Cee•mi: /see-me/ verb; 1. The art of promoting a business through digital media.
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Ceemi Agency’s Story
Learn about the team at Ceemi Agency in Long Beach, CA. Dedicated to boosting your business’s online profile and increasing your conversions.
The concept behind Ceemi Agency is simple; offer small & medium-sized businesses access to quality digital marketing services that don’t break the bank. There is no shortage of expensive advertising agencies. In fact, this is a popular industry to get into because of the lack of education most people have about it.
Many agencies will use fancy lingo to justify their outrageous prices. More often than not you’ll find agencies telling you they can “optimize” your site or “optimize” your accounts to yield “greater ROI” through “optimization.” What does this even mean? That is exactly the point, use big words, and attach an even bigger price tag to it.
The reality is Digital Marketing, if managed appropriately, doesn’t need to be expensive and shouldn’t sound like a foreign language. What have we done to offer such great pricing? Nothing. We don’t outsource like MOST agencies you talk to; you can meet our talented team below. We don’t use bad techniques or cut corners. We simply reduce our profit margin to a reasonable place. Both owners, Michael & Cristina, know what it’s like to be a small business which is why we take your business personally; so much that we even stop billing if we don’t reach the goals laid out.
Collectively, our team has over 300 years of sales and digital marketing experience. Don’t just take our word on it, check out our Rockstar team below.
Our Digital Marketing Team
Michael G, CEO
Cristina C, VP of Business Development
Cristina Contreras is a dog loving, beach going, SoCal professional. Cristina wasted no time after graduating from Cal State Fullerton. She relates her work to a quote by Marlanne Williamson, “Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.” She is fueled with passion and is committed to performing a job well done. She has helped drive new business for companies such as Redbull, Jarritos, 5-Hour Energy, and H&R Block. She has had many roles that make her an expert in gaining new business. Marketing, advertising, B2B marketing, product and service marketing are just a few skills that she will bring to your business. Most recently, she worked with Anthem Blue Cross, where she developed core markets by creating community partnerships that focus on education of services and marketing. She exceeds all expectations set in front of her. She loves to empower those on her team to meet their goals with strategic activities that generate results. As VP of Business Development, Cristina will help take your business to the next level through digital marketing. She has partnered with her husband, Michael Gross, in this venture and is excited to share her experience and knowledge.
Winnona G, Advertising Consultant
Winnona is a karaoke-loving foodie from Southern California, and she has all the connections.
Winnona graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, but her experience writing press releases and giving interviews on radio and television started before she even had her degree.
Her diverse background, from teaching for the LA County School district, owning a personal chef business, and representing a nutraceuticals company, gives her a unique perspective on how to grow your business through advertising.
As a member of the leading networking organization in the world, BNI, Winnona uses her ability to connect people to make the world a better place. She jokes that she beats Kevin Bacon since she only has 3 degrees of separation from anyone on the planet.
As Advertising Consultant Winnona will connect you with the right people so you can grow your business quickly.
Grace W, Operations Manager
She graduated from Biola University with a BA in Psychology. Her education continues to help her understand people from different backgrounds.
She started her career going B2B selling office supplies, where she learned the art of sales and honed her ability to connect with people. Her experience with business owners and interpersonal skills allow her to connect with small to medium-sized businesses and understand their desire to grow and achieve target goals.
Grace started off as one of Ceemi’s first advertising consultants, and has built her way up to our in-house operations manager. In addition to graciously handling communications with clients, she makes sure that things around the office work as smoothly as possible so that we can meet and exceed your business’s marketing goals.
Erin W, Client Development
A South Bay native, Erin attended local CSU Dominguez Hills, where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Studies.
She’s an avid reader, and in her spare time she loves joining her friends and family in pursuit of the best local restaurants and binge-watching Netflix shows such as (but not limited to) dramas, K-dramas, and anime.
Erin’s favorite musical artists include Paramore, Taylor Swift, Alt Bloom, Montell Fish, and BTS.
