(adjective; stōked) – an enthusiastic or exhilarated state.

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.

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Barkworthies Pet Treats Instagram Profile

Scout HR Services – Website Design Project

Scout HR Services – Website Design Project

Scout HR Services began in 2023 by founder, Jacob Canter. He is establishing a recruitment business that is different from others in the market. His research revealed that many people felt they experienced poor service from most recruiters. Jacob wanted to change...

Feed More – Website Design Project

Feed More – Website Design Project

Feed More collects, prepares, and distributes food to our Neighbors in need throughout Richmond and Central Virginia. Feed More’s comprehensive programs, and network of more than 270 nonprofit partners and agencies work across 29 counties and five cities, to help...

marketing & branding agency

1806 Summit Ave Suite 300
Richmond, VA, 23230

Phone: (804) 601-4979

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