National Geographic: Smart Cities: Detroit, Michigan

Rolling Stone: Inside Jack White's new vinyl-pressing paradise


SEEN Magazine: Celebrities to companies want Matthew Richmond’s paper dresses


Shinola: Meet the maker: Wallace Detroit Guitars


Hour Detroit: Children’s Hospital of Michigan transforms MRI rooms to put kids at ease

Detroit Free Press: Step inside the twisted world of Detroit's Theatre Bizarre


SEEN Magazine: Something sparkly: Veils handcrafted with Swarovski crystals

USA TODAY: ClassPass founder on success: “You can’t accomplish anything without a team”


The Guardian: Drugs, sleeplessness, isolation: The downside of being a dance musician

Detroit Free Press: These kid actors with special needs are getting standing ovations


SEEN Magazine: Feel Good Foodie Yumna Jawad shares the secrets of the art of cooking

The Atlantic: Which Christians is Trump willing to protect?


The Guardian: Prince review – a regal jaunt through the purple one's greatest hits


USA TODAY: InStyle’s Laura Brown: "You’re not going to get somewhere distinct without your personality"

Detroit Free Press: Detroit's skyrocketing rents threaten longtime shops


Billboard: Lady Gaga's 'Joanne' preview and a return to her roots

SEEN Magazine: Over a drink, Hillary Sawchuk inspires candid conversations


USA TODAY: Away’s Steph Korey: “We’re having a moment right now of empowering women”

Red Bull Music Academy: The roots of techno: Detroit’s club scene 1973–1985

Detroit Free Press: Happy 20th birthday, Harry Potter; here's to the boy who took us to Hogwarts


SEEN Magazine: Boutique yoga studio Y7 offers twist on traditional yoga

Hour Detroit: Socialization therapies at Michigan hospitals help address kids' emotional needs


Billboard: The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen on why rock isn't dead

SEEN Magazine: Flotation therapy and cryotherapy: Do they really work on sports injuries?


Hour Detroit: Kickboxing: The mind-body connection


The Guardian: The electric guitar: 10 things you didn't know about the musical instrument


Red Bull Music Academy: A spin on frequency: a history of dance music radio in Detroit

The Guardian: How music is being used to treat autism


SEEN Magazine: Jewel offers cash back for shopping luxury brands


The Jewish News: Detroit Dog Rescue responds to needs of furry friends during COVID

Detroit Free Press: Running helped Bloomfield Hills widow overcome her deep grief


Rolling Stone: Moby on new memoir, the decade in NYC that changed his life

The Guardian: Jeff Mills: 'These visions aren’t supposed to come from black guys from Detroit'



Ashley Zlatopolsky is a Detroit-based writer, editor, content strategist and creator - but first and foremost, she's a seasoned storyteller with more than 10 years of experience.

With 40+ cover stories published worldwide, her work can be found in Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Billboard, the Detroit Free Press, National Geographic, USA TODAY, the Guardian, VICE, Hour Detroit, MTV, The Atlantic, SEEN Magazine, DJ Mag, Thrillist, Salon, Elite Daily, Trax Magazine, The Jewish News and SPIN, among others.

Ashley previously worked as a branded content strategist for USA TODAY's in-house corporate branded content studio, GET Creative, partnering with advertisers across 261 markets and the national publication. She strives to elevate brands through compelling, narrative storytelling and connect readers with the products or content they enjoy most.


From editorial to branded content, she has worked across arts and culture, health and wellness, fashion, travel, business, finance and breaking news without losing speed.


She has led creative strategy for a large-scale, interactive content experience at Little Caesars Arena and has produced film, radio and created custom editorial content for clients such as Shinola, Red Bull, Bloc Music Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Detroit.

Her background in digital and print media, marketing, journalism and brand strategy can be applied to a variety of business needs. She can help brands, publications and professionals alike achieve their storytelling goals with creative, effective solutions.

Ashley is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she presented a six-month study on the psychology behind Detroit's portrayal in the media, examining how local and national media influence have shaped international perceptions of the city.

Her resume is available upon request.



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