Our mission is to connect online search to offline services by creating a performance-driven online presence for location-based businesses.
The LCC team all have extensive experience working with early-stage digital startups. Our collective experience with local business operations and digital technology has enabled us to develop award-winning digital strategies proven to grow customers, transactions, reputation, and revenue. We are data-driven and continuously test and let the data guide the strategy to continuously improve performance and ROI.
We are GMB and SEO experts, with both Google Ads and Facebook certifications. This is our passion and we are focused every day on how our industry will affect your local business and what you should do to stay ahead.
Rob Cullen was part of the original, award-winning, BizTravel.com team. In 1999 BizTravel was acquired by Rosenbluth International, the 3rd largest corporate travel company in the world generating over $6 billion in corporate travel revenue. At the newly formed Rosenbluth Interactive, as VP of Sales & Business Development, Rob created new revenue partnerships with Marriott Hotels, British Airways, American Airlines, and American Express. In 2003 American Express acquired Rosenbluth.
From 2005-2012, Rob was at the forefront of creating digital solutions for location-based SMB’s to acquire and retain customers, clients, and patients. As VP of Sales, Rob, and his 160 person team managed sales and partnerships for IAC‘s local properties including Citysearch, CityGrid, Insider Pages, Ask.com Local, and Urban Spoon. (acquired by Zomato in 2015)
Citysearch was one of, if not the first platform enabling “user reviews”. Rob was a leader in this conversation participating in industry events, including the i-World Digital Expo, Streetfight, and International Council for Small Business discussing the impact and management of reviews and building an online reputation. Counseling thousands of business owners, this team pioneered business response tools.
Rob resides in Manhattan, NYC with his dog Bo. He works with CityHarvest, God’s Love We Deliver, and GMHC connecting SMB’s with innovative ways to better serve the community.
Jessica Andrade is a digital leader with over 12 years’ experience in eCommerce, digital transformation, and performance marketing for several market-leading B2C franchised brands. Deep understanding of multi-channel marketing to drive business growth, deploying innovative go-to-market strategies, interactive digital programs, and best-in-class digital infrastructures with proven success.
Jessica is also a yoga instructor leading classes over Zoom for the team every week. She resides in Hokoben, New Jersey.
Declan Carney was born and raised in Ireland and graduated from Trinity College Dublin.
Dec’s success in sales brought him to California in 2013 working for PayPal as a National Sales Strategist and then Amazon Web Services (AWS). Relocating to New York for personal reasons, he joined Local Connect in June of 2020. In just 8 months, he has brought 32 new clients to the agency.
Declan lives with his fiance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.