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Wendi McGowan-Ellis
Works at Brierley & Partners, Inc.
Attended University of Texas, Austin
Lives in Frisco, TX
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For the +*****  peeps, and just because it's totally awesome... #StarWars   #fineart #Painting  
Star Wars is a classic movie series, made even more classic by its insertion into famed works of art.
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Thanksgiving dinner... Van Gogh style ;) Love these renditions from famous artists.
This artist imagines how famous artists would have plated their Thanksgiving meals. Spoiler: It's delicious.
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$1.6B Wade Park development in #Frisco gets expanded vision http://ht.ly/ETm06 via @DallasBizNews
Construction is underway on the $1.6 billion, 175-acre Wade Park mixed-use development in Frisco, but Atlanta-based developer Thomas Land & Development is ready to expand the project's plans.
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Perry's "steaks" its claim in one of Texas' fastest growing cities, #FRISCO @PerrysSteaks http://vsell.is/1wKPOsk
Perry's "steaks" its claim in one of Texas' fastest growing cities TOMORROW, Monday November 17th, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will open its 12th steakhouse at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, TX. ...
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Bundle up #Frisco & head out to meet Tom Turkey, watch Death by Chocolate, Chunk Your Junk, & more this coming week! http://vsell.is/1xlccOp 
BRRRRRRR.... Bundle up Frisco!  It definitely feels like the holidays are starting, so this coming week head out and meet Tom Turkey, experience Death by Chocolate, Chunk Your Junk, and see how you...
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#Frisco High School #Football 2014: Week 11 Review http://vsell.is/1tIOy6T 
Keep up with the action all season long: 2014 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results After a grueling regular season where at least five Frisco ISD schools were in the hunt for postseaso...
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Elevate Life in #Frisco brings in big talent for Christmas production “Once Upon a Christmas” http://vsell.is/1IsefUk
Every year, the Christmas production at Elevate Life Church gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception.  “Once Upon a Christmas” is the musical story of two toys that come alive on Chris...
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Festival of Trees 2014 in #Frisco benefitting @CASACollin http://vsell.is/1rr0tXn
Festival of Trees 2014 is a local, community based, juried art exhibit where three-dimensional work (trees and wreaths), along with thematic two-dimensional artwork will be displayed at the Frisco ...
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#Frisco Fire Department Marks 100 YEARS of Service Tomorrow, November 22 http://vsell.is/1tnyYh9 
Public Invited to Celebrate a ‘CENTURY OF SERVICE’ Celebrate a century of service tomorrow, Saturday, November 22nd, at Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr., as the Frisco Fire Department mark...
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FAN JAM by @TexasLegends on Tues. Nov.18th-- Join Us in Welcoming New Coaching Staff to #Frisco http://vsell.is/1tSafl1
Texas Legends Fan Jam Powered by Raytheon Join us November 18th at 6:30pm at the Dr Pepper Arena for our 5th Annual Fan Jam!  Come out and help us kick off the Texas Legends first home game of the ...
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Sip & Stroll – “Ladies Nite Out” in Downtown #Frisco http://vsell.is/1zNZkRG Thursday, Nov. 13th
How many of you drive up and down historic Main Street Frisco on a regular basis, but never actually get the chance to park and browse all the cute stores, cafés, and restaurants bordering either s...
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#Frisco Mom Turns Life Celebrations Into Successful Business http://vsell.is/1xpQk1Z 
Inflation Celebrations fills Frisco with cheer! Inflation Celebrations, a locally owned inflatable rental company, is celebrating its first year of success! The company specializes in delivering in...
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Vice President, Omnichannel Strategy
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  • Brierley & Partners, Inc.
    Vice President Omnichannel Strategy, 2014 - present
    Leads senior-level strategic consultation as a trusted advisor to improve engagement across customer segments and communication channels. Design, launch, execute, and refine omnichannel Customer Engagement programs. Provide actionable insights, plans, and recommendations to continually enhance areas such as test and learn strategies, offers, KPI development, reporting, creative, and analysis. Focused on omnichannel engagement, mobile strategy, ecommerce, and creative technology that recognizes the "constantly connected" consumer while driving digital Point-of-View for business unit.
  • Lifestyle Frisco
    Vice President, Editorial & Co-Founder, 2013 - present
    As a Co-Founder and Vice President of Editorial, Wendi is responsible for curating content and leading a team of writers and photographers to ensure quality standards and brand vision for the online media property, Lifestyle Frisco. Focused on digital engagement, content strategy, eCommerce, mobile experience, and creative technologies that recognize the "constantly connected" consumer. Directs all social media strategies to identify and deliver branded digital experiences informed by the hyper-local competitive landscape and consumer insights. Drives social media conversations and creates online content to increase consumer and business activity. Frisco continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the country every year since 2000 and for a lot of good reasons. With easy access to Dallas, a moderate cost of living, a Top 10-rated school district in Texas, and a thriving business community, Frisco is a great place to live well without breaking the bank. While Frisco has a rich history, much of the community is less than 10 years old, so Frisco provides a good mix of good ole' Texas and modern amenities. Lifestyle Frisco delivers hyper-local information and content about Frisco life, entertainment, fashion, arts, dining, nightlife, sports, travel, and real estate close to home and even closer to our hearts. On a cutting-edge web and mobile publishing platform, our writers and editors are citizens and denizens of Frisco contributing stories, photos, videos, and events.
  • Wendistry
    Art Advisor & Commissioned Painter, 2003 - present
    "Creating Artistic Interiors... What is YOUR Art Affinity?" Wendi McGowan-Ellis, principal of Wendistry, creates artistic interiors. Non-art collectors focus first on their interiors… thinking in terms of furniture, the patterns, colors, and textures. The overall look and palette, and THEN consider adding art as a last step to complete the space. This approach, while completely acceptable, is primarily the audience with whom Wendistry advises through the ART AFFINITY Questionnaire. But when working with serious art collectors, Wendistry finds that the art is their primary focus in designing the room. The furnishings are secondary. If they have a valuable piece, in particular, we work with interior designers to develop a palette that doesn’t compete with the piece, neutrals and solids, versus patterns and vibrant colors that might overpower it. Wendi firmly believes that art doesn’t have to match an interior, or vice versa, but it must compliment. The best advice is to allow the art to breathe, not to clutter the space around a special piece in particular, and to let it shine. Wendi McGowan-Ellis brings thoughtful art, color, and designed inspiration to everything she touches. Her intuitive, collaborative approach results in innovative ideas and color palettes that inspire and engage those who experience her work.
  • Valtech
    Digital Strategy Practice Lead, 2013 - 2014
    Digital Strategy Practice Lead responsible for building and leading a team of digital, mobile, social, and content strategists to meet client needs. Focused on omnichannel engagement, mobile strategy, ecommerce, and creative technology that recognizes the "constantly connected" consumer.
  • Acquity Group
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2011 - 2013
    Senior digital business strategist focused on omnichannel engagement, mobile strategy, and technology. Partnered with clients to map the future of their digital and mobile business and create value for their shareholders, clients, and employees. Mapping the path forward to build competitive advantage, create value, manage risk and drive sustainable growth through mobile channels, Wendi was a part of the ten-person Strategic Services Mobile SME (Subject Matter Expert) team. Working with Acquity Group corporate marketing and business development business units, led the Mobile Thought Leadership sub-team to author and manage articles, blog posts, and white papers for the company's mobile point-of-view to all external audiences.
  • Verizon Communications
    2010 - 2011
  • TXU Energy
    2009 - 2010
  • La Quinta Inn
    2007 - 2008
  • PSINet
    2000 - 2002
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Introduction

