What have you done to inspire others to speak positively about your brand? Everything I do and train about is in creating a viable community, conversation & commerce around your brand.
Whether you're a business or a personal brand, I focus on both the strategy and the “how to” of leveraging referrals and word of mouth. ~Maria Elena Duron
Maria Elena Duron is:
Founder, | Chief Editor, Personal Branding Blog | CCO | ALE | Speaker, Blogger, Trainer, Rotarian, Blessed, Grateful
Maria Elena Duron specializes in creating community, connection and commerce around your brand. She works with high performing entrepreneurs, executives and businesses on how to manage their personal brand, the conglomeration of personal brands in their company and their business brand. Duron helps them with their brand online and offline, leverage their expertise and connections and generate “the talk that yields profits”.
Maria Elena Duron owns Buzz2Bucks - A Word of Mouth Marketing Firm. She is known for creating buzz building campaigns that produce results.
Maria Elena is a national speaker on Social Media Marketing, Word of Mouth Marketing, Personal Branding and Constant Contact Training. She is also the founder one of the top 15 Twitter Chats in the World for Social Media Marketers recognized by Mashable - #brandchat.
Her real world, bootstrapping experience, as a small business owner makes her training practical and potent.
- 15+ years of practical experience in online and offline connections and developing brand communities
- Serves as a skilled catalyst for positive conversation around your brand.
- Designs live, online, social platform events around brands including founding one of the Top 10 Twitter chats in the world
- Delivers great brand recognition to clients and their positioning as industry experts
- Provides a focused social marketing expertise in small business and also to the direct selling industry with 25+ years actual field sales, recruitment and leadership experience
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
- Editor-in-Chief of #1 focused GenY Career Development Blog
- Chief Content Officer with the World's Foremost Authority on Personal Branding
- Author and Presented Social Marketing Course used by the Texas Association of Realtors
- Provides expert webinars to the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Coaches and Speaker's Bureaus
- Served in leadership roles as company CEO, Executive Director, Board President, Vice President of Development.
- Presents Annual Leadership Program "Suits With Skills" for the Junior League. And, she provides personal branding, reputation and word of mouth marketing workshops at colleges, universities, Texas Conference For Women, Massachusetts Conference for Women.
- Awarded the "Excellence in Business Award" from the Texas Governor's Office
- Awarded Business Woman of the Year; Best of Texas; Person of Vision; and Social Marketing All-Star
- March 30th is Maria Elena Duron day in the city of Midland, Texas.
- Easily connects with others
- Powerfully uplifting, passionate and ever positive
- Known for the 5 Daily Gratitudes
- Known for creating and moderating #brandchat - recognized as one of the top 15 chats for Social Media Marketers by Mashable.com and recognized by Social Fresh as one of the 16 chats recommended for Marketers and Public Relations Professionals.
- One of the top 25 Brand Experts to follow on Twitter
Buzz2Bucks | word of mouth firm: focuses on visibility, credibility and connect-ability for individuals, professionals and small businesses. Maria Elena Duron helps high performing entrepreneurs and executives learn how to manage their personal brand and business brand on-line and off-line, leverage their expertise and connections and generate-- the talk that yields profits.
A.K.A./Common Misspellings: Marie Duron, Maria Duran, Marie Duron, Elena Duron, Elena Duran, Maria Elena Duran, Marie Elena Duran, Mary Duran, Mary Duron, Maria Chua.
Maria Duron's Background
Maria Duron's Experience
Chief Engagement Officer | Marketing Coach at buzz2bucks | word of mouth firm
January 2004 - Present | Texas; Nevada
Creating Conversation, Connection and Community Around Your Brand.
Buzz2Bucks, helps you market you and your business in person and online through effective social marketing strategies focusing on the recognition and connections necessary to realize your own definition of success. Great for busy individuals and companies!
Buzz2Bucks provides online community management services, profile management services, and social management- helping entrepreneurs, leaders and businesses - to establish higher visibility and provide consistency in branding as well as establishing the expertise in their industry for entrepreneurs. From online to offline brand ambassadors and strong referral sources, buzz2bucks engages your community where they are. Maria Elena Duron focuses on helping you build, bolster or bailout your brand and broaden your network. The firm focuses on visibility, credibility and profitability for small business owners and leaders. Maria Duron helps high performing entrepreneurs and executives learn how to manage their personal word of mouth marketing on-line and off-line.
