Well, Hello There!

Hey there! So you've come to learn a little more about me. But let's flip the script for a moment and focus on you.

Chances are, you're here because you want to level up your visual storytelling game and connect with your dream customers in a way that builds trust and has them begging to do business with you. Am I getting warm?

You probably already know that visual content can be a game-changer (and it can!). But maybe you're strapped for time, don't have the design skills, or just lack ideas on what to create, even if you did have the time and skills. Am I getting warmer?

And perhaps you've had the joy of outsourcing design or videography before, only to experience the pain of high costs, endless delays, or countless back-and-forth emails. Am I sizzling yet?

You're in the right place! I'm your Canva Verified Expert AND template designer in your back pocket. Whether you are working alone or in a team, I can teach you to create amazing visuals at-scale and on-brand. But… who the heck am I?

I’m Donna Moritz, a Visual Content Strategist and founder of the award-winning blog, Socially Sorted. For 13 years I've helped non-designers create pro-quality visual content (fast and easy) with tools like Canva for more engagement, traffic and sales. I'm also a Canva Verified Expert and a top Canva Creator with over 10 million exports of my templates in the Canva Library. I'm the perfect proven sidekick for training + designs for you and/or your team. 

The Fun Facts

  • Socially Sorted (my blog) was named by Forbes as one of the Top 5 Blogs You Should Know About, and listed by Inc. Magazine as one of 15 Social Media Blogs You Should be Following! Hint: they like it!  
  • One of a select number of global Canva Verified Experts worldwide and a top tier Canva Creator of templates for the Canva Library. ie my templates are highly popular with Canva users (over 10 million downloads and counting!). 
  • Speaker internationally at major Social Media Marketing events such as Social Media Marketing World, Problogger Event, and Content Marketing World.
  • Tourism Speaker for clients like Tourism Queensland, San Diego Tourism Authority, Sunshine Coast Destination and Unesco (World Heritage Cities).
  • Consistently listed among the top 50 social media influencers worldwide + sought-after for comment and advice on tech tools & digital content.
  • 3x consecutive winner of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Regular contributor to some of the top business and social media websites in the world such as Social Media Examiner and Entrepreneur Online.
  • Featured on top podcasts like Social Media Examiner's Social Media Marketing Podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy and the Problogger Podcast.
  • My thoughts and articles on Social Media and Marketing have been featured on Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, NBC, Huffington Post, Marketo, Hootsuite, Problogger, Amy Porterfield, HubSpot, American Marketing Assoc, Social Media Examiner, Ontraport, Yahoo, Reuters, Anthill Online, Buffer & more.
  • My visuals (including infographics and slide decks) have been featured on some of the world’s top marketing websites including Entrepreneur, HubSpot and AdWeek.
  • I was described as “The Ultimate Visual Marketer” by Amy Porterfield (host of the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast).
“Visual Storytelling is a cataylist for trust. The more your audience sees your visual content, the more they experience YOU and spend time with you … that builds trust.”

Donna Moritz

…A Little Background On Me

I fell into social media from an 18 year background in business and communication. It’s a speech-therapist-turns-founder-of-international-working-holiday-recruitment-agency-and-discovers-out-how-to-use-clever-marketing-strategies-kind of tale.

I won’t bore you with the details but aside from all the stuff I do at Socially Sorted (see above), here are a couple of little-known facts about me that will help you see where I am coming from:

Little Known Fact 1:

In 2001, I started a working holiday (recruitment) agency with a fellow health professional – to help therapists live and work in the UK. When you go up against big agencies with multi-million dollar advertising budgets you pretty soon learn how to:
  • get social (before the advent of Facebook!)
  • leverage the power of digital content (yes our website was an early version of a blog, we just didn't know it yet!)
  • use visual storytelling (even if we had to travel to Universities to do it!)
  • inspire word of mouth marketing by giving massive value and create amazing customer experiences.

What did I learn from this? I learned to think differently.

I also learned that I LOVE marketing in travel and tourism!

Little Known Fact 2:

My husband and I continue to own a wellness practice in Australia with an award-winning referral-based business. A couple of years ago, word of mouth referrals proved so powerful that we made the big decision to ditch advertising and focus our entire marketing budget on loving our clients to bits. You see where I am going with this? I learned to think differently.

I know a thing or two about word-of-mouth marketing, user generated content and providing massive value to a community of people that care about what you care about. It's also why I am often asked to speak and train within the marketing and travel industries.

And because I do fun things like getting my audience to wear 3D glasses in presentations. Anything might happen when I have the space to be creative!

Stick with me, read my blog and subscribe to my newsletter, and you will see will start to think differently (and think in 3D) too… and get better results!

Little Known Fact 3:

I am often asked to speak within the tourism industries for amazing clients like Unesco World Heritage Cities, Visit San Diego, Tourism Queensland …. even the International Tourism Conference in India! I love speaking internationally and creating custom keynotes that inspire your audience to take action. Find out more about my speaking and keynotes here.

Me, When The WiFi
Is Switched Off

I am a travel, cacao and mojito loving creative mother of two (awesome kids) with a wicked imagination. I live on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast in Australia so believe me I am not a fan of spending hours on social media going around in circles. I would rather have my feet in the sand with my family, as I am sure you would too. As such, I'm always searching for new ways to use tools and social media more productively so I CAN switch off.

I love to laugh, to paint, to create (I am a Disney-tragic and proud of it) … and I LOVE playing with visual content creation tools and teaching my audience how easy they are to use!

Click here to read more about my speaking and training. If you follow my blog you will see that I keep it real and I am not afraid to make fun of myself. I'm cheeky. And I'm conversational. I want my readers and subscribers to feel like they are talking with a friend.

I hate the word guru, love to learn, I am fiercely loyal and I love to help people. That’s where I come in handy for you!

“Donna's knowledge in visual social media and content strategy for business is astounding”

Susan Maynard, Connect Tourism.

What Fires Me Up?

A few things fire me up when it comes to social media marketing. I get excited about:
  • the power of word of mouth and the magic that happens when your community shares your message.
  • Giving massive value to help people. Period.
  • Thinking differently. I don’t really like to think outside the box. I prefer to smash it completely.
  • Visual content. Visual Social Media. Visual Storytelling. Anything image-centric.
  • Exceptional customer experiences and…well… just plain caring about people.

But, Back To You…

You see, I'm guessing you landed here because like many of your fellow businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs you are:
  • overwhelmed by social media and drowning while trying to be everywhere
  • frustrated by hearing nothing but crickets when you post out social content and not sure how to get more reach and results
  • Looking for a better way to manage your time to get results without spending all day on social platforms.
  • Interested in learning how to create shareable, traffic-driving visual content
  • Or maybe you are just curious about the goss on this Aussie Chick!

I have been there too – I have had big businesses and small, (online and off) and in over 20 years I have learned a thing or two about what works. I too have experienced social media marketing overwhelm…until I got smart about it. I got productive, and learned how to use kick-butt social media and content strategy, and discovered the power of visual content.

So, me and you have a lot in common and I am here to help you. In fact every word I write, on my blog, in my newsletters, on social media is about helping you.

Put Simply, I Want To Help You To Share Your Message With The World…

(and I love that I can help you get more traffic, exposure and results for your business while doing it!)