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OakBloom Marketing - Tech Startup Strategic Marketing & Branding Agency



Can't get that big customer
(or investor)?

Your brand story matters.

A lackluster reputation costs you, while a strong brand extends profits.

Hi. We're OakBloom.

We help startups tell brand stories that land with customers and investors.

Come work with us to...


Prioritize and fill resource gaps to share your brand story faster and effectively


Pinpoint measurable strategies for a marketing playbook that builds brand credibility


Let your brand value shine, through messages that influence

How We Work

Audience Obsessed

Your target audience is central to everything. We make sure your brand story resonates and differentiates.​

Impact Driven

You need clear ROI. We prioritize measurement to keep what works and scrap what doesn’t for a successful marketing playbook.

Business Aware

Your winning strategy requires us to understand the big picture. We connect the dots between your cross-functional teams so marketing doesn't strategize in a silo.

Startup Minded

Our services are holistic and flexible based on need. Your work doesn't stop with PR or content or web — neither does ours.

Our Method

The best results come from strategies that are  holistic, well-informed, and flexible.  Our approach cultivates success at every stage — from strategy to hands-on execution.

Our Services

Founder Personal Brand

When you're a small team, your personal brand strategy can directly impact your startup's reputation. We can grow your public profile and presence through:

  • Media training

  • Pitch strategy and speaker training

  • Personal social strategy

  • PR and content strategy

Brand Strategy Essentials

Your startup brand story and credibility can make all the difference in securing flagship funding and customers. We offer:

  • Audit of existing branding and marketing

  • Brand naming, messaging, and positioning

  • Key message development for core audiences

  • Marketing plan development and execution

  • Thought leadership strategy


Messaging and branding bloom with the right mix of channels, strategies, and activities. We offer a flexible suite of services that support GTM activities, product news, and funding announcements:

  • Strategic GTM planning

  • PR and communications

  • Thought leadership strategy

  • Brand and product positioning

  • White paper and collateral development

  • Content development (blog, email, web, social)

Who We Serve

Our 35 years of combined corporate marketing experience has a proven track record of success.


From communications and brand campaign strategies to product marketing, we've done it all for technology brands. Here’s who we’ve worked with:​

B2B and Consumer Tech

Amazon • Claris, an Apple company • Hopin • Meta • NCR

Health Tech

BD • GoodRx • Helix



Client Testimonials

OakBloom Marketing transformed our brand messaging.


Prior to working with OakBloom, we struggled with a clear and aspirational narrative to drive customer adoption.


Jeanel and Emily ramped up quickly and worked tirelessly to understand us, our goals, and our priority audiences. They candidly flagged hurdles with existing messaging and built compelling, differentiated messages that hit the core value of our company.


OakBloom delivered a perfect 10 in brand brilliance! We plan to deploy the messaging soon and I highly recommend OakBloom to tech companies seeking creative, organized, and results-driven marketing to support brand strategy, messaging, and communications.



Marla Sofer

Founder and CEO

Who We Are

Jeanel Carlson, Co-Founder, OakBloom Marketing - B2B Technology & Consumer Strategic Marketing Agency

Co-Founder & Partner

Jeanel Carlson

Strategic marketing orchestrator. Comms clarity catalyst. Lover of dogs and fitness. Humble leader. B2B tech & B2C. 20+ years.

Co-Founder & Partner

Emily James

Brand influence builder. Storyteller. Avid hiker. Novice real estate investor. SoCal native, Bay Area transplant. 10 years in comms.

Emily James, Co-Founder, OakBloom Marketing - B2B Technology & Consumer Strategic Marketing Agency

Our Story

We champion quiet hard work, excellent execution, and tangible results - the foundation of our agency's values. We're from corporate backgrounds and have seen both sides of the agency relationship. We know what makes a relationship work and what makes it fail. We've learned that empathy, honesty, and excellence hold equal importance in a great working relationship because working well - but also working well together - drives the best business results.

We're a strategic team partner

(no ego)

who is kind and direct,

(we tell it like it is)

who's got your back,

(no surprises)

with excellent, hands-on execution,

(so you don't have to worry)

and thrives off working smart.

(because it doesn't have to be hard)

Get in Touch

 Ready to stop swirling?   Reach out for a 30-minute consultation (on us)

 Logo OakBloom Marketing - B2B Technology Startup  Strategic Marketing Agency

San Francisco, CA

We're looking for talented, passionate people to join our team.

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