How We Began

How much do you charge for your services?

This was the first question that sparked a business idea for Jen Amos (Founder & Main Project Manager). Before this pivotal question was asked, Jen had been blogging since 2002, received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University, and had interned/volunteered her time managing social media marketing campaigns for small businesses and non-profits. She was already a business owner as well, but hadn’t thought to create a business around a service she had considered as a lifelong hobby. Even until this day, she’ll humbly identify herself as a social media enthusiast, rather than an expert.

Let me get back to you on that question.” So in late 2012, Jen pulled an all-nighter putting together a business plan for this new opportunity. Then as dawn came, she needed one more thing to complete her plan: a company name.

At the time, Jen directed her thoughts toward her pet turtles. So when she turned her normal gaze at her turtles, she knew she was going to call the company… ‘Something’ Turtles. (Lol)

Why “Turtles?”

At the time, her pet turtles represented Simplicity, Consistency and Patience. Then, just as she was about to file the business fictitious name, she chose to add “Social,” which represented Relationships, Collaboration and Connection. Thus, Social Turtles became an officially licensed business in March 2013.

Social Turtles has organically grown since then. Though the foundation and heart of the business continues to be social media marketing services, Jen quickly discovered that she couldn’t do this alone. Thanks to her humility and openness, the company has expanded to become a full-service digital marketing agency with a global team of independent contractors. Everything offered on our site is a strategically hand-picked affiliate. And if that’s not enough, Jen continues to build her network of digital marketing experts to ensure that clients are working with the most qualified team.

Who Do We Serve?

We’re humbled that the majority of our clientele has come from word-of-mouth marketing and social media. The following is a growing list of businesses we’ve worked with:

Accounting

Alternative Medicine

Authors

Business Organizations

Cosmetology

Education

Event Coordinating

Financial Planning

Fitness

General Contractors

Insurance

Legal Services

Life Coaching

Network Marketing

Non-Profits

Other Digital Agencies

Publications

Real Estate

Restaurants

Travel Agents

Meet the Founder

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Jen Amos likes to describe herself as a simple solopreneur, an introspective millennial, and social media enthusiast. She has been in the social media industry since she began as a blogger in 2002. In 2008, Jen started to implement social media marketing campaigns for nonprofits and small businesses. Jen graduated San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations. Social Turtles officially began in March 2013 when she saw the demand for social media marketing services amongst her business networking colleagues.

Today, Jen Amos works with a global team and has clients nationwide. Yet, she is a proud long-time resident of Chula Vista, CA. She’s been featured in local media outlets such as The Living East, TheFilipinoAmerican(dot)com, Our Hometown Magazine, and The ASIAN Reader. May 2014, she was the youngest keynote speaker for the San Diego State University Filipino Graduation Ceremony. Jen was also a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award at the Philippine Library & Historical Heritage Museum’s Fiesta Filipiniana 2015.

Currently, Jen is the director of the South Bay San Diego Leads Club and an exclusive member of the Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Marketing Society. She’s recently been appointed a member of the Youth Campaigns Digital Marketing Advisory Board. Outside of business, Jen enjoys listening to podcasts regarding social media marketing, entrepreneurship, and her favorite TV shows. She also enjoys working on passion projects, such as The Filipino American Woman, and serving as a table leader for her favorite spiritual growth group, Propel Women. You can learn more about Jen Amos by visiting her personal website at http://thejenamosnetwork.com/

Yes! Jen Amos Loves Doing Speaking Engagements!

Book Jen Amos for your next speaking engagement. Contact Anne at anne@socialturtles.com


Our Values


Collaboration

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

Marketing is ever-changing, and there is simply just not one person that can know or do it all. This is why we value collaboration. We bring on strategic partners depending on the goals and budget of your marketing efforts. We will have our project manager as the main point of contact to manage the relationship between your team and ours.

Simplicity

Do what you can with what you have where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

Social Turtles comes from humble beginnings, so we understand firsthand what it means to bootstrap. Based in our initial consultation meetings, we’ll recommend the best use of your time, money and resources.

 Relationships

Call it a clan. Call it a network. Call it a tribe. Call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. – Jane Howard

Social Turtles was built through the power of word-of-mouth marketing – and we continue to succeed by this. Together, we’ll start with where we’re at, rather than where we think we should be. We believe this philosophy starts with relationships. From our initial consultations to our first quarter of working together, we’ll determine if we’re a good fit to help you grow your business for the long term.

Patience

You can’t rush something you want to last forever. – Kushand Wizdom

If you’re looking for immediate sales, we are not the company for you. Although we are a team of independent contractors, we prefer working with long-term clients. Social Turtles first started by offering social media marketing services, so our fundamental values are relational – and relationships take time. We do not market to robots, we market to everyday human beings as you and I. Working with us comes with the understanding that both of our businesses are here for the long haul.

Learning

Experience doesn’t make you wiser. Evaluated experience makes you wiser. – Andy Stanley

Part of our work is to learn with you and have you to learn with us.  Learning requires a cycle of evaluating, planning, and implementing your marketing efforts. Your vision and our implementation are vital to the success of marketing your business.

Creativity

Success is handmade. – Jen Amos

With the combined creative expertise of our team, we strive to create a marketing campaign unique and effective to your business.

Results

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. – Zig Ziglar

Although traditional ROI is important to anyone’s bottom line, Social Turtles incorporates, most importantly, modern ROI: social influence. We will work with you to understand the power of social influence today and include it as imperative data to our progress reports.

Harmony

FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful. – Unknown

Our main tasks as a project manager is to ensure that all of your digital marketing efforts and experts involved are working harmoniously toward one main goal. With our organizational skills and sensitivity to individual personalities, we’ll help you identify distractions and focus on what’s important.

Learn more about our values at https://www.pinterest.com/socialturtles/


Contact Us Today

(619) 621-8766 or anne@socialturtles.com

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