Hey there! I’m Elizabeth Ann Schilling and I am the founder of Elizabeth Ann Digital Strategy. I recently relocated to the North Carolina coast from Kentucky! I am excited to meet and know the business owners in the area and possibly help you digitally market your business. Likewise, I also want you to know about me. I’m not one of those internet web business owners that hide behind my website.
What I do…
I am a Digital Strategist.
I provide digital and strategic communications SERVICES to small and locally owned businesses in the North Carolina coastal region.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus on strategic communications and writing from the University of Louisville. I have experience in a wide array of industries including the oil industry, specifically, retail convenience store, the restaurant industry, (both at the corporate level), real estate, criminal justice reform, and the health care industry. My education and skills includes Communications, Writing, Website CMS Development and Administration, Computer Science, Art Studio, Photography, Photo Editing and Editing and Accounting.
- Identify their business goals.
- Analyze their current marketing, advertising, communications, and social media practices.
- Devise a strategic plan and propose recommendations.
- Work to attain their goals through effective content marketing, management, and analytics.
What I can do for you…
My skills are varied, but my expertise is in these basic areas:
- Digital and Social media marketing
- Public relations
- Website and social media content writing
- News and feature article writing, editing, press releases, newsletters, brochures, bulk email, or any other type of business writing
- Photography, editing and prep of images for social media or website uploads; See Examples.
I am a photographer and photo editor. If you haven’t already, check out my PORTFOLIO. Most of the images are available as prints or as digital downloads. If needed, I can work with business owners to photograph products, provide photo editing and graphic design services to present your products or specials via your digital channels.
I can also provide these services:
- Brand development and promotion
- Logo, tagline, and slogan design and development
- Website development and/or administration, SEO Optimization
I am Passionate About Supporting Local Small Businesses.
I am a small business myself. I understand how hard it is to compete with “corporate America”, and my vision is to help consumers recognize the value of small business and appreciate that small businesses give a community its identity with unique charm and character.
Small business owners help build a sense of community because they, themselves, are typically immersed and invested in the community. Furthermore, they have pride and motivation to help make the community a better place. Additionally, they promote a sense of community by building a relationship with their customers, often knowing them by name.
Small businesses increase the tax base because consumers’ tax dollars stay within the local economy, and can be used to improve their community. They provide jobs to local residents, also contributing to the tax base.
I am new to the area, and I love it here!!! I live in a small town outside of the Wilmington area, near Topsail Island. We enjoy our walks on the beach. I enjoy a small-town sense of community, but I also relish living near the amenities of a larger city.
Since my move, I decided to offer my skills to local small businesses in the Coastal Region of North Carolina, especially my own community. This is where I plan to dig in my heels and put down roots as a forever home. I’m available to work remotely for any business, but this is my home-base.
My family, and my German Shepherd Dog, Bella, are #1. As you may already know, I love photography, interior design, and pretty much anything creative or artsy. Things I do to relax are exploring nature, seeing new sights, trying new restaurants, discovering local artisans, and shopping, of course. Cooking is another creative outlet for me, especially international cuisines ( have a collection of international cookbooks)
I support a culture of healthy eating (even though I don’t always). Everyone should have access to clean good quality whole foods at reasonable prices (meaning regular and lower income people can afford it). Animals, especially dogs, hold a soft spot in my heart.
I was born in Hampton, VA, on the east coast, and grew up in Charleston, WV. My summers were spent in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee as a youngster. Then, I lived a few years in Hurricane, WV, and in Huntington, WV, lived in Kentucky, (Lexington and Louisville) for over 20 years, and now reside on the east coast of North Carolina.
So there you have it. If you have questions, or would like a quote for your business, please
Can’t wait to talk to you! Ciao!