Rebekah Brown has been a journalist since ‘84, an advertising expert since ‘96, and an SEO/SEM 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.

Brown began her career taking high school scores on the sports desk of the Wisconsin State Journal. 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 Boxing Magazines and Publications

Brown transitioned 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 Events and Proposals Manager, Agency Proofreader, and Senior Copy Writer for the advertising agency for clients including:

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

Brown was hired to work on Crisis Public Relations campaigns for Caponigro Public Relations for: Rieter Automotive

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

Brown was hired to produce, 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 (200K fans)
  • The Honda Battle of the Bands (65K+ fans)
  • McDonald’s
  • MillerCoors
  • Navy

Brown combined Journalism, Advertising and Technology in her role as CEO of The Marketing Square, a Winter Park, Florida, and Madison, Wisconsin, website and ad agency. Since 2010 Brown has built websites and managed Reputation Management for more than 45 companies.

Content is king and working with a staff of journalists and skilled webmasters, Brown builds legal, medical, financial and real estate websites telling clients’ stories while advertising their edge online at The Marketing Square.

Brown’s awards and achievements include

  • Being one of the nation’s first female Big 10 beat reporters (1987)
  • Female boxing columnists (1990)
  • Website writers for Verizon, Kmart, Chrysler
  • Website and content agency firms
  • Sandler Sales Presidents Club Member since
  • Executive Editor Pine Lake Country Club Centennial Book
  • PRAME Awards TV, Radio, Direct Mail Copy Writing
  • Best of Gannett Headline Writing Award
  • Best of Gannett Investigative Editor/Writers
  • Ring 32 Boxing Writer of the Year
  • Sport Editor w/ 2 NNPA Best Sports Section of the Year
  • Madison Pen & Mike Sports Writer’s Award

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

  • The Orange County Bar Association Leadership Law
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Class XXI
  • Hollow Creek Farm Equine & Canine Rescue Board Members
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • The American Bar Association
  • A+ rated Better Business Bureau member