|Deborah Mersino, founder and principal of Ingeniosus, brings nearly 22 years of strategic marketing communications experience to her current role. Serving as a consultant, writer and speaker to gifted and talented organizations and communities throughout the world, Ms. Mersino helps public school districts, private gifted schools, universities, state and national gifted associations and businesses serving the gifted population with marketing communication strategies, including digital media tactics and thought-leadership. Her specific offerings include:|
- Marketing Communication Audits
- Marketing Communication Strategies/Support
- Social-Media Trainings (Small or Large Groups)
- Global #gtchat Sponsorships (4 Levels)
- Speaking Engagements relative to:
- “Gifted Education and Twitter: How Social Networking Can Propel Advocacy, Learning and Collaboration” (for parents, educators, advocates, organizations)
- “Gifted Education is a Civil Rights Issue”
- “Parent Advocacy – Guidelines and Inspiration”
- “Sanity Check: Why Parenting the Gifted Can Be Both Thrilling and Challenging”
In addition to her client work at Ingeniosus, Ms. Mersino serves as founder and moderator of the weekly Global #gtchat sessions on Twitter. She helps connect parents, teachers and advocates from across the world every Friday at noon and 7:00 p.m. (EST) to discuss critical issues relating to giftedness. Participants from Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, India, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States and beyond are reveling in the numerous resources being shared and the collaboration taking place in real-time.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, Ms. Mersino has written for Parenting for High Potential, a publication of the National Association of Gifted Children in the United States, and Understanding Our Gifted, an online journal.
In addition, her Ingeniosus Blog posts and writings have also been featured online via Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, Prufrock Press’ Gifted Education Blog, Prufrock Press’ Gifted Child Information Blog, the Davidson Institute e-News Update, Advocates for Gifted Education (Palm Beach), the California Association for the Gifted, Converge Magazine, Giftedkids.ie (Ireland), The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science (Kentucky), the Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children, as well as numerous other educational blogs. She is a current member of NAGC and the Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented.
She presented at the National Association for Gifted and Talented’s 57th Annual Conference in Atlanta this past November, the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented 2010 Parent Institute in Denver this past October and already has been invited to speak at the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented in 2011. She also speaks regularly to parent groups in person and via Skype.
Ms. Mersino can be found on Twitter (@DeborahMersino) and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more extensive look at her past work, including testimonials, visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahmersino.