Jennifer Gilreath Hanford

Freelance Blog Writer & Social Marketer

Location:Lewisville, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Jennifer Gilreath Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions. The primary goal of j+ Media Solutions is to help small businesses grow through social and data solutions.
Jennifer is also a founding member of Social Solutions Collective. Social Solutions Collective is a collaborative of entrepreneurial women with one main goal - to do social right. Jennifer’s niche in the group is lead generation and she contributes two blogs a month on the subject. She assists the group’s initiatives by posting for the Collective’s Google+ page and supporting the other members by sharing their blog posts.

Jennifer graduated from Baylor University in 1991. She currently lives in Lewisville, Texas, with her husband, two very active pre-teen sons, and three cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and baking.

Connect with Jennifer on Twitter @jennghanford


• Blogging
• Social Media Marketing
• Internet Research
• Verbal and written communications


• Recognized for business blogging by Social Media Today and American Marketing Association
• Accepted by and currently a member of the Social Media Club Editorial Board
• A founding member of Social Solutions Collective, a multi-author social solutions resource and news site
• Received a B.O.M. (Branch Office Manager) Award at IBM for exceptional leadership as an educator and mentor


Baylor University, Waco, TX
Bachelor of Arts Degree

Work Experience

OnTarget Partners, Frisco, TX January, 2012 – March, 2013
Social Media and Online Director
• Created social media accounts and generated following for the company (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
• Maintained the company’s online presence through original content creation (blogging) and through curation of industry-related content:
• Assisted in lead generation activities

OnTarget Partners, Frisco, TX September, 2007 – April 2012
Research Analyst and Research Director
• Built customized company and contact lists for clients using a variety of database tools including Hoovers,, LinkedIn,, and Google searches
• Verified all contact information (names, titles, phone numbers, addresses, emails) by phone
• Trained and supervised others within the research department, including the person who is currently the company’s research director

Act-1 Personnel/Verizon Business, Irving, TX January, 2007 – August, 2007
Database Marketing Assistant
• Researched existing embedded base of customers proactively to correct errors in structure
• Utilized internal database programs, internet search engines, Hoovers and MS Office programs effectively to provide accurate and timely reports to the database marketing department
• Acted as a mentor and trained other contractors within the department

Horizon Health Corporation, Lewisville, TX August, 2005 - December, 2006
Data Entry Specialist
• Researched and compiled hospital and other health care-related data into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases
• Maintained and cleansed data on a regular basis
• Prepared detailed reports to be used for decision-making and acquisitions by the company's executives

IBM Corporation, Dallas, TX May, 1994 - April, 2001
Senior Customer Support Representative

• Monitored and entered data related to every aspect of my clients' equipment and software orders
• Collaborated with marketing to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Social Marketing