Competitive Advantage

Marketing Advantage

Read about our culture, history, and value proposition. Learn about the unique competitive edge we have over most digital marketing companies.

What's Our Marketing Advantage?

We have a very distinct marketing advantage from which our clients benefit. Our advantage, and competitive edge, is our extensive real-world business experience. Our business knowledge fuels great marketing strategies.

How do our clients benefit from our real-world business experience? We make better decisions because we truly understand what a business needs. We know how to position and promote a business in a manner that drives sales in a relevant, practical, and timely manner.

Our well-developed business acumen enables us to deliver exceptional results for our clients because we know what matters, why it matters, and how to get it done. We are true professionals.

Compare Us to Our Typical Competitors

Almost all of our competition lacks any comparable level of business knowledge, especially sales and marketing. This lack of business experience means their customers have to do a lot of coaching, hand-holding, and explaining to manage their digital agency.

Almost all of our competitors are staffed with people who have never held management roles with bottom-line accountability. They've never had to make, and learn from, the tough decisions that make or break a company. We bring a decades of experience to the table.

Our History

Our strongest business knowledge is found at the top of the organization, and filters throughout. Agency president, Jim Hobson, has over 35 years real-world business experience. His experience spans from field level sales and marketing, to senior management and entrepreneurship with operations ranging from small business to Fortune 100 environments. He spent time with start-ups, growing established companies, turnaround situation, takeovers, and mergers.

This breadth of experience gives our agency an understanding and perspective most other agencies can't bring to the table. Our clients get to work with people who understand the needs of a business.

Atlanta's First Online Marketing Company

Beginning in 1999, Jim began his pursuit of website design and online marketing. In 2000, the original website company, "Get Real Sales and Marketing", launched. BellSouth took issue with the name, claiming it infringed on their trademarked slogan, "The Real Yellow Pages". In 2003, our business name was changed to E-Platform Marketing.

By 2003, the company was firmly established as the leader in Atlanta for marketing on The Web. It was then that the newly formed internet marketing company was launched.

The company's level of business expertise was strengthened by adding talented people with their own strengths. We hired people with experience at Cox Communications, BellSouth Advertising, The Home Depot, and other companies known for having excellent marketing and operations talent.

Sensible Solutions With Integrity

We're Ethcial and Pragmatic

In the many years of working through various management styles, corporate cultures and business practices Jim developed strong opinions about how to provide REAL value and REAL customer service.

A founding objective was to deliver corporate level professionalism without corporate bureaucracy and hassles. Customer satisfaction thrives when enthusiasm, creativity and integrity dominate over politics and aggressive selling. We strive to be down to earth people, and avoid the client-agency posturing game.

Small to Mid-sized Business Often Have Problematic Options for Their Marketing Needs - and Suffer From It

  1. Corporate Advertising Companies (yellow pages and directory sites) primarily concerned with revenue generation rather than making certain customers actually receive meaningful results.
  2. "SEO Companies", freelancers, friends or family members with no real business experience, formal marketing knowledge, and limited capabilities.
  3. The me-too agencies with some technical skills, a lot of happy-talk, but again, no depth of business knowledge. Every client is pushed through the same maze of uninspired services.

You Deserve Better, and You've Now Discovered a Great Option

We're Different . . . In a Good Way.

The realization that most small and mid-sized businesses have no reliable and cost-effective options for their marketing needs was what prompted the founding of E-Platform Marketing, LLC. Jim knew that it was possible to deliver reliable, meaningful, professional services in a cost-effective manner. For over 20 years we've done it for clients across the United States of America.

Today, we're still successful with the same mindset and dedication to treating clients like friends. Our people work every day to maintain the original vision of providing professional quality work that serves the best interest of our clients.

We offer a wide range of digital marketing services to design, develop and promote a robust online presence.

While we are typically not the cheapest priced, we are certainly a leader in value and quality for small to mid-sized companies.

Contact us to discuss how our real-world business experience and technical skills can make your business a market leader!