How this all started
My crazy adventure starts here:
It's hard to believe what has happened over the past few years - and how all of it has come together. A wish to take photos of dogs for the rest of my life, followed by this photo (called the most viral photo of all time in August of 2012 by the Huffington Post) then internet chaos and fame, then my husband passing unexpectedly in the midst of it, then grieving publicly and openly, and realizing virtual communities can truly make a difference.
Because of these crazy events, I have made a business out of working with virtual communities and speaking about the power of social media. I love my life, and I love connecting with others online to talk about what happens when the internet takes hold of your story. Conversely, I love taking that knowledge and helping businesses and people harness that power of the internet to help them reach more people online.
Hudson, a one-time insurance agent-turned professional photographer, speaks from personal experience. She unexpectedly began her career as a highly sought-after digital era guru approximately five years ago when a photo she snapped of a man comforting his arthritic German Shepherd in the buoyant waters of Lake Superior went viral after being posted on Facebook. According to the Huffington Post, it became, at the time, the most viral internet photo in history and set off a remarkable chain of events that changed Hudson’s life forever. It is a compelling story of hope, love, and tragic loss followed by renewal, inspiration, and a whole lot of insight about modern-day communications. Hudson now conducts seminars and workshops around the country on how to beat Facebook’s algorithm, social media storytelling strategy, crisis communication planning, reputation management, dealing with grief, and managing conflict.
Please contact me here if you are interested in seminars, consulting, interviews - or just to chat! Social media can be overwhelming. I understand that more than most, and I am here to help.