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Barbara Rozgonyi - CoryWest Media LLC. Charlotte, NC, US

Barbara Rozgonyi

Transformer, Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Business Development Consultant | CoryWest Media LLC


Motivational Marketing Keynote Speaker| 3D Content Marketing | LinkedIn Training | Social Media Strategy



Barbara Rozgonyi Publication


Top Social Media and PR Measurement Tools Barbara Rozgonyi CoryWest Media Zoofari MPI Social Media Speaker Knowledge Share Barbara Rozgonyi Privacy and Social Media Marketing for Financial Services-IAPP Presentation LinkedIn and Twitter: How to Attract Clients by Jeannie Walters and Barbara Rozgonyi of Social Media Club Chicago Social Media Marketing 101 Workshop for  Business LinkedIn and Sales Workshop: How to Grow Your Business in 3D


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"Online marketing and PR expert, Barbara Rozgonyi, is a wealth of information, brilliant ideas, and
resources for small and large companies alike." Marla Tabaka,

Barbara Rozgonyi is a speaker, author and leader of CoryWest Media, LLC, a Midwest-based strategic marketing consultancy founded in 1990.

As publisher of, named to Cision's prestigious 2012 Top Marketing and PR Blogs list, Barbara reports on ways to grow business, build brands, and connect communities.

The founder of Chicago s leading Social Media Club chapter, Barbara is a frequent keynote speaker, an accomplished corporate trainer, and an experienced educator who develops marketing and communications programs for colleges, associations, corporations and online communities like College of DuPage, Office Depot Web Cafe and the International Social Media Association.
A recognized social media, marketing and PR expert, Barbara's media mentions include, American Express OpenForum,, SOHO magazine, ChicagonistaLIVE!,,,, Mashable, Germanys FAZ and NBC5.

An author who began teaching wired writing in 2002, Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, published by Entrepreneur Press.
In 2013, Nokia selected Barbara as one of two US reporters to cover Social Media Week Berlin.

Corporate and Conference Speaking Engagements include Meetings Tech Expo Chicago, ISSMM Converge, Integrated Social Media Communications Forum, International Privacy Professionals, Weber Shandwick Chicago, Federal Reserve WEDGE Conference, Affiliate Summit West, SOBCon, Higher Learning Commission AQUIP, Joint Commissions, Integrated Marketing Summit, PR MKTG Camp Chicago, National Association of Credit Management, Ragan Communications’ Social Media Bootcamp, UnGeeked Elite, National Association of Catering Executives DC Chapter, White Sox Social Media Night, Illinois Parks and Rec Association Annual Conference, International Social Media Association, Office Depot Web Café, The Business Ledger Newsmakers Forum, Chicago Suburban Public Relations Society of America PRSA, DePaul University Kellstadt Marketing Group, Community Media Workshop Making Media Connections, National Speakers Association Illinois, Citibank, Chamber of Commerce, INSPRA, ISACA, adjunct faculty at College of DuPage.

Industry Expertise (18)

Travel and Tourism


Floriculture and Horticulture

Home Furnishing

Public Relations and Communications


Corporate Leadership

Corporate Training

Financial Services

Events Services


Social Media

Training and Development




Management Consulting

Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (26)

Media & Communications

Innovation & Creativity

Social & Digital Media

Leadership Branding Communications Sales Marketing

Marketing & Corporate Strategy


Business Development and Coaching

Speaker Coaching

Digital Marketing


Thought Leadership

Integrated Communications


Sales Training

Content Marketing

Digital Public Relations

Social Media Marketing


Personal Branding Leadership

Training & Development Consulting

Marketing & Branding

Brand & Communications Strategy

Communication & Culture

Social & Commercial Entrepreneurship

Pr and Brand Management

podcasting for profit

Accomplishments (8)

Top 50 Marketing & PR Blog 2012 (professional)


In June 2006 I started blogging at Thanks to Cision for selecting wiredPRworks as a top 50 Marketing and PR blog.

Top 12 twitter PR Expert (professional)

Thanks to PRWeb for listing my twitter account, @wiredprworks, as a top 12 PR expert twitter account to follow.

Top 1% Influencer (professional)

Thanks to my friends and followers for engaging with me! We're earned a top 1% influencer recognition from :)

Founder, Social Media Club Chicago (professional)


Serving on the SMC Chicago board since the organization began, I'm honored to work with a team to present monthly events that educate, entertain and transform.

Top 50 PR Blogger 2013 (personal)


Thanks to Cision for selecting wiredPRworks as a top 50 PR blog.

Social Media Week Berlin Reporter (professional)


Selected as one of two U.S. social media experts to cover Social Media Week Berlin in a conference sponsored by Nokia, Barbara's contest entry may be found here:

Fascinating Face of 2013 by Glancer Magazine (personal)

Featured in "15 Fascinating Faces of 2013" by Glancer Magazine, Barbara was honored for her work in social media. Read more about the coverage here:

Small Biz Big Trends Entrepreneur (professional)


Featured as one of four small businesses in Crain's Chicago Business "Small Biz Big Trends" featured. Interviewed as a CEO/Entrepreneur about HR trends and CoryWest Media's "Hollywood Casting" approach.

