Debbie Elicksen is a virtual publicist (bridging traditional and digital media), social media professional, writer, and marketing and transmedia strategist. She can create media and a digital footprint out of nothing, and come up with a plan to help a company or project get on the virtual media map.
Her 20+ years of direct media experience includes working in television, print, radio, and Internet media. She’s written and published 13 books, plus edited, ghosted, and project managed over 100 books; edited and project managed the creation and revamp of numerous websites; and has been published internationally in traditional and digital articles, newspapers, newsletters, and blogs. She covered the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications, including NBCSports.com, Sportsticker, and Fischler Sports Service.
Some of her digital media accomplishments include publicity contracts for an Emmy-winning film producer in New York City to promote her film screening at the Monterey Jazz Festival and elsewhere; creating a digital footprint out of nothing for an entertainment company in Arizona; helping a comic book company substantially increase its Facebook profile from 3,000 to 30,000 followers during the 2012 San Diego Comic Con.
In co-creating the Internet web show Virtual Newsmakers with Cynthia K. Seymour from Miami, Florida (bridging traditional and digital communications), they have met and interviewed many interesting guests, such as the creator of R2D2 from Malta, a U.S Olympic gold medal athlete, a South African woman campaigning to save the rhinos, a digital civil rights attorney from California, a top Washington cloud computing expert who is part of a team responsible for onboarding mission applications to the US Intelligence Community cloud computing environment, a professional female poker player, and many more. Collectively, they have a following of over 60,000 and some of the influencers who appeared on the show that have remained disciples have followers numbering in the millions.
Debbie has worked both in front and behind the traditional and digital microphone strategizing, producing, and managing media, public relations, and marketing campaigns. She has been a member of the Canadian Association of Professional speakers and delivered keynotes, facilitation, and training to schools, universities, teachers’ conferences, speaking associations, and career development organizations.
Throughout her career, she worked with many high profile individuals: entertainers, athletes, and musicians, as well as corporate and digital leaders.
Her strengths are writing, editing, and digital media strategist/manager. She has the ability to write blog posts, articles, emails, proposals, and social content to fit any medium. She has written about topics about everything from cars to housing, health to jewelry for several newspapers and magazines. She is able to manage multiple projects and platforms and is a natural networker.