By Jo Rees

This is Joanna Rees’ blog

This blog is an archive of Joanna Rees’ photography and musings from 2006 to the present.

Joanna is a marketing and social media strategist with six years experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, brand development, business operations, and sales.

Currently founder of Adlicious Media that is partnered with FMW Media Works to produce innovative digital strategy for the television show New To The Street. We focus on search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), email marketing, social media, mobile marketing, online media and retargeting, direct response online advertising, research and analysis, as well as website design and digital technology application development.

Experienced use of the HubSpot, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, and MailChimp marketing softwares. I am familiar with the customer relationship management (CRM) product, the ad server platforms DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP), and OpenX, and the programmatic Real Time Bidding (RTB), demand side platforms (DSP), and supply-side platforms (SSP), Invite Media, and MediaMath. Exceptional knowledge of Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word.

Prior to Adlicious Media, had a ten-year career in education and academia. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I focused on overseeing the classroom management and curricular planning of pre-service teachers. Advised the Saturday Art School on ways to educate online audiences and create participant engagement through digital media.

Currently completing PhD dissertation in Art Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that examines a case study of female Instagram users. Expected defense date: September 2016.

Specialties: marketing, business development, social media strategy, media sales, sales operations, brand management, technology education.

She is available at:

reesjoanna [at]


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  • Grow With HubSpot New York February 23, 2016
    The marketing software company HubSpot sponsored an event at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on Thursday February 18th to provide an overview of their services to potential clients and marketers. HubSpot markets through Web 2.0, social media, email marketing, CRM, and blogs. The event began at 2pm and began with a session on how […]
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  • TCS NYC Marathon Long Training Run #1: Race review July 26th, 2014 August 14, 2014
    Pacers from the New York Flyers running club 20.9 miles 8’37” pace/mile time This was a very meaningful race that I’d trained hard for. I knew that running 20 miles along the rolling hills of Central Park was going to be a challenge. I wanted to finish and finish strong. The race began at 7am and […]
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  • Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race Review: 1:49:40, June 22nd 2014 August 14, 2014
    This was a special race as it took place in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. I had wanted to run a Vancouver race for a while and it was an absolute pleasure to run through UBC, West Van, and Stanley Park for 13.10 miles. The course began at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena and ran along SW […]
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  • Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: Race Review 3:58:18 August 14, 2014
    It was a great experience to run my first marathon at home in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois on April 26th. I decided to run with the 3:50 pace group and met a lot of interesting people on the course. Our pacer Steve had run 13 marathons in one year and I connected with others who traveled across […]
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  • February 2014 April 12, 2014
    Here are some images from New York and Urbana, Il from February 2014
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  • PicFrame Collages March 17, 2014
    Here are photographs from our trip to Washington DC last weekend that are framed using the PicFrame app.
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  • Photographs from January 2014 February 10, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL and New York, NY from January 2014
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  • Photographs from December 2013 February 9, 2014
    Images from the holidays in Urbana, IL and New York, NY  
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  • Photographs from November 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from last November in Urbana, IL and New York, NY
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  • Photographs from October 2013 February 9, 2014
    Here are some images from Urbana, IL from last October and early November
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