The Work I've Done

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I'm a social media strategist with 10 years of experience working on a wide variety of notable brands. Here's a portfolio of my work, including some of the memorable social media campaigns that I've been a part of as well as my favorite creative endeavors.

Steve Retka
Toro is the world’s most trusted name in lawn care products a top brand in turf maintenance for many of the courses around the country. But despite bein… Social Media Strategist, Key Player, Busy Bee, Lawn Care, Baseball Field, Golf Courses, How To Memorize Things, Marketing, Community

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Toro is the world’s most trusted name in lawn care products a top brand in turf maintenance for many of the 15,000 courses around the country. But despite being a key player in the golf market, Toro had no way of speaking to this niche audience directly. We launched @ToroGolf on Twitter to speak with the active Twitter community of golf course superintendents.

A concept design I created for a client report with an emphasis on design. The numbers presented in the report are merely placeholders. Social Media Strategist, Numbers, How To Memorize Things, Campaign, Concept, Create, Ideas, Design, Design Comics

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A concept design I created for a client report with an emphasis on design. The numbers presented in the report are merely placeholders.

Photography is a major passion of mine, and here is a collection of my photos. Social Media Strategist, Stress Relief, My Photos, How To Memorize Things, Bench, Passion, Creative, Photography, Collection

Photography is a major passion of mine, and here is a collection of my photos.

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The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job

The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job - Kindle edition by Morgan, Hannah. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting An Algorithm Social Media Strategist, Announcement, Digital Marketing, How To Memorize Things, Writing, Medium, Twitter, Logos, Instagram

What To Expect When You’re Expecting An Algorithm

By now you’ve heard the news about the little bundle of frustration about to enter your life. Soon, you’ll be welcoming a new algorithm into the social media world. With Twitter upgrading its…

Periscope’s real-time content lab featured in Star Tribune Social Media Strategist, 10 Years, How To Memorize Things, James Harden, Content, Ads, Star, Digital, Conference

Ad agencies create real-time content labs and other digital-focused spaces

From goofy quick hits to testing bigger campaigns, ad firms are jumping in.

A mobile app design concept I made for maurices, a women's retailer and former client. The app features the ability to view outfits and collections, and add individual items to a wish list or digital closet. Social Media Strategist, Mobile App Design, Homescreen, How To Memorize Things, Retail, How To Get, Behance, Concept, Collections

Retail Store App Design

A mobile app design concept for maurices, a women's retailer. The app features the ability to view outfits and collections, and add individual items to a wish list or digital closet.

A 2014 blog post I wrote on LinkedIn titled "Facebook & The Kobayashi Maru" about the importance of reevaluating your approach to Facebook in light of the drop in organic reach was viewed 1.4K times and generated a lot of conversation. Kobayashi Maru, Social Media Strategist, Conversation, How To Memorize Things, Campaign, Organic, Drop, Times, Facebook

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A 2014 blog post I wrote on LinkedIn titled "Facebook & The Kobayashi Maru" about the importance of reevaluating your approach to Facebook in light of the drop in organic reach was viewed 1.4K times and generated a lot of conversation.

A presentation about social media analytics, given at the University of Minnesota Ad Club in Social Media Strategist, Social Media Analytics, University Of Minnesota, How To Memorize Things, Presentation, Management, Ads, Club, Marketing

Measuring Up: Fantastic Analytics and Where to Find Them

Steve Retka, Emerging Media Manager at Bolin Marketing, has spent years working on clients from Mr. Bubble to Maurices to Carmex. Here he shares his experience…

Michelina’s is a nationally-distributed frozen food company based in Minneapolis that had no social media presence before Our goal was to launch the bran… Social Media Strategist, Food Company, Minneapolis, Macaroni And Cheese, Connect, Goal, How To Memorize Things, Frozen, Campaign

Michelina's Brings Mama Michelina to Twitter

Michelina’s is a nationally-distributed frozen food company based in Minneapolis that had no social media presence before 2013. Our goal was to launch the bran…

 Bubble World's Largest Bubble Bath Bubble World, Social Media Strategist, The Mister, Bubble Bath, 50th Anniversary, How To Memorize Things, Bubbles, Campaign, June

Mr. Bubble World's Largest Bubble Bath

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mr. Bubble bath brand, we launched @MrBubble on Twitter and coordinated a “World’s Largest Bubble Bath” on June 11, 20…