Wonderful People Wednesday, Michael Shreeve, MikeShreeve.com, SEO specialist, social media marketing, Nikela volunteer.
“I’d like to help!” was about the extent of Michael Shreeve’s first email.
Now, several months later, (July 2011) I had no idea just how much Mike would end up helping Nikela.
[Update as of February 1, 2012: Mike is now the owner of MikeShreeve.com a fast growing amazing Pay For Performace SEO company]
I first met Mike in the Philippines about five years ago where he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He didn’t stand out much amongst the other hundred and fifty or so, well, that was until he orchestrated a motley group of singers for a most moving Holiday Concert.
He got people doing what they never believed possible under circumstances that were anything but easy. So, when he offered to help Nikela (pro bono) I was delighted to get him involved.
Mike took over our social media marketing and rapidly identified that we had a big problem. 5,000 Twitter followers, a little over 100 Facebook fans and very little real activity. He spent hours cleaning up and restructuring. Automated and “irrelevant” followers were kindly unfollowed. Within a month of tedious work our social networks emerged much healthier and ready to grow.
Unlike anyone else I’d ever worked with, Mike always wanted to know the big picture and how his piece fit and contributed. With this perspective he delved into other areas like SEO, keywords and back links and once again pointed out where Nikela was strong and where she was lacking. And, what he could do about the latter… what a gift!
Update as of February 1, 2012:
Mike created and donated online ttools for our volunteers and interns to not only continue assisting Nikela’s work but learn digital marketing skills.
Mike is our Wonderful Person this Wednesday because of his relentless service, dedication and unwavering commitment to help Nikela grow… just because he cares and has the skills Nikela needs… oh yes, and it helped build him an awesome resume too!