I am a Social Media Consultant and Speaker who is passionate about helping small businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business. I co-authored the book Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and I was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner for over two years. I also double as, Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer, but more about her later. I’m also the co-founder of Social Media Manager School, an online training course that has helped over 500 students learn how to start their own business as a social media manager or consultant.
I love speaking and training and speak at many events all over the country and on webinars. Find out more about hiring me as a social media speaker. I have been a guest blogger for Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger, and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. See a complete list here: Guest Posts.
I’ve been blessed to have been named on a few wonderful lists:
- Top Rank Blog: 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2012
- Simply Zesty: 100 People You Should Subscribe to on Facebook
- Social Media Today: 10 Women That Rock Our Social Media World!
- Entrepreneur.com: 50 Favorite Online Marketing Influencers of 2014
- Likeable Local.com: 150 Great Marketers to Follow in 2015
- Boom Social with Kim Garst: Top 30 Women in Social Media
If you are confused about how you can build and grow your business online, hire me. I’ve worked with a wide variety of businesses all over the world: local businesses, restaurants, speakers, coaches, non-profits, HVAC contractors, franchise owners, and more. I love helping companies develop their strategies. And I promise we will have fun!
Now more about how I got started….
I’ve been using Social Media and Internet Marketing successfully to promote my own businesses for years. I have also been doing Improvisational Comedy for 10 years. I decided to blend the two things that I love doing into one business. I used one of my favorite characters and created the Grandma Mary Show (make sure you connect at www.Facebook.com/GrandmaMaryShow).
Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky lady who gives you the straight talk on using Social Media for your business. I wanted to help people learn Social Media, grow their business, and have fun. Mostly Grandma Mary just cracks me up and that’s why I like her so much. She makes learning Social Media fun.
But my passion is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and use the internet to their fullest advantage. I enjoy coaching and developing strategies to show small businesses how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to find new customers and clients.
I look forward to working with you!
“Andrea Vahl (aka Grandma Mary) is an asset to anyone’s business. There are an extreme number of people in the social media arena. Andrea is at the top of the list. You owe it to yourself to connect with Andrea, not just for ideas and process, but for RESULTS! I highly recommend Andrea.” - Gary Barnes- The Traction Coach www.GaryBarnesInternational.com