Who Am I?

“When Aeschines spoke, they said, ‘How well he speaks.’ But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, ‘Let us march against Philip.’” — David Ogilvy

I'm a marketer ➡️ operations expert ➡️ lawyer ➡️ agency owner.

I'm lucky to be where I am and with who I am. Especially now that you are a part of it by interacting with me here 😃

Drink deep from my brain waves

Here's what to expect from joining the newsletter (or talking with me in general):

  • Legal-ish things: Legal and non-legal items of great import generating headlines in the online and offline zeitgeist or wherever.
  • Business-ish insights: Curated insights along with free resources on marketing, operations, IT, revenue operations, and more.
  • Entertainment, to complete you: Because what is there to life if not art? And art imitates too much of life to just ignore.

Pry into how I professionally help folks

I am a non-practicing attorney and I work with attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals to make them more money with their marketing and operations.

If you want to work together then send me an email at howdy [at] brianthackston.com or connect socially with me here.

Marketing work I do

  • Website optimization: I create beautiful websites that convert visitors into leads and leads into clients. I also know a number of ways to help you show up on the first page of Google.
  • Advertising & analytics: Google Ads. Facebook Ads. Print Ads. Retargeting Ads. Email Ads. If you’re spending money on ads, I can help you optimize ROI.
  • Fully managed marketing: It all starts with strategy. But everyone has some strategy — the hard part is translating and expanding strategic ideas into execution, which is where I best help.

Operations work I do

  • People ops: Recruiting and retaining the right members for your team can be much more than just luck and happenstance.
  • Process development: Knowledge management is essential, especially knowledge-based businesses (like legal and accounting firms).
  • Management support: Talent management isn’t just for Hollywood. Get policies, procedures, and everything else needed for a well-managed team.
I am a literal SUPER LAWYER ® and a member of Maryland State Bar Association in good standing. But I do not actively practice so I can connect you with some great tax and legal professionals if needed.
  • Contracts + Employment: A verbal agreement is only as good as the paper it's written on. Get practical advice for reviewing contracts.
  • IP + General Counsel: Make sure you own what you think you own and you protect what you need to protect. Future you will thank you.
  • Taxes + More: Tax controversies, compliance, credits, lawsuits, business formation and more. I know good folks who can help in these areas.

I also want to ask for your help.

I know how little I know. Drop knowledge and anger and jokes by sharing your thoughts with me here.

Very truly yours,

Dr.* Brian C. Thackston, Esq.*, J.D.*

*Obtained Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Baltimore School of Law, member of the Maryland State Bar Association (Esq.), and this fellow on the ABA Journal website said I can call myself a doctor (Dr.). Plus, I'm just jooooking from time to time.

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