let us introduce ourselves & our craft

Braden [Bradán] is derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning “salmon.”

We’re Braden Social, a social media agency helping brands build trust, loyalty & revenue through unforgettable customer experiences.

As the first social media agency in Central Pennsylvania, we’re built for social from the ground up.

We serve as the social agency of record for Harpers; KCF Technologies; Kelly’s Steak & Seafood; State College Dominos; CATA; and other great brands throughout Central Pennsylvania.

who we work with


what we do

Your customers are on social media, and they’re likely already talking about your business. Shouldn’t you be there to hear them?

Since day one, we’ve helped our clients develop social strategy; create, publish, and monitor content; and engage with customers. Every comment, message, or review. It’s what we do — in fact it’s all we do.

Other agencies offer a broad scope of services, which makes it difficult to deliver the focused care that’s required of social media. Our business is social media.

We offer full-service social media management: publishing; advertising; original & curated social content; photography and video; livestreaming; as well as complete brand management, responding to comments, messages and reviews as your brand. Backed by a decade of industry practice.


kind words

“My vendors that follow us on Facebook and Instagram said they saw all the pictures [of our sign install] today. Pretty cool to be in Chicago and have people take notice.” — Brian Cohen, HARPERS

“Braden Social has done an excellent job in developing, building and maintaining my company’s online social media presence. [They are] personable, dependable and receptive.” — Jackie Sheader, CATA

“Eric is constantly looking for new avenues to reach our customers, aware of all trends within the field, and his creativity and knowledge are invaluable. ” — Michael Woytowich, Student Book Store

“I like Eric’s perspective. He always lays out a solid business case for why people should use technology to enhance their business. It’s stuff that small business owners need to know. ” — Jay Hauser, Facebook Inc.

“What’s great is [Eric’s Facebook updates] are often my first peek at that particular news item. Either that says I’m spending too much time on social sites or that Eric is doing an exceptional job keeping me up to date. I believe it’s the latter.” — Jeff Erickson, Rowland Creative

“Eric’s determination to become a true media professional has opened the doors for him to create a powerful relationship with his clients. Eric has always been a valued and trusted extension of my company.” — Mark Dello Stritto, Loaded Creative

our story

how we started

Braden Social was founded in 2014 by Eric Braden Zimmett, who’s spent the past decade working across traditional, digital and social media. Eric’s work also led to his own college-level advertising course, Attention & Intent. It’s a foundation that influences everything we do.

Braden Social’s first social media campaign, “Bookie Takeover,” received local and national coverage. The social guerrilla promo saw the store’s mascot, Bookie, take over Twitter and the streets of State College, Pa.

“Is a creepy looking bear mascot climbing in a dumpster on campus one of the weirder things you’ve ever seen? Probably. But in a weird way, its creepiness and absurdity is pretty funny…” (Onward State)

Irish folklore

Bradán is derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning “salmon.” The bradán feasa is the ‘Salmon of Wisdom’ in Irish folklore.


let’s get social

Want to learn more about our work? We love to meet new businesses and find out how we can help.

We’ve worked across a variety of industries, from retail; real estate; restaurants; healthcare; transportation; technology; education; entertainment; B2C and B2B.

Call us at 814.826.3119 or email hello@bradensocial.com to schedule a meetup at our space at 243 S. Allen St, State College, Pa. Or we can meet at yours. We look forward to connecting.


814-826-3119 / hello@bradensocial.com