Meet Amanda

 Amanda Henson

Amanda was born and raised in Kentucky, where she and her husband, Jonathan, are now raising her two daughters.  Amanda is an active member in the local community PTSO, volunteering in the school system, and participating actively in her local church.

Amanda is the owner of High Impact Mom, a socially aware mom-blog and also a contributing author for Type A Parent and Small Business Bonfire.

Amanda has spoken twice at Type-A Parent conference on the topics of re-branding a company’s image and establishing yourself as a local consultant and has also spoken at SheCon Expo 2012 on how to drive traffic to your site via social networks.

It is Amanda’s dream to share her love of social media and networking with her local community.  Amanda believes that to most effectively reach customers companies must reach out to them where they spend most of their time (the internet).  When used in conjunction with other marketing styles, social media can be used to garner sales and generally raise consumer awareness.

Experience

With four years experience in social media, Amanda has worked on various social media campaigns with Weil Integrative Footwear, Tyson, Crocs, Office Max, Collective Bias (Now known as Social Fabric), GNO (Girls Night Out), Global Influence, Small Business Bonfire and many more.  Amanda has also worked with local companies including Sanctuary Homes and CMR Accounting to acclimate them with basic and proper social media uses.

Named one of Neilsen Online’s 50 Power Moms in 2009, Amanda uses her influence to help businesses and bloggers garner the respect and acknowledgment they deserve.  Amanda has extensive experience social media experience using various types of social media networking, including blogging platforms, Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter, Ping.fm, vlogging, etc.

Amanda is currently working with several popular and well respected bloggers and media companies in various capacities ranging from community management to newsletter creation and ghostwriting.

Amanda served as Parentella‘s Community Manager and social media liaison from mid-2009 until February, 2011 and saw a 40% increase in Parentella‘s brand awareness during this time.

You can find Amanda online on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + and Pinterest.

Contact her today for details on how she can help you grow your business.

Consulting

Amanda Henson & Henson Consulting work to educate and empower small businesses through technology. We help small businesses take control of their online marketing in bright and fresh way, while continually focusing on building relationships with customers. At Henson Consulting we make sure your small business is given the BIG business attention and care you deserve.

If you’re interested in working with Henson Consulting, we can help you in a variety of ways:

Social Media Management

Already have your social media accounts set up, but having trouble finding the time or desire to manage and update them? We can help you with that. Henson Consulting offers a variety of management options to fit all budgets, including Facebook and Twitter management, as well as blog management.  Contact Amanda today to learn more about the variety of contract options and features.

Newsletter Creation

Newsletters are an excellent way for bloggers and small businesses to stay in touch with their readers and even attract news ones, it’s also a great way to get exposure to top webpages and blog posts.  Don’t have the time to put together a well-rounded and professional (but still fun!) newsletter to represent your brand?  Let Amanda do it for you!  Amanda has helped more than 5 brands create and distribute newsletters with great success; one newsletter even saw a 40% jump in their open rate.

Strategic Social Media Consulting and Planning

First we sit down with you and ask the all important question: WHY do you want to be a part of social media? The purpose of the initial consultation is to get a clear idea of what your business objectives are and what you hope to achieve from implementing a social media strategy. After having your goals clearly mapped out, we will work with you to create a social media strategy to help your business achieve it’s objectives and track the strategy’s success with clearly defined goals used to measure success.

Reputation Monitoring and Management

We start by selecting listening platforms that we can use to monitor the online conversations that are taking place around your brand and your competitors. We constantly monitor the online space for relevant conversations and report any changes in sentiment or attitude towards your company or your competitors.

Training

Amanda is available to conduct half day, full day, or multi-day social media training sessions. Sessions can include anything from selecting and understanding how to use various social business tools to educating your organization on how to measure Return on Investment (ROI).

If you would like to work with Henson Consulting or would like more information on how we can help your company, please contact Amanda directly at Amanda [at] AmandaJHenson[dot] com or call 502.532.1AJH.

Testimonials

Amanda is pure joy to work with. As the community manager of my growing small business community, she’s responsive, knowledgeable and willing to hit the ground running with very little direction. Amanda understands what it takes to develop a lively, positive and collaborative online community, and goes the extra mile to make every one of my community members feel welcome and appreciated. She is positive, easy to communicate with and has the ability to see the big picture which makes her an invaluable asset for my business.

Alyssa Gregory/Small Business Bonfire

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I don’t know if I can adequately explain the lack of knowledge I had in the world of social media. I was like, “social what”?! Then I talked to Amanda. It was truly like a light bulb went off over my head. In the short time I’ve been involved with social media I have been able to connect and engage with so many potential clients. I am thankful everyday for the tutelage that Amanda has provided me with. If you are considering social media, and you should (hello, it is free marketing), do yourself a favor and hire Amanda to advise you.

Starr Tingle/Sanctuary Homes

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“Amanda not only completes tasks promptly, but she is incredibly thorough and dependable. The service that she provides to my company is a critical component to our success, and we are able to trust her completely.”

Amy Lupold Bair/RM Media

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“Amanda isn’t afraid to help me stay on-task. She takes the lead on a given assignment and is skilled in social media and basic WordPress tasks, making her invaluable to my team.”

Angela England

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“Amanda was an integral part of 2009-2012 Type-A Parent Conferences. She so impressed me as a volunteer in 2009 that I promptly offered her the position of volunteer coordinator for the following year, and I was not disappointed. She is organized, she hustles, and she has great attention to detail. She also excelled as both a speaker and a panel moderator during the 2010 conference. Amanda is someone who gets things done, and takes pride in doing it well.”

Kelby Carr/ Type-A Parent Conference

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“I had the pleasure of working with Amanda on a campaign to promote visitation to Asheville. I couldn’t have asked for a better promotional partner. She was a good listener, easy to talk to, and a great writer. She brought her personality and creativity to the promotion, and really engaged her readers throughout the process. I loved working with Amanda and would welcome the chance to partner with her again.”

Sherida Buchanan

High Impact Mom Blog

High Impact Mom is a blog written by a mom who’s just making it through each day by God’s grace.  Join me as I raise 2 small people in rural Kentucky, learn with me about becoming a “greener” family, laugh and cry about life’s journey, and maybe find some good deals and people who are doing it right along the way.

This personal blog is dedicated to following our crazy beautiful lives through word, photo, and song {ok, not song…much}.