Sarah just gets it where other people do not. Period. We had spent several months receiving proposals from various Marketing Agencies (local and national) and each one came back in a very B-School format where we couldn’t correlate the cost with a return on investment. As a fractional CMO Sarah became part of our team, taking the time to understand our DNA, end users of our service and competition. She put together a robust marketing and competitive analysis and marketing strategy that was fluid and cohesive across all potential marketing platforms. More importantly, she managed its implementation and delivery with our inhouse staff and 3rd party contractors, while coaching us over a 6 month process on how continue our marketing efforts after her contract expired. This resulted in cohesive brand and message across all platforms (digital and traditional). We saw an immediate increase in brand recognition and sales, which allowed us to see an ROI on our marketing. I would not hesitate to hire Sarah for your marketing at any stage of your companies growth and expect that we will be engaging her again in the future.
We recently worked with Jumping Elephant to provide us with a marketing strategy for a Directory and Membership site we are launching. Are we glad we did! The insight and research of the marketplace, the in-depth analysis of similar sites, and of course the hands-on marketing strategy have given us a grounded confidence to charge ahead with confidence in our plan and vision. Thanks for your excellence!
– Jan, Prairie Girl Outpost
Downtown Self Storage was referred to Sarah Kirkpatrick of Jumping Elephants to create a new Web site and Social Marketing program. I don’t know how she is able to insert herself into our self storage business with such imagination and knowledge but she definitely did a fantastic job. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone wanting to build a social marketing program.
-Dave Palmer, Downtown Self Storage
Sarah and the Jumping Elephant team were unbelievably thorough in preparing our social media strategy. Not only did they provide a sound strategy, they created a detailed implementation plan. In addition, they completed a deep competitor analysis. If you’re looking for a social media strategy, I would look no further than Jumping Elephant.
- Vu Nguyen, President
Sarah and her team did a Digital Marketing Strategy for us – they are experts at what they do. I have been so impressed with the depth of their knowledge and how that translates into creative ideas ready to implement. Jumping Elephant has definitely up-ed our game. Thank you!
-Erin Sharp, Innovation Coach
If I could give it 100 stars I would… I met Sarah at a local business event and was in awe of her way she navigated seamlessly through the social media platforms so effortlessly and with a step by step for those ( myself included) leary of the ‘trappings’ of social media. It was in a confident and straightforward manner, she took us through that won me over….Jumping Elephant is now helping me take my businesses from ‘Ground Zero” to “Infinity and Beyond” using Social media. The company is creative, knowledgeable and very easy to deal with for us social media virgins! Thanks so very much and look forward to more coaching.
-Tracy Cornett, Local Agent
It’s my pleasure to provide this recommendation for Sarah Kirkpatrick of Jumping Elephant Social Media Manager & Copywriter. On a personal level, she’s charismatic, well-spoken, and extremely qualified with qualities that have reflected and served her well in the role as an online marketing and rebranding professional for HomeFix Renovations.
I am extremely satisfied with the spectacular progress and ongoing job that Sarah has done in a very short period of time. Improving my online marketing of HomeFix and business presence. Always one in questioning everything she was proposing to do, she managed to instill in me a sense belief. In my past marketing campaigns, there was always a promise of great win-win outcomes, situations which never transformed and damaging my brand on multiple occasions.
Without hesitation, I feel in lighted to say (Sarah) has paved a plan which to date is transforming everything we do. Sarah and her team of professionals have instilled a faith in marketing once again. Anyone wishing to further enquire on her capabilities is more than welcome to contact me personally if need be.
Thank you, Sarah and your team for everything to date you have done!
-Angelo Safakas, Creative Director
The digital space is something I know little about and in my quest I have found it challenging to find that ‘right’ fit. I have to admit, I went into the initial meeting with my guard up, but I left the meeting feeling pumped. Sarah’s passion for her business was abundantly clear, I love it!
