Lauren has worked with me since 2014. From 2014 to 2015, Lauren managed all things social for our Healthy Essentials® brand, an online hub for all Johnson & Johnson® family of brands. She was invaluable in guiding our strategy and execution with all things Facebook and social. She proactively pitched in time and again to help out with things that may or may not have even been in her scope. We will greatly miss her behind-the-scenes leadership and expertise. Since 2015, Lauren has regularly contributed blog posts and articles to our Healthy Solutions series.
"Lauren worked with me when I managed content for eBay’s social media channels. Shortly after coming on board, Lauren acquired an excellent understanding of eBay’s social brand and voice, enabling her to create engaging content that appealed to millions of eBay’s social media followers. Overall, Lauren was a fantastic asset to my team – a team player who worked well in cross-functional teams, delivering on crunch deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, and being an adept project manager in managing and prioritizing her tasks and deliverables."
Lauren worked with me when I was managing content for eBay's social media channels. She is a creative storyteller who can find the delicate balance between customer experience, branding and business objectives. She is skilled to the point she helped one of the worlds most recognizable brands broadcast their true voice, while simultaneously helping to define it. She is a great person to work with, and takes feedback in stride and with a positive attitude. Lauren has a very bright future ahead of her."
"Lauren worked with Adams Morgan Main Street Group (AMMG) in 2009-2010 , primarily on the annual Adams Morgan Day Festival. This Festival involved 100 volunteers, media management, public relations, artist & vendor management. Lauren exuded professionalism at a young age and made a strong contribution to social media, writing and all PR and media projects. She worked well with the Executive Director as well as volunteers, suppliers, vendors and press."
Senior Director of Public Relations
The Humane Society of the United States
"As a former student in my PR Campaigns class at Virginia Commonwealth University when I was Adjunct Public Relations Professor, Lauren showed initiative and a drive to succeed from day one. So I was not surprised when she was awarded the PRSA Scholarship for "Rising PR Professional." Lauren proved to be an excellent student, shining during the final project when she presented a mock PR campaign to the Greater Richmond Red Cross."
"In my previous role as Office Manager for Station!, a San Diego-based music sharing start-up, Lauren was our Assistant Director of Social Media. From an office management perspective, she was overall a hard worker who did whatever possible to get the task completed –– even if it wasn't directly related to her hired responsibilities. Between the fast-paced work days and crazy schedules, I really appreciated her enthusiasm and cheerful attitude in the office every day."
Director of Public Policy and Communications
American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia
Lauren was my former student when I was Adjunct Public Relations Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is one of the most driven, goal-oriented people I know. When she sets her sights on something–be it for herself or for a client or employer–she goes after it with everything she has and always gets results. She warrants my wholehearted recommendation, which is rare."
Carla Deakins Brand
Vice President of Marketing
Veterinary Prime, Inc.
"Lauren has been a great asset to the Healthy Essentials® team and wonderful to work with. Responsive, helpful and social media savvy, she always handled any project with diplomacy, efficiency and great project management. I looking forward to our paths crossing again in the future!"
Casey Burke Bunn
Strategic Account Executive, UDIG
Founder, Handsocks and RSVPHere.com
"Lauren wrote an article on RSVPhere.com that was published in GRID Magazine. I have worked with her on other article and press releases as well and am always delighted to find a fresh and inspiring work from her. She is a joy to work with and I will continue to hire her as I have needs."
"I met Lauren during her time at Keppler Speakers and she was warm, enthusiastic and full of life. Overall, she's high-energy, personable marketing professional and I'd recommend her for any marketing communications position."
Director, Meeting Services
The Health Management Academy
Lauren and I worked together for INOVA Health System as interns in the Public Relations Department. She executes any task with enthusiasm and diligence. She communicates well with potential sponsors and donors and is a credible source of information. Lauren is always willing to help with other projects assigned to interns."
Lauren worked in my department when I was Senior Public Relations Leader for Restoration Hardware. She came on board in August 2014 to help out our PR team with various PR and press needs we had: press clipping, media outreach and web content development. Lauren's work was excellent. Her attention to detail and notable efficiency made a significant impact on our team."
