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Hidden Gems: Meet John Dirugeris of J Media

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Dirugeris.

Hi John, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
It’s great to talk with you! My name is John Dirugeris, and I help businesses gain more attention, awareness, revenue, and customers through my social media and digital marketing agency, J Media. I started gaining an interest in marketing back when I was a freshman in high school when I bought a social media marketing agency course where they taught me the necessary skills to run an agency as well as the fact that I can work from home. After taking the course, I was a freelancer for a year and a half before growing at such a rate that developing an agency was the next move. Fast forward to today, I run a full-service social media and digital marketing agency with clients all over Tennessee and the country. I have always wanted to work for myself since I have seen family members lose their jobs and not have control over how much they make or when they go to work.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The road has been bumpy, taking me down hills and valleys, through tunnels and over mountains. Sometimes the road has taken me backward. In the beginning, gaining clientele was the hardest part since I did not have any testimonials. I completed many projects for free, and in return, I got testimonials that projected me to where I am today, working with almost every business type out there in almost every niche. The greatest part about the journey is in fact the journey. Waking up every morning knowing that I can help someone else gain attention and growth in their business through my marketing services and agency excites me like no other opportunity that I have had.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
J Media is a full-service social media and digital marketing agency that focuses on creating custom marketing strategies and executions for small and local businesses. Cookie-cutter social media strategies are a thing of the past, & it’s our job to create a marketing plan to grow your social presence/business. We specialize in digital transformations, which include branding, management, advertising, and lead generation via social media and digital marketing. We also build out email marketing strategies and execute those strategies. What sets us apart from the others is that we do not copy and paste social media strategies from one client to the next. We build out custom marketing plans that are built for your specific business.

We know what it is like to run a small business due to our family history of small/medium-sized businesses, and we approach your business with one goal in mind; growing your venture while giving you the freedom to not worry about marketing or social media.

Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Risk-taking is what it has taken to get my agency to where it is now. Risks on business investments, working for free in the beginning to get the experience while trying to pay bills, and having the patience to know that it takes time to grow a business. The major risks that I have taken are ones that have been calculated, such as investing in courses and books to learn more about my craft. Investing in mentors has played a major role in my risk-taking as well. Risks are a part of the journey I mentioned above, which excites me.

Pricing:

  • Consulting is $100 an hour.
  • Social media management plans start at $500.

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