About MarKyr Media
MarKyr Media is a Digital Strategy and Social Branding consulting firm. From concept to execution, Markyr provides relevant, innovative, leading-edge strategy and consulting services for the Tech, Entertainment, and Consumer Product industries. Our extensive experience in Social Media and Social Branding and core values of community, radical transparency, innovation, and education are what drives the firm’s unique ability to deliver customized solutions that are authentic and results-driven.
Kyra Reed, Founder
With over 15 years of experience in marketing and branding, Kyra Reed has been an innovator in the booming field of social media marketing. She is the Co-Founder of MarKyr Media, a Los Angeles based consulting firm dedicated to producing innovative social branding strategies for clients as diverse as Toyota FS, Adidas Eyewear, and the City of West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Her work with clients has been featured in numerous publications including Mashable, MTV, and FastCompany.com.
In 2006, she was introduced to Nic Adler, owner of Sunset Strip icon, The Roxy Theatre. Together they built a branding and marketing strategy utilizing the concepts of community and transparency to save the legendary music venue from permanently shutting its doors. Their wildly successful efforts set an example for other businesses on the Strip who wound up adopting the same social philosophy to improve their bottom lines as well. Kyra’s work with Nic on The Roxy and the “Social Strip” has received countless awards for social innovation and they has been featured in the New York Times, NPR and TechCrunch.
Kyra is the author of the 2006 “blog bible,” Blog 101, The Beginners Guide to Blogging. She has lectured at UCLA and USC on Community Development and has spoken at a number of conferences on future social trends and changes in the business landscape including Digital Music Forum: West, Blog World, ASCAP Expo, Social Media Week, Gravity Summit, SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music. Her philosophy about Social Media have been featured in Beverly Macy’s new book “The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing” published by McGraw-Hill.
Marjorie Kase, Co-Founder
*In July 2011 Marjorie transitioned into a new position with Context Optional. Marjorie is now providing clients with Social Media Strategy. MarKyr was her launching pad and we couldn’t be happier for her. Good luck Marjorie, and thank you for three great years.
Sophia Maria Rivera de Martinez, Office Pup
Sophia Maria Rivera de Martinez possesses close to five years experience in the Social Media space. Prior to joining MarKyr Media, Sophia spent her puppy years being adorable. She began her career as the official band dog of Stars of Track and Field and the Upsidedown where she was responsible for raising the cuteness factor. As a rat terrier, Sophia is known for her hunting skills and her keen ability to turn any floor into a buffet table.
Despite her lack of formal training, Sophia is very well-behaved.
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