CEO / Founder / The Social Ginger
What sets Shannon apart from many other social media consultants is her big picture perspective. Recognizing that social media is just one element of her clients’ overall marketing strategy, Shannon and her team assess a company’s entire marketing strategy — from its website to its email campaigns. They then use customized social media tactics to augment that marketing plan and help businesses build relationships that lead to sales. Plus, Shannon’s playful approach makes social media fun for her clients!
Shannon Loy believes that every business has a unique story to tell. She started The Social Ginger, a social media marketing company in Richmond, VA, to help businesses find the best channels to communicate those stories to the world.
Shannon’s own compelling story starts with a background in sales, marketing, PR and music. Since 2015, she’s passionately worked to build the community’s awareness of The Tin Pan, a live music venue in Richmond. It’s a unique opportunity for Shannon, who plays tenor saxophone with the Richmond Pops Band, to use her professional skills to support local music.
Shannon also enjoys using her expertise to teach others about social media and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences.
Learn more about Shannon on her LinkedIn page.
Shannon’s favorite emoji is the 💩. Why? Because it makes her laugh 😜
Social Media Manager
Nobody ever talks about MySpace anymore, but as social media started taking off in the mid- to late 2000s, David Hylton was using the platform to create personal style blogs and to get news to the community. That’s where his passion for social media started — creating a MySpace page for the Lynchburg, Virginia, newspaper. It hasn’t let up since.
Most recently, David spent four years writing, editing and generating website and social media content for NBC12 in Richmond. It wasn’t unusual for a day to including writing about a shooting to starting a Facebook Live with a traffic jam to then writing about Garth Brooks coming to town.
He also has a passion for running and co-founded Twitter’s #RunChat in 2010, one of the largest and most popular Q&A chats throughout the past decade. He’s worked with companies of all levels to get them engaged with the passionate running community.
In his spare time … well, there is no spare time! David has three children, a dog and a loving wife of 15+ years. Family always come first!
Learn more about David on his LinkedIn page
David’s favorite emoji is the 😂 because he believes we’re all taking things a little too seriously on social media. Laugh it up!
Social Media Assistant
Though her degree in Strategic Advertising lends itself perfectly to her work as TSG’s Social Media Assistant, Stephanie Eldridge originally moved from northern Virginia to Richmond to pursue a degree in Theatre from VCU. But the highly creative world of theater wasn’t quite strategic enough for her, so she changed majors, landed an internship with TSG, and eventually became a TSG employee in early 2019.
Stephanie’s eye for detail and unique ability to synthesize data to draw conclusions mean her clients are consistently supported and satisfied, but Stephanie’s favorite part of working for TSG isn’t the data analysis – it’s the people. She loves the powerful, authentic stories she gets to share.
In her spare time, you’re likely to find Stephanie rocking out to her favorite tunes from the 60’s and 70’s or exploring the world of astrology (she’s a Pisces!). If you’re lucky, she might even interpret your dreams for you!
Learn more about Stephanie on her LinkedIn page
Stephanie’s favorite emojis are 😂👻🤠.
Why? Because she thinks they’re funny and loves to joke around.
When you achieve your biggest dream, it’s time for another one. After landing her ideal job in radio shortly after graduating from Radford University with a degree in Media Studies, Grayson Glueck realized she needed a bigger goal. So, she branched out to pursue videography… and discovered an unexpected passion and talent for video production and editing. Grayson quickly realized she’d found her sweet spot.
Today, she works with a wide variety of clients, using film to bring their messages to life. Her positivity and enthusiasm for her work shines through, making the filming process fun and easy no matter how nervous her clients may feel.
Though she loves her work as a videographer, Grayson also appreciates the video work of others and happily admits she enjoys binge-watching Netflix shows regularly. When she’s not behind the lens or glued to the screen, you’ll find her enjoying the great outdoors with her dog, Tex, a Hurricane Harvey rescue.
Learn more about Grayson on her LinkedIn page
Grayson’s favorite emoji is the 🐨.
Why? Because Koala’s are her favorite animal.
Do you ever wonder what’s going on in the minds of others? What secrets, hopes, and dreams are hiding there? Writer Erin Leigh believes those dreams so many of us hold deep inside deserve to be shared with the world. And what better way to do so than through SEO-optimized copy and content?
With her long-standing love of language, it’s no surprise Erin applies her skills today as a writer and editor, but her journey didn’t start there. As an entrepreneur herself, Erin believes wholeheartedly in the work performed by The Social Ginger’s clients. Pulling from her own business background, she loves telling the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and companies who strive to make a difference in the world. She strives to honor their message and voice with every piece she writes.
When she’s not leveraging her perfectionistic tendencies through writing and editing, you’re likely to find Erin reading Harry Potter, swinging on monkey bars, and spending time with her husband, Kev.
Learn more about Erin on her LinkedIn page
Erin’s favorite emoji is the old-school smiley face 🙂 . Why? Because it’s nostalgic and predates all the fancy emojis, and it’s super versatile. It’s simple and it makes you smile.