Shon M. Christy
Vice President of Social Media / Proximity Marketing
Out of Shon Christy’s passion for driving online buzz combined with almost 20 years of marketing experience, Christy Creative, LLC, a full-service social media marketing agency was born. Clients in the retail, consumer goods, service and healthcare industries have turned to Shon for his expertise in crafting strategic social media messaging that builds brands and garners ROI results. On October 1, 2013 Christy Creative merged with digital marketing gurus Proximity Marketing to become the social media marketing division where Christy serves as the Vice President of Social Media.
Shon’s marketing portfolio includes well-known brands such as Bacardi, Jack Daniels, and Buffalo Wild Wings. His work has been featured in Inside Business; Smart Business; the Akron Beacon Journal; and the Young Professional Roadmap.
Equally passionate about philanthropy as he is about digital marketing and social media, Shon has an impressive track record of community service. He regularly donates a portion of Christy Creative revenues to the Up Side of Downs, a non-profit advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome.
Ever the entrepreneur, Shon recently launched Beckett’s Buddies, a fundraising group to help those with Down syndrome in honor of his three year-old son Beckett.
A member of The Rotary Club of Akron, Shon serves as the Marketing Committee chairman and as the Chili Open co-chairman and has served as PR chairman. He is currently the Rotary President-Elect. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Stand Up for Downs, United Disability Services and The Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.
Recently, Christy Creative was bestowed with the Greater Akron Small Business Councils Excellence in Business – Emerging Business award and the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award from the Akron Chapter of SMEI . In 2012, the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network recognized Shon with the prestigious 30 For the Future award for his community service and business leadership. Linkedin has also recognized Shon as having one of the most viewed profiles on the platform in the top 1% of profiles viewed .
Shon offers a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, digital marketing innovation and a dedication to humanitarian efforts. He is always seeking ways in which to give back to the Akron community and is fully committed to staying current on social media and digital marketing trends.