It All Began When They Said, "We've Always Done It This Way."
Founder & CEO Katie Willard comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, innovators, pioneers, and doers in the Mountain State. Her entrepreneurial spirit was lit at an early age as she grew up watching her father build his own small business, which is still in operation after 40 years.
Her passion is West Virginia, and her goal is to showcase its authentic and resilient people, organizations making an impact, and disruptors going against the status quo just like the many generations before them.
The Social Bee Marketing Agency is a woman-owned boutique agency dedicated to amplifying West Virginia's story.
We champion the people, places, and spaces that make West Virginia the go-to destination to do business, enjoy a remote-work lifestyle, and experience West Virginia's unrivaled beauty.
Our superpower is helping West Virginia become the best version of itself while championing its beauty, uniqueness, and authenticity to the rest of the world.
Our passion is West Virginia. We've spent over a decade helping businesses and organizations communicate their brands effectively through content marketing. We have a diverse background working in public and private sectors, leading creative teams, developing and implementing economic development marketing initiatives, and connecting the right people with the right resources.
Straight talk, long walks, short emails, data, and cutting out the 'meh' to make room for the very best.
Exploring West Virginia, on strategy calls with her clients, making dinner, and kayaking.
Morning coffee, cuddles with her son, fur babies + fun-loving husband, avocado toast, nightly news, and warm baths.
Coffee, All day every day.
The Art of Vulnerability
Pizza. Always pizza.
Katie's Favorite Things
Exploring — especially with my two favorite guys! Btw, have you checked out Stone House Lavender in Fairmont?
my happy place!
The Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
My Favorite Things
Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.
my guilty pleasure
Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.
Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
let's work together
We solely work with West Virginia businesses and organizations. If you love the Mountain State just as much as we do, we want to work with you! Let's make progress together.
did we just become best friends?