Hello. We are Social Grit.

We help brands achieve their goals through social media marketing. We have worked with startups, nonprofits, large e-commerce businesses, and everything in between. Every person (and business) has a story. We will help tell yours.

After working in the startup community and seeing first hand how important social media was to growing startups, we knew there was a need for customized, accessible social solutions. Startup founders and employees wear many different hats and take on a lot of responsibilities. 

Entrepreneurs are used to getting their hands dirty and grinding for long hours to pursue their passions. They’re gritty. And their social media management should be the same. We understand this because we have been there.

Let us help you find your inner grit, share your unique story and build communities around it.


Wade Foley | Owner

Wade Foley is the Founder and Owner of Social Grit. Wade has spent the last decade in advertising, operations, and marketing roles for a range of businesses, and founded Social Grit in 2016. He most recently served as Director of Marketing for two nonprofits in the healthcare industry.

Wade enjoys traveling, soccer and basketball, keeping up with emerging tech, and watching great films/attending concerts (when not stuck in quarantine). He's always down to have long conversations about social media marketing, business news, and the NBA.

Renée Gorman | Social Media Manager

Renée Gorman is the Social Media and Marketing Manager for Social Grit. Her background focuses on brand awareness, social media marketing, community building, and helping brands tell their unique story.

Her education led her to Europe, where she managed marketing for a venue at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Creative Mornings Chapter in Glasgow. Additionally, she worked with an e-commerce brand, non-profits, restaurants, and breweries in Boston and Charlotte.

When she isn't working, you can find her exploring a new city or a national park. She once traveled 20 miles for the perfect donut. You can easily tempt her with a craft beer and a willingness to discuss marketing and travels.

Emily Baeszler | Social Media Specialist

Emily Baeszler is a social media specialist for Social Grit. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in journalism and uses her passion for storytelling to share brands’ messages in engaging, creative ways.

Prior to her role at Social Grit, Emily has held social media marketing positions within the live music and fine jewelry industries.

When she’s not working, you can find her at a music festival, trying out a new recipe or searching for the perfect cup of coffee.

Dustin Phillips | Social Media Specialist

With 25 years in creative work as a musician, media producer, and social media manager, Dustin Phillips has had the pleasure of working with incredible creators and businesses (Sony, Samsung, Honda) all over the world.

When he's not working with Social Grit, Dustin can be found training for his next marathon or drumming for gold record punk rock band, The Ataris.