Portent, Inc. Continues Growth, Announces Hire of Senior Social Media Strategist

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First quarter of 2013 saw a 50 percent increase over last year’s Q1, causing the Seattle-based agency to add new talent to their team.

Seattle-based digital marketing firm Portent, Inc. has announced the hire of Sara Lingafelter, a senior social media strategist with nearly two decades of internet marketing experience. In the role, Lingafelter will deliver compelling content and drive creative strategy to help Portent’s clients achieve their marketing goals through social media.

An accomplished social business architect, social media strategist and storyteller, Lingafelter brings more than 19 years of experience in online and word of mouth marketing. Prior to joining Portent, Lingafelter worked as a social media and content management consultant, and helped organizations ranging from small business owners to multi-billion dollar retailers develop solutions to their social business problems.

“Sara brings experience with a wide range of clients and impressive track record of success which will accelerate what we do for our clients in social media,” said Steve Gahler, president of Portent. “Her experience in professional development and staff leadership will be invaluable to our growing social team at Portent.”

Lingafelter also brings highly-developed skills in organic SEO optimization, community development and other marketing tactics. In addition to Lingafelter’s hire, Portent recently added Microsoft veteran Sandra LeDuc to head up its content marketing division.

“When we were hiring for this role, we wanted someone who stays ahead of the industry and combines strategy with creativity,” said Ian Lurie, CEO of Portent. “Sara’s background and vision meshed perfectly with our goals. We have high hopes and expectations for her here at Portent.”

About Portent Inc.
Portent is a Seattle-based, full service Internet marketing company. Founded in 1995, Portent has grown into one of the nation’s premier Internet marketing firms, helping businesses in the realms of SEO (search engine optimization), paid search, copywriting, social media, web development, and more. Portent’s approach has succeeded in industries ranging from technology to travel, for B2B, B2C and B2G companies.

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