Education (1)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business: B.S., Marketing

Affiliations (6)

  • Social Media Club Chicago
  • U Illinois
  • Social Media Club Global Professional Member
  • National Speakers Association Professional Member
  • National Speakers Association Carolinas Chapter
  • American Marketing Association

Testimonials (5)

Sally Cameron, Vice President, College Communications at Bristol Community College | National Council for Marketing and Public Relations National Conference, Chicago, March 2013

Barbara Rozgonyi spoke at a national conference of community college communicators. She was diligent and thoughtful in understanding her audience and seeking the "hot button" issues that would most engage my members. Her presentation was not "cookie-cutter" at all but carefully targeted to the needs and interests I reported. She was well-received by the audience, and many people who were social media warriors already were stunned by the new information she presented. A rockin' presentation! She knows her stuff and was very generous with her material.

Stephen D. Spangehl, Vice President for Accreditation Relations | Higher Learning Commission

Barbara did a great job of explaining and illustrating the value of social media to 350+ administrator and faculty from higher education institutions. She has current, relevant information to share, and a lively, engaging manner for sharing it.

Kathryn Moran, Senior Web Content Specialist | Federal Reserve Bank WEDGE Conference

Barbara offered broad insight into the issues and concerns that SM project managers face in showing value added in business use of SM. In addition, she provided great practical tips and resources that I can immediately apply to my role.

Pat Murphy, CEO, ISSMM/Social Media Business Management Association | ISSMM/Social Media Business Management Association

Barbara Rozgonyi is a terrific speaker that knows her subject matter and engages her audience. She spoke to the importance of integrating social media throughout your organization and emphasized the 3 "D's" of marketing; direct, digital and dynamic. Her presentation rated in the top 5 of the 16 speakers who presented at CONVERGE Chicago. As the President of the Social Media Club of Chicago she was a real plus at our conference and we look forward to having her speak at a future event.

Sandy Manisco, Communications and Marketing | IAPD/IPRA

Barbara presented on Social Media at a standing-room only session at the Illinois Association of Park District's annual convention in January 2014. Her insights and knowledge were outstanding and the information was very valuable. It was by far the best session on the topic of marketing and social media at the convention. She is a captivating, engaging speaker. Thank you, Barbara!

Event Appearances (10)

Demystifying Social Media for Meeting and Event Planners

Meetings Tech Expo  Chicago


BRAVE Marketing for Community Colleges

NCMPR Annual Conference  Chicago


Super Hero Social Media for Parks and Rec

IPRA IAPD  Chicago


Panoramic PR for Parks & Rec

IAPR IAPD  Chicago


Social Selling with LinkedIn

Private Training  Aurora


Honey I Shrunk the Org: Mobile Marketing for Non-Profits

WSPN Chapter Meeting  Wheaton


Top Low Cost or No Cost Social Media Measurement Tools

Ragan Communications Social Media and PR Measurement Summit  Chicago, Illionois


Top Low Cost or No Cost Social Media Measurement Tools

Digital Megaphone Measurement Summit  Chicago, Illinois


Networking in 3D for Meeting and Event Planners

EdCon Presented by MPI-CAC  Naperville, Illinois


How to Transform Everyday Marketing into Engaging 3D Messaging

IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference  Chicago, Illinois


Sample Talks (5)

BRAVE Marketing

If it seems like every day a new world dawns in social media, it does. At times as dramatic as a superhero movie, keeping up with social media can be overwhelming. Discover how BRAVE marketing can change your fate in this keynote that focuses on using the world’s tiniest and mightiest social media channel – Twitter. Even if you don’t use Twitter yet, you’ll learn how to effortlessly tap into its superpowers to transform a tiny budget and a compact communications channel into a superhero tool.

Wired PR Works! A Simple, Strategic and Savvy Social Media System

Glide through the social media swamp to clear a prominent path with the WIRED system. Connect with your community as you become recognized as the leader they’re looking for using words, intentions, routes and experiences – all designed to increase sales.

How to Project in 3D: Improve your Image, Visibility and Results!

If movies can do it, so can you! Learn how to go from 1 or 2 to 3D using digital, direct and dynamic strategies that will attract attention, generate leads and build your business

The Complete World of Social Media: Abridged

Get a passport to the social statusphere! Take a whirlwind tour that stops long enough at each site to go over business basics. Your group will be refreshed, revitalized and ready to go. 2012 stops include: LinkedIn, Facebook, twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+

Panoramic PR: How to Get Completely Covered by Being Fully Exposed

Learn how to weave search, social and story together for digital, direct and dynamic results. Developed especially for marketing, advertising and PR professionals, this content is accessible to everyone.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


2000 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee