Wayne Shifflett is a pioneer in the Internet marketing industry. From his work in the dot-com boom of the 90s, to his continued success in the ever-evolving fields of SEM and SEO, he is a proven e-business and marketing expert. His greatest satisfaction comes not just from the fruits of his own business successes, but from also helping other business owners benefit from his established methods and strategies.
Well known for his philanthropy in the Savannah area, Wayne has dedicated himself to making the world a better place by helping business owners reach their goals.
Wayne entered the internet marketing industry on the ground floor during the dot-com boom. Working for Fortune 500 companies such as TD Water House, Derivion, IBM/Rational Software, he was responsible for designing, developing, coding, and promoting websites.
Because of his experience in the field, Wayne soon accepted an offer from AT&T Yellowpages.com to become a Senior Web Developer and Internet Marketing Professional. It was there that Wayne became renowned as an expert in providing personalized service to business owners, launching numerous successful Internet and print advertising campaigns.
As search engine marketing increased due to the popularity of Google, there was spike in demand for these services. AT&T, eager to offer SEM as an option for more clients, promoted Wayne to the newly created position of SEO Director. Thanks to his extensive knowledge of web design, usability, and search engine optimization, he developed and deployed a full-service search engine marketing solutions for thousands of customers from the ground up.
Under his leadership, the AT&T Yellowpages.com Search product grew from a team of only two people, to a team of more than forty. Gross sales increased from $10,000 to more than $30 million dollars. Because of his achievements within the company, Wayne was soon invited to Google headquarters (Googleplex) to take part in advanced search engine marketing strategy courses in Mountain View, CA.
While at this training, Wayne had a moment of inspiration—why not build a full-service marketing business for customers that focused on providing personalized service with a team of handpicked employees who had the same high standards of dedication to excellence he shared?
After nearly a decade with AT&T, Wayne decided to launch his own business dedicated to other business owners and their customers.
Since 2003, Wayne has built an extensive portfolio of successful clients. He has helped small companies become multi-million dollar powerhouses and has made it possible for large companies to pare down ineffective or bloated advertising budgets.
Wayne attributes his success to the following two famous quotes:
1) “You’re only as good as the people you hire.”
– Ray Kroc
The majority of Electric Lemonade staff (web developers, professional content writers, and SEO specialists) all worked under Wayne’s leadership at AT&T. They are truly the best of the best.
2) “If you work just for the money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
– Ray Kroc
Wayne’s true joy in life, apart from family and friends – is helping other business owners become successful. He measures his own success by his ability to help his customers grow their own businesses.
In the interest of contributing to their community, Wayne and his staff created a website called GreenSavannah.org. This 100% solar-powered website/social network helps the entire City of Savannah learn new ways to live and work in a green manner. It also serves as an online forum where members of the community can collaborate and exchange inspired ideas.
Wayne is also an active member of several local nonprofits such as the Chatham County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and Coastal Pet Rescue.
Despite his relative youth, Wayne Shifflett is a man who has enjoyed business success for many years. He believes in “real world” techniques and in employing strategies that work. He’s passionate about taking care of his customers and helping them achieve extraordinary success.