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Professional Profile

Teri Herbstreit

Hi there, I'm Teri! Here you'll find an introduction to who I am and what I do, examples of my work, colleague recommendations, and more. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I can't wait to work with you!

Introduction

As a kid of a college football coach, we moved almost every year when I was young. It made me resilient, optimistic, and flexible. I am a ridiculously buoyant person with a side of sarcasm. I love being part of a team, and I need to feel like I’m contributing in an important way. My mind is naturally strategic, and I like to see the whole picture before I start my work.

I’ve been in marketing communications for 20 years, and I absolutely love it. I have an unusual breadth of experience, including SEO-driven social media and web writing, media relations, corporate and crisis communications. I’ve worked in healthcare marketing, consumer products, business-to-business, as well as brand management.
 

I have a sign in my office that says:

 

I am silently correcting your grammar,

 

and it’s true, but I try not to say any of it aloud. I just enjoy writing web pages, blogs, video scripts, social posts, press releases and all kinds of stories. I have a talent and passion for it. I once spent a vacation editing a “beach read” because I wanted to finish the story (it was good), but the writing had so many errors I couldn’t help myself.


So yeah, I have exceptional skills and attention to detail, not to brag. I have a talent for communicating and building influential relationships internally as well as externally at all levels.

As much as I love to dive into marketing a brand or a company, I strategically start with the end in mind. I know that good creative solutions come from first examining business goals. I thrive in diverse, fast-paced environments and work with technical, medical, artistic, and upper management teams with equal ease.

I know that understanding audiences is as important as the critical listening necessary to determine where a company wants to take its message. Due to my ability to use my left AND right brain, I have been hand-picked numerous times for critical operational projects (while continuing my marketing communications role). Again, not to brag.

I am also a performer at The Black Box Improv Theater, which is all about thinking on your feet and saying "YES, and"...

 

Whew!

 

Thank you for checking out my site, and believe me, I’m much more self-deprecating and humbler than this narrative would indicate.

Resumé

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Work Examples

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Recommendations

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"Teri has so many skills, but first and foremost she is the consummate storyteller. From a business standpoint, this is incredibly valuable because she can consistently bring brands and products to life. She creates incredible stories that are engaging and effective, while adhering to the constraints of SEO keywords and brand guidelines. She works to understand the audience and deliver the best content that really resonates. If there was a tough writing assignment or a product line that needed definition and personality, I relied on Teri to solve the problem. She delivered every single time. Teri was also a key leader on my team. She managed people with integrity and grace and consistently brought out the best in her direct reports and the entire design team. Her leadership and enthusiasm drove and inspired people, made our brands and products better and made our team stronger. People like Teri inspire and drive results. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to work with Teri and would jump at any opportunity to work with her again."

-Kevin McNulty, Creative Director

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"Teri is the perfect compilation of passion, skill, and thirst for new knowledge. She fully enmeshes herself in any writing project. Her prep work for writing is impressive; the research, thought and information gathering is always spot on. Teri’s skillset is deep and wide! She develops product content, packaging, brand story-telling, marketing collateral and blogs; just to name a few. Her passion is infectious and makes her a strong leader. People want to work with and for her. I’m thankful our career paths crossed!"

-Jessica Pearson, Brand Manager

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Thank You

Thanks for checking me out! I'd love to get to know more about you, and how we can work together. Feel free to get in touch via email, or by using the contact form below.

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