I remember the first time I met Keely Saye. It was CreateAthon 2007. At the time she served as chair of Columbia Opportunity Resource, an energetic group committed to making Columbia a better place to live through the engagement of its young professionals in community and civic service. That year, COR was a CreateAthon client, and Keely and I spent a good bit of time talking about ways to make the organization more relevant and visible in the Midlands.
This girl has it going on, I thought in our very first meeting. By our second and third, I knew she was One to Watch. Keely was one of a handful of people I'd met in 30 years with superstar potential— strategic, smart as a whip, willing to think deeply enough to ask the right questions. And even as a CreateAthon client, she pushed. (I do love that.)
In time Keely became an entrepreneur, founding keelysaye.com, a company devoted to Inbound Marketing. It was the new frontier of digital communications, a real Wild West of our industry. Keely knew her stuff. A certified Inbound Marketing specialist, she launched keelysaye.com with passion, intelligence, and credentials.
The company grew quickly as she and her team provided strategy, development, training and management of cross channel digital programs to clients across the Southeast. She also served as our Strategic Partner in the arena of Inbound Marketing, working with Riggs Partners clients and, serendipitously, during CreateAthon.
Keely loved us; we loved her. (That much was certain.) The combination of her inbound smarts with our focus on brand development and management seemed to us a match made in heaven. And so we asked.
We're so thrilled she said yes.
With Keely Saye as our Director of Inbound Marketing, we're expanding the services we provide in-house to include:
Social Media Strategy
Social Network Development, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and more
Live Engagement Practices
Online Influencer Engagement
Social Media Campaigns
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Marketing
as well as
MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING PROGRAMS, including
Brand Strategy Development
With Keely now on board, there is much more in the works. In fact, we can hardly wait until tomorrow!