Hi, my name is Brian Downard.


I am the Founder of BD Ventures, an online marketing consulting company. We help entrepreneurs and business leaders get the advice, tools and resources they need to dominate online marketing.


I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 16 years old. From designing and selling t-shirts to developing iPhone apps for Marriott hotels, I’ve learned more difficult lessons than I could count.


My goal is to share those lessons with you and breakdown what’s working (and not working) for me and my clients so you can cut years off of your learning curve and fast forward your business.



Brian Downard

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I’ve got nothing against “influencers” but let’s be honest, most people can’t relate to that.


I’m grateful that I don’t have to “fake it ’til I make it” but you’ll never find me pretending to be some huge guru or posting superficial photos on Instagram.


I’m just a hard-working guy who LOVES marketing, entrepreneurship and creating awesome stuff. I’m here to share everything I learn on my journey and you can guarantee we’re both going to learn a lot along the way!


When I’m not hustling you’ll find me biking, hiking or drinking a cold cerveza by my grill in Palos Verdes, CA with my beautiful girlfriend (and puppy doctor) Angie, and our 2 furry children, Biggie and Bentley.


I’d love to hear from you so please don’t hesitate to contact me using my contact page or on Twitter.


Doug Sanicola

Founder & President, Outdoor Elegance

Brian Downard is an outstanding person. Not only will he go the extra mile he does it with care. If you have him work on a project you will be guaranteed that it will be the best. Using a combination of eBooks and email, Brian helped increase our sales by 14% in the last 6 months.


Debbie Talianko

Owner, Talianko Design Group LLC.

We have been working with Brian’s company for over two years. He is always on the cutting edge of new technology and internet marketing. I love Brian’s ability to try new methods and to stay on top of their results. Brian has helped us to understand our target market better and to zero in on what is important to our business as well as the well being of our clients. I never worry with Brian as part of my team.


Leisa McCollister

Marketing Director, O.W. Lee

Brian helped us bring our website up to date in a timely and affordable manner. His team not only built the new website, but helped us define what we wanted and mapped a plan to get there. Now we get many compliments on our website and the traffic is WAY up!


Tom Kay

VP Client Services, Helm and Sons Amusements

Brian has done an outstanding job of introducing us to the concept of inbound marketing and how significantly different it is compared to traditional marketing. We are transitioning our marketing efforts to the inbound model and have already seen great results.


Vanessa Sah

Marketing Director, Residence Inn Marriott Anaheim

Brian has been a joy to work with in developing the Residence Inn Anaheim mobile app. Because these products are fairly new to the hospitality industry, our property’s app design & content went through numerous revisions. Brian patiently listened to our evolving needs & goals, quickly modifying the product with enthusiasm & an open mind. I highly recommend Brian’s services.