After an in-depth Phase 1 Market Analysis followed by a well laid out Phase 2 Digital Marketing Strategy, it all became clear…I have my work cut out for me. The digital marketing strategy, while overwhelming at first with just how thorough it is, once broken down into smaller tasks…I can do this. And the best part, I don’t have to do it alone. Thank you, Sarah and Jumping Elephant! Let’s crush it! Jumping Elephant is a definite recommend.
-Jeremy Nagel, Mortgage Broker
Sarah recently helped me learn how to improve my existing social media presence by thoroughly analyzing & studying my existing social media sites. She made the effort to ask me lots of questions and learn about my business operations, business goals and ideal clients, and then provided me with a wealth of information to help me implement the plan~ recommendations, guidance, tips, advice, and a strategy to assist me in creating a stronger social media presence. Sarah is very professional, efficient and genuine. I would highly recommend her services to any business owner who is looking to improve their social media platforms.
– Susan Rust, Interior Designer
Sarah has been a pleasure and comfort to work with. She took the time and explained the processes of rebranding and realigning oneself with the use of social media tools. She is very creative and does not stop until the client is fully satisfied. Sarah is one that delivers her promises and more. She is personable and takes her time with the client to reach a clear understanding of what is required. Sarah has helped me to take ownership of my website and social media platform without the stresses. She follows up often to make sure my needs are meant and if I require any further assistance. Sarah is articulate and fun…making this social media platform come together.
-Gloria Bieber, Intuitive
I met Sarah Kirkpatrick a few years ago – online, of course. She seemed to be everywhere – be it Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook – sharing great content from individual posts, articles, and eBooks. I say, “great” because after reading it, I started using it, and I was getting results just from that.
Then, one day, in real life, there she was – at one of my seminars (The Measurable Difference) as a guest in the audience. Sarah created more content than my team did, and her stuff was getting all the ❤, retweets and engagement.
It would be a year later when our paths crossed again IRL, at the SocialWest conference last spring. Once again, I watched Sarah’s seemingly effortless online activity grab the attention, likes, and shares of others.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Jumping Elephant for the past six months. She is the real deal. She and her team have many skills, one of which being her ability to see the bigger picture and reverse engineer the steps (strategy) to represent the purpose of their customer’s objectives.
Probably the greatest thing I appreciate about Sarah is her willingness to stay true to her own moral compass. She’s a woman with measured integrity – she doesn’t buy into to hype or manipulation, nor will she working with just anyone or any business. She chooses wisely.
I have a real appreciation for anyone who shares well written and useful content – this would be Sarah Kirkpatrick and her team. I have zero resistance in recommending Jumping Elephant to any business, organization or public figure looking to improve their online presence, influence, and achieve measurable results.
-Vince Fowler, Business Coach
I first met Sarah through a seminar she put on for an introduction for small business owners to social media. Even though I had dabbled personally in social media quite a bit, I had realized very quickly that I had a lot to learn and that things seemed overwhelming. The introductory course was very beneficial and scratched the surface of most of the social media platforms. I wanted to go deeper and look into how best to utilize these platforms for my business and the brand I was trying to create. Sarah worked with me on a digital marketing strategy which I now consider my bible. She got to know me, what I was trying to do with my business, my audience and my competitors. Her and her team came up with an excellent strategy that I am now implementing over the next 3-6 months. I can’t thank Sarah enough for her knowledge and creativity and I am sure we will be working closely together as I build my new business and as I continue to grow my business in the future. I would highly recommend JE Social Media and Sarah Kirkpatrick to any and all small business owners!
-Doug Cabral, Realtor
In the short time that I have been working with Sarah, her expertise in digital marketing has taken Business Edge News Magazine from a very print-centric business to a multi-media marketing force. She conducted targeted research on our digital media capabilities and the digital landscape in our industry, provided a well-written printed booklet of that research and brilliantly devised strategy, then immediately started executing on her recommendations. Sarah’s work has been a game changer for Business Edge, and I look forward to working with her for many years to come
-Rob Driscoll, Publisher
Sarah is knowledgeable and well-versed on the ever-changing social media world. She is transparent and cares about the people she works with. There are many ways to access her expertise whether through her ebook, workshops or hiring her directly. You will leave any interaction with new information and action steps on how to be more effective in your social media strategy!
