Umbrella Local Expert
Umbrella Local Expert
Michael Akins, a highly motivated and skilled digital marketing expert, has dedicated the last four years to helping multiple businesses thrive online by providing quality web design and social media marketing services. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence help him to deliver exceptional and long-term results to his clients.
Michael is based in Honolulu, HI. After serving eight years in the U.S. Naval Submarine Force, Michael decided to change career paths and began his journey into entrepreneurship. Since 2014, he has been perfecting his marketing skills as a Freelancer. This led him to run a highly successful business which expanded further into Maqueia Marketing LLC. This incredible experience of running his own venture aided Michael to understand the shortcomings that his clients face and avoid pitfalls to lay out a clear path to achieve maximized digital response, profits, and ROI.
Michael has been engaged in different backgrounds, including social media marketing, blog writing, web design, email marketing, door to door sales, and phone sales. He also has significant experience in upselling. While currently pursuing his bachelor’s in business science with a minor in marketing, he has managed to maintain a 3.2 GPA while beginning his partnership with Umbrella Local.
Michael strongly believes that the value of his impeccable services speaks for itself, and he only needs to convey that value to potential clients. He focusses on implementing the right digital marketing strategies and offering creative solutions to his clients so that they stand apart in the marketing industry.
If you want to dominate your niche by utilizing affordable and result driven marketing solutions, give Michael a call today for a free consultation.
Michael and his Umbrella Local team did an excellent job redesigning our company website. We had some functionality issues as well as website usability issues and they addressed all of those issues and more. Now the website is much more user friendly and everything functions as it should. In fact, our site has now become the model for other franchises in the company to follow. I appreciate Michael’s hard work, and his willingness to overdeliver. I highly recommend him for web design.
“I have worked with David and his Umbrella Local team on several occasions and I can say without a doubt that David is one of the best project managers I have ever worked with. David’s knowledge of tech and business systems and his ability to manage challenging issues make him the perfect choice for any project. His team is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the project is a success.”
“I like working with Doru’s Umbrella Local team because they challenge my team to be better. They treat every project as it would be their own brand. We work together for more than two years now and all digital assets for my brands are looking great. I even got questions from business partners who is managing my marketing because they noticed the improvement.”
I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was working with Randolph and his Umbrella Local team on the SEO needs of our company. As an upstart business, it was important to get our name out into the marketplace in a cost-effective manner and you successfully got us into the Google 3 pack. I can’t thank you enough Randolph and I highly recommend that anyone that wants to increase their business revenue work with you and your team.
“We’ve been depending on Dwayne’s digital marketing and local SEO expertise for nearly 15 years. He and his Umbrella local team have served the marketing needs of three of our companies and helped drive revenue, sales, and bookings. Dwayne knows his stuff about everything marketing-related. We’re also proud to call him a friend.”
When I met with Darlene and David, I desperately needed a new website. I really didn’t want to make all the decisions involved with designing a new website and I really had no idea what I wanted it to look like, so like many people, I had put it off WAY too long!! It didn’t matter. I gave them some general ideas and they built the website that I now have that has a design I could never have thought of. David and his Umbrella Local team did exactly what was needed to be done without torturing me through the whole process! This is the way to get a new website with all the specs it needs to make google happy!
Mark W. is a skilled Professional Marketing Consultant with whom I have worked for years. His insight and close attention to detail are what I admire most. Mark and his Umbrella Local team have helped my business to greatly expand beyond expectations. Mark is the best.
Working with Erik and his Umbrella Local team has been an awesome experience from the time we got in touch and started talking about different ways to help my business grow. Every time I have had questions, Erik has always been there to provide the best service ever. One thing that really stands out about Erik is that he has shown that he cares about helping my business grow, no matter what questions I have, he goes out of his way to be there for me when I need his advice in solving a problem. His knowledge in helping me build my website and also with SEO has made a huge difference in expanding my business.
I have a food truck and wasn’t sure how to “get the word out” online. I am so glad I got in contact with Jahniah and his Umbrella Local team. Not only did they create an “awareness” campaign for me, but they also made it easy for my customers to leave online reviews. I would recommend Jahniah and PromoGrip to anyone.
