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MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

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I am a public relations, marketing and social media consultant specializing in the Twin Cities’ arts, non-profit and local business scene.

 

Over the past 8 years, I've marketed everything from classical music to small town tourism and locally made granola.

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Marketing or copywriting portfolios available upon request via email.

SERVICES

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

Press releases

Pitching

Bio & Media Kit Updates

Calendar Releases

E-blasts & Other Marketing emails

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Business or Professional Account Creation

Fan Page Creation

Content Strategy (Long & Short Term)

Page/Account Management (Long &

Short Term)

Paid Social Advertising & Audience Creation

Analytics reporting

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Platforms I Work On:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn

*Please note: I am not able to complete videography tasks.

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BLOGGING & BUSINESS STORYTELLING

Above all, I am first and foremost a writer and storyteller,  and I consider this my greatest strength in marketing. I’ve interviewed a variety of patrons for articles, blog posts, and fundraising pieces. Due to my lived experience, I have the unique understanding necessary to craft or edit respectful pieces on the topic of disability.

A full overview of my writing life is available on my website or you can request to see marketing-specific pieces via email.

CLIENTS

MacPhail Center for Music

Mixed Blood Theatre

Peace Coffee

The Jeremiah Program

SteppingStone Theater

Access Press

Parenteau Graves Communications

OWL Marketing

Grinnell College & Grinnell Magazine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Minneapolis musician J.D. Steele

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TESTIMONIALS

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Claire is an outstanding writer and a delight to work with. She is organized, flexible, super responsive, and a great communicator. She can bring to life any idea, concept, or story you want to share. She is skilled at writing a variety of copy from long-form content to quick and precise digital ad copy. She is always open to receiving feedback, making revisions, and never takes anything personal! I highly recommend her for all of your copywriting and content generation needs!

Melanee Meegan, Director of Marketing, Peace Coffee

I hired Claire Forrest to help with public relations and social media promotion for the premiere of my documentary on Facebook and YouTube. She secured prominent print and broadcast placements in local media, and created targeted Facebook ads on my fan page. She also managed the technical aspects of setting up the virtual screening. With her help, I was able to show my film to my existing fans and reach new people with my work.

J.D. Steele, Minneapolis music legend

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