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My Vision Board. If your company is involved in any aspect of triple-bottom-line sustainability, I'd like to tell your amazing stories to your multiple stakeholders. I deliver on-time, on-target copy/content that meets your business or editorial goals. Click the photo to see my LinkedIn profile (including recommendations from some of my bosses or clients on some of the projects pictured in this portfolio).
Young Inmates Doing Thyme in the Prison Garden - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
On a football-field-sized stretch of land beside the Walton County Jail in tiny Monroe, Ga., a tractor tiller turned weed-choked rows of red clay slowly, methodically, unleashing the earthy smell of hope and the clean, blank slate of spring. At the edge of the field, a group of men in black-and-white striped uniforms awaited instructions with a guard under an evergreen, its shade a promise of future luxury when the sure-to-be-blazing sun of a Southern summer makes working in the elements…
Conceived, launched, and co-directed (along with my older daughter when she was six) a 501(c)3 non-profit named Hattitudes that gave new hats to more than 4,000 girls with cancer at 6 major children's hospitals nationwide (no, my daughter did not have cancer--this idea came up when I wrote for the American Cancer Society and she said let's do it, so we did). Thanks to Braindance for designing the brochure pro-bono (with my daughter's logo illustration, and my writing).
Hired by Cox Enterprise's Kudzu. com to write 101 Marketing Tips with Pattie Baker (targeted toward small businesses and featured in Kudzu's Business Success Center online). Click photo to see it.
This brochure about bar codes encouraged UPS business customers to custom-create ones integrated with UPS systems. Believe me, this project screamed "boring" when it started, and ended up being a terrific example of what fresh thinking can do to liven up a marketing communications approach and achieve desired objectives. Big thanks to Rick Grimsley and Edward Jett at Deep Design and the terrific photographer, Jerry Burns, and especially to my boss at the time, Amy Rubin, who let me run with…