Expert Marketers without the Overhead or the Ego
Are you sick of working with bloated old school agencies?
Would you like to work with a marketing agency who understands online marketing AND ROI? Or an agency who knows how to measure activities and how they impact your business Revenue or Profitability?
What if your SEO agency started explaining how your cost of client acquisition is increasing and how that impacts your profits?
Welcome to the world of working with Connex as your marketing agency.
Everyone says they’re different, but we’re actually very different.
We’re a completely distributed workforce
We Contract only Experts
We’re not here to Party
Our Happiness Comes From Your Success
What makes us happy? Successful client stories. Period.
If you have more sales and are happy, then we are happy. If you’re not receiving more inquiries then we’re not happy. It’s that simple. We’re inter-connected to the success of your business.
The Back Story on Connex
Pre 2010 Connex was called JustConnex and was an IT consulting firm. That business never took off. Around 2010 Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter were becoming integral for all marketing initiatives. Paul Kortman saw the impact Social Media would have on Organic search ranking. He took this opportunity to mix SEO services with Social Media and founded Connex Social as a consulting agency. Connex Social preformed a mix of digital marketing tactics focused on SEO.
One of the most frustrating aspects in the marketing agency landscape is that agencies squeeze efficiencies out of their staff by applying the industrialization concept to information workers. Instead the team behind Connex has set out to serve a few clients really well.
Connex Digital Marketing was launched in 2015 focused on developing simple systems to help three types of clients with all aspects of Digital Marketing from the top of the funnel through tracking conversions and reporting accurate attribution for those conversions.
- National Non Profit Organizations (NGOs, L3C, etc)
- Higher Education/Camping
Our mission hasn’t changed, we still serve very few clients (around 5 clients at a time). But we serve our clients to the fullest extent possible. This is a mission we still achieve today. Our CFO tells us we’re not being efficient and that we’re only earning half of what we could. But we look at life holistically and would rather make a living and enjoy living our living. All while providing increased success for our clients. Thus Paul and his family are living the digital nomad life as are most of the contractors on Connex’s team. We might be in Vietnam, or in the US, or in Ecuador. But the work we provide is the same high quality that our clients have grown accustom to.
Wait! Aren’t You An Agency?
Well no, not really.
When you become a client of Connex you’ll be working directly with Paul Kortman, the Founder and CEO. You will not be passed to a junior level project manager. Nope, instead you’ll work with the boss himself.
We’re more than just a network of Independent Entrepreneurs (contractors/freelancers)
We’re less than a Mad-Men-esque Ad Agency.
We’re somewhere in between.
We’re a bunch of experts banded together to serve clients well. To achieve results. To spend as little of the client’s money as possible while achieving those results.
Thus our team changes as we find tools, or skill sets that would better serve our clients.
Average Number of Clients
Typical Client Engagement Duration in Months
Average number of Connex Teammates on a Project
Meet The Core Team
And our other Teammates!
We also have a bunch of part time contractors working with us depending on the current needs, from graphic designers, to copywriters, from Pinterest stars to aspiring marketing strategists.
If you’re interested in becoming one of our contractors send Paul an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why, how and where you’d fit in with the team. We hire ambition. Knowledge, experience, and skills can be trained, ambition can not be.
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