engage5w is a full-service social media marketing and public relations agency. The “5w” of engage5w refers to the traditional news writing style of addressing the Who, What, When, Where and Why to create content.
The “engage” represents the most effective way to reach your audience in today’s digital world. We specialize in helping small businesses connect using social media. engage5w uses traditional public relations and marketing concepts to fully integrate social tools into existing business plans. Because each business has a unique story to tell, all service plans are customized.
We work with mainly small businesses and non-profits, helping them develop a strategy that works best for their business or organization. Services range from social media training to all-inclusive social media maintenance packages.
Meet the Team
Claire Faucett, Founder and CEO, has more than a decade of experience in public and media relations, marketing, community relations and management -- including over five years using social media as a business tool.
Prior to founding engage5w, Claire was the public relations and interactive media manager for the Springfield (Mo.) Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly eight years. At the Chamber she managed the Chamber’s brand strategy through both traditional and emerging media relationships, including the development and use of interactive media tools to further develop the Chamber’s online presence.
A long-time member of the Southwest Missouri Chapter of PRSA, Claire served as treasurer, president, past-president and most recently co-chair of the professional development committee. She is also a member of the Association for Women in Communications, the local Social Media Club and the Greater Ozarks Chapter of Business Women of Missouri. Connect with Claire.
Cory Goode, Chief Strategist, comes to the engage5w team with a proven record of communications experience. Cory works primarily in the Springfield, Missouri, area.
It was in his roles as a minister, professional network developer, and small business social media manager that he honed his skills in public speaking, writing, and maintaining online communications platforms. He is particularly attuned to the trends and practices of social media as a means of community-building, marketing, and public relations. Cory also holds the distinction of being certified as a Social Media Officer through engage5w's inaugural certification program.
Cory relishes the creative process and wants to help individuals, organizations, and businesses determine ways to connect with their target audience using social media that are both effective and engaging.
Bethany Parry, Content Strategist, graduated with a public relations degree from Missouri State University in May 2012. Most recently, she worked as the Person in Charge of Getting the Word Out at Askinosie Chocolate, a world-renowned chocolate factory. Her specialties include media relations, social media marketing, community relations, writing and event planning.
During her time at Missouri State, she interned with three different local non-profits, managed the social media for a boutique fitness studio and specialty coffee shop, and served as the Vice President of the local Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
She is an avid fan girl of all of Oreo’s social media marketing and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Her hobbies include making coffee, traveling, baking, blogging, planning a wedding and playing with her cat, Daphne. Follow her social media blog here.
Daniel Ortega, Content Strategist, graduated with a bachelor's in public relations and minor in business from Missouri State University in 2011. He is currently the business controller for Springfield Soccer Club, Springfield’s largest youth soccer club. Dan is also the treasurer for Public Relations Society of America, and social media and public relations board member for the Ozarks Counseling Center. His experiences come from creating social media campaigns, special events, promotion and advertising, B2C communication and networking events. While a student at Missouri State University, he completed four internships three were local and the other was in Kansas City all dealing with communications, promotions, marketing, event management and worked. He is a true soccer fanatic, Dan coaches, plays, referees helps manage a soccer club not to mention he travels to Kansas City frequently to watch Sporting KC. When he is not consumed by soccer he enjoys spending time with his wife and preparing for their new baby girl. Feel free to connect with Dan through his LinkedIn account.
Erin Gamble, Content Strategist, has always had a passion for mixing creativity with business. She graduated from Missouri State University May 2012 with a degree in advertising and minors in photography and design. During her last year of college Erin worked at a local advertising agency where she became an skilled in social media, online marketing, and business strategy.
Talk about the ultimate creative business, Erin started Gambles Photography in 2007. Since then she has photographed in Australia and all over the U.S., she has shot magazine covers, has had multiple gallery exhibits, and she has worked with some of Springfield’s most influential people and businesses. Erin has dabbled in portraiture, commercial, fine art, fashion, landscape, and film- you could say she’s a duke of all trades when it comes to photography!
Erin’s life motto is “If you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life!” When she’s not “working” she’s reading, playing outside, or preparing for her first baby boy.
Kristen Holtmeyer, Content Strategist, has an extensive background in business technology and communications. Kristen primarily works with businesses in the Jefferson City, Mo., area and Lake of the Ozarks region. In addition to her work with engage5w, Kristen teaches Business Technology, Yearbook, Computer Applications and Supervised Business Education, at Dixon R-1 High School in Dixon, Missouri.
Kristen is married with three sons, residing on a farm near St. Elizabeth, Missouri.
Seth Faucett, Content Strategist, is a genuine car nut and is our resident expert in creating and sharing content specific to marketing and building online communities within the automobile industry. Seth works with businesses primarily in the St. Louis area. He enjoys reading about cars, driving, restoring his ancient MG, buying cars, and going to car shows.
Seth's the type of guy who genuinely looks forward to changing the oil in his fleet of four cars, and always has grease under his fingernails. He has experience in the automotive sales business, as well as automotive parts distribution. His lovely wife, Liz, is very supportive and enjoys quiet weekends in the house, as their garage is detached. They have two dogs and two cats. Check out Seth's blog.