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I'm Dana — a Pittsburgh transplant from rural Pennsylvania who's lived here for over 10 years. I'm a graduate of Chatham University's Marketing and Communications program and have held various roles in sales and marketing for the better part of a decade. I began offering freelance marketing, PR and creative work on the side in 2018 and launched The Plain English Consultant as my full-time endeavor in early 2020.

As The Plain English Consultant, I specialize in marketing and strategic communication for small businesses, nonprofits, artists and musicians. Having worked with budgets ranging from $100-$100,000, I am skilled at delivering successful and measurable results on a shoestring. I believe in creating partnerships with purpose and leveraging stories to market organizations and their brands meaningfully.

 

Want to know more? Contact me for a free consultation.

 
 

WHAT I DO

Who doesn't like options?
I offer both full-service and guided consulting packages to accommodate the needs of your business.

Contact me to discuss rates.

PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROMOTIONS

I can identify and secure the perfect media placements to get your band or brand in front of the right people.

DIGITAL

MARKETING

Custom digital campaigns and fresh content to attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back.

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

The best way to connect with an audience is to tell a story. Let's write yours.

 

MUSIC PRESS

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Flower Crown Step Out of Their Comfort Zone on Infectious New Single “The Billy”

The Pittsburgh dream pop collective’s third album Heat arrives September 24 via Crafted Sounds.

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Max Swan on Soundfly's Themes and Variation Podcast

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PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: LA CIGUAPA SIEMPRE

“La Ciguapa Siempre” is a chilling short film of a woman recognizing her own empowerment seen through the lens of horror.

CONSUMER/BRAND

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Sweet Treats For The Healthy Valentine

Featuring Perfect Snacks Chocolate Mint Perfect Bar

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Tasting: 2 Non-Alcoholic Beers from RationAle Brewing (IPA, Cerveza)

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This Protein Bar Literally Tastes Like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Featuring Perfect Snacks Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Perfect Bar

 

TESTIMONIALS

I cannot say enough great things about Dana, personally and professionally, during her time with my team at Maven Consulting.

Being in startup mode, Dana seamlessly blended in with our small-but-mighty team and adapted to the ever-changing landscape to support our growing client roster with media relations. It's difficult to pinpoint just a few of her strong suits, but what I admired and appreciated most was her commitment and dedication to her role, organization with our systems/processes and ability to navigate and juggle multiple client efforts, over the course of nearly a year.

Dana is unbelievably reliable and an incredible team member, who leads with a great balance of an entrepreneurial mindset and humility. She contributed immensely to our success, and any team, brand or agency would be lucky to work with her.

- Jess Windell
Chief Maven @ Maven Consulting 🔸 VP @ Naturally San Diego 🔸 Co-Founder @ Dryft Sleep

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Cannabis-Infused Beverages

Featuring Boldt Drinks Cannabis-Infused Iced Tea

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The Best Meal Replacement Bars for Weight Loss

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15 Vegan Ice Cream Brands to Enjoy This National Ice Cream Day

Featuring Mauna Loa Macadamia Milk Ice Cream

and more...

UPCOMING RELEASES

 

CONTACT ME

Have a an upcoming project you want the world to know about?
Contact me via the form to connect.

or drop me a line at the email below:

dana @ plainenglishconsultant.com

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