Julia Beers

Founder & Creative Director

With over 10 years of experience in marketing for small businesses, nonprofits, and startups, and a background in theatre, Julia is an expert in creating compelling stories and effective strategies. (Nothing teaches you to how to hold people’s attention like working in the theatre). She believes that marketing can be interesting, exciting, and meaningful, and that great marketing can drive powerful growth for an organization. If you want your marketing to go someplace great– she really, really wants to help you with that.

Why marketing?

“I’ve seen first-hand how great marketing can be transformative for an organization. It can be the thing that helps a brick-and-mortar retailer thrive; it can be the way a nonprofit generates more powerful ticket sales; and it can help a new organization find and successfully introduce themselves to their audience. In a world with so much noise, having a marketing approach that helps your story stand out from that chaos– that can have a huge impact on an organization.”

– Julia

 

What’s with the name?

‘Aitch’ is the letter H, spelled out, and a “dropped aitch” refers to the linguistic characteristic common among some dialects of British English, where the letter H is not pronounced in some words. In popular culture it is referenced (among other places) in a song lyric from the musical My Fair Lady

My company name reminds me that every organization has a specific identity and story that deserves to be heard. And besides being an obscure theatre joke, nobody else was using this phrase for business purposes, and that matters in marketing, too. 

 

Land Acknowledgement

Our business was built on the unceded traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish people past and present. Today, we operate from the traditional  homeland of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

We would like to honor both the land, and the past and present Indigenous people of this land.

We hope this acknowledgement provides a starting place for us to combat the erasure of Indigenous history, and to respect and listen to our present-day Indigenous neighbors.

If you don’t know whose land you are on, we invite you to find out more here.

Work with Us

Due to COVID-19, our hiring is currently on hold. We are always happy to hear from talented freelancers and contractors, however. Submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled freelancers especially encouraged. Our most frequent needs are for freelance video editors/videographers, web developers, graphic designers, and content writers. Please send your information at info@droppedaitch.com.