About LSM

Humble Beginnings

In 2006, LSM (then Local Search Masters) started with two friends, some liquid courage, and an idea to create an agency that would help local businesses attract new customers by marketing solely online. Armed with this idea and determination for a new business venture, Brad Hill and Trevor Emerson quit their jobs to become entrepreneurs. They built a new company from the ground up with nothing but personal savings and knowledge from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Business Management. That’s right – no funding, no business loans, no outside investors – just personal sacrifices like a sold car and new living arrangements.

Determined to bootstrap a successful business, the two hit the ground running and began to hustle. Brad’s kitchen served as the first official LSM headquarters, just two guys sitting at a coffee table making phone call after phone call trying to sell a business focused on search engine optimization (SEO). Quickly, it became apparent that the conversations needed to shift from deep dives into search algorithms to talking business. By understanding the needs of business owners and how LSM could help clients facilitate those needs through digital marketing, the way to grow the company became crystal clear. Ever since then, the main focus of LSM has been on the needs of our customers.

Our Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency

Through ever-evolving customer needs and a dedicated staff of like-minded self-starters, empowered and driven to be excellent, LSM expanded our services far beyond Local Search. We’ve grown to offer SEO, Digital Advertising, Multi-Location Marketing, Website Design and Development, and in-depth Tracking and Analytics for clients across the country.

In 2019, LSM became a sole proprietorship and is currently 100% owned and led by Trevor Emerson, Owner & CEO. Today, LSM is a full-service digital marketing agency focused on servicing both small and multi-location businesses with premier website development and digital marketing. LSM is currently headquartered in Brentwood, TN, with a second office in Denver, CO. While our agency has grown and changed over the years, we remain committed to our core values of growth and empowerment of our staff, and the continued effort to provide quality work that impacts our clients’ bottom line. The entrepreneurial spirit that started LSM is still alive as the team continues to develop new services to help drive business performance for each client. After all, their success is our success.

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We’re good at what we do, but don’t just take our word for it. From web design to national advertising campaigns, our team is passionate about the work that we do, and we have been recognized as leaders in the industry for it. See our recent awards and recognitions.

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