When Julien Brandt was growing up in a small town, organic wasn’t a buzzword and buying local food and other goods from neighbors was just natural. Little did he know that years later he would be “Helping Businesses Grow Naturally” online by building on the power of communities of people.
He found his personality and talents worked well for online marketing, and as he moved through different service jobs he always became the go-to Internet expert for his employers. On a deep level he wanted to find a way to channel these natural talents into a path where he could do more than just help people with their SEO and Social Media efforts, but where he could make a real difference in the world.
In 2008 he took a leap of faith, combining his online marketing expertise with his social consciousness to create an “Agency for Change,” OrganikSEO.com (www.OrganikSEO.com). The company quickly became known for Julien’s unwavering commitment to honest transparent work, and his team’s passion for helping purpose driven businesses and non-profits with their SEO, social media and content marketing efforts. The company still follows Julien’s original vision to pursue positive social change by running a for-benefit business that employs Eco-friendly practices, social responsibility, and honest business ethics.
On a fundamental level Julien believes that being purpose-driven and “green” is not a trend or goal, “It’s engrained in everything we do, from the services we offer and the businesses we support to our office environment and our culture.”
OrganikSEO.com became one of fewer than 10 companies in San Diego County that have earned the designation of “Certified B Corporation.” B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems… using business as a force for good. The company also became a California Benefit Corporation, which builds positive impact for the environment and community into their legally defined goals.
Julien is a founding board member with the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce and a board member of “San Diego Accelerators” entrepreneurial organization. He is “San Diego’s Online Marketing Examiner,” writing for Examiner.com, was recently named one of SD Metro’s “40 under 40” and one of San Diego Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO’s.” Julien’s passion for helping eco-friendly and purpose-driven businesses makes him the ideal team member to attract like minded businesses to USGCC through his online efforts.