Meet Sharon K.

Frequency Partners founder Sharon Kehnemui previously served as Managing Director of Digital Media at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Formerly, she spent 15 years in traditional and new media, 12 of them running political news coverage for, where she worked on building content and assets for Fox News's online audiences during and between three presidential election cycles.

Promoting news, research, and ideas, Sharon specializes in digital experience and design, growth strategy for social and email audiences, and search engine optimization and marketing. She is a content management queen who researches and writes on anything and everything, even though everyone thinks she's all about politics. Not so. Small businesses and entrepreneurs who operate in other industries make the best dinner partners.

One plus about Sharon: She is an idea generator, and she loves to apply those ideas into editorial cycles to make sure people talk about all that is available for offer.

She is an eternal optimist despite a wicked wit, and her mother says she would have made a good lawyer or psychologist.

Sharon has worked in public relations, most notably promoting tourism for the Republic of Turkey, the country where she long ago received her master's degree in international relations at Bilkent University. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

Another thing about Sharon: Her last name is difficult to pronounce (it's Azerbaijani, not Hawaiian), so she will answer to to make it easy for everyone.

Give her a buzz.

Sharon Kehnemui headshot

Blog Posts

Why Do We Share? To Prepare for an Encounter With Hal Sparks

By Sharon Kehnemui | March 24, 2017
The big clock in the sky

This week, my husband and I stepped out to our local comedy club and saw one of the best performances, possibly THE best performance, of a one-man show that I’ve ever seen. It was a Thursday and having been alerted via text message about two hours beforehand that Hal Sparks was performing, we decided on…

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Advertising Online: The Difference Between Goals and Messages

By Sharon Kehnemui | October 25, 2016

Goals vs. message. I often find there’s an internal conflict clients need to overcome before advertising online to help them understand the difference between explaining their business and showing people the benefit of being a customer. This is especially true for clients who sell experiences over products, but knowing the distinction is helpful for all businesses. Ultimately in advertising online, showing the benefit…

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A Successful Inbound Marketing Program: Relevant, Helpful, and Human

By Sharon Kehnemui | April 17, 2016
Hubspot marketing meeting

I recently attended a very cleverly marketed and presented sales pitch by HubSpot called #GrowWithHubSpot. The conversation was about how to launch a successful inbound marketing program, even though the goal of the event was to sell HubSpot’s very elaborate content marketing and metrics program. My two favorite parts about the event were the initial email in which…

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Trends Survey: Inbound Marketing Wins the 2016 Battle for Dollars

By Sharon Kehnemui | February 19, 2016

It should come as no surprise to anyone that companies are maintaining or upping their marketing budgets in 2016, but what’s notable is the massive push of marketing dollars to inbound marketing tactics. What is inbound marketing? Funny you should ask. Marketers always throw out that term to clients, expecting them to pick up on the nuances — as…

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A Different Take on Washington Snowstorms

By Sharon Kehnemui | January 22, 2016

Not my regular posts, but I always have fun watching Washington go nuts with snowstorms, whether just a doom-laden forecast or the real deal, which this storm (on my parents’ 51st anniversary weekend) turned out to be. I took the fun to the next level and got an op-ed published on So here’s my piece…

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Four Steps to Improving Your Appearance on Google

By Sharon Kehnemui | December 15, 2015

Improving your appearance on Google is one of the most important and rewarding tasks you can do for your business. But many business owners either don’t know how or are not interested in doing it themselves. And so they leave it on the to-do list, lonely and unfinished. Why is this? People often know the…

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