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Eric Elkins is a strategist, author, professional speaker, and CEO of WideFoc.us Social Media, a Denver-based agency he founded in 2007. His team drives tangible results for B2B tech/SaaS companies, B2B consumer brands, the home services industry, nonprofits, and global corporations. For more than 15 years, Eric has helped companies grow their visibility and increase revenue. 

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  • His company works to elevate, refine, and activate their client’s social media presence
  • They focus on strategic B2C and B2B social media outreach, paid social ad campaigns, and real-time monitoring and engagement for small businesses, nonprofits, consumer brands, and global corporations
  • Many of his employees had never met in person, and he brought the employees out to meet in person to build the interpersonal relationships
  • He works to create a team culture, although they are spread throughout all the US
  • Eric learned early on that he had to change the way he delivered criticism to his younger workforce

Eric Elkins’ Bio

Eric Elkins is a strategist, author, professional speaker, and CEO of WideFoc.us Social Media (http://www.widefoc.us/), a Denver-based agency he founded in 2007. His team drives tangible results for B2B tech/SaaS companies, B2B consumer brands, the home services industry, nonprofits, and global corporations. For more than 15 years, Eric has helped companies grow their visibility and increase revenue. He writes the occasional novel, hosts Denver food faves at denverlicious.com, and loves to share his eating and travel adventures on Instagram as @ericelkins.
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