AI/ML SaaS Exec • Media Psychologist • Communications Professional • Educator • Researcher • Lifelong Learner • Author
Leslie was always helping me make my messaging pithier and more impactful so, in honor of that, I will keep my recommendation right to the point. She is a leader. Her ability to get coverage in the world’s largest publications is unlike anything I have ever seen. Her confidence in knowing when to post, what to say, and what will resonate with a broader audience is so good it reminded me of Back to the Future 2 when they had the sports almanac from the future. If you need your brand to stand out this is the first person I would call.
Chris HaskellHead of Business Development
Leslie is a skilled brand builder who uses her considerable body of knowledge about all the levers - content, paid, owned and earned media and community - to create a formidable presence for any business she's engaged with. At Noodle.ai, she helped put the company on the map in a very noisy, highly competitive space with her resourcefulness to get coverage, win awards and syndicate content that built the brand to a place where "Of course I've heard of Noodle" was a common refrain. Leslie is great at mentoring others and sharing her knowledge, always seeking to create opportunities for others. She's passionate about causes that matter, like creating a world without waste and making this a more just society, which shows up in everything she does and says. I highly recommend her if you want to forge new territory for your brand or product and you'd like a powerhouse to fuel your efforts in creative and skillful ways.
Leslie is a great thought partner. She not only helps get stuff done (always important) but also provides context and guidance. She understands the world of social media and how to use it effectively.
Charles BartholdGlobal Corporate Communiations
Leslie is strategic, intelligent, focused and determined, always committed to amazing work. She is a natural leader with an innate understanding of consensus-building among senior stakeholders and strives to deliver outstanding content results under any circumstances. Not only is her work amazing, but she is one of the most entertaining people you'll ever meet. Leslie brings a positive attitude and a sense of humor that can get any team motivated and smiling again. She shines with her phenomenal work, but even more important is the joy she brings to everyone around her.
Steve MoskovitzDirector of Marketing
Leslie launched and rapidly energized the content, social and community programs at Noodle.ai. She and I also worked closely for about six months on various blog posts I had authored to guide CXOs on their AI adoption journeys. Her editing of my rough drafts was swift and very nicely done! Leslie's creativity, high energy and a positive "can do" attitude made working with her a really enjoyable experience.
Mahesh BhatiaExecutive Director, Strategic AI
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Leslie at McKinsey in the social media team and on Buoy Up, a female-led start up. She is a whiz at digital marketing, strategy, emerging media, social, and much, much more. Leslie is an accomplished change agent and has a unique talent for steering companies (and people) in the right direction. She creates elegant solutions for complex problems, making everything she touches look easy. Leslie is an authority in the digital media space and anyone would be lucky to work with her. Highly recommend.
Sarah Risen-RobinsonCEO, Co-Founder
Leslie’s experience with social media strategies offers sound guidance in developing a voice, building a two-way relationship with followers, and maintaining a coherent presence across social channels. She’s smart about metrics as well as tone. I’ve great respect for her as a professional and thoroughly enjoy her personally. She combines high intelligence and gumption with courtesy and open-mindedness.
Mary ReddySenior Editor, Data Visualization
I first met Leslie in 2008 and have had the opportunity to collaborate with her on a number of projects. Leslie is a driving force behind anything she works on and I'd happily work with her again at any time.
Leslie brought together the social media community in NH and inspired others to get involved. She launched very successful Social Media Breakfast NH and Podcamp NH. I had the opportunity to work closely with Leslie on both. Beyond organizing speakers that brought attendees from all over the state and beyond, she also shared her extensive knowledge on a number of occasions. Leslie is a great speaker and a true thought leader.
Kevin MicalizziDirector, Sales Enablement and Field Marketing
Leslie was the lifeblood of our project, fleshing out a bare bones outline into a colorful working manuscript. She exhumed critical points buried within our notes that others (namely I) overlooked and took care to make sure they were given proper treatment. Whether you require frankenwriting or good old-fashioned wordsmithing, Leslie is your lady.
