about us

Who are we and what do we do?

Hello and thank you for checking out our about page.

My name is Giovanni Maurizi and I’m the managing director of Empire Local.

Other than having a fantastically Italian name, I’m also an immensely proud father of 2.4 children and have an amazing fiancé.

 And more importantly for you, I love online marketing and how I can use it to build, brand and scale businesses both on and offline FAST!

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 digital marketing started almost a decade ago now.

My families business was struggling with the changes the internet brought about and, as any son would, I wanted to man up and help out.

I had an interest in the online world so I set about learning all I could.

I became fascinated with website design and all the “techy” stuff and started absorbing everything from websites such as Code Academy  (which is an awesome site if you want to learn to code) Facebook 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 and other strategies I learned along the way I jumped right in and used all my knowledge to build and scale my families empire.

After helping them and seeing the dramatic results I was getting for them it became obvious to me that I could and should be helping local businesses using my very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me….Enough of that, let’s move on.

With my sound knowledge of web design and WordPress I then delved into social media and started learning about Facebook pages, Facebook advertising, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google PPC;  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 close family and friends websites, social media accounts and online presence.

With my online marketing knowledge, I brought in a flood of new leads and clients for their businesses.

I also dramatically increased customer retention, repeat business and engagement with email marketing and specific 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. 

We’ll have a friendly, informal chat about your business and how we can use the online world to help grow your Empire.

To your Success,

Giovanni