About Janet Fouts
I’ve been working in technology and marketing for over 25 years. From a dot-com startup in online community to web development and social media strategy, my interest has always been in understanding the best way to communicate with people.
As a company, we’ve survived by being able to change with the times as the digital marketing landscape evolved because I’m constantly looking for the best ways to communicate effectively and efficiently.
Over my career, I’ve worked with a wide variety of companies; from global corporations to mom and pop businesses, authors and celebrities. One thing most of them have in common is being in overwhelm mode. They aren’t sure how best to communicate with people without spending way too much time learning the latest tricks and tools or getting caught up in the latest “internet success” scheme.
Over time, digital marketing and social media have lost the concept of community, and compassion for the consumer’s problems, their desire to speak to a real person, to feel noticed and cared for.
Our business has always been focused on people first, and over the last several years we’ve worked to bring more compassion and humanity into marketing. I’ve studied how conscious businesses like ours can use neuroscience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness to create better workplaces and better communication strategies.
Looking toward the future
The road ahead looks promising as more businesses embrace a compassionate approach to work, and create environments where employees have a greater sense of their value. With reduced stress, greater self-awareness and deeper satisfaction in their roles in life.
Interested in working with me?
As an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, facilitator and trainer with extensive experience and training I can offer an array of services to suit your needs. Reach out to me to learn more.
Clients include DevLearn, Non-Profit Technology Conference, The Social Capital Conference, The Desmond Tutu Forgiveness Challenge, SDForum, OMMA Social, American Express Travel, UC Hastings School of the Law. and more.
Author of 7 books on social media and an Amazon bestseller
I’ve authored 7 books on marketing and social media, the 2 most recent speak to my passion for connecting on a human level in business and life. “Mindful Social Marketing- How Authenticity and Generosity are Transforming Marketing” and “When Life Hits the Fan- A Mindful Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others” address the importance of emotional intelligence at work and in our daily lives.
Janet travels around the world to speak at conferences and to private companies. Her insights are often surprising and illuminating. Attendees describe her as “cogent and to the point” and “clear and knowledgeable.” They say “Janet provides just the right amount of authoritative and credible presence while being very warm, funny and approachable at the same time.”
Founder and CEO
In addition to writing, speaking, consulting, Janet is the Founder and CEO of Tatu Digital Media. For over twenty years, her firm has conducted digital marketing strategy work, account and brand reputation management, content optimization, and more. Janet served as a board member of San Francisco Women on the Web, and the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Social Media Club.
Janet is listed as the Top 50 Marketing Influencers over 50 by Brand Quarterly Magazine, the Top 150 Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs by Rise Global, and Top 100 Giving Influencers on Twitter by Give Local America.