About Us

What Makes Us Different

We get it, marketing agencies are a dime a dozen. What makes Knockout Marketing Strategies different is our relentless focus on outcomes. We don’t get all impressed with our design chops or our years of experience. We’re impressed with results — the kind of results that put our clients in the winner’s circle, achieving their business objectives, and rising to the top of their fields. We approach marketing consulting like training for a fight: we create a rock-solid game plan, we train and prepare you, and then we coach you through the execution. Whether you are a start up on the brink of a launch or a seasoned vet moving into thought leadership and high profile speaking engagements, Knockout Marketing Strategies brings a wealth of experience to coach you to success.

A Word from Our Principal

I have two great passions: marketing and martial arts. With Knockout Marketing Strategies, I have the opportunity to fuse the two. I’ve spent almost two decades in high tech marketing and communications, working in small, midsize, and enterprise companies such as Cisco and SonicWALL. I’ve glammed up and worked in the fashion industry as a regional promotions director for Estée Lauder. I’ve rolled up my sleeves to do the hard and incredibly rewarding work as education director of a nonprofit mentoring at risk teens.  I’m also a small business owner, and I understand the value of micromarketing — and microbudgets. I’ve studied martial arts for over 20 years— I’m a sixth degree black belt master instructor— so I know a thing or two about getting in the ring.

 

I’m super competitive, and I hate to lose. I also know that companies can — just like fighters — be their own worst enemies, failing to prepare properly or not following the game plan during the fight. Even the best fighters need a strong coach, someone with a steady hand who sees the big picture once the fists start flying.

 

A great marketing strategy can knock out the competition. But it takes intelligence, tenacity, and commitment to craft and execute the plan. At Knockout Marketing Strategies, we are committed to your success and look forward to working in your corner — and seeing your hand raised.

 

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Cindy Villanueva

Cindy Villanueva

Cindy Villanueva

Principal

Sixth degree black belt and marketing diva? Yep...Cindy does it all. If she's not kicking someone in the head, she's teaching classes at her martial arts studio or teaching undergrad business ethics at Concordia University. Who else would you want in your corner?

James Parker

James Parker

Creative Writer

Straddling homes in London and Austin, James is a personal development coach, a world-traveler, a musician — and a highly imaginative creative writer. His love of the written word shines through as he brings your messaging to life, positioning you for the win.

Sari Jones

Sari Jones

Creative Designer

A Montana native, Sari's passions include hiking and wellness mentoring. When she is not coaching others on their journeys to vibrant health, she can be found creating stunning digital visuals. With a meticulous designer's eye and mind, she excels at translating ideas into perfectly executed graphics in a variety of formats.