Maree Jones – PRConnect:
Whether in front of a classroom or a boardroom, Maree’s focus has always been education. A former middle school teacher, Maree is now passionate about educating clients and partners on current trends and best practices within social media and digital platforms and implementing those strategies in order to create buzz. At Luckie & Company, Maree oversees social media channel strategies and influencer outreach for some of the top brands in the US. She can also be found speaking to colleges and professional groups on the importance of personal brand management online. In her career, Maree quickly established her niche in specialized hybrid positions within various agencies, integrating PR with social media and building relationships among communities and influencers. Maree has worked to secure placement for clients in outlets such as the TODAY show, Southern Living, USA Today, NPR and more. In regards to public relations, social media and reputation management, Maree’s thought leadership has been featured in PR News’s PR Measurement Guidebook and Visual Storytelling Guidebook, Inc.com, Chain Store Age, Birmingham Business Journal and various parenting publications across the US. Previous client experience includes work the Travel and Tourism, Food and Beverage, Retail, Fashion, Special Events, Non-profit and Entertainment industries, respectively.