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Inside Princeton helps local companies secure and retain the most competitive professional talent by providing one-on-one guidance to life in the Princeton area.

We give local employers a unique advantage by addressing the personal side of employment. As you extend important offers and begin onboarding, let us address your talent's critical questions about getting acclimated and making the most of our community. We offer insights into everything from local schools to real estate, from medical to legal and professional services. Along with what to do for fun.

Throughout founder Bob Denby's professional career, he's engaged with senior executives at global brands. In representing the best of our local community, our team is well-prepared to represent you. 

From a Candidate:

“22 years ago, while living in MN, I got a call from a recruiter, and she put me in touch with the prospective employer: Bob Denby. I felt hesitant. But I was taken by how mellow and gracious he was. When I visited, he took me on the most wonderful tour, and over the course of the three hours we spent together, I was sold on Princeton and ready to start a new life.” 

    

– Chris Pouler

Principal, CPdesign 

Former Sr. Design Director, Jack Morton Exhibits

PRAISE FOR BOB DENBY

From Human Resources:

"Putting Bob directly in touch with a finalist for an open position was always a smart move. He could answer virtually any question about the Princeton area, and his genuine and warm nature makes people instantly feel comfortable. More than once, he made the difference in persuading a great candidate to accept our offer."

    

– Rachel Vingsness

VP HR Director,

Jack Morton Worldwide

From a Hiring Manager:

“In my role as Project Manager, I regularly interviewed and worked to recruit the best new members for our team. Bob was always my “go-to” resource for candidates’ questions about Princeton—he knows everyone and everything about the area! And he always served as a great career mentor to me. Anyone would be lucky to benefit from his ideas and advice.”

    

– Jody Weber

SVP, Bank of America

Former Project Manager, Jack Morton Exhibits

Learn About the Team

About Bob Denby

Bob has lived in the Princeton area since 1974, establishing deep roots in the community while raising his family and founding a thriving business. He launched Inside Princeton in 2016 to share his passion for local life.

Bob grew up in NYC and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker. (In 1972, Bob filmed the presidential campaign of Brooklyn congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for the White House.) Today, his storyteller's instinct continues to guide him as he introduces newcomers to local life in Princeton.

Bob spent his first five years in the community teaching Photography and English at Princeton Day School, where he founded the varsity golf and squash programs. Along with his wife, Kate (also a teacher and educational administrator), he became deeply knowledgeable about local schools. Together, they saw their own three sons educated in the area.

In 1979, Bob struck out in a new directionfounding his own event marketing company, Denby Associates, headquartered in Princeton. Over the next 20 years, the company grew from a boutique firm to a nationally-recognized agency with an additional office in Atlanta. In 1999, it was acquired by the international Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) and became a specialized practice within global experiential marketing leader Jack Morton Worldwide.

 

Bob remained at the helm of his Princeton-based team for the next 14 years as part of Jack Morton. He worked closely with leaders from global brands like Intel, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America and the National Football League. Equally satisfying was his time spent mentoring young staffers, many of whom have gone on to launch their own careers in related fields.

Throughout this history, Bob developed strong ties with other Princeton business owners and entrepreneurs. He became involved with local cultural/charitable organizations, starting with the Arts Council of Princeton, for which he served as a board member. Today, Bob and Kate are active supporters of the Morven Museum & Garden. They have raised puppies for The Seeing Eye for the past 12 years, appearing regularly at local schools and community organizations to give presentations with their puppies in training. 

 

When he isn't working, Bob practices yoga and indulges his lifelong love of golf at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club.

About Barbara Webb

Barbara Webb has lived and worked in the Princeton area for over 20 years.

 

For the past 13 years, Barbara served as Development Director at the Historical Society of Princeton and, most recently, Morven Museum & Garden. As a fundraiser and special events specialist for two of Princeton’s most important historical organizations, she nurtured strong relationships across Princeton-area businesses (small and large), as well as other non-profit organizations.

 

Barbara and her husband Jim (Princeton ‘70), an artist, live in Hopewell. Their three children, now grown, are the products of Princeton area private and public schools where Barbara spent many years as a volunteer, including serving as head of the upper-school parents association at Princeton Day School. She attended Curry College.

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