Actionable, Industry-Specific Insights
Karl’s approach to building solid, high-growth marketing firms is unlike any I’ve ever seen. In one month, he’s set in motion more profound change and forward momentum than I was able to do on my own in over a decade. I look forward to continued work with Karl and Sakas & Company, and consider his advice and insight to be a driving force in the growth of my firm.
Karl sincerely cares about the business success of others. His resourcefulness and support were invaluable to me during a time of transition and renewal for my agency and myself. His commitment to growth and understanding is unparalleled.
As the former president of a $500 million real estate company and a Vistage member, I’ve worked with many business coaches over the years. Karl is great at helping me stay focused. His industry-specific advice at Sakas & Company helps me avoid reinventing the wheel at my agency, and our coaching calls are very energizing. Karl helps me identify the best ways to grow my marketing agency to reach national clients.
In a short time Karl worked with me to create an actionable plan to take my business to the next level. I thought my business setup was too unusual for him to crack so quickly. But his broad experience is full of examples surprisingly similar to my own and so he was able to offer various recommendations for all of my challenges, allowing me the flexibility to choose a personally viable direction. I’m genuinely excited to implement the plan which promises an improved work/life balance and smoother operations that will ultimately allow us to flourish and serve our clients even better. I just wish I would have spoken with him sooner…would have saved myself a lot of trouble!
I would highly recommend Sakas & Company and Karl Sakas to any agency owner or manager interested in getting great advice, increasing their profitability, and making their overall lives a lot easier!
Over the past few years I’ve learned that Karl is one person I can always rely on. … He is always the most organized and action oriented person in the room.
It’s not simply Karl’s deep understanding of marketing agency operations best practices that sets him apart—it’s his approach.
Karl’s insight has been invaluable and helped me incredibly to focus on taking Serps Invaders to the next level. It can be tough for agency owners to get any real impartial and actionable feedback and Karl will indeed give you that. I can only recommend Karl and am sure to bring him on board again, once we reach the next level.
If Karl says he’s going to do something, he will do it—and do it well. … [Karl’s] recommendations and insights are always spot-on.
Karl has a remarkable talent for capturing the attention of marketing industry professionals from the word “GO.” His interactive presentation was more than just a lecture—he led us through fun improv scenarios on how to handle difficult clients, and he shared useful advice on how to say “no” without burning bridges.
Karl was always looking for ways to improve and refine our agency, both internally and externally.
Karl gave me the push I needed to clean [up my business processes], and I saw real improvements in how I was spending my time.
Karl is an experienced and passionate analyst of all things marketing agency. … The informed, outside view and the guiding questions he asks will be eye opening and lead to organizational growth.
Karl delivered a fantastic presentation to our American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter in Virginia Beach, VA. Throughout the presentation I looked around the room and saw almost every attendee nodding his or her head as if to say, “This makes sense; why am I not doing this now.” Karl presented ideas that someone in a business for self to a larger corporation could take back and implement today. I would recommend Karl’s presentation, “Don’t Make the Logo Bigger!” to any organization or corporation; you will walk away with actionable items that will not break your budget!
Focus on Concrete Results
[Karl] didn’t just tell me what to do, he explained the reasoning behind it and the results I could expect after I implemented.
After our company doubled in size, Karl helped us develop a path for smart agency growth. His focus on tangible results recommended solutions that will save BlueBird over 2,000 yearly hours of work and increase profit margins. … He has given BlueBird Strategies and me a new framework for thinking about how to solve digital agency business challenges. He’s also a nice guy, and very detailed and process oriented, which is extremely helpful in keeping me on task.
The impact of Karl’s insights went beyond just the initial consulting project; his research helped us better understand what makes Adapt Partners unique. Karl’s actionable advice will help across marketing, sales, and recruiting as we continue to grow our agency.
Karl was calm and collected, putting me at ease, and his strategic insight for my particular situation really helped clarify things for me. He provided a clear path and solution I could implement right away.
[Karl] is great at presenting information in a clear, easy to understand manner and giving actionable advice you’ll really use.
Karl has assisted me in bringing many ideas to fruition, making it possible for the organization to obtain success in collecting data and launching products.
[Karl] does an outstanding job listening and clearly communicating opportunities that are generally overlooked. Karl and Sakas & Company would be a great partner to turn to when fresh perspective is needed.
Karl’s dedication to his clients’ needs is exceptional and his customer service is outstanding.
I met many people in my former 42-year business career… I wish I had a person like Karl on my team before I retired.
Clear, Level-Headed Explanations
Karl is very straightforward, and can see through the drama.
Just had an hour-long phone call with @KarlSakas and learned a year’s worth of insight!
[After a two-hour call with Karl Sakas] I walked away with a ton of great ideas for getting clients and building great relationships in my network. It’s now 4 months later, and his advice is still shaping decisions I make.
Karl is extremely knowledgeable. He can pull ideas and tactics from his extensive list of agencies he has worked with to give great insight and advice. I HIGHLY recommend Karl and expect any [clients] will gain more insight than they imagined.
The sense of accountability and oversight that [Karl] brings to the table is exactly what a new business owner needs so they can continue to focus on providing their value. He’s basically a wizard’s apprentice for entrepreneurs.
Karl was absolutely fantastic. [During our call, h]e had a lot of actionable advice that helped me gain more clarity on where I should focus my energy within my business.
[Karl is] a marketing strategic thinker and has added invaluable advice on our “big picture” goals.
[Karl is] an excellent public speaker and motivator, committed to helping others reach their full potential.
Our conversations inspired me to explore tons of things that I wouldn’t have tried without his push.
Karl [gave a] presentation that was engaging from start to finish, and even included several laughs. He shared useful information that our audience could apply immediately back at work, and helped us create one of our largest events this year. We’d be thrilled to host him again.
[Karl shared] lots of valuable information and guidance that’ll save a lot of time in structuring our next hire. I am very optimistic with Karl’s advice on hand.
Speaking with Karl was so helpful and enlightening to clear the way and pick out the most important issues to deal with at hand. I felt like the cloud over my head had lifted!
When having my first conversation with Karl it became immediately obvious that he understands the day-to-day challenges of the agency business. Karl’s value lies in his actionable advice, industry insights and in-depth understanding of the process that leads to success. He comes to the point fast, with precise questions that drill down on the issues. Any agency principal will find his advice useful and be glad to have Karl in his corner.