My Services

Social Media Business Services

Anyone can facebook, even a child can tweet. But not everyone can reach your target audience on a level that inspires engagement like I can. Unfortunately for us all, the days of the ‘free’ social media model have dissolved into monetized targeted marketing.  Many of the avenues of social media are now driven under a ‘pay-to-promote’ model in which companies are required to pay to reach the eyes of their followers. This is where well developed, targeted social campaigns and relevant content work to increase the effectiveness of your (now paid) messages. By developing interesting customized content and leveraging current social media techniques and best practices, I can help deliver your social media strategy.

IT/Technology Support Services

Let's face it, technology is fickle. Error messages and blue screens strike terror into the hearts of users. IT scares people. I work to alleviate tech concerns by both fixing the problems plaguing your home or office network: eliminating bloatware, viruses, and unnecessary outdated technology, backing up important data, solving the ever-present printing and networking problems,  and bringing systems up to date with the latest and greatest technologies. I also differentiate myself by coaching users/teams on best practices via customized training sessions and keep your systems running strong in your current environment.

WordPress Site Management

Got Web? It's probably Wordpress if you've kept yourself in line with the times. Wordpress has become the standard for content driven websites and is an amazing open source tool with incredible control and limitless potential. I know my way around a WordPress environment and offer down to earth Wordpress management, maintenance and support services. The simple fact is, keeping an engaging online presence is time consuming, and if you aren't up to speed it can be incredibly inefficient to try to manage it alone. My expertise is in maximizing existing site potential using the latest plugins, themes, and customizations that are typically easy to use, reliable, and often free.

Customized Content Development

Information. Creativity. Ideas. Action. That's what the new buzzword 'content' is all about. Making stimulating words on a screen to engage people in meaningful conversation, that's what I do. More than words on a screen, my work inspires engagement, and by learning your business I work to develop your 'voice' and carry it through so that your customers come to respect and look forward to your presence on their phones, tablets and screens.

Freelance Writing/Blogging Services

I'm a pretty talented writer. Fast, fluent, and efficient, I carry a professional, yet occasionally amusing voice to my work that most robot, machine like copywriters simply cannot. I have published numerous blogs, magazine articles, and newspaper/print media articles and enjoy the creative process of designing written communications. I learn the elements of what makes your business tick, and create meaningful, engaging content that speaks to your target audience.

Digital Imagery Services

Digital Imagery has taken massive leaps and bounds with the likes of social media outlets with eye catching imagery being key in delivering content. Hubspot knows marketing, and argue that Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets (2015).  Using stock photos and image customizations, I create complimentary visuals to bring your content to life.


Want to see a sampling of my work ?
Click out my Portfolio or read on for the blog.

Musings (aka my blog)

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Are Poor, Impoverished Millennials, you know, Still Millennials?

On Millennials. I am happy to put myself out on the line here, and if only to make a point, I will play my ignorance card in spades – let me know in the comments if the following is entirely off base. I am genuinely curious – is anyone paying attention to the millennial age workers who are poor? Those who grow up without significant financial resources and who may be underserved in education, perhaps unable to attend college, and […]

Cheap Content Stinks

Don’t “Fluff” Out – Rich Content is the Only Content Worth Sharing

Beware of Promises of Cheap and Easy Content! I am always on the lookout for assistance in producing content, I simply only have so many hours in a day to do what I love. I’ve explored outsourcing, interns, guest writers, content clearing houses, and even as potential avenues to provide supplemental content development services. To date, I have seen little in the way of quality content that I would use – aside from unpaid communications from thought leaders and […]


Rich is a guest on the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show!

Thirst Productions‘ founder Rich Collins was a recent guest on The New Hampshire Brand Project on Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA, where he spoke about Thirst Productions, his digital marketing/content development consulting business based right here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hosts Michael Cameron and Kristi Baxter (also of Win-Win@Work) spoke with Rich on his philosophies on marketing, social media, and means to engage the millennial generation in content driven marketing efforts. There is a lot to be said about history, […]

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The Parking Ticket – How a Tiny Piece of Paper Represents Everything That is Wrong with America.

The Parking Ticket, Indicative of Everything that is Wrong with America. At a business meeting the other day in lovely Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I found myself running “late” in said meeting, and willingly came to accept that I would be receiving a parking ticket. I was aware of the consequences of my actions when parking in a metered space, and made a contract of sorts with the city to abide by their rules. I was an active participant. I […]

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Why I love Where I Live, Portsmouth NH

I confess. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I have been unfaithful. Having moved just outside your borders to the Town of Greenland, I sometimes tear up having called you my home for a decade or so. I miss you. The good news is, the entire Seacoast Community defines Port City – we all can’t live within her borders, with a population of just over 21,000 people – you’re just a tiny little town on the Coastline. But it is through this greater community that […]

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Exploring the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, Greenland, NH

When Seacoaster’s say, “Hey, let’s go for a hike,” few think about Portsmouth’s neighbor, Greenland, as a destination for rambling through the woods. But right in our own backyard is a small, but incredible trail system known as the Weeks Brick House Nature Trails, part of the Weeks Brick House and Gardens, a New Hampshire Historic Site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1710 by Samuel Weeks, the Weeks House itself is one of the earliest […]

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