JULIE MADEN | OWNER
I'm a firm believer in continued-education. I'd easily become a full-time student for the rest of my life if I could. But I unfortunately had to come to the realization that my bank account wouldn't allow it after my master's degree.
I think that's why I'm so attracted to social media however, it never stays the same for even a single day. There is a never-ending list of things to learn, teach, create, there is always more that could be done. In order to be good at social media, you must continue to teach yourself new things and stay on top of the latest trends.
I got my Bachelor's degree in New Media Communications in Corvallis, Oregon (Go OSU Beavers!) and then went abroad to England to focus on an international master's degree in Strategic Communications and Public Relations (aka, how to talk to people all around the world and get them to trust in you). I focused on consumer-facing projects and studies, wanting to understand how brands can use digital communications can teach, educate, and nurture relationships with consumers. The best part? I was working along side it, getting experience within my degree and continuing to challenge myself.
When I left my full-time job to head across the ocean to the the United Kingdom, I was asked to stay on as an independent contractor. One client led to another connection, to another brand collaboration, to another influencer relationship and it wasn't long before it was clear to make this my full-time gig. I was networking my way through the communities I was working in, grabbing new opportunities for clients, and developing strategies that work.
I've worked with global brands and managed international teams. I've developed social communities at a global level, and communities that continue to grow. I've doubled following sizes, and built campaigns for brand messages, new products, and evergreen opportunities. I've created a wonderful network around me that is trustworthy, hard-working, influential, and creators for my clients.
In my personal life; I love photography, hiking, coffee, wine, and fresh air. I'm enjoying life with my partner-in-crime, a sweet British man named Liam. I recharge with alone time and love a lazy Sunday morning. I'm simple, I like simple.
Whether it's just freeing up some of your time, helping you reach a specific goal, or even just handling it all - I'm ready to chat about social media whenever you are.