Expert Business and Marketing Consulting for Sustainable Growth

We help brands communicate the right message, to the right people, on the right channel through strategy, design, and marketing.

We are a communications and marketing company with an expertise in helping clients reach multicultural audiences

We use data to inform decision-making and draw-on our lived experiences and integrate deep-dive diversity practices that reflect and resonate with people from all backgrounds.

Marketing Strategy & Plan

We will produce a clear and detailed marketing strategy to help communicate with your audiences along their journey. Our proved methodology will offer you better chances of success.  

Branding or Rebranding

Branding services tailored specifically for small businesses, ensuring that your brand resonates with your target audience and stands out in a crowded marketplace.

We will work with you to produce an image that keeps your brand consistent across all platforms. 

Website Design

Your website is one of the most important vehicles to educate clients and consumers about your business and organization. We can deliver optimized mobile websites, SEO ready, and with the necessary mechanical components to stand out above your competition.

Web Hosting

Our hosting service is designed to provide you with reliable and hassle-free website management so that you can focus on running your business.

It includes: hosting, plugin updates, and regular backups.

Contact us now to take the first step towards a better online experience. 

There is nothing secret about our "Secret Sauce"

Our secret sauce is what sets us apart from the competition. We believe that personalized service, good communication, and a genuine desire to help others are the keys to success. Our team of experts works closely with you to understand your specific needs and develop customized solutions that deliver real results. Whether you’re a small business owner or a large corporation, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and make a positive impact in our community through volunteering and supporting worthy causes.

We are extremely pleased with the marketing services we’ve received. Working with the team has been a delight; their communication, responsiveness, and project management have all exceeded our expectations. We were not only satisfied but pleasantly surprised by the value added beyond what we anticipated. There were no aspects of the service that fell short. In fact, we received more than we expected, which makes us very likely to recommend their services to others. Juan, in particular, was outstanding. He was an attentive listener, asked insightful questions, and provided valuable feedback that significantly benefited our project. We came across their services through a referral, and it’s been a rewarding discovery!

Fred Petters

Violet Wine & Spirits

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We were extremely satisfied. Most of all we appreciate the attention to detail, high-level of customer service, and commitment to bringing our true brand image to life. We will recommend JLLB Media any day, anytime. The marketing service was beyond our expectation. No specific aspects fell short of our expectations. If you’re looking for a Media company to bring your brand to life, JLLB Media is the one!

Tashie George


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My experience working with JLLB Media was very positive in all respects. The in-depth working sessions helped define the identity, focus, strengths, and pressure points of my new business in powerful and practical ways, in addition to generating attractive branding resources. My experience of working with JLLB media exceeded initial expectations in all respects.

Working with Juan and JLLB Media was a rich and productive experience, a crucial step in the development of my start-up business. Workshopping business identity and producing branding resources which exceeded my expectations. I feel my chances of long-term success have been boosted by the experience and I would recommend JLLB Media to any other small business owners going through the start-up process.

Danny Diamond

Founder of Atlantic Arts

Yarms Distinct Hair Salon

My experience with JLLB Media has been nothing short of amazing. Despite my challenges in communication, they consistently made the effort to reach out, providing encouragement and support throughout the process.

Their professionalism and expertise were evident, as they skillfully brought my vision to life. I’m extremely grateful for the dedication and personalized attention I received.

Choosing JLLB Media for our marketing needs was a remarkable decision. They not only met but exceeded every expectation, addressing each of our business concerns with exceptional care and professionalism.

The level of service and dedication provided by their team was truly outstanding.

Thank you, JLLB Media, for surpassing my expectations!

Yarma Russell


Kathy Samson Realtor

As a realtor, the importance of a strong online presence cannot be overstated, and finding the right marketing services to enhance that presence is crucial.

I am thrilled to share my very satisfying experience with Juan Llerena and his team at JLLB Media. From the outset, Juan was more than just a service provider; he was a true collaborator. He took the time to listen and understand the nuances of my real estate business, guiding me through a deep dive into my website’s potential and helping to refine my social media strategy.

