As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning investment banker, John Seckel has come to truly understand and master the value of social media. A most recent venture of his, Cheap Social Media, was created in hopes of sharing the power of social media with small businesses.
“Clients are the most important thing in the world to us, and there isn’t much we wouldn’t do.”
About John Seckel
John Seckel and The Cheap Social Media team are a group of forward-thinking, creative, data-driven professionals with a passion for people, small business and creating jobs. Together, they want to create opportunity and inspire a passion for their clients and community. They thrive on turning small companies into medium ones and then medium ones into larger ones.
John Seckel attended Northeastern University in December of 2003. Northeastern University is a private, research-based college in Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern is unique in many ways, but most prominently because of its cooperative learning and internship programs. Northeastern partners with over 3,000 business and companies worldwide to facilitate these programs.
John Seckel believes that Northeastern helped make him the success he is today. Northeastern places such rigor in academics, while simultaneously allowing students to get a glimpse of the business working world. Northeastern continues to be named to Princeton’s “top schools for internships,” being number one the past three years in a row. This is only one of the reasons John chose Northeastern.
During his time at Northeastern, John Seckel was a member of the Investment and Finance Club. He was also a Knights of Round Table Member. He enjoyed being an active member of the Boston community. John graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting and Management Information Systems.
Following school, John Seckel accepted a position at Wachovia Corporation as a Financial Analyst. After only a short time at Wachovia, Seckel found himself being promoted to the Vice President of Credit Products and International Banker for CIB International. For two years, John was involved in the analysis for purchasing of UBOC, SouthTrust, HSBC and more. During his two years here, he was awarded for customer service on $825MM M&A Deal.
John Seckel’s concept for Cheap Social Media started with a dream of charging reasonable rates and being able to truly partner with clients on their social media presence. Since its inception, John Seckel and the Cheap Social Media team have made their clients their top priority. Cheap Social Media, unlike competitors, offer clients a single contact. In providing that one person, clients are able to establish concrete relationships and trust in the work that the individual is doing for their business.
A typical digital marketing agency might charge $1500 or more to post once or twice a week on social media. Cheap Social Media offers plans starting at $99/month, where they’ll post daily to Facebook or another social media platform of the clients choice. Providing a reasonable and affordable option for growing businesses is beyond rewarding for John Seckel. As an entrepreneur himself, Seckel understands the complexities behind starting a business and wants to help individuals anyway he can.
John Seckel has created a social media solution at a cheaper price, with more expertise than the typical office manager. Cheap Social Media delivers social media excellence while growing the network for each business or salesperson. Diving into business challenges, solving them with efficiency and the nominal cost is a passion of John’s. Growing businesses into money-making sales machines with operational excellence is another. And with Cheap Social Media, he’s accomplishing just that.
Apart from his venture capital work, John Seckel is also quite the entrepreneur. Most recently, John Seckel launched Lean Soul, LLC a personalized weight loss management company. Lean Soul uses your DNA, Blood, Metabolism and Food Sensitivity Tests to personalize weight loss solutions, organic meal kits and vitamins. Lean Soul then backs that up with the highest level of coaching, support and care. As the founder of Lean Soul, John Seckel hopes to help people unlock the best version of themselves.
For more information on John Seckel’s ventures, check out one of his other websites. Or head over to his blog, focusing on social media tips for both individuals and businesses.