Over the years, I’ve had some people say nice things about me. This usually happens on my LinkedIn profile, but not always. I’ve put some of these testimonials here – I think what other professionals say about me is more tangible and probably more revealing than what I could say about myself. So, if you’re into this sort of thing and want to know more about me through the eyes of others, then I hope this helps.
These testimonials include past conference organizers where I was a speaker, or past clients from when I was a consultant and business builder as well as people I’ve work with such as vendors, employees, peers, and business partners.
Testimonials & Nice Things!
Justin is easily one of the most exceptional marketers I have ever seen. His ability to see the potential in ideas and work with partners both internally and externally to make them happen is, in my opinion, unparalleled in the corporate world.
Justin truly cares about helping small businesses, a demographic I spend my life supporting, and he does it in a way that aids corporate ROI like I have never seen before.
Justin will make a major success of any project he turns his hand to, and would be a substantial loss to any project he leaves behind.
As a global leader in marketing thought, I see Justin as a true equal, and I am continually amazed at what he makes possible.
– Matthew Pollard, Rapid Growth Speaker, Executive Director of Small Business Festival.
When Justin joined AmeriCommerce in 2012, his talents were needed more than ever. Justin brought to our long-tooth startup a much needed, fresh point of view. From pulling together the support department, being the marketing arm and eventually COO, he provided a very mature and thought-provoking calmness that helped shape the next 2 years of the company, up to the acquisition by Capital One in 2014. His ability to take on new, ever expanding roles was invaluable to bring organization and discipline across many departments.
Justin’s leadership resulted in increased revenue, improved customer support, a complete rebrand and clarity as a leadership team. His vision and strategic approach enable transformational initiatives that make an impact. His customer insights, especially in B2B and SaaS, make him a great marketer and growth driver.
– Stefan Barlow, Founder of AmeriCommerce (SaaS ecommerce platform)
Working with Justin during Small Business Festival, I found that he had a unique combination of business acumen and visionary thinking. His singular ability to discover and cultivate lasting partnerships, as well as ensure buy-in from all stakeholders is truly remarkable.
Today, Small Business Festival is listed as the #3 conference in the nation for small businesses. This year, we will be running over 250 FREE events to help small businesses prosper in their goal of success. None of this could have happened without Justin understanding our grand vision and his willingness to blend this into Capital One’s strategic objectives to ensure their ROI.
Small Business Festival has grown quickly with sponsors, partners and supporters. This growth is due in a large part because Justin could see the potential from our earliest stages. His vision allowed him to see what no one else could.
– Myrna King, Co-Founder Small Business Festival
Justin spoke at my conference, BlissDom, in 2012. He was professional, helpful and very easy to work with. Not one bit of diva-speaker-syndrome with Justin. :)
– Alli Worthington, Business Consultant and Coach, Digital Strategist, Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, a Founder of BlissDom, Humanitarian
Justin is a professional of the highest integrity with a special, unique skill for designing and implementing business development programs that deliver results. After learning what criteria influences prospective clients to chose between my company and my competition, he developed a creative yet simple to implement business development program for my business that really works. Justin is very friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend Justin to anyone who is looking for an effective business development consultant who delivers real results. Justin stands head and shoulders above his peers.
– Larry Turner, Tax and Qualified Plan Consultant
I would recommend Justin McCullough to anyone looking to better his/her business – inside and out. His talents in marketing, branding, sales, and analysis are certainly exceptional, but his communication skills are what set him apart in my book. He has an enviable ability to bring out the best in others through his calm demeanor, focused and tireless efforts, and personal attention. No matter if you’re a colleague or a customer, you know going into any project that no one is going to work harder than Justin. He sees the job through and sacrifices his time for the benefit of others, especially in moments where he can teach or share tricks of the trade (which is becoming a rare trait in marketing these days). Always prepared and positive, Justin McCullough is an influential power who brings his passion for innovation and a “customer-first” mentality that is undeniably infectious. Personally, I am proud to say that he has taught me a great deal in both marketing strategy and in team-building, and I’ve ultimately become better for my clients. I know that anyone looking to turn good into great is sure to enjoy working with Justin McCullough for the peace of mind during process and, of course, the prevailing results.
Lance LaRue – Creative Director, Americom Marketing
Justin is an extremely knowledgeable and driven person. He is very friendly and easy to get on with. At the same time he is very results focused. It’s clearly important to Justin that anything created for the company drives results, fits brand and is on message. Justin has a keen eye for detail and has a great way of communicating change requirements. It’s a pleasure to work with Justin and I would strongly recommend him to any other person.
– Matt Byrom, Director at 4040 Media Group inc Wyzowl, Sketcha & Srvd
When Justin speaks, you believe him. His innate ability to effortlessly conjure up logical solutions to complex issues is astounding. No matter his professional title, Justin always remains approachable and accessible and is always ready to give an assist when needed.
Personally, his advice and guidance have helped immensely in guiding me in this new phase of my career
– Steve Babb – AmeriCommerce
“Not only is he an amazing consultant he’s a great person who cherishes what really matters in life.”
– Greg Dallaire, Realtor
I have worked with Justin for some time now and I would highly recommend him. His unrivaled integrity, character, and leadership abilities are what draws co-workers to him seeking mentorship. His extensive product and service knowledge pans the entire business landscape. Justin is the type of person that will be successful in any endeavor he chooses which makes him an invaluable asset to any organization. I am lucky to have had the chance to learn from him.
