- Social HospitalityFounder, 2011 - present
- HyperDisk MarketingDigital Communications Manager, 2011 - present
- Costa Mesa CVBWebsite & Social Media Manager, 2007 - 2011
Debbie is the Founder of Social
Hospitality, a boutique marketing firm that focuses on social media, blogging, and SEO.
The Social Hospitality website serves as a resource that outlines trends related to
businesses in the hospitality realm and how they are using social media and
technology for customer service, marketing and branding.
She is also the Digital Communications Manager for HyperDisk Marketing where she oversees social media strategies; helps develop content across websites, blogs, and social channels; and optimizes sites for SEO on a daily basis. She is also the Social Media Manager for Search Engine Journal and Content Editor for Maximize Social Business.
Debbie is proficient in social media and content development as well as strategic
communication and branding. Enhanced by her degree in English, she has strong
analytical-thinking skills along with a knack for copywriting and editing.
Additionally, to highlight local dining news and share about experiences and events, Debbie's new blog Drink Play Grub covers all those bases! She is a monthly columnist at Maximize Social Business as well as Search Engine Journal, and writes for OC Metro and OC Menus, covering hospitality and restaurant news in the area. She is also an OC travel correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide and a thought leader for Chic CEO.
She was also recently included among the likes of Guy Kawasaki in an article on the value of Google+. She was also quoted in recent articles on visual social networks for Bar & Nightclub as well as a USA Today article on Hotels and Instagram and Pinterest.
She is also available for speaking engagements and has spoken previously on social media, blogging, content marketing, branding through social media, and writing for search and social. She was also just hired as a Social Media Instructor at UC Irvine Extension.
Debbie is active in numerous social, business, volunteering, and networking groups in Orange County. She is also a member of ToastMasters International, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and is a “Big Sis” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC. She is also a co-founder of ConnectOC, a group whose mission is to bring locals together through networking events and social media.
She's enjoyed watching social media emerge over the past several years and is fascinated by its continuing evolution.
- UC Irvine