Lee Sloan*, President, National Fitness Centers
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“Leads up 200% and Social Media Interaction up 115-140% which is unheard of.”
Lee Sloan, President


Mark Stupp*, President, Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

In an era of fast past changing technological and digital advances, I was lost. I’m one of those old school guys having found success using direct mail and traditional grass roots marketing and needed to find the right solution to evolve for today’s market conditions. After trying a few SEO firms that had either experience with the tools but not the fitness industry or firms that knew the industry but not the tech tools I landed at TAG. They created a simple to follow plan that all I needed was to sit back and trust their expertise. For an experienced successful entrepreneur not the easiest task to stay out of my own way. Not to mention the lingo and new tools felt so foreign for me. Needless to say as I write this testimonial that it all worked out for the better. As my digital presence grew so did my leads and traffic generation which was all as promised. I was able to migrate away from the print advertising and focus more on the digital opportunities recommended by Tag. They updated my website and populated my site with key words and quality materials recognized by different search engines and voila here I am reaping the rewards all with a reduced acquisition cost. A total win on many levels.

Bill has become a trusted advisor and more than a business associated a friend. Bill and his team are quality individuals that can help you with your digital solutions. Get ahead of the curve. I think it’s vital for your future.


Brian Kosa*, Owner, Glenpointe Spa and Fitnesss
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

Super happy with what TAG has provided our health club! The team has been nothing but responsive and the follow through has been great. What I had multiple companies doing for me previously I receive all under one roof efficiently and cost effectively. It’s important for me to have good follow up and strong communication and Andrew and Tee-Ta are excellent with this. We had an extensive Open House campaign recently, and the team at TAG helped with digital, web, FB and e-communication to make it a very successful event. I highly recommend TAG as they’ve proven themselves a great partner in my business.


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Mike Valentino*, Owner, Gold’s Gym Eastern NC
(10 locations)
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“Tag Digital Marketing and their team have provided outstanding support and services for our organization. Bill’s team are dedicated, timely and a pleasure to work with. No doubt our transition into being more “Social media savvy” has been greatly enhanced with having a team of experienced professionals making it smooth and effective. I even had another local competitor ask me “Who is doing your social media” because Tag’s efforts were showing up in our markets so strong! Thanks to the Tag Team for all they do!!”


Liz Stanford*, Director, Heroes Fitness
(Owners Dorothy and Steven Langdon)
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

We are very pleased with our experience with TAG Digital Marketing since hiring them several years ago.

In fact, after decades of using only direct mail to drive new members, this is the first year we are not sending any “snail mail” and will confidently rely only on the TAG Marketing Program, saving us thousands of marketing dollars.

The professionalism of the TAG team and their clear understanding of our business needs has made it easy to become visible in a technological world that we have felt far less knowledgeable about and knew we needed to start utilizing. Increasing our visibility and presence on the internet and search engines/social media has generated profits for our locations beyond our expectations and created a connectivity among our current membership base. TAG has introduced us to advertising methods we were unfamiliar with on search engines and social media thus alleviating wasted and often unmanageable investments in what was once considered a more traditional method for our industry. We look forward to our continued working relationship with the TAG team as we continue to grow.

Thanks!

Liz Stanford
Director, Heroes Fitness
(Owners Dorothy and Steven Langdon)

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Val Holmes*, Owner, Valley Fitness
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“I could not be more pleased with the results (Since hiring TAG). I still do not understand social media or search engines on the internet, but I know this, we have gone from being non-existent on most search engines to right there at the top of most of them, and our social media pages have exploded. Most importantly, this happened in the summer!

Our walk-in traffic is up at least 30% at a time when it historically decreases. The money I have saved by giving up TV, radio and/or direct mail more than pays for TAG’s services.

“If I have questions about other forms of advertising or promotions, I can rely on TAG to give me unbiased advice. So for me, they are also my marketing consultants. My decision to go with TAG has been a good one.”

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Brian M. Fitzpatrick*, CSA, President / Owner, BrightStar Care Lower Bucks County
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“I have been using TAG Business Strategies for approximately one year to help us improve our search engine results and drive larger numbers of high value prospects to our business. Through their use of unique, timely, and relevant content and knowledge of how search engines work, TAG has improved my results dramatically. We are competing with over 75 established, local companies and TAG has consistently helped us grab more than our fair share of internet-based referrals. TAG has been a great partner and investment for my company.”


