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  1. Meet Alicia William of Aliste Marketing, Inc.

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    Tell us about your background and how Aliste Marketing, Inc. came to be?

    In 2008, Alicia Williams, Founder of Aliste Marketing, decided to pursue the dream of owning a business. With zero investors or clients, she took the leap of faith to build a creative marketing company that brought businesses to the forefront of their target audience.

    Growing from a one-person operation to gaining a global reach, today Aliste Marketing specializes in developing unique marketing strategies that are enhanced through original content creation. With a dedicated team of partners bringing over 75 years of executive marketing, operations, design and IT experience, our clients’ success reaches over hundreds of industries and countries.

    The focus at Aliste Marketing is to enhance existing businesses through effective content creation, while fostering budding businesses and entrepreneurs through inspiration and education.  Our niche is understanding your business and target audience in order to implement strategies that achieve your company goals.

    Aliste Marketing is unique because we identify the opportunities in your business and design a custom plan that is geared specifically to the campaigns and content that resonate with your target audience. Our team is hyper-focused on what makes you unique and I think that is what makes us in turn unique.

     

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    What inspires you?

    If you are going to spend the majority of your life working, it better be something you love and enjoy. My family from day one supported me in that mission and encouraged me to pursue my idea.  Every day, creating a fun place to work and designing strategies with amazing clients…that is what inspires me to keep growing!

     

    What do you love about owning a small business?

    It is hard for me to stop and look back at how far I have come….my instinct is to continue looking forward and hitting that next milestone.  After having my son, I am slowly learning that looking back at where I started is the key to forging forward.  My biggest accomplishment would be creating jobs for other passionate people.

    Why did you choose Northboro for your business location?

    I grew up in Southborough, went to Algonquin High School where I met my husband and decided to settle in Northboro to raise a family.  We love Northborough because it is that small New England town with big business opportunities to grow a strong network of like minded entrepreneurs.  

    Why do you feel that supporting local businesses is important?

    As a local business I understand the impact that one sale has on the bottom line, the payroll and being able to grow a solid team.  Supporting local businesses isn’t just about keeping companies in the town, it is about creating a community that attracts more amazing members, unique products and services that you can’t get online and growing family businesses for years to come.  We live in a digital world…that is what my business is all about… but when it comes to where you want to live, we want to be able to say hi to the Butcher and have them remember our name or walk every Sunday to the coffee shop and they immediately know your order- that is in essence what a community is…you can’t get that through online shopping.

    Being local and small, tell us what you feel is the most important element to customer service?

    That feedback is not something you should take personally (they don’t know you personally), the feedback is targeted at work you did (good and bad). Once I realized this I was able to gather so much information from clients on what they didn’t like and most importantly what they loved.  This helps us do more of what is working and less of what isn’t.

     

    aliste-facebook-profile-180x180Do you have a favorite customer story you want to share?

    Working with a company that had an internal marketing department, they realized quickly that something wasn’t working.  The Aliste team came in and creating a customized strategy that hit all of their pain points in order to accomplish their goals.  After only 4 months, our team implemented more than they had done in the past year, increased the ROI of all marketing efforts and changed the overall perception of factory to one of caring and community culture.  That is what we love to do- understand your story and share it so people fall in love with the products and services.

    Quick-fire Round

    •         My first job was:  Babysitting for local neighbors.
    •         My favorite movie is:  Anything that makes me laugh.
    •         I cannot live without:  Chocolate
    •         Beach or mountains: Beach
    •         The best advice I ever received is:  Everyone is the same regardless of their title.
    •         A cause I care deeply about is: Anything to do with children and supporting their growth.