Co-Founder, Chief Executive Office & Digital Marketing Strategist
My name is Mike Edwards, and I am a co-founder of Digital Law Marketing, Inc. I’ve been working in law marketing since 1998 – first as a sales representative for Thomson Reuters, and later with Lexis Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell, before branching out on my own in 2013.
I’m an award-winning online marketing strategist who partners with professionals in corporate, government, legal, and accounting industries. Known as an overachiever—typically 130-200% above my target— I have proven skills in analyzing and improving marketing strategies. My job is to parlay my comprehensive knowledge of internet technology and web-based software with powerful web designs and proactive social media campaigns that deliver highly effective online marketing solutions. I’m SEMPO Certified, and I’m proud of my distinguished track record, accentuated by 15 consecutive years as a Circle of Excellence and President’s Club winner (for two different companies), as well as myriad other sales awards.
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A little background on me
At heart, I’m a family man. I’ve been married to my lovely wife Carol for 23 years, and we spend most of our free time vacationing or enjoying our home, where our Jack Russell terrier rules the roost. While I live in Tennessee now, I grew up in Leitchfield, Kentucky and earned my degrees at Western Kentucky University, so I could remain close to my home. I still go back home a good deal to hunt turkey and white tail deer with my friends in the beautiful back woods of Grayson and Butler counties.
Why I do what I do
First and foremost, I love my job – truly, truly love it. I’ve loved helping professionals grow their businesses over the last 15 years; I even own a few myself, including several Papa John’s pizza franchises as well as the Summit Preparatory Academy in Tennessee. No matter what endeavors I pursue, I know that it’s the people I work with who enrich my work and my life. I value the work and the contributions of my colleagues almost as much as I value their friendship, and that guiding principle – that all working relationships can be, and should be, rooted in something more – has allowed me to take my clients to new heights each and every day.
But what I love most of all is being able to give back to the people who have helped me along the way. I feel that is our responsibility to treat people with respect and do what is right, and every business I run is built on that model. I work hard each and every day, and my drive to do better has allowed me to create incredible opportunities in my community and in others’.
Charity begins at home
I am a founding member and current Chairman of Christmas for the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Christmas festivities to underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee. I’m both proud of and humbled by the more than 2,400 volunteers who contribute to my organization, which has helped more than 3600 children over the last 16 years feel the joy of having Christmas presents to open during this very special time of the year.
You don’t have to take my word for it
My team and I have helped countless clients over the years, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done. But you don’t have to take my word alone for it:
“While some digital marketing firms are still playing checkers, Mike Edwards and his team are playing chess. Their platform-driven and results-oriented approach targets a haystack full of needles instead of a needle in a haystack. Among other things about me, Mike knows my favorite teams, my kids’ names/ages and where my wife and I sneak off to for a quiet dinner when we catch a babysitter. He cares about my law business because he first cared about me. The biggest risk you have is saying ‘no’ to Mike because you will never know the market share you could have had.”
– Rocky McElhaney, Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, PC
“Digital Law Marketing not only creates a first class web site for clients, but more important understands how to effectively market for attorneys on the Internet. Even after entering the agreement to provide services, day or night, Mike Edwards accepts calls or promptly returns them, responds to email inquiries, and goes the extra mile to ensure the marketing strategy is effective in building interest in the law firm, letting the public know about a lawyer’s services, and securing potential clients for lawyers.”
– Perry A. Craft, Esq., Law Office of Perry A. Craft, PLLC
At the end of the day, the things that matter to you are the things that matter to me and to my team. We take as much pride in your business as we do in our own, because we know that together we’ll be stronger and better than we would apart.