Work Portfolio

I know you don’t have all day to read up on what I’ve been doing the last few decades, so let’s just get to what matters.

Why you want to work with me:

I’ve got a degree in Journalism (concentration in Public Relations) and a degree in Industrial Relations from UNC-Chapel Hill.  If you hail from Duke or NC State, no biggie.  We just don’t need to talk about it.

I’ve got the pulse on the mom-scene.  As the founder of the South Charlotte Playgroup, home to over 900 moms, I interact daily with fellow mothers and their children.  We plan between 25-40 events per week in our community, so I know what moms and kids enjoy doing.  I have a team of over 20 members that help me keep the group organized and running, and I know my way around planning events from big to small.

I can tell a story.  Writing is my passion.  It’s why I got a degree in Journalism, it’s why I started a blog, and it helps me get through the day.  If I can take a bad day and turn it into a funny story, I win.  If we can take your product and make it relatable to your consumer, we all win.

I know my way around social media.  I’ve got the skinny on Facebook.  I’m addicted to Pinterest.  I tweet. A lot.  And, I’m pretty into Instagram, Google+, and all of the emerging ways that brands can connect with their audience through the world wide web.  It makes me giddy.  Seriously.

I’m not afraid to put myself out there.  I’ve been published in the newspaper, interviewed on the radio, and appeared in webisodes on the Internet.   I’ve been interviewed on various topics for local news broadcasts, and I’ve even participated in a live cooking challenge.

If you want to talk more, just drop me an email: katie.harding@gmail.com, but if time is on your side, feel free to peruse my Work Portfolio:

With Whom I Work:
Chiquita, Brica, ViveVitaCharlotte AquaticsThe Precision Alliance, Post Cereal, MomsCharlotte.com, and more.

Blog Posts on behalf of Brands (a snapshot):

Brica Fold ‘n Go Travel Booster: Review and Giveaway, published on MomFavorites.com, 10/19/2012
Snakes and Sammies, A Chiquita Craft and Snack, published on ChiquitaMoms.com, 9/4/2012
Febreze to the Poo-Rescue, published on MomFavorites.com, 7/10/2012
Naturally Convenient: KidFresh Meals Review and Giveaway, published on MomFavorites.com, 2/12/2012

Blog Posts that showcase my Storytelling (a snapshot):

Strangers Deny Mom Use of their Cell Phones, published 8/23/2012
Seven Ways a Husband Can Keep His Wife Happy, published on 5/21/2012
Mom and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, published 9/12/2011

Television:

Coming Soon: WCNC-TV, Cooking demonstration of Food Lion Frugal Cook-off Winning Recipe on Charlotte Today with Colleen Odegaard. Airing 10/29/12
WCNC-TV, Katie Harding shares how to connect with brands through HouseParty.com – Aired 2/27/2012
WCNC-TV, Chiquita’s first Charlotte Hire, your local Charter Chiquita Mom, Katie Harding – Aired 2/23/2012
WSOC-TV, Chiquita comes to Charlotte and your *LOCAL* Charter Chiquita Mom! - Aired 1/31/2012
FOX News Charlotte, Katie Harding shares how to host a Fix ‘n Freeze Playdate – Aired 12/6/2011
FOX News Charlotte, Consult on Crib Recall – Aired 6/28/2011

Radio:
WFAE – 90.7, Charlotte’s NPR Source: Provided consult on new app that enables users to search the state sex offender registry – Aired 2/6/2012

Print:
Charlotte Observer, Various articles shared from “It Takes a Village” published on MomsCharlotte.com, by Katie Harding – ongoing
Charlotte Observer, “How I Survived My Home Makeover,” by Katie Harding – Printed 2/12/2011

Local coverage featuring the HGTV renovation of our home sponsored by Clorox GreenWorks:
(Webisodes no longer available)

WCNC, HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse unveils eco-friendly makeover, aired January 21, 2011

WCNC, HGTV carpenter prepares for big makeover reveal, aired January 20, 2011

WCNC, HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse filming in Charlotte home, aired January 18, 2011

WCNC, HGTV carpenter Carter Oosterhouse begins makeover in Charlotte home, aired January 19, 2011