When people ask me "What do you do," it's hard to tell them just a short and simple answer. The short answer is: I have my own social media and public relations consulting business. The long answer is: I am a SoMe consultant, founder of a hyperlocal networking group, style blogger, blog contributor, volunteer, excessive Instagrammer, and mom to 3 absolute joys in my life. It's a mouthful, and it's definitely a challenge, but that's just how I roll.
As owner of Hilary Morris Communications, LLC
, I will work with you to develop a social media marketing or public relations plan that makes sense for your brand, industry, and budget. I'm looking to work with people who are interested in doing the content management themselves, but just need some help getting started and finding direction.
As founder of the hyperlocal networking group CoffeeTalk
, I will help connect you with other Princeton, NJ area entrepreneurs and small business owners who, like me, are the sole employee in their company (or perhaps the sole person responsible for marketing and PR) and would like other people to swap ideas with and learn from.
As a style blogger, I just want to appreciate your great taste in clothes. No, no, I'm kidding. Kind of. I write for the Child Star Style column at HollywoodMomBlog and have learned that young Hollywood has amazing fashion sense..or great stylists. I am also the founder/editor of A Fancy Girl Must
, a fashion site dedicated to sharing trends and "fab finds" for girls aged infant through tween. This blog was inspired by my eldest daughter's love for fashion. It was also a way for me to build a blog and brand from the ground up…again. You see, before I even launched my business, I was otherwise known as "Mrs. Mo." And that is a whole other story to tell!
"Mrs. Mo" is actually the nickname one of my middle school students gave me back in 2006. Before I stepped into the blogging and social media world, I was a middle school teacher for 6 years. I started in computer applications and then moved onto teaching math. To make a long story short, I started taking PR classes at Rider University and fell in love with the idea of that career. Ever since I was in high school, I was always involved in activities that involved creation, design, publishing, etc, yet I didn't know to do with that ability. I was yearbook editor in high school and college, the pr director of my sorority, and then I took on my local college alumni club after graduation. Then I discovered blogging and finally had an outlet for my interest in sharing things with people (shopping, recipes, healthy tips, fun places to visit, etc) and suddenly lost my drive for teaching. My blog was called "Mrs. Mo's New Jersey," and I covered everything from profiling businesses in New Jersey to writing about great new music. The blogging combined with my classes was a blaring sign to me that I needed to think of a different career path. I took a leap, quit my job, enrolled in school, and then opened my business a year after my eldest daughter was born.
I now have 3 daughters who are a big part of my online presence. It's kind of hard not to learn a little bit about me before meeting me in person, but isn't that just the way it is today? If you work in social media, you should be social too.
You can grab all my links and see more of my life at my About.me page
. Thanks for visiting!