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Acquisition Engine

A Boutique Digital Marketing Agency

Your Journey to a Remarkable Digital Strategy Starts Here

Digital Marketing: Riding the Wave

IBM estimates humanity will generate 5 exabytes of data every 10 minutes in 2013 (5 exabytes = the amount of information created from the dawn of humanity to the year 2003).

We’re already drowning in data – our brains are hardwired to skim search results, tweets, pins, blog posts, videos, status updates. We no longer read articles to determine if they’re any good or not. We give them a 5-second glance and hit the back button if nothing on the page immediately grabs our attention.

Attention is now a scarce commodity. It’s become the currency of the new global economy. Where attention flows, money now follows.

Through the development and distribution of remarkable content that educates, entertains and inspires – you can cut through the noise and earn the attention of your target audience.

Transform attention into interest and convert interest into revenue.

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On average, search drives 41% of traffic for organizations*

Learn how we transform stories into revenue

This chart demonstrates our ability to grow an online social presence for a company or brand. After 90 days of working with us, we took this client from zero to 20,000 stories per week created and shared by their community about their brand/product.

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Our clients’ content has been featured on some of the biggest sites in the world.

Within the US, among 44 ranking factors examined, social signals account for 7 of the 8 most highly correlated with Google search results**

What We Do

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60-Day Social Audience Growth Stats for an AE Client

We help businesses interact with customers through the different stages of the engagement cycle: awareness, consideration, inquiry, purchase and retention.

Through the art of content marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and conversion optimization – our focus is on generating a flow of inbound leads to your business and converting those leads to customers.

Before committing to a digital marketing plan, we analyze your website (is it optimized for search?), identify your audience (what challenges or problems are they trying to solve?), and map out what content you will be creating and sharing (via your blog and social channels). Our goal is to help you expand your reach by developing a community around your business/brand that leads to deeper engagement with your customers and increases your online revenue.

Below is a list of some of the tactics and strategies we employ to help grow your business online.

Did you know? Web traffic, direct sales, and social media sharing are the leading ways B2C marketers measure their content marketing success. (CMI)

71% of users access social media from a mobile device.

Who We Are

We’re a boutique digital marketing agency that was started in 2010 in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Fast-forward 4 years – we’re now headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The team consists of search marketers, content strategists, paid media specialists, community managers, graphic designers, journalists, and social data analysts.

Clients serviced include the UK government, large corporations on the NASDAQ, Fortune 500 marketing agencies, Silicon Valley-based start-ups and travel related companies.

The company is led by Sean McColgan and David Barna.


Sean has over 7 years of experience in digital media. His expertise lies in assessing, developing, and implementing digital and social engagement strategies that responsibly grow strong communities around our clients’ brands and ultimately drive online revenue.


David is a seasoned entrepreneur with cross-industry experience in business establishment, development, and growth. David started his career as a technology focused Investment Banker working in San Francisco and Tel Aviv where he specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions. He has since founded and been involved with multiple successful start-up ventures.

We love nothing more than working with hotels, retailers, brands, entrepreneurs and startups across the globe whose ideas can impact positive change in the way people interact with the world.

What do our clients think?


I’ve been working in online marketing for over 12 years, for top brands such as Tesco and Starbucks. In that time I’ve worked with some of the biggest and best marketing agencies around. I love working with the guys at Acquisition Engine because you deal directly with the ‘doers’ not the ‘talkers’. They are fast, responsive, cost effective and the quality is impressive. Julian Hearn – Entrepreneur

nicola-ellsonAcquisition Engine has helped us out on a few projects and we’ve been really impressed with their work. Sean is ‘ahead of the curve’ in his approach to online acquisition. He uses fresh and creative online techniques to drive customer acquisition and engagement. These techniques often produce remarkable results for clients. Nicola Ellison – Director

peter-swain2pVentures has worked with Acquisition Engine on a number of projects over the last few years, all a success. Their deep understanding of Social Media and ability to deliver is bankable and highly recommended to all concerned. Peter Swain – Managing Partner

jared-carrizalesWe hired Acquisition Engine because we knew of the quality of their work already, and knew they could give us what we were wanting. Our goals were to get a quality infographic that could be leveraged for blogger outreach in our search marketing campaigns. AE came through in great form. The final product that they provided was a well thought out graphic that was as informative as it was eye-catching. The graphic gave us the ammo we needed to reach out to webmasters with value they could appreciate. It’s hard to find quality providers in the internet marketing world. So when I find a group like AE, I’m going to hold on to them! Jared Carrizales – Co-Founder

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Are you looking to improve search visibility, generate more inbound leads, or simply increase revenue? We help businesses worldwide, of all shapes and sizes, so get in touch! Send us a message below of requirements, or call us. One of our friendly staff will evaluate how we can best help you.

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phone 310 707-1705


location 4143 Via Marina, #1317 Los Angeles, CA 90292