VHT Studios, home of the nation’s most trusted network of top professional real estate photographers and most widely used image/video management systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alissa Pagels as its new Field Communications Manager and Sarah Badtke as its new Digital Marketing Specialist.
Pagels comes to VHT Studios after three years managing talent recruitment and communications programs for George Street Photo & Video in Chicago. She is also an accomplished professional photographer, having run her own studio for six years. She will further strengthen the VHT system of sourcing and training talented photographers, to maintain VHT Studios’ high quality of products and services to real estate professionals.
Badtke spent two years as the marketing coordinator at AUTOMOTIVE INTERNET MEDIA – a digital marketing firm for automobile dealers. For her 20 clients, she oversaw website and blog content, email marketing, social media contests, ad campaigns, and press releases, increasing readership and engagement by 200 percent.
“We are fortunate to add Alissa and Sarah to our team,” said Brian Balduf, CEO, VHT Studios. “In her career, Alissa has developed successful talent engagement programs specific to the photography field. And Sarah has built winning social engagement strategies that will improve our presence on popular social networks. These additions to the staff come at critical time, since we are experiencing strong growth in revenues and orders.”
VHT Studios has experienced double digit year-over-year growth in sales revenues, photography and related marketing transactions since 2013. More than 200,000 Realtors® nationwide have benefited from VHT Studios’ photography and VHT ImageWorks video, which help Realtors® win listings, showcase their properties in the best light and get buyers in the door.
Pagels earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in visual communication, photography and design from Columbia College, Chicago. Badtke earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Valparaiso University in Indiana.