Wendi McGowan-Ellis has over 20 years experience providing business and digital strategy for maximum revenue creation including 14 years digital product management, marketing and emerging/mobile/social media management for numerous industries:  retail, luxury goods, consumer products, hospitality, alcohol bevs/spirits, telecom, media, technology, utilities, mobile software development, and semiconductor.

Wendi combines creativity with digital expertise as a commissionable painter, art advisor, omnichannel practice Vice President, lifestyle editor, culture curator, and arts advocate based in Frisco, Texas.



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Three Squares Frisco - Gourmet Cuisine In A Casual Atmosphere
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Three Squares bring unique flavor to Frisco via chef Stan Rodriguez. Three Squares is casual dining with exceptional food at a good price. R

Frisco Mercantile- Flashbacks are Free
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At Frisco Mercantile flashbacks are free and it's fun to shop more than 200 different dealers for furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry

7 Lessons Creative Teams Can Learn From A Sixth-Grade Metal Band
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It’s always a bit of a drag for new bands when they’re too young to have free drinks at the venue they’re playing. In the case of Unlocking

40 Women To Watch Over 40
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Women of Google+
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Women of Google+ features and celebrates interesting women on the Google+ social networking platform.

's July 2012 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "NEWISM"
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Evernote Business Is Here. Start Building Your Team's Knowledge Today.
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Successful companies are built around the diverse skills and expertise of every team member. Whether working alone or cooperating on a proje

What It's Like to Get Online After 25 Years in Prison
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After a quarter century in prison, Michael Santos faces an unexpected challenge: facing a digital world he's never known.

What Your Culture Really Says - Pretty Little State Machine
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Toxic lies about culture are afoot in Silicon Valley. They spread too fast as we take our bubble money and designer Powerpoints to drinkups,

The dinner party we really should be having
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A couple of years ago, I was invited to an unusual dinner party. Philanthropist Jeffrey Walker, the host, assembled the dozen or so guests -

Curatives for judgement. (Please read before you interact with other hum...
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Here's a curative for the sharp judgement that accompanies our disappointment in others -- just a single, surprising expansive phrase: "You

Apple Is $50 Billion Away From Becoming The World's Most Valuable Company
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After a record setting quarter that shattered Wall Street estimates, Apple is in a position to become the most valuable company in the world

Learning from the Best: Calvin Carter | Cocoanetics
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Mixergy.com had Calvin Carter, founder of Bottle Rocket Apps, for an interview that gives a great insight what made Bottle Rocket the force

Why 2012 will be year of the artist-entrepreneur
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While 2011 was a big year for political unrest, another uprising was afoot in the world of content creators and artists. Everywhere you look

The 6 Marketing Metrics Your CEO Actually Cares About [Cheat Sheet]
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Read through the important metrics any marketer should be able to present to their CEO.

2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update
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Book Signing and Exhibit Opening This Friday
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This Friday I'll be having an exhibit opening and book signing which is open to the public. You will be able to pur