In Retrospect

In Retrospect

In retrospect there's much you could have done differently. Things would be so much different today if you had only known what you now know. Life would be easier; you'd weigh less; you'd have more money. The list goes on… [Read more…]


How I Got A New Job Inside One Month

Job In One Month Sun Rising

A fortuitous meeting I almost didn't make led to my getting a job exactly one month to the day I was let go from my former one. [Read more…]

Follow Master Yoda's advice padawan

Follow Master Yoda's advice padawan


What To Do Before Your Job Interview

Nailing your job interview and having means being prepared.

Nailing your job interview and having fun means being prepared.

Now that you've got your job interview scheduled, it's time to find out just who you're about to talk with.

Here's how to gather information you can use in your job interviews, and how to use it. [Read more…]


How I’m Finding My Next Job

Get a Job

Looking for another job?

Like marketing a business, finding a job requires taking massive action and doing many things at once.

I'm currently on the hunt for my next job. If you're in this position, or think you're about to be, here's my advice to you based on what I'm doing. [Read more…]


Avoiding Shiny Object Syndrome And My Toolset


It's my belief that as a marketer today, you need to be able to code to some extent. Case in point: last night I was at the NOVA Python meetup where Peter Wang, cofounder of Continuum Analytics was speaking. When asked if there was a tool for exploring data, Peter said that the tools only go so far – then you need to code. First though, you have to have a very good question. [Read more…]


George SantayanaProgress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute, there remains no being to improve and no direction set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

– George Santanyana


Does Anyone Care That Old Media Is Dying?

“This is the Golden Age of new media innovation, and I intend to stay on the leading edge of it”

– Robert Allbritton

Apparently, that Golden Age does not include old media such as local television, in this instance WJLA (ABC7 here in D.C.), but rather new media blog sites like Politico. Why? Because while local newspapers and television stations are leeking revenue, sites like Politico are making money. [Read more…]


Dempsey Marketing Is Closing Up Shop

For the past two years, I have had the privilege and honor of working with many entrepreneurs, building their websites, getting their books to #1 on Amazon, helping them generate more leads and helping them build and grow their businesses. It is time for me to take the next steps in my journey.

About 4 weeks ago I was recruited by Intridea, a software development firm in DC, to head up their sales and marketing as the Director of Engagement. I have decided to take that position, and my family and I will be moving (back) to DC at the end of May. I have the great fortune of becoming part of a growing company full of extremely smart people whom I can learn a lot from, and bring my knowledge to. I am excited about this opportunity, and appreciate the outpouring of support that I have received from my family, friends and clients.

As of today, Dempsey Marketing is no longer taking clients. However, if you are in need of anything website or marketing, I highly recommend four people that have been a part of my team for the past two years, and that I have known personally for even longer.

My Team

Lauri Flaquer – – Lauri has helped me with my business for years, and has helped a large number of entrepreneurs gain more success. If you are trying to figure out how to create, market and sell a product (book, kits, etc.) definitely get in touch with Lauri.

Adam Teece – – Adam and I have known each other for more than 5 years, have created information products together, and built hundreds of websites for clients. If you need anything done with your WordPress website, give Adam a call!

Nadia Merhai – – Nadia and I have known each other since I was hired as a consultant with NFi Studios, many years ago. Nadia has been helping me with social media marketing, and can absolutely help you too.

9Seeds (John Hawkins) – – when it comes to building seriously powerful, custom WordPress websites, I call on the team at 9Seeds. If you're a large company and need something custom, give John and his team a call.

I Wish You Great Success And Happiness

As I move on to the next phase in my life and career, I want to wish you great success and happiness.

I thank all of my clients for supporting me over the past few years, and allowing me to do the same for them.

I thank all of the loyal readers of this site for your time, comments, and social shares.

Good luck to you all!


Robert Dempsey


You can do the mirror exercise too…

Baby mirror exercise

Thanks to my friend Waylon Chavez for finding this one!