Don’t have time to promote your small business or create an impact with an online presence? I can relate to small business owners as they wear many hats. Most often, Social Media & Digital Marketing gets put on the back burner. I can strategize with you and learn about your business needs while getting your message out there. My background includes working in retail, advertising, marketing, printing, and tech industries. My specialty and passion are partnering with small, local North Shore businesses, mom & pops, boutiques, food, and businesses in hospitality. When I was growing up, my Grandfather owned and operated a Mom & Pop shop and grocer – a general neighborhood store offering specialty foods, a butcher shop, soda fountain, and lunch counter in the Boston community. Small business is truly embedded in my heart and soul.
What Can I Do For Your Business?
Social Media Management and Digital Marketing
Social Media Photography & Video
Email Marketing – Constant Contact and Mailchimp
Advertising Campaigns – Print for Magazine, Newspaper, Web Advertising, and Signage
Small (but mighty) business clients I have worked with:
ADB Marketing, Chestnut Hill
Archibald Electric, Peabody
Betsy Frost Design Studio & Gallery, Ipswich
Blaze Johnson Real Estate Team, Ipswich
Bucciarelli’s Butcher Shop, Salisbury
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Gloucester
Conley’s Drug Store, Ipswich
Choice Graphics, Rowley
Forever Green Newburyport
The Green Box Film, Ipswich
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Greetings By Design, Newburyport
Ipswich Smiles Dental Practice
Ipswich Chamber of Commerce
Ipswich Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ipswich Lions Club
Josephine Baker, Vice President & Realtor, J. Barrett & Company
Michael’s Harborside Restaurant, Newburyport
Mila By The White Apron, Exeter, NH
Nancy Marland Jewelry
The White Apron, Dover, NH
S!Y Communications, Byfield
Soak & Shoreline, Newburyport
Lola Wesley Marketing is a current member of the:
Where my story starts… I dedicate this story to my Dad.
Fortunately, I have always been surrounded by people who have provided me with creative inspiration. My Dad was my first influencer. This is a story dedicated to him because he is the inspiration behind the work that I do. He was a successful commercial artist, abstract painter on canvas, sign painter, and hand letterer of signage, storefronts, and billboards, as well as a musician and photographer.
In New York City as a child, I was exposed to various forms of art & media that my Dad produced over the years to make a living. He was my mentor and teacher. He sold his paintings in Greenwich Village, worked for Nielsen Media Research company, and acquired interesting freelance projects such as hand-painting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade oversized balloons each year.
When we moved to Boston, Dad was an Artist working for an underground newspaper called “The Avatar”. It was produced by a historic well-known commune group in Fort Hill, Roxbury during the 60s. I remember visiting Fort Hill with him, observing authentic creativity as he delivered his artwork. He then worked for Chiquita Banana, then the Design Studio for Filene’s of Boston. I would visit him often at work behind the scenes watching the window display artists and designers. He would set me up at his drafting table to draw. I attended art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts and entered local art contests throughout my childhood. In one contest, I met Bradford Washburn, (Museum of Science Director in Boston). He presented me with an award for 1st prize sponsored by Filene’s and the museum. This was my inspiration.
The Overall Impact on My Career
Parental influence encouraged me to be creative, surround myself with like-minded people, be open to new, fresh ideas, and work hard. I pursued my college education in Graphic Design kickstarting a career in Advertising/Marketing as Studio Manager and Graphic Artist for Arnold Worldwide. I was then further educated in Digital Marketing & Social Media Management while working for local small business. Dad (and my Grandfather) helped plant those seeds.
How Did I Name My Business Lola Wesley Marketing? Lola and Wesley were our beloved Jack Russell Terriers. In dedication to them, I am fueled by their energy, focus, passion, warmth, loyalty, and the excitement that the Jack Russell breed displays every day.