About Jon Leland

I’ve been creating new forms of media for over 40 years. Yet, one thing remains constant over four decades: The technology is being innovated at such an astounding pace that few businesses are able to keep up.

That’s where I come in.

A true media innovator

My enthusiasm comes from understanding the meaningful, strategic opportunities that can make your digital marketing both more effective and more satisfying.

It’s my joy to span the Grand Canyon Gap between people and technology with fun and ease. I love collaborating, educating and creating strategies that work for small businesses. I see it as part of my job to stay up-to-date with the latest time-saving, empowering digital marketing technologies, so that you don’t have to.

How Can I Help?

Please take a look around this website and let me how I can help you.

From cost-effective websites; to bite-sized digital marketing strategy packages; to new forms of social video production; to online courses, books, and other educational offerings, I’m doing my best to be of service in ways that are fun and as easeful as possible.

How I Got Here

In the early ‘70’s, at a time when broadcasting was truly broad, I created the first narrowcast radio network. I banded together FM rock, listener-supported and college radio stations with a news feed targeted specifically for the anti-war movement.

In the ‘80’s, I was lucky enough to be part of the early days of cable TV (the next generation of targeted media) and founded the creative services department at the USA Network.

Launching my own company in 1985, The Leland Company won a series of corporate and educational video awards and, among other things, collaborated with The Hunger Project to help the world better understand the distinction between famine and chronic persistent hunger. That video was shown worldwide and translated into 13 languages.

Then, as I transitioned from New York to California, I wrote, produced and directed two vision-of-the-future videos for Pacific Bell that illuminated the coming of broadband communications, and my interactive TV prototype for Oracle was featured at Disney World’s Epcot Center.

When digital video was born in the ‘90’s, I helped educate video professionals with two unique, educational video productions that illuminated the desktop video production revolution.

It’s been a fascinating ride. And in many ways, thanks to the Web, the best is yet to come. YouTube is now delivering on the promises of those early days of digital video and video on social media is now opening doors for small business marketing that no one could have dreamed possible. How much fun is that!?

Now, I’d like to help you.

This video inviting participation in Jon’s Playshop will help you get to know him.

PDF of Jon’s Professional Bio

What People Say…

I know that I can count on Jon Leland 100% to know the latest and greatest marketing communications technologies… You know what’s over-hyped and what’s for real… We trust you to lead us in that way.

Randy Haldeman
Randy HaldemanCEO, Code-N

I think Jon knows better than anyone how to help businesses use the Internet as a powerful marketing tool. From my experience, Jon is the guy to call if you want to market your business more effectively; and, as a bonus, you will learn from a real visionary every step of the way.

Christy Strauch
Christy StrauchSmallBusinessWarrior.com

Jon Leland is my Internet hero. After two web designers who either couldn’t deliver what they promised, it’s so nice to deal with a grown up in an industry plagued by hacks and do-it-yourself debacles.

Peter GoodmanPresident, Six Palms Media Inc.