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We are in an enviable position in our industry due to utilizing social media so effectively—thanks to NewEra! Bill Marsh Jr.

Owner, Bill Marsh Automotive Group - Traverse City, Michigan

John has been a valuable resource and presenter for several SCORE workshops on the subjects of website design and social media marketing. His up-to-the-minute knowledge of and expertise in these fast-moving fields provide tremendous benefit to area entrepreneurs in SCORE’s effort to support small business owners. His generosity in donating his time for these SCORE-sponsored workshops is truly appreciated.

Linda Ketterer

Certified SCORE Mentor & Workshop Organizer, Northwest Michigan SCORE

I highly recommend that any company or individual in need of immediate attention for most any digital project to seek the advice and then allow NewEra the opportunity to professionally and expertly provide the solution.

The Bill Marsh Auto Group has been working with the team of John and Emily Petrovich and their company NewEra Social Marketing since the summer of 2013. We had an immediate need for graphic design work which Emily promptly and professionally provided. Additionally, we had been discussing how NewEra could help Bill Marsh in the area of social marketing.

Fast forward to present state and our relationship has developed into absolute expertise in the proper use and promotion of our social media pages. So intuitive and smart are their strategies with these tools that both myself and our mass media director have come to the conclusion that everything we do on social needs to run through John and Emily. Because of the strong customer engagement by properly managed pages, we have quadrupled our paid investment on social media.

John and Emily seem to be the quintessential business (and life) partners. Both are oh-so savvy with most all things internet. They are WordPress gurus having used the platform to convert many hard-coded html single event pages we were managing. They run a successful blog for one of the owners of the Bill Marsh Auto Group, Bill Marsh Jr. They create and upload the content for seven primary Bill Marsh websites. Emily has mastered the art of making ‘the car the star’ on all the front-page’s of our website properties. Then, we run very successful monthly direct mail and email marketing campaigns which are also designed by NewEra. Once again, the creative portion of these efforts is a key component to our success.

Every Monday, we have a meeting with NewEra that includes myself, the mass media director, and the owner. We rely on NewEra’s internet prowess for advice on many different matters. Community causes, online charity funding and online reputation to name a few.

Dana Pratt III

E-Business Director, Bill Marsh Automotive Group - Traverse City, MI

We’re happy to recommend NewEra for website development, graphic design, content writing and social media support. We hired the NewEra team to help create our digital presence in preparation to campaign for Saginaw County Sheriff. They effectively communicated with us every step of the way and were highly responsive to our needs.   I was so impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and responsiveness.

If you are looking for a digital marketing company that does what they say they will and stands behind their work, then contact NewEra.

Bill Gutzwiller and Lisa Orlando

Bill Gutzwiller for Sheriff Campaign - Saginaw, MI

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John and Emily are fantastic! We own a coffee shop that has been in business for 10 years and we were ready for a much needed new logo and updated look for our branding. John and Emily did a great job taking our vision and creating a new logo, business cards and developing new and improved loyalty cards for us. They were also able to create a marketing tool for us to promote our catering services: the marketing flyer is very eye catching and has taken our business to the next level! We are a local business and they were able to create a new and modern look for us that stands out within in the community. They are enjoyable to work with, quick to respond to our needs, and continue to have great ideas for our business! Kim & Denise Krantz

Owners, Coffee Chaos - Midland, Michigan

I was a little hesitant with the idea of social marketing given that my key demographic is generally a more mature crowd. However, after just a few months of working with the NewEra team, we have realized an entirely new revenue stream for our business! Thank you for all of your hard work. Richard Green

Owner, Summit Hearing Centers - Colorado

El Paso County had the honor of hosting the Colorado County Clerks Association Conference in January. It was important that the program for this prestigious group of government representatives be relevant and provide valuable information to help them execute their duties. Emily Periard of NewEra Social Marketing gave an excellent presentation for the Chief Deputy Gathering. Her program encompassed aspects of marketing that are essential to counties in communicating effectively to the public whom they serve. The presentation included such topics as Social Marketing Vocabulary, Tools of the Trade, Current Trends, and much more. Not only was their program informative, the delivery was interesting and upbeat. It was a welcome presentation and a fine way to conclude the first day of the conference. We would recommend John & Emily and NewEra Social Marketing to any company or organization whose goal is to utilize the most current and relevant marketing tools and strategies in the 21st Century! Alissa Vander Veen

Special Projects Coordinator, El Paso County Clerk & Recorder

I invited John and Emily from NewEra Social Marketing to be guest speakers at my two sessions of Contemporary Business Trends held at Colorado Technical University. They most graciously donated their time to present to my students. Their presentation was outstanding and left the students so “buzzing” about what they learned that it even carried on to the following weeks. The information addressing the use of social media in the marketing process was on the leading edge and gave my students a lot of intriguing insights into the topic. I recommend anyone who has to market anything get hold of NewEra Social Marketing to gain an understanding how marketing must be conducted in the 21st century. I will invite them back again when the class is next held. Jerry Fritz

Adjunct Professor, Colorado Technical University

John Petrovich and NewEra Social Marketing have been such champions of the Chamber and such allies to us as social media has taken shape as a viable marketing tool in the business community. It is a comfort to know that when one of my 1600 members needs assistance or is in need of social marketing I can make one call and know that John will assist them with whatever they need. As a founding member of CHAMP, which stands for Chamber Advantage Marketing Program, NewEra has participated in events such our Chamber University and Chamber Rising Professionals programs, all of which were well attended by members interested in hearing where the marketing world will be headed in 2012.
As a staff member of The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, I am very pleased with partnerships that we have had with NewEra and will gladly continue to refer them to our members and other businesses in our community.

