I have known Charles for almost two decades now.
My relationship with him has changed over the past 19 years.
Our relationship began as his college professor, academic advisor, and mentor.
However, over the years, I began to tap Charles’ great energy and expertise in digital, social, text, and mobile marketing. He is on the cutting edge!
He provided valuable contributions to my textbook Direct, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing.
To put it bluntly, Charles knows his stuff and has what it takes to get the job done, and done well.
I could go on and on about Charles. I could address his work ethic, communication skills, self-motivation, time management skills, etc.
Dr. Lisa Spiller
Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Christopher Newport University
Thank you, as always, for your support!
You have always been a big contributor to my confidence and my dreams.
I appreciate it so much!
Every time I walk away from our meetings my appreciation for Charles grows.
His vision of the migration path from Suspect to Prospect to Customer to Loyal Customer to Advocate and his direct marketing knowledge of how to build an automated system to realize the project inspires my continued confidence.
He is one of my heroes and a role model, as well.
Unlike his painting over his desk of a tiger; I see him as a lion. I’m proud to be a member of his pride.
President, StoryTellers Channel
I started working with Charles in 2015 after I quit my full-time job to launch a new career as an author. I had no published books, no social media presence, no email list, no audience, and no website. Just a dream + Charles.
Two years later, my work ethic + Charles’ marketing knowledge = a successful author career with over 15 published novels, an email list of 25,000 hungry readers, and paychecks double or triple the size of my engineer husband’s. I wrote the books, but Charles helped me implement the online marketing strategies that made me a six-figure author.
Now Charles is helping me with a new venture, a second business where I teach other authors how to achieve six-figure success. Again: my products + Charles’ marketing = profit.
If you have the work ethic but need the marketing expertise for the modern day marketplace, I highly recommend you hire Charles him + your business = success! I’m a writer, not a mathematician, but adding Charles to the equation just makes sense.
Signed: USA Today Bestselling Author Lee Savino + her calculator
I’m officially naming Charles “The Facebook Wizard!”
Shannan Murphy Pearsall
Social Media Manager
Before I met Charles, I was floundering in trying to market my books. But I’m not floundering anymore. Charles has changed how I see marketing.
What’s amazing is that every week when we meet is like Shark Tank. Charles is a real-life shark to me and having him on my team, I’ve seen how not only my business has grown, but also how I approach it.
He’s helped me find my audience, grow my list, and shift my paradigm from one close to giving up to one that is excited about the future.
Charles has skills that change lives!
Thanks, Charles for believing in me!
USA Today Bestselling Author
I have had the pleasure of learning about Charles’ passion for marketing and IT resources that can be utilized to further a marketing mission.
Charles is a problem solver and an innovator. His goal is to analyze functions and to find ways to make them more successful and efficient.
To those who want to continue to do things the way they have always been done it may be a bit of a shock. But to those who wish to move things forward, it will be a breath of fresh air. I find this refreshing and energizing.
I also want to speak to Charles’ ability to relate to people. Charles sees everyone as a friend and folks respond positively to his gentle and kind nature.
Rita Ralston, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville, VA
Charles and I have been working together since the summer of 2018.
Charles is a marketing guru, and he is currently laser-focused on working with authors to increase their email lists and their presence so they can sell more books.
Charles not only is wonderful at marketing but he is also one of the nicest and most charming people in my life!
President, KWE Publishing
We have contracted with online marketing expert Charles George to help us build our online presence through Facebook advertising. According to Google Analytics, we had 61,267 users on our website in 2018, an increase of 165.8% over the previous year.
Our mailing list has grown from 1,550 at this time last year to more than 2,700 currently. Much of that is due to Facebook advertising that produces an average of 3-4 new subscribers per day. Every Tuesday I send out a short email that includes a link to the next Sunday’s sermon and some thoughts on how to use it effectively.
Our advertising dollars are making a difference!
When I first started working with Charles George, I hired him on a contract basis as the interim marketing director.
Under Charles’ guidance, our digital platform has experienced exponential growth.
First, Charles analyzed all our activities across all marketing channels. Next, he identified our audience online to increase our presence and attract more NICU moms, doctors, nurses, and other professionals. Plus, he identified a list of potential new sponsors, who have similar audiences as Hand to Hold.
Over the next 18 months, he applied his marketing knowledge, skills and expertise to grow our online presence and increase revenue and donations significantly.
The biggest difference Charles has made is with our email marketing. Prior to working with Charles our email list was about 1,500 subscribers, and we sent one email every two or three months. Under Charles’ guidance, our email list is now about 9,000 subscribers and growing daily.
Now, we send a content-based newsletter each week, that Charles designed, along with several promotional emails each month. Plus, he taught us how to plan the content of each newsletter, make offers, and use the newsletter to engage our audience and drive revenue. Moreover, he taught us how to track our success to ensure the email list is growing and our email efforts are profitable.
Today, the weekly newsletters have an average open rate of 22.5%, up from 12% when we only sent one email newsletter every two months. The donate now button in the newsletter is the most clicked link, followed by parents requesting support. We expect donations and revenue to continue to grow based on the digital foundation Charles helped us establish. Supporting parents throughout their NICU journey is why Hand to Hold exists.
Plus, the weekly email newsletter is now one of the core communication channels with our audience. Email engagement is high with subscribers emailing me each week based on the content in the newsletter.
All in all, since we first started working with Charles, our online audience has increased and is more engaged.
I highly recommend Charles. His marketing knowledge, skills, and expertise will lead your organization in today’s digital age, increase your audience size, and revenue will surge.
Founder & CEO
Charles is a marketing guru.
He has helped me multiply my reach many times over, taking my meager email list from less than fifty subscribers to thousands. Charles helped me utilize social media ads to locate my target audience. Then, through his direct marketing knowledge, he assisted me in crafting precise email campaigns that resulted in strong ROI.
When I first met Charles, I had very little knowledge of online marketing strategies (or their importance to my business). But since then, I’ve been able to leverage Charles’ phenomenal marketing expertise through our enjoyable weekly meetings. And now, thanks to Charles, I am armed with: knowledge about the business, viable revenue streams that had not even previously been on my radar, and an expanded way of thinking in regard to growing my business. Not to mention I now possess a valuable and marketable asset in my email list (one that continues to grow daily, in no small part because of Charles).
Thanks so much Charles!
Bestselling Amazon author and Literary Samurai