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I'm Maresa Thompson

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May – 2020

I want you to note this date. ↑

This is when I made this revised website live.

A few months after the Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic and quarantine.

This website represents the second and more actualized version of a dream. A dream to create my own world. To work with the most amazing partners, clients, and friends. To help small businesses and enjoy the work and the people.

This rebirth is a direct result of the Coronavirus closures. My other dream (as the new VP of a hospitality consulting firm) imploded along with all hospitality businesses in March 2020.

So here is version 2.0 of ConstellationCreative.Com.  Launched. On this day the 20th of May in the year 2020.

I look forward to working with new clients and helping more small businesses achieve growth goals. 

Warm Regards,
Maresa

 

Past Experience

Scroll to explore a constellation of my career. To see a more linear version with details visit my LinkedIn Profile.

Today - 2017

Principal Owner
Constellation Creative

Business Type: Website Design & Marketing 

Industry: Marketing & Advertising

Functions: See Services

2020

Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Dragonfly Strategists

Business Type: Hospitality Consulting Firm

Industry: Hospitality & Hotels

Functions: Marketing, Websites, Audits, Evaluations, Content, Social Media (Continue to serve as Executive Marketing Consultant)

2020 - 2017

Outreach Supervisor / Creative Director
New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation

Business Type: Non-profit

Industry: Education & Finance

Functions: Website Design & Development, SEO, SEM, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Public Relations (Continue to contract for marketing SEM services)

2017 - 2011

Senior Communications & Creative Director (aka Corporate Cowgirl)
Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Business Type: Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Spas

Industry: Hospitality & Tourism

Functions: Strategic Integrated Marketing Plans and Campaigns, Experience Design, Digital & Interactive Marketing, Creative, Branding & Advertising
, Public Relations, Community Relations (Continue to contract for Nativo Lodge Artist Rooms curation and coordination)

2016 - 2010

District 12 Governor, NM Board of Directors President + More
American Advertising Federation

Business Type: Non-profit Industry Organization

Industry: Advertising

Functions: Volunteer leadership for the local New Mexico club and the District 12. Board development, event coordination and promotion

2011 - 1997

Business Type: Non-profit Destination Marketing Organization

Industry: Tourism

Functions: Developed, designed, managed, and produced collateral, interactive advertising, websites, video, and e-mail marketing.

Awards

I’m not proud of it now but I used to be a self-described “Awards Whore.” Here are some of the awards I’ve won in my past life, working for incredible organizations with amazing teams and vendors.

HSMAI Adrian Awards

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International produces the largest and most prestigious hospitality competition recognizes outstanding advertising and public relations campaigns.

• 2016 Silver Adrian Award – Public Relations Innovation – Nativo Lodge Artist Rooms
• 2009 Best in Show Adrian Award – Web Marketing – Holiday Video “Life of a Brown Paper Bag”
• 2009 Platinum and Gold Adrian Awards – Holiday Video “Life of a Brown Paper Bag”
• 2009 Bronze Adrian Award – Summer Affordability Campaign
• 2007 Gold Adrian Award – Albuquerque Website www.itsatrip.org

40 Under Forty

Issued by Albuquerque Business First

Honored to be among the 40 of the most outstanding young professionals in New Mexico selected out of the most competitive applicant pool to date of over 400 applications in May 2013.

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NMHA Top HAT Awards

New Mexico Hospitality Association won for “Most Innovative Promotion” two years in a row. 

2016 – Won for Nativo Lodge Artist Rooms which has a 37% higher ADR than other rooms and resulted in $1.3 Million News Ad value in media stories

2015 – Won for Eldorado Hotel & Spa Lobby Lounge Naming Contest promotion which generated 670+ entries and 10,300+ website votes over a 9 week timeframe and resulted in 250+ people attending the open house and name reveal.

Many More Awards

To see how obsessed I used to be with awards see LinkedIn.

Now I am more focused on the proven ROI I can provide to clients. 

Competencies 

I love learning new things. I also love lists. So here are some lists of applications I use and new things I am learning… this list is outdated instantly because I’m already learning new things. 

Web + Email

AddEvent
Constant Contact
Divi
Drupal
Eventbrite
GoDaddy
HTML
Hubspot
MailChimp
Proprietary Systems
Squarespace
Wix
WordPress
Zapier
Zoho
Zoom

Google + Social Media

Google Ads
Google Analytics
Google Maps
Google My Business
Google Search Console
Google Tag Manager
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn
Pinterest
TripAdvisor
Twitter
Yelp
YouTube

Design & Editing

Adobe Creative Suite:
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Acrobat
Premiere Pro
Lightroom
Adobe Spark Post

Microsoft Office:
Word
Powerpoint
Excel

With Profound Gratitude

Mentors & Idols

I’m so grateful to have the experience of working with some amazing people, incredible organizations, and knowledgable vendors. I wouldn’t be able to offer services to businesses without having had learned some hard and painful lessons over the years. A huge thank you to everyone who has shaped my career and touched my life.  

Curating Creative Connections

I am smart enough to know that I can’t do everything as well as someone who is a specialist.  As a long-time industry leader, I have national, New Mexico, and Albuquerque connections in a variety of different specialties. If my expertise isn’t adequate for your project I’ll recommend another trusted expert to help you achieve your marketing goals and quality standards.

Content + Social Media

Graphic Designers

Photographers & Videographers

Developers & Programmers