Emily Kennedy

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Photo by Jamie Kronick


Emily has worked as a journalist, editor, content strategist, and social media professional in print and digital media. Her articles have appeared in numerous print publications and websites. She’s been retweeted by Bieber from the company account, sought out by Grammy-nominees on the red carpet, and published on the homepages of the Huffington Post. No matter the project, she’ll jump in with two feet. No matter the topic, she’ll find more angles than a protractor can measure.

Emily is the partner-owner of Skunk Social, a consulting firm specializing in social media strategy and management for events; she recently completed research on business models of magazines at Carleton University, meanwhile working as the Senior Editor of Ottawa Magazine (sister publication to Toronto Life), co-editor-in-chief of The BIG 150 celebrating Ottawa’s place in Canada’s sesquicentennial, Web Editor and Social Media Manager for Taste & Travel Magazine; and the Founding Editor of DamnMag—an online music magazine that focuses on the positive ways music affects us and encourages people to “give a damn” about social causes. Previously, she worked as the Social Media Coordinator for Ottawa Bluesfest, the Lead Writer and Content Strategist for the creative agency Northern Army and interned at “California’s Prestige Magazine,” Palm Springs Life.

Her education in anthropology, business and professional writing have helped her develop a unique approach to the world around her. A relative of the “Habitant Poet” Dr. William Henry Drummond, and the granddaughter of Canadian poet Thea Bennett, Emily comes by writing honestly.

Her writing style combines opinion with first-hand interviews and brings in an audience through humour and high-definition discourse, ensuring the reader stays on the page from header to footer.

For samples of her published work, please see the articles page.