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MISSION

We're Here to Help You Succeed in Uncertain Times.

A limited-time taskforce of experts from finance to marketing, our goal is to join resources in response to the current needs of business owners while our community & economy is in limbo — giving you the outside braintrust & skillsets needed to keep your business afloat & help you grow during this difficult time.

WHY US

Experience Is The Difference.

From Fortune 500 to Local Brands

We have the experience to give you the insight & execution you need to succeed. Below is a sample of just a few of the brands our members have helped & we look forward to using our combined skills to help you reach your goals.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Experts

Our team of executives & business owners came together to help companies stuck in limbo due to our current environment — to reset and thrive.

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TRADEMARK LAW x STRATEGY

Nik
Sallie

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Nik has over 18 years experience in marketing and branding, having worked for Virgin records as a marketing rep in Dallas Fort Worth to support artists like Janet Jackson and Lenny Kravitz.

She has over a decade experience in law specializing in intellectual property, specifically trademarks. Nik has also worked at Facebook for almost a decade, first in Intellectual Property Operations and now in sales in the Global Business Group, advising Fortune 500 healthcare companies on their advertising strategy.  On average she manages and generates 8 figures per quarter in advertising revenue.

Additionally, she owns NikSallie.com, a trademark Law Firm supporting six figure women entrepreneurs in building and protecting their businesses so they can manifest their purpose into profits. Nik is also a Master Reiki Healer and was named a 2020 Woman to Watch by Austin Woman Magazine. Connect with Nik on social media @NikSallie

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EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING

Jane Claire Hervey

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Jane Hervey is a creative producer based in Austin, Texas. She’s the founder of group work, a boutique studio that helps creative start-ups, arts and entertainment organizations and nonprofits curate compelling experiences, tell stories and create truthful brands online and off. Over the last few years, she has launched a nonprofit, developed festival identities, produced conferences, managed tours, directed photo shoots, created social media personalities and so much more.

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OPERATIONS

Christine Lopez

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Christine Lopez founded Blue Chiron with over 25 years of experience in operations, project and production management, workflow design and implementation. She has worked in both agency and in-house environments, managing teams to create integrated campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Armani Exchange, Absolut Vodka, Verizon, and MillerCoors. Christine believes that a finely tuned workflow produces superior deliverables and maximizes revenue.

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FINANCIAL STRATEGY

Alejandro Navarro, CFA

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Alejandro Navarro, CFA – Alejandro is a cofounder and CEO of The Ronin Society. With over a decade of experience in investment finance in a variety of portfolio manager and analyst roles, Alejandro brings deep financial expertise in addition to an adventurous spirit to Ronin’s high growth investment strategies. Prior to cofounding The Ronin Society, he worked on a small team implementing investment strategies across $18 billion dollars of assets for a national wealth management group. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and is an active board member of the CFA Society of Austin. He brings a passion for adventure and building global communities to The Ronin Society. Alejandro earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and minor in Business Foundations from the University of Texas at Austin.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS LEAD

Chelsea
McCullough

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Chelsea McCullough is the founder of MYLK Collective, a boutique PR and digital marketing agency that specializes in telling impactful and genuine stories for hospitality, lifestyle, health and wellness brands. After experience at a PR agency for the better half of a decade, Chelsea started MYLK Collective in 2018 to represent small, local businesses, specializing in personalized PR and proven influencer marketing strategies. Her dedicated approach to public relations, garnering newsworthy narratives and creating memorable moments for local brands in her hometown of Austin is her motivation for helping the companies she represents to grow, flourish, and thrive.

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INFLUENCER MARKETING CONSULTING

Jane
Ko

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Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin’s top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. A Taste of Koko has been voted best local Austin blogger by the Austin Chronicle in 2018 and 2019 and has been featured in O Magazine, InStyle Magazine, OWN TV Network, and The New York Times. 

