SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – 21 Mar, 2017 – Neil Billock has announced he will be starting up a consultancy service from his new home in Dorado, Puerto Rico. The firm will provide clients with in-depth industry knowledge on how to utilize direct marketing techniques to increase brand awareness and sales figures. Despite his new location, the firm will primarily work with companies in the United States.
“Modern technology meant that I wasn’t required to have a constant physical presence with the firms I was consulting for,” Billock says, “The majority of my business will now be conducted through conference calls and e-mail, which is perfectly fine for the industry that I’m in. If a large project requires a more hands on approach, I am only a short direct flight away from mainland United States.”
Billock has years of experience working with a range of direct marketing agencies. His most notable role was with Vertical Direct Marketing Group (VDMG) – he led their direct marketing and sales division for over 5 years. Since taking a back seat at VDMG Billock has expanded his personal consultancy practice in order to work for companies across the United States. His personal business has been an overwhelming success – many small to mid-size firms have turned to Billock to enhance their customer engagement and conversion rates. Billock has also expressed interest in helping American firms better access the Puerto Rican market.
“My wife and kids are extremely happy with our new circumstances,” Billock says, “I felt this was the perfect time in my career to step away from the 9-5 and be able to maintain a reputation in the marketing community from afar. Only time will tell if it’s a success but at the moment it couldn’t be going better.”
Neil Billock Sees Opportunity in Puerto Rican Market
Entrepreneur Neil Billock says that lack of American companies in Puerto Rico means their is ample room for growth on the small Caribbean island. He and his wife have recently moved to the island to take advantage of the incredible scenery and affordable living costs. He has opened a marketing consultancy business and believes he can help U.S. companies leverage the often overlooked Puerto Rican market.
“Because Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States, rather than an incorporated state, many businesses overlook it as a potential market for business,” Billock says, “But Puerto Rico has many direct ties to the United States and Western culture which make it the perfect location for expansion. In addition, firms don’’t have to deal with the often complex regulations associated with trading overseas.
Neil and his family moved to Dorado, Puerto Rico late last year. Moving to the Caribbean had been a long-term dream of the couple who felt that intensity of life in the United States was something worth escaping. Dorado, a small town on the north coast of the island, is a popular destination for expats seeking beachfront property and access to world-class golf courses. Neil had spent the past 15 years of his career as a marketing executive for various firms in the United States but is hoping to work on a job-by-job basis now that he has made the move offshore. His consultancy business will work with a range of companies seeking advice on direct marketing strategies.
“Spanish as the primary language shouldn’t be a deterrence for businesses when considering Puerto Rico,” Billock says, “Given the amount of Spanish speakers in particular regions of the United States, the marketing industry has become adept at marketing across language barriers. Many of the firm’s I worked with in the past required strategies that dealt with Spanish speaking customers, my consultancy will continue to consider this an important strategy going forward.”
“Given my new location and my experience I believe I would be a primary calling point for businesses seeking marketing strategies in Puerto Rico,” Billock says, “I’m hoping more businesses will begin to contact me regarding not only marketing in the United States, but in Puerto Rico also.”
If you’d like additional information on Neil’s consultancy services you can find his contact information directly through his personal URL: https://neilbillock.wordpress.com/
Company Name: VDMG
Contact Person: Neil Billock
Country: United States