About

kittenteeth is the long-time moniker of Nikki Barron, a multi-disciplined creative, entrepreneur, organizer, advocate, and educator.

MY ENNEAGRAM
EIGHT 

 

Generally, Eights are strong, assertive, resourceful, independent, determined, action-oriented, pragmatic, competitive, straight-talking, shrewd, and insistent.

At their best, Eights are honorable, heroic, empowering, generous, gentle, constructive, initiating, decisive, and inspiring.

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MY MYERS-BRIGGS
ENTJ-A

 

Meyers-Briggs is a fun way to get a snapshot at my personality. I understand that humans can’t really be boiled down to a few lettered traits, but I think it’s an interesting exercise. You can read my full Meyers-Briggs profile here

Nikki Marie Barron

Both through my work and philanthropy, I am invested in helping creators find financial sustainability and self-actualization through their passions, whatever they may be. My life's work is to contribute to the rebuilding of a strong artistic working class and build an equitable future for women and those that experience misogyny. 

 

I am a marketing expert with 15 years of experience in marketing, with specific expertise in community and brand building. I'm a data driven-strategic creative thinker that is also a visual artist, working in digital mediums including graphic design, video, and photography. My current full-time position is as the Marketing Manager at The Crocodile, a legacy Seattle Music venue.  Through my brand kittenteeth, I also offer marketing and business strategy and coaching, content creation and strategic content distribution, as well as mindset and accountability coaching. 

 

When I am not working at  The Crocodile or with my freelance clients I am the founder of the Papercut, a group based in the Northwest, that currently has over 900 active members for women in music & those that have experienced misogyny in music. We work to make our industry a more equitable space for all. I am also the co-founder of The Artistic Reclaimation Movement also known as The ARM. At The ARM we work to reclaim the artist industry to serve the creators first, to shift the culture at large to respect the contributions of creative professionals, and work to build up an artistic middle class. 

Skills

Digital Marketing Strategy   Strategic Business Planning   Public Relations   Paid Media Strategy   Marketing Content Creation & Distribution     Project & Campaign Management   Resource Management    Brand Development   Business Coaching 
 Mindset & Accountability Coaching   Social Media Strategy & Management   Event Planning & Execution   Website Creation & Management    Graphic Design   Videography   Photography   Writing    Strategic Communications 

Recent Work Experience

Marketing Manager The Crocodile | Legacy Seattle Music Venue | September 2021 - Present 

 

Communications: Strategy, Project Management, Content Creation, & Content Distribution

  • Digital marketing strategy and project management

  • Media relations, both inbound and outbound, including print, broadcast, and online media

  • Website and blog strategy, management, and content creation​

  • Photography, videography, and graphic design

  • Email marketing strategy, management, and content creation​

  • Paid advertising and sponsorship strategy and management​

  • Social media strategy, management, and content creation​ 

  • Strategic partnerships and networking

Chief of Staff / Communications Advisor - Contract Converge Media | Culturally relevant media company for the Northwest’s  Black Community | June 2020 - September 2021 

In my role as an advisor and leader at Converge Media, I took on an “all hands on deck” approach, filling in any gaps within the organization that needs filling. My business acumen, communications and marketing expertise, and hands-on content creation experience allowed me to work across all verticals in the company. 

Communications: Strategy, Project Management, Content Creation, & Content Distribution

  • Communication and content strategy for diverse audiences 

  • Creative team resource management and project planning

  • Media relations, both inbound and outbound, including print,  broadcast, and online media 

  • Website and blog strategy, management, and content creation 

  •  Content Showrunner on streaming shows (Coronavirus Update and  Morning Update) 

  • Photography, videography, and graphic design (see samples at  nikkimariebarron.com) 

  • Email marketing strategy, management, and content creation 

  • Social media strategy, management, and content creation 

  • Event strategy and execution 

 

Head of Marketing Mastin Labs | Photography Presets for Adobe Lightroom, ACR, and Styles for  Capture One | Jan 2018 – June 2020, Consultant from Sept 2016 - Jan 2018 

As Head of Marketing, my focus was developing innovative marketing strategies, comprehensive project planning, and coordinating execution across the company. Using market research, competitive analysis, and marketing expertise, I excelled at creating and prioritizing campaigns for maximum ROI and lowest CPA to focus on driving sales and increasing brand awareness. This leadership position also required me to provide continuous support for the development of all communications team members. 

