Curiosity drives me. Reading entertains me. Learning something new excites me. Talking to smart people turns me on. Shopping is how I relax. I am short, but I wear tall shoes. I like to be prepared for any situation, so I carry a big bag. I listen more than I talk. I am Emily Reeves and I work at an advertising agency–Stone Ward–in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is hard to explain what I do at the agency, but basically I create order from chaos. I am a communications strategist in the digital space. I am an infovore. I have a knack for taking mounds of information, understanding it, organizing it and finding the insights as foundations for development of strategy and measurable tactics. My specialties include digital strategy, all kinds of research, writing, brand strategy and presentations. My official title is Director of Digital Innovation and Insight Planning. I have been at Stone Ward since 2001 and before that had brief stints at a couple of other ad agencies (you can read all about that here).
My quest for knowledge has taken me to architecture school, journalism school, law school, guitar lessons, motorcycle classes, drawing classes, yoga classes, thousands of books, movies galore, fits and starts of writing projects, more airline miles that I can track, the insides of conference centers, presenting to rooms full of people and hours on end staring at a computer screen. I learn a little bit along the way from each experience. In general, I notice interesting ideas and this is my place to share them. I am crazy curious and read more than a kid with no friends and have an opinion about everything. This place is my voice, and I’m glad you stopped by to listen.
I also contribute to the Stone Ward agency blog, Waiting for the Elevator. Check it out, too.
If you would like to contact me, please send an email to msemilyreeeves[at]gmail.com.