November 2023 Tech Talent Digital Marketing Campaign Receives 200,000+ Views

During the month of November, Onward NRV ran a digital marketing campaign to promote tech jobs in Virginia’s New River Valley. Onward NRV’s goal for the campaign was to promote the emerging tech industry in the NRV to people who would consider moving to the region to live and work. The marketing campaign focused on specific cities in the southern region because these are the main areas where recent graduates tend to relocate and according to the 2023 DCI Talent Wars report, individuals often choose to stay in the same vicinity when considering a job change.

The campaign focused on the meaningful career opportunities in the vibrant tech community within the NRV. The campaign ran across all of Virginia’s New River Valley social media accounts which include Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X (formerly Twitter) as well as YouTube video ads. Onward NRV used the following videos to promote the tech industry during the digital initiative: “Tech in the NRV: Industry Hub” , “Tech Jobs: Work Hard. Play Hard.” , and the Virginia’s New River Valley Regional Video.

The campaign generated the following results:

  • Total Impressions: 604,633
  • Total Reach: 361,293
  • Total Engagement: 49,718
  • Total Video Views: 226,297
  • Total website visits: 1,698

Digital marketing campaigns are part of Onward NRV’s 5-year strategic plan to attract and retain world-class talent in Virginia’s New River Valley.

The Tech/IT industry in the New River Valley is organic and innovative. With a collaborative tech community that inspires pioneers and trailblazers, it’s not hard to see why tech professionals are choosing to live and work in Virginia’s New River Valley. Discover why the NRV is a natural fit for tech professionals here.

Watch Onward NRV’s videos here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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