About Troy Sandidge
Troy Sandidge is an award-winning marketing strategist known as the Strategy Hacker® who has over 12 years of experience building sustainable strategies and scalable systems generating millions in revenue creating pathways to increase the growth, authority, and profitability for Startups & SMBs to B2Bs & Fortune 500.
Troy is the Host of Top 1% Marketing Podcast iDigress, Author of Strategize Up: The Simplified Blueprint To Scaling Your Business, Founder of Strategy Hackers, 3x agency builder, 2x CMO, angel investor, and former Vice President of a creative agency who lives on Twitter, LinkedIn, and most social audio platforms.
Troy is recognized as a Top 100 Marketing Leader that has been featured in Business Insider, Yahoo News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Atlanta Wire and named one of Los Angeles Wire’s 30 Under 30.
He is also an international speaker who has spoken at events featuring Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Gary Vaynerchuk, Cynt Marshall, Will Ferrell, Dharmesh Shah, Sarah Paiji Yoo, Hasan Minhaj, among others.
The Chicago native is fluent across many languages of strategy: marketing strategy, business strategy, growth strategy, brand strategy, creative strategy, social media strategy, content strategy, digital strategy, community strategy, and sales strategy incorporating multicultural communications, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and psychology.
His mission is to eliminate the complexity from business growth and empower businesses to harness the power of strategy to grow their businesses in order to create the lives they want to live as well as make a bigger impact within their communities.
Learn more about Troy Sandidge at FindTroy.com and connect with him on all social platforms at @FindTroy.
I’m Troy Sandidge, an award-winning growth marketing strategist known as the Strategy Hacker® who has spent over 12 years building sustainable strategies and scalable systems generating millions in revenue for emerging Startups & SMBs to B2Bs & Fortune 500. I make strategy simple to help business increase their Growth, Authority, & Profitability.
• Host of iDigress Podcast — Ranked Top 1% for Marketing Podcasts
• Serving as de facto CMO & CSO for SMBs, B2Bs, & Startups
• Founder & Chief Strategy Officer @ Strategy Hackers
• Chief Growth Officer @ Anything But The Middle
• Former Vice President of a Creative Agency
• Author of New Best-Seller, Strategize Up
• 3x Agency Builder of 1M+ ARR
• 2x Chief Marketing Officer
• International Speaker
• Community Builder
• Twitter Power User
• Angel Investor
WHAT I DO: I work with aggressive growth-minded businesses to formulate strategies, build systems, and develop sustainable and scalable solutions to amplify authority, build community, optimize systems, save time, attract customers, improve marketing, increase sales, and accelerate revenue.
STRATEGY EXPERTISE: Expert-level fluency across many languages of strategic planning:
+ Marketing Strategy
+ Business Strategy
+ Growth Strategy
+ Brand Strategy
+ Creative Strategy
+ Social Media Strategy
+ Content Strategy
+ Digital Strategy
+ Community Strategy
+ Sales Strategy
I infuse multicultural communications, applying sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and psychology within my strategic solutions.
INDUSTRIES: B2B. B2C. SMBs. Startups. Agencies. Technology. SaaS. Healthcare. Manufacturing. Education. Entertainment. Government. Communications. Nonprofits. SMBs.
WHO I HELP: Aggressive growth-minded businesses who need the power of strategy and marketing to amplify awareness, build community, attract new customers or clients, and accelerate revenue streams.
HOW I HELP BUSINESSES:
• Maximize Profitability Through Strategic Advisory
• Build Systems to Accelerate Productivity
• Formulate Strategies to Improve Performance
• Eliminate Complexity from Business Systems
• Generate Solutions to Increase Sales Acquisition
• Develop Business Processes & Teams for Scalability
• Activate Organic Social Media Initiatives
MY IMPACT: With the brain of an electrical engineer, the heart of a marketer, and the spirit of an entrepreneur, I provide SaaS (Strategy As A Service) solutions for brands to ignite business momentum, generate rapid progress mechanisms to accelerate market distribution, eliminate complex obstacles through innovation, and create simplistic pathways to achieve desired business goals.
MY PODCAST: I provide actionable takeaways to level up businesses in under 30 minutes on my podcast, iDigress, which is in the Top 1% of U.S. Marketing & Business podcasts and in the Top 0.5% among 2.7 Million+ podcasts globally. My podcast is part of the exclusive HubSpot Podcast Network.
LESS FORMAL TROY + FUN FACTS:
Energetic. Positive. Resilient. ENFP. Thinker. Christian. Former Stage Actor, Soccer Player, and Saxophonist. Sports Fanatic. Community Builder. Marvel Enthusiast. Spoken at over 412 events worldwide. Loves hoodies. 2 Wing 3. Spontaneous. Adventurous. Creative & Analytical. Twitter Afficando.