Dr. Brent Miller*, CEO Grassland Dental Group
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“Best customer service of any company we have used, highly recommend and bringing new Practices to TAG as we open them.”


Joe Ciafenero*, President, Gulf Coast Fitness
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“Our Clubs were Franchised with the Largest Brand and I heard TAG Managed 100s of Franchisees and most of the largest owner groups so we hired them enthusiastically and the results were great.

The results were even better when we re Branded and left the Franchise as TAG handled everything.  New websites that they drove the top of search engines quickly in a very competitive marketing, and as result leads flowed in with very strong ROI.  TAG established a new Social Community for Gulf Coast Fitness and got our Brand all over the internet.  They are an integral part of our success.  Highly recommend TAG for your clubs internet marketing and presence. Since marketing with direct mail and radio no longer seems to work, do not know what we would do without the TAG Team.”
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Pleasant Lewis*, Owner, 5 Gold’s Gym locations
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“I have been asked about my opinion of TAG Business Strategies and their overall package for digital marketing that has been deployed in our five Florida clubs and currently in the process of adding the Alexandria Va. club as well. Since so many operators have asked me about my experience with TAG since the owner’s conference, I thought it would be much easier to put together a quick status report with information about what our experience with TAG has been to date.

First I can tell you that I am very satisfied with the work that Bill and his team have done to increase our web presence and the overall sales and marketing our locations. TAG has taken over every aspect of digital marketing including Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Review Marketing and consulting with other marketing offers that may come to us. Lucky for us, the timing of this could not have been better, as tag has saved us from the financial burden of the issues presented with the launch of the new goldsgym.com website. With TAG everything related to digital marketing is fully managed. Yes we’ve tried as I’m sure many others have, to just hire someone internally to handle this, but it’s never worked out.

Our account manager at TAG has been both responsive and capable and has handled everything from all posts on Facebook and social media, to all updating of class schedules and other pertinent information on the goldsgym.com site. Whenever we’ve asked for new creative pieces to support promotions and specials, they have been provided promptly and without additional charge and actively promoted on our websites and social media.

Search Engine Marketing
One of the most impressive things TAG has done for us, was to construct new high end websites for each of our locations, and was able to move them up quickly in Google and others under search terms like “what is the best gym in Orlando”, “women’s gym in Clermont”, “health club in Orlando” and dozens of other ranks on Google page 1. As a result our Orlando club is getting about 1200 new visitors to its website every month, and seven-day sign-ups have increased 30 to 40% when combined with the leads from Goldsgym.com

If you haven’t already visited the sites TAG created for us, take a look: goldsgymfl.com

The leads from the new TAG websites have consistently closed with about double the effectiveness (closing percentage) of the standard Gold’s gym.com leads.

There also has seemed to be a substantial increase in walk-in traffic and phone in sales with more in June-July-August then Jan-Feb-March this year which is highly unusual. This occurred as TAG programs took a foothold, but since our in club tracking has always been a challenge I cannot determine how much is from the increase in web traffic.

Mobile Marketing
The Mobile websites TAG has created and launched for us are high quality and functional. We also have had 587 “click to map” clicks which are people looking for the club on a map that could indicate walk-in new members.

Social Media/Review Marketing
TAG created custom looks and pages for all Social Media Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. TAG handles every aspect of the upkeep of those like posting and responding to members.

TAG has doubled our Facebook followers in 5 months (page is 4 years old) and helped us to take clubs which had several bad reviews to only good ones. TAG has also increased our Facebook reach from 3200 to 8700 in the same time period.

TAG has also launched programs in club to drive positive reviews and as a result great Reviews on Google have tripled, Yelp reviews have doubled and Facebook Reviews from zero to 9.

TAG is also promoting our Facebook to non-members outside the community and we have had inquires for membership from Facebook as a result.

Consulting/Evaluation of other Marketing Programs
Bill has been available to answer questions and help us evaluate any new marketing programs that have been presented. For example TAG’s reputation program was able to get Yelp to advertise for our Gyms free when we had been called by Yelp asking for $600 per month for advertising.

