Green is who I am, social media is my passion. If I, the Bonnie Cranmer that is also @bgreen
, can share a story, create connections for people and have fun, we all end up smiling. If we can be green doing it, even better!
I hear small business owners say "I hate marketing" and know EVERYTHING is marketing, and they are doing it without even knowing it. I provide customized consulting services, creating strategies, systems and campaigns that are time-sensitive and cost effective. I specialize in working with small businesses in the green business and tourism niche. My skills and experience with event management, destination promotions, blogging, press releases, business to business presentations and more, allow me to promote a business to the ideal target consumers.
One of the greatest challenges for businesses in today's fast paced environment is to keep up with changes in the marketing and media world. It seems like as soon as a product like a Facebook Page is mastered, it gets updated or changes policies. I provide training for businesses to use and manage social media marketing and new media tools. If your business wants to create a digital marketing strategy and make the most of the time invested, I can help!
One of the key reasons I understand small business so well is that my grandmother owned and operated a gift shop in Philadelphia for 50 years. It's where I grew up, learned how to run a business well, and how to take an active role in the community. I owned my own retail store front in VA for 10 years, closing my last location in 2008.
In January of 2013, I joined with a dear friend, Tracy Garland, on a new adventure, Blue Ridge Green Media. Tracy started the business in 2012, and purchased the Natural Awakenings Magazine franchise serving southwestern Virginia. I had helped the previous owner launch the magazine back in 2008. In February 2013, we changed the name of the magazine to Natural Awakenings Magazine of Virginia's Blue Ridge
. In August 2013, Blue Ridge Green Travel will become a new section and resource for residents and travelers alike.
I've been a reader, writer, organizer, traveler, collector and lover of fun as long as I can remember. Living a life of adventure filled with lots of hugs is my goal! Join me on the journey ;~D