Barbara Rozgonyi

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Glen Ellyn, IL United States


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

Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy that attracts attention, builds brands, and connects communities in three dimensions: digitally, directly and dynamically via the WIRED PR works system.

As a pioneering digital marketing communications advisor, Barbara’s worked with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, associations and educational institutions from elementary schools to colleges and universities. CoryWest Media’s services include digital marketing, social media and panoramic PR consulting, strategy, management and execution.

A top sales performance coach who left the corporate world to become an entrepreneurial consultant, Barbara’s client portfolio includes projects for Fortune 500 companies, associations, startups, events, government agencies, nonprofits and small businesses.

A digital marketing pioneer, Barbara launched her first site in 1996, produced Chicago’s first sold out writing for the web conference in 2002, began blogging in 2006 at, co-founded Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter in 2008 where she produced over 60 events, and was selected by Nokia as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin.

An author, Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars,” and the PR chapter to “Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars.” Named one of the top 50 content marketing influencers on Twitter, Barbara’s digital brand is @wiredPRworks.

A Meeting Professionals International [MPI] Chicago “Tomorrow’s Leader Award” nominee and a most engaged member of the month, Barbara developed the strategic marketing and PR plans for Industry Xchange Chicago, an event presented by 12 of the Midwest’s leading hospitality organizations and participated as 2016 panelist.

Her work is cited in several books including “Mom Blogging for Dummies” by Wendy Piersall; “Sticks and Stones: How Digital Business Reputations Are Created Over Time” by Larry Weber; “The Zen of Social Media Marketing” by Shama Hyder; and “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” by David Meerman Scott. A former national sales trainer whose customizes programs increased sales by as much as 400%, Barbara loves connecting her audiences with future success RN [right now]. Ready? Let’s go!!!

Speaking Experience:

"Barbara ran a workshop for a conference [Federal Reserve WEDGE] where she offered hands- on training, tips and resources to take social media to the next level and offered some insight into the future direction of SM for business. She did an outstanding job and we've received nothing but the highest praise from even the most experience social media managers." Kathy Moran, Chicago Fed A professional member of the prestigious National Speakers Association, Barbara serves on the board of the Illinois chapter and leads the Speaker's Academy as a dean, facilitation programming and learning. PROGRAMS Redefining PR – How to Construct a 3D Authority Platform to Take Your Message From the Media to the Masses Ultimate Social Selling - How to Recharge and Refuel Relationships RN! BRAVE Personal Branding WORKSHOPS, RETREATS The WealthyMind Digital Transformation WIRED Strategies MDRT Annual Conference Federal Reserve WEDGE Association Forum Forum Forward PCMA Convening Leaders Office Depot Kirkland and Ellis MPI Smart Monday MPI Chicago MPI EdCon MPI TechCon MPI NEXT MPI Potomac Industry Xchange Chicago IMEX Frankfurt IMEX America IACC Annual Conference South Dakota Governor's Office - Economic Development Corporation Influencer Marketing Days Social Media Week Chicago TechWeek Chicago International Association of Privacy Professionals Carnegie Comm Higher Learning Commission AQUIP Illinois Association of Parks and Rec Social Media Club Chicago Meetings TechExpo ISSM Converge YPO International NAMIC NCMPR Affiliate Summit West Ragan Social Media Bootcamp Ragan PR Measurment Ragan LinkedIn and Recruiting Weber Shandwick Chicago NACM Annual NACM Regional National Association of Catering Execs DC White Sox Business Ledger 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 College of DuPage