About Marietta

Hi there, I’m Marietta Gentles Crawford

—Writer, Personal Brand Strategist, Speaker, Author 


You have big ideas, and you want to get them in front of the right people. Your vision is way too important to get ignored. Plus, you want to come across as clever, strategic, and human.

But the struggle is real.

You’re not a writer and you don’t have the time to be the expert at every single thing.  

It’s not easy juggling projects AND building your personal brand because you’re working on your business. Not to mention, you’re not always clear about how to stand out (and certainly don’t want to come across like a sleazy salesperson, heaven forbid). 

Well, you don’t have to try to figure it all by yourself any longer. 

I can help you nail your brand voice and turn complex messages into clear, engaging content that sells big ideas and changes lives.

I’ve been writing since I was a quirky 12-year-old in private school who religiously read CosmopolitanGlamour, and Vogue magazines. Somehow, I told stories beyond my adolescent years. (Now that I think about it, my choice of leisure reading may have had an influence.)

I guess you can say I absorbed everything around me. As an escape, I wrote and ended up with almost 100 stories about love, loss, wins, and struggles. Some of the stories I created were based on my personal experiences. The others were characters I brought to life on paper. 

Why Am I Your Partner in Words? 

I show small business owners, consultants, and freelancers how to build a personality-driven brand on LinkedIn, profiting from their knowledge—and using their digital footprint to attract high-caliber money-making opportunities.

My work has been featured on websites like Forbes, Business Insider, The Muse, Inc., Fast Company, Thrive Global, and HuffPo. I also published a personal branding career book From Nine to Thrive: A Guide to Building Your Personal Brand and Elevating Your Career.

It was the most humbling experience putting my book out into the world that was not only a guide to help others but also included personal lessons from my time working in corporate America, which ultimately led me to start my own company, Mari Brands For You.

Well-Written Words Make History

Even with the writing accolades I can now put on my virtual mantle, none of it happened overnight. I’ve learned plenty through the various roles I played throughout my career.

In fact, a lot of what I share about writing and personal branding comes from the lens of being an insider in various industries and learning the power of strong communication.

Using the right words can be the difference between propelling your vision or struggling to be heard.

Because your story is filled with adventures and lessons brought to life.

Lessons are vehicles of change.

Change brings about purpose and transforms lives.

Purpose-driven lives make the world a better place—and make history.

Let’s make history together.

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