A no nonsense, fluff free, “unexpert” marketer and social media therapist who’s making a difference one business owner at a time. I am a New Jersey native currently hailing in the great State of Ohio with a passion (addiction) for all things digital.
I am a diversified marketing strategist with 13 years of sales and business development experience. Currently, I am working as Marketing Director / Social Media Strategist for Sunbelt Business Advisors of Miami Valley — part of the Sunbelt Network, the largest international Business Brokerage firm with over 250 offices worldwide. This role has allowed me to get knee deep into the latest communication trends, embrace them and help our firm to become more relevant in a fast changing business climate. In addition to my role at Sunbelt, I am a consultant for several companies in Dayton and the voice and insight behind many Non-Profits across the region. As a member and volunteer, I am currently working with the Dayton Tool and Manufacturing Association (DTMA), The Greater Dayton Advertising Assoc., March of Dimes Miami Valley Division and the Dayton Chapter of the American Marketing Association to efficiently capture their vision and mission, as well as drive membership to these great organizations by vivifying their social media strategies. My philosophy is simple, “Engage. Not to replace your traditional marketing efforts, but rather to reinvent them as well as your brand. Your relevance in an evolving business climate depends on it. Social Media provides a limitless bridge to make direct connections and it is these relationships that will determine your success. Engage. Connect. Succeed.” Or more simply put, “relax, its just talking”.
Dayton is a great city and one which I have made relationships that I will value throughout my career and lifetime. New Media Dayton is a high energy, tech savvy group and when all in a room together – conversation becomes an art form. I can be heard or tuned out daily on Twitter – @shanadouglas whichever you prefer 😉 or my Blogumentary at digitalseamstress.weebly.com.