Rhode Island SEO, Internet Marketing & Advertising
Increasing Online Visibility and Inbound Leads for Rhode Island Area Businesses Since 1997 Via Online Advertising & Marketing. Direct and outsourcing services available. Our client range includes sole-operators, small & medium-sized businesses, franchise operations, and Entrepreneur 500 corporations.
Chris has been a Rhode Island-based SEO, digital advertising & marketing specialist since 1997. Available for reseller, project, contract, retainer, white label, consulting, and presentation & lecturing.
AFFILIATIONS: A Certified Google Ads Partner, and Partner-Agency for: BrightLocal • SEMrush • Squarespace • Wix
ACHIEVEMENTS: Top-5 Startup Business in New England -Mass High Tech • Top Tech Entrepreneur -GoLocalProv • Top Web Development Firm -Providence Business News
SPEAKER TO: University of Rhode Island (URI) - graduate studies • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) - CE studies • NE Institute of Technology University (NEIT) – undergraduate & graduate studies • American Marketing Association • Polaris MEP • Sail America • SailTime Franchise • Search Engine Marketing New England • Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) • Small Business Administration (SBA) • Trade & Business groups • and others
HIGHER EDU WORK: Rhode Island School of Design - CE-course curriculum creator & instructor; digital marketing & SEO • New England Institute of Technology University - technical & curriculum advisor; bachelor's website design course
MEDIA: Columbia University and Johnson & Wales University - small business entrepreneurialism interviews • Search Engine Journal -PUB • Polaris MEP -PUB • Beyond.com -PUB • Forbes -callout • Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop News -syndication • Databox -contributor • Bing, Google, and LinkedIn News -trending articles • MarketingProfs.com -PUB • MOPAR Masters Magazine -PUB • Rhode Island Small Business Journal -PUB • RI Creative Magazine -PUB • SocialMediaToday.com -PUB • WSJ -article highlight • Yahoo Small Business Advisor -syndication • more...
$100 - $149 / hr
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PO Box 16263East Providence, RI,
"The team is easy to talk with, and are able to make the complicated technicalities of SEO easy to understand for us."
Nov 12, 2020
Owner, CAS Interiors
Rhode Island, United States
An interior designer enlisted Sidewalk Branding Co. to handle its marketing needs. The team has been working with the client for over a decade; producing ads and overseeing its site's ranking.
Through the years, the team developed a good rapport and workflow with the client. Sidewalk Branding Co. is now in sync with the partner and knows what to work on immediately. The group is responsive and amiable.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
I am an interior designer serving homeowners, builders, and architects throughout Southeastern New England.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE
For what projects/services did your company hire Sidewalk Branding Co., and what were your goals?
There are several large design-related sites taking up real-estate on the first page of Google which make it quite difficult for a small business like me to be seen and compete. I hired Chris to get my website on the first page of Google and for ongoing ads on Google and Bing.
How did you select Sidewalk Branding Co. and what were the deciding factors?
I searched for the best marketing firms in Rhode Island, and Chris' company Sidewalk Branding kept coming up. His website was (by far) the easiest to read and understand, so I called him up. He explained things to me in a way that I understood, and I was sold. That was eleven years ago.
Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and campaigns.
Chris performed keyword research, optimized my website, fixed my online business listings and created some new ones, and began running paid ads for my business.
How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?
Chris - he's the owner as well as David, Elizabeth, and one other person. He also connected me with the website company and handled all the technical details for me.
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?
The only marketing and advertising I do, is through Sidewalk Branding, and my phone rings, and leads come in. I don't know exactly how they do it, but they keep me busy - which is very difficult during these times.
Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.
When we started, communication was mostly email but as some point our conversations were shifted through their project management tool, which was easy enough for a non-techie like me. As far as responsiveness, it couldn't be better or any quicker.
What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?
The team is easy to talk with, and are able to make the complicated technicalities of SEO easy to understand for us. Other than that, look at his credentials and testimonials - they are unbelievable.
Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?
Nope - nothing to add here.
"Best SEO firm around."
Service & Deliverables
"I get leads."
On time / deadlines
"Super easy - always available."
Value / within estimates
"Chris made it affordable by spreading some of my payments out over several months. Nobody else offered that. That was a big deal for me."