Ashley Brantley

As senior content strategist at Parthenon Publishing since 2011, Ashley has created and executed successful content plans for clients in industries including healthcare, nonprofit, transportation, venture capitalism and lifestyle. She has more than 10 years of experience in writing, editing, social media and public relations. Ashley’s background in journalism, social media and PR gives her a well-rounded view of how communications can succeed. After working for several years as a legislative reporter at the Tennessee State Capitol, Ashley returned to school to get her M.A. in journalism and public relations from University of Memphis. She worked for the university as a writer, blogger and public relations manager while pursuing her degree. Ashley volunteers her writing and marketing skills to Our Kids, a Nashville nonprofit that helps children and families affected by child sexual abuse, where she chairs the marketing committee and sits on both the board and executive committee. Ashley’s writing has been published in Road King magazine, the Nashville Scene and The City Paper.

  1. Facebook Timeline: What You Need to Know Now

    If you’ve been on Facebook for any significant amount of time, you have likely seen the mass disapproval that often accompanies change. And we’re probably about to witness another wave of that.

  2. Give the Gift of Season’s Savings

    ‘Tis more blessed to give than to receive … but receiving is still pretty awesome, right?

  3. Blogability: Top 3 Tips from CM World 2K11

    The world is overflowing with content, so if you’re someone who wants to blog for a living (or just make a name for yourself in your industry), you need an edge. And as non-sexy as this may be, I’d like to suggest that your edge be simply a plan.

  4. Content Marketing World 2011 ~ 5 Top Takeaways

    Five favorite takeaways from the first annual Content Marketing World conference recently held in Cleveland, OH.

  5. The Rules of Engagement

    Engagement is one of the most influential – and inexpensive – ways to reach your target audience through social media. The only cost to you is time, but as any good businessperson knows, time is money. But do you know what else is money? Money. And studies have shown that companies that engage with their audiences make more money than those that don’t, so use that to your advantage.

  6. Social Media: A Time to Tweet

    Everyone knows that the real time exposure of social media sites like Twitter make them an invaluable commodity in today’s marketplace, especially when you have an event to promote. The problem lies in the fact that many people don’t know the correct way to use Twitter to promote, cover and summarize the proceedings in a way that is meaningful to their audience. Whether it is an event that your company is sponsoring or simply one you are attending, your knowledge and presence can be assets if you know how to tweet timely.