Meet Mandy

IMG_4454Anyone who knows me knows I really don’t like talking about myself. I’d rather find out more about you! However since this page is for you to get to know¬†me, I step out of my comfort zone ūüôā

I have always had a desire to help others. After 10+ years in sales and marketing, I branched out in 2011 on my own to start ME Marketing Services.

How did I get to now? It all started when I graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in General Business & Marketing in 2001.  Go Dawgs!

As an undergraduate at UGA, I was involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries (formerly known as the Baptist Student Union) where I established their first website and was responsible for media for the weekly worship gathering.  While in business school, I served as Pledge President and later Vice President of Pi Sigma Epsilon Marketing Fraternity, helping our chapter win national recognition at the 2001 National PSE Conference in Dallas, Texas.

After graduating, I worked in the newspaper advertising industry for almost 5 years before serving as the local Marketing Director for our Chick-fil-A Restaurant. ¬†After taking a break from full-time work when I become a mom for the second time, I took on the marketing for the local franchise of Bruster’s Ice Cream where I got the opportunity to present at their corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on local store marketing.

After receiving several inquires for contact marketing services, I dove head-first into entrepreneurship and started ME Marketing Services in June 2011.

My heart is in serving businesses. I work continually to educate myself in the latest in social media and digital marketing – from apps, tools, Terms of Service changes to platform changes. I always have a pulse on what is going on. I serve businesses in consulting, training and managing social media. And in the last few years we’ve expanded and added website design, incorporating a side project into a full-time business offering.

As the business has grown, so has my expertise and it’s been noticed.¬†I am currently a contributing author on social media and digital marketing¬†to the websites¬†Steamfeed, Social Media Today, Business2Community, and¬†The Southern C.

Through my business I’ve been able to be involved in many great projects and organizations, all listed below.

With the fabulous Mark Schaefer, March 2015

With the fabulous Mark Schaefer, March 2015

My current community involvement includes:

Lynda William Brannen Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy, Class of 2016-2017
The Tyson Foundation
Board
Leadership Bulloch, Class of 2008
Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce
Professional Women of Statesboro
Statesboro Homes for Heroes
America’s Best Communities – Statesboro Campaign

I have also been featured on the following websites:

Mark Schaefer’s {grow}, July 2014 & April 2015
Huffington Post, April 2014
Forbes, September 2013
Crain’s Chicago Business, May 2013

Honors I’ve been blessed to receive:

University of Georgia’s Top 40 Under 40 Alumni for 2016
Listed as a Top 100 Social Media Power Influencer by StatSocial, 2015
Statesboro Herald’s Top 20 Under 40, 2013

I am married to Ben Edwards and we have two daughters. We are active members of First Baptist Church Statesboro.