About Vicky

Vicky Llerena is CEO, host, and digital marketing strategist for Social Vibes Media. No amateur to the media industry, Vicky brings with her over ten years of experience having worked at Univision WXTV-41, Hudson Media Group, and PRNewswire. She works with small businesses to help them create a strong online presence and grow their customer base. Vicky is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ . Associations: New York Press Club, Hudson/Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, NJ Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Women Business Council of New Jersey.

6 ways to grow your business using digital marketing

Forbes recently published “6 ways to grow your business using digital marketing” . I reviewed all six strategies and offered my input on each category. The secret is to figure out where your audience or ideal customers spend most of his/her time and master that platform to optimize ROI.  1. Facebook Ads Clearly an obvious winner. Not only

By | December 31st, 2019|Marketing, social media, social media marketing|0 Comments

#DeleteLinkedIN ?!

“I have truly limited faith in LinkedIn turning itself around so maybe it’s time we all walk away from this idea that it has so much untapped potential and we just give up on it to search out some more focused products that have a few users and meet a few needs.” Tech Crunch published an

By | December 31st, 2019|Entrepreneurs, social media|0 Comments

Don’t Act Brand New

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Boss Babes and Bubbly podcast where the ladies of the show dived deep into the topic of branding. The conversation quickly pivoted into branding and how to grow your biz using social media branding tactics.  Admittingly, I am no branding queen and I am sure far more outperform my branding

By | December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When to Hire a Marketing Agency?

When to Hire a Marketing Agency? Have you considered hiring an NJ marketing agency? Are you currently researching NJ marketing agencies? Many small business owners think that agencies are way out of the budget and too expensive to maintain. Yet, I've seen firsthand how many businesses suffer when they either attempt to figure things out or hire

By | November 1st, 2017|Marketing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video Production: Organic Videos vs. High Production Videos

Video Production: Organic Videos vs. High Production Videos Creating content can seem very expensive to many small business owners. Not only is content creation time consuming, but it can seem downright expensive. When I'm asked to speak to entrepreneurs at social media workshops, I'm often asked if investing in a high-quality video is the right move

By | November 1st, 2017|Marketing, Promotional Videos, Video, Video Production|0 Comments

What is a Retargeting Campaign?

What is a Retargeting Campaign? If you've visited my website, you've probably seen my ads appear on other websites, even when you exit my page. This is called a Google retargeting campaign. We run a social media marketing agency in New Jersey, so I learned a few tricks of the trade. You will notice my ads

By | November 1st, 2017|Marketing, SEO, social media marketing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating Buyer Personas that Target your Clients

Creating Buyer Personas that Target your Clients As an NJ SEO services company in NJ, I teach small business owners on  “buyer personas”. I always advise small business owners, before launching a social media campaign, it is important to create and understand buyer personas. What are buyer personas? Buyer personas are fictitious characters that are assigned

By | October 31st, 2017|Marketing, SEO, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Ways to Optimize Your Blog Post

Three Ways to Optimize Your Blog Post I own a digital marketing agency that provides SEO services in NJ. You can only expect that keeping up with trends and changes is like keeping up with the Kardashians -- almost impossible! But, even if algorithms change and Google releases it’s latest SEO rules, there are some basic

By | October 31st, 2017|Marketing, SEO, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Standing in the Hall of Fame: Get Up, You Lazy Bum

Standing in the Hall of Fame: Get Up, You Lazy Bum I am absolutely obsessed with the song by Will.I.Am titled “Standing in the Hall of Fame” simply because the entire premise of the song rests on the idea of being persistent, dedicated, and motivated at all times. This is exactly what every entrepreneur ought to

By | October 31st, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Marketing|0 Comments

3 Simple Financial Advice Tips for Entrepreneurs

3 Simple Financial Advice Tips for Entrepreneurs You won’t be that voice of change unless you got enough change in your pocket. I say this with the utmost respect and quite frankly, I say this first to myself as an entrepreneur. I own a marketing agency in NJ. Most of us venture into entrepreneurship because we

By | October 31st, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Marketing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Ways to Get Your Social Media Post to Reach More Followers

Five Ways to Get Your Post to Reach More Followers Do you ever feel like you're spending way too much time finding the right picture and creating the right type of social media description post, yet hardly anyone likes the post or comments on the picture? Well, honey, I know the feeling as an owner of

By | October 30th, 2017|social media marketing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Ways to Optimize Your Newsletters

3 Ways to Optimize Your Newsletters Do email marketing newsletters help small businesses? Of course they do! Newsletters are not obsolete but most of the time, small business owners fail to include the important aspects of a newsletter: Add CTA (call-to-action) buttons. These buttons or graphics prompt the recipient to take action, such as visit the

By | June 22nd, 2017|Press, SEO, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Top 3 Favorite Productivity Tools

My Top 3 Favorite Productivity Tools I am obsessed with finding tools that help you streamline your work. Yes, in a sci-fi, idealistic world, I would clone myself to duplicate another Vicky and increase productivity at an exponential rate! We have yet to reach that world. Nevertheless, there is no excuse for finding ways to increase

By | June 22nd, 2017|SEO, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Site

My firm is one of the many media companies in NJ and our team's job is to drive traffic to landing pages and websites. That's what our clients pay us, right? Well, many small start-ups do not have the marketing budget to hire a media company in NJ, so I created this blog post for do-it-yourself

By | June 22nd, 2017|Marketing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Reach Influencers to Share Your Product

Having worked for PRnewswire, one of the first pioneers in wire distribution services, I am a big proponent of traditional PR and I still understand the value of media outreach. But the reality is: there are so many creative ways to reach media influencers and get the media to cover your story, product, or yourself.  Here

By | April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Tips on how to Share Your Blog Content on Social

You research, write it, edit, proofread, and finally produce the final copy: it's your original blog content but no one reads it. As a content creator, I know how much time and research goes into creating original content. Most people make the mistake of publishing blogs online and hope that someday, someone will come across their

By | April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Power of Networking: Proven to Work Techniques

Call me Networking Queen.  I live by this strategy because I truly believe in the power of networking. Let me rephrase that: I believe in the power of genuine relationships. I used to think that clients magically appear at your office doorsteps or referrals would flood your phone with endless voicemails. This is not the case!

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Get More Customers

You're the new kid on the block, I get it. When you're the newbie, one of your main challenges is visibility. As one of the several marketing firms in NJ, we understand that our clients want more customers. We wrote this blog post to help small businesses explore ways to get customers.   5 Ways to Get More

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#Courage: How to Leap Start Into Entrepreneurship

If you are like the cowardly lion, go back to Oz and ask him for the Tin Man's heart of steel. Of course it takes guts, grit, and gruesome coooourage to do what we do: grind and hustle. First, for most entrepreneurs who are not the recipients of a large sum of inherited wealth, we took

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reevaluate Your Biz Growth Strategy

Touch down! Yes, yes, yes, and yes! The phrase "Fun in the Sun" will soon be replaced with "Look at the Book"-- I meant your QuickBooks, of course. How productive were you this summer? Did you increase sales or decrease productivity?   As a business owner and mother of a ten-year-old pre-teen, I look forward to

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments