We help you generate a consistent flow of new customers
using the power of digital marketing.

Rise Above Competition

Reach More Customers

Grow Your Business


Spending time & money on marketing without a complete marketing plan is costing you business. When an incomplete marketing plan is combined with confusing messaging, you might as well be burning your hard-earned money.

We’re an award-winning marketing agency in Lakeland FL that helps local businesses develop a clear brand message and a complete marketing plan that drives results. Stop wasting your marketing dollars and experience business growth.

Customers Who Listen

When your marketing message clearly tells your customer how you can make their life better, they will listen. If you confuse, you lose.

Regain Your Time

Spend your valuable time running your business, not spinning your wheels guessing what might work with your marketing.

Make More Money

When your marketing sends a clear message as part of a complete (& proven) marketing plan, you make more money. It’s that simple.

John Bendever


Meet Your Local Marketing Guide

How are you supposed to become a marketing expert with all of the time running your business demands? I get it. I’ve run a small business for over a decade. Every day presents unique challenges, endless fires to put out, customers to serve, and team members to lead.

When you started your business, you didn’t start it to become a marketing expert. I did. Helping local businesses grow with smart & effective marketing is exactly why my team and I do what we do.

It’s also why everything we do is Storybrand inspired. Our team applies the proven Storybrand framework to every project we do. We take pride in our work for you by knowing your marketing message will be clear and your customers will listen.

A Clear Marketing Message = More Money!



During our discovery call, we’ll discuss the high-level details of your business, your marketing needs, your offer, your perfect customer, and what success looks like to you. If we mutually agree we’re a good fit, we’ll move on to step 2.


Our strategy call(s) will help us narrow down the scope of your needs, understand your services, determine the investment to reach your goals, and establish a timeline of your project using our blueprint.


We generate custom recommendations for the marketing your business needs to reach your revenue and growth goals. We work with you to help you understand and choose what you want us to help you implement.


If our solution and team are a match, and the estimate fits within your budget, we’ll write up a project agreement. Once signed, we schedule your project start date and kickoff meeting.

Dr. Van R. Warren
January 17, 2023

When I came to John and his team at Local Marketing Pros, my website had disappeared, I had lost my domain, and I was unsure of how to proceed. They fixed all that, rebuilt my site, and made it better than before. They went the extra mile and turned my problem into an asset! Thanks John!

Matt Johnson
January 16, 2023

Best seo and marketing company I’ve ever used. We are progressively moving through the google scroll pages and booking clients. Best there is!

Laura Stark
September 22, 2021

Before working with John at Local Marketing Pros my website was barely there. It had some content but no organization, no flow, no excitement for our audience to take the next step, and truthfully not all that eye pleasing. John not only took my ideas, but also my lack of ideas with what to do next and created something that catches the eye and has purpose behind the structure, flow, and copy. He created a website I am excited about and added the personal touch I never imagined having after being hosted by a large corporation like bluehost. It really has been a pleasant and individualized experience as he has been so generous and open minded about every aspect of the process, understanding that everyone is unique in their needs. I would absolutely recommend reaching out for your website needs, they are open to a conversation on your specific goals that, again, a larger corporation wouldn’t have. Thanks for giving and going above and beyond what I asked for! Thanks for being there each step of the way! Thanks for creating something I’m excited to send to our audience!

WOW what can I say John at Local Marketing Pro is a true professional and so so helpful! I had a massive problem with my website where malware was embedded within wordpress and John came to my rescue and saved the day - I can not thank you enough!

Michael Lozada
March 18, 2021

Great company to work with

Lesa Schwartz
March 12, 2021

I can't say enough about LMP! Not only are they exceptional in their response time, but were able to meet the needs and offer recommendations specific to our industry. John's level of professionalism and knowledge is unmatched. It took a few tries with some other companies, but we finally got it right with LMP.

carol king
November 20, 2020

I just used Local Marketing Pros for another project. John exceeded my expectations with the quality and support.

Jordan Lung
March 19, 2020

John is very professional, competent, and kind! He is always available when we have issues or questions about our online marketing. I recommend his services to companies needing navigation through the ever changing, fast-paced world of online marketing.

