Briona Lamback
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Briona Lamback

Writer, Social Media Strategist, Digital Content CreatorBaltimore, United States
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Briona Lamback

Writer, Social Media Strategist, Digital Content CreatorBaltimore, United States
About me
I'm Briona - award-winning travel writer, social media strategiest, and content creator is (healthy) obsessed with Instagram. You may have chatted with me as @YelpBaltimore, @BlackTravelJourney, @YouMeTravelCo or any one of the other brand accounts that I've been the voice of. I also founded a pretty cool travel company - You Me Travel Co. YMT Co is a boutique travel planning company inspiring millennials of color to see the world by sharing stories, producing events and designing custom travel itineraries. I am passionate about taking on roles that allow me to work on creative social media campaigns and writing content for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Projects
  • Why Every Black Traveler Should Visit Cape Coast, Ghana
    Why Every Black Traveler Should Visit Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Mother's Land - A Poetry Visual
    Mother's Land - A Poetry VisualIn December 2019, I traveled to Accra, Ghana to host 13 travelers on a #yearofreturn trip with my company, Buoyant. Of course, while I was in West Africa (for the first time) I had to record this poem-- Mother's Land.
  • 11 of the Best Rooftop Bars In London
    11 of the Best Rooftop Bars In LondonEcstatic that I got to write about the best rooftop bars in my favorite city for Seeker.
  • The Real Baltimore is A Place Brimming with Black Joy (Award-winning)
    The Real Baltimore is A Place Brimming with Black Joy (Award-winning)I wrote a piece about the beautiful blackness of my city for Matador Network. February 2020 update: This piece was awarded a Silver Award at the 28th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association.
  • The 7 best black-owned restaurants in the DMV
    The 7 best black-owned restaurants in the DMVPenned a piece for Matador Network about the best black-owned restaurants in my hometown and its surrounding cities.
  • The 6 best US travel destinations for black travelers in 2019
    The 6 best US travel destinations for black travelers in 2019I took it home with this one! My latest write up for Matador Network's Black Travel vertical is about the best US cities that black travelers should visit in 2019. Themes found throughout the piece: Black history, cultural festivals, black-owned restaurants, and community. I was most excited to about the opportunity to write about about my hometown, Baltimore.
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Projects credited in
  • Wax Print: More Than a Fashion Statement
    Wax Print: More Than a Fashion StatementShort documentary based on cultural appropriation - wax print.
Work history
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    Digital Content AssistantPushBlack
    Baltimore, United StatesFull Time
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    Social Media AmbassadorFat Tire Tours
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Serve as the defacto local social media expert for all things related to London Help grow Fat Tire Tours’ audience and brand reputation across all relevant social media platforms Schedule daily posts and help manage the social media content calendar Research and provide relevant, trending, and current content across all relevant social media platforms Work with marketing team to coordinate and/or execute on complimentary social media opportunities Pitch and coordinate live social media content across assigned platforms (weekly Instagram Stories content)
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Skills
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Content Creation
  • Travel Writing
  • Poetry
  • Content Curation
  • Project Management
Education
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    Masters in Digital MediaLondon Metropolitan University
     - London, United Kingdom
    I earned a Masters Degree in Digital Media. Some of my modules included: Digital Video Production, Project Management, Web Design, Social Media Consultancy and Digital Storytelling.
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    Bachelor's Degree in Communication StudiesMillersville University
     - Lancaster, United States
    I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communication with a focus on Public Relations and a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Awards
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    Silver Place (Long form/Personal Essay)North American Travel Journalists