I have an immense amount of respect and admiration for the women below. Strong. Confident. Driven. Intelligent. Beautiful. Sara-May, Natali and Nicole all met through Facebook, ah the power of social media. Each moved to The Netherlands from different parts of the world for similar reasons. They all come from strong corporate backgrounds and brought their skills together to create 'The Brand Strategists.' A branding and marketing agency, launching the end of summer 2017, that is a 'one stop shop' for expertise in branding. Read more about them individually below and see their images from our session. Sara-May, Natali and Nicole, thank you so much for a wonderful evening and all of the laughs. I thoroughly enjoy working with each of you! Looking forward to next time!
Sara-May - The Digital Marketer
I met Sara-May through Rotterdam Parents a few years ago, I photographed her beautiful family last year which you can check out here. We clicked right away, Australian and Canadian I mean hello! Sara-May is a ball of energy. She is so passionate about what she does and it shines through when she speaks about it. Sara-May helps aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to plan, design, build and launch their websites, the right way. For the last 9 years, she's been wrangling websites. First, as a hobbyist blogger, then a professional blogger and now as a full-time digital consultant. She's designed, built, launched and managed countless websites including a popular beauty blog, a large parenting community group and a number of client websites. Sara-May specializes in working with solopreneurs, small businesses and start-ups across all industries, with significant expertise in tourism and hospitality, beauty, health and fitness and children's/family products and services.
Natali - The Creative and Visual Marketeer
I met Natali for the first time at our session but had many conversations with her via WhatsApp to see their vision. Natali is so easy to talk to! Natali moved from Spain to Delft, The Netherlands about one year ago. Natali is a British writer and Marketing Consultant and since 1999 she has been providing creative branding and promotional sales solutions for global clients in the travel, lifestyle, wedding and FMCG sectors. Recognized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Natali also has qualifications in Psychotherapy as well as Feature Writing from City University. As a Freelance Writer she has written for the UK newspapers and international magazine websites. In May 2016 she was signed to publishers Accent Press on a three book deal for her fantasy romance series 'The Path Keeper' under her pen name N J Simmonds.
Nicole - The Marketing Strategist
I met Nicole at our session and was immediately struck by her upbeat personality and openness. Nicole recently relocated to the Netherlands after an 18 year career in finance, strategy and marketing in corporate America. Most recently she was the Director of Product Marketing for a Trip Advisor company and prior to that she worked for six years for the world’s largest retailer, specializing in retail brand marketing and cross-channel commerce. Nicole has experience in customer research, both qualitative and quantitative, brand marketing, product marketing, and strategy. She brings a unique consumer focused psychological perspective to solving business problems. Her focus is on determining methods to measure growth and success, charting out a true north for companies and their leaders, and helping clients build and prioritize the roadmap to get there.