I have known Aurora for the past 6 years, and since I met her, I was taken by her passion to help people. I have had the opportunity to work with Aurora putting together and offering “Yoga and Self Development Retreats,” where she excels in preparing the topics she presents and the logistics of the events. Aurora is a team player that anyone can trust with confidence. Aurora and her Umbrella Local team put all the effort into making sure everyone that crosses their path gets caring attention and solution to their problems. It is a pleasure to work with them!”
Aurora Rodriguez and her Umbrella Local team are professionals with clients of all ages and backgrounds who are always willing to understand the needs of their clients. Aurora is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge with her clients, be they her yoga students, DoTerra Essential Oil members, and the general public. She is an advocate for alternative natural health and loves to participate in the multiple community events and charities she is associated with. Aurora is always learning and eager to assist others by listening to their needs and educating that individual person or group for a positive outcome, and she is flexible to adjust according to her clients’ needs. Her style is compassionate, friendly and is connected to the community as a great resource in connecting people to people. This marketing training is a perfect opportunity for Aurora to shine. Thank you for allowing me to make this recommendation.
Aurora is a very caring person, loves to help people wherever she can. She makes herself available to assist in whatever is required. When things need to get done, she is the first one there and the last one to go. She is friendly, sociable, has an easy time talking to people, and she is great at listening to others. She loves to learn to improve herself, and she invites others to join her with their personal growth. I highly recommend Aurora and her Umbrella Local team.
“I have consulted Reinaldo and his Umbrella Local team in matters of hosting domains and digital publishing. Their insights have been very valuable to move forward with my different projects. As of today, Reinaldo manages my domains portfolio, and I still consult him regarding strategy and new technologies.”
I wanted to employ an external Digital Marketing Agency to breathe some fresh air into our brand, and Umbrella Local did exactly that. They took a holistic approach and really got involved in our business, understanding what we did and who our audience was. With that in mind, they completely re-developed our brand and helped our business grow where other, similar businesses went into decline.
I have been able to achieve a fantastic online presence with the help of Brian and his Umbrella Local team, and the difference to my business has been night and day.
I had Brian and his Umbrella Local team build my website, create and put into action an online marketing plan. Brian was always very quick to respond to any questions I had. The website looks amazing, and the marketing plan has created a whole other avenue of business for us. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone with his knowledge, desire, and experience in the industry.
Brian Savic and his Umbrella Local team did an awesome job of marketing my business. Brian was very helpful in explaining all my options and advising the best solution for me to increase online awareness and website traffic. It’s easy to get lost in the internet jungle, and Brian went above and beyond to assist me in expanding my market share. I would love to recommend Brian to everyone, but this is one unfair advantage I might just keep to myself. Thanks, Brian, we will talk very soon.
Brian has been consistent in delivering leads for my business now for over 5 years and has built 3 websites for me to target specific niches and locations in our target market. Brian and his Umbrella Local team’s marketing solutions have imparted 10x growth to my business, and I would highly recommend him and his services.
Brian and his Umbrella Local team have been our advertising, review generation, and website maintenance specialist for over 5 years now, and we continue to grow our business with the digital bank of customer reviews that never fail to bring us new business on a weekly basis.
Brian and his Umbrella Local team hit the mark with their review marketing and new website service because we are now prequalifying a lot of our leads. Brians’s solution is giving us results that are expanding our business for years to come.
“We have grown accustomed to our business slowing down during the winter months. We were looking for ways to increase the number of bookings during this quiet period. With the help of Robert Swart, from Trebor Digital Agency, and his Umbrella Local team, we have launched a hugely successful Facebook campaign to increase our business exposure and brand awareness. The conversion campaigns exceeded our expectations and have generated 100+ quality leads each. Each campaign has given us a return on our total digital marketing spend of 689+% with which we were very pleased. I would like to thank Robert Swart for increasing our online business exposure and awareness and the increase in sales.”
I thought I understood the basics of SEO before, but I wasn’t sure how to do it because it seemed super overwhelming. However, I’ve always felt that it was something that I should be taking advantage of for my business, so I was looking for someone to help me for months but didn’t find that right connection – until I met Bruce. Bruce has this incredible ability to break everything around SEO and digital marketing down in a way that made it so simple that I finally understood what it was all about. And more importantly, allowed me to fully understand the potential of my own business with his SEO magic. He and his Umbrella Local team truly support my business as a partner, and they go above and beyond in helping me achieve my business goals. I wish I could just hire him full-time because of that! I highly recommend anyone to work with Bruce if they are looking to level up their business and implementing SEO, and taking their digital marketing to the next level.
