I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.
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I am an E-commerce director and business consultant with seventeen years of experience in the industry of web based businesses, marketing, customer services, SOP, growth management, leadership, and product development for the internet based community of businesses. Startups can also be assisted with standard operating procedure development, media management, team acquisition and marketing. I am also an accomplished writer for several industries and can help with your content and message.
Print design, web conceptualization, corporate identity, color theory, photography and stationery concepts + accessories design for retail. Experience with all vector and photo retouching programs (illustrator, photoshop, indesign, acrobat, etc), plus knowledge of all digital media and its development. I also have experience in building web layouts based on the market definitions by the clients, with full development of all graphic and visual details. With these in tow, I seek to fulfill any project for the best ROI, with first-rate quality and fresh perspective.
I am an experienced graphic designer and provide innovative, high quality creative services for all aspects of visual communication. My experience includes working on various creative projects related to brand identity design, print design, website design, mobile applications, packaging, infographics, typography. My portofolio can be reviewed at my site www.annatica.com.
Step on the gas & let's go! I help small & new business owners save money and get things done. I save you money by helping you avoid common mistakes and reduce areas of risk as you plan to scale. > If you haven't bought InfusionSoft yet and are considering it. ~ WAIT! ~ I can save you up to $1300 on your set-up fees and possibly more on the monthly commitment! > Are you building a website worth $7500 or more? ~ STOP! ~ Consult with me for 6-10 hours. If I can't find a way to save you as much on your build cost or marketing & operational systems... as the cost of consultation - it's on me. (no charge) > But, wait there's MORE! (lol) In-depth SEO audit & reports of you and you competitors, Marketing + Operations Analysis, Coaching from concept through launch+, plus many other dreadfully boring things nobody but me seems to actually like doing. Frustrated and need intelligent help with the abundance of techie tasks holding you back and eating up time? Making sense of conversion rates, online behavioral marketing, funnels, landing pages, email campaigns, CRMs, social media, memberships, HTML this, CSS that... [What is a cPanel again?] the list goes on and it's mind numbing at best. You need to work on your business. Let me take a load off your shoulders. HAVE SOMETHING MORE ADVANCED IN MIND? Throw me a curve. Do 5 figure months bore you to death? Do you currently gross more than $1m/yr ? Let's cut the small talk and play ball. SERVICE OFFERINGS & RATE SCHEDULE - Analysis / Website Development / General IT / Marketing / InfusionSoft & similar software related tasks totaling up to 30 hours per week. $35/hr - Long-term consulting greater than 10 hours per week. $65/hr - "As Needed" or short-term consulting under 10 hours, $100-250/hr dependent on specific industry experience. TURN 'WORK' INTO PASSION & PLAY Do you want the freedom to spend more time with family and friends? Travel the world? Live spontaneously? Imagine walking the great Wall of China, Swimming in Bora Bora, Climbing a Mayan Temple, or Leaning Tower of Pisa. Perhaps go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or simply watch the sun set from your favorite resort 1/2 the year? I have done all of this and much more, and I can help YOU realize these types of dreams too! It begins with a relaxed mind and a well oiled online business. My experiences which span 24 years in business and 30+ years online are concentrated on community building, business processes, marketing and general analysis. These skills have been exercised across several industries including: Retail, eCommerce, Hospitality, Fitness,Travel, Real Estate, Charities and Online Community Development. I will work closely with you to understand your exact needs, goals and ambitions. Together, we will discuss the situation and brainstorm potential scenarios until we narrow the field to a working solution. If you require ongoing support, I will be there for you when the time comes to review progress and suggest/implement tweaks as your path or details change. Helping people achieve business goals based on their desired lifestyle has become a passion. I have personally earned a lifestyle which has taken me around the world and have experienced things most will only see in a magazine or on television. It is my purpose and goal to help others create a situation for themselves, where they too have this opportunity to live out loud. During the interview process, I will listen carefully to your concerns and weigh all options before moving forward. I am not looking for a 'job' as much as long term partners. If you have a great idea, a solid team and sufficient finances to back it up, but are lacking a piece of the puzzle... I may be able to help you. As much as you will interview me, I will interview the situation and will only accept contracts where I believe the client will ultimately be successful. My schedule is purposefully left fluid as much as possible to accommodate client deadlines, the beach and sanity. We are most productive when we are energetic and full of life. I can help you create a similar situation for yourself. Due to confidentiality reasons, previous business relationships will not be displayed on a public profile. Please do not ask for samples of business, marketing or strategy plans as these files are critical to the survival of a company, could violate NDA's, unduly expose IP rights and open the doors for legal action. You should expect the same level of respect and confidentiality from me. If you are serious about taking the next step. If you honestly have a burning desire and are ready to do whatever it takes... we need to talk.
I am a freelance designer with over 8 years experience in design and marketing, helping businesses promote themselves effectively. My experience includes all aspects of print design including considerable experience in publication design. Other areas of expertise include Logo/Identity, business cards, brochures, magazines, billboards, advertising, signage, newsletters and stationary. I am proficient in all of the industry standard software programs, currently using Adobe CS5 such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. My goal is to help you achieve results through excellent visual communications, and to build a working relationship that will grow into the future. I strive to exceed expectations!
