Carrie Williamson

New Orleans, LA USA
Website: http://www.carriewilliamsonmarketing.com/
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Professional Experience

I am an award-winning freelance travel writer that covers all things discerning--travel, restaurants, luxury goods, wine and spirits, cars and motorcycles. Based in New Orleans, I write about the exotic concoction of food, music and fun to be had in my hometown. I am a highly experienced marketing professional, who writes strategic copy for businesses, organizations and bands, including web content, newsletters, ad copy and marketing collateral.

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
14 Years
Copywriter
14 Years
Writer
10 Years

Specialty

Food
7 Years
Business (general)
12 Years
Travel
14 Years

Industries


Association publication
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
14 Years
Pr/marketing - all
14 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forbes Travel Guide (3-5), KULTUR Magazine (1-2), PS Magazine (1-2), Reach Magazine (1-2), Loews Magazine (1-2), The Port Record Magazine (1-2), Transaction Trends (1-2), Leaders Edge Magazine (10+), AirTran Airways Go Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

M.G. Maher & Company., Inc. (10+), MBLX, Inc. (10+), New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (10+), Steeg Law Firm, LLC (10+), Line 58 (10+), Wye River Upper School (10+), Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours (10+), Jammin for Japan (1-2), Leaders Edge Magazine (10+)

Other Work History

Owner of Carrie Williamson Marketing in New Orleans, LA Account Executive/Business Development Strategist at Fixation Marketing, Washington, D.C. Director of Sales, Marketing and PR - Time & Place Homes - Washington, DC

Foreign Language Skills

Some French

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Squarespace

Equipment

MAC laptop, Nikon D50 digital SLR with lenses, Sony Mini-DVD Camcorder

Work Permits & Visas

Brazil business visa

References

Rick Pullen, Editor in Chief, Leader's Edge Magazine Robert M. Steeg, Managing Partner, The Steeg Law Firm Rosie LeBreton, Past President, New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women Greg McGruder, VP, Lectures & Public Programs, The National Geographic Society Geoff Coats, Principal, Line 58 Design David Schulingkamp, President, M.G. Maher & Co., Inc. Mark Bielski, Director of Sales, Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Patricia McGlannan, Board Member, Wye River Upper School

Awards

Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) Excel Silver Award for Feature Article AMA New Orleans MAX Award for Event Marketing

Associations

New Orleans Press Club MediaBistro.com Avant Guild Member Net2NO - Where social changemakers and technological forerunners come together in New Orleans.

Work Samples

Articles Feature

(AirTran Airways Go Magazine 11/1/2009)
The gospel about Louisiana's latest digital interactive media tax credits--a whopping 35%--and the post-Katrina entrepreneurial renaissance New Orleans is experiencing, as young, educated professionals flock to the city, seduced by the eclectic culture, vibrant music scene and affordable lifestyle.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 3/1/2008)
An entertaining read about insuring collector cars using the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance collector car show to tell the story.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 10/1/2008)
Insuring vintage investments may be hard to swallow for some, but its absolutely essential if you don't want to become the next "Big Wine Caper." This article won a Society of National Association Publications Excel Silver Award for feature article.

Articles New Orleans

(Leader's Edge Magazine 4/1/2015)
Feature on the restoration of the iconic Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, which includes new hotels and things to do in the city.
(Leader\'s Edge Magazine 7/1/2013)
The hospitality industry embraces New Orleans' entrepreneurial spirit. What's new in restaurants, hotels and craft cocktail bars in the Big Easy.
(Forbes Regional Guide South 1/1/2011)
Contributor to the New Orleans section of Forbes Regional Guide South. Wrote Introduction, Where to Stay, Where to Eat, What are the Top Things To Do, Shopping. The attached PDF provides a sample of my copy.
(PS Magazine 9/1/2011)
The "New" New Orleans: This Southern Belle is Back in Business.
(Loews Magazine 7/1/2011)
This article that appeared in Loews Magazine offers visitors a slice of life in New Orleans.
(Reach Magazine 1/1/2010)
A New New Orleanian goes behind the scenes to explore the world of krewes and floats.
(AirTran Airways GO Magazine 11/1/2009)
The gospel about Louisiana's latest digital interactive media tax credits--a whopping 35%--and the post-Katrina entrepreneurial renaissance New Orleans is experiencing, as young, educated professionals flock to the city, seduced by the eclectic culture, vibrant music scene and affordable lifestyle.

Articles Travel

(Leader's Edge Magazine 1/1/2016)
Magic moments define two of the most talented chefs in Washington, DC, Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel’s and Nicholas Stefanelli of Masseria. While their visions may differ, they share a devotion to flavor and a flair for presentation.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 9/1/2015)
Chances are traveling to Panama City is in your future. When you go, stay in the historic, culturally rich neighborhood of Casco Viejo, which epitomizes the city’s stylish past-meets-present vibe.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 6/1/2015)
The orange neon “Union Station Travel by Train” sign at Denver’s train station is glowing brighter than ever over its arched windows. This granite behemoth celebrated its 100th anniversary by unveiling the results of a $54 million facelift last July. The Crawford Hotel and the 13 uniquely Colorado restaurants, shops and bars, have made it a magnet for locals and travelers alike.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 5/1/2015)
There are hotel bars in Manhattan that are so inviting that even locals drink in them.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 12/1/2014)
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” This Ralph Waldo Emerson quote is splashed across a retro beach poster at Casa Las Tortugas, a boutique hotel on Holbox Island—a no-cars, no-banks, no-all-inclusive-resorts stretch of sand and mangroves off the Yucatan Peninsula. It is an eloquent description of life on the island.
(Leader's Edge Magazine 3/1/2016)
You can’t swing a Nashville Cat in Music City without hitting a live music club. For your ultimate listening pleasure, catch a show at the newly renovated Ryman Auditorium. Also: where to stay, eat and hear music in Nashville. Briefcase: Lotuff leather bags, Bloomsbury's "The Writer and the City" series, and the new packing app PackPoint.