At least once a month, I get a ‘cold call’ from someone who tells me that they can guarantee an increase in traffic to my website. Over the years, I’ve given a couple of them a chance. None delivered. Then I met Klaus and his Umbrella Local team. They never made a promise of results. They didn’t try to ‘sell’ me anything, but they did deliver. They did, in fact, get results. And they did it with a sincere desire to help my business grow.
Dr. Renuka Prasanna and his Umbrella Local team were great to work with. They are highly professional and committed to their work. I achieved the desired results. I highly recommend their service.
Brian and his Umbrella Local team offer a very professional and impressive trust-based marketing service, and they are my first choice when launching my advertising campaigns and websites for my new software product launches.
I worked with Jacqui last year, and she helped me with an important piece of copywriting for my work. Jacqui and her Umbrella Local team were professional, quick, and excellent to work with. I was really impressed and inspired by her creative nature combined with her strong written and verbal skills. She was patient and able to extract from me the essence of what I wanted to communicate as English is not my first language. Jacqui goes straight to the point, focusing on making sure that the information or message that is being communicated is understood clearly, reaching the right audience. My work has been impacted by Jacqui’s copywriting in a positive way. I am looking forward to continuing working with Jacqui in the future.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Josephine for over 9 years. She provides relevant and entertaining training that allows implementation in real-life situations immediately.
Outside her training, the support she offers me sets her aside from others, and to be quite frank is remarkable. Nothing is ever too much for her, and she has to be the most helpful person I have ever come across.
Being able to rely on Josephine and her Umbrella Local team and use their wealth of knowledge and advice across my multiple businesses is something I could not do without!
We engaged with an Umbrella Local expert, Syed Ahmed, for our Website & Digital Marketing for my Tax Preparation & Consulting business (S&B Tax). He exceeded our expectations, and we were highly delighted with the services he provided. He is highly recommended by us.
The digital marketing provided to me by Umbrella Local was top-notch. The article written about my company gave us a major boost. It was published on hundreds of websites and other media. The greatest benefit was the exposure and visibility allowed us to dominate the first page of Google for many important keywords.
Very personable and professional. Adil and his Umbrella Local team created an impressive website for me. Their use of keywords helped me gain my 1st customer and continues to bring new customers each month.
I’ve worked with Curvin Martin for over 11 years, and he is very responsible and professional. He and his Umbrella Local team always pay attention to detail.
I highly recommend the service of Umbrella Local. I have had excellent service and results in boosting my listing to the top in the rankings of web search of my category business.
ResultMarketing has helped our brand AusWare to build and maintain a very profitable launching of our product, and still, a very good market exists because of Moustafa and his Umbrella Local team’s ideas and inspiration, which fits in our budget with a great added value.
Thank you, Patrick and your Umbrella Local team, for insights into what has turned out to be a highly successful email marketing and re-targeting campaign. I appreciate that you liaised in person with me on the content and produced the stunning creatives. With you and your team dealing with the list segregation and email delivery, it made the process seamless from start to finish. The campaign produced an initial 365% return and continued to generate new business weeks later.
Ty and I got together when I was transitioning my restaurant/catering business to be just catering. I needed an existing website updated to reflect just the catering business. Ty and his Umbrella Local team were easy to work with. They had good ideas and completed the site quickly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a conscientious and knowledgeable online marketing resource.
“Christine and his Umbrella Local Team were instrumental in helping build the Pier 77 brand and in bringing national attention to the unique location. And when that location is miles from town, in the middle of the Minnesota Northwoods, that is no small feat.”
We highly recommend the Mae and Michael to anyone who seeks to take their business to the “next level.” We were doing great but we hit a roadblock trying to develop and increase revenue for the resource activity that we were doing. Mae and the Umbrella Local team had the business expertise to guide us in the direction we wanted to go. She has an amazing knowledge of marketing and internet platforms. She asked us the right questions that really helped us assess our goals and what we needed to do to move toward our goals. She then followed up with targeted advice and a timeline with steps to accomplish those goals. She was very patient, kind and professional. She also has great communication skills. She always went above and beyond the task, and was always encouraging. She poured her heart into our endeavor and brought some great ideas to our project. We highly recommend her and would definitely hire her and her team again.
