My mission is simple, really: to inspire through innovation and imagination, from the classroom to the boardroom. I bring a varied blend of content, media, technology, and marketing and communications experience to projects. When this knowledge and these life experiences are brought together, it’s easy to see how I’ve come to look uniquely at things and how I’ve discovered that many different formats and strategies–traditional and electronic–can play nicely together.
Donna Talarico is an independent writer and content marketing consultant, and she also is the founder of Hippocampus Magazine and its books division and annual conference, HippoCamp.
Donna has more than two decades of experience in marketing, communications, writing, and media, and about half of that time has been in higher education, most recently as director of integrated communications at Elizabethtown College (2010-2015) in Pennsylvania. She speaks at higher education and publishing conferences, writes an adult learner recruiting column for Wiley, and has contributed to Currents (a higher education trade publication), Guardian Higher Education Network, The Writer, mental_floss, Games World of Puzzles, UX Booth, Campus Sonar blog, various alumni magazines, and others. Her creative nonfiction appears in The Los Angeles Review, The Los Angeles Times, and Wanderlust Journal. She authored a chapter in mStoner’s Social Works. (See portfolio.)
Donna teaches or has taught about branding and digital identity in several graduate creative writing programs, including Wilkes University and Rosemont College, as well as at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (2010), and, later, she returned to Wilkes to pursue a master’s in literary publishing (2016). She also has an MBA from Elizabethtown College and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Wilkes.
She lives Lancaster, Pa. with her husband, Kevin Beerman and their cat. She loves road trips, national parks, board games, greasy-spoon diner breakfasts, and museums.
Learn more or connect at LinkedIn.
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