Patrick Forristal

Umbrella Local Expert

Patrick Forristal



Umbrella Local Expert

Norfolk, VA
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About Me

In my business career, I have found joy in helping businesses to prosper by creating effective marketing strategies for them. Starting out as an apprentice typesetter and later as a graphic designer, I have always been on the front line of marketing and advertising.

From Line management with the Daily Mirror Publications Group to sales management, I have hands-on experience in multiple disciplines. However, during these years of service, I realized that the massive corporate life structure is not my cup of tea. So I left that behind and founded my own print business.

As a business owner, my constant fear was of the lack of reliable and consistent sales. My new sales came mainly from network connections, and I had disappointing results with expensive Sales Executives and Marketing Agencies.

I reflected that Marketing and Sales should not be a mystery, and there has to be an effective and predictable system. After extensive research and investment, I discovered that the emergence of Online Lead Generation, together with affordable digital marketing technology, was the answer for small businesses like mine. By implementing this straightforward incremental process, I have garnered notable clients ranging from Home Services Providers and Pet Pavilion stores to Really Useful Theatres. Other clients include Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur FC, 3 national franchises, including Pirtek (24 USA sites), and even the First National Bank of Wisconsin.

Umbrella Local provides a range of proven digital marketing systems, with individual elements pertinent to each type of business. These results-based systems bring to the business a predictable, regular stream of sales and profit.

I now have a mission to make this Online Digital Marketing solution a reality for all local businesses. My special skill is to identify the missing elements needed to tailor-make your ideal marketing system. As a part of the Umbrella Local Experts Team, I will provide the expertise, technology, and essential support to ensure your business growth. Let me focus on building your business marketing systems while you invest your efforts in providing your valuable business services to clients.

Outside Marketing, I manage to relax with a regular and competitive game of squash. Since 2014, I have actively supported the charity, which among other great projects, provides a home and school for 21 disadvantaged and orphaned young girls in Nepal. I am blessed with 3 great children and 8 spirited grandkids. This keeps me mindful of the need to have a good lifestyle balance.

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