Hard truth: 70% of businesses will fail because most are executing without a strategy.
To increase brand authority, improve marketing, build community, generate more revenue, and ultimately go to the next level as a business, you need effective strategy.
Strategize Up: The Simplified Blueprint To Scaling Your Business is built upon my trademarked and proven strategies, methodologies, and frameworks compiled with various strategic disciplines incorporating sociology, anthropology, and psychology illustrated in a very simplified, engaging way to empower emerging businesses to maximize their profitability in this ever-evolving digital world.
This book will unlock how to integrate efficient strategies within your entire business, marketing, branding, social media, operations, distribution, and sales infrastructure to skyrocket your results.
The iDigress Podcast provides actionable takeaways you can implement right away to level up your marketing, business, social media, community, sales, mindset, productivity, and more in under 30 minutes. Learn how to eliminate complexity and confusion from your business as I help you formulate strategies, build systems, and develop solutions to simplify your pathway to generate sustainable and scalable business growth!
iDigress is in the Top 1% of U.S. Marketing & Business podcasts, globally ranks within the Top 0.5% of podcasts worldwide among 2.7 million+ podcasts, has an average of 20,000 monthly downloads, and is part of the HubSpot Podcast Network.
Learn more about the iDigress Podcast here.
Listen to iDigress at iDigress.fm is available on all podcast directories.
Imagination is the Engine.
Content is the Fuel.
Social Media is the Roadmap.
Marketing is the Roadmap.
Sales is the Destination.
Culture is the GPS.
Always be at the intersection where passion, purpose, and vision meet so unlimited power can be harnessed to create invincible strategies! Coupled with psychology, sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and economics using social media marketing, branding, and community, we can develop dynamic relationship marketing tactics to generate sustainable outcomes of success for businesses.
We don’t shy away from impossibility, we welcome it.
We are outliers. We don’t follow the path the universe sets before us. We create our own social universe where we make the rules. We achieve greatness with our will and our wit. We dare to explore all of the possibilities when all the signs say impossibility is the only outcome.
We always possess a growth mindset.
There are three modalities to master to successfully grow a business: mindset, marketing, and money.
Possessing the wrong mindset, coupled with the lack of effective marketing, while generating little to no money for adequate cash flow, stops business growth, if not be the death of it altogether.
We help our clients do three things:
- Activate their mindset
- Accelerate their marketing
- Acquire more money
All to achieve more growth through strategy.
We eliminate the complexity from the business equation to create clarity to build customizable strategic solutions that generate scalable and sustainable growth for your business.
I help all of my clients do three things:
• Activate their mindset (C.L.O.V.E.R. Business Framework™)
• Accelerate their marketing (D.A.R.T. Marketing Methodology™)
• Acquire more money (L.E.A.D.S. Generator Blueprint™)
All to achieve more growth through strategy.
• My C.L.O.V.E.R. Business Framework™ maximizes business productivity and systems for sustainability and scalability.
• My D.A.R.T. Marketing Methodology™ enables growth marketing to perform efficiently and effectively to hit KPIs.
• My L.E.A.D.S. Generator Blueprint™ optimizes sales funnels and selling processes while improving brand positioning and messaging to reach desired acquisition numbers.
In the field of marketing and specifically social media marketing, one of the leading authorities who have emerged over the years is Troy Sandidge.
Troy is a global marketing strategist, keynote speaker, interviewer, angel investor, avid Twitter, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse aficionado who has made a name for himself as a provider of crucial inputs for growing SMBs to Startups as well as multi-billion dollar enterprises.
As a former Vice President of a Chicagoland creative agency and former CMO of a national brand agency, he has served as a strategist for various clients worldwide helping them reach on average quadruple the return on investment via marketing strategy. Troy has worked with entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits, national brands, influencers, international organizations, and more.
As a master of converting complexity into simplicity and having an endless supply of creative ideas and energy that would put even the Energizer Bunny to shame, Troy approaches every client, project, and partnership aspiration as if it was his own. Brands and businesses choose to invest in or partner with Troy for his ability to craft specialized divergent solutions to complicated marketing dilemmas.
Troy’s competence lies in several fields, one of which is in delivering highly successful media marketing strategies and solutions. He also has a reputation for being proficient at establishing brand identity and expanding brand reach and profitability through digital marketing strategies that bank on the impact of storytelling.
As a marketing disruptor, a digital visionary, a social media jedi, an unwavering optimist, a creative outlier, an innovative problem solver, and a relentless go-getter that brings more intensity to everything I do than the Energizer Bunny, I always give maximum effort that produces monumental results!
