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Christina Motley - Christina Motley, llc. Raleigh, NC, US

Christina Motley

CMO-On-Demand, Author, Speaker, CEO & Founder | Christina Motley, llc


On Point Marketing Strategy for Business Growth



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With over 300 creative, marketing, business, leadership and civic awards, Christina is is a veteran, integrated Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)-on-Demand and CEO of Christina Motley & Associates She is an award-winning published author, dynamic speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, corporate trainer, serial entrepreneur, and according to her Columbia University daughter, “World’s Best Mom.”

Her successful implementation of integrated marketing strategies has resulted in her servicing multiple clients - from start-up tech firms to publicly-held Fortune 500 enterpise - in a variety of industries since 1992. As a popular keynote speaker, she successfully engages her audience on all things marketing and leadership. Her latest books, "Leadership Philosophies from Unsung Leaders" and "Roanoke Fire and Rescue: Reflections of 150 Year History" are available. Visit

Industry Expertise (10)

Computer Software


Business Services

Training and Development


Social Media

Corporate Training

Writing and Editing

Direct Marketing

Market Research

Areas of Expertise (14)

Creating Compelling Content

Integrated Marketing Solutions

Fostering Customer Engagement

Digital Marketing

Visual Storytelling

Revenue Generation.


Analyzing the Marketing Environment

Writing Effectively for Social Media and Traditional Media

Keys to Effective Leadership


Public Relations & Advertising Demystified

Thought Leadership

Dealing With Change

Accomplishments (3)

The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) 2014 Communications Contest (professional)


Third place nationally as the highest-award winner, along with a $100 check, > Three first place awards: marketing a new service, direct mail marketing and a media kit, > Two third place awards for community relations and writing for the web, and > Honorable Mention for a corporate social media campaign.

North Carolina Press Club (NCPC) Annual Communications Contest (professional)


Awards received included First Place Awards across 11 categories for writing and editing for the web, speech writing, report writing, headline writing, blogging, community relations, social media campaigns, marketing programs, direct mail marketing and public relations.

North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) (professional)


Silver InSpire Award of Excellence -- Motley won the award for the integrated marketing plan and strategies she created and implemented for her own company, Christina Motley, LLC

Education (2)

Virginia Tech: Bachelor of Arts, Communications (Journalism) and English 1990

Ad sales, graphic design, copywriting and reporting for The Collegiate Times student newspaper, Adjunct Faculty - Department of Communications Advanced Media Writing, Spring 2005

Saint Louis University: Executive Certificate, Internet Marketing 2013

Motley completed an Executive Certificate in Internet Marketing in only six months from an innovative joint initiative between Saint Louis University John Cook’s School of Business in Saint Louis, MO and ASPE-ROI, a division of Fortis College based in Cary, NC.

Affiliations (22)

  • American Marketing Association
  • Association Executives of North Carolina, Blogger
  • Association of Strategic Marketing, Bronze Member
  • ASPE-ROI, a division of Fortis College – Digital Media Instructor & Contributing Author
  • Business Growth Network, Contributing Author
  • Career Pro, Inc., Board of Advisors
  • Carolina Business Connections, Contributing Author
  • Connected Women of North Carolina
  • Council for Entrepreneurial Development, Blogger
  • Digital Media Business Conference, Volunteer
  • Downtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Educational Think Tank
  • Girl Scouts of America, Lifetime Member and Gold Award Recipient
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Federation of Press Women & North Carolina Press Club
  • National Speakers Association
  • QIC Learning Instructor
  • Wake Tech Small Business Center Instructor
  • Team Cure Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • TransformED Leadership, LLC, Board of Advisors
  • Triangle Interactive Marketing Association
  • Wakefield Business Alliance, Member & Presenter

Languages (1)

  • English

Testimonials (13)

Joe Vaughn, Former SVP Operations | Advance Auto Parts

Christina is a very strong marketing and communications professional. She worked on numerous communication projects for me at Advance Auto Parts. She was originally brought in on a contract basis and performed so well she was quickly elevated to a full time management position.”

