Meet Terri Holley

CEO, Holley Creative

Celebrating 15 years as a digital marketing consultant.

Thousands of hours spent in front of my computer, and I have enjoyed every minute!

It is so nice to meet you!  Wow…I can’t believe it has been 15 years since I walked away from my cubicle and into entrepreneurship.  The yearning to fully utilize my skills in marketing and technology was way too strong.  As a typical entrepreneurial type, I took a risk and jumped.  At first, it was scary, but, wow, it’s been worth every minute! I’ve met some incredible people, worked on some amazing projects, and “going to work” every day has simply been a blast! 

 

Where my work has been featured

I vividly remember the very first day in my new home office. 

I was terrified.  Hanging out a shingle and hoping for clients is not for the faint of heart.  Fortunately, shortly after establishing my business in 2006, social media began to emerge as an inexpensive and easy way to reach millions of prospective clients.  The first social tool I used was a blog.  I just happened to hear a story about blogging on NPR and thought I would give it a try. Then came Facebook, then Twitter, and then, thankfully, my business began to grow. And during that time, I realized I had discovered something really powerful.  Fifteen years later, I’ve been fortunate enough to assist hundreds of business owners leverage the power of digital marketing.

Growing a few online brands takes skills.

Along with running the day-to-day operations of Holley Creative, I own and operate Revolution Gray, a micro-influencer in the women 50+ and healthy aging spaces.  Revolution Gray started as a single blog post and has grown into a global multi-channel network currently supported by thousands of online enthusiasts. The website currently receives regular mentions from national media outlets such as USA Today, The Huffington Post, AARP After 50, and Daily Finance. 

I LOVE giving back. 

I am very passionate about giving back and helping others understand how to best use social technologies for the greater good.  My contributions include:

  • Writing for Women Grow Business, recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the best marketing and social media blogs written by women.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert at local and national conferences to engage in a robust conversation about social media and interactive marketing.
  • Speaking at local events to discuss cyber civility and the use of social media among teens.

I have an evident track record of success.

Holley Creative and Revolution Gray are both successful due to the power of digital marketing. The principles I used to grow my businesses are the same I use for my clients. No loans. No grants. Just great marketing sense and the exceptional ability to leverage technology.

I work with an exceptional team of collaborative partners.

My network of collaborative partners offers the opportunity to serve clients in the areas of brand identity, public relations, and graphic design, creating a one-stop shop experience.

Fun facts about me

  • Magazines you will find in my home

    Entrepreneur, The Economist, Washingtonian

  • My Happy Place

    Martha's Vineyard

  • Hobbies

    Tennis, gardening, genealogy

  • Things that come easy to me

    Putting things together without directions, lateral thinking puzzles and math

  • My obsession

    The weather - hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, cold fronts, low/high pressures...don't ask. 😂

  • Favorite question from my daughter

    "How do you know so much about technology? Most "old" people don't"🙄

  • My most fascinating family member

    My mother who despised technology but loved to text and FaceTime me (miss you, mom ❤️)

  • Fun Fact

    My father, a World War II veteran and lieutenant colonel  in the United States Air Force, was a meteorologist who worked at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for many years.  He contributed to the development of the Saffir-Simpson scale (how we measure the strength of hurricanes) and participated in the naming of the Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific hurricanes.  He passed away in 1999 and I never got to ask him which names he submitted, but “Teresa” (my real first name) and “Terry” are both included in the naming conventions of the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific hurricanes.  Both names occur the same year, every sixth year.  The next go around is 2021.🌀