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Meet Airelle Thornhill of Thornhill Media Company in Buckhead

Today we’d like to introduce you to Airelle Thornhill.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Hmm.. I’m trying to think back to where this journey begins. Honestly, I can’t remember a time I wasn’t creative. Through acting in school plays, putting together music videos with my sister, or singing in the church choir. I’ve always loved to express my artistic side.

Growing up, my favorite past time consisted of watching movies and day time television programs. One favorite was watching Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. From her poise to the packages and production, I was fascinated. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew it was going to have something to do with media. After studying Communication in high school, the program director suggested I look into majoring in it in college. All the stars aligned and it was a no brainer.

I went on to study Communication with a concentration in Media Production at George Mason University. I pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, joined the Student Media department, and immersed myself into all things media. Holding different positions as the live news anchor, news director, show creator, and working at the local television station, I gained valuable skills within the field. Two quick months after college graduation, I packed my bags and brought my talents to ATL.

Full transparency – I didn’t have a job lined up, I had not found a place to live and had little money saved up. So many people questioned my move, but I believed in myself and trusted my instincts.

Soon after settling down in Atlanta, I began Thornhill Media Company. I combined the skills and education gained throughout the past six years, and what started as a hobby blossomed into a business that helps dedicated entrepreneurs transform their brand through digital design and content creation.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Things have not necessarily been easy for me, but I’m driven. Through this, I remain humble, pray, and always focus on the positive.

I’ll say the hardest part has been figuring it all out – trying to find my voice and my creative lane while staying true to myself. I’ve found that balancing the ways of life, working full-time, and running a business has been the most interesting.

Through it all, I continue to educate myself and be intentional in the relationships fostered as I cross paths with other small businesses.

I’m enjoying the journey and continuing to learn more and more about myself and the business every day.

Please tell us about Thornhill Media Company.
Thornhill Media Company is a full-service media production company. We assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in branding through photography, videography, and social media services. We are passionate about the growth of small businesses and we want to use our creativity to elevate different brands to their highest potential. Through our digital design and content creation services, clients have seen spikes in engagement, followers, and most importantly SALES!

What sets us apart is our forward-thinking and visionary approach. While we offer digital media services, we also offer social media consulting to provide innovative solutions in which ways clients can increase traffic to their business ultimately increasing exposure to their platform.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I enjoyed any time I was able to be my authentic self – which I typically found when performing. I’d have to say, musicals were definitely my favorite. I played Sally in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and the Evil Stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

I loved the process of it all, the rehearsals, the songs, building a family within the cast. It was always something so magical about how the show started as just words on a page and the cast transformed it into a memory the audience is able to relive over and over again.

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