About

Building a business is hard work.

julia-js-about2You know, cause you’re doing it too.

And you’re smart, because you know that social media is a powerful tool for connecting with customers.

The only problem is you’re really busy.

Here’s where I come in: I can help you stand out on social media.

I’ll attract your audience, build your brand and connect with your customers online so you can focus on building your business.

We’ll work together so that you can learn how to show up online as your true self in order to build real relationships on social media.

I’ll help inspire you to be more raw and real because the world needs more authenticity online.

By night, I am the founder of Bravery Beats, a coaching consultancy with a knack for helping online entrepreneurs stand out and make noise on social media.

By day, I proudly serve as the Social Media Director at Telesco Creative Group, a full-service marketing and creative agency in Buffalo. (If you’re located in Buffalo and need some help, give us a call.) 

 I am also the proud founder of Gluten-Free Good Neighbor, a blog dedicated to helping individuals more easily adapt to the gluten-free lifestyle.

Prior to entering the agency side, I served as the Digital Marketing Manager at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership where I was responsible for website development, social media and content marketing.

Before being promoted to Digital Marketing Manager, I worked as the Content Marketing Specialist. In this role, I successfully increased traffic to the organization’s website by over 100 percent, and increased engagement on Twitter by 115 percent through the creation of a content editorial calendar, content and social media marketing strategy.

In March 2015, I was selected as one of 80 individuals to participate in Seth Godin’s Ruckusmakers workshop. This experience ignited a flame within me.

I felt inspired to start helping others build their personal brands and businesses through creative, strategic digital marketing.

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Before working at Buffalo’s regional chamber of commerce, I worked for The Buffalo News as the Digital Project Coordinator. Throughout my time at The Buffalo News, I developed an interest in using data as a way to shape a social media marketing strategy. I also started blogging and learning more about inbound marketing.

I became fascinated by the multitude of ways that blogging enabled me to connect with people all over the world; my blog became an outlet to share information and advice, and help other people solve their problems.

Feeling a need to give back, in 2012 I started volunteering for The Senase Project, a nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty through community development in Ghana. Throughout my volunteership, I enabled the organization to grow its presence on social media and implemented the Sponsor A Student program, which has provided financial and emotional support to 13 students at the Akatim Village School.

A graduate of the University at Buffalo‘s 3-2 program, I have my BS and MBA with a concentration in marketing.

My values: bravery, transparency, creativity, self-awareness and honesty.

My passions: learning, social media marketing, blogging, yoga, photography and making a ruckus.

Where else have you seen or heard me?  Check out my featured page.

Contact me to find out how we can strengthen your social media presence.