If you’ve ever hired a marketer in the past, you know how hard it can be to find one who’s reliable — someone who knows how to take a problem and solve it! And even if you find the right talent, you soon discover that they don’t understand you and your business. And without an understanding of both your business and the core problems you’re trying to solve, the risk that your project will fail skyrockets.
What if you hired a seasoned marketer who was not only trustworthy and reliable, but knows that you don’t just want a campaign or promotion run … And that you need to make a positive return on your investment? That you want to make your business better off than it is today?
What if this person learned about your business, got to the root of why you’re looking for a marketer, and applied their knowledge of the web and marketing to solve this problem? What if you could hire a friend, an ally, a partner to your cause, and not just a hired ‘worker’?
My name is Jonathan, and I’m a marketing consultant. But I’m also a business owner. I’ve built my company and reputation on trust, hard work, and results. I want to learn about you, your company, and what you want tomorrow to look like for your business. Together, we’ll put together a plan of action that realizes that tomorrow, divided into specific milestones.
“I have one goal: To produce a significant return-on-investment for you, resulting in increased sales and growth for your business.”
Q. “Why should I trust you with my project?” A. I’ve built my business on a foundation of reputation. My clients refer their colleagues to me because they know I have a track record of getting stuff done — of understanding the problem at hand, putting together a plan of action and seeing the project through until it produces the desired results.
Q. “What makes you think you’ll understand my business?” A. I know that what you really want isn’t a new website, one more ad, campaign or social media account. What you want is more customers, more revenue, and more profit . . . with less of your time spent and more freedom at the end of the day. I start each project by listening — I want to know everything I can about your business and what problems you face. Only then will I be able to help you put together a roadmap that charts out a plan to conquer your business problems and make you more money.
Q. “Why are you different than other marketers?” A. I don’t want to have “former clients”. I want to build long term, meaningful relationships with everyone I work with. This means acting on key performance indicators, and incrementally making the right adjustments that make your business more profitable for months and years to come.
I want to make sure you get the best possible partner imaginable. For the majority of clients I talk to, I think I’m that guy. But there are a few types of projects that don’t always mesh with my process:
1. “We’ve Got It All Figured Out Already” If you just want a virtual assistant who you’ll give requirements to, we probably won’t work well together. I’m an expert when it comes to the web and marketing, and I want to help you build a strategy to reach the best solution possible given our combined expertise.
2. “We Love Our Rubber Stamps” If you need signing off from a committee to get anything done, I’m not for you. I work very closely with each of my clients, and that means I need to be able to rapidly execute. If we’re waiting for approval from a lot of different parties to get anything done, we’ll both suffer.
3. “What Are Your Rates?” If you’re looking for the lowest price possible, you won’t like my rate. But if you want to make an investment in your business, and want to work with an expert strategist who’s acutely aware that you need to recoup your investment and then some, let’s talk.
Jonathan is a multi-talented marketer with strong technical skills. He is quick to respond and charges very reasonable rates. Will take on any job, big or small and get it done right. He has done several projects for me so far and its been money really well spent. Sometimes I’ll ask him to trouble shoot a problem and recommend solutions for me where I will take his instructions and do the tedious work myself. He is and continues to be my go to guy for all things web marketing related.Neil Williams Founder, Turnkey Parlor, Chapel Hill, NC
Jonathan is a highly capable professional who always seeks to understand our company needs. There are no surprises and deadlines are always met. He’ll tell what he can do, what options you might consider, and his work product is top notch. In a sea of pretenders and hacks, I can not recommend him highly enough.
(Web Programming, Design & IT Support)Ben Porter Co-Founder, Brandsplat, Altadena, CA
When we kick off your project, my first task is to immerse myself in your business. Anything and everything relevant to making your project a smashing success needs to be on the table. Prepare to answer some hard questions!
Then, we’ll meet and talk about your goals with this project: If you could paint a perfect picture of tomorrow, what would that look like? What defines success? What would be a home run?
After I have a clear understanding of your goals, we’ll create a plan of action to get us there. Working within whatever budget or time constraints you have, I’ll make sure you get the maximum return for each dollar you invest in this project.
