Co-Founder / Strategic Director of Orbit Media Studios
- Greater Chicago Area
Andy Crestodina's Overview
- Strategic Director at Orbit Media Studios, Inc.
- Technical Recruiter at Risetime Technologies
Andy Crestodina's Summary
It’s both art and science. This is why I love web design and web marketing. It’s a place to be both creative and technical, artistic and analytical. As soon as I realized this, I was hooked.
So I quit my job in January, 2000 and immersed myself in the web. A year later, I co-founded Orbit Media, a web design company here in Chicago. Since then, Orbit has grown to an award-winning 30 person firm, launching more than 1000 websites for companies in Chicago and around the country.
My degree in Mandarin Chinese isn’t very useful, but while living and teaching in China, I discovered the joy of bridging communication gaps. I also learned teaching skills I use everyday.
There’s nothing better than learning something useful and then teaching it. You can find my web marketing advice on the Orbit blog and in our bi-weekly newsletter. I often give presentations on content strategy, search engine optimization, email marketing and Analytics.
I’ve put my best advice into a new book called “Content Chemistry” which you can find on Amazon. Here’s what one reviewer says: "Andy Crestodina has been incredibly successful using the techniques in this book to build Chicago's top web design agency. It is astonishing that he is so incredibly transparent about how he has achieved this success, and proactively teaches it, through channels such as this book."
Send me a message if you’d like to talk about a web project or if you need a speaker for your event. I’m happy to help however I can.
If you like lists...
• Tech 50 (Crains Chicago)
• Top 100 Digital Marketing Experts (adSpringr)
• Top 100 Content Marketing Thought Leaders (OnAnalytica)
Andy Crestodina's Experience
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
January 2001 – Present (13 years 10 months) Chicago, IL
Sets vision and leads web strategy efforts, both for Orbit and for clients. Responsible for marketing, new business and connecting Orbit to the Chicago business community.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
July 1997 – December 1999 (2 years 6 months)
Qualified, interviewed, tested and placed technical team members on client projects. Candidates included developers, DBAs, system administrators, QA/Testers, analysts, technical writers, etc.
Andy Crestodina's Publications
Authors: Andy Crestodina
- Orbit Media Studios
- September 1, 2012
BOOK | EBOOK: To be successful, websites must do two things: 1. Attract visitors, and 2. Convert those visitors into leads and customers. In order to do this, web marketers must do two things: 1. Create content, and 2. Promote it. Content makes the difference between success and failure on the web. This book includes It's 105 pages written in plain English and includes 52 diagrams, 33 quick tips and 16 warnings, detailing everything you need to be successful in content marketing.
Andy Crestodina's Skills & Expertise
- Web Strategy
- Content Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media
- Email Marketing
- Digital Strategy
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Website Development
- Digital Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Google Analytics
- Content Strategy
- Web Marketing
- User Experience
- Online Marketing
- Marketing Strategy
- Lead Generation
- Integrated Marketing
- Web Analytics
- Brand Development
- Creative Strategy
- Information Architecture
- Interactive Marketing
- Digital Media
- Mobile Marketing
- Creative Direction
- Web Project Management
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Web Content Management
- Social Media Measurement
- Conversion Optimization
- B2B Marketing
- Search Advertising
- Branding & Identity
- Social Marketing
- Customer Satisfaction
Andy Crestodina's Languages
Andy Crestodina's Volunteer Experience & Causes
December 2010 – present (3 years 11 months)
Certified as urban arborist in the caring for Chicago's trees: planting, pruning, mulching, identification, etc.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
September 2001 – September 2008 (7 years 1 month)
Volunteer docent for architectural walking tours: Historic Skycrapers and Modern Skyscrapers
Causes I care about:
Organizations I support:
- Chicago Public Radio
Andy Crestodina's Education
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