hello

let us introduce ourselves & our craft

We’re Braden Social Media, a social media agency helping our clients create an authentic, engaging, and attentive social brand.

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.

who we work with

We serve as the social agency of record for men’s & women’s retailer HarpersKelly’s Steak & Seafood; The Bicycle Shop; WR Hickey Beer Distributor; Seven Mountains Wine Cellars; State College & Altoona Dominos; Centre County’s CATA; Altoona’s AMTRAN; Guardian Elder Care; and more, all from our headquarters on 243 S. Allen St. in ‘Happy Valley,’ State College, Pa.

 

what we do

what we do: social first, social only

Our social-first, social-only approach allows us to focus our entire efforts on developing, maintaining and growing your social brand, drawn from a decade of social marketing practice and research.

We provide full-service social media services — from social media content creation, brand management, and social advertising; to photography & video, Facebook Live, and our signature Social Guerrilla marketing.

We bridge the gap between social media and the in-store experience by engaging with your customers on Facebook, Instagram Twitter and more. Responding to comments, messages and reviews as your brand — forming a real connection with your customers.

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our story

what makes us different: swim against the stream™

Since day one, we’ve been focused on helping our clients develop social brand strategy; listen to and engage with customers; and measure performanceEvery comment, message, and review. It’s what we do — in fact it’s all we do.

Unlike other one-stop-creative-shops, our business is solely focused on social media, which means our work is backed by experience and dedication to our craft. We’ll be there to provide the custom care for your content and your customers. And to differentiate your brand from others — to help you swim against the stream.

how we got started

Founder Eric Braden Zimmett was freelancing in social media and teaching an advertising course at Penn State University in the summer of 2014 when he launched Braden Social Media, LLC. With more than a decade of practice across advertising, technology, and customer service, Eric has a background built for social media.

Irish folklore: braden feasa

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

“According to Celtic legend, an ordinary salmon ate nine hazelnuts that fell into the well of wisdom. By this act, the salmon gained the world’s knowledge. The first person to eat of its flesh would, in turn, gain this knowledge.”

kind words

kind words from clients & colleagues

“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, Photofy Inc.

“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

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let’s get social

Call us at 814.826.3119 or email hello@bradensocialmedia.com to schedule a meetup at our space at 243 S. Allen St., Suite 337 in State College, Pa; or we can meet at yours. Or book an appointment below. We look forward to meeting you.

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