• KOSBE Awards Flashback Picture

    Flashback Video: What’s happened this Year at Beyond Engagement

    I would like to thank the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) for taking the time to interview me for their upcoming Business Awards event, you can see what has happened this year at my business, here: (scroll…

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    How to Engage with Online Customers ASAP with Social Media

        Presentation on how to engage with online audiences and reach more potential customers, stats included! This was recorded Live at the Noon Knowledge series offered weekly at the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator in Abingdon, Virginia on March 25,…

  • Selfie with audience

    Top Engagement Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

    I recently completed a presentation about engagement marketing to a group of small business owners, advertising professionals, and (a) university professor(s). I’m always asked about what Engagement Marketing means and tips for success. Here are a few suggestions, I offered…

  • Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez speaking at a local AFP chapter about non profits and social media strategies

    Top Tips for Non Profit Using Social Media Strategies

    I spoke at a local Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter. Here are the tips I offered to this group of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions: Facebook 101: •Have a plan (Who, What, When) •Set up a Business Page, “Like” Page…

  • Strategies for the Beginner Social Media Marketer

    Upcoming Conference where I’ll be a panelist, here’s more information about the breakout session. BREAKOUT LEVEL ONE: Social Media Start-Up — Strategies for the Beginner Social Media Marketer Our panelists are working with a wide variety of companies, non-profits, universities…

  • Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez Panelist at SoSlam Conference

    Knoxville, TN. Social Slam Conference. Photo from Mark Schaefer’s blog, BusinessesGrow.com Social Slam, SoSlam, is considered “is place where you will learn, energize, and network with the brightest minds in our business.” This year, keynote speaker: Jeff Bullas, famous Aussie social media…

  • My Presentation to the Kingsport Rotary Club

            Here are a few pictures from the event. I had a great time speaking about Social Media and Engagement Marketing. I put emphasis on engaging with others and mapping their interests based on their “likes” on…