Community Connection: 20 Questions With Ashleigh Hamm

Ashleigh is a Digital Marketing Specialist and owns Create Marketing, a digital marketing agency located in Brandon, Manitoba. She helps local business thrive online.
First job: I cleaned rooms at a little motel called The Maple Leaf in my hometown when I was 14.

Years lived in Brandon
I moved to Brandon in 2001 so, 18 years! Wow, time flies. 

Your fast food guilty pleasure: A&W Buddy Burger (add cheese) 

What’s something you don’t know, but want to learnTo speak Spanish and/or French.

Which of the following TV shows do you believe you have the best odds of winning: Survivor, Big Brother, The Voice, Guys Grocery Games, American Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, or Alone:
Toss up between Survivor or American Ninja Warrior. (Says the girl that hasn’t been to the gym in years.)

Backyard BBQ or Formal Dinner
Backyard BBQ

You’ve got friends visiting Brandon for the first time, where are you taking them: River tubing down the Little Saskatchewan and Ice Cream at Velvet Dip

What movie title best describes your lifeLegally Blonde

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with. Technical Support. (Their phone is out of space, email stopped working, etc.)

Three apps you cannot live without:
MileIQ – AMAZING for tracking mileage.
Evernote – Organizing my life!
Dropbox – File sharing dream!


A film you’d watch again tonight: Step Brothers or Bridesmaids

The last adventure you went on: Costa Rica! We got married there last February.

What songs have you completely memorized: Haha too many to list but a few off the top of my head.

Wilson Philips – Hold On
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing compares to you
George Ezra – Shotgun
Baby Shark
Old McDonald had a farm.

What accomplishment in your career are you most proud of to date: Finally starting my own business.

The single best day on the calendar each year: July 13th – My son and hubbies birthdays!

Hobbies: Volleyball,  Photography, Yoga

What could you give a 30-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation: I feel like there are a few things I could do in this situation. 

Business Marketing Basics
Customer Service in the Service Industry (I’ve also worked in the service industry for over 20 years, yikes.)
How to cook dinner while entertaining a toddler.

Dream dinner party guests: Oprah,  Jillian Harris, My late Grandma Dorothy

What role do you think social media plays in business todayI think it is a major aspect of business especially in the B2C world, however, it is defiantly not the only digital (or traditional) platform of importance. Understanding where and how your target audience spends their time online will be a great advantage to any business when planning your marketing goals.

Describe Brandon in one word: Welcoming