I am deaf in my left ear.
I played the alto saxophone in high school.
I have traveled to 49/50 states.
Twitter is my favorite social network.
I’m a proud military brat! Go Army!
About Steph Nissen
I don’t know how you found your way to my little about page, but I can honestly say that I’m glad you’re here!
The world of social media has been a part of my life personally for nearly 20 years starting with chat rooms on Yahoo and AIM (Rest In Peace!).
Then came the world of Myspace, Hi5, Bebo, and others that we’ve all forgotten the names of by this point.
Finally, we hit the birth of Facebook and my 1st year of college at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Back then, the only way you could get through the gates of Facebook was with a .edu email address. And since summer of 2007, I have been obsessed with Facebook.
I wound up leaving the UofA after 1 year, dropping out and becoming a flight attendant for American Airlines. After lots of soul searching I found my way back to school online and obtained my Associates in Visual Communication and a Bachelor’s in Web Development.
Ah, web development. That’s what I thought my piece of the digital world would consist of, but life has a funny way of getting in the way of our plans, right? Through twists and turns, I made my way to a marketing associate position for a luxury real estate firm in Chicago.
From there, I absorbed as much social media marketing education as I possibly could. Which led to a Director of Marketing position (before I was even finished with that web dev degree) with a company in the Loop of Chicago.
Again, more pivots and twists, and I started my own digital marketing company, Nissen Media, where I focused on social media marketing for startups and hyperlocal small businesses. That company still exists to this day but has since taken a backseat.
Now, I am the Director of Digital with Atomic Revenue, a revenue operations firm in St. Louis, Missouri. I develop and implement digital marketing strategies for companies all over the United States along with managing our implementation team of developers, designers, social media and community managers, SEO consultants, copywriters, and content marketers.
Along with being in a career and company I absolutely adore, I speak nationally to marketers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and digital enthusiasts who want to learn more about the world of digital marketing.
A friend and colleague, coined the term “Data Diva” at Social Media Marketing World 2017, after she listened to be geek out about the numbers, ROI, analytics, and KPI’s. And you know what? I kinda dig that. I am in love with the numbers, being data-driven, and having PROOF that what you are investing into marketing is working for your business.
So now you’ve gotten a deeper look into the making of me, Steph Nissen. Of course, there’s more to know about my journey, what I do, and where I’m headed, but I think I’ll leave that for you to discover as we get to know each other.
Talk soon? I hope so.