Aaron Means, CEO

aaronmeansAaron Wesley Means is a communication specialist, with more than a decade as a business coach, leading entrepreneur and internet marketer.  He graduated from Arizona State University in 1997 with a B.A. in Communication. During completion of that degree, he contributed to multiple intercultural communication courses traveling throughout the UK and Ireland. Aaron’s leadership in “Engagement Marketing”  has made him a sought-after consultant and presenter to private organizations and major conferences.

Matthew Means, Creative Director

matthewmeansMatthew Means graduated from The Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC in 2002 with a B.A. in Graphic Design. He has worked as a senior designer for a variety of technology companies as well as freelancing for clients ranging from goverment-funded organizations to small businesses. A specialist in corporate identity development, Matthew also creates custom websites and eCommerce solutions characterized by a refined design sensibility.


Is your site built well? Is it positioned well? Does it properly represent your company and mission? Are you looking for more than a cookie-cutter template that dictates its functionality to YOU? If you were opening your business on main street, would you hang a blank or confusing sign to attract customers? Or settle for lower cost just to “get by”? This is essentially the decision you’ve made when you DON’T have an effective online brand and website supporting your business.

Websites are a dime a dozen. Make that a penny a dozen. Today’s market demands your site to be clean, fresh, engaging, exciting, and professional. That kind of experience comes from having a designer, not simply a “website builder”. ACTIVATE provides only top quality design for your web presence. Our design leadership come from the prestigious Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Checkout the stunning gallery of recent work at Means-Design.com

In an effort to be financially conservative, millions of business owners have “settled” for a status quo, templated approach to their website. You don’t have to anymore. ACTIVATE meets you in the middle, providing top-shelf web presence at an affordable “micro-agency” rate that pays YOU dividends in your business. We’ve proven this by working with entrepreneurs, small business, celebrities, and national non-profit organizations. Enjoy reviewing some examples at Means-Design.com


The world of web-based sales has changed the game forever, especially after the experiences of 2020. How competent is your online sales presence? ACTIVATE can build you an ecommerce system that fits your needs, while providing room for growth. We custom-tailor each shopping cart to deliver the most effective experience for your target consumer, ensuring you see appropriate revenue from your investment.

Graphic Design & Branding

Breaking through with image and concept is everything when it comes to branding… and branding is crucial to setting yourself apart from the “white noise” of your competitors. Are you looking for a business identity and branding breakthrough? What does your current branding communicate? Does it share what you wish it to, or does it actually communicate a different message… perhaps even a message you don’t want to give? Let us help you ACTIVATE your business’ true identity. Here are some examples of the top-shelf design ACTIVATE produces Means-Design.com

Email Marketing

We are leading strategists and coaches in the world of email marketing. Activate has helped hundreds of businesses with successful email marketing campaigns. With the advent of mobile devices, there is no limit to the benefits of leveraging the most powerful tool online today: the inbox.

How do you know we are an expert?
You’ll notice that we don’t just “do” – we TEACH. We spend a few days each month working with Chambers of Commerce, Business Groups, and organizations to help provide vital education to the most important questions about how to master the marketplace.

Social Media Marketing

ACTIVATE’s Social Media experience spans years and industries. Finding a blend of authentic engagement marketing techniques and a bottom line income building strategy is the key to our success. From simple content marketing to laser targeted paid social campaigns and remarketing, we’ve got you covered.


PODCASTS have become the biggest new trend in getting your business “voice” heard. The up close and personal feel, combined with the convenience of subscribing once and having notifications dripped to a mobile device, create an opportunity for your company’s brand to have a presence in people’s daily lives like never before. ACTIVATE has been helping produce and publish Podcasts for a variety of clients, and we are ready to help you bring yours into the marketplace and grow your listener base.