"Lauren was hired in 2012 on a brand positioning campaign for our largest online retailer, Amazon.com. We gave her 32 kitchen appliances to rebrand on Amazon, and she launched a campaign in 3 months. After the first week the campaign launched, sales increased by 60% for one product alone. She did a fantastic job and I'd hire her again in a heartbeat for any copywriting needs."
Commercial & Residential Real Estate Advisor
Keller Williams Properties
SVN | Wright Commercial
Lauren worked for me when I was the Executive Director for the Adams Morgan Main Street Group. She started working with the Executive Team at in March 2009, helping out with media relations outreach for our biggest annual event, the Adams Morgan Festival. Right away she started contacting vendors, contributing social media messaging and collaborating ideas. She helped to make the festival a great and memorable event and we enjoyed having her on board."
Jenny Chu, CAE
Marketing & Communications Director
Health Savings Administrators
"Lauren and I worked together at the Virginia Society of CPAs in 2008 while she was a PR Intern. From web writing to press clipping to event assistance to marketing development, she was a great asset in increasing the visibility of VSCPA to members statewide."
Recruiting Agent/Client Services Manager
Vitamin T (Division of Aquent)
"Lauren is a brilliant strategist and "ideator" for social media. Her copywriting skills can transform a seemingly dull piece of data into a great story. She is an endless fountain of ideas for big brand brainstorming. Lauren is the perfect blend of meticulous organization and an innovative talent in the social media sphere and always aimed to turn out great work. I highly recommend Lauren to any company looking to hire a knock-out writer and social media extraordinaire."
"Lauren contracted at Towers Watson when our company was in the midst of migrating the old website to the new one –– not an easy task. Lauren played a critical role on the project while making a myriad of contributions, including the migration, development and production of over 9,000 pieces of multimedia content –– material that helps differentiate us in the marketplace. In addition to her great work, Lauren has a terrific attitude. In fact, the team who she grabbed coffees with every Wednesday, recently reminisced how we missed her down to earth, no drama personality. It’s too bad we didn’t have a full-time position for Lauren –– she’s a strong team player, efficient worker and good person."
"Lauren and I worked together at Madison+Main, a new media advertising agency, from 2011-2012. She is a high-energy marketing professional who brings enthusiasm to every project she takes on. We worked together when I was a Creative Director and I could always rely on her to propose fresh ideas for our clients' campaigns. She's a hard worker with a strong voice, and she would be a great addition to any creative team."
"Lauren is an enthusiastic copywriter with a strong drive to dive in, roll up her sleeves and get things done. She is not afraid to learn new things and is an extremely dedicated team player. If you want passion on your team, she's got it!"
"Working with Lauren is a delight because she is focused and polite, and ready to roll up her sleeves and get campaigns launched. She values efficiencies in workflows and has her eye on the bigger picture. Lauren was my client and she was great at communicating her needs to the Percolate team and collaborate with us to help her J&J team run faster toward their goals."
"In my previous role as VP of Business Development of Station!, a San Diego-based music sharing start-up, Lauren worked on time as our Contract Social Media Director. She was a great asset to me and the entire team, helping us redefine our social media presence, campaign and launch several channels in just 4 weeks. She was always strategic and thorough in her work, completing and following up on projects 100%, and she brought a great attitude and overall energy to the team as well. She always had a great attitude and great work ethic. We with her only the best in all her future work!"
"We're sad for Lauren to leave our agency, but she's decided to relocate down to San Diego and say goodbye to the SF fog for a while. We’ll definitely miss Lauren and her leadership on the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Brand!"
Owner & Principal Broker
Sperity Real Estate Ventures
"Lauren and I worked together on cross functional social media teams at eBay. She was a great cross-functional team member at eBay, dividing her time and workload between content team, emerging channels team and the social team. As part of the paid social group, I relied on her expertise on which content will resonate with a certain user segment. Thanks to her knowledge, I saw a higher engagement and conversion across social over the course of the year. She is a key player for any team and I would gladly work alongside her again."
