Holly Pavlika is an award-winning creative marketing industry veteran and was recently the Managing Director of Big Fuel, the nation's largest pure play social media agency. Taking her social media expertise and with particular knowledge of moms and women-focused marketing, she has recently moved over to lead MOMentum as President, of this marketing subsidiary of Big Fuel. MOMentum connects brands with moms through insight, technology and community. Holly is one of the few women to have her name on the door of an agency not once, but thrice. Holly also has contributed pro bono efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, EveryMotherCounts, Global Poverty Project and is currently a United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Champion.
Blog Posts by Holly Pavlika
We're all in this together.
I have always believed in the universality of motherhood – that all moms, no matter where they live, share their own special community and look out for each other. The reality is, we’re all in this together. This belief was confirmed while I was in Tanzania earlier this year, connecting with moms on the other side of the globe about our shared struggles getting our kids to do their homework, our challenges raising teenagers, and our hopes and dreams for their future...
December 11, 2012
Photos from Africa: My visit to Tanzania with Shot@Life
Last month I traveled to Tanzania with Shot@Life to see the power of vaccinations for children in an area of the world where vaccines mean the difference between life and death for a child. There are so many poignant stories to share from the trip. This week I'll be sharing a photo narrative here on the Shot@Life blog. Check back each day for a new photo!
June 4, 2012
The tree of life outside the town of Tanga
Once a month the clinic in this small town opens up for the moms. I doubt many of us would call it a town. It’s a series of mud-covered huts that are gathered together at the side of the road. Nearby a larger one of the huts–a weight hangs from a tree. It’s an impressive tree and is shading what looks to be 50 women. It is a tree of life...
May 23, 2012
The age of the human ad network, media and misinformation.
When I was in Washington for the media and advocacy training that comes with being a Shot@Life champion, I was given a book called “The Panic Virus” by Seth Mnookin. I had not gotten a chance to read it and having been chosen for this trip, I thought maybe I should bring it along and finally pore through it...
May 21, 2012
Oh, yes, there is a global motherhood.
Today we drove 300 miles to a town called Tanga. One of things you need to know when doing work like this in countries like Tanzania, the people are very proud of the work they have done as a consequence are very protective. Much of our first day at work was spent greeting and meeting the UNICEF people, our escorts to Tanzania and the leaders of Tanga Town...
May 21, 2012
Let’s create a global movement to be on the right side of history.
I feel a bit of pressure. As a part of the UN Foundations Shot@Life Champions, I’ve been chosen to represent 60 amazing women (and a few good men) on this trip to Tanzania...
May 17, 2012
Change is difficult. Love makes the difference.
So this is Day 5 and the final day for Live Below The Line extreme poverty challenge in support of the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign. Only $1.50 a day for food and drink.
May 11, 2012
Could you live on $1.50 a day like 1.4 billion people do?
So today, I’m starting a personal challenge. MOMEntum/Big Fuel is joining forces with Global Poverty Project in support of the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life to raise awareness and hopefully some money around the issue of extreme poverty...
May 7, 2012