Helping North Carolina Small Businesses

We’re Here to Help You Take Your Business, Forward. We’re the Real Deal. We’re a Respected Raleigh Based Marketing Agency Dedicated to Small Business Success.  We Selected

MARSHALL EVANS We’re a Local Raleigh Company With a Path to More Customers
A Stronger Reputation
and Better Google Search Presence.


Zen Media Social Has Been Helping Businesses Establish and Maintain Their Online Presence for Over 10 Years. We’re Based in Raleigh and Locally Owned. We’re a Full-Service Advertising Agency Focused on Helping Small Businesses Get Best in Class Marketing Help Without Breaking the Bank!

So….. Here’s What We Do

Our Step by Step Approach is Proven to Increase Sales, Build Trust and Retain Clients

Optimize Your Google Listing

  • Optimize Your Google Listing

    This Means You Aren’t Showing Up as Much as Possible in Google Search and Maps for People Looking for Businesses Like You!We’ll Help You Get More Customers Looking for Your Servicess

  • Up To Date Information About You

    Are Your Categories, Hours, and Services Optimized? Are You Showing the Right Hours? Phone Number? Website?We’ll Help Normalize and Optimize Your Information

  • Increase Customer Trust

    People READ and TRUST Google Reviews! Many Studies Have Shown that Year After Year More People Rely on Google Reviews to Choose a Business to Work With! We’ll Increase Your Authentic Google Review CountDon’t Worry, We’ll Do it For You! In Our Premium Plan We’ll Help You Build a Consistent Customer Review Generation System. More Reviews Mean More Business.

  • Establish Your Brand

    You Should Upload Your Own Photos, Branding, and Logo. You Shouldn’t Rely on Customers and Google’s AI to Provide Photos Of Your Business.  Studies Show that Brands That Have More Photos from the Owner Rank Higher in Google Search Results!Don’t Worry – We Can Help You Get Photos and Even 360 Virtual Tours! You Can Even Upload Directly From Your Phone!

  • Your Skipping an Entire Marketing Channel

    Your Google Listing Offers Many Ways to Communicate Your Current Specials, Promotions, Menu, Services, and More. If Your Competition is Using This Important Marketing Channel and You Aren’t You Are Leaving Customers In the Dark! Don’t Worry, We’ll Manage This for You in Our Managed Support Plans!

  • Google is Guessing What Areas You Service

    You Should Define Your Service Areas in Your Google Listing so Google Knows Who to Show Your Business To! If You Haven’t Defined It – Google’s AI is Guessing. Ever Gotten a Call From Far Away? Wonder Why You Don’t Get More Local Traffic?You REALLY Don’t Want to Skip This. 

  • Are You Even in the Right Categories?

    There Are Thousands of Google Business Categories! You Can Have More Than One! If You’re In Plumbing but not in Commercial Plumbing You Won’t Show Up for Commercial Plumbing Searches! We’ll Get to Know Your Business and Optimize Your Categories to Help You Get More Qualified Leads!

  • Attributes Matter – Are Your’s Correct?

    Categories are One Thing but Some People Look for Specific Attributes! Are you a Veteran or Woman Lead Company? Do You Offer Specific Pandemic Related Services? Do You Offer Food or Outside Seating? Don’t Let an AI Decide – Define Who You Are!

  • Bad Information From Your Own Customers! OH NO!

    Google Routinely Asks Your Customers for Information About Your Business. What If They Report the Wrong Thing? If You Don’t Have Control – You Don’t Know and You Can’t Reject or Accept Changes Submitted by Google Users! We’ll Monitor and Verify Any Changes Made by the Community!

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Competitors Can Mess With Your Unmanaged Listing

We’ve Seen This Happen Many Times! A Savvy Competitor or an Evil “Quick Fix” Marketer Manipulates Your Unmanaged Listing to Gain a Competitive Advantage Over YOU!

They Can Change Details About Your Business – And If You Don’t Have an Agency Watching Your Information and Locking It Down – The Changes Will Automatically Be Accepted in 7-10 Days!


Yes. Your Competition Can Change Your Phone Number to THEIR Phone Number! They Can Mark You Permanently Closed. Competitiors and Ex-Employees Can Leave You Bad Reviews and You Have No Recourse. Just a Damaged Business Reputation


Google Trends Are Changing
These Really Matter to Your Business

Trend #1

Zero-Click Searches

How Many Times Has the Google Results Page Changed? Google Now Often Provides the Information Someone Searched For Without Them Having to Click on Anything at All. This is Especially True for Local Searches. Your Google Listing is What They See First and What Determines If They See You At All. 

