WHO WE ARE

Founded by social media pioneer, popular mom blogger and former OC Register columnist, Suzanne Moshenko. With the addition of Marcie Taylor, another powerhouse in the social media field, Social Smarts Media is built on Suz & Marcie’s experience in both traditional and new media. Social Smarts Media brings together collaborators who are some of the best in their fields to create a diverse and dynamic digital marketing team.

 

 

Suzanne Moshenko / Founder + CEO

Suzanne has been obsessed with the digital space — blogging and social media — since its inception and has worked with companies such as CHOC Children’s, The Anaheim Ducks, Disneyland Resort and United Way. She’s the former editor of OC Family magazine which has a circulation topping 150,000. OC Family magazine is Southern California’s #1 family media brand. Along with her editorial responsibilities she also wrote a weekly parenting column for the Orange County Register and an award-winning travel column. Suzanne was also Vice President of Digital for Churm Media. Rounding out her media experience, she wrote and produced OC Family TV on COX3 which was awarded Best Broadcast about Orange County by the Orange County Press Club.

Suzanne lives with her husband and their four children in Orange County, Ca. She enjoys yoga, romantic comedies, Ducks hockey and talking about herself in the third person, obviously.

You can read her award-winning personal blog ALIVE IN WONDERLAND.
She is also a columnist for HomeFront Magazine
She is a contributor to McSweeney’s

 

Marcie Taylor / Director of Social Smarts Media

Marcie is a marketing professional, who specializes in social media strategy, public relations and community building. She is a writer at heart and has even written a book, “Missing Mangoes: Filipinos and Those Who Love Us.” She met Suzanne in the early days of the blogosphere, just as she and her family moved from New Jersey to California. Later, she would work with Suzanne as a columnist for OC Family Magazine.

Over the last ten years, she has handled social media and PR for a diverse range of clients including a large dental corporation, motorcycle companies, restaurants and big events like Surf City Surf Dog, the world renowned dog surfing competition in Huntington Beach, CA; Surf Dog Unleashed, the pioneer dog surfing competition in San Diego; the Taste of Huntington Beach, a culinary fundraiser for the Friends of the Children’s Library; and more recently, the Aerospace Education Foundation of Huntington Beach, the non-profit organization behind the Huntington Beach Airshow. She published the following websites: surfcityfamily.com, suburbanmamas.com and marcietaylor.com

She lives with her husband, two sons, a wheatapoo and tarantula in Huntington Beach, CA.

 

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

– Isaac Newton

Meet our partners at Social Smarts Media.
It’s their passion for their work that makes them the best in the business.

Integrity, hard work and creativity are their battle cry
and delivery of solid collaborative work is their specialty.

Monica Garrett
Branding & Website Design

Monica is the Owner and Creative Director of MARGAUX, A Creative Design Agency. Monica specializes in helping entrepreneurs + small businesses generate more revenue using creative and strategic design in branding and website design. You can visit the company site here, MARGAUX.

Kait McKay
Photography

Kait McKay is passionate about telling worthwhile and engaging stories through visual art. Her love for photographing compelling imagery was a catalyst for Kait to begin Kait McKay Photography and focus on what she enjoys doing most. To view a portfolio of Kait’s photography work, you may visit KaitMcKayPhotography.com.

Debbie Lavdas
Writer

Debbie Lavdas is a career writer with over 15 years experience at many of Orange County’s top ad agencies. She’s written for top national brands from Land Rover, Jaguar and Mazda to Oakley, Pac Sun and Wet Seal, as well as Irvine Company Resort Properties. She writes it all—from ads and campaigns to web and social. See her work and learn more at DebbieintheOC.com

Event Planning in Orange County

Cole Sako
Event Planning

Terribly hip without blowing your budget. That’s how we roll at CEG. You can find us working with the likes of Sephora, MAC, Equinox, Old Navy, Ford Motor Company, The Los Angeles Angels and large shopping centers throughout California and Nevada. Event Planning + Design + Production. Floral Design. Lighting + Sound Production. Lux Event Rentals. Bar + Catering Menus. Always custom. There’s nothing cookie cutter about us, yo. On Cole’s off days you can find her riding her bike at Venice Beach blaring YoYo Ma or pondering how to lift her favorite Joan Mitchell painting from LACMA’s gallery without being spotted. ByCEG.com

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At Social Smarts Media we bring a wealth of experience in branding, social media strategy and management. We work hard to help you connect to the community that is most beneficial to you.

 

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