Ross found a hidden target market for my mortgage business providing huge brand awareness and putting me in front of thousands of perfect potential clients.
I’m Kevin Harrington, inventor of the infomercial and original shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank. I’m here to talk about my weekly podcast, SharkPreneur. I really love doing my weekly podcast, and Seth Greene and his team do an amazing job. They actually do almost all the work, okay? I just show up, hang out, get to meet amazing people every single week and I just want to say, you should tune in to SharkPreneur and I love going there!
We’ve collaborated with Chris and his team for couple years now. Can’t speak highly enough on the quality of their service and deliverables. If you are someone serious about harnessing new business from online marketing, Chris is who you want to speak with.
After 40 years, I started drawing again to take a break from work.
However, the covid-19 outbreak resulted in all my gigs being canceled, then I started drawing with a purpose. As a working artist, I need to promote my art work to my target audience. This means that I’d need to use a website and develop my brand. This is how Terrance Quezaire and the umbrella local team assisted me. They helped me set up my site so that I can reach my target audience. I have sold several pieces and I am
on my way to a new and successful business.
Although my team and I have only recently started to work with Trevor, I am delighted to highly recommend him to others. Trevor has been fantastic to work with. He and the Umbrella Local team treat every client as a professional and bring a very logical, knowledgeable mindset to the subject of marketing. To top that, Trevor’s got a great sense of humor and keeps things lighthearted and fun!
Working with Lisa and the Umbrella Local team has been a wonderful experience due to their highly professional communication, follow-through, timeliness and overall commitment to excellence. Their ability to collaborate and creatively address business challenges continues to be highly valuable to our team. Also, Amber is a joyful person to know and work with!”
I never really write reviews, but I take the time to do it for Alex, who does an extraordinary job!
I had 5 people in the past who tried to help me with marketing but never got results.
Ever since Alex and the Umbrella Local team started helping me with my digital marketing, my sales have gone up quite a bit.
I recommend it 100%!
I have been working with Virginia since 2012. I am very happy with the work she has done for my company.
Virginia and the Umbrella Local team are very knowledgeable about marketing and can translate complicated concepts into simple English.
They never promise more than they can fulfil and always meet all the deadlines that have been set. Virginia works hard and is very dedicated to our success.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rickey and the Umbrella Local team on updating my website and SEO status. Rickey is professional, creative, knowledgeable, and proactive. Through their efforts we were able to directly acquire new leads and inquiries that resulted in new sales/clients for our company. My overall experience with Rickey has been outstanding from start to finish. I highly recommend them as they are detail oriented, organized, forward thinkers, and flexible. Rickey and the Umbrella Local team were very helpful in walking us through the process, so we knew exactly how our investment would benefit our company in both the short term and long term.
Thanks to David and the Umbrella Local team for not only a functional and attractive website but also for the “behind the scenes information”. They provided my team and me with continual information about the performance of our site. A website is only a website until it is promoted, then it becomes a marketing tool. This is what David Thayer and the Umbrella Local Team provided- a working marketing tool for my business.
Working with Terrance and the umbrella local team was a joy and an education. They shared with me so many ideas about how I could take my business to the next level. I’m grateful for the their work so far and can’t wait to get my Facebook advertising campaign up and running.
Terrance and the umbrella local team were great to work with, they took the time to explain the report they ran for my website and detailed an action plan we could take to increase sales. It was refreshing to learn there was more than one way to increase sales and it wasn’t going to break the bank.
Glen and his team have helped us take care of some significant SEO blockers. This included fixing some technical factors, schema markup, content recommendations, tagging and more. We are seeing good results!
Working with Thiery Muzinda has been a pleasure for the executive team at Banstead Rotary Club. Since she started working with our leadership team, Thiery has given her time to assess our organization’s marketing needs particularly in the areas of web accessibility and the development of our social media and audience engagement online. Thiery is a pleasure to do business with. She is reliable and once she commits to a task, she will see it through to a successful conclusion because of her mature and measured approach to managing expectations and delivery of agreed results. Her thoughtfulness is valuable to us and her perceptiveness about our organization’s marketing needs is an asset to our team.
