We’re a Digital Marketing Firm

We make digital marketing easy—so you don’t have to manage all the pieces. Today’s digital landscape is complicated, fragmented and requires an array of skills. BootstrapVT blends old school marketing with new school technology. We know all the acronyms and the underlying tech services. Marketing has changed dramatically in the past 5 years—just look at your own business. No longer can you spend money on traditional media and expect customers to find you.

We’re Here to Help

National Experience — based in Vermont

Geoff Strawbridge | Founder/CEO

BootstrapVT’s CEO and Founder is Geoff Strawbridge. Geoff has spent the last 20+ years leading Marketing, Product Management, and Operations for entrepreneurial tech companies and venture-backed startups. Geoff has extensive marketing experience with Health, Wellness, Travel, Fitness, and CPG brands. He brings hands-on knowledge with advertising platforms, digital marketing tools, subscription businesses, mobile app development, content management even his very own homegrown ad server (ask him about it)!

 

He’s managed cross-functional teams his entire career including: product, engineering/tech, marketing, editorial, customer support, ad ops, and even some sales. If you want the fancy terms this includes: product management, product development, general management, customer operations, digital marketing, social media, content marketing, sales, account management, and business development.

Bernie Walenty | Digital Marketing & Content

Bernie has spent the last decade working for some of the leading tech and e-commerce companies throughout the Northeast including the National Hockey League, Rue Gilt Groupe, Drizly, and more. Bernie’s background in graphic design and experience in digital marketing allows her to bridge the gap between traditional marketing and modern storytelling through creative written and visual content development.

 

In addition to email marketing, design, content and strategy, Bernie also excels in project management and process development. During her time at RueLaLa, she worked alongside the Chief of Staff to build out the company’s first specialized Project Management team, successfully launching over 100 cross-functional marketing & PR programs on behalf of the brand and its clients. Bernie joined the BootstrapVT team in 2019 to help strengthen the content strategy, creative and project management services that we are able to offer our clients.

 

When she’s not working, you can find her sampling a local beer at one of Burlington’s many award-winning breweries or enjoying a day out on Lake Champlain.

Erika McCarthy | Digital Marketing & Search Engine Marketing Expert

Erika is the founder and owner of Measurement Has Company. She has worked in Paid Search and search engine marketing (SEM) for 18+ years. Erika has industry-leading experience with Silicon Valley agencies to Vermont-based companies.

 

Her approach to digital marketing is about defining clear goals, getting unstuck from the status quo, testing new ideas, and applying data-based decision-making. Her work has helped many clients scale their DTC e-commerce business such as Runamok Maple, TableLegs.com, Vermont Woods Studios, Otter Creek Awnings and many more. 


In her free time, Erika can be found drinking Vermont craft beer, mixing craft cocktails, cooking up a storm and spending time with her husband Pete, daughter Aoife, and mutt Citra. 

Erika Austin | Search, Analytics & Digital Marketing

Erika Austin has eleven years of e-commerce and digital marketing experience from one of Vermont’s fastest-growing tech companies. She has since launched a full-time gig specializing in e-commerce, inbound marketing, technical SEO, analytics and advertising.

 

Also known as a Shopify & CV3 partner, Google Ads, Facebook Ad Manager, Google Merchants Center, Google Business, Google Data Studio, Google Search Console, and a ScreamingFrog enthusiast. Erika aspires to be the ultimate webmaster.

 

When Erika is not geeking out in spreadsheets or an Airtable she can be found in a videogame, playing D&D, behind a drum kit, dancing, or with cats.

Marianna Nowacki | Data-Driven Marketing Automation & Email Marketing

Marianna Nowacki is the owner and founder of Moosehead Digital.  She has 6+ years of hands-on email marketing, strategy, content and coding for data-driven businesses.  Marianna has helped many clients with segmentation, automation, customer journeys, integrations, data integrity and CRM programs.

 

Her experience with all the various customer engagement and email marketing platforms (ie. HubSpot, Iterable, Braze, Pardot, MailChimp, Klaviyo, etc) have allowed her to support both small, medium and large enterprise clients.

 

From copywriting and coding (for proper rendering across all major email clients) to logistical implementation and strategy, Marianna’s goal is to send the right message at the right time to nurture leads throughout the sales funnel and increase conversions.

The Bootstrap Collective
Who Is The Collective?

Who Is The Collective?

Collaboration is a core philosophy of BootstrapVT, which is why we have assembled an All-Star team that we have dubbed, The Bootstrap Collective. This flexible and ever-growing collection of on-call professionals allows us to provide a custom suite of solutions to match each individual client’s needs. Partnering with us gives you access to our collective which includes experts in SEO/SEM strategy, Copywriters, Graphic Designers, Web Developers and more.

Why BootstrapVT?

We believe in hard work and self-reliance.

We believe our team is entrepreneurial by nature and has an inexhaustible (and renewable) supply of creativity.

We believe there is innovation all around us, you just have to uncover it.

We believe the on-demand economy will continue to replace traditional full time Marketing Departments.

BootstrapVT provides consulting services for content marketing, search engine marketing, pay per click, seo, digital advertising, social media and traditional marketing operations. We save you time and money, allow you to get back to running your business. Small businesses, agencies, brands, publishers, platforms, B2C, B2B companies are all relevant for BootstrapVT’s services.

Tell us what you need. We’ll listen.