Beacon Co-Founders Adrienne Wilkerson and Jennifer Christensen have been speaking on topics from digital marketing to entrepreneurship for over 20 years! Their story starts with “a little thing called Facebook” and takes you through the roller-coaster ride of launching the first inbound agency in Anchorage, Alaska, not sparing the hard knocks.
Adrienne and Jennifer specialize in providing practical marketing advice for fellow business owners from the trenches of their own company! They have spoken on a variety of topics at local and national venues for audiences big and small. Book the dynamic duo for your next conference or speaking event!
Adrienne and Jennifer recently published a book together!
Digital Marketing Roadmap: An Inbound Guide for the Busy Entrepreneur is now available on Amazon
“Is this really another marketing book? Does the world need another marketing book? We think so and here’s why: There are a lot of books out there that will give you general marketing points, tips, tricks, and why for’s. Some will even try to help you by getting more specific. That’s all good and great, really it is. But the bottom line is that you’re a busy entrepreneur and you need answers NOW!” – Adrienne & Jennifer
Co-Founder + CEO
Adrienne always knew she wanted to be her own boss, so she went out on her own as a bright-eyed 20-something and has never looked back. She’s passionate about speaking and teaching to help others do the same, and forge their own paths in business.
Co-Founder + CEO
Speaking and teaching have always been a passion of Adrienne’s and she has been speaking and teaching professionally for the past 20+ years!
Even from a young age, she would expatriate to anyone and everyone who would listen. Any chance to speak in front of an audience, and she was there!
Over the years, the joy of speaking in front of people has only increased along with her many life experiences.
“So many people have shared so much with me through the years, I count it a great honor to be able to give back.” – Adrienne
Adrienne’s speaking style is content-rich and conversational! She loves engaging the audience! She is fond of saying “the only dumb question is the one that doesn’t get asked, so ask away!” Adrienne believes we all learn best by stories so she looks for ways to weave together facts, tips, and supporting stories everyone can all relate to and remember.
In 2015, Adrienne assisted Jennifer Christensen found Alaska Inbound Marketing Summit out of a combined passion for teaching fellow business and marketing professionals. Adrienne and Jennifer spoke at the conference as the local social media and digital marketing experts.
For 5 years, Adrienne was a certified trainer for the Member Success Program at Business Network International (BNI), frequently presenting to Alaska networking communities on topics such as word-of-mouth marketing, how to build your professional network, and personal branding. At an international conference with BNI, she presented a special session on social media marketing as an expert in the field. Since that time, she has spoken on inbound and digital marketing at many conferences on a national and local scale for a variety of industries, including AIMS, The Associated General Contractors of Alaska’s Annual Conference, the Alaska Peony Conference, and the AABC Birth Institute. She has also been a guest speaker at the University of the Nations, an international, private university with a branch in Kona, Hawaii.
Adrienne can speak on a wide variety of topics, but her life experiences have really created a passion for:
- communication styles in the workplace
- corporate leadership
- challenges and joys of being a woman in business
- the triumphs and trials of entrepreneurship
- strategic marketing for business growth
- social media marketing strategy
- Pinterest marketing
- blogging best practices
- corporate branding do’s and don’t
- personal branding for the career you want
Adrienne measures her success as a speaker by her ability to relate the topic at hand to her audience. She wants people to walk away with practical knowledge they can implement today! Adrienne enjoys speaking to both large and small groups and specializes in tailoring the message to the audience.
Co-Founder + CMO
Jennifer is an award-winning marketing professional and an extraordinary saleswoman. She loves to share her expertise with other entrepreneurs and has an honest and hilarious speaking style that will keep you entertained as you learn how an expert closes deals.
Co-Founder + CMO
Jenn is an award-winning sales and marketing professional who loves to share her 20+ years of expertise!
With a Master’s Certificate in Online Marketing and Social Media from the University of San Francisco, Jenn was the first Alaskan to be Inbound Marketing Certified and was elected Marketer of the Year by the Alaska Chapter of the American Marketing Association in 2016. Her specialties include inbound, social media, marketing strategy, and more!
Jenn’s speaking experience is broad and comprehensive. She is the Co-Founder of Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska and has spoken at their events for over five years. She was a founding board member of the Alaska Women’s Leadership Forum and has spoken at their annual event several years in a row. Her work in inbound has led her to speak at local and national conferences for a wide variety of industries including AIMS (Alaska Inbound Marketing Summit), the Anchorage Home Builders Association, the Alaska Peony Conference, the Rural Health Conference, the Rural Small Business Conference, and the national AABC Birth Institute. She has taught classes on topics like Facebook advertising and strategic marketing through Beacon Digital University for over five years. Jennifer is a contributing author of the book Digital Marketing Roadmap. Through her volunteer work with the Alaska Prison Fellowship, she has spoken at churches across Alaska.
Jenn’s speaking style is centered around storytelling and is highly interactive! She likes to provide specific, relevant examples to her audience instead of a 10,000-foot view. Jenn has a knack for explaining complex, technical concepts in a way that people can understand and act on.
Jennifer enjoys speaking on the following topics:
- social media marketing
- Facebook marketing & ads
- marketing strategy
- Women in Business
- Finding Your Why
Jennifer is available for small group trainings as well as large presentations.
“Well organized, interesting, well-paced even when taking questions from the audiences throughout the presentation. They presented useful specific information. Presenters (Adrienne and Jennifer) were engaging and had good command of the presentation.”
Attendee at AABC Birth Institute