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 don’t think that I can save the world with technology. I do think I can save companies from bull$**t marketers and bull$**t marketing agencies.
That’s my reason for being a part of Crunchy Links. Listening to digital marketers from all channels using jargon, doublespeak, and specious data to rope unsuspecting CEOs, CMOs, and other C-suite members into locking themselves into long-term contracts that deliver nothing tangible. No rankings increase, no additional traffic, and damn sure no increase in conversions and revenue. Well, except for the marketer and their agency. They reap the benefits.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard horror stories from people about their experience with SEOs, Content Marketers, Social Media Specialists, or Digital Marketing Generalists. Hell, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen faulty logic spouted in front of me in meetings, and during client calls, at my last agency job. I get it: it’s easy because the people we’re talking to, for the most part, don’t have the time to dive deep into our chosen profession. That’s why they’ve hired us.
We don’t have to use that fact to gouge them for money and give them nothing in return. Real digital marketers don’t, but there are too many charlatans wearing our uniforms.
So, we’ve made sure our contracts are month-to-month, so clients don’t feel they are locked into anything. We build Asana boards and invite our clients to view progress because we want to provide transparency into how projects are going. And we three founders also act as account managers, because we want to build real relationships with our clients and become partners in their growth.
That’s why Crunchy Links is important to me.
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.
We primarily service startups in the FINTECH, MEDTECH, and HOSPITALY industries. We also have extensive experience with HIGH TECH startups.
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.
Yes. We have special pricing for small business marketing.