Kidstop Toys & Books

The goal with every toy store is to enhance the lives of children and help them see the magic in life. Kidstop Toy store does exactly this however their focus on parents, who hold the buying power for families, was a huge focal point of my work with them.

Additionally, I helped to incorporate their website and online store front into the face of their social media strategy and bring more bodies in the store. 

Instagram Overhaul

Worked with client to revamp image and video style and strategy.

Built influencer program and created an influencer outreach program for the client

Established Sprout Social and analytics systems for client

Created entire Facebook Store front for client

Developed several “Sip and Shop” events for local AZ parents to attend and receive exclusive sneak peeks at toys, specialty items, and engage with toy makers

Increased online sales by 24% in 2018 and 32% in 2019.

Positioned the brand for local media attraction.

On left you will see imagery before we began managing the account, and to the right you will see once we managed the account and helped to provide direction and clarity.


Kidstop needed to partner with more local influencers to expand their footprint and the number of moms talking about the brand. I created and established relationships between local influencers.

Provided strategy outline for the influencer program. Worked to expand and establish new relationships with neighboring local regions in the southwest.



With Kidstop Toys & Books, we created and established seasonal in-store events such as the “Sip and Shop” events centered around back-to-school, Easter, and Christmas.

Encouraged owner to bring back a local favorite, Toy Tester event for 2019, and helped create a media and social strategy with PR representative for client. 

Brand Enhancements

Through my work with Kidstop I helped to establish new, fresh, logo styles for the client, a 20 year celebration logo, and new iconography to more clearly identify specific content and shop items. I also developed a new email strategy that helped bring the focus onto their community and highlight the experiences customers were having. Beyond email, and social media, we provided a video strategy for the client and their future endeavors. 

Logo before re-design

Logo after re-design

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