About Sharon

Sharon has been doing computer programming for 21 years and working on websites for 17 years. She was in charge of 12 retail and wholesale websites, both US and international, at Burt’s Bees for 6 years prior to coming to TheeDesign. In 2016 she shared her knowledge by speaking at WordCamp Raleigh, WordCamp Wilmington, the Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference, and to the Raleigh Public Relations Society. In 2015 she presented at the Digital Marketing for Business Conference and three local web development Meetup groups.

Sharon is a Marketing Manager at TheeDesign with a passion for communication and social media marketing. She’s a whiz at using Pinterest for businesses and has helped a client get national ranking for their keywords using Pinterest. She helps clients plan and implement well rounded digital marketing plans that help them reach more customers. She enjoys helping her clients expand their online and offline marketing campaigns and brainstorming with them on new ideas.

Certified Marketing Rockstar  

Google AdWords – Search Advertising
Google AdWords – Fundamentals

Google AdWords – Shopping
Distinguished Toastmaster

Google Analytics
Toastmasters Advanced Leader Gold

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Blog Writing
Email Marketing
Social Media Management

Content Strategy
WordPress Implementation

Public Speaking
Drinking Starbucks
Digital Marketing Strategy

Outside TheeDesign

Sharon is the author of Pinterest for Business Tips. This is her first book focused on educating companies about the marketing and link building benefits of Pinterest.

She has achieved the highest level in Toastmasters International: Distinguished Toastmaster. Less than 5% of the over 313,000 members of this international public speaking organization earn this distinction. She regularly trains others to improve their public speaking, leadership, and communication skills.

In the Fall of 2016 Sharon competed in her first Sprint Triathlon. She enjoys competing in 5k and 10k races in the Raleigh area, and especially enjoys not coming in dead last in [some of] her races.

"I'm not throwing away my shot" ~ Hamilton the Musical
Facebook is for Grandmas (according to Millennials)
Google is God
"Inconceivable!" ~ Princess Bride
Thee Golden Rule: Do Unto Others as Amazon Has Done Unto Others
"The best place to hide a dead body is on page two of Google"
"If you don't stand for something, you may fall for anything"

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Smart email subject lines

Smarter Email Subject Lines

Even in the business word, people make mistakes and send out their email marketing campaigns with a dull or generic sounding subject line. Some companies never change their subject line from month to month, and then wonder why their open rate and click through rate then decrease. Having a fresh, short, and well researched subject line may be the difference between your newsletter getting read and going in the junk folder.

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