Finally, I’ll get to work moving us toward the goalpost. Each week, you’ll get to see the latest updates to your project, and we’ll meet often to find out if there’s a quicker and/or better path to get us to your goal.
I’m currently accepting new clients, and would love to see if there’s a mutual fit. Simply fill out the form above, and we’ll schedule a time where we can discuss your business, your project, and how I can help shape your businesses’ tomorrow.
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It was a pleasure working with Jonathan and the team at October Marketing. From the initial design meeting to the last finishing touch, they worked with all the most care and detail to help us accomplish our goals.
(Website Design, Service & Hosting)Mike Ballerino Project Manager, H.C.S.
After closing down a business that provided over half of my revenue, I really needed to get my real estate lead gen business working at full tilt. But it had been in a slide for years. My current pay-per-click manager was responsive to my needs, but he only worked on my account when I asked him to. Which saved me money because he billed by the hour.
When considering Jonathan at October Marketing, I was concerned on a few levels. First, his costs would be much higher. Secondly, I was switching from a known mediocre solution, with a friend, to an unknown provider. Third, Jonathan’s experience was much broader than pay-per-click/AdWords, so I wondered if he really had the skill to execute what I needed. And he didn’t know real estate.
I thoroughly checked Jonathan out. One thing that every reference said was that whatever he did, he did well. If he didn’t know something, he learned it and excelled quickly. So I hired him.
I learned that I didn’t know what I didn’t know how good a pay-per-click manager could be. Jonathan dove right in and learned my business, my account, and my other staff. He interviewed my realtors, and even made a trip to the lake where we sell property. He proved himself as a caring contractor… who has now become a friend.
Jonathan’s ingenuity, persistence and determination have dramatically improved my campaigns. I gave him high goals and he has exceeded most of them. I asked him to find a tracking solution that is widely believed to be impossible. He has proven it is possible.
I can’t thank Jonathan enough. And I can’t recommend him more highly.
Now I am trying to think of other projects I can start so he can help me make some more money!Paul Moore Founder and Author, Smith Mountain Homes
As a Premium Marketing Agency in pursuit of maximum customer care , our goal is to handle the entire marketing and advertising process for you. What could be more of a headache than having to deal with dozens of different companies or people just to get your marketing live? Just imagine the vast array of connections you’ll need if you hire them one at a time: a web hosting company, a web designer, an AdWords specialist, a copywriter, someone to build landing pages, a programmer, someone to produce videos, someone else to run Facebook ads, a designer to produce ads, an assistant to place the ads, yet another to print your business cards . . . why not leave all the busy work to us?
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What’s your unique selling proposition? Time has repeatedly proven that what makes sales is not pretty designs and clever words (though that may play a part) but at the core, strong sales come from a strong USP. Once your compelling USP is nailed down, everything from ads and headlines to email subject lines, offers, hooks and sales copy, even products and services, fall clearly into line. We have the expertise to help your business develop, test and prove a strong USP.
Know what goes hand-in-hand with a strong USP? Hungry buyers who are crazy to get their hands on exactly what you’re offering. Many businesses miss their most enthusiastic buyers by producing an offer that appeals to the wrong audience. We can walk you through world-class market research to discover who your hyper-responsive buyers are and produce an ideal offer which will create stellar sales growth.
Many companies offer “managed” hosting but we deliver: We actually care about your website and personally see to all the fine details, from the software and security to backups and monitoring, site uptime, performance, traffic generation, domain and DNS maintenance. We want you to have the best online website experience possible – we care about our customers.
To successfully connect with your retail customers and encourage new and repeat web traffic, most businesses need a variety of traditional promotional materials from product labels and business cards to flyers and brochures. For optimal brand recognition, your website, products and print media need a consistent design and theme. We can handle all your promotional material projects, from artwork and design to print production.
We care enough about our customers to deliver quality work with a professional polish, from best-in-class market research to top-performing, measurable ad campaigns, highly-optimized PPC management, high-converting sales funnels . . . all the way down to a dependable web hosting environment and the highest quality print projects. From years of experience, we know that breakthrough sales performance, quality products and services don’t just happen, it takes skill, dedication and attention to the fine details.
That is what makes our premium services more than just ‘value-added’.
With wide-ranging experience in the vast field of marketing, we’re the marketing agency you need. Welcome to the family.