Without hesitation that I highly recommend Juan Llerena and JLLB Media to any professional looking to elevate their online marketing. Whether you’re looking to enhance your website or boost your social media presence, Juan’s guidance and the team’s execution are exceptional. I initially heard about their services through word of mouth and a Facebook advertisement, and I’m so glad I decided to reach out. Thank you, Juan and JLLB Media, for your outstanding support and for playing a pivotal role in my business’s growth.

Kathy Samson

Commercial and Residential Realtor, Kathy Samson

North Star Youth Exchange

“We are very satisfied with the work of JLLB Media. We decided to work with them due to their personal touch. They were extremely helpful in the planning and delivery of our marketing campaign and were very responsive to our comments and questions. Without their assistance, we would not have been able to make the steps forward that we needed. We are already reaping the benefits of the campaign.

Actually, their marketing services went beyond our expectations. They helped in giving us new direction and worked to develop our social media presence. They continually came up with helpful suggestions that we would not have thought of.

There are no areas that I can point to where they fell short of expectations. I was very impressed that they made sure that we were able to continue with our marketing efforts beyond the term of our contract. They cared about our continuing success.

Thank you, JLLB Media!

Eric Johnsrud

Chair, North Star Youth Exchange

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I am beyond pleased with the marketing services provided by JLLB Media. From the very beginning, the process of working with their marketing team, especially Juan Llerena, has been nothing short of exceptional. The level of communication, responsiveness, and project management exceeded my expectations. It’s rare to find a team that truly listens and understands your business goals, especially when you’re not entirely sure how to articulate them in a marketing context. However, Juan Llerena and his team did just that – they heard me and translated my vision into results.

To Juan Llerena and their entire team: thank you so much for your exceptional work. You’ve not only met my expectations but provided a level of service and results that truly stand out. I look forward to our continued collaboration and am excited to see where your expertise will take my business next.

Lisa Morris-Henry

Founder, Morris-Henry Designs LLC

Juan is very sharp! He took on my web development project and hit homeruns the entire time. He is creative and his ability to articulate my cleaning story was a seamless process.

He was able to listen to my concerns and needs, then turning them into solutions. I highly recommend JLLB Media and their ability to help with your marketing needs.

J.P. Becker


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I had a fantastic experience working with the JLLB Media Marketing Agency. The team’s communication, responsiveness, and project management were top-notch. They made sure I understood the entire process, and their efforts exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend their marketing services to others. Thank you for a job well done!

Sherrilynn Graham

Founder, A Touch Of Love

I am very satisfied with the marketing services provided by JLLB Media, and I am more than happy to share my experience. Working with their team has been a great journey. From the very beginning, I felt valued and supported throughout the entire process. The communication, responsiveness, and project management were top-notch. I truly appreciated the collaborative approach we took. Juan and the team encouraged brainstorming sessions where my ideas were not only heard but also nurtured. I also had the opportunity to work on certain aspects independently, and their guidance and feedback helped me refine my strategies. The marketing services delivered by JLLB Media exceeded my expectations. They not only helped me with the wording and ideas to enhance the awareness of my brand but also taught me valuable marketing basics that I can apply to my business. I feel much more confident now in my marketing strategy and have a clear direction of where to focus my efforts. There were no aspects that fell short of my expectations. The entire experience has been extremely positive, and I’m grateful for the expertise and guidance I received. I would highly recommend JLLB Media’s marketing services to others. Juan and the team have demonstrated their knowledge and dedication, and I believe they can bring significant value to any business seeking to grow and succeed. Thank you, JLLB Media, for helping me take my brand to the next level!

Nikki Massa

Founder, True north yoga

I am very satisfied with the marketing services provided by JLLB Media.

The process of working with their marketing team was excellent, with clear communication, great responsiveness, and effective project management.

The team exceeded my expectations by taking the time to understand my needs and preferences, resulting in a well-structured plan.

I particularly loved the blog post ideas they presented, which were creative and relevant to my business. Every step of the way, they ensured that my expectations were met, and I was impressed by their attention to detail.

