Testimonials

Women Grow

Rise Above Social Strategies’ focus on the strategic level sets the agency apart from those that merely conduct social media management. There are so many social media options and Lauren always thinks about the strategic use of resources with a laser focus on high impact strategies. As a result, I consider her a key team member to the fastest-growing networking organization in cannabis.

Lauren turbocharged our Instagram account, growing it to 10,000 highly engaged followers in just 4 months. She built that community from the ground up and we continue to reach new audiences everyday as a result. With Lauren’s guidance, we make a seismic impact on social media at every conference we attend and have dynamic conversations with our supporters everyday.

Training our community on social media best practices has been critical part of Women Grow’s goal to elevate the cannabis industry. There is no other social media professional that I would put in front of our audience, and we continue to receive glowing feedback on Lauren’s trainings.

–Jazmin Hupp, Founder and CEO of Women Grow

Knowledge Alliance

As a small industry association with a limited communications budget, we invest a significant amount of time and energy in social media. After growing our Twitter followers, I wanted to get a better picture of who I was reaching and whether they were influencers in my industry. By working with Lauren at Rise Above Social Strategies, we now have better picture of our data analytics and have continued to improve our social media capabilities. Even a small organization can increase its impact through social media, and Lauren can show you the path forward.

– Michele McLaughlin, Executive Director of Knowledge Alliance

Community Initiatives

We initially hired Lauren to assess our use of social media. We knew we were not being strategic or effective, but it took the Comprehensive Social Business Assessment to help us understand why and what we needed to do to find our unique voice to engage our community and build our brand image. We were so pleased with Lauren’s work, we made her an integral part of our team and with her support started regularly writing a blog, producing a monthly newsletter, and being more interactive and productive on social media.

As Lauren worked with us, she also trained certain staff on social media and focused my efforts on Twitter, where I was much more comfortable. As a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, our projects in our network feel fortunate to have the counsel and advice of someone with Lauren’s expertise. She has helped dozens of our fiscally sponsored nonprofit projects with social media strategy, analysis, and crisis management. Projects regularly rave about the training and actionable advice they receive during consultations with Lauren. While she understands nonprofits, it’s her people skills and deep expertise on all aspects of social media that have made her services invaluable.

-Theresa Fay Bustillos, CEO of Community Initiatives

Jane West Enterprises

Lauren Gibbs is my social media dream come true! She has helped me define my brand, find my voice, and execute successfully in social media and blogging. Her insights and hashtags have taken my social media performance to the next level.

–Jane West, CEO of Jane West Enterprises