Elissa Nauful is Founder and CEO of BallywhoSocial, an innovative company that has successfully perfected the social media planning and content management concept. Enterprise brands seeking to capitalize on the full reach of social marketing, increase buzz and build awareness through organic, grassroots expansion look to her tem help them build loyal, almost cult-like followings.
A new kind of company, BallywhoSocial and its revolutionary business model directly addresses the increasing and urgent need for this type of service for a variety of industries, individuals and entities - regardless of size or location. Traditionally, these businesses were limited to utilizing expensive IT professionals or inexperienced “bloggers” within the hip, young, college sect, which left them with only the hope that things were being marketed correctly within this constantly changing space.
Nauful is committed to also working to give back to the community where she lives with her two children. She contributes to a number of marketing, health and veterans organizations throughout the United States. She is a member of the American Marketing Association, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of the National Nonprofit, “Our Veterans, Our Heroes”. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow and has previously served as the Chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and on the Board of Wheels of Success.
She is a graduate of the Clemson University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the college of Business and Behavioral Science.
Industry Expertise (2)
Media - Online
Media - Broadcast
Areas of Expertise (3)
Understanding Social Media
Advanced Social Media for Enterprise Business
Practical Best Practices for Social Media Success
Clemson University: BS Marketing, Marketing 1996
- American Marketing Association
Jackie Griffin, MS, LiveFree! Executive Director | FAADA
Elissa is a top-notch professional with a genuine love and respect for community and continued learning. As a CEO of BallywhoSocial, she is always responsive, courteous and able to problem-solve potential barriers. It is a pleasure working with her and her team. BallywhoSocial has taught me so much more regarding effective methods of using social media and marketing practices to carry forward the prevention messages of the LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County. Collectively we are making a difference!
William Cook, ESQ, Partner Barker, Rhodems and Cook | South Tampa Rotary Monthly Meeting
Elissa’s presentation to my Rotary Club was extremely interesting, informative, and non-technical. By the end of her presentation, even the most social media-illiterate members of the audience understood the incredible marketing tools that social media offered to their businesses. I highly recommend Elissa to anyone who is interested in learning more about social media.
Dave Fechtman, CEO of Root Theory Advisors | Relevancy Revolution Speakers Tour
Elissa Nauful is a guru on social media. Many presenters label themselves as so-called ‘experts,’ but Elissa truly understands what works and what doesn’t. Her ability to connect with the audience and awareness of current trends makes her an invaluable resource in this space. Couple that with her fresh, easy to understand delivery makes her a ‘must have’ for any speaking engagement!
Jessica Rivelli, Founder and President WWTB | Working Women of Tampa Bay
I invited Elissa to speak at a Working Women of Tampa Bay workshop in 2012 on social media, specifically Facebook. Elissa did a great job motivating, educating and inspiring a group of small business owners and female entrepreneurs. Her presentation was extremely well received by our guests and sponsors. She is enlightening and engaging. She also always presents relevant information and is always up on latest social media trends. It’s my recommendation that Elissa be considered for any speaking engagement involving female professionals and entrepreneurs. I will definitely be reaching out to her for future speaking opportunities for Working Women of Tampa Bay.
Event Appearances (2)
Addicted to the Like
TedXPoynter Poynter Institute St. Petersburg, Florida
Understanding Social Media
Relevancy Revolution Tour Hyatt Waterside Jacksonville, Florida
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training