Shannon Belew

  • Author of two digital marketing books
  • Responsible for the online marketing and lead generation efforts for a global, open-source communications company
  • Founded and writes for the website, OnlineMarketingToGo.


Shanon Belew was a writer for The Source Small Business covering consulting and freelance businesses. She is a digital marketing advocate and is the author of two digital marketing books.

Having worked with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies on traditional and online marketing strategies, Belew is currently responsible for the online marketing and lead generation efforts for Bentley Systems, a global, open source communications company. 

With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and public relations she has worked in industries ranging from national franchises in the restaurant and retail industries to start-ups and mature companies in the high-tech and space and defense sectors. 


Belew earned a degree in communications and psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Awards and Publications

Starting an Online Business All-in-One for Dummies
The Art of Social Selling


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