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Maggie Ganley

Social Media Coordinator

Maggie Ganley
Social Media Coordinator

GUSS, IA 

Hailing from everyplace and no place, I grew up in Guss, IA with a New Market address, a Gravity land line and a school in Bedford – without moving even once.

As a kid, I harbored some thoughts of farming.

In their spare time, my family owns, breeds and sells cows so I came by that dream naturally. My enthusiasm dampened one day when one of my parents’ cows was experiencing problems and had to be “worked on.” Unfortunately, the cow did not concur, thus we dauntlessly risked life and limb to accomplish the necessary task. My mother escaped with moderate bruising after being repeatedly rammed into the fence, and I fared only slightly better getting knocked down and stepped on. Needless to say, that was not featured as one of my treasured moments on Facebook.

 

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

In school, I gravitated toward social media, hence my career as a social media practitioner, but that was not initially the case.

Being somewhat of a pragmatist, I decided early on to focus on pharmacy.

With high financial aspirations and good grades in chemistry, it just made sense. Luckily, a part-time job in a pharmacy enlightened me enough to know I needed to redirect my efforts into communication, and I’ve never looked back.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Once cow wrangling and pharmacy were officially off the table, my post-college life was a whirlwind of diverse social media experiences, from handling social media and messengering for the Crary Huff law firm to handling social media – while drinking tea – at Jumpy Monkey Coffee, and let’s not forget my brief stint at Chatterkick, where my most memorable contribution was ensuring the Jimmy John’s delivery guy had our location down cold – surprisingly, that was no easy task – he got lost a lot.

In fact, I’m probably more well-known at Chatterkick for inadvertently forgetting to use tracking links as opposed to regular links when creating ads for a client. In my naivete, I assumed it would be an easy fix.

After painstakingly recreating three months worth of content, I had learned an invaluable lesson – and would save myself countless hours of aggravation by checking my work meticulously thereafter.

But if you’re starting to think I’m all work, think again. Of course, when you’re vacationing in Belize and vomiting repeatedly into your snorkel mask, work does tend to look appealing. Luckily, the rest of the trip was much less revolting, except for the boat and boating ramp accident I witnessed, that thankfully left all parties unharmed. Unpleasantness aside, at least I got to see a jaguar doing somersaults.

 

BOZELL – SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

From the moment I arrived at Bozell, I knew this is where I wanted to be. Providence smiled down on me when the head of Bozell communications called me about their social media opening.

Words to live by: I’m not lost, I’m exploring. (spoken by a true directionally challenged individual)

Maggie's story

GUSS, IA 

Hailing from everyplace and no place, I grew up in Guss, IA with a New Market address, a Gravity land line and a school in Bedford – without moving even once.

As a kid, I harbored some thoughts of farming.

In their spare time, my family owns, breeds and sells cows so I came by that dream naturally. My enthusiasm dampened one day when one of my parents’ cows was experiencing problems and had to be “worked on.” Unfortunately, the cow did not concur, thus we dauntlessly risked life and limb to accomplish the necessary task. My mother escaped with moderate bruising after being repeatedly rammed into the fence, and I fared only slightly better getting knocked down and stepped on. Needless to say, that was not featured as one of my treasured moments on Facebook.

 

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

In school, I gravitated toward social media, hence my career as a social media practitioner, but that was not initially the case.

Being somewhat of a pragmatist, I decided early on to focus on pharmacy.

With high financial aspirations and good grades in chemistry, it just made sense. Luckily, a part-time job in a pharmacy enlightened me enough to know I needed to redirect my efforts into communication, and I’ve never looked back.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Once cow wrangling and pharmacy were officially off the table, my post-college life was a whirlwind of diverse social media experiences, from handling social media and messengering for the Crary Huff law firm to handling social media – while drinking tea – at Jumpy Monkey Coffee, and let’s not forget my brief stint at Chatterkick, where my most memorable contribution was ensuring the Jimmy John’s delivery guy had our location down cold – surprisingly, that was no easy task – he got lost a lot.

In fact, I’m probably more well-known at Chatterkick for inadvertently forgetting to use tracking links as opposed to regular links when creating ads for a client. In my naivete, I assumed it would be an easy fix.

After painstakingly recreating three months worth of content, I had learned an invaluable lesson – and would save myself countless hours of aggravation by checking my work meticulously thereafter.

But if you’re starting to think I’m all work, think again. Of course, when you’re vacationing in Belize and vomiting repeatedly into your snorkel mask, work does tend to look appealing. Luckily, the rest of the trip was much less revolting, except for the boat and boating ramp accident I witnessed, that thankfully left all parties unharmed. Unpleasantness aside, at least I got to see a jaguar doing somersaults.

 

BOZELL – SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

From the moment I arrived at Bozell, I knew this is where I wanted to be. Providence smiled down on me when the head of Bozell communications called me about their social media opening.

Words to live by: I’m not lost, I’m exploring. (spoken by a true directionally challenged individual)

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years in industry

3 years

years at bozell

1 year

client experience

  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Sioux Honey Association Co-op

Maggie's Hometown

Guss, IA

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