Michael GruenVP Operations
Leslie is an excellent writer who really understands the business value of communications. She's also a true social media leader and pioneer.
David ThomasSenior B2B Content Marketer
Leslie is a social media maven whom I highly recommend. She wrote the book (yes, literally!) on social media and is eager to share her knowledge. She communicates clearly and provides action items that are not only simple, but also fun to implement. Thank you, Leslie!
Lara PearsonBrand and Intellectual Property Lawyer
I've hired lots of content creation partners, but there's only one Leslie Poston. She's a complete subject matter expert, she's always on time, she takes feedback remarkably well, but most importantly, she takes pride in her work. I always sensed her true motivation had little to do with the financial aspect of our partnership, and lots to do with wanting to produce something great that would help her client's business. Highly recommend her.
Having known Leslie for a few years, we are always amazed with all that she is involved with and organizing. Her events are always educational and organized.
She is the go-to person for all levels of Social Media, a great, knowledgeable speaker, and all around great person. Creative, dynamic, personable. Always willing to deliver, even as we ask much of her community and pay-it-forward attitude
Reiko BeachCEO, Co-Founder
Leslie is someone who embraces the challenges and questions that arise in marketing and puts people on the path to enlightenment and knowledge. She looks beyond the easy questions to find the right way to reach the goals of whomever she is advising. Far from fluffy stats and regurgitating other's knowledge, she goes out of her way to learn and understand new concepts and apply them to businesses.
As someone who has watched her grow over many years, you couldn't have a better person join your team or ask to lead your marketing efforts.
Chel WolvertonDirector of Operations and Digital Marketing
Leslie was honest, direct, and helpful. She really listened to my unique business needs, then honed in with very detailed suggestions on how I could improve my visibility and reach. Her advice was catered specifically to me- where my business is right now and where I want to be, not the blanket business advice I’ve found elsewhere. She delivered her critique without being the least bit judgmental or off-putting. I highly suggest Leslie to anyone who needs to improve their digital strategy. Whether for a complete overhaul or a fine-tuning, she will help you be seen (and look better).
Leslie is an established thought leader in the realm of social media and marketing. She has a keen sense of what works and what doesn't in getting play for your brand. What I appreciate most about Leslie is that she is a team player who drives positive change and community spirit where ever she can. I highly recommend Leslie for growing business through emerging media and trends.
Don PerkinsSoftware Support
Leslie really knows her stuff when it comes to the ins and outs of using Social Media as a tool to augment our marketing efforts.
I would recommend Leslie for providing invaluable insight in any area of Social Media that you may be considering using for your business.
Stew WeldonMarketing Manager
Leslie represents the first wave of dynamic social media experts and how to engage and manage its impact on business. Her presentations covered the pulse of all top social media platforms and how our team's of people engage with each. She spoke at our internal meetings multiple times and in every case our team was at the edge of their seats ready to try what they learned & having a lot of fun doing it.
Leslie is an expert in her field of marketing and she is a straight shooter. I love honesty and intelligence and someone that knows what's up. It's easy to work with her and her partners and they always get results. Call me if you would like to speak about this. Fantastic.
Leslie is a powerhouse B2B content creator. She built us a social presence and content engine from scratch, using all the latest platforms and tools, doing everything from high-level strategy to in-the-weeds writing and execution. You could not be in better hands to build a brand — Leslie will take your marketing from 0 to 60 in two seconds flat.
Leslie is easily the best marketing manager/executive I have worked with in 20+ years in business. Her desire to work as a team instead of just doing whatever she feels like doing is just one of the things that sets her apart from ANY marketer I have spent time working with. The results of her efforts have been excellent, the process has been as well.
Our company, and the people she works with here have greatly benefited by her extreme competency and fantastic work ethic.
Leslie brings a holistic approach to marketing, ensuring that the essence of our company is distilled then presented to the market. I have learned a lot working with Leslie and know that she has transformed the way Austin Labs is presented.