-Dr. Karen Quinn
I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Jumping Elephant for almost a year now. Never have I come across someone so dedicated and genuinely excited to help businesses advance themselves in their marketing. Sarah has never come across as pushy for sales. Instead, she actually wants to help where she can and is willing to assist wherever possible and let the business decide if they need more. Sarah is also an amazing mentor. She has enhanced and pushed my skills farther than I ever thought I could go. Her knowledge in the industry and her willingness to learn (and teach) is continuous. If you are looking for someone really interested and excited about marketing, Sarah is your girl!
-Lindsay Saunders, Writer
I reached out to Sarah from Jumping Elephant for support in editing a 100 page professional ebook on infant nutrition. Sarah far exceeded my expectations; her information was clear, concise, and incredibly informative in regards to achieving an online presence that would set my products apart in a saturated market. Her knowledge and input absolutely elevated the overall quality of my books. She was professional, impressively hard-working, and gave me a quick turnaround time which I appreciated. I have since attended one of her social media workshops, and will be hiring her for future projects as needed. Thank you Sarah!
I’ve been implementing the strategies that you taught in the course, Which were all easy and very practical, AND my followers on Instagram has increased by 10% in the last week! I’ve found new and fun ways to engage with people and I feel like I’m part of a greater community! Thank you for your help in making this happen! Can’t say enough good things about the workshop and the tips and tools that I walked away with!
-Leona DeVinne, Founder
I have been working with Sarah for a month now on a comprehensive re-branding strategy and have been so impressed with her relaxed manner and her keen listening and observations skills. Even though I am in an industry that is foreign to her she “got” me and I am confident we are on your way to creating magic with my brand and that the ROI will exceed the investment. I highly recommend Sarah and her company – Social Media Guru indeed!
-Angela Martini, Owner
I’m pleased to recommend Sarah Kirkpatrick as a talented, diverse and deadline-driven writer who excels at delivering timely, lively content and is willing to tackle new topics with ease. Her weekly blog copy is concise, written with the reader at mind and includes reputable sources for editors to present as reliable sourced content for online readers. Her research and fact-checking is solid; Sarah is reliable in communicating with her team and she takes evident pride in her work.
Sarah Kirkpatrick has recently assisted Kahane Law Office with producing content for both our website and blog. Her work has been on task, is well written and delivered in a timely manner. Our requirements can be very detailed and Sarah quickly adapted to the style requirements and feedback that we gave to her. In addition to her excellent work, Sarah is a pleasure to deal with. Her personality is friendly and approachable. She clearly enjoys what she does and is positive and knowledgeable. She puts her passion in what she does, into the projects that are given to her.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Sarah for any website, blog or social media content that you require. As a business owner, I value having someone I can rely on for big or small jobs. I also appreciate that I am able to spend more time working on my businesses having the added support available when I need it.
– Jeff Kahane, Founder & Managing Partner
I’m more than happy with the content Sarah wrote for my website. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services as she is quick, efficient, competent and very professional.
-Olga Cojocaru, Director
Sarah Kirkpatrick graciously agreed to give our budding entrepreneurs valuable advice in social media and marketing as they prepared for their very first trade show, and they took it all to heart! Within minutes of our call the Grade 8 students put her suggestions into action, creating exciting new posts and discussing how to implement all of her practical pointers to improve their social media presence. Sarah is very knowledgable and engaging, and the students greatly benefited from the opportunity to ask questions and listen to all of the authentic experiences she had to share. Thank you for the chance to speak with someone who clearly knows their craft!
