Where It All Began

Back in 2015, we were on a summer road trip, when my husband and I got talking; you know those blue sky conversations that start with What if?  What if we won the lottery?  What if we had our own business(es)?  What if…  He has his dream (and it’s his to share) and I had mine.  At the time the technology did not exist to execute mine; at least not in an effective way.

Technology caught up and it’s now or never.  Above the Fold was conceived in the front seat of a hot car on a summer road trip and born July 4th this year.  It’s now live to you and growing like a crazy out of control teenager!

We aim to achieve one thing, more than anything else.  Make online simple for local businesses.

Chain stores have teams of people to manage listings, reviews, social media and websites.  How are local businesses to compete?  We believe the answer is Above the Fold.  We have the experience, the technology and the partners to help local businesses succeed.  We make it simple to manage your online world including your Listings and Customer Reviews, Social Media and Blogs and manage or develop a website including optimizing your search engine terms and targeting ads to your website visitors.  We promise not to talk techie, and we will support you with SMART Marketing services (IE we come to your business to plan and execute your full marketing strategy) when needed.

We bring more than 20 years of marketing, communications, sales, local business, retail and customer service experience to the table.  We work with an award-winning team of planners, designers, writers, strategists and local experts who want to see your business thrive.

Give us a try today!  Our free online assessment is open to all local businesses, regardless of size or location. Don’t pass up this opportunity to see your business through your customer’s eyes.  Complete the contact form here and we will contact you shortly with the results.

Stay tuned, we’ve got some exciting plans ahead.  Watch as we move local businesses above the fold on Google, Bing and Yahoo!

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Roxanne Brown

Roxanne Brown Jewellry

I’m looking forward to incorporating all of the great suggestions that I got to help move my company along in the area of social media.

Sherry Knight

Sherry Knight

Here I am trying to build a brand and along comes Barb McGrath showing me how to focus growing that image! Wow, it has been a wild ride – each time we meet I learn something new I can apply. It is exciting and daunting, all at the same time. Barb is there each step of the way and slowly, I am learning what I need to know in order to build that brand.

Thank you Barb! You are so knowledgeable and also such an inspiration – marketing in the digital world is different. Yet, knowing that and working with the digital world are so very different when it comes to branding and marketing.

Stephanie Cory

clipnclimb Saskatoon

Barb is awesome to work with! She really understands our business and is very attentive to our needs. I’d recommend her services to everyone looking to grow their business’ online presence. Thanks for everything Barb!

Robyn Michon

Robyn Michon

I came to Barb feeling frustrated with my marketing. It always felt like a guessing game. Barb has empowered me by showing me how to use data to purposefully decide where and how to market my services.

Angie Hicks

Humanly Branding & Marketing

Barb brings you decades of marketing smarts combined with a deep understanding of how to use the latest digital tools to make sure you’re seen online. Get her in your corner!

 

Jim Aho

Jim Aho

Barb is one of the brightest marketing stars out there. She’s smart, genuine and driven to succeed. I recommend her most highly.

 

Karen Wotherspoon

Connections Family Resource Centre

Barb makes the world of digital marketing easy to understand for those of us who aren’t so technologically savvy! Its obvious she has tons of knowledge and is passionate about her work.

 

Gary Weisbrodt

Gary Weisbrodt

Comprehensive marketing knowledge delivered in an easy to understand way.

 

Mark Melby

Mark Melby

Barb is well versed in the digital world and knows what is currently working in the social media arena. Our visit and discussion around communication and it’s importance was very enlightening and informative. Highly recommend talking to Barb!

Michelle Sellars

Cascadia Dog Training

Barb and her team are AMAZING!!! Their expertise and knowledge have brought my business to a whole other level. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my business!

Nadine Howard

Healthy Lifestyles Nadine Howard

Barb has been a life and business saver for me! Building an online presence for your business isn’t easy and takes precious time, but Barb helped me tremendously! She knows what she’s doing, and so great to work with! I highly recommend her. I’ll definitely continue to work with her on an ongoing basis!

 

Jeff Salisbury

Barb is a pleasure to work with. She’s driven and incredibly knowledgeable with a multitude of digital marketing tactics and strategies.

Luke Rossmo

Luke Rossmo

Barb is exceptional in her domain. Her unique approach is invaluable and leads to increased exposure which leads to increased business. She is also very approachable and genuinely cares about her clients. She also effectively conveyed information in a way that allowed me to understand.

 

#GoogleGirl

#GoogleGirl

Barb McGrath’s been cracking the online code for nearly 20 years. She helps local businesses get to the top of Google with digital marketing training, web design, SEO, online reputation and advertising. Most importantly, she’s earned the trust of Google. Barb runs the only Google-approved agency designed to show you how to turn the online “stuff” into in-store buyers. She uses her knack for distilling complex marketing techniques into clear, simple steps to help you land on the first page of Google - even if you’ve never been online. If you depend on in-person customers, you need Barb’s step-by-step, online marketing plan to generate a steady stream of onsite buyers and make it rain money. Corporate girl turned local business cheerleader, she's helped build some of Canada's largest brands. She is the host of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, a local radio show and iTunes and Google Podcast.

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