Olalah Njenga, CEO & Marketing Strategist | Yellowood Group

“Christina is a talented marketing professional whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with for a strategic project requiring a detailed approach. Her thoroughness and ability to anticipate next strategic steps is impressive. She has a sharp mind, keen insight and the ability to make a plan flexible enough to bend with the shifts of an industry. Christina is a marketing marvel and I am proud to share the marketing space with such a talented professional.”

Diane Kuehn, President & CEO | VisionPoint Marketing

“As part of our team, Christina consistently demonstrated that she is a hard worker and is extremely goal-oriented. Her work ethic is admirable as is her focus and desire to deliver beyond expectations.”

Jill Loope, Director | Roanoke County Economic Development

Christina is a true marketing and public relations professional. She has outstanding writing and design skills and I have been very pleased with the high quality results. Her natural ability to assess various situations and bring together an effective implementation strategy has been a tremendous asset for her clients.”

Heather D. Browning, Public Information Officer & Community Relations Manager | Town of Blacksburg

“Christina Motley and her teams are creative geniuses, branding an image for the Town of Blacksburg that is precisely in line with our Town Council’s strategic goals. Christina provides turn-key solutions – from conception to final product, making the process very easy – and hold customer satisfaction in highest regard.”

Margaret Barchine, APR, RYT, Communications Manager | National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

“Christina Motley is a self-motivated individual with a breadth of experience in marketing and communications. She is conscientious, pays attention to detail and is a creative problem solver. She is an asset to any company that is looking to succeed.”

Tom Byrnes, Instructor | NCSU Poole College of Management

“Christina is an excellent speaker and customizes her presentations very well to the specific audience. She has great marketing experience, especially in the area of social media.”

Karen Stone, Senior Account Manager | Maritz Research

“Christina is a gifted marketer and speaker. I had the pleasure of hearing Christina speak at a recent American Marketing Association event and was immediately inspired by the significant contributions she is making on behalf of the Triangle Chapter. Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious. If you have the opportunity to work with Christina as a volunteer or to engage her as a speaker, jump at the chance. You’ll be glad you did!”

Elaine Loyack, Program Coordinator | Triangle Air Awareness

“Christina’s expertise and talents reach beyond social media. She developed a holistic marketing strategy. She proved a timely and responsive communicator and handed us her deliverables ahead of schedule. Her high level of fluency in her subject matter was translated into support documents she created for us to use that broadened our own understanding. Lastly, Christina was fun to work with and patient as we moved along our learning curve. The breadth of her professional relationships is yet another testament to her likable personality and integrity.”

Sean Peters, President & Owner | Tech Squared, Inc.

“Her attention to detail, leadership responsibilities, abilities to work with a team and listen to client needs allow her to find creative solutions and do an exceptional job. Christina not only gets the job done, but always keeps the client in mind and never forgets the big picture of the business’ goals and objectives.”

Sue Polinsky , President | TechTriad, Inc.

“Christina has a lot of energy and solid goals for social media marketing. She also has good knowledge of marketing and applies that to nonprofit organizations. She enjoys new projects and tackles them wholeheartedly to make them work for the business needs.”

Lynn Nystrom, Director News and External Relations, College of Engineering | Virginia Tech

“Christina has helped to brand and develop marketing and communications programs for several departments at Virginia Tech. She builds long-term relationships with her clients and develops strategies that meet both short- and long-term needs. I highly recommend Christina to lead your marketing and communication needs.”

Ronnie Duncan, CEO | TimelyText

"Christina drives business results and online community engagement by identifying strategic topics and writing targeted, online SEO content. Her first two blogs increased our readership and website traffic by more than 400%. She also did a great job while simultaneously tweeting two brands from two voices, pulling it off seamlessly. If that wasn't enough, she was able to leverage the content to create another four blogs. Christina has a strong work ethic, a capacity for powerful branding, and delivers valuable content, fast."

