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"If you build it, they will come" is one of the biggest myths of establishing an online presence for your business. There’s a lot more to online marketing than just a spiffy website, especially for businesses marketing locally/regionally.


Local businesses need to be discovered by local buyers - and the tactics to do so differs from a national or social media strategy.

That's where we can help. 

Sidewalk Branding takes a holistic approach to SEO (search engine optimization). We look at your total digital footprint - including, but beyond your website - to increase your business's market share within the area you serve.


With more than 24 years' experience in the digital marketing and advertising industry, we know how to help businesses rise in the search engine results and run effective paid advertising campaigns to reach more buyers, and make more money.


A Rhode Island SEO, Digital Marketing & Advertising Agency

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Chris Sheehy - Local SEO Specialist & Founder

Since 1997 (pre-Google), Chris has been obsessed with rankings, SEO, and all things digital marketing and advertising. His passion is to help local businesses get found online, drive more leads to their websites, and ultimately get the most out of their hard-earned marketing and advertising dollars. Having been a SCORE and Polaris MEP consultant for many years backs up his commitment - as does his teachings for a local university. Check out his credentials before inking with anyone else...

Here to serve local businesses - and our industry colleagues:
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Direct to Business Services

Full-Service Digital Marketing, Advertising & SEO for Local Businesses


Stand apart from competitors, get found online, and grow your business!


With more than 24 years' experience in the digital marketing industry, we know what works - and what doesn't. If you've been let down by other agencies, disappointed by the lack of results, tire from being managed by people with little actual experience, or you only see dollar signs when you think about marketing and advertising, allow us to show you how easy and affordable a successful strategy can be.


Our client profiles range in revenue from $500k to $5M and includes sole-operators, micro to medium-sized businesses, local and global franchise operations, and Entrepreneur 500 corporations in a variety of industry verticals.


If you're curious if we're a good fit, book a free consultation and discover for yourself.

Agency Services

More power to you - via Outsourced & Reseller SEO, and Digital Marketing &  Advertising Services.


As an agency (or freelancer), would you like to offer more services to your clients without adding overhead?


By focusing on what you know best - and letting us fill in the gaps with expert SEO and PPC services - you can!


From one-off projects to service continuation retainers, we do it all with no minimums, and flexible terms.

Give Chris a call anytime to discuss your needs. NDAs are welcome.


Our success - is measured by your clients' success.

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What We Do

Digital Advertising

Paid advertising can help you reach a previously untapped audience. Today's advertising platforms allow you to target your ads to reach the exact people who are searching for your products or services. Advertising on Google & Bing can generate more leads and sales more effectively than any other online platform.

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Digital Marketing

SEO is a combination of organic strategies that help search engines recognize the value in your website and reward it with higher rankings in the SERPs (search engine results pages).


We leverage your existing website and digital content like images, business listings, video, and audio, by optimizing them using proven SEO strategies and tactics  relevant to your goals - not ours.


With decades of experience to elevate your business's knowledge of marketing and advertising, founder Chris Sheehy shares his award-winning methodologies with small business groups/associations, and is available for lecturing and presenting nationwide or virtually. He also offers agency and freelance coaching and consulting services one-on-one or for your team to increase your agency's proficiency and service offerings.

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East Providence, Rhode Island

(401) 481-4939