Welcome to Savvy-Writer!
My name is Amandah Blackwell, and I offer Content Marketing and Digital Marketing Consulting, specifically in the areas of SEO web content writing, direct response copywriting, eCommerce, email marketing, SEO, marketing communications, and social media.
This page is intended to answer any questions you may have about hiring me as your content and digital marketing consultant for your business and give you an overview of who I am.
How Does an Accounting and Management Major Become a Digital Marketer?
My formal education includes a Master of Science, Management degree, two accounting degrees, and a graphic design certification. So how the heck did I get into content and digital marketing?
In August 2007, solo traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and wrote an article about it.
In September 2007, I moved to Chandler, Arizona.
Around the end of 2007, I noticed a job posting for a blogger with a travel writing website and submitted my article, resume, and graphic design portfolio.
The owners liked my work and hired me as their blogger, and this is how fell into the world of content and digital marketing.
Not exactly. It’s just the beginning.
Why Hire Me as Your Content & Digital Marketing Consultant?
It’s a fact that businesses hire freelance content writers and copywriters.
Throughout my career, I’ve written a variety of content, from web pages to eCommerce product copy, email copy, infographic copy, eBooks, case studies, social media content, presentations, and more.
I’ve also created many plans and strategies and content calendars, audited and managed websites, helped to develop eCommerce sites, and more.
The next step was to take my knowledge and share it with business owners and entrepreneurs who may need help developing a plan and strategy for your digital marketing, including:
- Email marketing
- Content writing
- Direct response copywriting
- Social media marketing
Want to know something else? Ready? I’m not your typical consultant or copywriter.
Okay, I work in my home office. But, I also like being around people.
I stay on top of trends (what’s hot, what’s not) and keep my finger on the pulse of Google, content and digital marketing, marketing & PR, email marketing, eCommerce, and social media because it’s my job to know what is and is not going on.
You might be wondering who I’ve worked with. What have I done? Here’s a short list:
• HalogenTV.com, AZ Lifestyle Magazine, L.A. Design Concepts, and Catalogs.com, to name a few.
• Contributing author on Media Magnetism: How to Attract the Favorable Publicity You Want and Deserve. June 2012. Published by Outskirts Press, Inc. Edited by Christina Hamlett.
• Co-author of Color Your Life: Daily Meditations for the Creative Soul. Published under the pen name Celeste Teylar with Nascent Digital Press, LLC. December 2012. I also co-authored:
- Your Inner Child: Daily Meditations for the Young at Heart Soul
- The Seussification of Life: Daily Meditations for the Movin’ & Groovin’ Soul
Publishing dates March 2013.
FYI: Do you like movies? I do. I was an ‘extra’ in the movie “Middle Men” starring James Caan, Luke Wilson, and Giovanni Ribisi. It was a cool experience!
I believe in giving back and volunteer my time and writing services.
I moved back to Ohio in 2010 and began volunteering with the Parma Animal Shelter, located in Parma, Ohio, in October 2012. I started as a cat care specialist and moved into the roles of shift leader and adoption counselor. In July 2013, I became the social media coordinator and marketing and PR liaison. I even wrote grants, too. In 2014, I was elected co-chair of communications, and in 2015 I became a business/communications consultant. However, in August 2016, I made the decision to resign because I outgrew my position and felt I went as far as I could go within the organization. It was a pleasure to serve the community and be a part of a nonprofit that goes above and beyond their mission.
Since I love to teach and share my knowledge, I volunteer with Junior Achievement-Cleveland. I teach elementary, middle and high school students various courses from JA Our Families® to JA Be Entrepreneurial®. Teaching the students and interacting with them is rewarding. It’s great to see their confidence and skills grow throughout the term of courses.
I grew up in Ohio, but in September 2007 I moved to Chandler, AZ. Since I was new to the state, I wanted to get involved in the community, so I volunteered with The Arizona Humane Society as a dog walker, camp counselor, and events representative.
I loved meeting and greeting the public; it was fun. I spoke with community members and kids in the camp programs about how they could help to get animal protection laws passed. I also provided the public with information on how to adopt a shelter pet.
I also volunteered at Changing Hands Bookstore, located in Tempe, AZ, and assisted with author and kids events. I met many authors and celebrities; it was fun and exciting. It provided me with the opportunity to see what it takes to put a successful event together. I also learned what it’s like to organize an author book tour.
Take These Steps Now
Not only do I help business owners straighten out or develop their content and digital marketing, but I also help busy B2B and B2C marketing departments and media agencies with their overflow of content. Yes, I still write SEO web content, direct response copy, and eBooks, but I’m very selective about projects.
Contact me today to get a content marketing and digital marketing strategy that will attract new clients or customers and keep the current ones satisfied and coming back for more.
If you need help with SEO web content writing, direct response copywriting, or marketing communications, I can help with that too.
Isn’t it time for you to take your time back so that you may focus on growing your business?
I’ll contact you immediately to arrange a time for us to speak about your writing projects.
Watch your email. If you haven’t heard from me within one week, please check your spam folder and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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