What do you do when you love photography and writing as a child? Back in the day, I spent hours doing each of those and then went to school learning how to do it better and getting more opportunities. One of the most formative, was an internship with some agricultural magazines ended up launching me into a business world she never knew existed. Working at magazines, a PR agency and in-house with small and large companies has given me a chance to see many sides of communications. Adding the personal passion for it has layered on a whole new level of experience with social media.
It has been almost a decade since I really grabbed social media by the horns and started investing time in it. Those early days of blogging, Twitter and other social media were joked about by many but understanding the potential value early on, being part of the growth and development…. provides a depth of understanding that adds layers to what we now hear mentioned on the news each night. That history & vision combined with strategic thinking and individuality came natural and I was able to have fun learning before the risks were so overwhelming.
It’s a lot like anything else, gaining comfort on how to test systems, how to connect with new groups… time spent developing a personal brand led to a depth of connections. It also allowed me to develop programs with others who wanted to see similar change in the world as well as positions careerwise. Definitely made me a rarity among her peers.
Choosing the social media brand was something done quickly and yet it has served me well! I created the handle JPlovesCOTTON and it has been in place almost a decade now. It remains the handle used on most social media channels and has recently become a business entity — JPlovesCOTTON LLC
This website offers an overview of the speaking and consulting services being offered as the LLC opened for business in 2019. The following video also provides a quick look at services and some of the recommendations received on LinkedIn.
Interviews & More
I have had a lot of opportunities to do interviews and be featured on other sites. You can see some of the highlights on my media page.
If you’d like to get in touch, there are lots of ways to do that on the contact page.