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  1. Syed Ommer Amer

    Syed Ommer Amer Agency Contractor

    Marvellous Wordsmith

    Pakistan - Portfolio: 4

    I believe that words have the power to change minds! The ability to articulate your thoughts in compelling taglines and descriptions is what I am a master of! I have worked with clients as big as telecom giants to minor startups who are at idea phase! I have helped them reshape their products and give them a brand new identity! I can write fiction, poetry, documentary scripts, e-books and short stories! Where as I have aced professional correspondence and can generate, revamp and optimize the business proposals, presentations, elevator pitches, executive summaries and business plans! If it is a simple newsletter, company brochures or social media branding! I am the person whom you are looking for!

    Associated with: Daastan

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.00
  2. Paulo Amaral

    Paulo Amaral Agency Contractor

    Result-driven branding consultant, copywriter, and sales coach

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello! For 14 years I have been growing companies through effective and out-of-the-box marketing strategies. At first it was my own companies. Then friends sought me for advice and I'd get endless invitations to become their partners in existing and upcoming businesses. Before I knew, I had become a marketing consultant and was spending my days helping clients grow their businesses. I could talk about the IT company that I rebranded as technology consultants, and as results, their contracts increased 4 times in price. I could also talk about the tables and chairs company that, without spending a single dollar in advertising, got on the first page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo!, sold to government agencies, including the U.S. Navy, famous universities, and Fortune 500 companies. And I could tell you about other clients' success stories. But I'd prefer to talk about you and how to make yours a success story. --- / --- \ --- Services Description: CLIENT ACQUISITION AND RETENTION We help companies get new clients and keep the current ones. Most marketing agencies and professionals focus solely on helping their customers get new clients. They ignore that it is easier and more profitable to keep current clients satisfied than it is to get new clients. UNCOVERING YOUR REAL NEEDS We start by understanding the real needs and goals of clients and helping them getting there. The main challenge with marketing today is that there are too many choices available; it can be daunting deciding what the best strategy for your firm is. For example, people often think that they need one specific solution, say a beautiful new website. But that might not be what they really need. Chances are your site is fine, and instead of a total makeover you simply need a remodeling. Instead of simply selling you a website, we'd prefer to talk to you and understand your real goals and then create and implement a strategy to get you there. We work with firms of different sizes and budgets. We create beautiful and functional websites that clearly describe what you do, how you will defend/support your clients, and how they can contact you. Then we can get you on top of Google (but it takes time), and bring leads to your site (immediately) through online advertising (pay-per click or display ads). Also, we can increase your reputation online and help you communicate with prospective clients even before they need your services through effective social media marketing. And when you get prospects knocking on your door or calling you, we will teach you how to turn them into paying clients who will tell Here's a list of services that we provide: Branding Marketing Consulting Web Design and Development Sales Coaching Mobile Application Testing, UI/UX Website Conversion Optimization Marketing Planning Copywriting Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Graphic Design Video Production Printing Pay-Per-Click Advertisement campaign creation and management Social Media Management Web Hosting and Security Marketing Audits Branding

    Associated with: Treasurefy Marketing

    $164.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Emese V.

    Emese V.

