Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Interview with John Jacobs, AE1stClassMe’s Public Relations Manager, AE Advertising and Marketing

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1- Hello John, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Been in Small Business Marketing for over 30 years…focusing on Local Business advertising.

2- What are your focus areas and why?
Local businesses….the main reason is over 85% of small businesses go out of business within 5 years, our focus is to avoid that from happening to our clients. Local businesses need a more unique and impactful way to gain new business….our service helps them stand alone in their industry and become the expert in their field.

3- How do you describe “AE1stClassMe” in few words?
Simply put, it is a way a local business can become the expert in their field, be known as the number one source and first class business in their industry. Our unique marketing approach allows them to constantly have their marketing message in from of a potential customer at the very time they need them.

4- Where do you think the company is making an impact?
If you are speaking geographically, we are making an impact with all types of local businesses in the united states….if you are referring to the areas of helping local businesses, that’s simple….WE GET THEM BUSINESS because we are the only company that helps them to be seen by motivated buyers at the very time they are ready to buy!

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5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job?
Probably the biggest thing that most businesses aren’t aware of is that they are constantly being googled and people are always googling for what they need. This enables us to take advantage of the biggest referral source in the universe and that is, the 1st Page of Google. Businesses listed on the 1st page of google get 90% of the traffic to their sites and the businesses with video on the first page of google, receive 80% of the traffic. When you leverage 1st page of google with Video, you crush the competition.

6- Where do you see “AE1stClassMe” in the next 5 years?
With out a doubt, we will be the number one source for local businesses to grow their business. In the past 5 years, we grew to over 1000 clients and fully expect to be over 10,000 strong by the year 2022.

7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on “AE1stClassMe”?
Our biggest challenge is explaining our Exclusive rights so businesses understand it. What they don’t realize is that once we work with a client in their area, we cant work with them….for instance, if a Bankruptcy attorney wants to have his video listed in the entire county….then we cant accept any other Bankruptcy attorney. This leads to other Bankruptcy attorneys getting mad at us because they missed the boat.

8- What can you tell to young people who are pursuing their dreams?
If you are referring to aspiring entrepreneurs, I can offer this sound advice….”Businesses do not fail…Owners fail at running them”
Make sure you have a sound marketing plan in place that is unique, different, and attracts motivated buyers.

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9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
We are extremely proud and excited about the fact that we have a client retention rate of 92%. Our clients are so very important to us and their satisfaction is the key to our success and future growth. Over 80% of our business comes from referrals.

10- The last word or final thoughts?
Local Businesses must be in front of Motivated buyers at the very time they are searching/googling for what a business provides….we can help them be there at the right time.   Go to: to find out more about our service and book an online demo.

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Noelle Elia
Noelle Elia
is a Financial analyst at PSPC. Graduated from Telfer School of Management, Finance/Accounting with interest to Entrepreneurship and New Media.
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