happy clients, happy life
Joe Erwin- Founder of Erwin Creates + Erwin Penland
Simply put, Ashley is one of the most extraordinary, sharp, kind, dedicated, brave and exciting people we know. We met Ashley about a year ago, as she was considering leaving her (safe, secure) full-time job to open her own business. She walked into Endeavor, joined as a 5-day/month member - and the very next day appeared first thing, slapped her credit card on the front desk and announced, "I'm serious about this new business and to do it right I need a permanent private desk; sign me up!" We've been watching with pride ever since, as Ashley not only established her business but took - and created - every opportunity to nurture and grow it. It is amazing to see how far she's come in a year.
She opened her company on July 1st, 2016, restructured her original business model to increase her ability to obtain clients, and has grown from one to five clients on retainer. (By the way, it's a very impressive roster for any agency, much less a new one: Hale's Jewelers, Highlands Food and Wine Festival, Middlehouse Builders, Joanna K Realty and Library Kitchen and Bar.) Remarkably, Ashley has found the time and energy to not only grow her own business, but to support local talent by hiring other firms and entrepreneurs to work with her on various projects. She has also shown an unyielding commitment to community service, working
with Clemson to offer "How to Start a Business" training, and creating "GirlBossGreenville," a network which connects women from different socioeconomic backgrounds in order to foster female community and share resources and knowledge. It brings to life the concept that collaboration is a far greater calling than competition, and of course we are BIG believers in that!
This group - this fledgling organization with almost no budget - already has 1370 members and meets monthly. That, in a nutshell, is Ashley Brown for you.
Liz Klapdohr- Library Kitchen + Bar
There are so many amazing things to say about Ashley!! She is dedicated, professional and goes above and beyond to get her clients the best exposure. She is innovative and provides 5 star service always!! We are impressed with her focus and drive on a daily basis! We highly recommend her and are so grateful to have her on our team!
Latia Curtis- Make Up Artist
I worked with Ashley on a campaign for a local, high end jeweler. Her attention to detail was amazing. She arrived über prepared with comp sheets, production book, and I was amazed as she kept constant contact with the client while still maintaining her eyes on the set. I was delighted to work under her tutelage and was infected by her collaborative spirit. She allowed each dept on set (photo and myself on makeup/hair) to spread our wings creatively but still provided gentle guidance to ensure the client happiness.
The shoot was BEYOND successful, the images are gorgeous, and I cannot wait to work under Ashley's art direction again. If you are a brand in need of direction or a fresh set of eyes to catapult your business into this decade, most definitely hire Ashley.
JoAnn Johnson, JoAnn's Food Bites
"Ashley's dedication to GirlBoss Greenville has allowed the group to grow exponentially over the last year. As a transplant from Georgia, GirlBoss Greenville was my first attempt to reach out to fellow business owners. Coordinating prominent events and her continued community involvement has propelled Ashley to become one of the most influential young professionals in the Upstate. Her collaboration with Highlands, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Eleven Events made the Food and Wine Festival so enjoyable and a pleasure, for me to be a part of the media coverage. I look forward to working with Ashley Brown Strategy again."
Walker Miller- Attorney
I had the opportunity to work with Ashley. I was fortunate to be featured in her blog. I was nervous going into the experience but once it was over I was at ease. Ashley did a great job of answering my questions and making the entire process easy and most importantly a lot of fun. She did a great job presenting the piece and I hope to work with her again.
Ryan James- Attorney
Ashley encompasses all that Greenville is becoming. Young, beautiful and talented.
Kate Furman- Jeweler
Through working with Ashley, I have obtained a fabulous media kit and a wealth of marketing ideas to give my business the push it currently needs. Her enthusiasm and passion for getting to know me as a person and my business goals is refreshing and motivating. I highly recommend partnering with Ashley to give your business the boost it needs and yourself the encouragement that we are so often deprived of. Keep up the amazing work Ashley! I am looking forward to many more triumphs together.
Doug Erwin- Endeavor Greenville
Ashley did a great job helping tell our company's story and couldn't have been nicer or easier to work with during the process!
Holly Carter- Public Relations Professional
Ashley is an incredibly talented creator. Writing, marketing, community relations...this girl's got it all. She is passionate about her work and about life. The brief biographies she's penned recently have been nothing short of phenomenal. Five stars. No doubt
Laura Bratton- Author and Motivational Speaker
I would highly recommend Ashley for your marketing needs. She is dependable and great to work with. She completed the project before the projected date and was willing to make any needed changes. Ashley will meet and exceed your expectations!
Nicole Cendrowski, Co-founder & CMO, Fireforge Crafted Beer
In life, we meet people who take things from the table and people who bring things to the table. Ashley is a bringer. Thoughtful, perceptive, strategic and results-driven: she brings the right touch to both the start-up company and the established brand. She can empower you - and propel your creative team to the next level."