Jacob Wayne Smith

A Brave New

If you are an small business, nonprofit or agency with marketing technology needs, we can help. I have over a decade of experience helping organizations tell their story and expand their reach.

The bulk of my job is listening first then being in conversation. If you want to know what it is like to work with me, here are some past collaborators.

Jacob is knowledgeable, insightful, and capable. He's a joy to work with because he inspires confidence. Dan Roloff, Publishing Manager, H. E. Butt Foundation
It’s REALLY nice having smart people like Jacob on board. He can turn our crazy, creative ideas into living and breathing reality. Thanks for helping us out. What you do is magic. Seth LaTour, Creative Director, Masterworks
Jacob's ability to identify with the audience's needs ensures that his presentations are well targeted and well timed. Tim, Masterworks
In a planet filled with opinions, I put alot of value in a person that cannot just come up with the strategy but knows how to deliver. Michael Schafer, Principal and Creative Director, openbox9
You f---ing rock. Sara, NTEN
This is one of the best, most fun and useful things I've done lately Lynda, Gathering in the East
Both witty and profound Jake's a rare combination of talents giving human dimension to an increasingly technological world. Dan Roloff, Publishing Manager, H. E. Butt Foundation
Jake has an authentic style, blending humor and candor that make his presentations really pop! Charlie, Youth Ministry Certification School

I'd love to start a conversation with you about how we can work together to use technology to meet your organizations mission. Email me today at, jake@shoeinthedoor.com.

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After six years at Masterworks and five before that at Silas Partners, I’ve decided it’s time to start something brand new. More …

I cried and was comforted last night, I wanted to know that the way I felt wasn’t an overreaction, but the way you should feel when you have to say goodbye. I wanted to share all that my friend meant to me with the world, so they would know it’s alright for me to feel this way. More …

If there is one thing I can say for sure about most non-profits, it’s that marketing/fundraising and IT have a relationship marked by friction. I’ve seen this time and time again, and becoming a fundraiser through web development, I have an understanding of both sides. More …