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community manager

& ads specialist

Briana Ford

Briana's Work

About

My Story

What happens when you give an 8 year old her own computer, or when you let a 12 year old moderate an online forum? Well, she sort of turns into this person. Find out who that person is.

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

– Albus Dumbledore

Experience

My Resume

Years Experience

largest community i manage

Years in DFW

Trips home (LAX) per year (average)

Starring Role

Community Manager @ Facebook
(Now known as Meta)

March 2021 – Present

I manage a community of Black and Brown small business owners, creators, community leaders, nonprofits, and students/jobseekers for the Elevate program. This includes creating and facilitating bespoke trainings on digital marketing & advertising.

Previous Roles

Media Buyer @ Spigot

May 2020 – February 2021

I acquired new users for Android apps using Google, Facebook, and Tiktok Ads.

Community Manager @ Khoros

June 2020 – February 2021

I managed and moderated Facebook communities for a FAANG company using Groups and Pages.

Senior Social Media Buyer
@ Active Network

January 2019 – April 2020

I lead digital marketing agency services (paid search, social, and email), managed campaigns for high budget clients, and managed partner relationships. Also responsible for team training and SOPs.

Digital Operations @ DexYP
(now known as Thryv)

May 2012 – January 2019

Multiple roles including Campaign Manager (2017-2019), Senior Website Consultant (2016-2017), Digital Support Supervisor (2015-2016), and Social Media Specialist (2012-2015).

Education

Certificates

Facebook Community Manager (Exp. Oct 2022)

Facebook Media Buying Professional (Exp. Aug 2021)
Facebook Digital Marketing Associate (Exp. June 2022)
Google Ads Search (Exp. Jan 2022)
Google Ads Display (Exp. Jan 2022)

College Education

2008-2019

Studied marketing, psychology, and instructional design at CSU Long Beach, Kaplan University, and Ashford University. 30 credits away from BA.

the boss

Layla

Where you see me, you’ll probably see this kid (dog). Layla is the real boss of the show. She is a Boxer / American Staff / Rottweiler mix, and an adoptee. She enjoys extreme weather (hot or cold), naps, and food. Specifically your food.

Layla Bear