I have much enjoyed working with Mark and the Umbrella Local team over the years and it has been good to see the Hart ship gradually pick up the right course and increasingly embracing the benefits of the management systems. Mark is much regarded as part of ‘our team’ which is a great accolade.
I would like to share about my experience with Dwight Macon and his team as one of the best Marketing Companies I’ve ever encountered. Their strategies definitely work, but most importantly their customer support is first class. If you are a Company looking to get more exposure and receive the best service for the price and more importantly the best customer service support for the value, this is the best Marketing Company hands down!!! 1. Easy 2. Fast 3. Value 4. Excellent, I recommend Dwight and Umbrella Local 100% to anyone looking to advertise and get more clients.
Brian and Umbrella Local team are deeply experienced digital marketing specialist. He combines advanced technical qualifications with an intimate first-hand knowledge of the online marketing industry. Brian is someone who was there when it all started and who continues to stay right up to speed on all the latest technologies and strategies. Brian is a consummate professional who always puts his clients’ interests first to deliver reliable results.
Matt Hempel and the Umbrella Local have done a great job for us. Whether it’s marketing, lead generation or revenue growth initiatives, they always provide innovative solutions and excellent customer service…. Always highly recommended.
George Sloane and his Umbrella Local team have been working with Citrus Cardiology for nearly two years.
They were initially engaged to improve the practice’s web presence and improve our Local SEO. Mr. Sloane’s efforts have vastly improved our SEO and Google My Business search results. In addition they have made many improvements to our website and our online advertising efforts as well.
I can highly recommend him and his team.
Working with Rick Giles and the team has been a pleasure and complete learning experience in how important reputation is in today’s marketplace.
Rick devised a Blue Ocean strategy for us, helping find our unique selling proposition, our voice and brand. Rick basically set us apart from the competition, which led to fast growth. Thanks Rick and the Umbrella Local team.
This is to state that I love working with Umbrella Local, they provide the best SEO solutions that I’ve seen. My local advisor Telly Paul is always available to help and advice us (outrightmarketing.com). Cheers!
Our business was started in the 1970s as a high-end meat and products supplier to restaurants around the Greater Toronto Area. Davide’s team successfully updated our branding and logo, built a beautiful website that our customers rave about, and we are now advertising on Facebook and Instagram with their guaranteed advertising platforms. We are getting leads to drive our direct to consumer business, which is a revised strategic pillar given the downtown in traditional restaurants. We needed a fresh brand to reach consumers, and Davide’s team helped us bring our vision to life.
Very professional and talented!
Jesus and the team created very appealing videos for our YouTube marketing campaigns. He has ranked them for our chosen keywords and they continue to be at the top of YouTube searches, generating leads and sales in a consistent manner. He has provided other marketing strategies we are implementing to reach even more customers.
Premier Music Productions – pmpdj.com
Kenneth and the Umbrella Local team as a whole are committed to their clients and able to drive online traffic to improve their website ranking on Google resulting in more customers.
Nick Apollo literally knows everyone and everything you could possibly need to grow a company. He’s always on the cutting edge of digital marketing, fintech, blockchain, and pretty much every other technology you can imagine and being part of Umbrella Local he access to an endless supply of tools and resources for everyone from the mom & pop business down the street to multi-billion+ corporations. He helped me grow from being an owner/operator to building a huge team and has helped solve nearly every challenge we ran into along that journey. Thank you!
Mike is a professional in the true sense of the word. He is totally honest and upfront with the various facets of the business and works hard for his clients. To top it off, he is just a genuine person. When our website was in dire need of updating, I turned to Mike for that. He totally modernized the website to get us to meet current browser code standards along with revamping the site with an entirely new look. Mike reduced the website load time substantially. It went from several painfully slow seconds to just milliseconds. He then secured our site with Secure Sockets Layer encryption. Last but not least, Mike created a mobile friendly site along with a Progressive Web App. In closing, Michael and the Umbrella Local team will be a great addition to your marketing team.