Trend #3

“Near Me” Searches

Google Data Shows that Over the Past 5 Years “near me” Searches have Increased a staggering 900%! People put in “near me” instead of their neighborhood or zip code. If you haven’t defined your service area to Google, Your Business is Losing Customers Daily.

Trend #2

Quality-Based Results

Google’s AI is SMART. It Looks at Many Factors to Determine Your Position in Results. It Isn’t Just Your Zip Code Anymore. The More Active, Updated, and Acted on Your Listing is the Better Off Your Business Will Perform. Your Listing is not a ‘Set it, Forget it” thing. It Needs to be Nurtured.

Trend #4

Visual Search Results

Google Now Displays Images of Your Offerings Alongside Your Listing. This Gives Potential Customers and Idea of What Kind of Quality and Service They Can Experience From Your Business. The Photo Displayed Changes Based on the Search. If You Aren’t Providing the Images Your Business Could Be Represented by the Blurry Picture Your Customer Submitted. If Your Competitor Has Premium Photos and You Do Not – What Will a Potential Customer Click On?

You’re Google Listing Is Extremely Important Maybe The More Important Than Your Website

Many Experts Say Your Google Listing is As Important or More Important Than Your Website. We Tend to Agree.Everyone Searches Google for Solutions to Their Needs. When You Last Needed a Company Where Did You Look?Did You Read Reviews?Reviews Build Trust. Replies from the Owner Made You Trust the Business Even More. We Help You Manage and Get More Reviews. They Look at the Information in Google and Many Call The Business Directly From the Listing.  Right Then. They Don’t Even Visit Your Website. We Offer Great Solutions. You Can Quickly and Easily Keep Your Google Listing Up to Date from Your Phone. No Website to Update. Post Your Specials and Offers on the First Thing Your Customers SeeYour Google Listing!We’ll Make Sure You’re Front and Center to Your Ideal Customer and  You Get More Customers.


You Might Be Thinking Who Are These People?

A Local Raleigh Team Dedicated to SMB Success

Marshall Evans is the Principal Owner of Zen Media Social. Marc Guilarte is our writing and communications expert. We started Zen Media Social after realizing that small local businesses needed expert marketing at affordable rates that offered comprehensive marketing solutions from end to end. Our Goal is Your Success.

Marshall Evans

Chief Marketing Officer

More About Marshall

Marshall Evans is a former IT professional with over 10 years of marketing experience. In addition to his IT experience, he has also worked as a hair stylist and marketing director for multiple companies. He has a unique talent for combining creativity with technical expertise to create unique solutions for small and medium businesses.

More About Marc-Cristobal

Marc-Cristobal is a professional writer with an undergraduate degree in Corporate Communications and a Masters Degree in English and Latin from NCSU. He is an expert in copywriting, brand messaging and crafting the narrative that creates a vibrant company message and brand.  He is also a professional yoga and Samkhya philosophy teacher.




We’ll Provide a 30 Minute Consultation Where We’ll Tell You What We Can Do to Boost Your Business and Help You Get More Clients

BONUS OFFER!We’ll Perform a Free Website Audit to Identify Areas to Improve Your Search Engine Presence and Customer Experience. 



You May Be Asking…

What Do I Get Out Of This?

You Get to Work With Experienced Local Marketers Who Can Help Boost Your Business and Drive More Customers to Your Business. We Offer Many Services Beyond Google Local Optimization for Our Client Partners. We’ll Always Advise You On Ways to Make More Money and Get More Clients.

Complete Advertising Solutions

PPC & Social Media Advertising

We Provide Customized Solutions for Advertising to Help You Navigate a Complex Landscape and Heavy Competition

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Website Design & Hosting

We Have Designed Hundreds of Conversion Focused, SEO Optimized, Mobile-Friendly Websites for Our Clients. We Take the Time to Look at the Customer Journey and Guide Them to Solutions.

Take Away the Drudgery

Sales Automation and CRM

We Have Software That Integrates ALL Your Marketing Solutions in One Place Where You Can Manage Your Customer Relationships, Review Generation, Sales Funnels, and Client Management in One Convenient Solution Designed For YOUR Business. 

Schedule Your FREE Consultation You’ve Got Nothing to Lose and Only a Stronger Business to Gain