TAG has offered to evaluate our direct mail and print campaigns as well to help save marketing dollars.

I have cc’d Susan Adams, our Area Operations Director to answers any further questions you may have. Susan works with TAG on a daily basis so she will be better equipped to answers more questions for any of those who may want to drill down for more in-depth inquires about TAG’s services.

In closing, I have to say I have worked with many vendors and service providers over the years and Bill is one of the most tenacious, focused and hardworking people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It took some time and meetings with our team here on the ground to evaluate what TAG has done for us to date, for us to determine how much I wanted to get behind TAG to endorse them. As we all well know, you never want recommend someone to your friends, family or colleagues unless you feel confident in their ability to perform and I’m confident at this point in recommending TAG.”

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Chris Quilter*, Director of Operations, CBT Radisson WorldGate
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“We are the closest resort to the front gates of Walt Disney World with exposure to millions of drive-by guests so for any marketing company to increase sales in the way TAG has is a testament to their effective approach and technology.”


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Steven and Eliud Garcia, Owners, Gold’s of South Texas (6 locations)

“The TAG Check-In and Win Hawaii Contest had all the components we needed to be successful. Our goal was to create not just a visual display, but an overall INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE that members AND employees could enjoy while also driving social media activity.”


Rampi Hijazin*, Owner, 2 BrightStar Care locations in North Carolina
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

To Whom it May Concern,

I have been working with the team at TAG since late summer in 2013. At that time, we brought TAG on board to assist with search engine optimization enhancements, blogging on our website page, Facebook and linked in profiles. In regards to positioning of our agency on google, at that time, we were located around the 8th page of the google search for Home Care

Charlotte. With TAG’s help we modified our positioning with optimizing key words and such and now have moved up in regards to the internet searches. The team is always helpful and readily available to answer any questions. We are very pleased with their services and have found that we are getting an increase in calls generated from our internet exposure.

I highly recommend their services to anyone search for ways to increase their internet
exposure through search engine optimization.

Respectfully,
Rampi Hijazin
Agency Director/Owner
BrightStar of Charlotte

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Dr. Michael Wong*, San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG is Amazing, we had to hire a second receptionist to keep up with all of the new patient calls and they are all high end cosmetic cases like implants and Invisalign, just as we requested.”


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Mary Zampetti*, Owner, Gold’s Gym Bridgewater
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“You and your staff have been highly responsive to our questions –and we appreciate the excellent customer service.

The last part of the month is really shaping up for us (after a very slow start). I’d be interested to see the PPC report from our Google campaign.

We are very happy to be partnered with TAG!

Sales of student memberships have TRIPLED year over year (70 last May already 215 this) and we were also able to save $3,000 per month by stopping direct mail. So we actually saved money by hiring TAG while increasing sales..”


Rick Lijana*, Owner, BrightStar Care of Valparaiso
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

To: Fellow BrightStar Owners

I have been using TAG now for the past 12 months. My findings:

  1. My cost per qualified referral is well under $75.
  2. TAG’s understanding of our industry is excellent. 1.Blog’s, postings, etc. are all very well presented, timely, and professional.
  3. TAG’s team of representatives are responsive and knowledgeable.
  4. The SEO has been excellent.
  5. The TAG team works well with our corporate staff to insure alignment with their programs.
  6. TAG is easy to work with. Pain free.

Bottom line is that I give TAG high marks across the board and fully endorse TAG for your business.

Take care,
Rick Lijana

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Jason Jermane*, Director, Pulte Homes
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG brought qualified buyers when no one else could, which lead to a multi-million dollar marketing contract with TAG unlike any in Pulte History. These guys are good.”


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Adam and Andy Ponzio*, Owners 3 Gold’s Gyms in GA
Board Member, Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG Business Strategies has given us a social media and web presence; we have received an immediate influx of leads and our search engine presence has improved. They are a very professional and insightful group who truly want our program to succeed. We have been very happy we made the decision to partner with TAG.”


