About Rachel Garten

  • Values

    Communication, Teamwork, Creativity, Accuracy, Honesty, and  Fun.

  • Goals

    Combine my creative and logic sides to help others excel through storytelling.  And if there's time--to also travel the world

  • Hobbies

    Writing for fun, reading as many books as I can find (record 24 at a time), trying new recipes, working out, laughing with friends and hanging out with family

About Me

"Stories are the thing we need most in the world." I was born a bookworm but found a new passion for creating my own stories a bit later (10th grade to be exact). The class was assigned to retell a short story we had read and see what we would create. My version was enjoyed by many and I found the work had been fun. It was a thrill to plot out the details and weave a tale---but it was also a blast to entertain and connect with others. Storytelling accomplishes this in the marketing world as well. We follow Mayhem and the Travelocity Gnome like others follow Harry Potter. Campaigns are stories that connect the marketers to the consumers while achieving multiple goals. I want to become a part of that and use my skills to create and keep stories going.
 
My experience is varied--- allowing me to wear many hats and adapt to the work. I’ve interned with Abstrakt Marketing Group and HLK, along with some contract work and a little nonprofit work here and there. I have created content sell sheets, infographics, case studies, brochures, scripts for radio & video, snapshots, fliers, rack cards, business cards, banner ads, landing pages, websites, social media posts, and press releases.
 
I have a Bachelors of Arts; with a major in English and a minor in Marketing. I am currently working towards my MBA with an emphasis in Advertising at UMSL. I have taken multiple social media strategy classes and earned a certification in HootSuite as well. I know how to use Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for professional platforms and to improve marketing campaigns. Along with using Twitter Lists, Google Analytics, SEO, YouTube Playlists, Branded/Standard Hashtags, and many other ways to optimize social media for a company. I gained experience to add to my online portfolio which can be viewed if you click on the link. I have always been interested in becoming a copywriter, proposal writer, content writer, or digital media strategist; open to any opportunity with companies or agencies. 
 

Some of Rachel's Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator
  • Salesforce
  • Social Media Marketing
  • HootSuite Certified
  • MAC iOS Proficient
  • Windows PC Proficient
  • Research and Development
  • Facebook & Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Team Work!
Contact Me

WinnComm, LLC

Digital Marketing Associate & Editor

  • • Create and assist with content for websites, brochures and various marketing collateral
  • • Support and engage through social media platforms
  • • Edit and proofread marketing content

HLK

Copywriter

  • • Developed and executed conceptually strong and flawless stories
  • • Collaborated and improved content throughout the process alongside designers, art directors, other writers, developers and strategists
  • • Created exceptional ideas for numerous, diverse brands
  • • Monitored current digital and cultural trends and followed the ever-changing landscape of innovation and technology to advertise effectively and efficiently

Emerson

Marketing Assistant

  • • Supported: Trade show coordination and marketing surveys
  • • Created/updated: Company and product literature, websites and marketing surveys

Worry Free Marketing

Digital Ads Specialist

  • • Create Facebook & LinkedIn Ad Campaigns
  • • Research the brands, their social media, and previous ads’ data
  • • Create content to increase awareness, incite interest and lead to sales
 

Empowering passionate people to reach their dreams beyond expectations using our talents!

Creative Ideas, Strategic Planning & Sheer Determination

Let's Get Started!

Engagement is Key...

Once you engage, stay engaged! ~Jim Couts/Partner

Content Marketing...

You cannot succeed unless you know your story! ~Sharon Couts/Partner

Online Marketing

Is only dead, if you buried it before you even figured out the proper place to begin! ~Jim Couts/Partner