Koko launched her blog in 2010 and has been doing it full-time since 2015 and has worked with over 300 brands on influencer campaigns like Target, IKEA, Whole Foods, Best Buy, Visit Germany, and more. Tourism destinations include New Mexico, Miami, Michigan, Macau, California, Arkansas, and more.

Shop Koko is her very own line of foodie tees that help support local non-profits in Austin and she also self-published her first book, Koko’s Guide To Austin, a pocket-sized guidebook to Austin that’s sold in 40 locations in Austin.

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PRODUCT DEV x CREATIVE DIRECTION

Kana
LiVolsi

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CEO, Dos Mundos Creative

A believer in the power of media, Kana challenges our team, clients & partners to produce smarter & more inclusive content so that our efforts not only benefit the brand fiscally, but also earns some points with the Universe (aka “millennial equity.”)

For over a decade, Kana focused on entertainment media, working in production for companies such as NBC, HBO, Showtime, BBC, Nike & MTV before transitioning into the digital publishing industry where she created strategies for publishers & retailers such as Harper-Collins Publishing, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Cox Media, Conde Nast, Google, Apple, Sony & Amazon — to name a few. A pioneer in the eBook space, her creative campaigns as Marketing Director for BooksOnBoard included work with a wide array of partners from Tyra Banks, to the Daytime Emmys & Nascar. All of which, helped the virtually unknown eCommerce store grow to be the #1 largest independent eBookstore in the world —  #3 overall behind only Amazon & Barnes & Noble.

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DIGITAL MARKET STRATEGY

Parker
Golson

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Parker is a full-time brand strategy savant and blatant Aries. Having started in social media management, with a background in psychology and consumer statistics, he’s constantly aiming to couple mission-driven brands to their tailored digital presence. Certified in Facebook Blueprint and Google Ads, he roots his work in analytics just as much as creativity.

Since starting his career in digital at Juice Society, Parker continues to thrive in diverse, female-led work environments. When he’s not jumping between apps or steering content production, Parker spends his time tending to his houseplants and burning through whatever new show just came out.

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EVENT PRODUCTION

Ashland
Viscosi

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Ashland is the Founder of Creatives Meet Business (CMB), an event and podcast series in Austin for creatives of all disciplines to define themselves as “artists” and “creatives” AND “small business owners.” She also hosts, produces, and edits the Creatives Meet Business podcast and helps folks one-on-one with goal planning and various endeavors. 

Ashland values collaboration and accessibility of knowledge and information and wanted to create something unique for the community. The result was CMBXP, a three-day conference featuring 50+ workshops that help artists, creatives, and small business owners in real-time with Business, Marketing, Skills Development and Storytelling.

Before founding both CMB and CMBXP and dedicating her time to community building and transformative educational events, Ashland worked in film and production. She has produced several short films including the festival hit “Rat Pack Rat” (Sundance 2014 – Special Jury Prize for Unique Vision, SXSW 2014), and she was a Production Consultant for “TOWER” (SXSW 2016 – Documentary Grand Jury Winner & Documentary Feature Audience Award Winner).  

Concurrent with her work in film, Ashland honed her fundraising, marketing, and event production skills during her years at an arts-based non-profit. Ashland is also the Sponsor Relations Coordinator with the ATX Television Festival and previously served as the Director of Programming for Social Media Week Austin.

She LOVES connecting people (and actually teaches about it) brunch, cheese plates, and conversations. Invite her to brunch or happy hour if you want to chat!

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PR SPECIALIST

Courtney
Bianchi

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Over the last ten years, Courtney has built and fostered strong relationships in Austin with media and influencers around Texas. For the last three years, Courtney is the Senior Publicist for LookThinkMake working for brands like the city of Marble Falls, Pease Park Conservancy, and CG&S Design-Build. For the last seven years has led the community Whiskey and Pearls – a women’s networking and connection community in Austin. Courtney is passionate about storytelling and creating exceptional experiences (whether virtual or in-person) that highlight what makes a brand special. Her efforts have landed coverage for her clients in Forbes, Dwell, Austin Monthly, Texas Monthly, Tribeza, and Domino Magazine. She’s also partnered with brands like Bumble, La Pera and The Elephant Table.