Gregg Mazza*, Owner, 2 BrightStar Care locations in Florida
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

TO: Jayson Pearl- BrightStar Corporate
FROM: Gregg Mazza- Tampa BrightStar
SUBJECT: TAG Business Strategies

Hi Jay,

Hope all is well?! I spoke with Josh Jacobs from TAG and he happened to mention you guys have a meeting this week some time. I wanted to reach out to you to share with you what my experience has been thus far working with them. We have been working with them for over a

month and recently “officially” launched our campaign. The delay has been mostly getting through some of the “corporate red tape” (I say that respectfully because I understand the importance of maintaining brand continuity and staying aligned with the long term strategic objective of our web presence and increasing organic traffic).

I wanted to provide you with some feedback before your meeting.

To this point, Josh and Tag business solutions have been very professional, very responsive, and they are already showing effectiveness with my campaign. I am sure Josh can show you the traffic results and improvement we have seen to this point and you will see a spike in traffic. Tampa has improved moderately in the 2 weeks or so since we have launched and I anticipate the growth in traffic to continue. Sun city location has improved dramatically. What I like most about working with them is that they are VERY VERY knowledgeable. They know the ins and outs of the SEO world, social media, etc. The business relationship is very interactive and “high touch”. We discuss things before they roll it out and we brainstorm ideas. They come up with most of the ideas based on their experience working with small business (many franchises) and large business but it’s not a dictatorship.

In working with any of the reps from yodle I felt like I have been working with “entry level” folks. I know corporate has a long standing relationship with DAC, but I think I have received one call from them in the last 3 years (and that was last week because I asked to have my listings released). TO be honest with you, I did not even know they did my listings and they were not done correctly. I feel that TAG takes an extremely comprehensive approach to working with a client which I appreciate. We can custom tailor campaigns to fit my budget and needs.

I recognize that working with them has to fit in with your needs from the corporate side, and I am in not attached to the outcome, but I wanted to let you know that my experience has been very good to this point. Call me if you have any questions.

Thanks.

A little background on how I connected with them. I was introduced to them through my business coach, Mike, whom you spoke with in the past. Mike was looking to partner with a company that was knowledgeable, cost effective, and could have a major impact on his clients (which are mostly small to mid size businesses). He called companies all over the country and then settled on this particular company for many of the reasons I expressed above. As you can see, my experience has been a good one to this point. Being a business owner, my TRUE evaluation will be based on my ROI. But looking at the numbers so far and seeing the traffic results and increase in calls (I can provide better data on this part after I review my KPIs, which I do typically monthly to see how my internet calls have increased). Best wishes!

Gregg Mazza
Owner- Certified Senior Advisor- M.B.A.- Professional Crisis Management Instructor
324 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 302
Tampa, Florida 33609
P 813 870 6700 | F 813 870 6701

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Dr. Kerry Woods*, CEO, Woods Chiropractic
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG was able to correct mistakes our webmaster had made on Google Places and Local Search, we saw the results almost instantly with new customers from maps, highly recommend.”


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Gordon Johnson*, Owner 3 Gold’s Gyms in West GA
Director Emeritus, Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“The (Check in and Win Contest by TAG) Hawaii setup and contest has created a phenomenal buzz in the gym. It has generated excitement among members and staff and generated friendly competition between the members. The members love it, the staff loves it. It creates engagement and fun. I have never seen as much sustained excitement as generated by the contest. Happy, happy, happy!”


Austin Jackson*, Owner, BrightStar Care Sumner & Wilson Counties
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“After realizing the complexities of building a cohesive online strategy in our area it soon became clear it was too important to have a “DIY” program.

After speaking to various other owners in the BrightStar program we quickly realized TAG offered the most comprehensive package for the best value.

They quickly and painlessly setup a great web and social media presence that would have taken me months to accomplish on my own.

Andrew Jesse did a great job communicating our results and progress with us and could usually accomplish any request with short notice and great results.

The greatest feeling for me as an owner was being able to confidently place our entire web and social media presence in their hands and never worry about again! That was more than worth the price of their service!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at terry.jackson@brightstarcare.com”

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Dr. Matt Avrit*, McKay’s Mill Dental
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“I had been using a different SEO company for over a year, paying them a fair amount, and continuing to languish on page 2 or 3 – or worse – for all of my keywords. Although we had monthly meetings to discuss, and the fact that they seemed to know their stuff and say the right things, I seemed stuck at that position. A business friend of mine introduced me to TAG and after hesitating for many months I decided to give them a try. My only regret is that I didn’t make the change sooner! Their team took me to the top of page 1 within just a few months and have continued to keep me there! I can’t say enough about the results they have given me and I will continue to refer everyone I know to them!”


