If there are four adjectives to describe you, they would be "Creative", "Passionate", "Smart", and "Driven", but if there is one of two words to describe your current business, it might be: "Stagnant" or "Stuck".
I understand! Trust me!
Whether you’re writing your first book or scaling your tenth business, you're in the right place.
Since you're here now though, something tells us that you're full of passion and fire, a growth mindset, and a cool business that needs to get exposure to grow.
But maybe you...
Would like a website, brand, and logo for your new business.
Are looking to launch a new collection or products but you don't know how to get press coverage.
Need help cultivating a loyal following to grow your email list.
Want to increase your website traffic.
Are interested in using Instagram to get more sales.
Would like to develop a Pinterest marketing strategy that produces website traffic.
No matter what your goals are, you want your business to be profitable and make an impact in some meaningful way. You want to use your skills and creativity to do something that matters to you, your family, and the world. You're finally ready to take your business to the next level.
But you don't know where to start. You may feel stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed, or confused…..maybe even scared!
Trust me, I've all been there and it's not a fun feeling. Simply put, it sucks!
My name is Kristin Marquet and I'm passionate about helping entrepreneurs make their businesses gorgeous, help them become thought leaders, and build their expertise in the media.
How did I get started in this business?
Well, in 2009, I was working in consulting with a cushy salary. While the experience was amazing and I had the opportunity to see many places that I wouldn't have had otherwise, the Financial Crisis hit my industry hard and the company I worked for even harder... I lost my well-paying position and benefits. So at that point, I had to decide whether I wanted to look for another job or start a business…
So very reluctantly, I decided to start my first business as a simple way to help emerging fashion, lifestyle, and beauty entrepreneurs grow their businesses. I didn't think I would've been able to scale from freelancer to full-service agency with a team in a few months, but I did.
I moved back to New York City to be with my then boyfriend, now husband, and hustled to grow to that coveted "six figures"—all while attending grad school at New York University.
Since then, I've offloaded (in 2018) a full-service creative agency and built a spin-off media company and community (FemFounder.co) to teach first-time entrepreneurs (who can't afford to hire a PR or marketing firm) to up their branding, PR, and social media marketing on their own.
To help entrepreneurs create beautiful brands and fully book their schedules with clients they love—all while scaling to profitability, I launched The Splendor Studio, an independent design and creative consultancy that only works with entrepreneurs who are serious about making an impact in their business.
Kind of insane, right?
And now, I want to help you build a profitable business, too!
Through full-service done-for-you programs, books and guides, and a masterclass, we've helped thousands of clients and entrepreneurs like you stand out from the competition.
So if you're interested in making your brand truly innovative, I specialize in brand identity development, Squarespace website design, Pinterest and Instagram marketing, and most importantly, PR.
I would like to invite you to hop on our free email list to get access to easy PR and marketing tips, free downloads, e-books, workbooks, and more. You'll also get invitations to my free trainings and courses.
Prior to launching The Splendor Studio, Kristin served as the Creative Director of the award-winning PR firm, Creative Development Agency. She oversaw the day-to-day operations of the agency as well as directed all client accounts and projects. With a strong eye for creating memorable brands and a diverse range of knowledge, Kristin provided strategic counsel to clients interested in developing successful internal and external communication programs across all media platforms for more than a decade.
Kristin has forged successful partnerships with haute couture designer Samantha Giraud; celebrity fashion designer and correspondent NV Nick Verreos; prestige hair care brand Briogeo; French accessory designer Mona Roussette; and many more. She has generated media placements in Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, Seventeen, Glamour, and ELLE magazines, Refinery29.com, and countless other outlets.
In 2017, Kristin launched the emerging spinoff media company, FemFounder.co that helps creative female entrepreneurs plan, launch, and scale their businesses. FemFounder is a one-stop resource for everything on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, PR, and social media marketing. Now, Kristin runs The Splendor Studio, a boutique creative consultancy that designs beautiful and feminine brands in the wedding, beauty and fashion, wellness and fitness, cooking, photography, and interior design industries. She also runs the fashion magazine, DEFTMagazine.com.
Passionate about learning, Kristin has advanced studies in data and marketing analytics. She has attended MIT, Boston University, and New York University and holds degrees in literature and marketing/public relations. She has contributed to Forbes.com, Inc.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Entrepreneur.com, and NYDailyNews.com.
In 2015, she also authored the book, Squash the competition and Dominate your marketplace: 55 easy Tips to Generate Big Publicity for your startup or small business and in 2018 cowrote the Amazon bestseller, Publicity Jumpstart: 10 Ways to Get Your Brand in the Press. She is also the author of the upcoming book, From Nameless to Notable: How to Gain Influence, Establish Authority, and Reach Expert Status in Your Niche or Industry The Ultimate Guide to Generating Media Coverage for Your Startup and Leveraging It to Increase Website Traffic, Email Subscribers, and Sales. Most recently, she joined the Young Entrepreneur Council.
Kristin is an endurance runner and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Michael.