Marnely Murray and Angela Prout teamed up to create Shored Up Digital after meeting many local business owners who were overwhelmed with their digital marketing initiatives. Marnely and Angela realized that they could leverage their skills and experience to provide businesses with the tools and resources necessary to bring their online presence to the next level. As more and more people frequent Martha's Vineyard, Island businesses are growing, and their to-do lists are too.
Many business owners recognize that they can increase sales and improve their customer relationships by being more active online, but they don't know where to start, or where exactly to focus their attention. That's where Shored Up Digital comes in.
Both washashores, Marnely and Angela have collectively called Martha's Vineyard home for over ten years. They bring both on and off-Island marketing experience, and the ability to understand the needs of small business owners as well as the wants of their diverse customers. With an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and a collaborative approach, Shored Up Digital is the effective solution for Island clients that want to better connect with their audience online.
Meet the Partners
Marnely Murray is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, now working as a sous chef, food blogger, and social media consultant on Martha's Vineyard. Her love for food takes her all over the globe, and that's how she got started in the world of social media. As a food blogger on Cooking with Books, Marnely's developed a brand of over 40,000 followers on her social media platforms. Not only a social media manager for Island clients, she is also a brand strategist for national food brands. Her outlook on social media is all about consistency and gorgeous photos–and although a tweet is only 280 characters, a photo attached is worth a thousand words!
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
AOS, Baking and Pastry Arts, 2010
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD MADRE y MAESTRA
BA, Hotel Administration, Food and Beverage Concentration, 2007
Angela Prout began her career at BBDO New York, one of the country's leading advertising agencies. She has always been fascinated with the creative ways that brands engage their consumers and their ability to develop meaningful relationships online. After seven years in corporate marketing Angela felt the need for more personal client interaction, and along with her passion for creating, was led to pursue a career as a barber/hair stylist. In 2014, while on her honeymoon on Martha's Vineyard, she made the decision to move to the Island and never looked back. In the 'Vineyard Way' she splits her time between beautifying her clients at the salon and helping Island businesses enhance their own images.
BA, Marketing, Fine Arts
AVEDA INSTITUTE, ATLANTA
Cosmetology & Barbering