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.
Scroll to explore a constellation of my career. To see a more linear version with details visit my LinkedIn Profile.
See my pro-bono work for the labors of love and organizations I’ve supported by volunteering.
Business Type: Hospitality Consulting Firm
Industry: Hospitality & Hotels
Functions: Marketing, Websites, Audits, Evaluations, Content, Social Media (Continue to serve as Executive Marketing Consultant)
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)
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)
Business Type: Non-profit Industry Organization
Functions: Volunteer leadership for the local New Mexico club and the District 12. Board development, event coordination and promotion
Business Type: Non-profit Destination Marketing Organization
Functions: Developed, designed, managed, and produced collateral, interactive advertising, websites, video, and e-mail marketing.
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.
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.
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
Google + Social Media
Google My Business
Google Search Console
Google Tag Manager
Design & Editing
Adobe Creative Suite:
Adobe Spark Post
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.
Here’s a list of the most influential books of my career.
“Radical Careering” by Sally Hogshead
“Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership” by Morrison, Hutcheson, Nilsen, Fadden and Franklin
“There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human, H2H” by Bryan Kramer
“Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace” by Gordon MacKenzie
“Book from the Ground” by Bing Xu
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.