2023 BizX Nominations

We are ecstatic to announce that Rogue Wave Marketing is nominated in 3 categories for the BizX 2023 Awards, a national competition sponsored by ActionCOACH®! The awards program recognizes enterprises, big and small, for excellence in business, marketing, service, standards, and culture. Rogue Wave Marketing is a Wisconsin-based, woman-owned digital marketing agency, founded by CEO Sarah Feldmann.

Best Company Culture

As veterans in the category from our 2021 award, we’re proud to be nominated for Best Company Culture again this year. It takes talented and happy employees to provide the exemplary service Rogue Wave promises to clients.

We’re leveraging our firm as a tool not just in business, but a tool for change in our society. We’re accomplishing our greater mission of empowering everyone with a bigger dream to obliterate limiting beliefs and propel them to succeed in whatever way they define success. For some that’s “climbing the corporate ladder.” For others, that’s feeling as if they’ve helped someone. All our drivers are different, and supporting those different visions of success is an incredible culture. 

At Rogue Wave Marketing, this is the definition of an incredible company culture. It’s measured not by our individual KPIs, but the ripple effect that we create. The number of people we’ve impacted to think bigger, the way we’ve helped many connect on a deeper level to support one another in longer-lasting relationships, that’s culture – what happens when each day is over, and how the conversation is continued.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year

While 40% of all US businesses are female-owned, less than 1% of marketing agencies are owned by women. Sarah’s experience brings a different perspective to marketing, offering unique insights into consumer behavior, and has a different take on running a successful agency.

When women strike out on their own and pave their own employment path, they can separate themselves from the wage disparity that continues to plague women in traditional 9-to-5 roles. Entrepreneurs’ opportunities for success can be limitless, and those unlimited options draw people like Sarah to business ownership. 

From optimizing internal processes to expanding our physical footprint with our third location in Oshkosh, Rogue Wave Marketing saw many successes in 2023 under Sarah’s leadership. As opportunists, we are thrilled for the opportunity for Sarah to be recognized as Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

What began 10 years ago as a social media company launched by a layoff from “corporate America,” has transformed into an agency fueled by cultural connection, common vision & an unmatched passion for growth for all of us. Sarah has led Rogue Wave through many phases – we’ve done all the marketing services and been a master of none. We’ve done just one or two services, and been left twiddling our thumbs, lost, when a high-volume client leaves. This last year, we’ve really found our niche, carved it out and streamlined the systems for incredible execution. 

On the topic of being nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Feldmann said, “While entrepreneurship can be risky and intimidating to navigate, especially under the age of 40, I am grateful everyday for the independence and excitement the journey offers. This past year has reinforced my view that the real success in business lies in leaning into the challenge. The faster I fail, the faster I learn & the faster I grow.”

BizX 2023 Awards to be Held in Nashville

The awards will be held during the first week in April at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. Business leaders from around the globe will attend, to share best practices and honor award winners.

About Rogue Wave Marketing

Our mission at Rogue Wave Marketing is to seamlessly deliver a smooth, and consistent digital marketing strategy, which will lead to measurable results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our services include website design & development, marketing coaching, and blogging & SEO services to help our clients grow their businesses. In other words, do you want to stand out online and attract and retain new customers? Reach out and together we’ll get the job done.