    Business plan writer, Consultant, Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a business plan writer and business consultant with experience in the startup world. My activities include writing business plans, proposals, and grant applications, consulting, business planning, designing web content, traditional and social media marketing (blogs, FB, Twitter, etc.). I earned my MBA at the University of Montana, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. My business partner and I won the 2011 Ruffato Business Plan Competition with a plan for an online customizable tea business. I also hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, a degree that prepared me for doing research. I have considerable teaching experience on college and university level that gave me expertise in communicating complicated ideas in a simple way that people with different background and skills can equally understand. Please contact me for a traditional resume. SUMMARY OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCES • Five years of experience with start-up companies • Five years of experience in writing business plans • Five years of experience in online working environment/remotely • Twelve years of experience in academia/teaching • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Excellent analytical skills • Able to quickly form effective relationships WRITING Experienced academic and business writer. • Won the 2011 Ruffatto Business Plan competition • Wrote business and marketing plans for start-up companies • Wrote a dissertation • Authored several research documents • Created a wide variety of learning content from course material to study guides • Created a wide variety of marketing material including web site content, press release, white paper, flier, script, etc. • Wrote successful grant applications • Developed and delivered several academic and conference presentations RESEARCH Extensive experience developing strategic research projects. • Conducted market analysis to clearly identify and define growth opportunities across customer segments • Gathered competitive & market research information to drive strategy development and educate stakeholders on marketplace dynamics • Provided ongoing identification of industry, economic, and other market forces that are impacting business • Managed multiple market research studies/projects from inception to completion including: o Designing studies o Identifying and developing most appropriate market research tools needed for analyzing and Interpreting data o Making recommendations, and presenting the findings to the appropriate personnel PRESENTATIONS Polished and confident presenter. • Successful corporate and non-profit business development and sales presentations • Twelve years of presentation and public speaking during university teacher career BUSINESS PLANNING/MARKETING • Assisted client in business planning process • Involved in planning and conducting multiple product launches • Drove product development research projects for multiple companies • Created marketing plans to enhance brand visibility and awareness • Assisted client with branding, advertising and marketing multiple products • Created marketing documents, including press releases and web content • Designed and implemented crowdfunding campaign • Oversaw company communications to ensure brand identity • Created Social Media plan to facilitate interaction with customers • Designed and launched company web page and conducted SEO optimization PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Highly skilled at developing and presenting fundraising and partnership opportunities. • Led business to business sponsorship sales for non-profit organizations • Developed partnerships with local businesses designed to support non-profits, while offering benefits to the partners • Raised funds for non-profits from individual donors • Designed and implemented campaign for non-profit organization • Served as liaison between company and partners to further ongoing opportunities EDUCATION University of Montana, Missoula, MT MBA, 2012 Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Ph.D., Psychology, 2004 University of Debrecen, Debrecen Hungary M.A., Psychology, Teacher of Psychology, 1994

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Justin Mitchell

    Justin Mitchell

    Product Designer and Developer

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    I have worked in product design, development, and marketing for some of the most exciting startups in the world such as NXT-ID (Wocket Wallet), Accent Technologies, Zep Inc. and Torsh Talent. With my strong background in design, I've launched a very successful career in marketing and product development that has led to an amazing portfolio of projects and awesome experiences. You can checkout my portfolio online at http://jmitch.com.

    $40.00 /hr
    30 hours
    0.00
  5. Cathleen Lewis

    Cathleen Lewis

    Senior Marketing and PR Strategy Executive - US Based

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 17

    Cathleen Lewis has over 20 years global marketing experience. She established her consulting company in 2009, following several high-profile positions with top agencies and Fortune 500 companies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Needham, and Hilton Hotels among others. I have been recommended by my clients as one of the top freelancers on Odesk and I even have been contacted to interview as a contractor representative by Odesk on the side. NOTE REGARDING JOB SUCCESS STAT: I have more than 20 jobs open with past clients. Leaving these jobs open allows them to hire me periodically at the original rate that they hired me at. Some dating back to 2009. This erroneously skews this statistic down since Odesk sees these jobs as “not complete” for the purpose of their statistic. I choose to leave those jobs open as a nod to their loyalty, so, that statistic reflects those jobs as "not completed" but in actuality they are just ongoing and open for the reasons I stated above. I have a lot of high profile experience, however, I also enjoy smaller clients too and always exceed my clients’ expectations. I have an approachable style and believe in candor in communicating with clients. I have successfully led teams as small as three and as large as twenty-five and enjoy a collaborative, productive work environment. I am also well versed in leading metrics, analytics and remarketing platforms Google Analytics, Improvely and Adrolll among others. Here are some additional areas I have a lot of experience in: Online Strategy and Implementation Oversight Graphic Design (Social Media Promotions, Brochures, Direct Mail) Overall Website Development and Design Public Relations Social Media Strategy + Facebook, LinkedIn Advertising PPC including Adwords (I am a Google Agency) Project and Team Management Brand Integration Event Planning/Management Celebrity Endorsement – A –list Entertainment Global Conference Planning and Oversight - 350+ attendees Crowdfunding Strategy and Implementation SEO – Oversight Affiliate Marketing Marketing and Communications Management Loyalty Program Administration I have proven my ability to lead strategy and development of any campaign, brand or initiative involving many stakeholders and am adept at gaining consensus across multiple constituents when necessary. In other words, I play well with others. Also, please keep in mind, I do not do any spec work, commission only or performance only based projects, so please don't ask. I am extremely creative and have extensive experience on big as well as small budgets... There just needs to be a budget. Also, I will be raising my rates at year end, but will honor my current rate with clients who contract with me before the end of December, 2014. I look forward to working with you.

