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SocialNorth Welcomes Dana Helms to the Social Media Team

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Article Summary: Dana joins SocialNorth from MicroD, a technology company focused on the home and furnishings industry.



Julia Rosien & Dana Helms

SocialNorth, a social media strategy firm,  announced the appointment of Dana Helms as social media community manager. Dana will work directly with Julia Rosien, SocialNorth owner and president of WithIt.

Dana joins SocialNorth from MicroD, a technology company focused on the home and furnishings industry. Dana is also the vice president of social media for WithIt, where she serves with Julia, developing content and creating visibility for the not-for-profit women’s leadership organization. During Dana’s tenure at WithIt, their online community has doubled and memberships are on the rise.

“We’re looking forward to building on SocialNorth’s positive momentum with Dana executing on social media strategy for our clients,” said Julia Rosien. “Dana is an exceptional conversationalist and online brand advocate – must-have strengths that we’re confident will support our growth as an international company.”

In the past year, SocialNorth has served a variety of businesses including Dove Canada and The Women in Biz Network and is the social media agency of record for the Dr. Breus brand. As well, Julia Rosien is a regular speaker at both High Point and Las Vegas Furniture Market and will be presenting with Kathy Ireland and Angelo Surmelis in October.

To learn more about SocialNorth’s recent growth or to schedule an interview, please contact Julia Rosien directly. Please find an image of Julia and Dana attached to this email – higher resolution is available, as is black and white.

About SocialNorth & Julia Rosien: SocialNorth is a boutique social media and SEO consulting firm, founded in 2010. Owner, Julia Rosien, is co-founder of Canada’s first 140 Conference and its master of ceremonies as well as a presenter at both Vegas and High Point markets, Tweetstock.ca, Women in Biz Conference to name just a few, Julia is much-requested speaker in a variety of industries. Not surprisingly, she’s been named one of the most influential women in social media and was a nominee for the Roger’s 2011 Women of the Year celebration. Julia is the founder and Chief Idea Officer of SocialNorth, a social media strategist firm as well as founder and owner of GoGirlfriend, a travel-based website for women.

About Dana Helms: When someone says social butterfly, they’re likely referring to Dana Helms. With her ability to wander through conversations online as if she’s hosting a cocktail party, Dana brings awareness and excitement to the social media party. Focused on the home and furnishings industry from a retail perspective, Dana joined MicroD in 2006 to serve as client service representative. When social media arrived on the horizon, Dana took a leadership role and was the driving for force behind the launch of their social media strategy. To stay ahead of the curve Dana has turned herself into a human sponge, attending countless educational webinars, seminars and conferences, learning best practices for creating a sustainable online footprint and showing others how to gain ground in social media.

In 2010 Dana was invited to the board of directors of WithIt, a powerful Home and Furnishings leadership group for women. Dana now serves as vice president of social media and has been instrumental in leading WithIt’s social media reach.

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