So, it’s the first day of Spring, but I’m still in disbelief. Why? You ask? Because as I write this, it’s 21 degrees outside. I’m definitely not in Kansas – ahem, I mean Texas – anymore. I made a life-altering decision to relocate to Chicago in the Fall of 2012 after 9 years of living in Austin, 3.5 years of writing an entertainment blog, TheRebeccammendations (don’t worry, it’s still alive an kickin’), and 1 year of founding and growing LocalizeAustin, a small business marketing consultancy. As it’s taken me 6 months to realize I’m not the biggest fan of deep dish pizza, to learn the ropes of public transportation, and what it means to have a real winter, I finally feel settled in my new city and home.
I feel lucky to be continuing to work in line with my passion of helping small businesses, creating impactful marketing messages that connect, grow, and create online and offline communities, and immersing myself in the stimulating world of emerging technology as the Content/Social Media Manager at Digital Third Coast here in Chicago. As I not only changed the city that I call home, I also made the major transition from business owner to team-player (and by the way, my team rocks). In the process, I’ve absorbed so much information about the intersection between content marketing, social media, search engine marketing, and media (paid advertising and PR). Since I started this position, almost daily, I jot down ideas for blog post ideas that may not be the best fit for our company blog or my personal entertaining blog.
And so, I’ve revamped the former LocalizeAustin website to become a personal portfolio, a place to connect with others, and a platform for sharing these ideas.
This site is still a work in progress and in pure Rebecca form, I was more anxious to get a blog post out and take my first step towards sharing new ideas than I was to have each page perfectly perfect. And, as I’ve learned from TheRebeccammendations, this site will evolve as I do. So, bear with me while this site is still under construction, and I can’t wait to share and discuss my ideas on purpose, emerging marketing, technology, and small business, and I look forward to your feedback.
I hope that through my writing, I can connect with new industry leaders and visionaries who will challenge me, encourage me, and inspire me to grow personally and professionally.
Thanks for reading, come back soon!