Advisor Web Marketing
Let’s face it, when you look into marketing options, you’re goal is not a fancier website or more web traffic. Your goal is more leads and customers – period. While there are thousands of web design and digital marketing companies, guru’s, ninjas, and agencies promising solutions, often easy solutions, to help grow your business, successful digital marketing is not easy.
At AWM, we understand the challenges independent advisors face in growing their business. We follow the online sales and marketing industry very closely, always on the lookout for new strategies and tools that will help improve your business – the same tools and strategies that we count on to grow our business.
Meet our Team of Financial Advisor Marketing Consultants
Brent Carnduff – Business Background
I have an MBA in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Oregon State University. Prior to starting Advisor Web Marketing (originally Echelon SEO) in 2009, I was an elementary school teacher and High School basketball coach for 17 and 15 years respectively.
I started reading about the opportunities for both individuals and businesses online in 2008 while I was working on my MBA, and decided that I really wanted to be part of it all. I was especially drawn to SEO. It offered many of the same outlets and challenges that I had previously filled with coaching – the need to be constantly learning, high level competition, a scoreboard (search engine ranking page) that clearly outlined the winners and losers, and the chance to work with a team to achieve success.
I’ve been working with financial advisors, helping to increase their search traffic and grow their businesses, since 2009.
In addition to this blog, I am a VIP Contributing writer to the second largest SEO site in the world – Search Engine Journal – and am syndicated on Steamfeed, Business 2 Community, and Social Media Today.
I have presented at NAPFA, XY Planning Network, and Fincon, and have appeared on several industry podcasts.
I’m a Canadian ex-pat – I’ve lived in the United States since 1990. I’m married to Katie, and have two great kids (Daniel and Ashley). When I’m not SEOing :-), I enjoy time with my family, cycling, walking, movies, reading and writing – my secret dream is to be a published author (both business and fiction). Since moving to Las Vegas, I’ve also started to rediscovery a golf game that I abandoned years ago. I cheer for the New England Patriots (and now the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders), the Golden Knights, UNLV Running Rebs basketball team, and the Oakland A’s.
Shelley Pringle – Business Background
I have an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to working with Advisor Web Marketing, I own and operate Polaris Marketing & PR, a Canadian company specializing in building awareness of consumer brands using PR, social media and content marketing.
My experience includes work on a number of personal finance brands, including counseling an investment advisor, First Canadian Mutual Funds (Bank of Montreal), Get Smarter About Money (Ontario Securities Commission), CIBC credit cards (various Canadian product launches), President’s Choice Financial, Canada Life, and Safeway Select Bank.
My work has been published on Marketing Profs, Spin Sucks, Social Media Today and Business 2 Community.
I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia with my husband of 25 years. When I’m not advising clients about marketing I enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, and reading.
Ashley Faulkes – Background
I am an SEO and WordPress specialist who also runs my own agency in Switzerland called Mad Lemmings.
I have two degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering, another in Physics and Mathematics, although I never formally worked in either.
I have worked with a variety of small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs in the US, UK and Switzerland, helping them get better results from their website and Google. I specialize in helping business owners like you figure out why your site is not working and how to get more relevant visitors.
I have been featured on such industry websites as SEMRush, Ahrefs, ProBlogger, SteamFeed, Coschedule and many more.
When not busy helping my clients thrive online, I can be found in the swiss mountains hiking, skiing, mountain biking and eating too much Lindt chocolate!
Thanks for visiting Advisor Web Marketing and for taking the time to get to know us better!