"Lauren brings an enthusiasm and energy to all of her relationships, client work and her life. She is capable, an apt listener, understands and follows the intent of the client in conversation, and is able to ensure winning work product as a result. She is always available to discuss important points in a project and has a work ethic that is envious!"
Director, Business Line Support
SourceAmerica (Formerly NISH)
"Lauren and I worked together to promote NISH's AbilityOne program, a national initiative advocating equal work opportunities for the severely handicapped. Over the past 6 years, I've witnessed the results of her skills and talent at work. She is an energetic person with great ideas, creativity and passion for her craft. A highly dependable producer of amazing results."
VP of Brand Strategy & Public Relations at Iggbo
Editor/Publisher at Grid Magazine
Partner at Etre Communications
"As Publisher of Richmond GRID Magazine, I'm always excited to find strong contributing writers who can showcase how the Richmond region works, lives and plays. Lauren is one of them. When I met her through local Richmond Entrepreneur, Casey Burke Bunn back in 2009, she had an insatiable energy about her. She's proved time and time again with 3 feature stories that she knows how to bring a city to life with storytelling."
Director of Social Media
"We only worked together for about 3 weeks before leaving Creative B'stro for another job, but Lauren was a star. She was always energetic, enthusiastic and came highly recommend from eBay colleagues. During my transition out of CB, she stepped in as the client/social lead and handled it beautifully. I'd welcome the opportunity to work with her again."
"In short Lauren is AMAZING! I had the absolute pleasure of working her and she's energetic, always up to help on any project, and always keeps her attitude. In her role as a social media manager & copywriter. Lauren proved to equal parts resourceful and creative. She was able to quickly synthesize any information into beautiful content. I highly recommend her to any organization that needs a dynamite content contributor."
"Lauren and I worked both worked for eBay in 2014. She was referred to me by another eBay colleague as a trusted dog-sitter, so I gave her a shot and couldn't have been happier with her great dog care, warm personality, go-getter attitude and compassion. If she took care of my doggers this way, I have no doubt she brought she brought the same spirit to all her eBay work."
"Lauren is one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. After a month of working at eBay, Inc. she stepped in as social content lead covering content strategy, production, execution and publishing for all of eBay's 7 core social channels. We're still in touch. You're crazy if you don't hire her."
Tina Lambert Bates, CAE
Vice President of Public Relations
Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA)
“Lauren was one of my PR Interns for the summer of 2008 during her senior year at VCU. She was enthusiastic, hard-working and a go-getter, always diving into PR projects with a willingness to learn and make a difference.”
"Lauren and I worked together at eBay, Inc. briefly when I was Lead Manager, Global Consumer Communications. During our team-wide weekly social content planning meetings to review all campaigns, contents and initiatives for eBay's social publishing, she always asked good questions, and was professional, responsive and efficient."
"Lauren served as Executive Assistant during the absence of my regular assistant. I was impressed by her diligence, willingness to learn and to "do what it takes" to get a job done. She's sharp and a quick study, always asking good questions. I'd welcome any future opportunity to work with her."
"Lauren was my former student in my PR Research Class while I was a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She demonstrated strong analytical skills combined with strategic thinking and creative implementation in strategic communication. Her leadership in the final client project has motivated the whole team to move forward together efficiently and provide the client the high-quality product. During her senior year, Lauren was one of two winners of the Richmond PR Foundation scholarship, which was an exceptional recognition of her academic excellence and the strong potential to be a successful young PR professional. I highly recommend her."
"I had the pleasure of working with Lauren at ProFlowers. Not only did we work together, but we also shared a cubicle so I attest to the fact that she is an excellent neighbor 🙂 Lauren is a very collaborative co-worker. She is pro-active and personable. Lauren comes to the table with her own ideas but is also very receptive to feedback and pivoting. The greatest testament to her value as a team member is that the group she Social team she worked in reached their annual goals within 4 months. She is an asset to any group she is a part of."