When I close my eyes and I think of a marketing agency, I think of men in suits and rooms with big conference tables with glass doors. I was surprised to discover that Boca Raton’s leading internet marketing agency did not fit into that status quo.
In our quest to inform Boca Raton of the new businesses, we came across this unique and truly successful company. Stodzy Media is a new age online marketing company. The team was friendly and I left the interview feeling inspired by the men and women working there.
Getting to know Stodzy Media
Stodzy Media was founded by Bryan Sacks and Tim Stoddart three years ago. I sat down and interviewed these two gentlemen and learned about their friendship, their process and the success of their business.
Tim has an interesting story. He has battled some demons and has overcome a tremendous amount of adversity to get to where he is now. A recovered drug addict, Tim has contributed to helping people who have struggled with drug addiction. Much of his online success has come from a website he created called Detox Local which helps people find detox facilities and learn about harm reduction.
Since then, Tim has used his skill set to create an amazing company that employs young people and teaches them an extremely valuable skill. Let’s dive into the interview!
Boca News: Hey guys thanks so much for having me in here. I am sure you guys are busy and I appreciate your time.
Stodzy Media: Likewise it’s a pleasure.
BN: I can’t help but notice the culture in here. Is everyone always so happy and friendly?
SM: For the most part. Of course, there are debates and disagreements **laughs** but we all feel very lucky that we get to wake up and come to a place that we love every day. Bryan and I have always been passionate about our work and about enjoying it. We’re not here to give any motivational speeches about chasing your dreams, we simply believe that if you are spending most of your life working then why on earth would you do anything other then what you enjoy?
BN: Makes sense to me. On that note, how did you guys get started?
SM: Bryan and I have been friends for a long time. When I came to Florida 6 years ago he was one of the first people I met. Life brought us together. We worked at call centers together and even then we were always looking for ways to improve. Eventually, it became clear that we needed to do something for ourselves and thus our marketing company was born. It’s a great story.
BN: I’d love to hear the full story one day. So now we have a slight background and understanding of your friendship and culture, but tell me a little more about what you actually do.
SM: Stodzy Media is an internet marketing company in Boca Raton. Online marketing and social media is the new craze right now but the reason we have done so well isn’t because of fancy internet tools or techy words, it is because we are a people first company.
You see, the internet is nothing more than a medium for people to interact with each other. We see over and over again companies and agencies get too bogged down by the technical aspects and they forget that at the end of every screen is a person. A person who feels things and has hobbies and dreams. Interacting with that human connection is the key.
So simply put, our job is to increase web traffic to our client’s websites, but that would be an oversimplified version of what we do. Our real job is to tell stories and to create a connection between our clients and their potential customers through storytelling. People love a good story. We are no longer sitting around the fire passing stories down from one generation to the next, the internet has changed that but the internet will never change the human connection that has been there from the beginning.
BN: Wow, I never thought of it that way. That’s a fascinating outlook but you’re right it’s much simpler than most people make it out to be. So do you guys use that approach on everything?
SM: Yes and no. The idea of telling stories is certainly our philosophy, but the reason we do so well is not solely dependent on that. We don’t completely discount the technical skills needed. SEO, web development, design and even good writing are all skills that need to be learned. I feel that we have the best team in the business and I think our clients would agree.
A Deeper Look At Stodzy Media’s Services
BN: Okay, that is a perfect transition. For the people who will be reading this interview, I think it is important that they understand the specific services you provide. What are they?
SM: Great question. We are a full-service agency. We have a search engine optimization department, we have an amazing social media department. We do a lot of email marketing and digital advertising as well. Social media and the cell phone have created the most robust and profitable advertising platform in history. Most people are still catching up but when I see people spending money on magazines I shake my head. Most of the people reading this will be reading it on their cell phone. Our advertising department is great. We believe that you should follow the market. If tomorrow everyone had contact lenses that fed them their daily content we would be advertising on there.
So long story short, we do everything from beginning to end. We will build your website, we will design and create your marketing material, we will market your business through the internet and work directly with the client to make sure we are portraying their brand and their message correctly.
Like I said, simple but not easy!
BN: I think that is a great place to stop. Thank you so much for your time.
SM: Thank you.
How To Contact Stodzy Media
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