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Allyson Sutton

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Freelance Writer and Marketer

About Me

I spent the last four years helping to launch and grow a network of startup co-working spaces in North Carolina, with some freelance side hustlin' along the way. Before that, I was the first hire at a nationally-recognized product-based startup and the manager of a small brick-and-mortar business. Maybe the entrepreneurial spirit in those roles rubbed off on me; I'm now fully-focused on working with interesting people and companies to grow their brands, create content, and be the hype girl they need to spread the good word. I write about technology, startups, women in business, and entrepreneurship, as well as health and wellness, music, and lifestyle. 

Industries I Write About

Civic & Social Organization

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Commercial Real Estate

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Think Tanks

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

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Information Technology & Services

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My Writing Samples

11 Southern Tech Companies Brewing Up Beer Innovations

Part of a weekly series showcasing emerging startups from across the South.

http://digsouth.com/2016/10/05/11-southern-tech-companies-brewing-up-beer-innovations/

An Internet of Things "riot" in North Carolina

Editorial article on the growing IoT movement in North Carolina.

http://digsouth.com/2016/03/03/an-internet-of-things-riot-in-north-carolina/

Innovate Raleigh Summit: Why It's Different in 2015 & What To Expect

Editorial article for ExitEvent, an online media platform covering startups in NC.

http://www.exitevent.com/article/innovate-raleigh-summit-2015-150826

HQ Raleigh Announces B Corp Certification

Press release announcing major milestone for a growing co-working space.

http://www.hqraleigh.com/blog/article/HQRaleigh-BCorp-Certified

Experience

Freelance Communications Consultant

Freelance content creation, editing, social media management, marketing strategy and creative services primarily for startups and small businesses.

Company: Allyson Sutton

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

Director of Marketing

Managed all aspects marketing and brand strategy for a growing network of entrepreneurial communities, with locations currently in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC. Work included email marketing, Google Analytics, web and graphic design project management, intern supervision across all locations, creating and managing an editorial/content calendar, social media planning/management, media relations, event planning, and whatever else popped up in this fast-paced, startup environment. HQ has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and many local and regional publications and sites.

Company: HQ Community

I worked there from 1/2016 until 9/2016

Director of Marketing

Helped start North Carolina's leading network of entrepreneurial co-working spaces, now home to over 500 members across the state. Projects ranged from executing a successful rebranding campaign and developing and growing an online presence and social media following (over 10K Twitter followers), to building email marketing campaigns (50%+ open rates) and managing both internal member relations/outreach and external PR.

Company: HQ Raleigh

I worked there from 1/2013 until 1/2016

Marketing & Events Manager

Innovate Raleigh is a non-profit, community driven organization on a mission to make Raleigh a top five center for innovation and entrepreneurship in the nation. My work included developing the marketing and content strategy for the organization, launching (and hosting) a monthly podcast, facilitating a task force of committee volunteers, and coordinating the Annual Raleigh Innovation Summit each September.

Company: Innovate Raleigh

I worked there from 1/2014 until 11/2015

Content I Write