    $166.67 /hr
    623 hours
    4.84
  6. Brandon Tvedt

    Brandon Tvedt Agency Contractor

    Master Wordsmith, Marketing Ninja, and Business Consultant

    United States - Tests: 27 - Portfolio: 97

    *** Top 0.1% of Upwork Contractors - Official Top-Rated Freelancer *** I seek to fulfill assignments for all my clients in a quick and professional manner. My three watchwords are Reliability, Consistency, and Honesty. You, my potential client, are likely looking to use the internet to market your product or service. You may lack a particular skill or piece of marketing expertise, and you’re looking for a contractor to help you solve your problems. Hopefully, I can help you end your search; I’ve been helping clients solve their internet marketing problems, both large and small, for nearly 15 years now. In just the past 12 months right here on oDesk, I have received near-perfect feedback from over 75 separate clients. So, how can I help you, specifically? Most people who find their way here will be in need of a writer. The written (or increasingly, typed) word still remains the basis of all communication, and therefore, all marketing efforts as well. That’s why I’ve gone out of my way to master the English language. I’m actually one of the 50 highest-rated contractors in the entire U.S.A. in terms of Written English proficiency according to Brainbench, the worlds’ largest third-party skills certification site. I can imbue even the most pedestrian of prose with a verve and vitality anyone would be hard-pressed to match. If you need simple content, such as static web pages, blog posts, product reviews and the like, I can discover the unique selling points of your product or service and create crisp, clear, top-quality content that will convert to sales for you at higher rates than you thought possible. Or perhaps you are in the market for something a bit more complex? Have no fear – the more challenging the project the more I enjoy working on it. Thusly, I also write Press Releases (fully AP formatted and styled), do resume touch-ups, personal Bios, eBooks, video scripts, storyboarding, and more. If it can be written, I can write it, and at the very highest level of quality. I even work on Academic and authority-level writing. I can assist with editing your dissertation, proofreading your thesis, or researching and drafting industry white papers or grants. I’m also sensitive to the needs of ESL students who understand their content but have difficulty demonstrating that fact in English. Maybe you don’t need any content at the moment though. What can I do for clients who need other services? Quite a bit. My expertise extends into technical areas as well. I’m able to offer cutting-edge web design services, and also offer fully administered SEM campaigns. Whether you are looking to get organic results in SEO, go viral with Social Media Marketing (SMM), or acquire targeted traffic through a PPC campaign, I can assist you every step of the way, from campaign design, to execution, to the ongoing monitoring and maintenance required to successfully execute a modern inbound marketing campaign. I’m AdWords certified and have agency-level subscriptions to all major industry software. I even have a fully equipped recording studio available at my home office and am an accomplished Audio-Visual engineer; I can produce anything from simple YouTube style explainer videos or personal testimonials to full on custom animation designed from the ground up to suit your project. Finally, you might be here because you’re in need of a business consultant, someone who can help you make sense of the big picture. You may need help tweaking a business or marketing plan, or assistance developing a process document. You may even just want some old fashioned niche research done. I can assist you with these projects, and more. All of my strategic advice is predicated on in-depth research, and focuses on demonstrating clear ROI to clients as soon as possible. So if you find yourself in need of top-quality content of any sort, assistance developing or implementing a modern marketing campaign, or a business consultant to help you navigate a particularly thorny development, please reach out to me. You and your bottom line will both be glad you did. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Associated with: Quest for Content Agency

