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Barkworthies – Social Media & Content Management Project

Project Scope: Social Media Management
Project Duration: 8 Months

Avrum Elmakis, the founder of local pet treat company Barkworthies, has been named one of the top 40 pet industry entrepreneurs under 40. Elmakis and his wife, Lauren Elmakis, founded Barkworthies in 2011. They operate Best Bully Sticks and Barkworthies, as well as their other pet treat brands including Paw Love right here in Richmond. They are an online retailer of dog chews, toys, and treats. Barkworthies was created as a new class of dog chews; premium products free from artificial preservatives, additives, and ingredients. They know dogs, and they know how to ensure they are happy and healthy.

Stoqd helped Barkworthies with a clean makeover of their social media profiles and management of their ongoing content for social media. We posted content roughly 12 times per week across their Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest channels. We started by first implementing our Brandstorm process to help come up with great ideas for content. We saw their follower count increase to over 14,500 followers on Instagram. We also write and publish their weekly blog articles.

Read this client’s full review of their experience with us here.


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Barkworthies Pet Treats Instagram Profile

Cambridge Spectacle Co. – Press Release Project

Cambridge Spectacle Co. – Press Release Project

Cambridge Spectacle Co. noticed that optometry has seen an influx of fast-fashion brands that lack a true understanding of eye health. Cambridge understands what constitutes quality. Taking care of people's vision and leading the optical industry with initiatives to...

Elation – Website Design Project

Elation – Website Design Project

Elation provides powerful tools and services to help teams perform better. They are a diverse group of business leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs who believe that the more we understand our own thinking, the more we can live the lives we desire.  Elation believes...

marketing & branding agency

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