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Sunday, August 09, 2009
Entrepreneurial Grads Joe and Julianna Acken Walters
Jules and I are really excited about our new business venture and we wanted to reach out to you because we value your support.
While living in LA, we successfully ran a bakery business. We really enjoyed working with each other - we complement each other well. A couple of months ago, we had a long discussion about what we could do together to support our growing family and put our talents to work in the service of others. We came up with the business model for Face Time Marketing.
Between my Agency experience managing marcom events and interactive projects for Fortune 1,000 clients and Jules' years of small business ownership, great writing skills and social media mastery, we have put together a business to provide Strategic Internet Marketing Planning and Consulting Services to small business clients.
Why Internet Marketing?
The ROI in Internet Marketing for small business is off the charts! There are so many free and affordable tools out there for small business owners. The Web 2.0 shift and the dawn of social media and mobile internet have changed the world of Marketing and Advertising, and leveled the playing field for small businesses. We want to help people to take advantage of this.
We begin with a free, one-hour consultation where we learn your needs and provide some advice to quickly improve Internet marketing. Then we conduct an extensive review of your existing Internet marketing initiatives and create a unique Internet Marketing Strategy for your business. After that, we offer a-la-carte implementation services including web design, search engine optimization, web analytics, copywriting, and training. Our rates are reasonable and affordable - for the cost of a monthly ad in a "Clip-It" magazine, we can get you on the road to effective online marketing.
We are confident in our value proposition. Our goal is to enable our clients to manage effective Internet marketing efforts themselves. We support Open Source technology and web applications like Wordpress and Drupal because we don't want our clients locked into solutions that they can't easily update or integrate. We are not here to sell websites, we're here to help create comprehensive and integrated Internet marketing strategy for our clients.