About Us

8Twelv is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We offer social media management and marketing services that help organization use social media to accomplish their business goals. 8Twelv holds $1 million dollars in professional liability insurance coverage so that you can outsource the management of your social media platforms with a peace of mind.


Our mission is to cultivate, engage and convert your social community from passive followers into users, buyers or enrollments.

While most organizations prefer to handle social media internally, we believe in building real relationships with our clients and becoming an extension of your internal team. We communicate often and find ways to integrate ourselves into your daily operations and overall marketing strategy so that we truly adopt your authentic voice, and your content genuinely reflects who you are. Our services allow you to enjoy the benefits of in-house personnel while eliminating the cost of health insurance, benefits and other expenses that come along with hiring employees.

This is the 8Twelv distinction.

We guarantee quality service and commitment. 8Twelv will only partner with clients whose business or organization values align with our own.

Who We Are

8Twelv is rooted in Chicago's Englewood community. Home to former Chicago Bull's Point Guard, Derrick Rose, and American Recording Artist, Jennifer Hudson. We're striving to contribute to a community too often disregarded as unworthy and hopeless. Follow the hashtag #GoodinEnglewood (coined by Englewoodian, Rashanah Baldwin) for positive stories in the Englewood neighborhood!

Meet the Creative Director

Ebonie Townsend is the creative force behind 8Twelv. She joined the social media management team of Harrington College of Design in 2013 as a liaison between Harrington's corporate marketing department, and their student body community. Ebonie worked under the supervision of Career Education Corporation's Web Content Director for 6 months and went on to single-handedly manage the Facebook and Twitter accounts for Harrington, increasing Harrington's social media community exponentially during this time. You can connect with Ebonie on Linkedin and Twitter.


The (little) Man Behind The Brand

                        Photo by Naja Lerus

                        Photo by Naja Lerus

The birth of Ebonie's first born child, Julian Ellis inspired Ebonie to extend her skill set to other organizations looking to create community and engagement around their brands. After navigating a high-risk pregnancy, just 3 months after Julian's birth on August 12th, 8Twelv was born. Julian's life has been the driving force behind 8Twelv.