About Keri

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“Social Media Marketing should feel like serving a healthy lunch to friends.” ~Keri Jaehnig

I am the Founder and CMO at Idea Girl Media, and am known as “the idea girl” for my enthusiasm in successfully probing creative angles to promote my causes.  I have authored such pieces as, The Jerry Maguire Guide For Social Media Professionals,” and Lets Get Social: What Does That Really Mean?

Kay Frances, author of The Funny Thing About Stress, describes my technique: “She was able to take what was basically a murky concept for me and turn on the light bulb!”

My background includes more than fourteen years in international education connecting people globally and nurturing long-lasting relationships.  During that time I was designated by the US Department of State for specific program work with future leader – For both the FLEX and YES programs – Working with scholarship students from both Eurasia and the mainly muslim countries, respectively.  It was my enlightened pleasure to trained with a former US Ambassador and an Imam that consulted on The Hill for President George W. Bush’s administration.  This positions me well for work with regulated industries.

As a veteran to the worldwide landscape, I led in-depth cultural trainings on social customs for groups outside the United States. I also led educational tours for Smithsonian Student Travel (an EF partnership), engaging followers and encouraging dialogue around targeted topics.

In my local community, I lead by example:

  • Served as President of the Board of Directors for my local YMCA.
  • Graduated with honors from Clinton County Leadership Institute.
  • First to use email marketing for political campaigns in the region.
  • Managed a 4-man highly contested political race, achieving 51% of votes.
  • At a time when a regional anchor employer discontinued 8,000 jobs in my community, I raised more than $30,000 in 6 weeks.

In the social space:

  • Managed back-to-back #1 state-level social media campaigns for tourism.
  • Received Honorable Mention in the Expert category, 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards.
  • Received Commendation from the Senate of the State of Ohio for Outstanding Attainment in Social Media, 2013.
  • Achieved a #1 ranked answer on Quora: How Can You Tell A Good Social Media Strategist From A Bad One Before It’s Too Late.

A social media leader, I help business brands, public figures and non-profit agencies achieve social media success and positive online reputation.  My clients typically experience:

  • Increased traffic to their websites
  • Significant fan and follower engagement
  • New leads generation
  • Collaborative strategic alliances

And even awards given by respected sources in their industries.

Those I have mentored have seen lucrative growth.

From another social media professional:

“You pushed me to bring my A Game to the table in running my company in ways you will never fully grasp.  You keep me motivated to do my best work every day.”

A bit more about me:

Besides my own blog, you may have seen my work at Social Media Today, Steam Feed, Search Engine People, WiseStamp, TabSite, and She Owns It.  I am a Sprout Social All Star, and have been featured at Forbes, Business Insider, and several other top marketing websites.

More personally, I was raised by parents of German and Polish heritage — service-oriented, determined people.  I am the daughter of an Army Captain and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a Marriott Company.

Idea Girl Media:

Idea Girl Media is an international Social Media Marketing Agency with clients in the fields of Apparel, Automotive Technologies, Entertainment, Executive Recruitment, Green Industries, Government Agencies, Home Design, Interior Design, IT, Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Restaurant Dining, Retail, Speechwriting, Travel Services, and entrepreneurs from several niches.

Something fun:

Keri Jaehnig – Untraditional Resume


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As seen on: Mari Smith Business Insider Modern Life Blogs Small Business Insider Honorable Mention 2013 Search Engine People SteamFeed