Rebecca Otis Leder headshot digital marketingHowdy! I’m Rebecca. You may know me from my award-winning entertainment blog, TheRebeccammendations®, which was born in Austin, Texas, but now reports on eats and entertaining in Chicago! When I started blogging in March 2009, I had no idea that exploring Austin and sharing my experiences online would lead me to my professional passion- connecting locals (people) + locales (businesses, places, and ideas).

Professionally, I am a Marketing Consultant at Salesforce, providing insights, leadership, and strategy on email, mobile, content marketing, and social media,while sharing gained knowledge and actionable tips as a speaker and writer with groups such as the Startup Institute in Chicago, the DePaul University Social Media Working Group, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, BlogHer, and NBC Chicago.

This website and corresponding blog showcase my professional writing, speaking, and training experience including building, connecting, and growing communities online and offline, as well as my ideas and sharp perspectives on purpose, emerging marketing, technology, and small business.

I currently serve as a mentor for an incredible organization called Year Up mentor in Chicago. I have served on the board of Social Media Club Chicago and belonged to the Chicago Food Bloggers and Chicago Blogger Network. I was also a member of the 2013-2014 Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute Chicago class and just completed a year as a 5th grade student tutor at Tutoring Chicago.

Don’t forget to check out my entertaining tips and Chicago restaurant ideas on TheRebeccammendations.

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