“I believe I have been successful in helping others to develop and expand their dreams because I know what it is like to be a part of the media, an engineer, and on the other side of working side-by-side with teams at large corporations, retailers and nonprofits. These experiences have truly helped me to bring the best possible skills to our clients. I’m passionate about the success of others; it’s my purpose and my joy.”
– Ebony Vaz

Ebony (Grimsley) Vaz is the Founder and CEO of Above Promotions, a marketing technology and cyber crisis communications company in the Tampa, FL area. She is also the author of the book titled, “Because You’re Small: Effective Marketing Strategies for Immediate Implementation,” and a marketing instructor for local and international organizations.

For over 15 years, Ebony has worked on campaigns for businesses such as AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery and Verizon Wireless to large non-profits such as the University of South Florida.

She is a diversity and tech contributing writer for Moguldom.com and has been featured on MSNBC.com, Food and Wine, Social Media Today, Food Fanatics, BizBash, AdWeek, PR Daily, Yahoo.com, the Retail Customer Experience, Business 2 Community, NewsOne.com and in other publications, and appears regularly on panels and at technology conferences.

While many of her clients and reach go beyond the Tampa Bay area, she continuously gives back to her local community by organizing and volunteering at events for Techstars Startup Week Tampa Bay, Hospitality Hackathon, Ignite Tampa Bay, Bar Camp, and is a member of the Pasco EDC’s Foreign Direct Investment Team of the Global Coalition Committee, (ISC)2 Tampa Bay, InfraGard and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.

She is also a Board Advisor for the Bright Young Minds Coalition and a Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars Venture Deals participant.

Keep up with Ebony’s column on diversity and tech for Moguldom.com here.

“I love hearing her speak! Ebony is a professional, intelligent and knowledgeable speaker. She knows her stuff and she is able to explain it in a way that is engaging and interesting.” – Andrea Parker, eXp Realty

Topics for Workshops, Training, Panels, Interviews and Fireside Chats:
  • Emerging Technology - Computer Vision, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Machine Learning
  • Crisis Communications for Cyber Security Incidents
  • Consumer Psychology and Research
  • Marketing Technology, Analytics and Trends
  • Startup Ecosystem
  • STEM and Diversity

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