When you work with an agency partner who understands your business, who masters your voice and your messaging, and who feels like a seamless extension of your team ... it's like rocket fuel for your organization (or, to quote Bette Midler, it's the wind beneath your wings.)
Having that kind of relationship with your marketing agency means better communication, fresh new ideas, an aligned vision, and a powerful engine driving your marketing efforts.
The perfect-fit agency can help you do more than you ever thought possible.
At Clariant Creative, this is our vision for you. We live out this vision every day by staying true to the values that set us apart. We know that together, we can do amazing things.
We are serious about doing amazing work for you. We focus on the details and throw ourselves whole-heartedly into every project.
We believe doing great work can be fun. We love working together. We smile, laugh, and tell a LOT of corny jokes
We are transparent with you, which means we communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully.
We want you to not simply succeed, but to achieve things you never thought possible. So, we actively look for opportunities to do more and help lift you to new heights.
We know you have a full plate and big goals, so we proactively make working together as easy as possible. We’re always looking for ways to make your life easier.
Founder & Chief StrategistView Bio
I love to write. I’m also a total grammar freak and a bit of a Type A personality, too. And I passionately believe that conversational, approachable and insightful content can help my clients solve real problems for their customers and make a real difference in the world.
Throughout my career, I’ve written marketing communications for companies of every size, from Aon Corporation to Zano Hair Salon. I also bring a strong business and analytics background, with a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Michigan State University. As a result, I excel at breaking down large quantities of data and connecting the dots, so that we can tell the right story in the right way.
When I’m not dreaming up new ways to share information with impact, you can find me enjoying family time at our lake house in Michigan (if it’s summertime), cross-country skiing (if it’s wintertime), or taking long hikes with our dog (anytime).
Director of Creative ServicesView Bio
If I had a quarter for every time someone said, "You have SUCH a way with words," I’d be sitting on my own private beach right now. From my early days as a kid reading Archie comics to my work today, the written word has always been my passion.
After a decade in public relations and communications, I shifted to copywriting and content marketing. I’ve since written everything from Very Serious Business Copy for SaaS companies to blogs exploring the cultural and biological underpinnings of earwax.
At Clariant Creative, I love exploring the psychology of clients’ target markets and figuring out what emotions cause them to take action, and then creating the copy and content that speaks to the brain and the heart.
My home base is a teeeeny-tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, and when I’m not writing, I can be found playing my fiddle, hanging out with my family, or geeking out to all things Star Wars.
Inbound Marketing SpecialistView Bio
I’m a HubSpot power user with 11 certifications (and counting!), along with more than a decade of digital sales and inbound marketing experience. Rest assured, I can bring order to your inbound needs. Colleagues and clients have even dubbed me a “digital marketing therapist” thanks to my ability to build effective solutions, solve sticky problems, and enable data-focused growth.
Community-building is a longstanding passion of mine, and I am an ardent believer in empowering women to utilize technology to build the career of their dreams.
To that end, I am the co-host and co-founder of the podcast Lady Tech Charmers, which focuses on women in technology and female leadership. I am a founding board member of the non-profit Carolina Women in Tech (CWIT).
One of my recent proudest accomplishments is launching the annual Charlotte Student Entrepreneur Summit to inspire high school students to explore entrepreneurship.
Gardening is part of my creative process, while hula hooping and yoga keep me balanced.
Inbound Marketing SpecialistView Bio
After choosing Food Marketing as my college major based on my love of food, I realized I had a knack for the marketing part, too! Aside from all things food and cooking-related, I’m passionate about creating content to help companies and brands educate, connect, and build trust with their target audience.
With nearly a decade of client-side marketing experience, I’ve been in our customers’ shoes. I’ve worn multiple hats at an early-stage start-up, proved the value of inbound marketing at an enterprise software company, and partnered with global sales organizations to hit revenue goals.
I love to take on big-picture strategic planning projects, as well as dig into tactical day-to-day problem solving. I’m excited to use my learnings to support clients in their own sales and marketing journeys.
Though I’ve lived in New England for most of my life, I’ve traveled to 26 states and 21 countries, and am always planning my next adventure. I also enjoy yoga, running the occasional half-marathon or 5k, and reading, preferably on a sunny beach or by the pool.
Lead DesignerView Bio
I started my career designing and maintaining websites over 20 years ago. Shortly after receiving my Marketing degree from Loyola University in Chicago, I was hired as a graphic designer for a small company. I soon found myself in the role of webmaster, at which point I taught myself how to code. Although I've always considered myself the creative type, I discovered I have a real knack for the technical side of marketing as well.
This means I’m able to look at all perspectives as I help clients create a unified, impactful presence across their branding, website, content, social media and more. My favorite moment is introducing an idea that might not have occurred to the client – and that hits a home run for us.
