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Jon Winkel

Jon Winkel
Jon is head of SquareWheel's Digital and Inbound practice areas. He's lead many transformative marketing initiatives and now has the freedom to work 80 hours per week in the easy, breezy agency lifestyle.

Recent Posts

20 Growth Killers & Where to Start Fixing Them

[fa icon="calendar'] August 28, 2018 / by Jon Winkel

It seems like we hear it everywhere we go online as marketers: It’s all about growth.

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All of the Basic Digital Marketing Options

[fa icon="calendar'] September 1, 2017 / by Jon Winkel

We hear it all of the time from startups, SMBs, and leaders at high-growth companies. And it usually goes something like this:

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15 Actionable Ways to Get More Traffic, Subscribers, and Build an Audience

[fa icon="calendar'] April 25, 2017 / by Jon Winkel posted in Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Marketing

In this post I'll share 15 tried and true tactics to get your content in front of more people. This will help you build traffic, build your subscriber base, drive more engagement, and should help you get more leads by filling the top of the funnel.

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The New "Decision Maker." Everybody, and nobody.

[fa icon="calendar'] October 13, 2016 / by Jon Winkel posted in Sales, sales strategy, sales automation


There is no such thing as a decision maker, and any sales strategy built on reaching or closing that mystical figure is doomed to fail.  That might seem a little strong coming out of the gate but stick with me on this.

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How I Gained 263 Twitter Followers in Just 7 Days

[fa icon="calendar'] June 6, 2016 / by Jon Winkel posted in Social Media, Marketing, Twitter


12 Great Strategies & Ideas You Can Use Too

As a partner at a new and growing agency I’ve long known that I need to strengthen my Twitter game, big time.   The truth is, I’ve always loved Twitter but I’ve never made the time for it. I really enjoy the connections you make with strangers and that those sparks can quickly grow into meaningful conversation over shared interests.

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Intro to Objective Marketing

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2016 / by Jon Winkel posted in Marketing Strategy, Marketing, Strategy

Sometime in March of 2015 I was sitting at my desk in an absolutely manic state. Our sales and marketing team (which I was a big part of) had invested a good amount of time and energy in an outbound marketing effort that produced underwhelming results. We were in the midst of moving from an events and cold-calling strategy to an automated digital marketing machine and we were

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