Marlynn is a high energy, design-obsessed, strategy-minded serial entrepreneur with extensive social media marketing, writing, and graphic design experience. She founded Urban Bliss in 2005 and offers more than 15 years of award-winning experience in corporate communications, social media marketing, branding, graphic design, writing, event planning & promotions, business strategy, and organizational management. Marlynn regularly hosts social media workshops for entrepreneurs and small businesses, speaks at conferences and events, and is an adjunct faculty at The Art Institute of Portland. She’s also the proud mother of two young kids, a longtime lifestyle blogger, and may be allergic to sleep.
She and Urban Bliss have been featured in more than 50 media outlets, including Entrepreneur.com, Parents magazine, Oregon Business magazine, the local NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox news affiliates, the Portland Business Journal, The Oregonian, The Daily Journal of Commerce, The Columbian, Portland Monthlymagazine, Oregon Home magazine, among many other print, online, radio, and television news outlets. She has been a Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 Nominee and a Portland Business Journal Orchid Award Nominee. Marlynn has spoken at the SXSW Interactive Conference, EVO Social Media Conference, Bloggy Boot Camps (Phoenix and Seattle), Women in Leadership Conference, and many more.
As the founder of one of the original mom-owned business organizations, Mamapreneurs Inc./The Power M.O.B., she is a vocal advocate for women entrepreneurs. Leading 400+ mom entrepreneurs over the course of five years, Marlynn founded the annual Makings of a Mamapreneur Conference, M.O.B. Shop tradeshow, and organized monthly networking and social events for members.
You can read Marlynn’s full bio on her website, MarlynnSchotland.com.
Currently, Urban Bliss is run and operated solely by Marlynn Schotland. We are not accepting applications for employment at this time. However, we do accept contractor applications and hire contractors to fit the needs of our clients on a per project basis. This company has been fortunate to work with some of the best freelance public relations pros, writers, photographers, videographers, and other creatives throughout the country. While we are based in Portland, Oregon, we have a solid network of creative contractors around the globe based on skill, experience, and fit for each project. If you would like to be considered for a future project, please send your cover letter and resume to info (at) urbanblissmedia (dot) com. Please be sure to include a link to your online portfolio and LinkedIn profile.