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Digital Marketing and Social Media Innovation Highlights


Submitted sales training project for Parke-Davis via dial-up modem


First newsletter for Chicago healthcare communicators launched


First website up and running


Managed the first intranet site launch for Sears

Ran first user lab at Sears; evaluated a vendor’s online training compliance program at CEO’s request


Contributed to first Web-based recruiting brochure and Website for global consulting firm


Populated content in Sears credit card privacy site

Organized Chicago’s first sold out all day ewriting seminar for writers


Wrote ad concept messaging for a high-tech music/news player aimed at Gen Y


Created the Success Summit Series, a digital marketing course for small businesses


Released the Marketing Transformations Process, an intensive change-based consulting system


Attended Alex Mandossian & Armand Morin’s Internet Marketing Seminar and Armand Morin’s Big Seminar

Completed Candidate University, a nine-month program sponsored by National Speakers Association Illinois

Created and presented Video Marketing 101, one of the first video marketing programs in Chicago

Launched ezine and blog


Launched a virtual PR mastery teleseminar series, Ultimate PR Secrets, featuring eight speakers

Attended Ken McCarthy’s The System Seminar and The System Intensive

Noted as a fastest growing WordPress blog – twice in one week

Ranked at #60 in PR Power Blog Index

Attended BlogHer ’07 on assignment to live blog

Won a trip to BlogWorld and New Media Expo in the LinkedIntelligence contest

Mentioned in David Meerman Scott’s book, “The New Rules of Marketing & PR

Taught Marketing Execution 301, 16 hours, at The Academy of Nonprofit Excellence for College of DuPage

Quoted in Christian Century about Financial Freedom, a debt management course

Profiled in Liberty Suburban News as “Perpetually Plugged In”

Presented Blogging for Business in Chicago, sponsored by PRO and Harris

Developed an Enlivened Writing Workshop for Women Employed

Created an Online PR presentation to present in Washington, DC

Interview by Elisea Frishberg on KTEK BizRadio Network – again in January 2008

Quoted in O’Reilly’s Women in Technology


Featured as Online PR expert in “Market with Authority”

Guest blogger for Liz Strauss of Successful-Blog and named an S.O.B. [Successful and Outstanding Blogger]

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Designed Hands-on Fear-Free How to Blog Workshop live events; presented in May

Attended SOBCon08

Attended The System Seminar members-only event in May

Attended Making Media Connections in Chicago

Social Media Events: Jeff Pulver’s Social Media Breakfast, ongoing Tweet-ups

Wired PR Works ranked at 46 on top PR blog list 06.07.08

Attended BlogHer08

October Workshop for IWOC: Social Media Sampler: Bite-Size Crunch=Super Size Networking


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Founded Social Media Club Chicago


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Mentioned in Larry Weber’s book “Sticks & Stones”

Mamed Social Media Maven by SoHo magazine

Honored as one of the five leading women in Chicago social media by GM and Chicagonista


Featured on NBC5,,, Office Depot’s Web Cafe, Design Success University, International Social Media Association, Financial Advisor’s Summit and more . . .


Contributed the LinkedIn chapter to “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars”

Chosen as one of five members of the Sears Blue Blogger Crew to cover CES for the brand

Featured as a personal branding speaker for affiliate marketers at Affiliate Summit West

2012 Named a top 50 Marketing blog by Cision


Chosen as one of two social media influencers to represent the US at Social Media Week Berlin by Nokia selected as a top 50 Marketing/PR blog by Cision

Named a most fascinating face of 2013 by Glancer Magazine


@wiredPRworks selected as a top 50 content marketing influencer to follow on twitter by Cision.

Nominated for “Tomorrow’s Leader Award” and named most engaged member of the month by Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter


Contributed the PR chapter to “Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars”

Speaker: IMEX Frankfort

Speaker: IMEX America [4 sessions] and MPI Smart Monday

Developed two-day digital marketing intensive for Ascend Training Chicago

Launched LinkedIn MBA School


Higher Ed Carnegie Comm “Beauty and the Beast: Your U and Social Media”

Venues and Destinations: IACC Connect “Perfecting PR as Personality and Reputation to Get You in Front of Your Clients

Financial Services: MDRT Annual Conference


Sales Mentor and Advisor for


PR Director for luxury furniture brands


Certified as a Virtual Speaker by

Launched online courses


VP Marketing, National Speakers Association Carolinas Chapter

Activated Virtual Sales Learning Hubs

Launched Growing Social Now Podcast


VP, Membership National Speakers Association Carolinas Chapter

Moderated 2022 Social Media Trends Panel for AMA Chicago

Attended AMA Chicago BrandSmart Conference

Attended CEX Customer Experience Expo in Phoenix

Awarded “New Rope” from NSA Carolinas

Introduced Trailblazing Thought Leaders Program

Presented Elevating Thought Leadership Program for McGuffin Mornings


Moderated Employer Branding vs. Recruitment Marketing Panel for AMA Chicago

Attended AMA Chicago BrandSmart Conference

Celebrating 33 years in business, 17 years publishing

Launched SAGES Social Selling Academy Program