• Building Something Special?



    We Get Them


    We help companies grow UP through MARKETING STRATEGY AND DIGITAL MARKETING EXCELLENCE. Our bent falls on maturing how you go to market.


    We all want to be the next AirBnB or Dropbox, but getting there is a journey. The old-school stuff doesn't work quite like it once did. When working with elevate29, you’ll experience a mixture of the best of traditional marketing strategy plus the latest in growth hacking, which are designed to dominate the market and aimed at driving mass adoption quickly - all requirements for building a successful company these days.


    Who We Help


    We like working with startups who are doing something disruptive. They have cash to spend on conquering the world, but they either lack the time or know-how to go to market.


    To achieve mass adoption, the investment is real and requires commitment. And, you should see a return - a big one.


    For our non-profit friends, we have special programs. Reach out to us for more information.


    How We Do It


    elevate29 is not just another ivory-tower consulting firm. Don't get us wrong. We are very strategic and tend to figure out how to blow up an industry in a big way. But, we get in the trenches along side you as well. And, what makes us really unique is that we know how to integrate across the various online marketing channels to maximize your return in all areas. Secondly, we’re a bit fixated on our marketing efforts translating to revenue. We understand that some programs only produce a soft ROI, but at the end of the day, businesses need cash.


    What we’ve found to be most intriguing is that many early-stage companies usually have little idea as to how much they should budget for marketing and digital marketing. This tends to occur because the majority of startups are usually founded by technical folks. Marketing is a strange, new world to them. Their approach is a bit nebulous with no focus. The results show it. Money is wasted. But, we can help.


    One common approach that our clients enjoy includes architecting how they go to market, developing the programs (web, content marketing, social media and search) and authoring the budget to achieve stated results. We oversee the various service providers and help execute on the plan. Finally, we monitor it on an ongoing basis. We can help at the macro or micro levels, and no project is too small.


    Finally, if "Growth Hacking" is a new term to you, check out this article that helps explain the importance.


    If your idea is ready for market or you are running but need to scale your growth, get in touch, and let's see what we can do together.


    What will you be, when you are all grown up?


    Dig a Couple of Our Success Stories...

    Evver, Inc.

    Mission: Prove Virality + Go Global + Limited Budget

    Boulder, Colorado


    Evver is an amazing social video sharing play. They went from obscurity to global inside of four months and saw 100% month over month growth during our consulting period. Users went from 200 to more than 2,000 for this six-month old company. We had to prove that this thing would grow on its own (virality). And, we did it on a relatively small budget. 


    Your Design Online, Inc.

    Mission: Grow Sales + Kill Commodization Effect + Create Identity

    Atlanta, Georgia


    YDO is an amazing web design firm. But, it's sales were hurting and at a low point in years. In 8 months, they saw a 300%+ increase in revenue which came from the reformulation of their services mix and how they presented their offerings. Average deal size more than doubled as a result. No more hours X dollars economy and the resulting commodization effect.



    100% Month Over Month Growth with Virality Achieved in 3.5 Months


    "Michael and I just wanted to tell you "Thanks!" for meeting with us. We got more out of that meeting than we had with a paid consultant over 5 months... and it was fantastic! It's so relieveing to be able to bounce our thoughts and ideas off of people outside our immediate sphere of influence who have experience in startup businesses. We are (cautiously) confident, rejuvenated, and very excited to take EventRoost to the next stage in the game."



    Karen E. Pellegrin

    Founder, EVENTROOST


  • Leadership

    John Stein


    20+ years of working with startups makes me, let's see, about 100+ in dog years. I've learned that "tried and true" doesn't always work in a world characterized by what's new.


    If you are a young firm with strong ideas and more than your fair share of passion, elevate29 and I can guide you to find your voice, authority, niche and an audience that cares about you as much as you care about them.


    I call myself a growth hacker. It's a (sometimes intiutive) blend of marketing, iterative development, product marketing, social, strategy, tech and people that accelerates learning curves and wins adoption faster. As I see it, brands (and the new companies that fuel them) are all about the love that they give - and the love that they get back.


    The trick/skill is to get really good really fast at massively delivering beyond what your customers want. The "old" way was to sell better. The "new" way means that you have to BE better. Together, that's what we'll achieve.




    We are honored to help. Let's talk.














    Send us a note. We will spend an hour with anyone ... just to help.