Communications: Strategy, Project Management, Content Creation, & Content Distribution

  • Marketing strategy and campaign management

  • Media relations, both inbound and outbound, including print,  broadcast, and online media 

  • Website and blog strategy, management, and content creation

  • Search engine optimized content creation for written, photo, video, and  audio 

  • Photography, videography, and graphic design 

  • Email marketing strategy, management, and content creation

  • Paid advertising and sponsorship strategy and management

  • Social media strategy, management, and content creation​​

  • Email marketing strategy, management, and content creation

  • Event strategy and execution 

  • Outbound solicitation and management of speaking opportunities for  the Founder to increase brand awareness and affinity in the  photography industry


 

More Experience

 

Advisory Board Member - Volunteer Techbridge Girls Aug 2017 - Aug 2019  Greater Seattle Area


Digital Marketing Manager - Volunteer Female Founders Alliance Dec 2017 - Jun 2018 Greater Seattle Area


Digital Marketing Strategist - Volunteer Lean In Oct 2017 - Jul 2018 Greater Seattle Area


Seattle Mini Maker Faire Volunteer Advisory Committee Member Jun 2016 - Sep 2016 Greater Seattle Area


Seattle City Volunteer Development Director ChickTech Aug 2015 - Aug 2016 Greater Seattle Area


Digital Marketing Manager Will Leather Goods  Mar 2014 – Mar 2015 Eugene, Oregon Area


Website Designer/Developer Townsquare Interactive  Apr 2012 – Mar 2014  Greater Seattle Area


Digital Marketing Consultant  Townsquare Interactive  Feb 2011 – Apr 2012  Yakima, Washington Area & Jan 2008 – Feb 2011  Abilene, Texas Area 

Education

Content Marketing Certification
HubSpot Academy
May 2020

Youtube Creator Academy
YouTube
May 2020

SEO Essentials Certification 

Moz Academy 

May 2020 

Content Marketing 

Hubspot Academy 

May 2020 

Inbound Marketing 

Hubspot Academy 

April 2020 

 

StoryBrand Guide 

StoryBrand 

October 2019 

Inbound Marketing 

Hubspot Academy 

August 2017 

Associate of Arts - Digital Arts (Graphic Design)  

North Seattle College 

2012 - 2014 

Programs & Software

Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Illustrator 

  • Photoshop & ACR 

  • Lightroom 

  • Indesign 

  • Premiere 

 

Davinci Resolve

Logic ProX

Spark AR Studio 

 

Black Magic 

  • Pocket 6k Camera 

  • ATEM Hardware 

 

Streaming Software 

  • OBS 

  • Streamyard 

  • Restream.io 

Facebook & Instagram 

  • Creator Studio 

  • Business Manager 

  • Page Manager 

  • Ads Manager 

  • Audience Insights 

Google Business 

  • G Suite 

  • Analytics 

  • Trends 

  • Data Studio 

  • Tag Manager 

  • Adsense 

  • My Business 

  • Merchant Center 

  • Shopping 

  • Search Console 

 

Mailchimp 

SumoMe 

WordPress 

Shopify 

Squarespace 

Weebly 

Asana 

Trello 

Soundcloud 

Slack

Ticketweb, Ticketmaster, & Eventbrite

Press

MUSE UNSEEN – Get over the mental block, bring value to customers, and be the most you, you can be.

MADE FOR MUSIC PODCAST – Gender Equity in Music

JOYOUS EXPANSION PODCAST – Helping Creatives

KOMONEWS.COM — Seattle’s Female Musicians Come Together to Support, Change & Grow

DO206.COM — Unsung Heros: An Interview With Nikki Barron

SEATTLEMET.COM — ‘Parts Unknown’ Cut a Segment About Sexual Harassment in Tech

THEEVERGREY.COM — Money In Seattle: How Much Do You Need to Live Here? 

THEEVERGREY.COM — Money In Seattle: Do you talk about how much money you make?