About

This blog is designed to bring over a decade of marketing and sales experience to you, the reader.

I also want to share my view of life as I travel through it; so there will, at times, be stories about my life, my opinions, my thoughts, and more than likely, my darling puppy, Rocco.

Following is a quick rundown of my experience in business so you have an idea of my “framework” and where I am coming from.

Thank you for reading my blog. I look forward to interacting with you through it. Wishing you all the best!

Emily M. Kelly

Marketing Consultant, Strategist and Expert

Emily brings over a decade of experience in sales and marketing with specific focus in a broad range of markets including fundraising, direct sales, industrial sales, and professional services marketing. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration with a degree in Marketing from Ohio University.

“Emily is a highly motivated energetic partner. I consulted with Emily when starting my business. Emily was able to help me process through creating my brand and target audience in a logical and precise way. Emily’s direction saved me months of trial and error and helped me get my business started in a focused and purposeful way.” June 23, 2010 – Lisa Woodruff, Consultant, Warrior Mama

Her experience includes:

Non-Profit Fundraising – 4 years

Responsible for Strategic Marketing Planning and Management from Inception to Back End Analysis for multiple clients including one of the state’s largest “mega churches”. We assisted ministries with their fundraising through website design and management, direct mail marketing, email marketing and telemarketing.

Managed a portfolio of 20 clients simultaneously.

 “Emily worked with me as a Project Manager for direct mail projects and other printing projects. She is a professional and excellent at coordination, communication, and time management. She would be an asset to any company.” December 17, 2010 – Jodi Hufschmitt, Publications Department Head, World Harvest Church

 Direct Sales – 6 years

Demonstrated success in Business to Consumer Sales. I was an independent distributor for Creative Memories. I sold scrapbooks, scrapbooking supplies, taught people how to scrapbook, made scrapbooks for hire and built a team of independent distributors for the company under my leadership. I started my business from scratch and it grew to over 300 clients in six years. I moved up in promotions to the top 8% of the company, was repeatedly recognized for top recruiting and top sales on my team and I earned top 20 in sales of 75,000 consultants.

Target Market – Worldwide

 “Emily provided valuable advice as I was trying to make a decision between two different business opportunities. She listened, asked questions and then helped me to discover the direction I should take. I value Emily’s professional opinion not only because of her proven success in sales & marketing, but also because of the high level of integrity at which she operates. She is wise beyond her years!” December 28, 2010 – Debbie Allen, Director, The Traveling Vineyard

 Industrial Sales – 2 years

Demonstrated success in Business to Business Sales. I performed sales and marketing functions for a company that manufactures tool steel blades for industrial applications. The industries served make and/or process a wide range of products including rubber/tires, plastics, steel, construction equipment and food. Built a million dollar portfolio in the first 12 months. Recognized as the top grossing salesperson two years running.

Target Market – Worldwide

 “Emily has proven to be very dedicated and sincere when approaching our company’s needs. She was able to cross-index other manufacturer’s parts so she could fulfill our orders. She is a pleasure to work with and has a personality that can light up a room.” July 7, 2010 – Edward Sheehan, JJB Engineering

 Professional Services Sales/Marketing – 1 year

In my role at Margida & Associates, I am responsible for all marketing efforts including our branding, website, social media, email marketing and promotional materials as well as our PR, Advertising, Community Relations, and Sales efforts. I am a graduate of Sandler Training Foundations and a member in good standing of Sales and Marketing Executives International, as well as many local Chambers.

Target market – Regional

Increased profit margin within the first year.

 “When you have the opportunity to work with Emily Kelly you’re in for a treat. Emily brings Integrity, Warmth, Sincerity and Discipline wrapped in Grace and Elegance. Emily brings energy, vitality and drive to each and every project. Emily possesses tact, keen judgment and style. It has been my pleasure to work with Emily and Margida & Associates. It is with confidence that I recommend Emily with highest regard and admiration.” October 29, 2010 – Tina Thelin, Founder, Tina’s Top Ten

 “Emily is a great asset to any organization! She is passionate about her work, follows through with her promises and thinks outside the box. I’ve worked with her for the Fairlawn Area Chamber and also the Greater Akron Chamber KNOW and she has quickly become a valuable and involved member of each.” December 16, 2010 – Leslianne Love, Board of Directors – Membership Chair & Executive Secretary, Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerece

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