Hello and thank you for checking out our about page.

That’s me in the picture there.   My name is Giovanni Maurizi and I’m the managing director of Empire Local.

Other than not looking in the slightest bit Italian, being an immensely proud father of 2.4 children and having an amazing fiancé; I also love online marketing, driving tons of visitors to clients websites and all things internet.

I have been helping businesses get more customers and making sales using online marketing strategies for several years now.

My passion for website design and online marketing started about seven years ago.

I was fascinated with website design and all the “techy stuff and set about learning all I could from websites such as Code Academy  (which is an awesome site if you want to learn coding) and Youtube and spent thousands on learning my craft.

After learning the basics I then stumbled upon wordpress and “the rest is history” as they say.

WordPress is simply fantastic for building your business website. After mastering this platform It became obvious to me that I could and should  be helping local businesses using my very particular set of skills.

With my knowledge of wordpress I then delved in to social media and started learning about Facebook pages, Facebook advertising, instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google +;  just to see how things worked and how I could use these techniques to help build and grow peoples businesses online.

Armed with this wealth of knowledge I dived right in and started by building my fathers restaurant website, social media accounts and online presence.

With my online marketing knowledge I have  dramatically increased customer retention, repeat business and engagement with email marketing and social media strategies.

The more I did the more I wanted to know so I ploughed ahead with my learning and mastered:

  • PPC
  • SEO
  • Facebook advertising
  • Analytics (specifically Google analytics)
  • Email Marketing

If you are a business owner and are thinking about building your website and brand online  please get in Contact with me now for a free consultation.

Alternatively you can see our Services page and get a feel for what we can do for you and your business.

Let’s start building your Local Empire!