Jennifer Widmeier
October 4, 2019

John spent a lot of time and attention to detail creating our personal business website! We are incredibly pleased with the outcome and have received great feedback from clients thus far!!! Local Marketing Pros is your one stop shop for all your business website, logo, marketing needs and more!

Dustin Beckmann
July 31, 2019

John and his team were very easy to work with! I would recommend them to anyone! I will use them again!

Support with patience. Always helpful and never condescending like so many other tech companies. Always up to date with the latest tools and technologies. Offering a wide variety of solutions with no hard sell. Dependable and honest. Can't say enough!

Derek Cladek
July 6, 2018

I needed some help with a website, had some coding that was above my head that needed to be done and done quickly. I asked John about it and he knew what needed to be done and was able to get it done on a tight deadline. I highly recommend Local Marketing Pros for their services. Thanks John!

Jonathan Hill
March 27, 2018

John and the team at Local Marketing Pros have been great to work with. I was without a website when I met them, and they built an incredibly professional site for me, very affordably. I am very pleased with the final outcome that they provided me, and am thankful that I found them! Looking forward to my next project with Local Marketing Pros!

Michael Maddox
March 13, 2018

John Bendever is an absolute pro at online marketing. If you are looking to increase your online and social media exposure I would highly recommend doing business with him.

Chad Dixon
March 11, 2018

Great work. Clean, innovative, and personalized design, easy to communicate with, and willing to go the extra-mile for customer satisfaction. Absolutely recommend!

March 11, 2018

The best thing about Local Marketing Pros is that they listen to what you want/need and make recommendations to maximize your efforts. This ultimately leads to a customized solution that will get the results you are looking for whether it is sales, traffic, or optimization. I highly recommend them!

March 10, 2018

Local Marketing Pros has been working with me for a couple of years on promoting and SEO on my sites as well as various other services as needed. They are top knotch, honest, hard working and really do what they commit to. I worked with other marketing companies before with little to no change in my rankings but Local Marketing Pros has done a mervelous job with real results that show real profits. I could not be happier and I highly recommend them for all your website related and traffic needs.

David Hamilton
March 10, 2018

We had a fantastic experience with Local Marketing Pros! We needed help growing our local business leads, and there certainly are a lot of shady companies that promise the moon- makes it hard to know what to do. The fact that they are really a local company, and that John (owner) personally met with me, discussed my situation (before we signed anything) really helped put me at ease. And the real reason I'm writing this- the RESULTS! I couldn't be more please. If you're looking for help, use me as a reference- this company is the one to help you!

Ray Lane
February 3, 2018

John is a true professional. I have had the pleasure working with him on a variety of projects, and he always delivers quality work, on time

Robert Davis
August 16, 2017

John is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to local marketing. He has a great deal of experience with the most effective ways to drive traffic to local businesses. Very easy to give a 5 star review to.

Thomas Brant
February 15, 2013

Local Marketing Pros is fantastic to work with. We state our goals and they setup and implement the strategies to get us where we want to go in our market. The knowledge these guys have for digital marketing simply blows us away, its link having our own "think tank" at our disposal. I just can't say enough about them. Thanks to LMP our business thrives even in this questionable economy. I wouldn't trust my marketing to anyone else, Thanks again!



Your website should be the foundation of your marketing, but building one with messaging that converts visitors to customers is a challenge. We’ll build a beautiful site with the right messaging to turn browsers into buyers.


A properly planned and executed Local Search Engine Optimization strategy will drastically increase your website traffic, attract your ideal customers, and turn your website into your top sales asset helping you grow 24/7/365.


Websites are like cars, they take time, attention, & care. Partner with our team of talented WordPress professionals to fully manage every aspect of your WordPress website 24/7 for an affordable monthly fee.


If your goal is to increase conversions, traffic to your website, or both, our PPC management service will help reduce cost and increase conversions to help you reach your goals.


Protect your brand and position yourself as the market leader using client-generated reviews. We help your business attract more reviews and sales, as well as happy clients.


Email marketing is a powerful tool to nurture your leads into customers and retain your current customers. But…effective email marketing takes time and experience to reach your goals.