Who We Are


eatsouthern marketing is a digital media firm passionate about food.  Our mission is  to drive business for our clients in the culinary industry by telling their stories through social media and public relations.  We believe a picture tells a thousand words, and therefore creative, beautiful photography is at the heart of our messaging.  The magic in good branding lies in the ability to know our clients, to understand their culture, and to share this narrative with the world.  We are in this business because we live and breathe food culture, we geek out with social media and technology, and believe our talents in writing and photography can make a difference for our clients.

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Bethany Cooper

Bethany Cooper:  Author of the food blog http:\\eatsouthern.blogspot.com, Bethany originally hails from New England where she grew up on the southern coast of Massachusetts to a family of seafood fanatics.  She learned early on that happiness can truly be derived from a juicy fried clam belly, a fresh raw oyster, a bowl of steamers or garlicy mussels, and of course in the knuckle of a Maine lobster claw.  As an adult her travels and tastes expanded and now as a transplant to Mississippi, she has come to know delight in all things pork, in locally grown sweet potatoes and grits.  Yoga and long walks are mainstays in her life.  Her professional background revolves around relationship development – from her technology sales and recruiting background to her roles in higher education.  She believes in joy, hard work, and above all else, passion.  Bethany was recently named on of the Top 50 Business Women in Mississippi.

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Mark Yacovone

Mark Yacovone:   Food and Culture photographer, Mark Yacovone hails from New England and currently resides in Oxford, Mississippi.  Mark’s photographs have been published in Il Blues, an Italian Quarterly of Music Culture, Atlanta Magazine, and Living Blues, America’s first blues publication, published by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.  Mark is also the pianist for the Thacker Mountain Radio Show, a live, unrehearsed radio show broadcast from the Oxford square each Thursday and rebroadcast on Mississippi Public Radio.