About Ashley

Hey there, I’m so glad you’re here.

I empower small businesses to tell their brand story through digital marketing efforts like SEO, content creation, & social media.

Ashley Velez

Professional Background

My marketing experience spans marketing project management and strategy, social media/digital marketing, content creation, branding, SEO/SEM, web optimization, and analytics.

Content Building: I’ve directed strategic, high-impact digital and print marketing initiatives that drive engagement, marketplace visibility, and ROI. 

Culture-Building: I’ve built and directed cohesive teams and collaborated with top decision-makers to drive core business goals. I’m also fascinated by trends in the future of work (particularly for millennials), and how companies can increase employee productivity, give back with corporate responsibility programs and create meaningful work through career growth, inspiring colleagues, and D&I initiatives. 

Community-Building: I love people, and I love building a community, both within an organization and beyond. I’m a freelance and contributing writer for local publications in Cherokee County, where I write hyper-local content about marketing, culture-building and leadership, and local community events. 

Need help with your small business marketing strategy? Click below to see my resume, or connect with me online. (Or keep scrolling to learn even more about me.)

Personal Background

 Oh, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school.
And though she be but little, she is fierce.

Act 3, Scene 2, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I’m a tiny, fiery Southern redhead (By choice. Yep—it’s a bottle). I’m fueled by a curious mind and an empathetic sensibility, and I’m driven by a desire to inspire passion and spark joy.

I started a blog in college as an outlet to get whatever was swirling around in my brain out and on a page. (Or a screen, as it were.) Shortly thereafter, I discovered that I love connecting brands with their audience through the art of storytelling, which has been my calling for the last fifteen years. 

I married my best friend and we live in Woodstock, GA (our beautiful, award-winning city unexpected!) with our two boys. I’m told I have a fierce mouth and a kind heart—neither of which you’ll find is untrue.


Ask Me About:

– The impact of your local arts organization and why it’s important 

– How to get involved in your local community and why you’ll love it.

– Where to find the most mouthwatering local Juicy IPAs

– The best piazzas to explore in Florence, Italy

– Backyard bird songs: “Is it a warbeler or a wren?” 

I’ve never met a personality test I didn’t like. 

Here are a few of my results.

Myers-Briggs: ENFJ

Gallup Strengths Finder: Discipline, Empathy, Input, Intellection, Developer

GiANT Five Voices: Nurturer

Enneagram: 1, 2, 3 

Writing Portfolio

Remember, Honor, Teach

Remember, Honor, Teach

The Georgia National Cemetery, spanning more than 775 acres in the serene landscape of Canton, is the final resting place for thousands of veterans and their families thanks to a generous donation by the late Scott Hudgens Jr., a veteran of World War II, entrepreneur,...

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Talking About Outdoors

Talking About Outdoors

Ask any local outdoors person or nature lover: there’s nothing quite like the anticipation of fall and winter in Cherokee County. While some of us may prefer to hibernate during the colder months, many thrive in the great outdoors, knowing it is a perfect time of year...

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Happy to be Back on VoyageATL

Happy to be Back on VoyageATL

What happens when VoyageATL reaches out to feature you again in their Inspiring Stories section? Why, you take the opportunity, of course! If you aren't familiar with Voyage ATL, it's an online magazine dedicated to telling the stories of local artists, creatives,...

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