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Corey Creed – Moving on to Ephricon!

January 18th, 2013

After ten years of owning and operating Hippo Internet Marketing (R.I.P.), I’m now moving on.

As of next week, I’ll be joining the team at Ephricon, a local Marketing Agency focused on SEO.

This was not something I was expecting, but the own Jon Payne approached me about a month ago asking if I knew anyone that could fill a role he needed. (I get questions like that a lot because of having several students and colleagues that know and learn SEO.) I’ve known Jon for several years now and have respected his agency.  It has a great reputation.  I also personally know several members of his staff and like them very much.

But I did not know anyone that could fill the role he had in mind.

On his site, it is listed as:

Director of Internet Marketing Services
Location: Charlotte, NC

This is a senior-level position that will oversee the delivery of all client services. The position is responsible for “what we do”, “how we do it” and must ensure the overall quality and effectiveness of our service and the results we produce for all clients. This position will help kick off campaigns for new clients, advise on strategy, manage a team of internet marketing professionals, and ensure the success and satisfaction of existing clients. You must be passionate about internet marketing, and you must have a gift for explaining the various components to clients, prospects and new hires.

Your job is to:
• Oversee the successful delivery of all client services
• Manage team of 5-8 Campaign Managers
• Develop and refine tools, processes and systems related to all client services
• Assist in the development of client strategy
• Ensure satisfaction of all clients

However, after talking with him more, the opportunity sure sounded interesting. We got together a few times in person, and the rest is history. I’m in. I can’t wait.  I start on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Speaking as an entrepreneur, it’s not too often that a job comes along that is really exciting. Working for yourself, you get to do what you want to do. (Well… Not really. But you do have some freedom as to what you outsource, etc.)

This job is different. It’s not just Internet marketing.

It’s working with other smart people and learning from them. It’s teaching. It’s working with processes. Most importantly, it’s helping others. That’s what makes me happy. It’s what I enjoy doing. I hope it’s what I’m good at.

To all the contacts and friends I’ve made while building up my business, Hippo Internet Marketing, please stay in touch. I’m obviously keeping my social profiles as is.

For those of you that have benefited from Hippo Internet Marketing training, mentoring, content, or otherwise, I’d love to hear your comments below or on this Facebook post. In fact, I’d really appreciate a positive comment (or even just a simple endorsement) on my LinkedIn Page here.

Thanks for your support all these years.

  • Chris Ratchford

    Awesome news Corey! Congrats on your new endeavor with Ephricon.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks Chris. I know we’ll stay in touch. This is the news I was talking to you about the other night. It’s official now. ;)

  • Joshua Adams

    Congrats! Good luck with the new position.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=857599287 John Jackley

    Good Luck Corey, I may be seeing you around. We are considering renting the space next to Ephricon’s office in Baxter.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/caryl.mallory Caryl Mallory

    It’s great you have found something you really enjoy doing and makes you happy. Funny thing – I just referred a person to you yesterday. Enjoy your new position!

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks for the referral. I’ll make sure someone takes good care of them if I hear from them. :)

  • Diona

    Best wishes on the new adventure Corey. Congratulations! Jon seems like he would be great to work with.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks Diona! You’ve been a good colleague. Let’s stay in touch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.hodge Robbie Hodge

    Congrats Corey. John and Ephricon are awesome!

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks @facebook-193901031:disqus. I believe they have a great reputation. It’s a good company. I know you know several that work there, right?

  • http://socialfreshacademy.com/ Jason Keath

    Huge congrats @coreycreed:disqus. And congrats to Ephricon as well. They make a really smart move.

  • Kevin

    Congrats Corey, we have to keep adjusting ourselves with the market. Talk to you soon!

  • Lea Dow

    Congrats on the new venture!

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks Lea. You’ve been a great student and follower. I’ve always been impressed with your success since attending some of my classes. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.brandonuttley.com/ BrandonUttley

    Corey, congrats on the move! I predict a whole lot more people will know start hearing about Ephricon. Best of luck to you guys.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks Brandon. Looks like I’m following in your footsteps.

  • http://www.sayitsocial.com/ TyDowning

    Corey….perhaps what most people in this comment stream don’t know is a one “Corey Creed” got me into this field…I owe my career, SayItSocial and Perspective to your efforts and training. Jon and Ephricon are getting the TOP talent in the mid-east coast….and I mean that…Frankly they scored by obtaining you and don’t you forget that…congrats my friend!

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks, @TyDowning:disqus. I can hardly take any credit for your career. You’re a smart marketer and hard worker that loves what he does. However, I am grateful to have you as a friend and play some small part in your career early on.

  • http://cruisesource.us Rich Tucker

    Just echoing all that has been commented… looks like a huge win for you and Ephricon!! Congrats Corey.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks pal. It will be an adjustment, but I’m looking forward to it very much!

  • Harry Hoover

    Sounds like a great move for you, Corey. Much luck.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Frazier/1671457732 Eric Frazier

    Congrats on the new gig, Corey!

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thank you, sir. It’s been a while since I’ve heard from you. I hope you are doing well.

  • Michael Hartman

    Good luck and wishing you all the best in your new position. Just wanted to say I really learned a lot and enjoyed attending your monthly Internet meetings. You will be a great asset to Ephricon.
    Take care.

    • http://www.CoreyCreed.com Corey Creed

      Thank you sir. You are very kind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.easler.1 Chris Easler

    Congrats Corey! I know you’ll tear it up at Ephricon!

  • http://www.indiebusinessblog.com Donna Maria Coles Johnson

    Go Corey!