About Michele and Tom

We’re not big on being called “experts.” We like to think of ourselves more as “particle accelerators.”

We’ve walked more than a mile in your shoes, having founded, built, and grown several companies over the last twenty years. It’s our love for small businesses that brought us together as a team, and what drives us everyday to share our thoughts, knowledge, and perspectives with you.

We promise to deliver unique – and sometimes contrary – particles of information and inspiration to stimulate your marketing mind. Our goal is to teach you how to market your business from a different angle of approach; one that any small business of any size can implement with surprising success.

We’ll take you 80% of the way. The rest is up to you.

Michele Miller

Michele MillerMichele Miller has been an avid student of human behavior for nearly 30 years. As a partner in the Wizard of Ads consulting firm, Michele maintains a powerful roster of dynamic businesses across North America, ranging from small businesses to major brands like Best Buy and Timberland.

She maintains a busy schedule as an international speaker, with keynote speeches, presentations, and workshops on capturing the heart of consumers.

Michele is the author of The Soccer Mom Myth, a “Top 20″ marketing bestseller on Amazon.com, and Unzipped: The Anatomy of the Female Customer, which reached #2 on Kindle’s business bestseller list. She has been the online marketing columnist for Inc. business magazine.

A classical musician by training, she also holds degrees in education and business administration. She has worked for companies as small as Diapers Unlimited delivery service (where she discovered the true meaning of customer service and loyalty) and as large as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Sirius Satellite Radio. She also devoted seven years to growing her own public relations firm in New York, with such clients ranging from major record labels to the “Live From Lincoln Center” television series.

She resides with her husband, composer Ron Nelson, in Arizona.

Tom Wanek

Tom WanekTom Wanek possesses a quiet ferocity.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing, and has worked for an array of companies in industries such as manufacturing, retail, Internet software, building and consumer goods.

Entrepreneurship tugging at his heart, Tom spent eight years growing his successful retail-clothing store. Dealing with his fair share of growing pains, skinned knees and all.

Just like you.

Today, as a Wizard of Ads partner Tom’s passion and commitment is helping owner-operated companies in North America and Australia grow their business.

As an adjunct faculty member of the Wizard Academy® in Austin, Texas, he teaches the workshops, “Marketing Beyond Advertising” and “Currencies that Buy Credibility.”
Tom is the author of Currencies That Buy Credibility, the book that teaches you how to accelerate your credibility to drive more traffic, sales and word-of-mouth.

Tom is an international speaker, with keynote speeches, presentations and workshops on accelerating your credibility to capture more customers.

Tom has a full roster of clients from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States.

Tom is joyfully married to his wife Lydia. Together they have two beautiful and brilliant daughters, Olivia and Eva.

Grow Your Business

Contact us if you’d like to drive more traffic, sales and word-of-mouth.
We’ll schedule a time to chat to see if there’s a good fit. No cost. No obligation. No arm-twisting.

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