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R. Cort Ockfen
Lakewood, WA

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R. Cort Ockfen
Owner & Operator of Ockfen & Associates and
Ockfen Land Enterprises, LLC
Small Business Online Amplification Services
Lakewood, WA

“I visited the site. It’s outstanding.
I looked at every page, and you’ve made it succinct, creative and user-friendly.”

→ - Hank Moore, Speaker and Think tank for 5 U.S. Presidents.
Commenting on a site by Ockfen & Associates.

Welcome to my site

Welcome to my site

I am a Lakewood-based tech and marketing guy. I’ve been doing B2B web management for 15+ years. Learn more about my work by browsing my site.

If you are looking for information on Ockfen Land Enterprises, LLC – click here.

Education

  • 1990-1994

    Fairhaven College, an institution within WWU, is a liberal arts college similar to Evergreen State College.

    Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

    BA Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies (Fairhaven College), 1994.

  • 2000-2001

    It was an exciting time to be in Bellevue College's Web Authoring program. At the time it was one of the few programs of it's kind. Partially funded by Microsoft and located in one of the nation's tech centers.

    Bellevue College, Bellevue WA

    Web Authoring Degree, Media Communications, President’s List, 2001.

  • 1989-1992

    I went on 3 Anthropology/Archaeology trips with Pierce College professor and author Dale McGinnis

    Pierce College, Tacoma WA

    Anthropology/Archaeology, President’s List, 1992.

Career

  • 2001 to Present

    Ockfen & Associates

    Project & Senior Product Manager

    Launched a web design service that realized positive cash flow and real profits in the first year of operations. Researched market trends and employed successful strategies that ultimately created visually appealing web designs for customers’ projects. Listened to the web design development and marketing consensus of industry professionals and created a business profile.

    Project manage all phases of website creation and maintenance encompassing software selection, designing literature, new development design, modify existing designs, implement QA procedures/practices, marketing management and communication, and business development with full responsibility for startup and growth strategies in highly competitive business environments. Hire, construct and project lead outsourced programmers; work closely as a team to ensure quality and product launch in a timely fashion.

    • Designed and emplaced a computerized financial system that enhanced billing process and setup client databases to efficiently track AP/AR status, which radically reduced labor costs.

    • Consult with clients to develop e-commerce website strategies with the ultimate goal of increasing web- site exposure and e-commerce.

    • Own, operate and publish affiliate marketing websites. Cited as one of the ‘Top’ Affiliates for Lamps Plus in 2008. Employ Google Adsense, and also an active member of the Commission Junction and Linkshare Networks. Example URLs available.

  • 2008-2011

    Pierce College, Center of Excellence Homeland Security

    Webmaster / UI Designer / Social Media Manager

    Designed, built and maintain website and multimedia production, including blogging and social media for Center of Excellence (COE) Homeland Security, a coalition of 34 Washington State community and technical colleges. And to include public agencies, private sector organizations and communities. Report directly to Director on homeland security topics acting as a critical driving force designing cutting-edge technology social media encompassing Facebook and Twitter.
    • Improved emergency planning for disasters and emergencies.
    • Enhanced communication and outreach to the First Responder community.

In 2010 Pete Bristow hired me to revamp his local business website here in Tacoma. We used his recent branding change to move his site towards a sleek dark look that looked really nice in 2010.

I worked to increase his local business Google search results and worked hard to increase his social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Auto mechanic businesses have access to many different ERP’s that nowadays typically include a website. Pete has long since moved on from the site I built him in 2010, but we still are friends and get our car serviced at his shop.

Project Dates: 2010-2011

I was hired me to redesign and revamp his auto mechanic business’s online presence in Tacoma. I helped redesign is site to match the new branding on the building and print materials, increase his SEO and launch his social media presence.

I subcontracted with both a graphic designer and an intern coder for this project.

This site was created from scratch in HTML. It was originally mocked-up in Photoshop.

Businesses like these move their websites often, depending on what ERP the company is using.

At this time ERPs weren’t as developed, so this site was designed as a stand-alone.

Most of Bristow’s marketing, during the time I worked for Pete, was in local print, supermarket ads etc. I did help Pete start to focus more on his web tools at the time. I helped them get more involved with this Facebook account and I also created a Twitter account for local networking.

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