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Sven JohnsonSven Johnston

Partner & SVP Business Development at GigaSavvy

Industry: Marketing & Advertising

Summary: I am a Partner & SVP Business Development at GigaSavvy, an advertising agency with a core focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Marketing and Web Design & Development (WordPress & Magento eCommerce). I have 15+ years experience in international business development and have a passion for building long-term strategic partnerships. My experience spans Fortune 500 companies all the way down to small entrepreneurial businesses.

No stranger to complex challenges, I thrive on linking businesses to success and have a passion for taking on projects that seem impossible, even a company like LinkedIn® could not detour my vision. After a 5 month online media campaign, I convinced the Board of LinkedIn® to give Orange County its own regional location code.

I am a LinkedIn® power user with 6000+ connections (Not an open connector) and I have taught several thousand people how to maximize LinkedIn® for their job search as well as business development in one on one sessions and speaking at events throughout Southern California.

Using my passion for online marketing (SEO – Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Web Design & Development) I help businesses to be more successful in building the company brand and increasing sales online.

A very active member of the Orange County community, I run a successful LinkedIn group called “We Are Orange County!™” with over 7700 members and actively volunteers in the community.

Board Memberships: Board Member- Sales Leadership Alliance, Board Member – The Pure Game, Board Member – IABC, Owner of “We Are Orange County!”

Who is your target customer? Our target industries include Entertainment, Fashion, eCommerce, Technology, Private Equity and several more with an annual revenue of $5M+ although we occasionally deal with smaller fast growing companies or well funded start-ups.

Who is your primary target contact? CMO, VP of Marketing, Director of Marketing, Online Marketing Manager, SEO Manager or Social Media Manager.

What sets you apart from the competition?
Our digital marketing expertise goes all the way back to 1994 and we built on that foundation to deliver online visibility as well as get results for our clients. Where the typical agency outsources work and acts as an intermediary, GigaSavvy keeps all its services in the U.S. and relies on a talented team of in-house specialists. We engage with companies as small as funded startups and as large as Fortune 100.

When you are not working, what do you like to do? Play golf and hang out with my Family.

Contact Me:
sven@gigasavvy.com
www.gigasavvy.com