HERE wouldn’t be what it is without our writers, photographers, stylists, and staff! We will be introducing them to you in our “Meet our Contributors” series. Today’s post is about our account executive Ashley Spencer, who helps secure advertising for HERE.
How and why did you pursue an advertising sales position at HERE?
I didn’t really pursue the position. I’ve been a supporter since the beginning, and [editor/publisher] Julia approached me. I never expected to be any good at sales, but I have loved getting to know the people who jump in as advertisers with us. We work hard to ensure that all our advertisers feel like part of the HERE family.
What has it been like working in your role?
Working for HERE has been a really fulfilling journey so far. As a creative person, it is a joy working with Julia. She really values other people and their ideas and suggestions. While HERE is her brain-child, we really feel like part of a team with her at the helm.
What is your favorite part about working for HERE?
I love being part of something that has a positive impact on the community. It’s definitely my favorite part of working for HERE. We are telling stories that are IMPORTANT for others to know. We aren’t just reporting on the news. We are truly telling the stories of people who are breathing life of the community.
What is your favorite local spot and why?
Favorite local spot? How can I possibly choose that? I’ll have to categorize!
Coffee: Uptown Cafe. I love getting a French Press at my table and sipping it slow while I read or work.
Lunch: Sip. Best chicken club sandwich. BEST.
Dinner: Stacks. Good Food + Great Beer + Books: Could there be a better combo?
Drinks: Three Floyds for beer and Elements for wine.
Read profiles of some of our other contributors here.