Natasha Burtenshaw-deVries

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About Natasha Burtenshaw-deVries

Digital Marketing, Content and SEO Specialist. Soccer player. Sailor. Hiker. Skiier. Huge Toronto FC fan. Reader. Problem solver. Lifelong learner. 20-something just trying to navigate this crazy world. Connect with me on Twitter @natasha_bd

7 Things I Learned in My First Year Working in Marketing

By |2019-12-28T20:47:17-05:00December 28th, 2019|20-Something Life, Digital Marketing|

One day you're setting up your new e-mail at your new desk, and the next thing you know a year has flown by. As the saying goes, time sure does fly. 2019 was once again, a year. It was supposed to be a relaxing, boring one. Boy, was it anything [...]

WordCamp Niagara 2019 – My First WordCamp Talk

By |2019-11-17T11:56:33-05:00October 19th, 2019|Digital Marketing|

First WordCamp presentation complete! Thanks to all who came, and if you missed it, have no fear! You can check out my slides at the bottom of this post. Come back to this post in a few days for a recap and reflection on the event, and I'll see if [...]

7 of the Best Free Online Resources to Learn About SEO

By |2019-09-24T20:54:35-04:00September 24th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Social Enterprise Marketing|

With SEO professionals in high demand and many marketing and communications people looking to at least understand and implement the basics, "How can I learn more about SEO?" is a question I've been asked a lot lately. In my eyes, SEO is one of the coolest things in the world and [...]

The Friday File: August 23rd, 2019 | SEO, Investing and Sailing Starts

By |2019-08-23T21:00:29-04:00August 23rd, 2019|The Friday File|

Let's not talk about how long it's been since I published one of these, let alone anything to my blog, kay? It's been a year. Here's to a newfound focus on blogging and this website, and using The Friday File as a way to force myself to get back into [...]

5 Quotes To Sum Up My Thoughts on 2018

By |2018-12-30T13:43:03-05:00December 30th, 2018|20-Something Life|

  Ohh 2018, what a year you were. I've been thinking for a while about whether or not I should do a more in-depth analysis of the year, but there's a lot that happened that doesn't belong on the internet. To be honest, if at the start of the year [...]

The Best Of…Social Enterprise Marketing Resources

By |2018-12-30T09:42:59-05:00November 29th, 2018|Digital Marketing, Social Enterprise Marketing|

Over the last few weeks we’ve talked about what a social enterprise is, why marketing a social business is a little bit different, best practices for marketing your social enterprise and a fabulous social business brand example. Hopefully, you’re feeling inspired with some tangible ideas to improve or get started [...]

Social Enterprise Brand Feature: Who Gives A Crap

By |2019-10-12T18:11:59-04:00November 23rd, 2018|Digital Marketing, Social Enterprise Marketing|

In my previous post, I talked about how social entrepreneurs can create strong social business brands and effective marketing campaigns. This week I'll be highlighting a social enterprise who's brand and marketing activities put all of my social enterprise marketing best practices into action. (DIdn't read my last post? Don't [...]

6 Best Practices for Marketing Your Social Enterprise

By |2019-12-28T21:09:15-05:00November 8th, 2018|Digital Marketing, Social Enterprise Marketing|

This is the second post in a four-part series where I explore marketing and branding in the social enterprise industry. Don't miss out on part one where I define social enterprise, week three where I feature an awesome social enterprise brand and week four where I wrap it up with [...]

Social Enterprise…What Does It Really Mean?

By |2018-11-01T23:10:31-04:00November 1st, 2018|Digital Marketing, Social Enterprise Marketing|

  This is the first in a four-part series where I explore marketing and branding in the social enterprise industry. Today’s post demystifies the world of social enterprise and lays the groundwork for digging in from the marketing angle. Check back on Tuesday for part two! Social enterprise. Charity. Social [...]

Our Mobile World: A Day in the Life of a 24-Year Old and Her iPhone

By |2018-10-01T11:52:29-04:00October 1st, 2018|Digital Marketing|

  If I had a dollar for every time my grandmother asked, “do you ever take your eyes off that thing?” then I would have…well…a lot of dollars. Sorry Grandma but it’s 2018 and mobile is where it’s at.  Grandma may think it’s a waste of time, but my iPhone [...]