If you are a startup looking for investment or to boost your sales, you are looking at your problem solver, a guy who will go to war with you. And win. I have worked with 50+ startups helping to raise around $25M from Angels, Seed Funds and VCs by writing business plans, setting up investment strategies, preparing pitch decks for fund-raising and coaching entrepreneurs for their real-life pitches for demanding audiences. Areas of expertise: - Raising money at the pre-seed, seed, Series A and Series B levels - High-quality Presentation Design and Creation - Effective (Sales) Pitch Delivery - Presentation and public speaking - Market Research and Value Proposition - Business Consulting (Start-ups, "Go-to" strategies etc.) - Partner/Investor Pitchdeck design and consulting - Market Research - Market Assessment - Press Communication and Strategy - Profitability strategy to validate assumptions and fuel motivation - Brand Design, Assessment, Creation and Maintenance I have been actively engaged with startup communities across Europe and in SF Bay Area. Had successfully delivered funding (from pre-seed to Series B) for many startups, also assisted several in getting accepted into a top-trier startup accelerators in EMEA Region. I've added value in these areas: - eCommerce - Fashion & Desing - Technology - Gaming & eSports - Online Gambling - SaaS (Software as a Service) I always commit myself to task at hand. Just provide me with an idea of your goals, give any specific requirements and I'll be sure to turn your ideas into a reality. I guarantee, that after 15 minutes skype call, you'll already have learned something valuable and helpful with your business. Isn't that worth a call?
I have 15 years management experience in large MNCs and conglomerates (LVMH, Dell, Oracle) as a senior executive leading sales and marketing functions across Europe and Asia Pacific. I have particular interest and experience in international business development and strategy in both Technology and Luxury Consumer Goods. As a Strategy Consultant, my priority is to help you grow your business further than where you are today. I work by first understanding your products/ services and business model, current market(s), pricing and marketing strategy. I do not merely create fancy powerpoint presentations and run complex financial simulations; I work with you collaboratively and am involved with your strategy development every step of the way. I run my own consulting practice in London, UK. My clients include both startups and SMEs as well as large multinationals such as the Estee Lauder Companies.
STOP. If you're reading this, you've probably already gone through dozens of oDesk profiles looking for the right person who can turn your product around. It might be cliche to say this, but yes, I'm the person you're looking for. As the best UI & UX designers on oDesk, I constantly strive to understand how users react to certain elements and improve conversions. I consider good UX to be more than just pretty pixels. It's about user flow - being able to lead your customers step by step through each section of your site with minimal distraction. It's about making your users do what YOU want them to do, rather than helplessly hoping that they'll use the site the way you envision it. UI is like the makeup that goes on after - it's sole purpose is to attract and seduce customers to your site. This is exactly the reason why you would never see a model without makeup (Trust me, it's not a pretty sight). Without UI, you don't have a completed product. If you're looking for logo design, graphics design, photo editing, you're definitely looking at the wrong person. I focus on UI, UX and branding because that's what I'm GREAT at. Hiring me for something else is a waste of time for both you and I. I also don't negotiate rates (as seen by my previous billing history). I charge what I charge because I'm better than all the profiles you've already seen and having me on your project will save hundreds of hours in the long run by having your project completed correctly the first time around. For those looking for me to code the HTML/CSS/JS front end of your design to make it fully responsive and cross-browser compatible, I can do so at $120/hr. Still interested? Let's chat and talk about how my world-class branding services can help your business make a difference.
Add me on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrockwood ABOUT ME: Hello! I am an experienced digital marketing executive specializing in social media and marketing tactics for small businesses. I've worked corporately on some of the world's largest brands, and independently helping agencies and small businesses meet their marketing goals. I am currently employed full-time at Lithium Technologies, where I am a senior level social media consultant, helping my clients build communities on their own web domain. This position requires me to be well versed in project management, team building, social strategy, and cross-channel digital strategy. I was previously Vice President, Strategy Director, at Havas Media in New York, where I led integrated marketing strategy across traditional, digital, mobile, social, experiential and emerging media. I worked for Dannon and Fidelity, LVMH, and the NFL. Before that, I was Tribal DDB, where I was Director of Social Strategy, servicing a variety of clients across health-care, retail, and B2B sectors. Clients included Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (Advil, Robitussin, ThermaCare and Centrum), Johnson & Johnson, and Hiscox Business Insurance. I've also worked at R/GA, a leading digital agency, where I helped create the social strategy for Walmart and Verizon. My team's work on the Walmart Moms, CrowdSaver, and Facebook helped Walmart win a prestigious Media Vanguard Award for Best Social Media Strategy for a National Retailer in 2010. Additionally, I spent several years as a digital strategist to Luxottica Retail, providing social and digital strategy for brands such as SunglassHut, LensCrafters, and Pearle. And I've worked for Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and MIT's GAMBIT video game laboratory. I was educated at MIT, where I earned a Master of Science in Comparative Media Studies. I also have a B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. -- WHAT I OFFER: My target clients are small and medium businesses that are skeptical of the large investments required to retain an agency. If you've called around to an agency and they've quoted you $5,000 a month or more to "promote your business" but they don't tell you exactly what they are going to do, then send me a note. I've worked on both the client-side and the agency-side so I know their pitches inside and out. You do NOT need to spend that much money to get a first-rate marketing program. I can work for you at a fraction of the cost and give you the inside track on how to get the most for your money. Don't overspend when you're first starting out; cut out the middle man and work directly with me. Additionally, I can help you build your team at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time marketing person. Hiring someone like me to work for you full-time may well be an unnecessary expense. I can be on call to help you hire, train, manage, and grow your own social media team, so that you can pay for a strategist only when required. It's a great partnership that saves you money and gives you access to Madison Avenue marketing strategy for a fraction of the cost. -- Specialties: ★ Facebook Marketing / Facebook Strategy / Facebook Paid Media Ad Campaigns ★ Digital Strategy ★ Guerilla Marketing for Startups ★ Copywriting ★ Forums and online community building ★ Twitter Strategy ★ Instagram Strategy ★ Moderation and Process development ★ Social Media Marketing Team development ★ Social Analytics Consulting ★ Brand planning ★ Marketing strategy ★ Content strategy ★ Advising on locating an agency or working with one