Here’s a little background about Rebekah Brown who has been a journalist since 1984, an advertising expert since 1996, and an SEO/SEM website specialist and strategist since 2004.

Based in Winter Park, Florida, and Madison, Wisconsin, Brown has been CEO of The Marketing Square, a website and advertising agency that’s provided proven website results since 2010. The agency formally began in 2000 as Brown freelanced for agencies needing website content and page direction.

Brown began her journalism career taking high school scores on the sports desk of The Wisconsin State Journal in 1984. Six months later, Brown covered 12 University of Wisconsin Badgers drafted into the NFL, and was writing investigative stories on sports injuries in high school and college sports.

Brown was a sports reporter for:

  • The Wisconsin State Journal
  • The Kansas City Star & Times
  • The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
  • Sports Editor of The Michigan Chronicle
  • The Detroit News (Investigative Sports Reporter, Boxing Columnist, Layout & Copy Editor)
  • Writer for Multiple Boxing Magazines and Publications
  • Commentator on ESPN, TV, Radio, Video

Brown transitioned from journalism to advertising when The Detroit News went on strike. She wrote, pitched and produced TV, radio, print, event and online campaigns for Fortune 500 companies for eight years with GlobalHue in Detroit. Brown was Senior Copywriter,Agency Proofreader, and Events and Proposals Manager for the advertising agency for clients including:

  • Ameritech
  • Carson Beauty Products
  • The Chrysler Group (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge)
  • Corona
  • DaimlerChrysler Corporate
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • General Mills (12 Brands)
  • Kmart
  • The Michigan Lottery
  • Miller Brewing
  • Navy
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Western Union

Brown was hired to handle Crisis Public Relations campaigns for Caponigro Public Relations clients:

  • The University of Michigan Aphasia Program
  • Rieter Automotive
  • Mindworks Learning Center
  • The Oakland Community College Combined Regional Emergency Services with Homeland Security

Brown was hired to produce, execute, plan, and sell, large sports events and media for Urban Sports & Entertainment Group in Charlotte, N.C. for clients including:

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Alltel
  • American Cancer Society
  • Bank of America
  • Best Buy
  • Budweiser
  • The CIAA Basketball Tournament (200,000+ fans)
  • The Honda Battle of the Bands (65,000+ fans)
  • McDonald’s
  • MillerCoors
  • Navy
  • Toyota

Brown in 2009 combined Journalism, Advertising and Technology in her role as CEO of The Marketing Square, a Winter Park, Florida, and Madison, Wisconsin, website and advertising agency.

Since 2010 Brown has built websites, revenue and handled reputation management for more than 50 companies in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas, and California.

Content is king and working with a highly skilled staff, Brown builds legal, medical, financial and real estate websites building brands online at The Marketing Square.

Brown’s awards and achievements include:

  • Madison Pen & Mike Sports Writer’s Award (1982)
  • Nation’s First Female Big 10 Football & Basketball Beat Reporter (1987)
  • Female Sports & Boxing Columnist (1987)
  • Sport Editor with 2 NNPA Best Sports Sections of the Year (1988-90)
  • Ring 32 Boxing Writer of the Year (1991)
  • Best of Gannett Headline Writing Award (1992, 1993)
  • Best of Gannett Investigative Editor/Writer (1994, 1995)
  • PRAME Awards TV, Radio, Direct Mail Copywriting (1997-98)
  • First Website Writer for Verizon, Kmart, Chrysler (1999)
  • First Female Website and Content Agency Firm RebekahBrown.com (2000)
  • Executive Editor Pine Lake Country Club Centennial Book (2002)
  • TheMarketingSquare.com CEO (2004-Present)
  • Sandler Sales Presidents Club Member (2005)

Brown earned a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of:

  • Society of Professional Journalists (1982-Present)
  • Hollow Creek Farm Equine & Canine Rescue Board Member (2004-Present)
  • A+ Rated Better Business Bureau Member (2010-Present)
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Class XXI (2011)
  • The Orange County Bar Association (2012-Present)
  • The Orange County Bar Association Leadership Law (2012)
  • The American Bar Association (2012)