– Heather Kooting, Grade 8 IBT Teacher, Lisgar Middle School
Sarah was very effective and responsive when creating blog content for Who To Call. The quality of the blogs she created resulted in a significant increase in the engagement statistics we had seen in the past. Sarah quickly familiarized herself with our brand and the information we wanted to share with our users. She went above and beyond the work scope defined by optimizing the blog set up within WordPress. By adding some features and functionality to the platform we were able to get additional feedback on the blogs created and thus adjust to further increase user interaction. We would highly recommend Sarah.
– Alana Kitchen, Owner/Operator
Sarah is always prepared with specifics for each assignment she was given. Often ‘higher-ups’ give very broad direction and little suggestion to their employees but one of Sarah’s big strengths is that she is always crystal clear in her instruction. She is also very open minded to hear angles and ideas she may not have thought of yet and is more than happy to consider alternatives and go above and beyond for her each of her clients. She is an excellent communicator and will always work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs.
Jumping Elephant was hired by my company, Artinger Designs, to write all of the copy for our new website. In our first meeting Sarah asked all the right questions to find out exactly what we needed and proceeded to go above and beyond our expectations to strengthen our brand image. I was most impressed with the quality of the work presented in the first draft; they included all of the information we requested and added many key terms, strengthening the message and allowing for better understanding and readability. I also hire Jumping Elephant for my own client projects.
– Matt Artinger, President & Founder
Sarah has worked at First Edition for several years in the capacity of Marketing and Advertising Consultant. It is a pleasure to employ her on an ongoing basis, as required. Sarah is professional, friendly and accommodating. She possesses efficient problem solving skills using innovative and creative solutions
With her exceptional computer knowledge and skills, she has initiated some important streamlining initiatives for our company.
– Jan Kirkpatrick, President
Onsite Live Social Testimonials
We recently worked with Sarah and her team at our biggest event here in Canada, Global Petroleum Show. They did an excellent job managing the social media onsite providing full three day engagement and coverage of all the activities happening at the show (which is A LOT). Sarah really understands the event industry and was able to provide suggestions and strategic planning in the early stages to ensure everything was set up for the best possible attendee engagement, conference, exhibitor & sponsor coverage, and special event promotion. The team was professional and enjoyable to work with – we would highly recommend Elephant’s Remark for any of your onsite social needs and look forward to working with them again!
I recently worked with Elephant’s Remark through an ILEA Calgary event, where the team did a full take-over of our social media accounts. The coverage and engagement was amazing! Sarah is a professional and is incredible to work with. She understood our brand and made posts that were engaging, that featured our many sponsors, and most importantly that were on-brand. I would highly recommend Elephant’s Remark for any of your onsite social needs.
Elephants Remark was contracted to handle on site social media for CSE Live 2018. Posting live for our events, the team were able to stream out content and share the excitement of the show with our audience from across Canada and around the world. It was the first time we have ever used an outside company to handle this for CSE and the experience was definitely positive and engaging. Sarah and her team were super involved, got to know attendees and really dug deep to understand our culture. A+ all around.
When our social media department was unable to work at our Calgary Health Show, Elephant’s Remark stepped in at the last minute.
Sarah showed up on time, captured all the features of our event and shared custom content across all of our social platforms.
We would recommend Sarah to any large event that is looking for knowledge, hustle and a job well done.
The Elephant’s Remark team took over our facebook and instagram profiles on the day of the Brides2B Expo. They featured all of our sponsors and vendors and engaged with each post instantly. Many of our vendors asked how we were able to share so much content while also managing the busy event – and said they received true value from the attention they were getting online. The profiles were never quiet and there were no questions left unanswered. Our engagement on the day-of was higher than it had ever been and our followers exploded. The ER team used a combination of posts, pictures, videos, and live videos, and stories to share our event and keep all attendees in the loop about our schedule and shows for the day.
We will be bringing Elephant’s Remark back next year and recommend anyone with a tradeshow or conference to hire them to handle their social media for the day – the return on investment is measurable.