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As a copywriter with Seafoam Media, I develop content for companies across a range of industries. As a creative writer, I publish my own poems and creative essays.

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What Educators can Teach You about Developing a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy

Applying educational concepts to marketing can improve the work you do for clients. 

Traveling In Spite Of

There’s that memory of standing on the St. Charles Bridge in Prague and being in love with someone who’s in love with someone else. 

The trip to New York where my brother and I argued with our mother and then roamed Avenue A in Manhattan, looking for a good bar.  

There’s the camping trip on the north rim of the Grand Canyon and the experience of feeling, rather than seeing, the depth of that enormous gorge at night. 

What We Owe

What do we owe our animals? How can we say which relationship, animal or human, is more valuable? More necessary?  

As I led him to the car and watched his legs quiver a bit before he hopped in, there were tears in my eyes because I knew what I’d have to do.

Good Digital Marketing is Worth the Investment. Here’s Why.

When you hire a marketing team, you’re getting more than a decent-looking website and a kid who understands Google better than you do; you’re getting a team of professionals. What you’re really paying for is time, brain-power, and creativity: the time it takes to research the competition and create a strategy that makes sense for your business, the brain-power that comes along with years of expertise in the field, and the creativity it takes to stay ahead with bold ideas.  

The Post-COVID-19 Business Landscape and 7 Steps to Take to Secure Your Future

When a vaccine is found and the masks come off, we’ll walk out of our homes and into a changed world. The current health, social, and economic crisis will have a significant impact on the era to come, and businesses must be prepared to face a new normal. We believe that this is not something to fear, but rather, something to prepare for with purpose and with steady plans. We’ve identified 7 hard truths that companies need to incorporate into their future planning sessions. 

Your Children are Watching

I remember so vividly the joy–the young people leaping up on top of the wall, bringing hammers down, hugging their East German neighbors! I don’t exactly remember this, but I like to imagine my dad or mom saying, “wow” in an awed voice. What I do remember, clearly, is the feeling that the world could be an inspiring place. Shit. Even today I can’t listen to the Scorpion’s schlocky Wind of Change without tearing up a little.

Burnout Will Break Your Heart

As I struggled I asked myself, what happened to me?

What happened to the girl who, when faced with nearly 30 English language learners in a half-finished classroom with only 25 chairs and zero resources, could just handle it?

Imaginary Wine Labels

Best on an empty stomach, with bread after the initial sips to soak up the coffee grounds one might imagine on the roof of the mouth. Recommended for people who like caves, pepper plants, and experimental films.

My Complicated Journey to a Child-free Middle Age

For the young men, in my experience, pregnancy was merely a way to validate how they felt about themselves or their relationship.

As a thoughtless or naïve young woman, any public judgment on having or not having a child would be placed on me. And it would be unforgiving.

Industry Goals in the Age of the Coronavirus

What hasn’t changed is this: The U.S. needs its manufacturing base. That’s clear as GM and Ford adapt their manufacturing plants to produce much-needed ventilators and Brooks Brothers shifts from Oxford shirts to hospital gowns.

10 Reasons to Buy that Vespa Scooter You’ve Been Eyeing

We know you’ve been thinking about it.

You’ve imagined yourself zipping around the city with sunglasses on and the wind in your hair. You’ve wondered if you’d look as cool as you’d feel, riding one. I mean, come on. It even comes in your favorite color! It’s an original … it’s a Vespa. And if you’re not convinced yet, here are our top 10 reasons why you should go ahead and buy it.

“I’ve been a fan of Holly’s creative and professional writing for over 20 years. Over that time, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with her on creative projects, and she is my go-to editor for my own work. Holly knows the importance of words, like any true custodian of language. I trust her dedication to the written word and would highly recommend her for your next project!”

Shawn Shimazu, UX Designer | Writer