    $83.33 /hr
    746 hours
    4.92
  7. Zack Swire

    Zack Swire Agency Contractor

    Social Entrepreneur & Marketer

    United States

    I'm a marketer by trade and social entrepreneur by heart. Prior to launching SWIRE, an ad agency I grew over 7 years to 30+ FT employees, I worked for a direct marketing firm and helped launch a medical device by establishing sales channels nationwide. At SWIRE, we were a full-service ad agency offering a blend of 'art & science'. Our mantra was to 'Go Beyond', providing marketing services that created real results. We won top industry awards for various advertising mediums including print publications, social media campaigns, TV spots and more. Yet, in 2013, I decided to close SWIRE to pursue the launch of eGood.com, a social good community created to build better businesses for a greater good. I'm in the process of growing eGood as we've recently launched our new payment app called eGood Pay. Additionally, I opened and help run a coworking place called Kicks on 66 coworking - which you can see at 66kicks.co. My main focus is on eGood.com, but I love consulting and helping others reach their full potential. I have a heart for companies that not only focus on profit, but strive for purpose in their business. I am available to work on consulting, brand development, content development, business and marketing strategy, and/or other items by request. My team can assist with design needs and some development when available. To see if there is a fit, I recommend we hold an Uberconference, Google Hangout or Skype meeting.

    Associated with: eGood Agency

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Brian Mellett

    Brian Mellett

    Business Consultant, Merger and Acquisition Specialist, Entrepreneur

    United States - Tests: 1

    5 STAR RATED BUSINESS CONSULTANT --- TOP 1% UPWORK PROVIDER I am a US born and educated business consultant, merger and acquisition specialist and entrepreneur, with over twenty years of experience. I have consulted with international businesses large and small with a passion for start ups, especially in the technology space. I have a unique and thorough understanding of the challenges that growing businesses face, having personally grown two companies that were acquired, the second by a Fortune 200 company. Preparing your business for growth is what I do best! I've been heavily involved in the development and management of hundreds of online properties. I am extremely well-versed in the areas of website development, mobile technology, online marketing, lead generation and social media. I invite you to browse my LinkedIn profile at http://linkedin.com/in/brianmellett

    $40.00 /hr
    266 hours
    5.00
  9. Mateusz Serotiuk

    Mateusz Serotiuk

    Startup Investment Consigliere

    Poland - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

    I’m Mateusz Serotiuk. I help early-stage startups raise funding from investors. Raising an investment round is always a difficult task, that often takes more than 6 months to complete. That time is spent on endless meetings, calls and investor research. And to succeed, you need to grab the attention of remarkable investors, that will truly help you grow. Nothing will make raising investment easy, but, in this case, easier is far enough. Acting as a consigliere, I help remarkable startups raise investment from remarkable investors, by accelerating, streamlining and strategizing the process. I don't just create investor docs, but using my skills and experience I set up an investment strategy that is best for your startup and deliver a vast array of assets you need, such as pitch decks, summaries, financial plans and investor dossiers, to make your fundraising work. I have helped over 50 startups raise $30 million from top investors in their respective markets while also cutting time-to-commitment by 2 months. We did this, because we put a lot of focus on choosing the right investors, getting a very detailed insight into their investment choices and finally putting together investor docs that are structured especially according to the needs of the chosen investors. I'd love to learn about your startup and help you succeed in your fundraising efforts.

    $50.00 /hr
    181 hours
    4.93
  10. Alessandro Lione

    Alessandro Lione

    Business services and administration - Start-up counseling

    Australia - Tests: 10

    Born in a competitive environment where a pause was an error and an error was a catastrophe I quickly learned that desires had to be gained too. A programming and IT industry background gave me an analytical thinking that, coupled with a natural cool blood and patience, makes me able to solve the most complex issues and obtain the best results even complex tasks with pressing deadlines. Well before the legal age I had to take the reins of a family business, giving it a x3 income boost in less than two years, while my home country faced one of the worst crises in the recent economical and political history. That was only the sparkle that started it all; I've already two successful start-up under my belt (from initial business plan to deploying) and the chance of new challenges makes my mind rev faster. I'm an "hands on" approach lover and if I choose to undertake a project I always succeed and exceed expectations. When I wished to learn about web and social media marketing I ended up writing a book aimed at new start-up and entrepreneurs. I'm a great buyer, I love it; give me an internet connection and an Excel spreadsheet and you'll have the best buy at the lowest possible price. When I find a good offer, then I'll make it a bargain. I've experience in leading and coaching small to big sized teams (50 people) through complex tasks and tight deadlines. As an added bonus I'm passionate in everything is complex and, thanks to a continuous learning process, my knowledge cover a vast amount of different topics. Experiences: Business planning Business analysis and tweaking Bookkeeping Buying Team leading and coaching Clients loyalty and retention Marketing and copywriting PR management Italian native speaker English fluent speaker

    $38.89 /hr
    4,613 hours
    5.00