About Us

Our Experience

Search Engine Optimization 10 Years
Content Marketing 8 Years
Usability 7 Years
Customer Journey Mapping 5 Years
Lead Value Identification 6 Years

With over 10 years of in-house and vendor experience, 5th Gear Marketing has helped over 125 partners achieve critical business outcomes. The 5th Gear team has direct experience identifying the construct of marketing-based outcome chains and pairing the best service capabilities to meeting that objective.
From project management to C-Level strategy, 5th Gear Marketing’s proficiency in digital services makes us a great partner for any organization need.

We help Small to Medium size businesses who are in early growth phases of their life cycle. We have time tested methods assisting SMBs in the B2B and B2C space accelerate their sales and marketing efforts in a way that transforms the marketing department from a cost source to a revenue source.


Outcome Based Marketing

MetricsNeed to generate performance improvement? We create and execute tactical marketing plans focused on managing incoming data, segmentation of that data, creative assets, testing, executing and monitoring of campaigns to completion. We work proactively in designing complex campaigns and campaigns across brands. One of our tailored outcomes-based campaigns are a great start!

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Traditional Marketing Campaigns

Link BuildingHave some experience with the traditional marketing agency? With over 10 years of experience using white hat techniques to improve your rankings, increase your conversion rates and drive revenue, a more traditional campaign with traditional fees is a better fit. Learn more about our traditional services structure.

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Expert Testimony

Expert WitnessInvolved in an Internet Tort or Internet Libel lawsuit? Engage with 5th Gear to provide Expert Testimony in support of your case. 5th Gear Marketing, it’s contractors and employees are not qualified to provide legal advise and does not intend for any statements to be used as such.

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Marketing Automation


With experience setting up Marketing Automation tools including HubSpot and Marketo, Eric has integrated customer journeys and lead nurturing into their CRMS.


Customer Relationship Management


Through years of tool integration, Eric has assisted several companies with the management of marketing automation data into Salesforce. He then engages to analyze customer data throughout their lifetime, focusing on the business relationships with it’s customers, identifying improvements in customer retention and driving revenue.


Digital Analytics

Google AnalyticsHubSpot

From SEO Project Manager to Director of Data Science, Eric knows Google Analytics. He has started initiatives to ensure others learn the tool and two agencies contribute their Google Analytics Certification initiatives to Eric. Eric has held his Certification since 2012.

Eric Brandt – Founder:

Eric BrandtEric Brandt founded 5th Gear Marketing over seven years ago. Mr. Brandt, has numerous years working directly with client’s strategies and solving the digital marketing mystery. A member of Phi Sigma Pi, National Honor Fraternity, Eric graduated with an International Business degree with a concentration in Marketing from James Madison University. Upon graduation Eric worked as an Account Management Analyst for The Corporate Executive Board, servicing large accounts including Pepsi Bottling, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, American Express Company, Citigroup Inc. and the New York Stock Exchange.

Eric continued his success at the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) where he gained knowledge working in the print and internet advertising industry. Mr. Brandt’s work modernized tracking and reporting for ASTD prior to his relocation to San Diego, CA. Since his West Coast debut in 2006, Eric has worked for the top Digital Agencies, growing from a hands-on project manager on up to Agency Director.

Eric is a PADI certified scuba diver, a seasoned intramural athlete and works to maintain an 12 handicap in Golf.

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