real discussions

real work

real results

Real Discussions

As a boutique consulting firm, YaZo brings to life a client’s positioning, strategy and sales goals through creative digital design, campaigns, and business development touches. We believe in real discussions that lead to real results.

Real Discussions

As a boutique consulting firm, YaZo brings to life a client’s positioning, strategy and sales goals through creative digital design, campaigns, and business development touches. We believe in real discussions that lead to real results.

Real Work

YaZo believes real work earns your trust. From the occasional project – such as creative design, writing, video and digital strategy, campaign creation, competitive research, or message/position testing – to serving as your virtual marketing department, we don’t lock you into long contracts or commitments. Try our work. We think you’ll stay.

Real Work

YaZo believes real work earns your trust. From the occasional project – such as creative design, writing, video and digital strategy, campaign creation, competitive research, or message/position testing – to serving as your virtual marketing department, we don’t lock you into long contracts or commitments. Try our work. We think you’ll stay.

Real Results

At YaZo, we create results-based relationships with our clients so they experience measurable results. For some, that means sales growth. For others, it’s more visits to their website, increased social media engagement, or just the satisfaction rating of a cohesive digital presence. Whatever your goals are, we believe in honest discussions around monthly goals, ROI, and satisfaction. We’re passionate about our clients, so we prefer our clients to be passionate about our results.

Real Results

At YaZo, we create results-based relationships with our clients so they experience measurable results. For some, that means sales growth. For others, it’s more visits to their website, increased social media engagement, or just the satisfaction rating of a cohesive digital presence. Whatever your goals are, we believe in honest discussions around monthly goals, ROI, and satisfaction. We’re passionate about our clients, so we prefer our clients to be passionate about our results.

Who We Are

A unique mix of employees, consultants, and partners gives us the flexibility and expertise to meet your needs. While our core team is comprised of a small, intimate group of owners and partners, our consultant relationships allow YaZo to offer enriched services more economically. To learn more about our consultants, contact angiey@yazogroup.com.

About Angie

About Angie

CEO, Managing Partner

Angie has been involved in corporate strategy development since 1992. As CEO and Managing Partner of The YaZo Group, she is intimately involved with each of our clients’ strategies. She works diligently to help you fine tune your marketing wheel and keep it turning – so you can measure and see results.  Your success is what drives her.

During her downtime, Angie truly loves bringing YaZo’s #FineThings Vlog to life each month and writing about topics inherent to strategy success.

In 1997, Angie was blessed to create the FEAST™ Coaching Strategy, and to author Designing a Lifetime of Wellness.  She is passionate about speaking on the role strategy plays in both business/marketing and personal wellness/success.

Angie is a graduate of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, with a degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. A graduate of Dale Carnegie and LILI (the Leadership in Life Institute), she is an avid public speaker.

She has had years of hands on practice and a plethora of mentors – growing up in the insurance industry; including insurance training curriculum and recruiting process development, field sales training, marketing plan development and agency and regional management.

About Eli

About Eli

Managing Partner

Eli Austin has been in the business “game” since a young age, with entrepreneurial parents leading the charge. While Eli earned his marketing degree at The Pennsylvania State University, he served as director of marketing for his father’s restaurant. Eli consistently increased sales, developed new product offerings, and generated thorough marketing benchmarks. After he graduated, Eli quickly entered the workforce, taking roles as account executive, career development specialist, and marketing coordinator.

Leading YaZo’s business development efforts, Eli’s focus and success is in pipeline development, campaign implementation, business development approach and strategy, and process efficiency.

Outside of YaZo, Eli enjoys sports, his family, and food. Some favorite activities include a round of golf, pick-up basketball games, working out, and exploring authentic food joints.

About Bryan

About Bryan

Chief Branding Officer

Bryan Smith brings over 25 years of graphic arts experience. He has held positions in retail advertising, direct mail, and corporate identity as well as in-house graphic design and production work. Bryan owns Millstone Design, a successful freelance business established in 1997. He has worked with number of organizations…from start-ups and large corporate companies to local organizations and non-profits.

Outside of YaZo, Bryan is a family man who loves spending time with his children – Sydney (12), Connor (11) and Addison (8) – and his wife, Katie. They are joined by their two dogs, three cats and a goldfish. Bryan is also a sports fan (Terp Nation, Ravens forever, and Orioles fanatic) and plays in a local lacrosse league.

About Traci

About Traci

Senior Editor

Traci Dawn is senior editor at YaZo, bringing over 20 years of extensive writing, editing and content strategy experience in a variety of environments – from nonprofit and small business to corporate. A former vp of communications for a national trade association and editor-in-chief for two national trade magazines, she provides virtual writing and editing services to organizations that care about the image of their company or brand. An editorial and publishing consultant, she recently assisted with the launch of a national retirement publication as an editorial consultant. Traci is passionate about producing clean content that engages.

When not working on editorial projects, she provides spiritual mentoring to those going through difficult transitions. Traci also enjoys photography, yoga, and spending time with her three nearly grown children.

About Mike

About Mike

Web & Multimedia Development

Michael Guinard owns Tribe Multimedia, a company specializing in photography, video production, drone operations, web design, and online advertising. He has extensive experience with website design and SEO strategy. As director of web & multimedia development for YaZo, Michael works closely with clients to create comprehensive strategic plans for increased web presence and social media campaign efficacy.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree in business with a concentration in entrepreneurship from  The Pennsylvania State University. An active member of Students In Free Enterprise (now ENACTUS), he co-managed an international project in Rwanda to develop sustainable business models that resulted in education, empowerment, and success.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is an avid golfer and also enjoys playing hockey, basketball, and football. Michael’s family enjoys supporting his alma mater by attending Penn State football games in the fall.