Name: Erin Campbell
Company: Rewind Books / Heynicestuff
Title: Creator / Author / Founder
Lives In: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram accounts: www.instagram.com/heynicestuff
About Me : I was born and grew up in Allentown, PA (like the Billy Joel Song) I bounced around a lot after graduating from the University of Arizona living in cities like Chicago, Sydney, Scottsdale and La Jolla...I settled in Los Angeles and have been here for 12 years now. I've mainly worked in the Entertainment Industry and have had many jobs from working as a Commercial Agent at a Modeling Agency to booking Voice Over Narration at a Movie Trailer Company to handling New Business at a Boutique Tequila Company. The past 8 years I've been working on Feature Films like "Extract", "Grown Ups", "The Muppets" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass".
My husband is a busy Cinematographer and we both worked crazy production hours so when I got pregnant we decided I would stay home otherwise neither of us would ever see our daughter. I started writing screenplays a few years ago between jobs and after I had Ezza I switched my focus to Children's Lit. I recently signed with Full Circle Literary and we are going out to Publishers with my Series in the next few weeks. It's a Pop Culture Adult Gift book that's disguised as a Children's Picture Book that's enjoyable for both parents and kids. I'm really excited about it.
For fun I started @heynicestuff an account where I post all of my favorite things for baby/kids/moms...I don't have a blog because I don't think everyone needs one. Instagram is way faster and more fun I think. I'm super creative and very crafty. I love entertaining. I'm the QUEEN of research and I have really good taste ;) haha. which is why my Mommy & Me friends from the Pump Station encouraged me to start @heynicestuff because I was constantly sharing all my cool finds with them.
What are your skills?: Marketing, Administrative, Advertising, Influencer, Production Work, Events, Photography, Writing
What is your education?: B.A. in Communications from The University of Arizona
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentorship, Mentoring, Friendship, Playdates, Starting a new company
Other interests: Photography, Film and Television, Fashion, FOOD, drinks, travel, interior design, entertaining...did I mention food and drinks? And of course Netflix, my couch, and wine. Oh and sweatpants.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I'm kind of learning as I go here but the book world is VERY different than the world of TV/Film that I'm used to...the Publishers don't have a lot of money for marketing so it's somewhat dependent on the Author to get the book out there. A good friend of mine is the VP of Publicity at Warner Bros TV and will be my publicist but to be honest I feel like joining HeyMama will help me connect with a lot of Moms and will create a lot of opportunities to get my book out there in a fun way. I also would love to meet other Moms who are creative!
What are your brand goals for this year?: Since the book most likely won't even be out for another year (ish). It's to launch my social media forum for Rewind Books and start building relationships.
Words you live by/quotes you love:
One quote I particularly love is "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
I have always been very comfortable in my own skin. I think it's so important to be yourself and not to try too hard to be something or someone you're not. If you are true to yourself everything else falls into place. I'm also in a really huge "La La Land" phase right now and I love the "Audition" song...
"Here's to the ones who dream Foolish as they may seem. Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we make." I find it so inspiring and it kind of reignited a spark in me and reminded me of why I moved to LA in the first place. We all need to keep dreaming.