How Douglas James Took His Innovative Marketing Style to the Inc. 5000 List

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If you are unfamiliar with the Inc. 5000 list, it essentially ranks the best private companies each year. Some names drop off the list, while others get added to it. Moreover, many names reach the Inc. 5000 and stay there, because they are simply too successful to be outperformed by new contenders.

As of 2021, Douglas James has entered the Inc. 5000 — and he only aspires to build his business even more in the years to come. So, how did Douglas James achieve one of the business world’s most esteemed honors? Read on to find out!

From Navy Deployment to Entrepreneurship

In 2015, the Navy deployed Douglas James to Papua, New Guinea (among other places) to take part in a large-scale humanitarian mission. James saw terrible poverty during his deployment, but he also saw his capacity to help those in need. This is what drove him to become an entrepreneur once he completed his time in the Navy.

After returning home, Douglas launched his career as an entrepreneur and immediately experienced a turning point in his life. The business was growing at a rapid pace, and he had the pleasure of taking all of his clients with him. His dedication to helping others ended up making the Douglas James digital marketing firm one of the most successful of its kind.

The Douglas James Approach

Through highly tailored digital marketing and advertising techniques, Douglas James has become known as the “High Ticket Client Guy.” Why? Because he knows how to help businesses leave behind the time wasters and focus on high-value clients that bring in the 5, 6, and even 7-digit returns. He does this through a variety of avenues and methodologies that he has tailored over the years.

One of the most important elements of the Douglas James approach is the development of a Client Acquisition System (CAS). Every CAS has to be tailored to the specific needs of the business to return the best possible results. Thus, Douglas James and his team put a great deal of effort into researching and developing the right CAS for every single client. 

When a business has a system in place to find and acquire high-ticket clients, then it all comes down to providing a quality experience that keeps those clients wanting more for the long term. This is where Douglas James focuses on an Effective Sales Process, often via automation. By automating and streamlining various sales processes, businesses can save money while also getting their products and services to the right people as efficiently as possible. 

Finally, Douglas James is a firm believer in the power of social media. For this reason, his brand puts emphasis on Facebook ads and similar brand-enhancing strategies. In doing so, Douglas James creates long-term value for businesses that want to grow their brand and find the right audience.

The Bottom Line

While the strategy above has helped Douglas James enter the ranks of the Inc. 5000, this is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to providing top-of-the-line marketing and advertising services, Douglas James also takes it to the next level with brainstorming sessions and special VIP experiences to help give business owners useful insights about their industries and best marketing pathways. In short, Douglas James has the knowledge and insight to help businesses grow exponentially — and his admission to the Inc. 5000 is likely just one of many accolades and recognitions to come.

Do you want to take your business and branding to the next level? Are you interested in learning some of the most successful marketing secrets? If so, you can follow Douglas James on Twitter (@Douglas_james_), Instagram (@the_douglasjames). Additionally, you can keep up with the Douglas James brand on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Youtube. Finally, you can set up a call or contact Douglas James directly at!


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