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23 Jan

BrandistaTV: Social Media Strategist, Ashley Blakely

Social Media Strategist

Expert Social Media Strategist.

So you’re wondering what’s all the buzz around finding a good social media strategist? So many corporate and personal brands in today’s Digital Era are driven by their digital presence. And, guess what? A big part of what shapes a brand is their social media. Plus there’s more, not only does your social media need to reflect the brand you are online and off. Your social interactions should aim to both reflect who you are, and engage those you are connected with.  A social media strategist helps you identify the best topics and content to post to help you build or engage in social communities on the Internet.  Ashley Blakely is a princess of social media, public relations , and all things natural and organic. I couldn’t wait to chop it up with this brandista,  and all the insight she dropped was well worth the anticipation. I could spend so much time chatting with Ashley Blakely about all things social; but I’d be cheating myself, she’s also a vegan who uses all natural products on her hair and skin.

A few weeks before our interview, I learned how serious Ashley is about her natural hair and skin care beauty regime. So of course, the right thing to do would be to beg her to contribute some natural beauty pieces to The Brandista Guide.  What a treat I was in for. I had no clue how many incredible natural and organic recipes she had. I mean recipes on everything from deep conditioners to hair removal. Yes, she is serious and her passion relit my flame for experiment with natural oil and products.

During her time with BrandistaTV, our time was limited, so I focused on learning the career path that led her to being sought after as a social media consultant. Ashley dished on  the various Fortune 500 companies she has worked with, her stint with Victoria Secret; and how she absolutely adores her current role.


The social media strategist chopped it up about:

  • Her  career journey leading up to becoming a social media strategist
  • Tips for perfecting your personal brand
  • What motivated Ashley to begin a natural hair and organic beauty journey
  • Her own personal style and guilty pleasure




Learn more from this social media consultant + natural beauty enthusiast, Ashley Blakely @veggiecurls


Courtney Rhodes

Courtney R. Rhodes is an author, brand building and marketing strategist, and speaker with a passion for style, traveling, and sharing interesting and informative content. She is founder of The Brandista Guide + www.CourtneyRRhodes.com; a volunteer for women development and empowerment initiatives and a student of the arts, humanities, and the pursuit of happiness. Courtney is a graduate of Morgan State University ('98) and The University of Baltimore M.A. ('03).

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