This marketing mogul has the numbers that back his reputation in the industry. Using his triple threat of C.L.O.V.E.R. Business Framework™ + D.A.R.T. Marketing Methodology™ + L.E.A.D.S. Generator Blueprint™, Troy’s cumulative marketing efforts have resulted in over $150 million in revenue for the companies he has worked with, and the numbers are expected to rise with every financial victory he assists in achieving.
This millennial takes pride in his various roles as a marketing disruptor and elite social media strategist as well as in his ability to build brands by banking on the power of organic marketing, authentic storytelling, and building communities.
He believes that his expertise as a consultant is not sought after for him to offer generic and uniform methodologies to clients merely. Brands and businesses expect him to work together with them in crafting specialized solutions to marketing dilemmas. And for Troy, the ease with which he can give his clients what they need rests upon his attitude of adopting his client’s aspirations as his own. He prefers to deliver client-centric and personalized services that are guaranteed to address the unique needs of every SMB and brand.
Troy inarguably possesses an impressive track record. Not only does he have over ten years of experience in establishing online communities and brand identities, but he has also been a staple figure in public speaking, corporate training, and workshops on social media, digital marketing, community building, global branding, storytelling, and relationship marketing.
Troy is a leading source of successful media marketing solutions according to The New York Weekly.
Named a MARSum Top 100 Marketing Influencer, recognized as a Leading Provider of Marketing Solutions by the New York Weekly, and listed as LA Wire’s 30 Under 30, I’m featured in Business Insider • ABC • NOW Marketing Group • NBC • StreamYard’s Level Up Summit with Gary Vaynerchuk • Yahoo News • CBS • Daily Hearld, HuffPost • BlackNews.com • American Reporter • HubSpot • LA Wire • Agorapulse • MarketingNews • Yahoo Finance • INC • SerpStat, Wiki • Urban Business Directory • Skip The Degree Book • Digital Summit • FOX News • Social Media Week • INBOUND • Kivo Daily • IMDb • Capitalized Social Media • NOW Marketing Group • Marketing Study Lab UK • Semrush • Among many more
Troy Sandidge is recognized as a Top 100 Marketing Leader that has been featured in Business Insider, Yahoo News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Atlanta Wire and named one of Los Angeles Wire’s 30 Under 30. He is an international speaker who has spoken at events featuring Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Gary Vaynerchuk, Cynt Marshall, Will Ferrell, Dharmesh Shah, Sarah Paiji Yoo, Hasan Minhaj, among others.
Speaking & Presentation Style
As a dynamic and powerful speaker, Troy utilizes his unique experiences to help address various topics. His presentation style is a combination of motivational, dynamic, informative, engaging, and extremely energetic to really connect with the audience. He strives to deliver digestible, tweet-worthy actionable takeaways while taking them on a journey to leave them with something to reflect on.
Interested in booking Troy to speak as a keynote, motivation, or featured speaker for your event, click here.
Notable Speaking Venues
• Podcast Movement Evolutions: Los Angeles (2022)
• The Big Push Summit: Q4 & Beyond (2021)
• Afros & Audio (2021)
• INBOUND (2021) Ft Oprah Winfrey & Spike Lee
• StreamYard’s Level Up Summit (2021) Ft Gary Vaynerchuk
• Entreprehero Summit (2021)
• Social Media Week Lima (2021)
• LinkJoy Social Media Summit India (2021)
• Executive Women International (2020)
• California Department of Conservation (2020)
• Associated Colleges of Illinois (2020)
• Social Media Week Lima (2019)
• Internet Summit (2019)
• Canada International Conference on Education, CICE (2019)
• Rainmaker Digital Summit (2019)
• United States-Korea Conference (2019)
• Northwestern University (2019)
• Federal Bureau of Prisons (2019)
• Social Media Week Conference (2018)
- State Farm
- Salvation Army
- United Airlines
- United Way
- DS Smith
- Vult Lab
- Regional Development Authority (RDA)
- Social Media Development Group (SMDG)
- Anderson Stratton Enterprises
- Indiana Utility Regulatory
- City of Gary, IN
- Pay Away The Layaway
- Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN)
- Senator Greg Taylor (IN)
- Lakeshore Media
- Saint Anthony Hospital
- Sen. Eddie Melton (IN)
- National Democratic Training Committee
- Illinois Back Insititute
- Indiana University
- Abbot Laboratories
- State of Indiana
- State of Illinois
- United Nations
- State of Wisconsin
- Valparaiso University
- Uber Health
- Alliant Energy
- IVY Tech
- Sprout Social
- CDK Global
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