Hi! I’m Karen Strunks. Welcome!
Sharing my passions so you can improve your social media and business assets.
I’ve been a small business owner for 6 years and embraced social media for work as well as play.
As well as running my business, along the way I have built a global photography movement, trained 100′s of people in social media, worked with some amazing brands, received press, radio and tv appearances, spoken at conferences and taught at universities. I run my city’s premier social media event all the while doing the work I love. I live and thrive on social media, the world of business and doing the work I love.
I’ve experienced the power of social media personally and professionally; how it’s enabled me to grow and granted amazing business opportunities.
I want to help you do the same.
I’ve learnt a LOT about how to run a small business from scratch. I’ve made mistakes along the way and by sharing my knowledge, experience and journey I want to help you along the way with yours. Except you can take the short cut and learn from my experience!
Welcome to the ‘Karen Strunks Experience’! My no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point guide to social media, business and doing the work you LOVE!
The Bigger Bio
In recent years Karen has immersed herself in her photography and social media business, bringing ideas to life online.
Her passion for new and innovative digital ideas has made her a key figure in her city’s social media community. As such, she hosts and facilitates one of the UK’s premier social media events, and she is regularly interviewed and invited to speak at conferences and universities about social media and business.
Her skill for photography and knowledge of social media is behind Karen’s success at building an online and offline community of photographers at the 4am Project. She is dedicated to engaging people, bringing online ideas to life and creating offline participatory events. By embracing social media she has connected people from all over the world. The 4am Project which has attracted over 7,000 submissions from photographers in over 50 countries – grown from her own business plan, including PR and marketing drive using local, national and international channels and as a result it has become one of the largest photography collaborations in the world.
Karen’s work has attracted the attention of the press, receiving coverage in national and international newspapers, magazines, TV and radio, and travel and photography publications such as the BBC (TV and radio), The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, and the British Journal of Photography.
With a sparkling track record in successful online community engagement and a proven ability to work with companies to boost their social media impact, Karen has worked with brands such as Water Aid, Four Seasons, BMI, Belfast and Prague Tourist boards, bmi baby to name a few.
This where you can contact Karen me. (Speaking in the third person is confusing!)