Expert in:

  • Brand strategy

  • Omni-channel campaign strategy

  • Social media campaign strategy

  • Paid social media campaigns

  • Organic social media campaigns

  • Copywriting for digital spaces

  • Digital analytics

  • Website development

Samantha Varner started her career working with small businesses in a rather small chamber of commerce. There she learned a love for entrepreneurship, women-owned/operated business and digital marketing. Now in higher education, Samantha works relentlessly to connect alumni with their alma mater through social media and digital strategy, making sure that even when they’re miles away, alumni feel connected to their home.


Between her full-time career and The Social Collective Cleveland, Samantha dedicates her time to working with business owners by making them feel empowered to reach their audiences, keep their audience connected and turn that audience into life-long customers, clients and friends.


Samantha loves to envision the big picture - working through strategy, finding holes in current marketing initiatives and providing tangible solutions to clients.


Outside of all of this #hustle, Samantha is at the gym or running or hiking, trying to find the driest red wine in the state, planning her next vacation and scrolling through Instagram. Catch Samantha on the ‘gram at @samanthavarner_.

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Expert in:

  • Content creation/copyrighting

  • Content marketing

  • Digital analytics

  • Market research

  • Digital marketing

  • Email marketing

  • Website development

Ever since taking a social media class at Kent State, Amy Kessler knew that social media was calling her name. Since social media evolves practically every day, she loves keeping up with the trends and trying new strategies to best connect with customers


Amy is somewhat new to the whole 9-5 job life, working as a social media specialist in a corporate setting, which was her first gig out of college. She works to connect a niche brand with a wide range of customers through various social and digital tactics.


With over 4 years of public relations and social media experience through internships and jobs, Amy has found her passion is helping businesses, small and large, build social media strategies that will help tell its story and tell it to the right people. Whether it’s working on an email marketing strategy or creating an editorial calendar to fit your business's social media voice, Amy does her absolute best to bring out your business’s personality on social and digital platforms.


When she’s not working at her 9-5 or on The Social Collective CLE, you can catch Amy burning calories at OrangeTheory Fitness, exploring new local restaurants around the Cleveland area, baking a delicious paleo treat or hanging out with her friends at a local brewery.

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