- Posted by marysastevens
- On May 11, 2017
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The original article was featured on hiremadskills.com.
Hire Served Hired a Military Spouse with MadSkills: Marketing and PR Consultant
President & CEO, Hire Served
Hire Served is a military talent acquisition agency. We cultivate exceptional military talent. We coach our candidates to understand their why, then we connect them with Military-Passionate employers where they can add value and find fulfillment. The outcome? Satisfaction and retention.
To grow my company, I needed marketing assistance. So, I turned to MadSkills to find a professional I could trust.
I ended up finding Marysa and hired her to help me build a business development presentation. She let me talk through an idea, then converted it into a cohesive presentation. This process was invaluable to me. Since then, Marysa has continued to work with Hire Served on public relations and marketing campaigns. Not only does she know her craft, but more importantly, she is excellent at forcing me to focus on the priorities at hand.
Since hiring Marysa, she’s gone on to help a variety of other clients – some that we’ve proudly referred her to. Today, she has her own freelance marketing and public relations company called Stevens Signature Marketing. She’s proficient in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, healthcare, career coaching, and real estate.
Real-Life Example: A Day in the Life of a Freelance Marketing & PR Consultant
Marysa’s Daily Tasks:
– Write and edit blog articles and other original content to help drive organic traffic to client websites
– Upload, format, and publish articles to WordPress and e-newslettes
– Develop and post content to social media channels
– Phone and online meetings with clients
– Create annual marketing, PR, and sales plans
– Pitch websites, magazines, and local media
– Copywriting and developing creative online marketing content
– Creating and executing longitudinal marketing, PR, and sales plans
– Social media strategy
– Public Relations strategies and tactics
– Copy editing
Traditional Office Job vs. Remote Job
Traditional Office Job
Before going freelance, Marysa worked as a public relations and marketing professional in both the corporate and nonprofit world. In these roles, she spent most of her time in an office on an 8 to 5 schedule. She attended a lot of meetings and collaborated with her co-workers in-person. Her assignments were project based and were employer-centric. She used her employer’s equipment and office supplies and was part of their benefits program.
Today, Marysa works from home serving multiple clients at once. Remote work fits her Army life better than a traditional office job. The flexibility gives her the freedom to set her schedule and adjust her workload based on client needs. Customer’s contract her to work on PR, marketing, and sales campaigns. Every project is unique and customized. Marysa uses her personal software, equipment, and office supplies. Thus, employers do not pay Marysa’s overhead expenses or benefits making her services a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee.
Building a strong team is critical to your success but finding the right team member can be hard. MadSkills makes this process easy for you. We compile hundreds of highly skilled military spouse professionals into one online platform. Giving you instant access to candidates you can trust. All you have to do is post your job to hiremadskills.com. Then watch your email inbox fill with qualified candidates. Join the many companies, like Hire Served, who’ve already found success and get started today!
“I trust Marysa’s judgment and know that she will always give me advice that she believes is best for Hire Served, not just what I want to hear. Because of her expertise, I’ve recommended her to other entrepreneurs with confidence.”