All marketing agencies promise the same thing, so why listen
to yet another marketing agency trying to convince you we’re different? We get it.
Any agency will promise the latest in technology, the most up-to-date practices, and the best-in-class service.
The big secret is the only things that separate digital marketers from each other are years in the space and particular subject matter expertise.
None of us have flashy magical concoctions. We do have ideas that we test to find the right solution for your business.
That’s it. It’s that simple.
So, you’re probably asking yourself what makes us any different from other marketers? What are we selling?
Honestly, we’re selling nothing but ourselves. Yes, we have flexible contracts where you can cancel anytime. Sure, we have 25+ years in digital marketing. But honestly? We believe it’s time for a change. So we’re calling our shot.
We know you’ll love what we do, so you’ll never need to give us that 30-day notice. We know you care about your community at large, we want to make a difference too. That’s why we started crunchy cares, where we partner with our customers to contribute to causes you care about.
We’re holding our own feet to the fire so you don’t have to. And because we’re not just working for ourselves, but for the community at large, you can be sure we’ll give you 100%.
Flexibility. Hustle. Purpose.
Isn’t it time you had that in a partner?
Crunchy Links started because I realized a few things about myself:
Unfortunately, I’ve been in too many places where middle managers use their employees as scapegoats, companies make life harder than it has to be for both their customers and their employees, and people (for fear of losing their job, their clients, whatever) fib to tell people what they want to hear.
I created Crunchy Links to show people that you can build a successful business where people feel valued and empowered. Where transparency is rewarded (even if it’s not good news). Where you can have the freedom to make mistakes and not worry about your job. And where customers feel like they have a partner, not some agency they have to babysit.
Above all else, Crunchy Links is about empowerment. We’ve created Crunchy Cares to make our communities a better place. And ultimately, we’ll be creating Crunchy Capital, to help people build their own businesses, who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to do so.
Big things are coming. It’s an exciting time to come aboard.
I want the next generation of Black tech minds to see me in a position of power, running a successful digital marketing agency, and know they can do the same. Hell, that they can do BETTER. If you’d like to be an ally in that, look at your hiring practices. Look internally and find the Black women and men working for you. Take them to lunch and ask how they’re doing. Find out if they know any other Black women and men who they feel belong in tech. Hire those people. It’s not that hard to get diversity in tech. You don’t need a fancy Head of Diversity and Inclusion to do it. You just need to open your eyes and mind to the possibility your hiring has excluded Black women and men.
Black trans women and men matter. Black women and men matter. Black boys and girls matter.
Black Lives Matter.
When I stop and think about the path that led me to Crunchy Links, I keep coming back to the notion of people. My career has taken many turns, but always maintained an underlying continuity throughout.
In any position I take on, I always strive to remove noise where I can, solve problems, and move the business forward through innovation, genuine relationships, and transparency. It’s just the way I’m wired.
Starting my career on the creative side of traditional advertising as an Art Director, pivoting to web design, and ultimately landing in digital marketing all seems to make sense looking back, but there were many little stops along the way. That young Art Director would’ve never guessed his ultimate fate would lie in digital marketing — but here we are!
And because of those many little stops, I’ve been fortunate to gain a POV from multiple angles including views from the agency side, the brand side, the entrepreneurial side, as well as corporate life. This has allowed me to place myself in the shoes of most of our clients and intimately understand their specific challenges and needs. I am able to relate to the people who are in those roles we interface with, which has led to many successful and happy partnerships (some friendships, too!).
On the flip side, I came to realize (often times the hard way) that all too many companies, both large and small, are often missing that vital ingredient to achieving real impact and sustainability as a business, and that’s how they treat their people.
I’ve never been a fan of all the typical hang-ups and red tape that typically stunt growth within a business, or even worse, create a brutal and unfulfilling work life with unhappy customers to go along with it. Let’s just cut the fluff and pony shows, rid ourselves of toxic work environments and hidden agendas, and just get down to the real work that solves problems! Good work will always speak for itself without the help of the proverbial ‘silk hat’ to prop it up. I’ve found to just keep things honest and productive and everything else works itself out.
So as I walk down this exciting new road, focused on growing Crunchy Links alongside of two outstanding people I have the privilege to call my partners, I’ve never felt more energized to simply get to work and make something meaningful happen for our clients! And equally as important, we always approach our work in the spirit of creativity, empathy, transparency, and integrity — all while maintaining a genuine caring for each other and our clients.
Personally, it’s all come full circle for me, and I couldn’t be happier about the good work I now get to be a part of everyday. The future’s bright, and I know one thing’s for sure — we’re gonna keep things ‘Crunchy’ the whole way!
Yep. We don’t lock you into anything. We do require a deposit up front, and ask you give us a 30 day notice, so we can close up shop and pass everything over to you.
As a company, we work with each customer to determine a cause they want a percentage of our revenue to go to. Each employee also gives time and money to causes near and dear to them.
We work primarily with startups who have at least raised either a seed or series A round. But we also work with (and love) bootstrapped startups that have an ARR of at least $2mm.
That’s where we found we can be most effective.