it's what I do

Diversified experience, passion and attention to detail make me your partner. Working in economic development and consulting with local non-profit organizations and municipalities as well as regional advocacy groups has provided me with a wide range of skill sets that I am ready to put to work for you.

Website Content & Management

Social Media Presence & Management

Marketing Analysis & Optimization

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Annual Reports, Press Releases & Presentations

E-Mail Marketing, Articles & Newsletters

Marketing Material & Advertisements

Grant Applications & Administration

German Translations

connecting you

Strong belief in community service and cause-driven work make me your advocate. Learning about communities through volunteer work, board and public service provided me with deep insights into the fabrics of community organizations and the challenges of communicating key messages to target audiences and the public.

about me

I lived and worked the first 23 years of my life in Austria before venturing out and following my dream of traveling and living in a country where I could pursue my love for the English language. I worked as a nanny near Rochester while completing my associate’s degree. I returned to Austria to continue my tourism management education and travels, which allowed me to dive into the cultures of countries near (Italy) and far (USA and Namibia). After settling in Auburn, I consider myself fortunate to have met and continue to meet interesting and engaging people who helped me discover my passion for community involvement, activism and writing. I previously worked in economic development, tourism and the private sector.

serving others

I moved to Auburn nine years ago and have been involved with local and regional organizations as a volunteer, board member and advocate for much of that time. Past and present board service include IGNITE Cayuga County’s Young Professionals, Auburn YMCA-WEIU, Auburn Education Foundation, Auburn Industrial Development Authority, Cayuga Economic Development Agency, Port Byron Old Erie Canal Heritage Park as well as Board of Education for the Auburn Enlarged City School District. Public service is very rewarding to me and helps me stay in touch with my community and its needs. My leadership activities in the nonprofit sector also help me grow and inform my consulting work.

making you stand out

My goal is to make you feel as if you were my only client.

making you shine

Whether you want to optimize your website and social presence, analyze your current marketing mix, start a promotional outreach campaign, access grant funding or you just need a press release, ad or brochure – my work will promote the best side of your business or service.

what they say

think local blog

Food for thought about why it is important to keep our dollars local.

Casey Park Playground: By the community, for the community

by Monika Salvage April 2018 Published in The Citizen “Unity is strength… When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” ~Mattie Stepanek In my previous columns, I tried to make a case for the importance of supporting local businesses and organizations. This month I would like to highlight a local project that shines […]

Vegetables from CSA farm share

Invest in local produce now through Community Supported Agriculture

by Monika Salvage March 2018 Published in The Citizen “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn,” Hal Borland writes, which is an uplifting thought after shoveling heavy snow for the umpteenth time this winter. Spring does not just give us a chance to finally put away our snow shovels and winter clothing, it […]

Ice sculpture at IGNITE the Winter! Fest in Auburn NY

Winter woes & winter joys

by Monika Salvage February 2018 Published in The Citizen “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation,” Sinclair Lewis writes, and I have a feeling many Upstate New York residents share this sentiment, especially given the freezing temperatures and stormy conditions we had to endure earlier in the year. Many people had to deal with […]

Yoga pose

Resolution No. 1: Take care of yourself

by Monika Salvage January 2018 Published in The Citizen Remember how in planes they advise you, in case of an emergency, to put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others? It makes sense because if you don’t take care of yourself, you will not be able to help others. It also applies to […]

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