Brighter Messaging helps small businesses manage their online presence and generate leads through content-based marketing, websites, blogging, SEO, social media, email campaigns, and paid advertising.
Our best clients are small, service-based businesses that are well-established in their niche and want to take their online presence to the next level. We create and execute marketing strategies that are closely connected to business goals, cutting through the frenzy of activity to focus on what’s really driving your numbers. We also help clients tap into their data to inform their future direction.
There are lots of ways to spend your money getting the word out about your business. We believe that long-term success in marketing is based on an intentional effort to drive organic traffic to your website, and all other activities should feed into that objective. Our best client success stories are those businesses that are investing in long-term, sustainable growth, which comes from a great website and owning your contact list.
Sara Jensen is Principal of Brighter Messaging and is actively involved in all client projects. She specializes in helping small businesses understand their marketing, create common-sense solutions, and communicate with the creative professionals who make marketing dreams a reality.
Sara is a writer first who built her career in strategic sales and marketing. She started Brighter Messaging out of a desire to help people who were saying things like, “I know I need to show up online, but I have no idea how to do it.” Sara has also ghostwritten a number of business books and keeps her writerly side fed by coaching book authors from concept to complete manuscript.
Away from work, Sara is a wife and mom. When she’s not driving her kids around, you can find her doing yoga, singing at church, or buried in a book. She’s particularly passionate about collaborating with other women who are harmonizing motherhood with a creative career.
Amy Willey is the Business Manager for Brighter Messaging. She keeps the business running behind the scenes and is also involved in client projects from time to time. With a background as an elementary teacher, followed by accounting manager, Amy brings a variety of skills to the Brighter Messaging team. She is quick on her feet and great at multitasking. She does not rest until a project is complete.
Amy is a wife and mom to two boys. She enjoys watching Gilmore Girls and Friends while enjoying a glass of a great Malbec (feel free to send her recommendations).
Hillary Lee is a project manager and social media consultant for Brighter Messaging. Hillary specializes in writing, research, and all things social media. With a background in accounting, as well as health and wellness, she brings a variety of experience in various industries. Hillary has a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed through social engagement and outreach. She is always up to date on social marketing best practices and updates that affect her clients.
Outside of her business, Hillary is a wife, and mother to a son and daughter. She enjoys traveling the world, yoga, and sushi dates.
Shea Karssing is a content consultant for Brighter Messaging. Shea specializes in writing, SEO, and analytics. As a marketing consultant and writer with over a decade of experience, she knows how to weave brand narratives, engage communities and get results.
Shea has always loved writing, which led her to study a Bachelor of Journalism specializing in writing in her native South Africa. With several years of agency experience, in-house marketing experience—and writing the common thread linking it all—Shea is now living her dream of getting to do what she loves for a living. You can learn more on her website.
When she’s not crafting copy, you’ll probably find Shea out on the trails or paw-deep in a jar of peanut butter, sometimes simultaneously. She is passionate about the environment and loves spending time outside in the South African sunshine.
Rachel Cardy is a web development consultant for Brighter Messaging. Rachel specializes in website audits, design, development and maintenance. With her background in video production and marketing, she helps clients tell a better story with and through their website. Focusing on speed, security, and usability, as well as SEO readiness, the websites she builds and manages become a powerful asset for clients in their marketing and conversion toolkit.
Rachel and her husband, video producer and director Andrew Cardy. started Siskey Productions in 2013. They grew both their business and their stellar reputation over ten years, and in 2023 merged with Client Focused Media. Rachel is the SVP of Web Services at CFM, still working alongside her husband who is the SVP of Video Services.
Elizabeth Parker is a graphic design consultant for Brighter Messaging. She specializes in organizational branding, messaging, graphic design, photography and photo editing, digital design, and print materials.
After many years in education, Elizabeth returned to her love of design and began collaborating with organizations to create visual content that best communicates their uniqueness. She is the owner/principal of EP Graphic Design and brings more than 15 years of design experience to Brighter Messaging.