What others are saying about J.R. Atkins & Something Different Companies:

“Social Marketing is misunderstood by many, yet clearly beyond the tipping point of relevance as Malcolm Gladwell would say. J.R. is at the forefront of this and has helped me and many others better understand the power of social networking. I encourage you to reach out to J.R. to learn more. He is at the leading edge of sales and marketing today through the use of social networking, education based marketing.”

J.R. Atkins speaks on why companies should use Social MediaJeff Gutknecht, Central US Sales Manager, Eagle Test Systems

“J.R. presented a very thoughtful and complete approach on using social media to connect with clients, prospects, and networking in general to our professional sales staff. Our staff, which is composed with very senior experienced sales professionals found his insights useful. We have begun adopting many of J.R.s recommendations in our daily business practices.”

Carl Schulz, Principal Consultant, Delta Corporate Services

“J.R. is an incredible resource on business networking. I consulted him on how to form a networking group amongst a local alumni chapter. He shared tips on how to succeed including a suggestion of how to use social media to market and organize the group. I hit the ground running with his ideas and have since seen success.”
Dustin Baucom,Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed
“J.R. has an amazing ability to identify solutions in the world around him. I have had the pleasure of watching him work in both a social and business environment. In both instances he happily finds ways to help the people around him. He works harder than anyone I know to connect people and donate his time/energy. I would endorse J.R. for any position that required hard work, building a network, a positive attitude, and a sincere willingness to help others.”
University of Pheonix Dallas Campus MBA Graduate
John Hetzel, Managing Partner, Cadence Financial Advisors


“J.R. is one of the people you should know! He has a wealth of knowledge and willing to help when and if possible. His energy and enthusiasm toward life really show through in his work. It’s a pleasure working with him through the MTBC. I look forward to exploring the use of social media sites to grow businesses and helping our business community understand “Groundswell”.”

Julie Alexander, Director of Communications, The Metroplex Technology Business Council

“Thanks to J.R. for his expertise on social media and volunteer time, our Team Members realized the importance and usefulness of social media tools (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter). I would definitely recommend attending one of J.R.’s many social media presentations”

Megan Lapham, Chief Operations Officer, Healthcare Art Consulting

“I have had the pleasure of knowing J.R. for several years and have worked with him in various volunteer capacities in industry and professional associations. J.R. is energetic and committed and believes in making a contribution to his profession and the community.”

Tanis Cornell, CSE, EVP Sales & Marketing, PhaseWare, Inc

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