I’ve always loved stories.
In one of my fondest memories, I’m sitting with my mother at a very young age, reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. She fell asleep, but I was so impatient to find out what happened next that I grabbed the book and read ahead without her. I’m pretty sure that’s the first chapter book I finished on my own.
That love of stories translates directly to my Marketing and Communications work. I’ve expanded from an interest in fantasy fiction to a passion for human interest stories. I can take your brand, your story, and your key messages, and use them to connect meaningfully with your audience. From long-form blogs to quick, snappy Tweets, I’m an effective, strategic communicator.
For the last five years, I have worked with several non-profit organizations, assisting with social media management, copywriting, content writing, public relations, and many other areas. I’ve seen the challenge to devote enough time and resources to a consistent public engagement/digital marketing strategy. I created Chong Communications to help small organizations or entrepreneurs that don’t have the in-house expertise or capacity to handle all of their social media, copywriting, or digital marketing needs. Their stories deserve to be told.
There’s a lot of advertising on the Internet. Every company is on social media. The best way to strengthen your brand presence is to take your story, create compelling content, and make sure the right audience is seeing it. The sooner you get going, the better. What are you waiting for?
“Valerie was my go-to for all things social media. Her knowledge and expertise always made a complicated task much easier to manage. Her attention to detail was off the charts often coming up with ideas I hadn’t thought of. And she was a great team player. Always with helpful suggestions whenever I consulted her with a problem.”
– Diane C., Colleague