After writing HTML to create and launch Foundobjects.com in November 1999 and then making almost $80,000 before the end of the year, I remember thinking life was about to change in significant ways. And yes, I have a gift for understatement.
The web and online marketing is differenct than 1999, but...
Arresting ideas supported by beautiful images, excellent design, and great writing still create buzz and sell products.
Sustainable online profits come from developing communities and selling your cause before pitching products. Because you can do something doesn't mean it is the right thing to do, and figuring out the right thing is where the rub lies. It's hard to remember to listen more than I preach, but I'm working on it.
January 2022 - Present
After designing 45 websites making more than $50,000,000 in online sales and working with lawyers, real estate agents, and plumbers I may be able to help achieve your online goals.
December 2013 - December 2021
Created content marketing apps and consulting in web strategy, content marketing, web design, web copy, SEO, online community and gamification for e-commerce merchants and B2B relationship brands as a Startup Factory supported company.
October 2011 - November 2013
Worked with company founder & CEO Jon Jordan to develop content marketing, SEO, and brand positioning doubling traffic to AtlanticBT.com producing two record sales years while winning accolades from Fortune's Fastest Growing Companies & the Triangle Business Journal.
Jan 2003 - October 2011
Won customer hearts, minds, and loyalty profitably lifting print cataloger's online business from less than $1M annually to more than $6M while establishing industry leadership and often copied online marketing tactics and strategies.
August 1993 - January 2003
Created one of the first B2C and B2B specialty gifts distribution businesses online. Found Objects helped Magnet Poetry Kit become a $50M specialty gift. The company helped Zen Boards and other unique gifts creating sustainable markets for new, innovative, and creative gifts.
January 1989 - August 1993
Sold $22M of NutraSweet to dairies including Wells Blue Bunny, Dryers and Yarnell. Worked with Rogers Yarnell to create one of first fat free ice creams called "Guilt Free". Launched hundreds of new products and several major new sugar free brands.
September 1973 - May 1976
September 1976 - May 1980