About Champlain Marketing

We’re much more than just a marketing agency. We specialize in responsive website design and development, search engine optimization and marketing as well as social media management. We also offer website hosting at Champlain Host to help us offer you complete online marketing solutions in one convenient location.

Our Process

Most projects have one goal in common. An improved web presence. Even if you’re starting from scratch, you need to know the marketplace, your competition and your potential before you get started. For existing websites, doing a thorough audit of the current SEO scores and other metrics is essential for measuring growth. Analyzing your competition is another aspect of your website health.

You are the expert when it comes to your business. We will work with you to get to know your business quickly, to help improve traffic and your connections to your target audience.

A detailed estimate or project proposal is created once we have the needed information relating to your business needs and goals. Once that is agreed to, contract language and a work schedule are attached to the proposal to create a contract for the project.

It varies by the size and complexity of the project, but most initial project proposals are ready within a week of first contact.

Let’s get started.

Our Prices

We charge a flat fee of $75 an hour to keep things simple. To give you an idea what things might cost, below are some samples of common project types.

  • Small complete website development – 40 hours ($3000)
  • Website redesign – 12 hours ($900)
  • SEO Audit – 10 hours ($750)
  • Social Media setup – 6 hours ($450)

Our Network

Our network knows no bounds, but we do have a core group who take care of website development and website design. Between us, we can accomplish nearly any marketing task set before us. If you have a new product and need a new section for your existing website, an instructional video and printed instructions to go along with it, we can do that and then help you promote your product online and off. We’ll work with you to help you discover your product’s potential market share, measure the success of our mutual efforts and recommend changes or additions to your campaign.

The Main Players

Steve McIntyre – Owner – I am an experienced web developer with over a decade of work in my rear-view mirror. I began designing for the web after I purchased his first MAC back in 1997 under the name Salt River Graphics. After the turn of the century, I started designing database driven websites. I used this experience when designing HungryBurlington.com in 2004 and again in 2005 with HungryVT.com. In recent years, the availability of Content Management Systems (CMSs) has made creating complex websites in a relatively short time frame a possibility where it would have taken several times longer just a few years ago. Formally trained in graphic design, I started working in the print industry in 1995. When I saw the chance to expand my creative and technical horizons by creating websites, I took the path that I am still on today, leaving the paper trail behind me.

Launie Kettler
Launie is a food and business writer, and while that may seem like a strange hybrid, it’s really not. She’s been featured on Salon, the L.A. Times food section, CNN’s Eatocracy page, Food Revolution Day, Greener Ideal, and Punk Domestics. She’s also the writer/photographer for the Malinastique Kitchen Accessory Company, and her first book, The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook, is going to be published in the summer of 2014. She’s also a writer for Movoto and the Champlain Business Journal.

Alec Julien
Alec Julien is a graphic designer, typographer, developer, and author. He started his career as an IT generalist and computer programmer, and veered into the design side of the field, working in Vermont for the Vermont Cancer Center and Marketing Partners, and then full-time for his own firm, Haiku Monkey Media. He designs for both print and web, and does web development with content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla. In 2012, he published a book for Rotovision Books about font design.

Nicole Twohig
Nicole has been working in marketing and communications for more than 15 years. Before beginning her own consulting company in 2013, she worked as an account executive and research manager at a local marketing agency with a variety of responsibilities including client relations, social media, marketing and communications strategies, business development, primary research and website content development. She worked with diverse clients such as the State of Vermont, Hoff Curtis Attorneys-at-Law, Cx Associates, South Burlington Stormwater Services, and Milton Community Youth Coalition.