Ray L. Perry
Ray is the founder and Chief Marketing Officer at MarketBlazer, Inc., a technology-based marketing agency specializing in small business lead generation, lead conversion, and customer engagement. Ray brings to the MarketBlazer team nearly three decades of leadership expertise in operations, sales, and marketing of technology products and services within start-up and high-growth entrepreneurial environments, plus C level management experience. Ray understands the marketing process and its role in supporting the growth of small businesses.
Ray is a Master Marketing Consultant certified by Duct Tape Marketing, specializing in developing a unique marketing strategy focused on your ideal customers and designed to set your business apart from your competitors. Ray is also a StoryBrand Certified Guide, specializing in developing engaging content to improve your messaging and tell your unique story. Additionally, Ray is a Customer Value Optimization Specialist certified by Digital Marketer, specializing in developing optimized sales funnels for generating higher quality leads at a lower acquisition cost.
Mark Z. Fortune
Mark Z. Fortune is a small business marketing consultant, Master Certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant and a co-author of the recent Amazon bestseller The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Local Lead Generation. In 2014, Mark began pursuing a long-time dream and opened his firm, Fortune Marketing, with the goal of working with small businesses to help them grow and prosper. As the son of a small business owner, he grew up seeing the challenges small business owners face every day from competitive pressure and time constraints. Mark believes that the challenges in small business sales and marketing are not insurmountable; they can be met with a disciplined and focused approach. He believes that the technology and media landscape today make it easier than ever before for a small business to compete and win against larger competitors. Mark particularly enjoys working with small businesses because results are easiest to see when working with a small business, and it’s easier to tweak and adjust marketing strategies for small businesses without having to navigate multiple layers of bureaucracy.
Mark has lived and worked in Little Rock for over 20 years.When he’s not working to help small businesses grow, Mark spends his time with his wife and two children, following Arkansas Razorback sports, playing and listening to music, and trying to improve his golf game.