– Jake Stack, Director of Business Development at Americom Marketing
“At the end of the day, there is a lot of noise to sort through when you’re looking for an expert to guide you through the process of developing a strong web strategy. You want to work with someone you can trust. Someone who can offer you a blend of business and technological advice. Someone who genuinely wants to see you succeed. If these attributes are important to you, then I enthusiastically recommend that you contact Justin McCullough.”
– Debbie Munoz, University Coordinator
Justin did a brilliant evaluation of our business operations and made many tangible proposals on how we could improve our efficiency and increase profits. His insight and knowledge was very valuable. I enjoyed working with Justin and getting acquainted with him. I am pleased to have recommended him to other business owners. I believe he is not only a great value for the return, but also everything was completed in a timely manner. I certainly do highly recommend him as a business consultant.
– Roy West, at Roy West Home Loans of AmeriPro Funding
“If you’re looking for that “make it happen” person that can catapult your business, your message to the next level – Justin is your guy. He’s quick to identify the challenge and then gives a step-by-step approach to achieving the objective. It’s both rare & wonderful when you find a creative business-minded professional that exceeds your expectations with every project.
From overhauling complex marketing pieces, to drafting plans on social media tactics and blog content, he’s a brilliant, trusted adviser to me and my team in our ongoing marketing & online communication strategies.”
– Stephanie Molina, Marketing Director
Justin McCullough has a pair of abilities which set him apart from other consultants and coaches. He has an intuitive understanding of customer motivations, as well as the ability to cut to the key issues affecting those motivations.
I’m a marketing consultant and speaker. People pay me to isolate and address customer concerns. In January of last year, when I was preparing materials for a series of marketing workshops, I hired Justin as my coach. In a single day he strengthened the sequence of my presentation elements, clarified key benefits for my attendees, and simplified my illustrations.
Then, during the recording of the first event, he asked key questions from the audience to make sure I had my answers on video to use in the creation of additional promotional materials.
Having done this for a number of years, I’m reasonably sure that my workshops would have satisfied the attendees, but until Justin helped clarify my presentation I’d never gotten rave reviews from every person attending.
One of the highest complements I’ve ever received from a client was the comment, “It’s not going to take me any time to pay for your fee in additional billing.” That was my reaction to working one-on-one with Justin – I recovered his fee the first time I applied his advice. I think you’ll find, as I have, Justin McCullough is open, honest, friendly, and easy to deal with. He offers genuine value and an uncluttered outside perspective, and has my highest recommendation.
– Chuck McKay – Consultant and Strategist
If your goals are to expand your brand, build strong relationships and/or grow your business, then Justin has a lot to offer you.
– Asa Doyle, Online Retailer & Content Creator
He is diligent, detailed and gets stuff done. He knew how to push me to get the best from me, and how to take my best and make it better.
– Mike Keese, Author, Speaker, and Sales Executive
Justin is always a pleasure to work with and ahead of his time.
– Jim Slusher, Online Community Director – Hearst
He brings insight and a fresh approach and it has been my pleasure to work with him on several projects.
– Greg Hill, SEO Strategist
One of the most trustworthy people I know and is always there to lend a helping hand and a listening ear, a sharp problem solver and hardworker
– Amber Osborne, Destroyer of Boredom, Missdestructo.com
Justin mentored me and taught me a lot about successful business management. His expertise in sales and marketing is a valuable resource. His leadership gave me the strong foundation I needed to become the project manager I am today.
– Stefanie Stallings, Operations and Project Manager,
“I found Justin to be extremely talented with the ability to manage multiple projects, employees and deadlines while remaining calm during stressful situations. His outstanding work ethics, management style and “can do attitude” proves him to be a true leader.
He has strong client service skills and a desire to succeed. It was my pleasure working with Justin and consider him a valuable asset to any business.”
-Merle Hebert, Director of Advertising
“Justin is someone I trust for leadership and successful execution of any project I present him with. Simply put…Justin just “gets it” and exceeds my expectations whatever the project may be…big or small. When Justin is involved with my projects, I know my client will be pleased with the end product. I will continue to to use Justin’s services because the knowledge he provides gets results for me and most importantly, my clients.”
– Ryan Ferguson, Advertising Agency Owner
“Justin is one of the few people I would put into the category of “Thought Leaders”. While no one person can even begin to attempt to stay abreast of the ever changing marketing and social media “landscape” Justin invests his time and collaborates with others to assure that the recommendations he proposes to his clients are on the cutting edge.
The service recommendations he suggests and implements are well-thought out, presented clearly and with actionable steps.
When you hire Justin I can personally assure you that he will be working with you as a business partner, treating your business success, as he would he own.”
-Michelle Mangen, Owner
“Justin has brought our company into more forward thinking of effective ways to grow our business. He is like having a full time consultant because he follows through and stays on task until we are confident the task is done and successful. Justin not only redesigned our web site – but redesigned and reengineered how we communicate with our customers. So many business consultants are more concerned with the “fluff” of a business and how the front end looks on your web site. Even though Justin is concerned with that image – he has taught me the dynamics of how the “back end” of the web site and the interface with the internet search engines is key to success in this new social network business that we are all becoming a part of. He has taught me (very sensitively) that you either get with this new technology or you get left behind! Thanks Justin for not letting us miss the bus!”
– Debbie Cowart, Realtor
“Justin’s background and experience with the internet and online marketing give him a strong base as both a speaker and presenter on the topic. Not only does he offer great insight and engaging presentations, his passion and dedication make him extremely successful as well. I thoroughly enjoyed his most recent presentation on social media and the “Power of Now” and would recommend him with the utmost confidence.”
-Ashley White, Communications Specialist