Digital Marketing Consultant and Webby-nominated Copywriter

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Thanks for stopping by. If we were chatting over lattes, I'd probably show you pictures of my three sweet boys, tell you what's next on my bucket list, and ask you too many questions about yourself. As for my work, it was never about social media for me. It wasn't about likes and comments and retweets and fans and followers. Any past client of mine will tell you it has been -- and always will be -- about community and connection. Tell your brand's story authentically and creatively, and the likes and retweets will come.

I suppose you could say connection is at the core of who I am. I travel to connect with other cultures. I write to connect with my own thoughts. I read to connect with others' thoughts. I cook to connect over a shared love of food. I speak (and text a lot) to connect with those I care about. And I work -- tirelessly -- to connect your audience to the heartbeat of your brand.

What's your brand's special sauce?

Let's tell the world about it. I believe in making your business better by telling your story in a compelling and unique way, by listening closely to what your audience is saying, and by using an authentic approach to grow your online community. I believe that social media is a vital extension of your brand's identity, and from strategy development to daily execution, I take a holistic approach to help integrate it in to your overarching goals. It starts -- and ends -- with connecting people to people.

Content Creation
Social Media Strategy and Execution
Community Building and Influencer Outreach
Audience Listening
Campaign Building
Email Marketing
Partnership Management

what they're saying...

  • “Taryn is a rare find – a freelancer who is a creative writer, a clear communicator, and a deadline-driven professional all at once. Despite the fact that we work on different sides of the country and in different time zones, her deliveries are reliably on-time, seamless, and require minimal editing, week after week. Taryn’s strong work ethic and creative pitches for audience engagement strategies have made her an indispensable member of my team.”
    J.B., Senior Social Media Manager
    Smithsonian Channel
  • “I had the pleasure of working with Taryn in the creation and development of a national campaign launched across multiple digital mediums. With a very tight turnaround time, Taryn was able to produce creative, fresh ideas with lightning speed and was a true strategic partner throughout the entire process. Taryn was flexible and responsive, met any challenges or barriers with a positive attitude, and stayed engaged with the campaign through the launch and wrap-up to ensure the project was a success. We look forward to working with Taryn again soon.”
    J.S., Marketing and Expansion Director
    Net Impact
  • “I enjoyed working with Taryn because she immediately understood my frustrations as a small business owner and helped me put together a strategy to address our social media challenges. She provided thoughtful analysis of our current efforts, and recommendations that were meaningful and actionable.”
    Claudia Volpi, Owner
    Superga SF
  • “Taryn completely understood my situation and developed and executed a social media strategy for me that was painless. She's an excellent communicator and a patient teacher with an abundance of kindness, good humor, and experience.”
    Justine Shapiro
    Filmmaker and Nonprofit Founder
  • “Taryn is a great writer and has fantastic ideas. She doesn't require much oversight and is a self-starter who generates new content readily and easily without being asked. She has endless innovative ideas for viral campaigns, is extremely well-versed in social media platforms and the best ways to use them, and she's as diligent and reliable as they come.”
    Debbie Heimowitz, Vice President of Marketing
    Square Panda
  • “I worked with Taryn on delivering social media benefits to sponsors of the annual Net Impact conference, and she was an absolute delight to work with. She partnered with me to build a robust plan that would deliver value to our sponsors and allow them to share their work with conference attendees and our broader network. Taryn is professional, patient, creative, and a really great listener. She has a great command of social media, knows what resonates best with our millennial/gen z audience, and understands which platforms meet our needs. I really appreciated having Taryn as a partner on our conference, and I would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
    Kate K., Director of Partner and Funder Relations
    Net Impact
  • “I had the profound pleasure of working with Taryn on building and executing a comprehensive marketing plan for the 2019 Net Impact Conference. Taryn is more than just a digital marketing specialist- she's a marketing strategist who can lead teams and keep a marketing plan on track. She not only provided high level oversight to our social media firm, she wrote database emails that achieved very high open rates, she handled grassroots local media inquiries and initiated media sponsorships with key companies that covered our conference. Taryn's efforts resulted in a 40% increase in year over year paid ticket sales for the Conference, plus onsite social media engagement that caused our event to trend on twitter many times throughout a three-day window. Taryn is an absolute joy to have on a marketing team- she's professional, committed, capable, kind and self-sufficient. Everyone on our team loved working with her.”
    Alissa H., Project Manager and Philanthropic Advisor
    Circle of Life

let's talk!

Thanks so much for your interest in working together. Let's connect so I can hear more about your business!

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