Meet Shannon Kinney

Founder & Client Success Officer, AKA “#HeadHoneyBadger”

Shannon Kinney is a seasoned startup Founder and Executive with over 25 years of experience. She is considered a thought leader in the online space, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker, advisor and consultant. With deep experience in sales, marketing, online product development and leadership, this is her third nationally-scaled digital marketing solution company. She founded Dream Local Digital in 2009 “to bring the power of online marketing to small and medium sized businesses”, and also to master the craft of how to make SMBs successful on social media. She has a wide and highly engaged network of leaders in media, technology, and startups worldwide, and has developed Dream Local Digital to be a widely recognized brand as best of breed in social media fulfillment.

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  • Founder, Dream Local Digital, working with thousands of small – medium businesses, media companies and ad agencies on online marketing strategies
  • Seasoned startup exec with large scale launches such as, Knight Ridder Digital / Real Cities,, prior to Dream Local Digital
  • Experienced Keynote speaker and well-known industry analyst for media, social media and search, and small business marketing
  • Named MaineBiz Woman to Watch 2013, Local Digital Innovator of the Year by Local Media Association in 2015, Maine Women’s Network Business Leadership award, Small Business of the Year & Innovative Company of the year by Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 2016 Maine Icon and several other honors and awards.
  • 25 years consulting experience working with media companies large and small globally with their Web strategies and revenue generation, business plan and strategy development, sales, partnerships, research, analysis, and more. Areas of specialty include social media, local advertising, real estate, auto, recruitment, and classifieds
  • 25 Web Product Management and Project Management processes and discipline, lead over 50 software product lifecycles
  • Extensive sales experience in print and online media, consulting
“Shannon Kinney is by far one of the most connected, experienced and insightful digital media executives I know. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her in various situations and assignments over the last 6 years or so, and I’m continually impressed with her knowledge, vision, understanding, drive and ability to quickly synthesize and operationalize opportunities.”

– Todd Handy, Vice President and Publisher Development of Tout

“Dynamic, forward-thinking and passionate. Those are the first three words that come to mind when I hear ‘Shannon Kinney’. Her enthusiasm for digital marketing/social media come from an earnest desire to drive success and ROI for her partners and clients. Her energy is contagious and is sure to ignite excitement within any group or organization she is surrounded by!”

– Vice President of Business Development AffinityX

“Thank you for presenting a great seminar!! I haven’t really been jazzed by a marketing presentation in a long time (maybe ever!). It was inspiring to listen to someone who is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their work.”

-Susan Morrison, The Wellness Center

 Our Leadership Team

Alyssa Rolerson New #HoneyBadger Headshot 2019

Alyssa Rolerson
Chief Operating Officer
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Dale Landrith Chief Strategist

Dale Landrith
Chief Strategist
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Carissa Christie
Director of Client Services and People Ops
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Interested in more information or scheduling a call?

Contact Shannon Kinney, Founder & Client Success Officer: or (207) 593-7665
Contact Rob Kelley, Lead Investor & Board Chair: