Does your message reflect your true north?

You’re an established business owner, and that means your message has shifted over time. We’ll help you refine your brand voice, connect with your audience, and share your powerful message through clear, personality-driven content.

We’ve walked this path.

Since 2010, we’ve supported successful businesses in sharing their message with their audience. From personal brands to nonprofit organizations and universities, we work with thought leaders and entrepreneurs to develop strategic messaging, hone their brand voice, and create compelling content.

North Star Messaging + Strategy is a full-service messaging and copywriting agency. Our talented writers are trained in the North Star way, and each of us treasures our amazing clients.

WHO WE SERVE.

We serve successful thought leaders, purpose-driven entrepreneurs, agencies, universities, and nonprofits. Our clients are blazing new trails in their industries, changing conversations, and creating a lasting and positive impact on the world.

Wanna see more? Check out our portfolio.

MEET THE NORTH STAR TEAM.

Jessi Honard, Co-CEO

Jessi kicked off her career as a high school teacher and then moved into marketing. Her writing has found its way into the pages of magazines and onto the walls of museums, and she’s passionate about sharing the power of clear messaging and strategic content with the world. Since co-founding North Star with her hiking buddy, Marie, Jessi has helped countless business leaders hone their messaging in a way that fits their needs and connects deeply with their audience.

Marie Parks, Co-CEO

Marie got her professional start in the nonprofit sector as a grant writer, where she learned to merge heart and logic in her writing. She’s carried those skills to North Star, along with the values of respect, transparency, and communication. Call her a romantic (or a nerd!), but Marie believes the pen is mightier than the sword. Messaging has the power to drive thought leadership. When we showcase our expertise, innovation, and influence, we inspire growth in others and ourselves. 

Brigid Ward, COO

Passionate, energetic, and full of strategic ideas, Brigid keeps the engines of North Star running. An invaluable member of the team, she gets the job done, whether it’s ensuring workflows are flowing, figuring out the techy bits of a program, or onboarding team members. A wife and mom, when she’s not at her computer she’s cheering them on at soccer or waterpolo or sneaking in a date night with her husband.

Erin Venable, Content Writer

Erin brings over 10 years of marketing, advertising, and public relations experience to North Star. The passion of her life is getting the right message to the right audience. When it comes to copy, you name it, she’s done it: Radio spots, company newsletters, ad copy, website copy, lead gen e-mails, social media posts, speeches, and more.

Ana Canon, Social Media

Ana Canon is an ambitious mother of two with an intense love for anything related to wellness or self-growth. When she isn’t working on social media marketing, you can find her whipping up a new healthy recipe, going for a run, or writing her blog.

Maggie Grimason, Content Writer

Maggie is a lifelong lover of the written word. From the time she could hold a pencil, she’s been scribbling stories, and since she learned to read, she has almost always had a book in her backpack, handbag, or back pocket. She’s written for many fields—from travel pieces to science journalism, grants, ad copy, creative nonfiction and even some poetry.

Mary Grace Miller, Content Writer

Mary Grace Miller brings her experience as an ESL teacher and National Board Certified teacher to her content. An astute writer, she supports our academically-leaning clients  with content that speaks to the nuances of the education industry. She enjoys leveraging her education background to create content that helps students and their families navigate complicated school systems.

Josh Verlin, Content Writer

After spending most of the last decade  as a sportswriter, Josh brings his experience as an interviewer, writer, and successful entrepreneur to North Star. Currently a resident of Philadelphia, Josh lives with his fiancée Aurora and their two cats, Luke and Dinah. When they’re not out on road trips or exploring the city, they can often be found watching movies, Michael Schur comedies {Parks & Rec, The Good Place, Brooklyn 99}, + Survivor.

Natalee Walker, Content Writer

Natalee is a writer turned social, digital and content marketing pro, who moonlights as a poet.  She has experience across the technology, franchise, and higher education industries. Natalee is based in Chicago and absolutely believes deep dish is the superior pizza. Guilty pleasures include live tweeting her favorite TV shows {GoT anyone?}, posting sushi rolls to her Instagram story and getting lost in Reddit threads.

YOUR MESSAGE SERVES A GREATER PURPOSE.

When you solidify the most foundational piece of your business, you’ll also help us #changethestars. Our give-back campaign includes donating to nonprofits, offering scholarships, and volunteering in our communities. We’re proud to make giving a part of our business model, and we’re committed to inspiring other businesses to do the same.

FIND YOUR NORTH STAR

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