Full service marketingagency focusing ondigital solutions.

At UP Market Media, our goal is to simplify the marketing process, while helping our clients get the best return on their advertising investment. We work with our clients to assess their needs, define their target market, and then define a plan of action. We use quantifiable insights, industry knowledge, and our valuable expertise to increase our clients’ bottom line.

Sharon Persinger


Sharon Persinger Edwards, Founder/CEO
Sharon founded UP Market Media in 2014. Having worked in the advertising industry since 2009, she has extensive experience helping businesses achieve their goals by providing effective advertising solutions. Her main focus is digital advertising solutions. As a proud “Double Eagle,” she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Business from Georgia Southern University.
Sharon grew up in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and moved to Statesboro in 1999 to attend Georgia Southern University. During her four years at Georgia Southern, Sharon was an active member of the Equestrian team and served in several officer positions. She competed in both hunt seat and western for the GSET.
After graduation, she decided to pursue a career in the media field, first as a digital media specialist and later as an account executive for local media companies. During this time, she discovered her passion for working with local business owners and helping them succeed with digital and traditional marketing solutions.
As President at UP Market Media, Sharon oversees the day-to-day operations, manages client accounts, and serves as the team lead on all website design projects.  She enjoys working hands-on to help our clients grow their businesses through effective solutions.  She has extensive experience with Website Design, Google Ads, Social Media, Targeted Online Advertising, Graphic Design, and Search Engine Optimization.
Sharon is an active member of the community and is currently a member of Leadership Bulloch Alumni (c/o 2019) and serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County. In the past, she served on the board for Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County, and served with the Statesboro Jaycees both as a member and several officer positions as well.
When she’s not working, Sharon enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, three rescue pups, and her horse. Her son is an active member of the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Team and also competes in a few different local circuits. Horses have always been a huge part of her life, and she’s fortunate to be able to share this passion with her son. On the weekends, you can usually find her at horse shows or spending time with friends and family.

Grace Daniels

Account Executive

Grace Daniels, Account Executive
While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University, Grace was involved with the University as a PRSSA member, Publications Director of PRoud Eagle PR Firm, Marketing Assistant at GSU Marketing and Communications Dept., and Communications Director of The George-Anne Media Group.
A few months before graduating, Grace joined our team, and her career at UP has allowed her to continue her passion and involvement for the Statesboro community and its business owners.
Working closely alongside UP’s clients for the past two years as digital marketing manager, Grace advanced to account executive since building strong relationships with each.
Her mission is simple: to bring business owners in our community BIG results as she strives to exceed and achieve each of their unique marketing expectations.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Grace at the boxing studio, traveling anywhere it’s sunny, or running around with her dog, Prince.

Sierra Kline

Search Manager

Sierra Kline, Search Manager
Originally from South Florida, Sierra’s career in marketing started in 2012, following her studies in Fine Arts at Broward College. This pursuit propelled her into the marketing world by providing photography services to local businesses. Her career trajectory then shifted toward copywriting, which eventually led her to delve into the world of Search Engine Marketing (SEM).
In her first agency role, Sierra led a team of freelancers in website development while personally handling the SEO aspects of projects. Sierra’s passion for SEM deepened during her subsequent five-year tenure at an agency in Boca Raton, partnering with national & international brands. There, she honed her expertise in SEM strategies and practices.
After relocating to Georgia, Sierra joined UP Market Media with a renewed focus on growing local businesses. Outside of her career, Sierra enjoys exploring new places and cultures while spending quality time with her family and friends.

Abbegayle Stallons

Social Media Manager

Abbegayle Stallons, Social Media Manager
Abbey has been a proud resident of Statesboro for the past five years. She obtained and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from GSU. During her tenure at Georgia Southern University, she worked as a Marketing Intern at The Creative Coast for two years, Social Media Intern at Georgia Southern Botanic Gardens, and PR and Marketing Intern at Vested Communications. Following graduation, she served a full-time position there as a PR and Marketing Coordinator where she got her footing in the professional world.
Recently,  Abbey joined the UP Market team as a Social Media Manager. She is absolutely thrilled to work there as the role is perfectly aligned with her love and passion for Statesboro and its people. She is eager to make a positive impact on the growing community here in Statesboro and hone her skills in brand communications, videography and photography, social media and web content writing, and content creation.
In her free time, Abbey enjoys trying new restaurants, taking her dogs for walks, cooking, and reading.

Ashley Whittemore

Senior Graphic Designer

Ashley Whittemore, Senior Graphic Designer
Ashley has experience in print and digital design, as well as a portfolio that includes a variety of work from billboards and brochures to t-shirts and logo design. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University, where she also studied English and Broadcast Journalism.
Outside of work, she is an active member of the local community theatre group and performs regularly with her cover band, The Ripley’s. She currently resides in Statesboro with her finacee, son, daughter and two dogs.

Kelly Jordan

Marketing Manager

Kelly Jordan, Billing

South Florida native, Kelly, began her professional career in the medical field after she graduated from Ogeechee Technical College with a degree in Medical Sonography. Although she loved working at our local hospital, she wanted to follow her passion for creativity and decided UP Market Media was the perfect fit for her. With a focus on content creation and SEO, Kelly helped our clients create campaigns to help their online presence grow. Now, Kelly oversees the billing and bookkeeping for UP Market Media, and focuses on content creation and SEO. When Kelly is not working, she is spending time with her husband, four kids, and her fur-baby. She loves to go to the beach on the weekends or spend time in her garden.

Bailey Marlow

Junior Graphic Designer

Bailey Marlow, Junior Graphic Designer
Born and raised in Effingham County, Bailey grew up close to Statesboro. Now as a student at Georgia Southern University, she is working towards a degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Biology and currently plans to graduate in the Spring of 2025. At Georgia Southern, she is actively involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministry where she has served on leadership with production and managing social media with creative content. Bailey was also a member of the Southern Pride Marching Band Colorguard from 2019-2021.
Bailey started her career at UP Market Media as a Graphic Design Intern in May 2022 and moved up to Junior Graphic Designer in August 2022. She enjoys working with local clientele and seeing her work make a difference in businesses around her. When she is not working, Bailey enjoys attending air shows, spending time at the river or on the beach, and going on spontaneous adventures with her friends.

Mckayla Perkins

Digital Marketing Assistant

Mckayla Perkins, Digital Marketing Assistant
Mckayla, a military brat, has spent the last 7 years calling Georgia home, with the last 4 in Statesboro, where she has been working to earn her degree in Public Relations, with plans to graduate in May of 2024. During her time on the Georgia Southern Campus, she has been deeply involved with her sorority sisters, and becoming eager to start her career.
Her marketing journey began with an internship in the tech industry, where she served as a Customer Marketing Intern. Seeking to stay closer to home, Mckayla embarked on her career journey with Up Market Media in October of 2023 as a Digital Marketing Assistant.
What she loves most about her work is the opportunity to collaborate with local businesses who share a passion for their craft, and fostering community engagement across various industries. Outside the office, you can often find her on a long run or enjoying quality time with friends and family.