Douglas Quintal

Senior Executive-in-Residence
Pronouns: (He/Him/His)
Douglas Quintal

Doug Quintal is a Senior Executive-in-Residence in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College. He received his MA in IMC from Emerson College and his BA in Anthropology from Bates College. Doug teaches courses in Branding, Digital and Social Media Marketing, and Digital Music Marketing. His research, which combines his two passions -branding and heavy metal- culminated in the publication of his first book, Full Metal Branding: How Heavy Metal Can Make Us Better Marketers, Brand Strategists, and Entrepreneurs in September, 2023.

Doug has served in various capacities within the Department of Marketing Communication including: Graduate Program Director, Undergraduate Program Director, and Internship Coordinator. He also coached the school's national advertising competition team and led them to five New England District championships and second, third and fifth place finishes at the National Student Advertising Competition. Prior to joining the faculty at Emerson, Douglas served in various marketing communication positions for Virgin Records, Rogers & Cowan, Hard Rock CafĂ©, Braithwaite & Katz, and ran his own comedy club at Charles Playhouse in Boston.

Doug is the proud father of two children, a published concert photographer, and the creator of Black Mass BBQ Sauce. He is an avid singer-songwriter, runner, and Boston Bruins fan. Most weekends, he can be found in an area mosh pit.



B.A., Bates College
M.A., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Branding