Virginia Rhett Talbert
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Hey there. My name is

Rhett
Talbert

An experienced social media strategist and digital communications maven, with an attention to aesthetics across the board. 

Design

Clear and concise design can communicate so much about a brand in those first precious seconds of exposure. Strengthen your brand by reflecting it across every platform. 

Digital Ads

It can seem intimidating, but it’s all about strategy. Let me take the time to pin-point your target audience, and come up with creative ways to connect with them.

Writing

I know how to be informative and succinct. I also know how to be relatable and sometimes even funny. No matter the demographic, I can connect. 

Promote

One word: organic. Let’s connect with the community, and get people excited about your brand in a grass-roots way.

What I Do

Communicate. Empower. Connect.

I connect the dots. I’m all about creating campaigns with cohesive branding, digital advertising, social media, public relations, and beyond. 

My knowledge base has been built by way of collaborating on marketing teams for top music festivals, managing digital communications for six multifarious venues in East Tennessee, and assisting in fundraising efforts for non-profit entities that support historical venues. 

With drastic variations of demographics between each entity I’ve worked on, I’ve grown in my ability to interpret each platform’s analytics and empower an online community of fiercely devoted fans to connect with the brands.

I’m excited for the next step, and ready to dig in.

Portfolio

Here’s a glimpse at some of the projects I’ve worked on over the years, including samples from my graphic design portfolio.

Experience

Here‘s a PDF version of my resume. Cheers! 

  • 2015 - 2020 At AC Entertainment, a now subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment, I lead our social media, newsletters, website management, digital advertising campaigns, graphic design, copywriting, cross-platform promotional campaigns, publicity, and more for our online brands and properties, including these venues: Tennessee Theatre Foundation, Bijou Theatre Foundation, Tivoli Theatre Foundation, The Mill & Mine, and more as needed in different seasons I also have the pleasure of collaborating with our team on our incredible festivals like Big Ears Festival, Bonnaroo, High Water Festival, and more.
    2015
  • 2013 - 2015 Graphic Designer at Post No Bills, an advertising company that was based in Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC. As a key contributor to major campaigns for clients like ESPN, The South Carolina State Fair, Bacardi, and the Columbia Visitor Bureau I have developed logos, designed marketing materials, and promoted brands across multiple advertising platforms. I enjoy the teamwork in developing brand identity and applying it to all levels of business-to-consumer interaction, especially web presence, marketing materials, and event decor. I won American Advertising (ADDY) Awards for the "Indie Grits 48-Hour Film Blitz" Campaign and for the SC State Fair 2013 Campaign.
    2013
  • 2012 - 2014 For two years I was the Marketing Associate for Hay Hill Garden Market. Overseeing Web Presence, Marketing Steps, in-store merchandising, and design projects.
    2012
  • 2012 - 2013 As a Special Projects Associate at Flock & Rally Events + Communications I gained hands-on experience working on major community events like Crafty Feast, Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival, and the Free Times "Best of Columbia" Party. I designed fundraiser kits, sponsorship packets, and other marketing materials. I also developed websites and logos for small businesses in the community.
    2012
  • 2012 I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina with a degree in Advertising with a minor in Fine Art Photography.
    2012
  • 2009 - 2012 While in College I was the Music Director for our college radio station - WUSC FM-HD1 Columbia. I directed a body of over 150 DJs & all music played on-air. I published Top-40 charts for the College Music Journal for three years. I worked closely with distributors, labels, and promoters around the country with charts, tracking, and adds. I booked, promoted, and executed several concerts pulling in 150+ people. During this time I developed my skills in organization, poster design, and event promotion.
    2009
  • A full resume, including college internships, can be provided upon request.
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Thanks for stopping by.

And of course, thank you for your consideration. I have over eight years of experience in marketing and communications for top-tier marketing teams, a passion for design, excellent project-management skills, and a great eye for detail, all of which should make me an ideal candidate for any team.

“Rhett has transformed the social media of both The Bijou & Tennessee Theatres.  The online engagement is consistently creative and relevant, The response from the community is overwhelmingly positive.  She is a pleasure to work with and it is obvious how much she enjoys being part of the theaters and engaging with the fans.”  – Tom Bugg, General Manager of the Bijou & Tennessee Theatres

“Rhett, simply put, is a pro. She connects with our fans and patrons in the most natural and genuine way. Her wealth of knowledge and experience along with her creativity and ability to think outside the box is a formidable combination. Her positivity is unending, and she never backs down from a challenge. I know I can trust Rhett with my brand and I’m always happy to have her on my team.”  – Margaret Stolfi, General Manager of The Mill & Mine

“Working alongside Rhett for several years, I saw firsthand her ability to revitalize and personify multiple brands through strategic digital strategy. Rhett’s keen eye for detail, critical thinking, and solution-oriented attitude make her a perfect addition to teams looking for a colleague who truly puts in the work — with genuine passion and perseverance. Rhett is a gem.” – Emily Harenza, Tour Marketing at Mick Management

“I had the honor of working with Rhett at AC Entertainment when she was the Digital Communications Manager for the Bijou Theatre. Rhett has tremendous personal strengths that make her an asset to any brand or company: she’s very smart, forward thinking, has a heart of gold, and shows great intuition. She has her finger is on the pulse of all the trends in the digital world and she regularly brings new creative ideas to the table. Rhett was invaluable to the Bijou in launching and promoting new programs and fundraising campaigns with great success.” – Courtney Bergmeier, Bijou Theatre Development Director

Skills

Digital: Google Analytics, Google Ads Certified 2020, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, Tumblr, Spotify, Hootsuite, Falcon, Sprout, MailChimp, TMOne, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, SquareSpace, CMS, Copywriting

Design: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Lightroom, Typography 

Project/Office Management: Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Asana, Slack

Communication: Excellent Customer Service Skills, Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills, MLA Formatting, Press Releases, Team Leadership and Delegation

Social Media

Digital Advertising

Newsletters

Organization

Creativity
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Campaigns
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Layout
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Customer Service
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Get in touch

Let’s make it happen, captain.