let us introduce ourselves & our craft

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

We’re Braden Social Media, a full-service 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. Trusted by some of the area’s most established companies.

We serve as the social agency of record for Harpers; Kelly’s Steak & Seafood; Seven Mountains Wine Cellars; WR Hickey Beer Distributor; State College’s CATA; Altoona’s Amtran; State College & Altoona Domino’s; and other great brands throughout Central Pennsylvania.

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who we work with


what we do

Your customers are on social media, and they’re likely already talking about your businesses. Shouldn’t you be there to hear them? Let us help you join the conversation around your brand.

We provide full-service social media management from social setup & strategy to content creation including photography, video and Facebook Live. Along with robust advertising capabilities; and complete social listening and community engagement, responding to comments, messages and reviews as your brand.



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 Media has done an excellent job in developing, building and maintaining my company’s online social media presence. He is 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.

“Great article, Eric. As consumers are shifting media consumption to social platforms, it’s critical for businesses of all sizes to reconfigure their media plans to reflect this reality.” — John Andrews, Prevailing Path

“Eric’s high ethical standards, strong aptitude and professionalism have served him well. I know he will be the best that he can be, particularly at meeting his clients’ needs and goals.” — Robert Martin, Penn State University

“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 Media LLC was founded in 2014 by Eric Braden Zimmett. With more then a decade of practice across journalism, advertising and customer service, Eric has a well-constructed mix of skills aptly suited social media.

Eric’s work also led to a college-level advertising course, Attention & Intent. Developed and instructed by Eric at Penn State University in 2014, the course helped launch the agency, and continues to be the backbone for both our content strategy and social customer service.

what makes us different

Since day one, we’ve helped our clients develop and implement strategy, listen to and engage with customers, monitor and measure performance. Every comment, message, and review. It’s what we do — in fact it’s all we do.

Other agencies offer a broad scope of services and often outsource work, which makes it difficult to tell who’s actually doing the work — responsible for representing your brand — whether that’s an intern or an outside freelancer.

Our business is solely focused on social media, which means your business is backed by experience and dedication to our craft. We’ll be there to provide the custom care for your content and your customers. Day & night, weekdays and weekends.

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

Call us at 814.826.3119 or email hello@bradensocialmedia.com to schedule a meetup at our space at 243 South Allen St, Suite 337 in State College, Pa.

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client roster [past & present]