Get to Know Jackie Better
Jackie Hymes grew up in the San Fernando Valley and has lived throughout Northern and Southern California her entire life. She graduated from University of California, Riverside (UCR) with an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry. When entering the working world, Jackie knew that she had a passion for both writing and teaching. She taught English Composition, Introduction to Creative Writing, and poetry workshops at various colleges and universities. However, due to Jackie’s insatiable thirst for knowledge, she soon realized that she wanted to learn more about digital marketing.
This led her to land her first job as a Content Manager where she wrote SEO optimized content for various clients across the home services industry. Soon, Jackie wanted to learn the ins and outs of SEO and was quickly thrown into an SEO Manager position. Throughout the years, Jackie has worked on various local business and e-commerce websites, even earning the honor of being shortlisted for two US Search Awards. Her passion for developing close relationships with clients and educating them on SEO best practices has led her to Matchbox.
As a member of the SEO team, Jackie fosters strong client relationships and serves as the main point of contact between Matchbox and her clients. She works closely with the SEO team to develop organic growth strategies that include both on-page and off-page work that she then communicates to her clients. She is also responsible for preparing monthly and quarterly reports, brainstorming new strategy ideas, project management and implementation of strategies, communicating client needs, and educating clients on best SEO practices and important industry news.
As an SEO Account Manager, no two days are the same. Jackie spends a lot of time balancing client communication, task management, and internal strategy meetings. She truly enjoys collaborating with clients and the SEO team to help meet important KPIs.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the digital marketing landscape changes now that Google is favoring video content. The fact that people are searching a lot on TikTok is extremely fascinating, and I’m eager to learn more about incorporating TikTok digital marketing strategies.”– Jackie Hymes
five Questions with Jackie Hymes.
Describe yourself in 3 words
“Creative, quirky, empathic”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I’m really into music, so I spend a lot of time going to concerts, festivals, and digging through record stores. I also attend a lot of poetry and literary readings in the Los Angeles area. When I’m not building SEO campaigns, I’m working on my poetry manuscript, binge watching TV shows, getting tattooed, hanging out with my cats, traveling to new places, and reading. I also enjoy collecting vintage items I find at thrift stores, antique malls, and estate sales.“
Do you have any special talents?
“I’m hard of hearing and wear a hearing aid, so that means I can read lips like it’s my superpower. ”
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
“It’s so hard to pick just one place, but I’d have to say traveling to the top of a volcano in Hawaii with my grandpa takes the cake.”
What's something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“I DVR Jeopardy in the hopes of one day becoming a champion.”