Media Appearances (5)

Christina Motley Takes Third Place Nationally as NFPW Sweepstakes Winner

WCSC Television  online


The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) presented Christina Motley of Raleigh, NC seven national awards at the 2014 NFPW Communications Contest awards banquet Saturday, Sept. 6, during the organization's annual conference held in Greenville, SC at the Marriott on Parkway Center.

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Robin Deacle Joins Advisory Board of Christina Motley, LLC

WGCL-TV Atlanta  online


Christina Motley & Associates officially announced that Robin Deacle, VP of Corporate Communications at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, will serve as an Advisory Board member for Motley's integrated marketing and communications consultancy. Deacle currently directs and integrates Biotechnology Center's communications efforts and was instrumental in transforming the organization's web presence.

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NC Department of Administration HUB Office Certifies Marketing Firm Christina Motley LLC

Financial Content  online


The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Office) awarded Triangle CMO-on-Demand Christina Motley a certificate as a woman-owned business for her integrated marketing firm, Christina Motley LLC. This certification presents Christina Motley LLC with the eligibility to bid on state government contracts. Her company can be found in the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program's searchable database.

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Award-Winning Author Christina Motley Latest Books Feature Unsung Leaders and Heroes

FOX Carolina  online


The InSpire Awards honor public relations pros from the Triangle to the coast’s most successful and innovative communications programs of the past year The North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented the Silver InSpire Award of Excellence to Christina Motley, CEO and CMO, at their annual Awards Gala Wednesday, May 7th businesses-to-business marketing category. WRAL news anchor and six-time Emmy Award winner Debra Morgan emceed the prestigious event. The contest honors the best in communications across a wide range of categories. The Sierra Nevada PRSA Chapter judged the entries. Motley won the award for the integrated marketing plan and strategies she created and implemented for her own company, Christina Motley, LLC.

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Thought and Growth Leader Christina Motley Creates Marketing Strategies that Drive Sales as CMO on Demand

Triangle Business Journal  print


In today's rapidly changing business and marketing landscape, being an innovative and relevant thought leader is highly valued. Christina Motley as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) On Demand proficiently combines thought leadership characteristics with her abilities to operate both horizontally and vertically within corporate environments to be an effective growth leader.

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Event Appearances (2)

Critical Communication and Leadership Skills for Business Success

Skills for Business Success  Piedmont Community College – Roxboro, NC


How to Measure Your Marketing Efforts to Maximize Business Growth

Business Success  Piedmont Community College – Roxboro, NC


Sample Talks (5)

How to Measure Your Marketing Efforts and Report Data

How can marketers measure and report results to executive leadership teams when they face limited resources, tight deadlines and work overload? How do they make sense of and interpret the data across branding, lead generation, social media and public relations initiatives? Learn about best practices, hear case studies and discover the impact of score cars to measure data.

Analyzing the Marketing Environment

Why does data matter and how does it come into play when you are developing a brand, a message or a strategic marketing initiative? Learn how customers, companies, competitors and corporate partners affect marketing strategy, why marketers must consider macro-environments when making decisions, difference in generational cohorts and more.

How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

This workshop will walk participants through each step involved in developing an effective marketing plan for their own businesses. This practical, how to session will discuss writing a situational analysis, creating primary marketing goals and objectives, analyzing the market environment, identifying marketing strategies, producing a marketing action plan, crafting a budget and measuring results with Key Performance Indicators. Workshop attendees will leave with an outline, roadmap and practical tools, as well as in-depth understanding, of how an effective marketing plan can expand their knowledge and propel their company.

Keys to Effective Leadership

Jim Collins said it’s no longer enough to be a good leader or business. You must be great. Emerging author Scott Stratten said now it’s no longer enough to be great. We must aspire to be awesome. This seminar debunks the myths about what leadership is and is not, shares 10 values all awesome leaders embrace, captures 15 things successful leaders do automatically, every day, touches on three-time successful entrepreneur Christina Motley’s 5 guiding leadership principles, and brings it home with 11 simple concepts to become a better leader.

Embracing Social Media

Ready to dive into the world of social media but do not know where to start? In this session, you will learn about social media platforms, their capabilities and best practices for each. Learn what can work best for you and your unique business needs.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


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