I would highly recommend JLLB Media’s marketing services to others. The team’s dedication, creativity, and professionalism truly shine through in their work. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them!

Sarah Steffen

Founder, Dancing Fish Events

“Juan exudes enthusiasm and passion for supporting nonprofits and local communities that carries over into his work.

His efforts have allowed the Vamos! program to grow every year, impacting more students annually, despite the obstacles that the pandemic has posed.

We consider it a privilege to partner with Juan and appreciate the symbiotic relationship we have cultivated with him.”

District 112 Foundation

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JLLB Media Marketing helped us execute our promotional campaign for our relaunched Taco Tour on Lake Street – and in a very, very short timeframe! Juan worked on every detail – from drafting content, to capturing videos, to crafting strategy to encourage people to attend and support our small business clients on Lake Street. He worked quickly, diligently, and creatively to build awareness about this community event. He was extremely enthusiastic about this event and our mission, and it’s evident in his work. He is also receptive to feedback and always looking to have a greater impact in his work.”

Latino Economic Development Center

Development & Communications

“Juan’s strategic planning helped -him successfully manage traditional and digital marketing across our three companies.

Some of his skills, which I believe would benefit your company, include marketing planning, website support & maintenance, social media management & monitoring, Graphic Design, paid advertising campaigns, event marketing and support.

Juan has worked on many projects and has successfully completed them all with his caliber, experience and knowledge. I highly recommend JLLB Media Marketing Agency for all your marketing needs.”

Jessa Theis

Co-Owner / Partner, Mackenthun's Fine Foods

“I am thrilled to share my positive experience working with JLLB Media utilizing their Business and Marketing Consulting Services. From the outset, their team demonstrated a high level of professionalism and attentiveness to my needs. With their extensive expertise in business and marketing, they provided tailored solutions that delivered tangible results.”

Karen Minaya

Founder & Owner, Karen's cleaning services

What our clients have to say

Case Studies

Are you curious about how a nonprofit organization was able to achieve and even surpass their goals? What if we told you that our team played a crucial role in their success? By utilizing our expertise in communication strategy, management, visual design, media relations, and PR efforts, we were able to help organizations not only meet but exceed their objectives. Our innovative and tailored approach allowed us to create a compelling message and effectively reach their target audience, resulting in tangible results for our clients. If you're interested in learning more and how our team can help your organization achieve similar success, keep reading.

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JLLB Media is a Certified Targeted Group Business as a minority owned business enterprise by the State of Minnesota

Ethics, Relationships, and Inclusion: Our Values as a Foundation for Success

“As a trusted strategic multicultural advisor and partner, we bring two decades of valuable global marketing and communication expertise to businesses and non-profits.

We are passionate about creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our proficiency in blending creativity and analytics helps propel brands into the public consciousness. We are united by our dedication to each other, our work, and the outcomes of our efforts.

About our Founder and President

Juan, is a visionary leader with a passion for empowering communities through education and entrepreneurship. He is the driving force behind the Vamos! Scholarship, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to Latino students pursuing their higher education goals. As a member of the Board of Directors at SouthSide Community Health Services, Juan actively works to improve access to healthcare in underserved communities.

In addition to his philanthropic work, Juan is a mentor and advisor at Led by Truth, a nonprofit organization that supports BIPOC small business owners in starting and growing their businesses. He is also a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Vamos! Entrepreneur initiative, which seeks to promote entrepreneurship in underserved communities by providing access to resources and mentorship. Juan’s dedication to empowering communities and creating opportunities for growth and success is an inspiration to all who work with him.

Juan Llerena Business and Marketing Consultant. Founder and Owners of JLLB Media.

Juan Llerena

Business and Marketing Consultant | Founder & President

“At JLLB Media, our vision is to make every small business a local favorite by providing practical, effective marketing that’s easy to understand and implement. We strive to be a partner that businesses trust for growth and community engagement.”

Do you want to boost your business today?

We invite you to contact us today to learn how we can work together to drive results to your business.

We work with nonprofits, small business and startups alike. We will be happy to answer your questions during a complimentary discovery call.

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