Catherine Jekel

Development & Member Fulfillment Coordinator, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

We had the pleasure of working with NewEra Social Marketing on our Bob Penkhus dealership account since July of 2011. They successfully carried our overall branding and advertising initiatives onto the social media platforms and effectively delivered a consistent flow of quality information and advertising to our current and potential new customers. Our online reach just within Facebook averaged over 2,000,000 impressions each month with a weekly reach of 100,000+ Facebook users! John and Emily often joined us for client meetings to educate and inform the team, helping to ensure that everyone was involved and invested in the social efforts. One major identified need for the client was improved customer communication and response to customer feedback. The NewEra team worked quickly to develop and streamline a process that worked well for both the customer and the Penkhus team. When Google changed their review platform, the Penkhus rating went down to 1-star but NewEra was able to plan and execute a solution that brought their rating back up to 4-stars within 30 days! We absolutely recommend NewEra Social Marketing to an automotive dealerships that is interested in effectively using the social media platforms to increase their market reach and consumer communication efforts, and to create meaningful customer relationships, both online and off! Bob Penkhus Automotive Group

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The NewEra team is fantastic to work with. They played a key role in securing a Pepsi Refresh grant for Empowering Education. Emily and John didn’t hesitate to put in the extra hours and work with us until 10pm on the last day of voting! The momentum they created through the social marketing strategy helped us successfully achieve this major goal for our organization and we’re thankful to have them on our team! Lindsay Hollister

Empowering Education - Colorado Springs, Colorado

When I heard about the development of the NewEra Social Marketing team, I was overwhelmed with excitement. John and Emily bring creative instincts and a certain energy to their work that I am confident will revolutionize the social marketing arena in today’s commerce! Mike Battaglia

Analyst, Gordon Food Service

NewEra Social Marketing has been instrumental in providing training to Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce members through Chamber University. John and Emily have graciously donated their expertise to assist local small business personnel in gaining practical knowledge on how to use and benefit from social media marketing. They are not only knowledgeable, but they are dedicated to helping people utilize social media to help grow their business. Anne Wamser

Facilitator, Chamber University, The Eastern Bank of Colorado

For years, NewEra Social Marketing has been a valuable part of La Casita Mexican Grill.  Recently, we have been focusing on our customer service and where we can improve.  John and Emily have turned our unorganized ideas into very functional concepts.  They are always efficient in quickly responding to our customer feedback on all of the sites which they manage for us.  Whether they are responding to our few negative comments or praising our astounding number of positive comments, they are always quick, professional and personable.  The proof is in the customers! It has been a real pleasure working with this Team and it will be for many years to come. Victoria Norris

Office Manager, La Casita Mexican Grill - Colorado Springs, CO

I would like to share my experience with NewEra Social Marketing. Although I did not know John and Emily Petrovich very well when they were referred to me by Bill Marsh Jr., they put their all into making our event stand out as one of a kind! As the Event Coordinator, I am at best challenged when it comes to the marketing. John and Emily treated me with full respect and helped me through the process. NewEra Social Marketing is the best marketing company that I’ve worked with in my years of being an Event Coordinator. I would recommend this company to anyone. Lisa Lempke

Event Coordinator, Maximum Impact Conference via Good News Media Inc. - Traverse City, MI

I have recently launched a major undertaking and called upon John with NewEra Social Marketing to help with the digital media end of things. I am not at all technologically inclined but am full of ideas! My experience with NewEra has been nothing short of outstanding. They took our thoughts and ideas and crafted them into everything we asked for… and more! It was obvious that they were truly invested in our project and took initiative when necessary. It was clear that all of their decisions were based on what would be best for our project. We will definitely be using them for all things relative to our digital media needs! Kim Nelson

Owner, Bowsers by the Bay - Elk Rapids, Michigan

The Coloradoan has seen immense success in the digital advertising and marketing space over the last 3 years. In doing so we have dealt with many vendors and NewEra has consistently proven to be the best in service and results. They provide proactive analysis and suggestions as well as help to troubleshoot prior to launch. Their performance has been so good that they have been our only 3rd party Social PPC provider in 2014. Joseph Harmon

Key Accounts Manager, The Coloradoan - Fort Collins, Colorado

The NewEra Social Marketing team has been great to work with! They set up, managed and advertised our Facebook Page for a little over two years. In addition to creating our online community and growing our presence, they were able to create and manage real estate lead solutions to help build our email list, through Facebook App development. Our business is growing and we are bringing on a full time employee that will take the momentum that NewEra created and continue to run with it. The transition to bring management of our Facebook Page in-house was smooth and we would recommend the NewEra team to any business that is interested in exploring the potential of social media as a marketing tool! Denise Ebenhoeh

