brands (part of JM Smucker)), Doug transformed digital marketing and the marketing organization at large. He is credited with the development of a comprehensive consumer engagement strategy across Del Monte’s portfolio of 17 brands, such as Del Monte, Contadina, College Inn, Milk-Bone, 9Lives, and Kibbles ‘n Bits.

Doug is recognized as a thought leader in digital marketing, brand advertising, and ad-tech. His leadership and achievements have garnered several industry awards, such as Cannes Cyber Lion, Yahoo!’s Big Idea Chair, Effie, and a London International Award. Doug frequently speaks at industry events such as iMedia, OMMA, IAB, ANA and CEB. Doug’s thought-leadership, insights and articles have appeared in various online publications such as Forbes, AdExchanger, and MediaPost, where is a regular contributor.

Select career highlights:

  • Transformed Del Monte digital marketing across 17 brands and gained market share
  • Built and lead the team that delivered >30% growth for Tribal DDB’s McDonald’s business
  • Created agency playbook for fully integrated/cross-media strategy at Tribal DDB
  • Doubled Yahoo! Messenger ad revenue in less than one year


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  1. March 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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