Hi! I’m Danielle Miller, Maui’s marketing coach and founder of Miller Media Management. I believe entrepreneurs and small businesses are the heart and soul of a more stable economy.
I started Miller Media Management with the goal of helping small business owners grow their companies.
I specialize in authentically marketing businesses, products, and services on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
Many businesses on Maui and on the mainland have used our services to build profiles and pages, develop strategic marketing plans, and effectively integrate social media marketing to get more sales.
Some of my favorite milestones in becoming a professional social media marketer have been:
- Teaching workshops at the Maui County Business Resource Center
- Presenting as a guest speaker at the MEO Core Four business classes
- Being the keynote speaker for the Maui Wedding and Events Professionals 2015 training
- Accepting a position as an EdVenture Maui Instructor at UH Maui College
- Participating on the IMUA Fantasia Ball Social Media Team 2015
- Leading the 2015 Maui Small Business Week Social Media Team with Nicole Fisher and Liza Pierce.
- Being a Maui SMUG (Social Media Users Group) featured presenter
- Live on air interview with HPR2 Chris Vandercook on The Conversation
- See more: In the media
How I Became A Professional Social Media Marketer
Many times in my professional life, I’ve been approached to do some social media posting on the side. This happened when I was a bartender, a Realtor, and even Director of Programs & Events for the Chamber of Commerce.
I’d be chatting with the boss about marketing articles I read or webinars I watched, when suddenly a lightbulb goes off. They cast a luminous smile my way and say, “So, Danielle you seem pretty savvy when it comes to this Facebook stuff. How about you manage our social media?” This started way back when I was in college.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Marketing from Bryant University, one of USA Today’s Top 10 Business Schools. My first boss, also known as my Dad, had me open a Facebook business page for his graphic design company in 2006. I had no idea what I was doing and I kept running into unfamiliar obstacles. I was about to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in business, but felt there was this whole new world of possibly with the introduction of social media. The experience left me thirsty for social media marketing know-how.
Online marketing has been a fun, yet time-consuming knot to detangle over the past decade. I find myself reading case studies and discovering new strategies on a daily basis. This “new” style of marketing is constantly shifting. Luckily, I really enjoy reading up on the changes and figuring out the updates.
Social media marketing is being molded into a powerful tool for businesses because it offers the ideal situation for Permission Marketing. Managing social media accounts for small to medium size businesses became my full time job in 2012. Miller Media was born from a mission to help others use social media to build profitable relationships. That’s why we offer training and consulting in addition to our done-for-you services.
What fuels my business motivation?
As my business grows, I learn more about myself. I know that I am to creating a business that supports my happy and healthy life. I work with purpose to drive my business closer towards my grand vision every day.
Reading reviews and being recognized for my hard work is truly gratifying. I so appreciate all the kind words people have said! Many times, this is where I get the most business motivation. Other times, I am energized by helping someone understand a new point of view.
I love to systematize and organize all the things I learn so I can teach others. Brainstorming with entrepreneurs in the Social Marketing Insiders and Savvy Business Owners communities is also a huge motivation.
I hope this has given you an idea of just who I am and why I do what I do. Stay in touch! Connect with me on your favorite social media platform. I post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest – and now Instagram too!
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