Owner, RE/MAX® TriCounty - Chesaning, Michigan

The NewEra Social Marketing team is extremely responsive and reliable. Although they did not originally build the Running4Babies.com website, they have been a fantastic resource when it comes to maintenance and making updates on the site. We would happily recommend the NewEra Social Marketing team for your digital marketing needs! Dan O'Connor

General Manager, Bill Marsh Automotive Group - Traverse City, Michigan

NewEra Social Marketing has done a tremendous job at making EmergiCare Clinics a local leader in social media marketing! By working with John and Emily, we have been able to increase our market reach and top-of-mind-awareness campaigns at a fractional investment as compared to traditional marketing and advertising mediums. The NewEra team also works well with others, and by this I mean they are transparent in what is working and not to tailor the efforts ever efficiently, and are happy to work with our other advertising partners to ensure consistency across all mediums and completeness of projects within the deadlines. I would confidently recommend NewEra Social Marketing to assist other businesses in turning social media into an effective set of marketing tools! Joshua Hamilton

ePR Marketing, EmergiCare Walk-In Medical Clinics - Colorado

NewEra Social Marketing has been an integral piece to our overall marketing plan for the success of the annual Colorado Springs Science Festival, a program of the Colorado Springs Science Center. We have been so pleased with John and Emily and their ‘sixth social-media sense’ – they always seem to get it right! They are impressively dependable and we will continue to work with them in the future. DeeAnn Rothstein

Director, Colorado Springs Science Center

NewEra Social Marketing has consistently provided insight and knowledge to my business — thinking outside the box, teaching me new ways to market through social networking sites and other online resources, and refreshing my branding designs. I credit a large portion of my successful online presence to the NewEra Social Marketing team! Jacqueline Bradley

Owner and Creative Director, Athalia's Boutique

(View the video version of this testimonial here) John and Emily with NewEra Social Marketing have been amazing. They have not only done training for our staff but they have also helped get the Chamber onto the social media marketing path. Also, John has taught many classes for our business seminars that focus on social media and social marketing which not only helps the business community but also helps our chamber members. NewEra Social Marketing is also one of our Chamber Advantage Marketing Program partners through which they offer discounts to our Chamber members. We love working with John and Emily because not only are they great business partners but more importantly their goal is that our whole community succeeds together. Thank you for all that you do, John and Emily! Jenifer Furda

Senior Vice President, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

The NewEra team helped us create and execute an internal Google initiative with the goal of increasing the Google star ratings at each of our locations. Not only were we successful in increasing the number of total positive reviews but there has since been undeniable proof that the initiative is directly leading to more sales. We had a gentlemen from overseas contact Josh Lawson (Hyundai Sales). He was flying in to Michigan to visit his son and had plans to purchase his son a car. This prospective customer was shopping online and researching Hyundai dealerships across the state so he could have purchased from anywhere. However, because of the number of positive Google reviews that we had, he chose to purchase from Josh Lawson at the Bill Marsh Automotive Group. Bill Marsh Jr.

Owner, Bill Marsh Automotive Group - Traverse City, Michigan

We started working with NewEra Social Marketing on our City of Cripple Creek account in May of 2012 and they helped to bring our social marketing efforts to a whole new level! Our online reach just within Facebook averaged 350,000+ impressions each month with an average weekly reach of 10,000+ Facebook users! One major goal for the client was to find a balance between tourism promotions/sales and showcasing facts and information around the rich history of the city and the surrounding area. We had been using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as communication channels and once we brought on NewEra to manage the accounts, their strategic and creative tactics propelled our total public reach and engagement through the roof! John and Emily also worked with our in-house staff to help ensure consistency across all marketing and advertising platforms, as a team. I would definitely recommend NewEra Social Marketing to a city entity that is interested in effectively using the social media platforms to increase their market reach and consumer communication efforts, and to build their community (online and off!) City of Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek, Colorado

What a great company! NewEra Social Marketing has doubled our Twitter followers over the last month, and really improved our Facebook marketing. What really sold me was when John continued tweeting for our company even while being on a guys’ weekend in Vegas… now that’s dedication! Thank you, NewEra team! Ryan Unseth

Co-Owner, Greg Unseth Painting & Exteriors | Wizbee Marketing

The NewEra Social Marketing team is on the cutting edge of new marketing, social media tools and technology; integrating them with comprehensive marketing knowledge. They quickly understand client needs and objectives; their work achieves solid results. Alberto Conde Mellado

General Manager of NEM Solutions | Founder of Ikasplay, Pamplona, Spain

WOW! The team at Victory Lap is impressed with NewEra Social Marketing! You guys ROCK! In the past 2 weeks, we have see a tremendous growth and surpassed all or past efforts combined for the past 6 months, ALL IN JUST THE FIRST 2 WEEKS! THANK YOU, NewEra Social Marketing! Clayton Porter

Owner, Victory Lap - Colorado

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