Our Focus is Social Media
Since its inception in March 2010, Talking Finger was created with a single purpose: To focus on and become the authority on Social Media Marketing. We believe this is the only way an agency can keep up with the continual, almost daily changes that occur in this fluid, growing marketing sphere. New social platforms are created, others become less viable, and strategies that were successful today are soon antiquated.
Because of our focus, we are able to continually find new avenues to market your business or organization, all while continually refining current initiatives. This is paramount to creating successful social media marketing strategies and initiatives. Understanding where your target audience is makes the difference between spending inordinate amounts of time on social platforms, and streamlining the efforts for increased ROI.
Our strength is in our continual research and education. We never stop learning, we never stop pushing the boundaries, and we never stop experimenting with our own social platforms to be sure that what we do for each and every client gives them the best of what is available. We feel this experience gives us a strong advantage over most other agencies.
Talking Finger's deep roots in traditional marketing gives us the ability to create social media strategies that are in synergy with all current marketing initiatives. So while we focus specifically on social media, we are well versed and understand the traditional marketing world.
We do not offer "cookie-cutter" solutions. We are fully dedicated to the individual and unique needs of every single client we build a relationship with. Every page we build, strategy we develop, and marketing initiative we launch is specifically geared towards individual goals. So what are your goals? Let's talk.
We are a fully staffed social media marketing agency, with the ability to produce all elements right here, in house. Graphic design, coding, strategy development-everything is done internally with our talented crew of designers and marketers, all available at any time to answer your questions and produce results.
A few of our services include:
Founded by two close friends with thirty years combined experience in traditional marketing, Talking Finger has grown from two guys in a pool cabana with Scooby-do scented markers and a white board planning and developing a company, to a full service social media marketing agency.
Talking Finger was officially born in the late spring of 2010, after the idea to fill a need for a service that was just beginning to be understood by the rest of the world. Erik and Bill realized early on that social media services such as Twitter, Yelp and Facebook, had explosive marketing potential. They wanted to take that power and use the skills they had acquired from traditional marketing to create a new type of company, a Social Media Marketing agency.
Since then, Erik and Bill have expanded exponentially, building a talented staff of graphic designers, coders and marketing specialists that create a dynamic and enterprising group of people that are professional, educated and fun.
Talking Finger has provided services for a wide range of businesses and organizations around the world, from non profits, to large corporations, professional sports teams, small businesses, entrepreneurs and municipalities .
Everyday we are excited to wake up to new challenges that may await us and the feedback from so of many clients who have chosen Talking Finger to help them get their message heard.
Meet the Principals
William has been involved in the advertising/marketing field for twenty-two years. He is highly experienced in branding, many forms of marketing-both online and off, trade show displays/graphics, and other various forms of traditional media. However, he is unfettered by the traditional mindset, and his ability to see beyond the here and now is a solid foundation for the new world of Social Media Marketing.
His focus is not only to understand trends in social media marketing, but to become a trendsetter. He brings this comprehensive approach to businesses, organizations, municipalities and non-profits he works with, as well as anyone else who wishes to learn about this fundamental shift in how we communicate, build relationships, and increase brand awareness. In the end, the goal is to generate a stronger bottom line.
He is a public speaker and available for conferences or symposiums where he engages audiences and generates value to those attending. He has also begun work on a book.
William is Principal of Talking Finger, a marketing agency which focuses specifically on social media marketing. Along with his team, he creates full social marketing strategies, develops integration with current and traditional initiatives, and customizes platforms as a developer for Facebook and other platforms.
Talking Finger can also fulfill traditional marketing product and service needs such as trade show displays, graphic design, printing, public relations, branding, website/SEO and more with a vast network of close strategic partners and associates. This allows William and his company to give you a full service marketing team, with each member an expert in their specific field.
Feel free to reach out here on LinkedIn to connect and engage
with William, and to learn more about Talking Finger, please
visit their Facebook Page at
I have been involved with advertising and marketing for about 20 years. I have been involved in various forms of marketing in my career. I have developed successful direct mail and print campaigns as well as success in web marketing.
My time in branding and marketing and my experiences from building companies marketing plans has helped me create a solid foundation for the next generation of marketing, known as social media marketing.
My focus is to keep up with the latest trends in social media marketing, monitor your reputation and evaluate the newest smart phone apps and websites to develop a scalable plan that will deliver your message to your target audience. I enjoy creating strategies for social media presence, and watching the companies which utilize it properly, grow.
Social media marketing is also so fluid...so ever changing, that I love to discuss it. I do not propose to know everything (I can't image anyone pretending they do in this industry) because of this rapid change. I am constantly thirsting to learn more, so please feel free to let me know if you have ideas or initiatives that have worked. I also love to create new connections and networks.
Visit and "like" my Facebook page, blog and YouTube channel, and subscribe to my Twitter to learn more about me and my company
I love social media marketing, I love what I do. Is there anything more?
Feel free to reach out here on LinkedIn to connect and engage with
William, and to learn more about Talking Finger, please visit their
Facebook Page at
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News and Accolades
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"You cannot just build something and hope they will come," says Erik Granato, who along with business partner Bill DeRosa officially launched Talking Finger as an LLC in October 2010. Their enterprise helps companies delve into social-medial marketing by developing a plan to attract potential customers to social media sites, effectively interact with them and, ultimately, add and keep them as loyal consumers...
Staffieri for Mayor 2011
You guys are the best!! The race in Derby was targeted by the Dems for a win. But through our valiant efforts on Facebook we held the line and talked 38 people into voting for us instead of the opponent.
I knew we weren't going to get a landslide just from using social media. Like you guys said, over and over, I was mostly talking to myself out there. (Luckily I amuse myself so it was fun, haha). But, that we won by that tiny, little margin ... guess what? ... that's a win as big as a mile. In politics a win is a win. Without facebook, without you guys ... wouldn't have happened.
But I wanted to send this to you first because you guys are the BEST of the BEST!
Located in Oxford CT.
Owners: Erik Granato and Bill DeRosa
Founded: March 2010