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    Simon Harvey

    Thanks for the kickoff Jason! I’ll start the ball rolling then.

    Hi all, I’m Simon Harvey and I am the Managing Director if Demodia. We are a SharpSpring Gold partner based in the UK and Central Europe. We consult with organisations around the globe and help them develop and execute award winning digital marketing strategies and programmes.

    As my hobby, I’m also a craft beer fanatic and partner in a growing microbrewery near my home town.

    Looking forward to meeting others in this space.

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    Cherry Vanderbeke

    Hi Jason, I'm the chief cook, bottlewasher and cheerleader at SIMTICS, a New Zealand company that does business around the world, but mainly in the USA. We produce web-based simulations for learning medical skills and procedures, from how to do ultrasound scanning to taking x-rays, and from giving a flu injection to performing a lumbar puncture. So we are definitely an end-user, not an agency! We have both B2B and B2C sides to our business, since we sell to colleges and universities, and also appeal to individual learners via our webshop. We are very new to Sharpspring, and still working through our CRM migration and onboarding. Really excited about what the product will be able to do for us once we've got it up and running!

    Cherry

    P.S. Also a cat lover :)

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    Jaco Liebenberg

    Hi Jason, Founder of Headalight in Cape Town, South Africa.

    I suppose we qualify as an agency, but we see ourselves more as a SAAS provider. Offering support and lightweight best practice strategies to our clients. 

    Happy about this new community feature, got plenty to say and ask.

    Look forward to an excellent 2018.

     

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    Clifford Jones

    Hello. I’m Cliff Jones and I’ve been a silver partner for a few years. Prior to that I was one of Infusionsoft’s earliest customers and certified partners beginning in 2008. Since then I’ve personally done hundreds of implementations in Infusionsoft, Hubspot and SharpSpring.

    I only focus on SharpSpring now because it’s by far the best business model in the industry, for me and clearly, for anyone else who’s been doing this awhile and understands how “easy” SharpSpring makes it for us to monetize their solution within our respective business models.

    Last year I sold my digital marketing agency that I built on automation. Now I consult and focus on selling SharpSpring, fueling the strategy and content. Just getting warmed up at www.CliffordJones.com.

    I’m an old school sales guy who didn’t like the results of most marketing investments. So I decided to learn marketing, and I’m still learning every day. The cool thing about SharpSpring is the entire solution demands we align strategy, plan, sales, marketing and team through the automation and CRM engine. Then we get a dashboard. Imagine that!

    Last thing … I write, a lot.

    I look forward to getting to know you all and contribute where I can.

    Thanks, Cliff

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    Yusuf Young

    Hello Jason, I'm Yusuf, founder of FunnelBud. We are a former Hubspot-gone-SharpSpring-agency who provide what we call "Managed Marketing Automation and CRM" and "Managed Website" services. The "Managed" part means that we take care of the technology so that the clients can simply perform their marketing campaigns.

    What does "take care of the technology" mean?

    • Set up any type advanced automation in SharpSpring that the client does not really need to learn to do themselves
    • Set up integrations - we have integrated SharpSpring with various CRM systems, event management systems, and many other systems
    • Design, create and edit any kind of email and landing page template for the customer
    • Host and implement solutions on their website so that they can simply add content and pages

    We also help the client continously with weekly meetings where we braintorm around marketing campaigns, perform training, and help them execute their ideas in the system.

    The client should not have to learn technology. They should simply perform marketing, without any roadblocks. And we help them get rid of those roadblocks, with the aim of helping our clients grow.

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    Dominic Pilon

    Hi all, I'm Dominic Co-founder of Vio Numérique, a digital marketing agency based in Canada.

    We like to say that we empower or clients with ingenious solutions to their marketing challenges.

    We just onboarded with SharpSpring and are still exploring how it will fit in our ecosystem. I'm, among other things, the tech guy that has to make everything work together while reassuring the clients, and sometime my teamates, that it's all going to be alright. So you will surely see me in the forum asking questions about this and that.

    Hope to see you all in the forums.

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    Lisa Toren

    Hello there!  I am Lisa Toren, Founder of Inside Track Marketing & Media, Inc. out of Minneapolis, MN.  I'm a huge advocate of early adoption with tools like SharpSpring for our clients, which are both B2B and B2C.  My background is in big media working across channels in sales and management. I started Inside Track to leverage all of the insider ways to drive better campaigns, and also negotiate against media companies on behalf of clients.  To date we've saved millions in media costs for clients, simply because we know where to negotiate and how best to allocate campaign budgets in channel and position.

