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ABOUT US

We are Maximize Digital Media, a digital marketing company specializing in helping small businesses and entrepreneurs with online marketing strategies. We are known for our coaching skills in the fields of Website Design, Internet Marketing, Social Media, and Search Engine Optimization.

Creating beautiful, obtainable websites for small businesses and entrepreneurs is our passion. Providing those same businesses with the marketing strategies to propel them forward is the work that we’re proud of. And empowering others to learn and master the tools and techniques that will drive their continued success is our ultimate goal.

Our team is filled with people who live and breathe marketing strategy, who hold a brand’s website in the same regard as a piece of artwork, and who make it their personal mission to see a client succeed. We believe in telling a client’s story, painting a masterpiece with it, and marketing it with heart.

We are committed to making a meaningful difference in our community. Chrissanne and Craig are the creators of Lakeland Business Leaders, a local business network that connects local solutions to customers in real-time. Maximize, together with LBL, stands behind small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups.

LEADERSHIP

Chrissanne

Chrissanne Long

CEO / Co-Owner

Meet Chrissanne

She’s the heart behind this whole dang thing. Her passion is helping others and getting them to recognize the awesomeness within themselves. True story, her office door is plastered with a giant BE AWESOME decal. She keeps us sane, and she helps us stay positive when all we want to do is be negative. Things that are important to her: our beautiful city, the Florida State Seminoles, focusing on solutions and NOT problems, and Thursday night trivia.

Craig

Craig Hosking

COO / Co-Owner

This is Craig

Our resident “Funny Guy”. No really, we actually call him Funny Guy. Corny, punny jokes are his thing, and our office would be far less hilarious without him. He’s a project managing machine, and he keeps things moving and functioning the way they should. Also, he doesn’t go a single day without saying the phrase “AWESOME SAUCE!”, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. He is the most important person in our office as he is known to set a cold one on our desks after 5 o’ clock.

OUR TEAM

Olivia

Olivia George

VP of Client Relations

Meet Olivia

Olivia, we call her “OG” for short. She’s the one that keeps it real in the office. She’s the master planner, keeping clients’ accounts on time, making sure nothing gets missed. We often ask her to dot our i’s and cross our t’s, because, well she knows where the commas go. Most people don’t know about her crafty side. When she’s not at work she’s probably taking old furniture and turning it into something bee-yoo-ti-ful.

Jared

Jared Bennett

Art Director

Meet Jared

Our very own “ar-teest”. He just loves makin’ stuff look pretty. We love giving this guy something ugly and watching him turn it into a masterpiece in ways we would’ve never thought of. Plus, he’s just a genuinely polite and nice human…we give him two thumbs up. Fun fact: he helps his family run a farm in Plant City where they grow organic vegetables and fruits, raise free-range chickens and eggs, and sell homemade jams and jellies. Neat, right?! Fun-er fact: Jared is a Jedi master who designs websites and graphics with Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsaber and uses the force to fetch things like water, fancy juices, and snacks.

Jasmine

Jasmine Hall

Web Director

Meet Jasmine

Our very own MacGuyver, she handles web and graphic design. She’s a website master, and she loves making our clients smile from ear to ear. She’ll drop what she’s doing to help anyone, no matter the task. Super genuine and super sassy…all at the same time. She makes it work! When she’s taking a brain break, you’ll find her looking at all of the adorable puppies and cats needing to be adopted at nearby animal shelters. Free time? Well, she doesn’t have much because she’s going to school part time, but when she and her friends get together, we guarantee they’ll be playing board games like it’s their job!

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

Marketing Manager

Meet Miguel

Miguel lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps marketing. He’s the first to know about a new platform, a new strategy, a new, epic advertising campaign…seriously, try him. Think you’ve heard something first? False. Miguel heard it 2 weeks ago. He is the most stylish of anyone in our office. Shoes for days. He’s a perfectionist and has been known to work late into the night until something is exactly, 100%, absolutely the way he wants it.

Austin Barnett

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Meet Austin

Well, for starters, he’s a walking “The Sandlot” movie quote. And you never know if he’s on the verge of dropping an epic marketing idea (which he does frequently) or the cheesiest hip hop line imaginable (which he does even more frequently). He’s equal parts hard-worker with big dreams and goofball with a strong Snapchat game…this guy will surprise ya! But he’s always been known to jump on any project and aid in getting things done. He’ll be the helping hand that comes in clutch every time, and he’ll help you knock an idea, campaign, or huge project out of the park. Austin’s care for clients is second to none.

LET’S DO THIS…

Ready to start a project or really curious about our process? Let’s talk about your idea. We like to come prepared for our first conversation, so for starters, please fill out our project inquiry form in as much detail as possible.