Ashley Small

Entrepreneur. Strategist. Author. Speaker.


In 2009, when social media was newly on the rise, I set out on a mission to integrate traditional PR with the latest trends in technology. The following year, Medley Inc., a boutique PR and digital marketing agency was born.


With clients in Houston, Chicago and LA, at Medley we foster creativity, promote diversity and encourage an environment where working parents and young professionals can thrive.


It’s been the thing I’m most proud of and an unexpected vehicle for rapid personal and professional growth. 


Prior to launching Medley, I led the social media initiatives for former Houston Mayor Bill White’s gubernatorial campaign and contributed to the digitization of the advertising department at the Houston Chronicle. I am an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and Leadership Houston as well as one of the Business Journal’s 40 under 40 leading professionals. 


In 2019 I was honored to receive the HYPE Impact Business Leader award on behalf of the Greater Houston Partnership and in 2020 I was named a Woman in the Fast Lane by the Women's Chamber of Commerce.  


Off the clock:

  • I’m a proud pup mom to Gigi, an Italian Greyhound, and a plant mom to more than 15 plants

  • Health and wellness are essential parts of my life, so much so that in 2019 I became certified to teach spin

  • I have a love for traveling and love solo-ish adventures such as Fitish Travel

  • A beach and a good book are my favorite pairings


In The News

Mentions & Making My Mark

Through the years, I’ve shared my story and subject matter expertise with a variety of media outlets, lending my voice to topics related to technology, business and inclusion.

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Public Speaking

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As a child, I spent many summers in the countryside in a place called Frogville, Oklahoma. Yes, places like this do exist and they’re splendid. So it should come as no surprise that I run towards outdoor

adventures and I'm always intrigued by

mother nature.

Plants and my puppy, Gigi demand my attention when I'm off the clock. New to plant hoarding? 


Click here for my beginner tips and best practices.



Connect to Press is a short guide to helping you build relationships and secure media placements in the digital era. The good news is the industry has shifted in your favor, with 80% of journalists turning to Twitter for story ideas and sources. As a small business owner myself, it’s my obligation to do everything I can to help you succeed.

Also included as a value add, is a Twitter directory for local press contacts in the Houston and LA markets. Each list includes more than 500 press contacts. You will receive a link to the directories via email upon purchase.

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