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EXECUTIVE COACH

Robin
Emmerich

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Robin Emmerich, D.PSc. is trained and certified as an expert in the subconscious mind through world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Coletta Long and ‘Creativity in Business’, the famed Stanford University master’s degree course by Dr. Michael Ray. Robin’s personal journey and professional knowledge led her to develop a unique method to help others discover their true desires and live a fulfilling life. She’s been featured as Inc Media’s first-ever invitee for ‘Ask Me Anything in Health and Wellness,’ Bumble Bizz first-ever Career Coach, and Austin Under 40 Award’s 2019 ‘Mentor of the Year’ finalist and recently launched her new book, “Love the Mess”, which premiered at number one on the Amazon bestseller list on both Death & Grief and Creativity Self-Help.

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OUR SERVICES

Areas We Offer Assistance

Our team was hand-picked to help best serve the business community with a variety of skills across departments to assure you have an effective custom plan for your business needs.

Digital Marketing

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  • Website Development & Design
  • Graphic Design
  • SEO
  • SWOT & Market Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Cross-Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Video / Photography
  • Digital Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Partnerships
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Motion Graphics

Legal Consulting

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  • Trademark clearance search
  • Trademark federal application filing
  • Texas LLC filing service
  • Deep Dive session/consulting on business plan, project management and/or branding from legal perspective

Events / Community

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  • Talent curation & management for virtual events, concerts (musicians, performing artists, etc.)
  • Talent/casting for content-related & digital campaigns (like artists, small business owners & other identity verticals)
  • Community engagement development (connecting company to appropriate nonprofit & managing charity relationship; ensuring charity relationship has a storytelling & content-related, marketing component)
  • Transitioning physical experiences into virtual experiences
  • Event Planning & Production
  • Pivot to Virtual Event
  • Event Programming & Speaker / Talent Curation
  • Sponsorship & Sponsor Event Integration
  • Event Marketing
  • Volunteer Best Practices & Volunteer Management
  • Event Communications Strategy

Financial Strategy

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  • Financial Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Goal Tracking
  • Capital Raising

Public Relations

SERVICES →

  • PR Strategy
  • Brand Partnership (including influencers)
  • Event Support & Coordination
  • Pitch Plan Research & Drafting
  • Content writing & messaging aligning with brand
  • Press release creation & distribution
  • Strategically promote brand to local media outlets
  • Oversee general media outreach, pitching, media relations & communications
  • Coordinate & secure media coverage including newspapers, magazines, online publications
  • Coordinate TV appearances
  • Implement social seeding & influencer marketing tactics
  • Develop unique promotions aligning with brand
  • Coordinate strategic community marketing of events & notable/newsworthy partnerships

Digital Media

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  • Podcast Production
  • Video Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Brand / Commercial Photography

Operations

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  • Integrated Project Management
  • Executive Production (broadcast, digital, audio, print, experiential)
  • Vendor Selection & Management
  • PM Training & Development
  • Workflow Audit, Recommendations & Deployment
  • Integrated Software Platform Recommendations & Deployment
  • Proposals, Pricing & Scope of Work Development & Counseling

Influencer Marketing

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  • Influencer marketing
  • Social media strategy
  • Blogger relations

Executive Coaching & Workshops

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  • CONSULTING
    Create breakthrough results on a personal or professional challenge
  • WORKSHOPS
    Empower your team to authentically lead their best lives
    Boost morale and productivity
    Shift your team’s mindset to increase revenue
    Create healthy communication and culture
    Decrease stress and cultivate work/life balance

OUR PROCESS

How It Works.

From Fortune 500 to Local Brands

We have the experience to give you the insight & execution you need to succeed. Below is a sample of just a few of the brands our members have helped & we look forward to using our combined skills to help you reach your goals.