About Authentic Presence

At Authentic Presence, LLC, we’re passionate about marketing and about manifesting a better world. We’re at our best when we promote good causes. That is why we try to work with organizations dedicated to wellness, the environment, spirituality and positive social change. Our team of marketing consultants, designers and writers has made an impact on retreat centers, wellness clinics and wholesome food retail, and helped many other clients grow. We draw upon a wealth of experience, having worked in the trenches on a variety of tactical disciplines to drive results, generate leads, and convert sales.
Working with Brian and Authentic Presence has been an absolute treasure. They are… creative, competent, and committed to producing an excellent product. Alison B Gayek, Plant Spirit Medicine
Our team (see below) includes a diverse array of marketing experts who have a hundred combined years of first-hand experience working with a variety of small to mid-sized private and non-profit organizations.  Our areas of expertise range from brand management, print media and website design, social media, print advertisment, copywriting, direct mail, content management, SEO and PPC, programming, public relations, and customer service management. Your marketing strategy is made up of multiple moving parts. We’re masters at bringing into focus your overall strategy and then managing the details to execute a winning campaign. Beyond that, we’re crazy about data—which tells us what’s working and what isn’t and gives us the understanding to make adjustments and constantly fine tune the strategy and tactical elements of your program. We develop and implement marketing strategies based on best practices to help you increase revenues and exposure. Marketing is a very dynamic process, requiring continuous fine-tuning and adjustment to discover which approach is most effective and has the best ROI.

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Our Team

  Brian Spielmann, founder of Authentic Presence, has spent the past twelve years developing online and traditional marketing strategies for organizations focused on planetary and human sustainability.  He collaborates closely with organizations to elevate their message and reach new audiences, while growing revenues and reducing cultural barriers. He is passionate about helping clients define their untapped markets, working to draw in new individuals—preferably in droves. A 1970s Keep America Clean commercial depicting a Native American crying on the side of a Los Angeles freeway continues to serve as an inspiration to Brian. Tapping his training in both business (MBA from University of St.Thomas) and environmental engineering (University of Maryland) and throwing in creativity for good measure, he has helped formulate many a success story. Previous clients have included Mind and Life Institute, University of Minnesota (Food Retail Center), United States Environmental Protection Agency, US Agency of International Development, State of Minnesota, World Trade Center, KFC, Burger King, and Food Marketing Institute. Super stars changing the world that have helped promote have included: Steven Seagal, Rabbi Kula (trip to Bhutan), Eliot Cowan, Tulku Thondup, Safia Diaz, Mark Hyman, Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Liz Ryan, David Deida, Dalai Lama event in Indiana and the North American book tour for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
  Kristie Colby, a search engine optimization (SEO) specialist, wields a formidable ability to raise the profile of your business. She brings with her over a decade of experience in account leadership, complex strategy development and implementation.  She also conducts SEO training. Kristie’s past and present clients span a variety of industries on the local and national levels, including Berkshire Hathaway, Berstein Rein, Cukjati Design & Advertising, Sunstone Circuits and Cave of the Winds. Kristie has a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Western State College.
Amanda Blough is a social media expert who specializes in content generation, follower engagement, social campaigns and online reputation management. She previously managed the social media department at a prominent Colorado Springs advertising agency. Energetic and eager to keep ahead of each new stampede in technology, Amanda is determined to bring maximum positive attention to her clients. “Social media is completely changing the way businesses interact with their customers,” says Amanda. “It’s an exciting time to be specializing in the social component of online marketing.”
  Erin Everett has been helping businesses express themselves and speak their purpose to the world for 18 years—over 100 businesses, no less. She offers branding, identity, copywriting and editing services to organizations, as well as some intangible yet crucial elements of guidance.  For almost a decade she was the publisher and editor of New Life Journal, a holistic health and sustainability publication in North Carolina with 90,000 readers. After selling the magazine in early 2008, she refocused her career: “I help individuals and groups name their gifts, present them boldly and build their businesses on doing what they’re here for.”
Jen Spolnik, web and graphic designer, specializes in email marketing and teaches web design courses for Boulder Valley School District in their Lifelong Learning continuing education program. She has a BA in Journalism and MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University. She lived in China for a year as an English teacher at Anhui University and has worked at the University of Colorado and Naropa University.  

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