Erin quickly has worked her way up from bright-eyed advertising consultant to Head of Client Development, your point of contact when it comes to your company’s numbers and overall digital marketing advising.
Mathew H, Business Development
Mathew made the move to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with degrees in Environmental Science and Business. Here is where he began his career as an Account Executive in a business-to-business sales role in which he learned the art of sales, leadership, and team-building.
As an Advertising Consultant at Ceemi, Matthew applies his extensive sales, business, and customer-care knowledge to every opportunity—making sure that all clients exceed their business goals.
John K, Website & Design Senior Manager
John is a 90s and 80s music loving Bostonian who gets a kick out watching his two daughters grow up into strong, independent women.
With more than 25 years of experience as a creative and marketing professional, John’s curiosity and need to understand how things work brought him to the top of his field.
John attended art school in California and got his start in the world of web design back in the early 90s. Since then he has been one of the first to master all the working parts of websites and digital marketing, from coding and networking, to analytics and functionality. As John says, “A website is like a machine.” It’s up to John to keep your business’s machine in tip-top shape.
Success with category leaders such as 4over, Inc., Cerwin-Vega, KRK Systems and ProSound and Stage Lighting have made John adept at anticipating and capitalizing on opportunities to help clients grow their business.
As the Senior Manager of Website & Design, John is crucial to the Ceemi team and has his hand in all things related to SEO, Web Design, Email Marketing and Creative Content.
Tim V, Content Writer & SEO Specialist
In his spare time, Tim loves to read and write about personal development. Currently, he is training for his first marathon.
“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier”
Lynne B, Office Manager
Lynne is a mother of 4, Nanny to 2 and enjoys playing her favorite character on the hit show 911 and Good Girls!
Lynne has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Houston, and after 30 years in the Lone Star State, she moved to Beverly Hills in 2017. She wears many hats here at Ceemi, from keeping the books to planning our morning meetings, using her skills in accounting, marketing, management, payroll, HR and more.
Lynne’s past experiences, from owning her own photography business and resale store to managing a dentist’s office, mean that she’s the woman for the job, no matter what the job is!
As the Office Manager, Lynne is essential to Ceemi’s success in helping clients grow their business to the next level.
Veronica “Vero” L, Social/Content Creator
Vero is a Mexican beach girl who grew up in Mexico City. She loves living close to the Caribbean, and when she is not working, you will find her outside spending time with her pets, exploring new places, or gaming with her friends.
Armed with an eagerness to learn and proactive openness to feedback, Vero is a highly creative mind with analytical skills that make her an awesome combo for marketing and content creation. She is always looking for new challenges, works hard to improve every day, and develops an artistic view for every piece of content she creates.
Vero believes that there are no impossible tasks with the right perspective, going above and beyond to achieve goals. Teamwork is one of her main interests and Ceemi Agency provides just that; an environment to work in a team to help small businesses thrive online.
Regina S, Website Designer
Regina is a family loving, makeup artist entrepreneur and sitcom fan from Veracruz, Mexico.
She earned a degree in software engineering from the Universidad Vercruzana. Regina has worked in web development & design for nearly a decade; kickstarting her career at a local beauty salon at just the age of 17. Since the pandemic she has worked remotely with various companies. Regina has a passion for web development & design. She keeps up to date with new trends and embraces new challenges. Regina is a well-rounded digital marketer who also assists in graphic design, administrative tasks, and client support.
Cristine C, Email Marketing Specialist
Cristine is a dedicated Game of Thrones enthusiast, having watched the series a staggering seven times. Whenever she feels the need to unwind and relax, she prefers to go on short weekend getaways, frequently heading to the beach for its pristine white sand and clear skies. She is a proud mom to a 4-year-old son with curly hair, who bears a striking resemblance to her.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Secondary Education degree, majoring in Mathematics at the University of Mindanao, she also possesses extensive experience in generating leads and setting appointments. She has completed multiple projects on Upwork over the last 5 years, working with agencies, SEO companies, and SAAS serving businesses in the home services, legal, and healthcare industries, and even being a paralegal for a few law firms. Her responsibilities involve optimizing email marketing campaigns to achieve maximum sales, ensuring the deliverability of emails, and tracking Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress.