When I’m not busy designing and developing, I’m probably heading off to hot yoga, taking my dogs for a walk, or watching a Cubs or Blackhawks game with my husband and two daughters.
Lead Content WriterView Bio
As a content writer, I get a kick out of helping clients build their authority and grow their brands. Nothing beats digging into the work of helping clients achieve their objectives with content that’s equal parts interesting, relevant and persuasive. I’ve had a blast working with healthcare IT and study abroad organizations, manufacturers, SaaS companies and others. It’s hard to imagine doing anything else.
The key to happiness in this kind of work is adaptability, one of my three big takeaways from a 20-year run in daily journalism. I worked as both a sportswriter and copy editor; no two days were ever the same. The second big takeaway is readability. The trick there is to write quickly but in an engaging style that entertains even as it informs. And the third takeaway? Accountability. That’s ingrained from nights on the copy desk, where precision, attribution and clarity form a triad for publishing responsibly.
Portland, Maine, is now home, after a start near Boston and stops in Connecticut and Northern Virginia. (Yes, sometimes my Boston accent sneaks through. Whatevuh.) When I’m not writing, I hang with my family, spar with our boxer, Dempsey, and obsess about soccer and Marvel Comics published in the 1970s.
Content WriterView Bio
I’ve been a writer since elementary school, where I “published” handmade reference books for the school library. My passion now is writing customized, targeted content for clients who appreciate the power of the written word. Over the past 20 years, I’ve been a copyeditor for an international brokerage firm, a technical writer for a government contractor, an in-house sales and marketing writer for an event planning firm, and a freelance copywriter serving a wide range of businesses.
Great content works wonders, engaging readers and encouraging them to take action. I truly enjoy creating that content with Clariant Creative, as we help clients develop strategic messages that help them reach new markets and pave the way for growth.
When I’m not writing, this recent Texas transplant is learning to say “y’all” in the right context. I also enjoy spending time exploring our new home state with my husband, two kids and Carolina Dog.
Content WriterView Bio
In my five-plus years as a writer specializing in inbound marketing, I’ve written content for industries I didn’t even know existed – from hypnotherapy to bed bug control to everything in between.
Along with outstanding writing skills, success as an inbound marketing writer requires a deep curiosity and a willingness to ask questions and seek out answers. I strive to understand my clients’ businesses almost as well as they do, so I can genuinely represent their voices and expertise in my writing.
Prior to becoming an inbound marketing writer, the eight years I spent as a newspaper reporter and editor sharpened my research abilities and instilled in me a rock-solid belief in the sanctity of deadlines.
After a year-long adventure in rural France, I recently settled in Michigan.
Content WriterView Bio
Before I discovered I wanted to write B2B inbound copy for a living, I travelled with the circus, climbed the Swiss Alps, fought in the Falklands War and slept through a live performance of Swan Lake.
I wrote my first piece of B2B copy in 1991. That’s not a typo. Today, I write B2B inbound copy for Clariant Creative’s technology clients, where I specialize in translating tech-speak into English.
I share the Clariant Creative commitment to writing copy that moves leads along a buyer journey toward a sale, and I enjoy helping our clients use inbound marketing to attract, convert, engage and close customers.
When I am not writing blog posts, case studies, landing pages and lead magnets, I’m likely out and about with my DSLR camera, looking for buildings with interesting lines, shadows and colors to capture.
Digital Media SpecialistView Bio
My long love affair with marketing began with advertisements in comic books during the 80's. I have fond memories of shopping via comic book ads and then waiting weeks and checking the mailbox every day after school for the package. There is nothing like the joy of discovering something new, and I view marketing as the road that leads to such discoveries.
Over the past decade, I have focused growing marketing ROI for multinational corporations in the shipping and energy industries. Today, I leverage my experience with data, analytics, and digital advertising to help my clients capture the fullest results possible. I particularly love the close working relationships my clients and I build together.
When I’m not doing awesome marketing things, I like to read: books, comics, periodicals … you name it, I will read it! I also like spending time with my family and dog, although sometimes not in that order.
Marketing AssistantView Bio
Marketing has been a passion since taking a few marketing classes at my high school. I knew I wanted to further explore the marketing field in real life and am excited at the opportunity this summer to work with the Clariant Creative team. I am learning the ins and outs of inbound marketing through HubSpot certifications, exposure to clients, mentorship from Clariant Creative’s Inbound Marketing Specialists, and even by creating my own campaign.
I am a rising senior at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL, and I love analyzing data, creating content, and learning all I can.
When I’m not expanding my marketing skills, you can find me playing lacrosse, binge-watching Netflix, or spending time with my friends and family.