We provide the following services for -
ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS:
✔Brand development and communication strategy/plan development
✔Community development and growth around your brand - both personal and company brands
✔Development, implementation and growth of your brand community
✔Development and strategy for brand advocates to brand ambassadors
✔Training marketing team members and community support internal staff members
✔Coaching and consultation to current marketing teams
✔Serve as your outsourced marketing department
AGENCIES AND FIRMS:
✔Your label marketing services to your clients serving as your outsourced marketing department
✔Your label marketing training, consulting and coaching services
Editor-in-Chief, Personal Branding Blog at Personal Branding Blog
January 2009 - Present | Boston, MA
Working closely with great minds, expert authors, bloggers and CEOs focused on personal branding and personal brand development.
Manage syndicated partner relationships; editorial calendar development; content development; book reviews and content source selection.
Chief Content Officer, Reach Personal Branding at Reach Personal Branding
February 2008 - Present | New York
At Reach, we’ve spent the last decade building and refining a powerful personal branding process. Here’s what sets the Reach methodology apart. It:
✔is based on corporate branding philosophy with a major focus on authenticity, differentiation and relevance
✔has been proven with hundreds of thousands of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs around the world
✔is being used by over 500 Reach-certified Personal Branding Strategists and 360Reach Analysts in 23 countries
✔incorporates an innovative and powerful personal branding assessment, 360Reach, that has been used by nearly a million people
✔has been featured in print, online and broadcast media, including Time, Forbes, Fox News Live, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, New York Times and Entrepreneur
✔takes into account both real- and virtual world personal branding and communications activities
✔has been incorporated into talent development programs at companies like Microsoft, J&J, JPMorgan, American Express, Starwood Hotels, IBM, Cisco, British Telecom, P&G, Ogilvy and Morgan Stanley.
Manage syndicated partner relationships; editorial calendar development; content development; content guidelines and policies across all Reach resources; book reviews and content source selection.
Senior Manager, Send Out Cards at Send Out Cards
January 2002 - Present
Personalized and automated follow-up, relationship building system. Designed around gratitude and appreciation. Appreciation beats promotion - every time! True relationship marketing is centered around reaching out and genuinely caring about your customer, client or connection.
Director of Public Relations and Business - Freelancer at Privately Held Company
August 2009 | Los Angeles, CA
Develop and implement marketing strategies; create public relations strategies, development and success measurement.
Manage the entire business entity and departments including - manufacturing, fulfillment, marketing channels, web and online marketing, affiliate marketing, public relationships campaigns and the customer service department.
Maria Duron's Education
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Marketing
Activities: Activities and Societies:
Delta Sigma Pi
Texas Tech Fashion Board
La Ventana Editorial Staff
Management Extension Studies - Leadership Effectiveness
Concentration: Management Extension Studies - Leadership Effectiveness
University of Phoenix
Organizational Studies: Management and Marketing
Concentration: Graduate Studies
Maria Duron's Interests & Activities
Speaker | Providing Practical Steps to Harness the Power of Word of Mouth - personally and for your business;
Marketing Coach for Community Managers, Small Businesses and Professionals
Groups and Associations:
Member-New York National Speakers Association
Past President, Midland North Rotary Club
Founder & Moderator, #brandchat (live branding conversation on Twitter)
Numerous authored, co-authored and quoted publications including Entrepreneur Magazine; Texas Meetings & Events Magazine; Alaskan Airlines and the Malaysian Surveyor
CONTRIBUTOR | COLUMNIST:
-Site Pro News
Business Woman of the Year
Communicator of Year
Volunteer of Year
2012 Excellence in Business Award, Texas Governor's Office
2010 Best of Texas Award Winner
2010 Person of Vision 2010 - West Texas Area
2009 Best of Texas Award Winner
2008 Best of Texas Finalist
2008. 2009, 2010, 2011 2011 Social Marketing All-Star Award
RECENTLY PRESENTED AT:
InnoTech Conference (Austin, TX)
InnoTech Women of IT Summit (Austin, TX)
Governor's Summit (Midland, TX; Chicago, IL)
Women's Leadership Foundation (Dallas, TX)
Texas Conference for Women (Houston, TX)
International Association of Administrative Professionals (Washington D.C.)
Texas Governor's Economic Summit (San Antonio, TX)
Massachusetts Conference for Women (Boston, MA)
NSHMBA - National Society for Hispanic MBAs (Chicago,IL)
Women in Leadership Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
Business Women's Conference (San Diego,CA)
Federation of Insurance Women of Texas Conference
All Women's Expo
Women of Wisdom Conference
Society of Petroleum Engineers