Anyone 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 🙂
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 contract 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.
My current community involvement includes:
Ibis Foundation Board (2018-present)
Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Board (2017-present)
Professional Women of Statesboro (Member 2013-present; Secretary 2017; Programs Chair 2018)
Blue Mile Foundation, Marketing Committee (2016-present)
Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce
Statesboro Homes for Heroes
America’s Best Communities – Statesboro Campaign
The Tyson Foundation Board (2015-2017)
I have also been featured on the following websites:
Honors I’ve been blessed to receive:
ConnectBoro Best Choice Awards 2018, Best Social Media Marketing Company, Best Website Design Company, Best Twitter Feed
ConnectBoro Best Choice Awards 2017, Best Website Design Company
Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy, Class of 2016-2017
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
Leadership Bulloch, Class of 2008
I am married to Ben Edwards and we have two daughters. We are active members of First Baptist Church Statesboro.