    I'm thrilled with SharpSpring and have been using it going on 3yrs now.  I love the usability, and having been a former HubSpot partner and Infusionsoft user, I can't say enough about SharpSpring.

    Looking forward to being a part of the group and the shared learning it offers in tactical and strategic ways.  

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    Matt Koeppel

    Hello,

    I'm Matt Koeppel, Chief Business Development Officer here at Ocreative, an integrated digital marketing agency out of Milwaukee, WI. My personal background is in web development and programming with a passion for all things web-related. As our business has grown since 2003, my position has evolved into Sales and Business Development. 

    Since becoming a Gold Agency Partner, I live in SharpSpring on a daily basis. From day one I was in love with the platform. After multiple years, several clients, numerous platform updates, and getting to know the SharpSpring team, I am excited to be part of this community.

    I work with our internal team as well as our clients assisting with onboarding, customization, strategy, campaign development, and implementations with SharpSpring.

    I look forward to sharing my knowledge with everyone in the community forum!
    ~Matt Koeppel

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    Alexander Kubicek

    Hello!

    My name is Alex Kubicek and I am the Director of Marketing for a law firm in Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!)

    I am looking forward to connecting with everyone.

    If anyone has any law or legal experience on the marketing end of things, i'd love to connect and have a digital cup o' joe and share ideas!

    Great to meet everyone!

    Alex

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    John Lepore

    Hello All!

     

    My name is John Lepore and I have a marketing agency in Ottawa Canada.

    I am looking forward to connecting and collaborating.

    Great to virtually meet everyone.

     

    John

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    Mads D Larsen

    Hi everyone!

     

    My name is Mads D. Larsen. I'm the Marketing Automation Lead at Danish communications agency Gammelbys. Been working with SharpSpring since June 2017 and so happy about how it's developing. 

    Would be great to connect and collaborate with a lot of you, not least a partner with great integration skills - but anyone is welcome to connect!

     

    Mads

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    Yusuf Young

    Hello Mads, good to see you again. Feel free to reach out to me, we have helped other SharpSpring agencies with integration services and may be able to help you as well. Yusuf

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    Warwick Kells

    Hi All, my name is Warwick Kells, Founder of Dovetail. We are driven by a data first mentality to ensure marketing automation can be achieved in a sustainable way. We are a team of experienced data focused people with a keen interest in what it can to deliver great outcomes and top ROI for our Clients

    Based in Sydney, Australia we are new to SharpSpring but have a bit of experience in the Martech world. As such, I am so far impressed by it's capability and fresh GTM approach - i.e. focus on the Agency model!

    Look forward to connecting with anyone who's keen to share ideas.

    Cheers

     

     

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    Russell Cook

    G'day fellow SharpSpringers,

    My name is Russell Cook, Marketing Architect at Matte Black Brand Agency - based on the Gold Coast of Australia.

    Here is a link to my standard introduction, if it helps in a forum like this?

    I have gone full swing SharpSpring after having considered the Martech landscape, for various reasons I am happy to discuss. Great to see how quickly the "category" is evolving but equally/more impressive to see how the team here are innovating and developing.

    Looking forward to connecting with you and helping each other be better.

    Cheers,

    Russ

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    Paul McDevitt

    Hi Everyone,

    Just starting out with Sharpspring, formerly on Act-On and with experience having used Eloqua and Unica (don't ask, the company I worked for decided on it.) So really looking forward to getting off to a fast start with Sharpspring, looks like it is going to help us take our digital marketing up to another level.

    Really looking forward to leaning on the community and, hopefully, in the near future giving back.

    Lots of B2B tech marketing, sales and product management experience.

     

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Gilles Dandel

    Hi Team

    My name is Gilles Dandel. I'm running a Digital Marketing agency in France (OBIWEB) and deliver all DM services my customers need.

    I've joined a group of independant digital marketing agencies called WSI (800 DM agencies Worldwide)   

    I've been using Sharpspring for a while. I have 4 active customers, mainly B2B companies. 

    I really like the tools but my employees prefer Hubspot (much more stable and less latency). So we'll continue to recommend both and let customer choose :-) 

    I'm eager to learn from you and share my feedbacks. 

    Cheers

    Gilles

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