Content Creation for Wellness

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MEET ME

nicolle mackinnon

Welcome! It’s great to meet you. My name is Nicolle Mackinnon and I work with brands to conceptualize and implement effective messaging. I create visual and written content to engage and entice, all while maintaining a strong and consistent brand narrative. I work with brands on website, blog, social media, marketing and product copy, creating editorial systems for content that highlights and moves forward each company's overall mission.

  I started my career in magazines, with a degree in journalism and media production. I honed my writing, management and editing skills at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where I did a lot of fact-checking (I’m nothing if not thorough!), writing and social media management. After being in the corporate world for a bit, I switched gears, landing in the nonprofit communications and marketing realm.

 
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At Youth Frontiers, a nonprofit that facilitates engaging retreat programs in schools that helps kids combat bullying, I managed the communications department. I wore many hats, from print + web design and content management to social media planning and execution. I learned more than I could have imagined, and helped the organization reach more than 105,000 students annually.

After four years. I was ready to head back to magazines, and I became the editor-in-chief of Lake Minnetonka Magazine, a lifestyle magazine based around the western subburbs of Minneapolis. I developed the editorial lineup from story idea to art concept, working with writers, art directors and photographers to craft written and visual content that is fresh, relevant and inspirational for the 60-page monthly magazine and its readers.

While managing LKM, I began freelancing on the side. Stemming from my personal struggle with unknown health issues (which eventually were diagnosed as celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), I’d begun to deep dive into the world of wellness, from clean eating to green beauty. My beauty bible was the book/blog, No More Dirty Looks, and I got myself hired as the authors’ assistant. Blogging for their audience and managing their social media accounts, I was introduced to the wide world of natural beauty and began working with small brands on blogging, editorial management and social media photography.

Fast forward five years, and I’ve been working in the wellness industry ever since. Now, I manage a small portfolio of ongoing clients who are using their brands to empower women and men to take charge of their health, learn more about what they’re putting in and on their bodies and, ultimately, make the world a healthier, happier place.

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