Apart from her professional achievements, she launched a mentoring program in early 2021, which trains individuals on generating leads with email campaigns, allowing them to secure remote work opportunities. She has also created Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for multiple companies looking to implement similar tactics.
Jorge R, Paid Ads Specialist
Jorge is a dynamic and outgoing individual who enjoys connecting with others. When he’s not shooting hoops on the basketball court, he can be found spending quality time with his loved ones or catching up with his close-knit circle of friends.
Based in the vibrant city of Mexico City, Jorge is a proud alumnus of Universidad Panamericana where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. With over a decade of experience in Digital Marketing, Jorge is well-equipped to collaborate with clients and colleagues from all corners of the globe.
Known for his problem-solving skills, Jorge tackles challenges head-on with a can-do attitude. His unwavering dedication to finding innovative solutions for his clients is matched only by his insatiable hunger to stay on top of the latest digital marketing trends. For Jorge, nothing is impossible – he is always ready to take on the next big challenge with enthusiasm and creativity.
Aldo R, Website Designer
Aldo is a passionate web designer with a strong focus on creating visually-appealing websites that help businesses connect with their audience online. He stays up-to-date with the latest web design trends and technologies to continually improve his skills and deliver high-quality work.
When he’s not designing websites, Aldo enjoys spending time with his dogs, watching his favorite series, skateboarding, cycling, listening to music, and exploring new bars in the city. He is a creative and adventurous person, always looking to meet new places and people. He strives to create unique and engaging websites that leave a lasting impression on users.
We value the local community, and our vision is to see it grow and thrive. We won’t stop working until this becomes a reality. Our goal is for every small and mid-sized business in the area to “make it” and become successful. With affordable rates, years of experience, and exceptional customer service, we genuinely believe that our vision can become a reality.
If we told you that you could find a local and real business that provides high-quality work and quick turnaround times, would you think this is possible? What if we mentioned that the company’s rates were the most affordable in the industry? Sounds too good to be true, right?
While we feel that this should be the reality with every company, the sad truth is that it is not the case. However, when working with us, we guarantee that you’ll receive all three of these things. With a professional office and in-house design team, we’ll work to provide small and mid-sized business owners with a custom marketing solution that fits within their budget. Our team of experts has years of experience in the marketing industry, providing you with valuable insights that cannot be found elsewhere.
Our Digital Marketing & Advertising Awards
- Rising Star 2013 – Leadership Magazine
- Promoting Owner Bonus Recipient – 2013
- Lowest Cancels Award – AT&T – 2012, 2013
- #2 U-Verse office in Country (106 locations) – 7 months in 2013, 3 months in 2014
- BBB Accredited – 2013 – 2017
- Finalist – 2014 Best Places to Work – St. Louis Business Journal – 2014
- #1 Ranked Sales Office in St Louis – 8 months in a row
- #1 B2B Sales Location – Vonage – 1st Quarter 2017
- 2018 – Record Highest Sales Year – 147% of Quota YTD
- 2020 – Expertise’s Best Social Media Marketing Agencies in Torrance, CA
What Clients Are Saying About Ceemi Agency
"Michael and his team are the best! They work hard in managing our website and they make sure that potential clients know the type of services we provide. If any changes need to be made on our website, they are more than happy to do it.
They also advertise on our behalf. Since hiring Ceemi Agency, I have seen progress in the amount of potential clients that contact us. Just last month, we had twelve leads and all twelve hired us. These are the type of results that Ceemi Agency provides.
Hiring Ceemi Agency has been the best decision we've ever made."
Andrea Alfaro | Paralegal, Advanced Paralegal Services
"When it comes to sales approach, negotiation skills, and overall ability to understand a business and what is needed to increase revenue— Michael knows his stuff. From a consulting point of view, his strong sense of business will help directly and indirectly impact the bottom line numbers."
Eddie Sardinha | Owner, Lev Group
3700 Santa Fe Ave Suite 220
Long Beach, California 90810
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