By Michele Tonkovitz
Owner, Green Onion Creative
When I was 15 years old, I blew off my parents’ advice. Didn’t we all?
Fast-forward 18 years and there I was again with my dad telling me what to do. This time I listened. He said, “Kid, you’re good at what you do, and you already have some freelance clients. Why don’t you just start your own business?”
Damn if he was right, but he was. I already had 13 years of experience under my belt working as a proofreader, copywriter, marketing specialist and social media guru. I paid my dues at mom-and-pop agencies and held senior positions at global companies. But most of all, I remembered why I got into the advertising and marketing business in the first place: My crazy Auntie Mary was a media buyer for an advertising agency in the ‘80s and she met Mr. T. and Jay Leno! I wanted to meet them too!
Well, I haven’t brushed elbows with any celebrities. But I do have to say that the career path I chose in the 8th grade has been lucrative. I’ve had the opportunity to work on brands like Every Day with Rachel Ray, Coca-Cola, the NFL and MLB, and so much more. How cool is that!?!
I have and continue to use the insights, strategies and proven practices I’ve learned along the way to not only grow Green Onion Creative, but support our clients in achieving greater brand awareness and market share, while also helping up-and-coming companies develop their unique identities and grow to become bigger players in their respective scenes.
I’m not looking to make a million bucks through Green Onion Creative, but my recent filings through Taylor Tax Service (I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this accounting firm for small businesses) show I’m definitely on the right track … some day. Green Onion Creative exists for one reason: To help companies achieve their brand awareness and marketing goals. It's that simple.
We’d love to help you make your dreams come true … and make you money doing it. So what are you waiting for? CONTACT US.