We have a unique product which combines Health retreat and an exotic tropical cruise that leaves people feeling exhilarated. We needed someone to really understand our special needs and requirements. Sam Javo Ismail from Umbrella Local was really attentive and insightful. He helped shape and transform our digital strategy which changed our entire health cruise business.
I have worked with CJ for personal and career development, and to strategize on business growth and marketing processes. He is a valuable coach, mentor, and friend. Most recently, he provided resources and expertise to significantly enhance our web effectiveness. We have very close and personal relationships with our clients, and CJ will continue to help us use technology to create and enhance those relationships. We also worked with him to present our FWIT 2020 Annual Conference Closing Keynote speech. The audience recommendations were so positive, that we invited him back to speak in the same slot at the 2021 event! CJ’s expertise in marketing is unmatched, and his energy and commitment to make sure things work well guarantees that, as long as he’s willing, we will be working together for many years.
I am glad that I chose to work with Mighty Joe and the Umbrella Local team when I decided to set up my eCommerce company. I didn’t realize the number of moving parts involved when it comes to building a new brand. Joe & his team of experts have been of immense help in getting everything set up for me. He has done a fabulous job patiently answering all my questions and clearing my doubts. He really knows a thing or two about marketing. If you are looking to create a brand or crush a particular market segment, I would highly recommend Joe at Umbrella Local.
Umbrella Local, provide the best Digital Marketing solutions on the market. Tony Farmer is so helpful keeping us up to date with all the new Ecommerce products that allow us to stay ahead of our competition. He is a pleasure to work with and I just love his “Aussie” accent! Roland Mckee https://rolandmckee.ibuumerang.com/
I was introduced to John three and half years ago. He has increased our yearly gross sales by 400%. I highly recommend him and Umbrella Local to help your business grow.
I have been so happy as my leads have increased since Tony has jumped in to help with our social media plan. It’s a team effort and we have worded so well together with support. Great decision to bring him on board.
Amenghi helped me to better understand my own talents and business, asking the right questions and aware important online presence pillars that I have no clue at all. Amenghi and the Umbrella Local team helped me to craft a business identity, engage my audience, setup online payments with Paypal, produce SEO optimized content and more. Thank you Amenghi and the team at Umbrella Local. Amenghi you are the best!
It has been a great experience working with Marc and the team. The Umbrella Local has continually took my business to another level. It always seems they have the right marketing solution to grow my business. Marc and the team are very informative. Best investment I have made in my Real Estate business. I am very happy with our partnership and would highly recommend Umbrella Local to other small businesses.
Ken has a great depth of SEO knowledge. It was a real pleasure to work with him. High level work ethics, he works hard to help generate organic internet traffic for businesses, that when used properly, will boost their ROI.
Chris is a VERY helpful individual who is always willing to assist whenever you reach out to him. You can count on Chris’ calm & ability to steer through tough and pressurized situations. Moreover, Chris brings valuable Project management experience to the table and he is quite knowledgeable within the area of program management. Chris is a detailed oriented, customer focused and a valuable asset to any organization. Chris and the Umbrella Local team will do whatever it takes to get the job done. It has been a pleasure working with them.
Arnold and the team helped our company to attract new customers in a way that we experienced as very pleasant due to his very personal approach and of course the excellent results.
Working with Dr Deb and the Umbrella Local Team I have learned about some unique marketing and advertising products and services that are guaranteed, affordable, I pay only when I get a client, however, the best part of all is, the “done for you creative content” is professionally crafted by industry experts.
My real estate website was old and outdated. Dr Deb and Umbrella Local team has custom redesigned it to be a membership site and a real-estate site with lots of ad space. She has developed new features to benefit small businesses and members that will help them grow their business with the same products and services in our opportunity zone community project we are designing for Wikieup, AZ. We are excited to be launching the directory site for land for sale in Arizona, hemp seed to sale and organic agriculture products.
Dr. Deb works hard, is creative and passionate about natural wellness which allows her to bring a different perspective to the table when helping entrepreneurs develop successful businesses through mindset. She will hold your feet to the fire… for your own good.
AZ Ranches and Resorts – www.AzRanchesandResots.com
“I have relied on John’s expertise for the last 8 years. He is focused on delivering results. I highly recommend him.”