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Brooks Rankin*, Owner, Gold’s Gym Hanover and West Des Moines
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“We have been very happy working with TAG. The additional SEO and google ads has driven traffic into our club and allowed us to trim our conventional marketing budget. The team at TAG is very responsive and I know that the president of the company is a phone call away. TAG has become a trusted partner in the success of our Gold’s Gym business. I have actually referred other owners as well who are also personal friends which is the best indication of how satisfied I am.”


Mark Nelson*, Owner, Nelson Pest Management
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“We now get 25% of all new customers as free Facebook referrals which is unbelievable, and TAG showed us how we were missing hundreds of new customers per month by not being on Local Search and Maps…highly recommend.”


Derrick Johnson*, Owner, Fitness 4 Less, 4 Maryland locations
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG is a significant part of our marketing program regarding websites and social media marketing . TAG has the innovative skills and ideas that has increased our Web visibility and our membership leads by almost 30%. I highly recommend their service to anyone, who’s serious about generating business.”


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Todd Levine*, Owner 2 Gold’s Gyms in NY
Gold’s Gym Franchisee Association Director
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“I can’t begin to thank you all enough for the tremendous amount of work you have done for our clubs. It took a long time for me to feel comfortable with your organization, as I tend to over-analyze everything – so I am often “a little late to the party”. I am so glad I finally made the decision that I believe has made a huge impact on both of our clubs!

I can’t begin to thank you all enough for the tremendous amount of work you have done for our clubs. It took a long time for me to feel comfortable with your organization, as I tend to over-analyze everything – so I am often “a little late to the party”. I am so glad I finally made the decision that I believe has made a huge impact on both of our clubs!

Let’s start with the “Send Me To Hawaii” campaign . . . we had nearly three hundred members involved. That’s 300 times however many friends they each have times the number of check ins their friends saw on a recurring basis. The comments went from being very vanilla the first week to pretty entertaining by the time the contest finished – which means friends of the friends of members were also seeing the posts. A good portion of the community wound up engaged in the promotion by default!

While we thought the contest was great and generated a lot of buzz in the club – when it was over, we figured that was it – over til the next campaign. It was an absolute stunner when you called me today, Bill, and informed me that one of our members had actually won. It blew us all away and of course we’re gonna take that and run!

So those are my thoughts on the Hawaii promo – it was great and a huge “buzz builder” – but now on to more serious stuff.

Our Webster club, as you know, has been open for 8 years. We run TV, radio, local newspaper and direct mail at various times throughout the year. I have what I would consider a decent budget – but reality is probably the lower end of middle of the road. When we signed on with you, leads had been drying up, and a search of ‘gyms in Webster” (and it is a small community) found me buried – well in the pages 6 & 7. I just couldn’t fathom how my club, with nearly 3,000 members, an active Facebook community, and a decent ad budget, could rank below a brand new CrossFit box with 200 members – even below The Little Gym for toddlers – it all made no sense to me.

We also opened a new club in the Village of Fairport. After extensive advertising during our presale, we still showed up NOWHERE in a google search of ‘gyms in Fairport’.

After just four short months with your organization, we can now be found on page one in the Webster search, and in Fairport, we are happy to occupy the top spot – Number One!!! This is going against a YMCA that is 7 years old, has over 20,000 members and is doing a 70,000 – $7 million addition. I would have to say that not only has your organization transformed our marketing strategy – your systems and strategies have been crucial to us and has paid off immensely.

Thank you again for your efforts, and let the good news keep rolling.”

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Noel Thompson*, Powerhouse Gym Oxnard, CA
*Results vary based on individual client circumstances.

“TAG shot us to the top of Google under keywords like “gyms in oxnard” and as a result our sales revenues are up 38% in under 9 months. Highly recommend. Many others said they could do this for us but only TAG delivered the goods!”