Since 2008, a unique mix of brands ranging from global corporation to local startup and covering a wide range of industries and business models have trusted me to strategize and execute their marketing efforts, both online and offline. Career beginnings in newspaper journalism and business communication have provided a solid foundation of skills and experiences that are still applicable in my professional work as a team leader, marketing consultant, and project manager, today. I am passionate about the ever-changing impact technology is having on the marketing landscape, and driven to continually learn, lead, and achieve both personally, and for every brand and business I represent and support. Over the course of my career my writing has been recognized, I have led or contributed to major brand identity and rebranding exercises, brainstormed and built numerous websites, online presences and marketing programs from scratch, and taken great pride in seeing businesses transform from traditionally offline into thriving, engaging digital entities designed for sustained growth and success. Specialties: Writing, editing, and business communication. Website development and management. Strategic leadership. Online/digital marketing. Social media marketing and community management. Blogs. Search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine marketing (SEM). Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. Paid advertising. Mobile optimization. E-Commerce. Direct marketing. E-mail marketing. Market research and competitive analysis. Event planning. Coaching and mentoring.