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Where Are They Now: Stephanie Nelson, Ignite Charlotte 2

We can’t stress how great word-of-mouth marketing has been to Ignite Charlotte’s success. Well, we can and we will – uhm, tell your friends to submit a talk, tell your family to attend the event. (Big smile).

Stephanie Nelson
Photo Credit: Robert Christopher

Past Ignite Charlotte 1 speaker Dwayne Waite did just that; he convinced Stephanie Nelson to submit her talk for Ignite Charlotte 2. Before considering Ignite Charlotte, Stephanie was working at a pay-per-click advertising. Yawn.

Before too long, she landed a job as a social media marketer. Yippee. Once she did her talk at Ignite Charlotte on Personal Branding – Online versus OfflineBAM – she was building her own personal brand in the Charlotte area! Woot-Woot.

Since her talk, she left her social media marketing job (due to company cut-backs). Boo! But Nelson managed to leverage her situation and launch her own social media marketing company. Yeah!

“I have been out on my own for 7 months now and seeing success,” she said. Hooray!

Follow Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieNelson, SBN Marketing @SBNMktg or check out her company webpage at

Written by: Biray (@befitt), Ignite Charlotte 5 Volunteer

Better Know A Sponsor: JDW: The Charlotte Agency

Hello Ignite Charlotte, we meet again.

We’re JDW: The Charlotte Agency, a full-service agency that dabbles in marketing, advertising and public relations, based right here in Charlotte. We mainly work with new and small businesses, and our favorite niche is the startup tech entrepreneurs. We love working with those who have interesting, quirky and exciting ideas.

We like to think of ourselves as interesting and quirky people.

That is what attracted us to Ignite Charlotte in late 2009, the beginning. We met Bridget and Sam, felt their energy, and we were hooked. To think that we could help set the message and brand for an organization that is about finding local businesspeople speak about local ideas, we couldn’t pass it up. And just weeks from Ignite Charlotte 3, we couldn’t be happier.

Creativity breeds creativity. And being around passionate people who have good ideas, good things tend to happen. That’s why we hang around.

Thank you Ignite Charlotte for the awesome opportunity to make this event a keystone in the Charlotte creative community.