Thought Leader Life 338: Guest Alex Melen


Gain remarkable results for your company through innovative digital campaigns and advertising. This episode features #ThoughtLeader and #Expert Alex Melen (, a co-founder at SmartSites, award-winning entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. He is passionate about assisting businesses in managing their online marketing campaigns as a consultant.

Alex is known for starting one of the first free web hosting companies: T35, founded in 1997. It was the first of its kind in the mid-90s, when earning a strong digital presence was expensive and complicated. Currently, he is the co-founder of SmartSites, an award-winning advertising agency started in 2011 that is committed to helping clients with design, development, e-commerce, PPC, and SEO.

If you know that you do good in the physical world but kind of suck online, reach out to Alex Melen by going to his website at or visiting his profile at or

Here are a couple of AHA messages from this episode:

  • Small businesses that are fantastic in the real world but suck online should reach out to Alex Melen.
  • Some entrepreneurs are just really good at what they do, it’s where they excel, but online success is a whole different playbook. It can take away what they’re doing day-to-day to smoothly run their business.
  • My job is to help businesses be as successful as they can be online by taking away all their burdens and taking over all their digital activities.
  • We’re a full-service digital agency that covers the entire gamut. We do website design development, SEO pay-per-click & newsletters — anything digital. In many cases, people come to us with no website at all. That’s where we help.
  • It’s 2020, but surprisingly, there are still many businesses out there that have just gotten by with yellow pages or word of mouth, which is great, but at a certain point, they’ll need an online presence for a wider reach.

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