Hi, I'm Ambika

Profile

a digital communications and creative content specialist with 9 years of experience in social media and public relations. I tell stories through any medium necessary, with a strategic approach and an eye for photography and design. I have worked in both corporate and agency settings, with a range of B2C and B2B clients, including food and beverage, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, and energy.

From a young age, I was drawn to books and often wondered about who was creating the beautiful layouts in the magazines I’d spend my weekends flipping through. With my imagination, a Windows 95 Dell desktop computer, and CD-ROM software for Microsoft Kids Creative Writer, I was armed with the tools to tell any stories there were to be told; I was quick to create a homemade newsletter for my elementary school classmates that I handed out in the hallways. Fast forward to my formative years at Baylor University, I joined the school newspaper as a photojournalist, where I was capturing stories every day and diligently learned how to use the manual function of a DSLR camera. After graduating from Baylor with a bachelor’s degree in journalism at a time when journalism was being turned on its head, I continued my education through various PR internships, agency work and graduate studies in the business of design at Parsons The New School of Design.

Experience

Sysco Corporation
Fortune 100 company and the global leader in foodservice distribution
Houston, Texas
February 2019 - Present
Social Media Manager (June 2020 - Present)
Social Media Strategy Specialist (February 2019 - June 2020)​

 

Created by CLIQUE
A creative production house specializing in visual storytelling, portrait and lifestyle photography and video production
Houston, Texas
October 2015 - Present
Co-Founder, Owner and Photographer​

 

Foster Marketing
An international marketing and communications agency serving the energy industry
Houston, Texas
December 2016 - January 2019
Digital Account Executive (August 2018 - January 2019)
Digital Content Coordinator (December 2016 - August 2018)​

Pura Vida Tequila Company
Award-winning small-batch organic tequila wholesaler
Houston, Texas
August 2015 - December 2016
Special Projects Director​

Socially Acclaimed
A digital PR and social media agency serving fashion apparel and luxury clients
New York, New York
April 2015 - July 2015
Freelance Social Media Manager​

Gregory White Public Relations
An integrated branding and communications agency specializing in food and beverage clientele
Brooklyn, New York
February 2015 - May 2015
Freelance Marketing and Events Coordinator​

5W Public Relations
A top 10 independent, full-service PR agency serving high profile clients in a range of industries
New York, New York
June 2014 - January 2015

Account Coordinator

 

Industry Group
A boutique agency specializing in media consulting and public relations for global accessory, fashion and lifestyle brands
New York, New York
August 2013 - June 2014​

Digital Coordinator

Education

Parsons School of Design | The New School
Graduate Certificate, Business of Design
Strategic Design and Management
2015 - 2016
New York, New York

Baylor University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Concentration: Public Relations, Minor: Apparel Merchandising
2008-2012
Waco, Texas

Skills

social media strategy, planning, management, content creation, copywriting, graphic design, photography, video production, photo editing, video editing, social media listening, media monitoring, community management, paid social media advertising, social media and communications analytics, internal email communication, presenting, press release writing, AP style, media pitching, crisis communications, blogging, event coordination, remote and hybrid work

Tools

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Social Chorus, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Social Studio, Exact Target, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Planoly, Dash Hudson, Meltwater, Hybrid and Remote Work Tools, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, Google Suite, Mac, Windows