Hi! I’m Christine, last name Jacobsen, married middle name Kjær, hence ChrisKJa.
Like you, I have lots of titles and adjectives:
- Communicator, writer, wife, and mom
- Feminist, digital native, business communicator & content strategist
- Sister, cook, urban gardener
- Fan of the oxford comma, sarcasm, and coffee.
- On social media you can catch me @chriskja (most likely to get response)
- christinevjacobsen @ gmail.com (also likely)
- ….or give me a call at 30257102n (good luck….)
Background in Short
I live in Odense, Denmark, with my husband and two young kids (“but willing to relocate for the right opportunity”), but used to live in Baltimore, MD, USA. Also, I like to write things and gladly admit to being a nerd.
About this Site
This site is an outlet and a showcase.
I call it a Hybrid blog: A blog or personal website that is neither personal nor professional or purely both, but may consist of any combination of professional content, editorial stories, satirical pieces, personal stories, meta-writing, and creative writing.
Essentially, expect loads of:
Communications in a corporate, business, and digital perspective, such as
content, marketing, intercultural communication, digital transformation and social media,
but probably also project management, women in the workplace (and #womenintech).
Also expect a side of culture (organizational & US/Danish), life as an unemployed mom (or as a working mom), feminism, and everything in between.
Expect more questions than answers.
The keywords for my professional life so far might include business communications, content strategy, marketing communication, social media, project coordination, IT, tech, and omnichannel. Most recently I’ve spent the past 18 months working on a project basis with NBI as Communications specialist and Project coordinator. One of my main focus areas, outside of corporate communication for NBI, has been the #KICDK project.
For a detailed educational background, you should see my LinkedIn CV, but in short I have a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland College Park and a M.A. in International Business Communications and English from the University of Southern Denmark. (Fun fact: I also have a minor /undergraduate certificate in Women’s studies)
In 2013 I completed my thesis about integrating social media into a corporate marketing and communications strategy. Ironically enough, one of my literary sources was Social media factbook, published by socialsemantic, aka my future employer.
Some posts are in Danish, because I need to practice writing in Danish, or because it just make sense, and sometimes I write in English, because, well, globalization. I try to tag posts with appropriate language.