We have developed this straightforward, no-nonsense marketing program which focuses on building the foundation for an effective digital presence — and drives your business growth.
It's easy to get started!
We begin with an assessment of your website and LinkedIn presence, then provide you with a customized Assessment, Recommendations and Implementation Report. Our approach and implementation provides the foundation to your online presence.
This program includes updates to your Website, LinkedIn Social Media, SEO and Sales Materials. The flexibility of this strategy enables us to collaborate and map out a unique, individual strategy based on your specific needs. No marketing-speak. No cookie cutter solutions.
The Jump Start Program focuses on building a strong foundation for your effective digital presence including your Website, LinkedIn Social Media, SEO and Sales Materials. Where this program really makes a difference, based upon feedback from clients, is our commitment to specifically and methodically address the issues identified in the assessment, provide concrete, doable recommendations, AND implement the changes as needed.
You have questions, we have answers.
Do I need to completely rebuild my website?
Nope. This program is designed to work with what you have in place. We’re here to Get. You. Started.
The Custom Direct team can work in most any website development, doing so in a trusted and confidential manner, to access the ADMIN side of your site and immediately get to work.
What web platforms do you work with?
We will work with most any web platform, from a custom CMS build to WordPress sites and everything in between. In the past 6 months we’ve successfully helped clients who are using these platforms:
Do you have experience working with manufacturers?
We’re as equally passionate about our clients’ businesses as we are about the business of helping people grow and succeed.
We love manufacturing, and it shows - in our enthusiasm and results. A sampling of the many clients we’ve worked with recently include:
Casting, Chemicals Manufacturing, Electronic Parts Manufacturing, Food, Furniture, Machinery Manufacturing, Precision Machining, Precision Metal Fabrication, Printing, Publishing, RV Manufacturer, Skincare Products, Textiles Manufacturing
What size companies are you helping, is it only big firms?
We help small, start-up companies to mid-market powerhouses, all seeking to improve their marketing effectiveness and make a bottom-line difference. In the first half of 2021 alone, we’ve worked with new clients who are:
- 22 firms - Less than 20 employees
- 8 firms - 20-49 employees
- 5 firms - 50-99+ employees
Interestingly, these figures follow closely to the population of manufacturing in Illinois, where approximately 70% of all manufacturers employ less than 20 people - but who are working hard to expand and grow their opportunities.The median length of time in business, for the companies we’ve worked with, is 30 years - including a few startups and two firms older than 125 years in business!
What if I have ZERO Social Media Presence - or don’t know how to use it?
Not a problem. Our team is ready to help you understand the VALUE of investing time and energy into LinkedIn and social selling.
Our plans include development of comprehensive 12-month Content Calendar and Post Plan, to ensure you’re making the most effective use of this investment.
Again, of the 35 manufacturing firms we’ve worked with in the first 6 months of 2021:
- 12 firms had zero presence on LinkedIn
- 20 firms had a minor presence with no plans or strategy
- 2 firms had a presence and a plan but benefited from the recommendations specific to their situation
How successful is this program?
$3.2 Million in Impacts
"As a small company we built our website and social media platforms ourselves. With the amount of hats we have on at any given time it’s impossible to make every section of our business the best it can be. That especially applies to our website and marketing efforts.
Nancy’s team at Custom Direct took our foundational elements and enhanced every one of them, making our marketing efforts truly professional.
They made sure our website flowed smoothly and ran fast. They buttoned up all of our SEO elements, tying everything together around our LinkedIn page. We could not have been more pleased with the experience and will enjoy the benefits for many years to come."
Jeffrey C. Roberts MS
Vice President of Engineering
Crafts Technology - A HYPERION MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
Join dozens of manufacturing firms who have seen the benefit of implementing this straightforward, no-nonsense program designed to put your digital presence to work.