We Bring Your Brand to Life

Whether that includes web design and development, content or social media marketing, or overall SEO and SEM/PPC, we have got you covered.

Founded in 2000, CM began as Customer Magnetism, an SEO-focused agency.

Over the years, CM has transformed into a full-service agency including creative, social, content, design and development. We’ve kept the core of our business but also expanded as the digital landscape has evolved.

Meet The Team

Take an inside peek at the team who will work with you day in and day out. We’re a combination of creators, strategists, designers, developers and overall hard workers. We like to kick back and have some fun while we work, but we also know when it’s time to put our headphones in and get down to business.

Aaron LeslieManaging Director

Aaron started at CM in 2005 as a project manager and worked his way up. He believes that having a strong relationship with clients and with team members is extremely important to success. He's not a fan of neck ties and always has a bowl of Starbursts on his desk. In early 2017, he purchased the agency from the original owner and is working to make CM a stronger and more creative agency.

Rusty JamesDesign Director

As VP of Creative, Rusty leads CM’s talented team of web developers and graphic designers. A seasoned designer himself, Rusty has spent the last 12 years with CM creating a full spectrum of memorable visual experiences. From web designs and infographics to video production and print advertising, he’s played in many fields and loves the challenge of discovering new and emerging forms of content.

Hsin HodgesLead Front-End Developer

Hsin is our Lead Front-End Developer. She has been developing for the web for about 10 years. Hsin loves to turn beautiful designs into functional and responsive websites. During her free time, Hsin loves spending time with her family and her three bunnies.

Evan PoeAccount Director

With more than 10 years of digital marketing experience, Evan has worked on all sides of the industry including sales, design, development and management and brings a well-rounded approach to all campaigns he is involved with. As a member of the CM team, Evan currently manages relationships and campaigns for clients ranging from medium sized local businesses to multi-national corporations. As a husband and father of four daughters he has also become a fantastic problem solver and communicator.

Sydney BanksSocial Strategist

Sydney Banks is our Social Strategist here at CM. She spends her days in the office strategizing social media content, managing ad campaigns, and generating detailed reports. Away from work, she stays busy as a mom of (almost) two and enjoying time with her growing family and their lovable loaf of a Golden Retriever. She has a slight obsession with Minions and it’s not unusual to see Minion paraphernalia close by at all times.

Victoria BlairDigital Director

Flexing her creative chops as the Digital Director, Vicky works with the rest of the team to develop new social and content ideas to help their clients build and grow an online presence. With over 7 years of digital marketing experience, Vicky is always looking out for new trends and new ways to market her clients. Vicky lives in Chicago and loves exploring the city in her free time with her husband and their dog, Finn.

Irene DavisPixel Painter

Irene loves everything about design and the story they tell and the story behind it all. She has a quiet soul, but her work speaks volumes. When she's not being a pixel painter, Irene is loving life with her husband and their 2 kids.