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.

Marketing with Zero Dollars

Been there, done that. As an entrepreneur, I know how difficult it is to run a business when you are boot-strapped and penny-pinching in your marketing budget. But let's not be too hasty. We've all heard the saying: you got to spend money in order to make money. And although this cliche is as outdated as

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The Ugly Truth About The Ugly Truth

Let's set the record straight: being an entrepreneur is NOT for everyone. And just like a singing career and a record label contract to SONY Entertainment, being your own boss should not be something everyone should aspire to become. Sorry if I shattered your China wear, friend, but this is the ugly truth about the ugly truth.

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Excite Me, Baby!

This happens to our team all the time: boredom at the office. I run a small marketing firm with an in-house team of about three people. Each team member is tasked with conveyor-belt duties that can sometimes seem mundane and downright boring. Sure, we are a young team of millennials eager to do things differently at

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Price Points: When is Your Porridge Just Right?

As a small business owner, I've always struggled with price sensitivity. When is the porridge too hot or too cold? Can the porridge be just right?   I've come to the realization that price sensitivity is a matter of mind psychology. Here are some lessons I learned from the merchant's mind:   Even the most aggressive,

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Press Release Distribution and SEO Tips

I apply the same principle that I would when creating blog articles or optimizing a page for a client. Press releases are no different.   Create headlines that catch your eye. I love to use this link ( because it allows you to analyze the effectiveness of your headline by using a score sheet and even

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Seven Habits for Successful Entrepreneurs

I’m a millennial so my idea of highly successful habits might seem quite unorthodox to some. Nevertheless, the basic principles of the highly subjective ambiguous phrase “success” remain roughly the same: take care of the mind, the body, and the soul. Here are some of my millennial success habits:   Always take breaks. I can’t seem to sit still.

By | February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Top Three Dirty Little (Social Media) Secrets!

I'm constantly asked to speak to entrepreneurs on the topic of social media branding. I'm often asked, "Can you really get customers from social media?!". And the answer is, "Yes you can, but it doesn't happen overnight". Social media branding is like PR Branding or Business Branding -- the process takes time, dedication, and consistency.  

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5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Should Create a YouTube Channel

You’re camera shy, I get it. But did you ever consider the potential videos have on customers?               This alone is reason enough for you to consider adding YouTube videos for your small business.   I know what you might be thinking: too expensive, not a video pro, or not

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Well if You Don’t Know, Well Now You Know.

I remember starting my business as a solo practitioner who believed building an internal team was the only way to grow your business. I was under the pretense that if you build your own team members from within (at the early stages of your business), you would eventually experience teamwork - a euphoria of a somewhat

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Confessions of a Work-a-Holic: The Truth of Entrepreneurship

So this topic is interesting because I left corporate and ventured into my own business, hoping that I would spend more time with my daughter -- but alas, this was my experience which might not necessarily reflect the experiences of other women.   I worked for corporate for over six years and finally decided to launch

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Confessions of a Deeply Disturbed Disadvantaged Woman

Excerpts of article first appeared on Huffington Post   So I've been on the dark side, the deep and desperate dark side of business ownership. I'm a woman and minority owned business so I can attest to the double whammy disadvantage that most women-owned businesses face. Don’t believe me? An American Express report noted that "women-owned businesses

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