This Company Is Closed: What Happened and What’s Next


I’ve been trying to write this post for the last ten months. I closed the marketing agency in September 2016, fully intending to let the dust settle, synthesize what I learned and then report that as well as my next move. Then my mom died. It wasn’t sudden, we were estranged, and yet it devastated […]

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Two Year Freelanceaversary


On Friday May 10, 2013 I left the offices of SAG-AFTRA with all my stuff on a server cart. I worked all weekend building out the website I had been planning since I took my first freelance gig the previous December, and on Monday, May 13, I launched the new (Which was redesigned just […]

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2015 Professional Development Calls – Non-Profit Communicators

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Since the beginning of 2015 I’ve been calling my fellow non-profit communications professionals to talk to them about their market conditions. So far, the calls have been extremely illuminating. I’ll continue to call for the duration of the first quarter, but I may extend the calls after that if I feel like there’s a need […]

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People have been asking me, and the answer is yes, that’s me in that Freshbooks commercial you saw. I have long been a vocal fan of Freshbooks, so when they were making their first national commercial, and they asked me to be in it, I had to say yes. I really thought the first person […]

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Six Month Performance Survey

This Friday marks 6 months since Marina Martinez Consulting officially opened for business. In that six months, I’ve got a long way towards making this a stable, profitable enterprise that people are happy to interact with and eager to pass on to their friends. But we could always be better. To that end, I am […]

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Southbay Freelancers


One of my favorite things to do is bring people together. I’ve been so busy trying to make this happen for my clients in the 5 months since we launched that I haven’t had much opportunity to do it for myself. But now that I’ve got my sea legs, things are easier around here and […]

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Newsletter Redesign: New Bonus Content

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My newsletter subscribers may have noticed some changes lately. First, my regular Friday updates switched to Monday, and then this week there wasn’t an update. This is because I have begun to work on a redesign in order to make the newsletter more like the site, and in order to give a little extra content […]

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Web Marketing Survey

In an effort to better serve my community, I’ve come up with a quick survey that I’m asking all my friends and followers to take and to share with their friends. Even if you’re not a decision maker in your organization, I want to know what you think about online marketing. Anyone who leaves their […]

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Meet Me in Portland Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

I will be social media check-ups to area non-profits in the City of Roses for one day only on Monday, Aug. 12. I currently have five half-hour spots remaining. For timing’s sake, all the meetings will be at the Starbucks at 1134 Northwest Glisan, at the corner of Glisan and 12th between 2 p.m. and […]

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