My name is Joshua Holland; I’m a digital strategist and storyteller working and playing in Seattle, WA.
Professionally I've helped a number of Seattle area institutions create sustainable social media ecosystems that foster engagement and establish reporting methods to gauge results of digital campaigns. To date I’ve worked on social media programs for Tacoma Public Utilities, Port of Seattle, American Express, and a collection of Seattle restaurants.
I enjoy volunteering for various organizations. In the past I’ve helped organize events for the Evergreen Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, Delta Lambda Phi, and PRSA Puget Sound.
After hours, I’m an offbeat explorer with a passion for photography, history, cuisine, urban planning and design. I’m also an aspiring world traveler who has spent time tasting hawker stall food on the streets of Kuala Lumpur and visiting many of Paris’ fine museums. I never turn down an opportunity for a road trip or chance to visit a new locale.
Freelance, Seattle, WA, US, Writer and digital strategist
As a freelance communications consultant specializing in new media and content creation, Joshua works with clients to create and distribute stories through digital platforms. In this role he is responsible for securing new business, developing strategic communications plans, and coordinating storytelling activities.
Waggner Edstrom, Bellevue, WA, US, Assistant Account Executive
At Waggener Edstrom Joshua worked with Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) team to promote the benefits of the Microsoft platform to the developer community through media and influencer outreach. In this role he was in charge of coordinating international coverage reporting for TechEd Europe and Build, managing the production of a bi-weekly developer-focused newsletter, and conducting influencer research.
Clients: Microsoft DPE and Developer Tools
Events Supported: TechEd Europe, Visual Studio 2012 launch, Build
- Collaborated with the Microsoft corporate communications team regarding DPE press activities
- Curated and published a biweekly developer focused newsletter
- Drafted briefing materials to prepare Microsoft executives for influencer activities
- Managed the DPE third party release review process
- Monitored and reported on emerging developer trends
- Organized monthly integration meetings with various Microsoft business groups
University of Washington, Seattle, Bachelors, Communications