Hi, I’m Marissa.
I’m my happiest on a quiet Sunday morning with coffee in one hand and something to read in the other. I prefer early bedtimes and a morning walk or yoga over a late-night Netflix binge and sleeping in. I find old doggos more lovable than puppies. Oh, and I love words. So much so that I went and made them my job.
I’ve been a copywriter for nearly eight years.
My career began at a home remodel and design e-commerce company where I wrote hundreds (if not thousands) of descriptions for products ranging from that oversized clock hanging on the wall above your sofa to the eight-piece furniture set featured in your formal dining space. I also wrote short-form copy for their weekly shop newsletter series. After a few years, a promotion, and a cross-country move, I outgrew my role and sought out a position that would push me even further. That search led me to a global marketing company where I wrote it all (campaign copy, newsletters, website copy, landing pages, video and radio scripts, in-store signage, print copy, and more) for one of their Fortune 500 clients. The growth I experienced between both of these roles prepared me for my most transformative one as a copywriter at Snap Inc. where I helped develop copy for campaigns and craft narratives that positioned Snapchat as a leading ad platform for global businesses.
At the end of summer 2022, I was part of the 20% that was affected by Snap’s company-wide layoffs. My department was hit particularly hard, and that impact unfortunately left me without a job. It also, however, presented the unique opportunity for me to slow down and take stock of all that I’d accomplished in my seven years as a copywriter.
Without those few months off to reflect and rebuild, I’m not sure I’d have landed where I did — as the Brand Copywriter for Gladly, a disruptive and innovative software startup. Here, I’m working on sharing their story more widely and consistently, and establishing the rules by which the brand creates. I’m excited about this opportunity to play such an integral role at this critical moment for the company, while also getting the chance to work alongside some incredibly bright and talented individuals.
On marissa-nicole.com, you have access to my resume and my work portfolio. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, head to my LinkedIn or Pinterest profiles. And if you’re at all interested in the bookworm in me, you can visit my “bookstagram” @rireadsbooks to see the latest title(s) on my nightstand.
Currently reading: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
Currently binging: Welcome to Wrexham
Favorite movie to quote: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Favorite musician(s): Noah Kahan, LÉON, A R I Z O N A, Vance Joy, Hozier
Favorite restaurant(s): Wolf in the Woods and Black Radish
Go-to drink(s): Coffee — Iced coffee with almond milk and a heap of cinnamon; Alcoholic — Extra dirty gin martini with three olives. I’ve also been known to marry these faves on occasion with an espresso martini.