Why hello there. My name is Brittany. I’m glad you have found your way to my corner of the internet. So, where should I start? I guess we can head back to the beginning.
As a child I loved to talk. From what my parents tell me, the only time you could get me to shut up was when we were playing the “Quiet Game”… I rarely won. Communication and story telling quickly became my favourite activities. I wrote tons of short stories, starred in several elementary school plays, and even won a public speaking contest. My speech topic was “Life as a Shoe” (in my defense, I was in grade 6).
It wasn’t until high school when I started to experience the internet. And it definitely wasn’t the internet we have today. This was dial-up. Netscape. AOL chat rooms. Napster. Yes, that kind of internet. But even then, I became fascinated.
I studied Advertising & Marketing in college. Although internet marketing was on the rise during that time, for some reason it wasn’t a huge part of the curriculum. I mean, we had an entire class dedicated to direct mail for pete sake. My quickly evolving passion for online media, led me to websites, forums and blogs, all teaching me how to do everything from set up a website to creating Adsense campaigns. That was it, I was hooked.
Literally the day after graduation I started my first job and began my professional career. For over to 6 years, I had the freedom to execute everything from TV advertising to billboards, and all that’s in between; but my passion was still digital media. Eventually the idea of social media stuck with my company, and I was able to put everything I had taught myself to the test. I created a blog, a twitter account, and facebook page, and started building relationships. Eventually my digital work got noticed, and in 2008 I won a Canadian Agriculture Marketing Association (The Best of CAMA) Award for our e-newsletters.
It wasn’t until November of 2011 when I came to the realize that running my own social media consulting business could be attainable. And shortly after winning the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s “Fresh Award,” I knew it was time. So with a stomach full of butterflies, and a head full of ideas, I set out to make it happen.
Specializing in social media management and marketing was almost a no-brainer, it’s where my passion lies. I had run the social program at Mushrooms Canada for three years, and authored my own personal blog and twitter accounts for almost five, and loved it. But could I really make it happen? Can you start a business on pure passion? Lots of advice, business trips and meetings later, GroupTalk was born.
Long story short, here I am today, working in a field I have a true passion for. Hopefully you’ll get to see my passion and drive firsthand. So take a moment and fill out that “Contact” form below and let’s get to know one another. I’d love to help you realize the power of social media.
★ Canadian Agriculture Marketing Award for Best Electronic Newsletters (2008)
★ Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Regional Award for Agri-Food Innovation-Excellence (2010)
★ Ontario Produce Marketing Association “Fresh Award” (2011)
• Social Media Marketing
• Social Strategy Development
• Social Media Training
• Blogger Outreach
• WordPress Websites
• Direct Email Communication
• Facebook Custom & Contest Tab Design
• Graphic Design
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