Amanda has a variegated background ranging from computer maintenance and website development to international business and marketing.
She started her first business, Sage Technical Consulting, in 1999 as a high school sophomore, where she taught older adults computer basics and fixed computers. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and international studies, focusing on international development and intelligence and security.
Upon graduating from Ohio State, she moved to Ghana where she spent the next year and a half working for Women in Progress, a women’s entrepreneurial group and Fair Trade cooperative. While in Ghana, Amanda founded a new cooperative of bead makers, designed textiles and jewelry, and helped organize volunteers for the nonprofit.
Returning to Columbus, Amanda started Gong Gong Communications in early 2009 when she realized thespecific need for a marketing firm which provided quality, time-efficient, cost-effective marketing and creative solutions from very small businesses and mircopreneurs.
Amanda serves on the board of directors of the Columbus Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as the Vice President of Communications. She is also a tenant and mentor for the Women’s Small Business Accelerator.
Amanda lives in Central Ohio with her husband, Jonathan. Elle parle français and me ka mfantse na twi.
Ally is a native of Dublin, Ohio and a recent graduate of Otterbein University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Spanish. Through her years spent at Otterbein she discovered a love for marketing and writing.
During her college career she spent time playing on the varsity volleyball team, working as the sports editor of the college paper, The Tan & Cardinal, and interning at Engauge and OhioHealth. She hopes to use her Spanish minor and one day travel and explore the countries of South America.
Along with loving all things marketing she also enjoys cheering so loudly at Blue Jackets games that she loses her voice and finding the best cheeseburger in Columbus.
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