Erica Lee Schlaikjer

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Erica Lee Schlaikjer

Writer + Strategist

Hello there. I’m Erica.

I’m currently Strategy Director at enso, a creative impact agency in Santa Monica, CA. We work with innovative companies and organizations to create positive impact at scale. (Read more about our approach to social change on our blog, Collide.)

My resumé will tell you that I develop brand experience, marketing and communications strategies for mission-driven clients that are committed to a purpose beyond profits.

My past lives have also included being a festival organizer, community builder, professional blogger, non-profiteer, journalist, fact-checker and researcher. I was trained by the AP Stylebook not to use the Oxford comma.

When I’m not glued to a screen, I’m hanging out with my cat, biking to Manhattan Beach, or figuring out how to make tiramisu from scratch.

I’m “from” a lot of places: Fairfax > Guangzhou > Taipei > Beijing > Geneva > Hong Kong > Germantown > Chicago > Washington, D.C.

Right now, you can find me in Los Angeles.

 

EXPERTISE

Brand Planning + Strategy
Cultural Strategy
Integrated Marketing
Editorial Content
Communications
Social Impact
Sustainability
Startups
Media
Technology

CLIENTS

23andMe
Audi
Barbie
Federal Student Aid
Google
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
LA Phil
National College Access Network
The White House
YouTube
+ more

publications

Crain’s Chicago Business
Huffington Post
Triple Pundit
National Geographic
The Chicago Reporter
+ more

HONORS

Backstage Capital LA Mentor
826LA Volunteer
StartingBloc Fellow
WeDC Ambassador at SXSW
99U Local event host
CatalystCreativ Speaker