Word-of-mouth since 2002

Tribal Core provides web strategy and online marketing for businesses that value social responsibility, philanthropy and community. For web design in Ventura, Santa Barbara and beyond, we partner with top-tier WordPress development firms.

If you are ready to take your business to the next level, we can help with consulting, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and social media services designed to be cost-effective and measurable.

Hi, I’m Tyler Suchman, founder of Tribal Core. I started consulting in 2002, when mobile content provider Moviso, where I was Head of Content Production, was acquired by Vivendi Universal. Previously, I created the New Media department for Miles Copeland’s group of companies, including ARK21 Records and Firstars Artist Management (Sting, Keith Urban, Belinda Carlisle). Prior to that, I produced morning-drive time radio at KMPC-LA while getting a B.A. in History and Communications at UCLA.

My wife, AliSun, and I have been digital nomads since 2012. We currently live at Meditation Mount in Ojai, CA, where we lead meditations and I do the web stuff. Living at the Mount supports my personal practice and inspires the work I do with spiritual organizations around the world, including The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation and The Findhorn Foundation.

I’m also partner/co-founder of long tail web developer Organic Health For All, Inc. and founded numerous Ojai websites, including community blog The Ojai Post. I was a founding Director of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, and founder of Towngiving, Inc., a 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating sustainability for non-profit organizations at the local level.

I was named one of the 2007 Top 40 Under 40 by the Pacific Coast Business Times, way back when I was eligible for such honors. I frequently speak on web strategy, marketing, WordPress and working on the road.

Pepperdine University
Graziadio School of Business and Management

Guest Lecturer

California Lutheran
University

Guest Lecturer

Ventura County
Community Foundation

Faculty

who is in your tribal core?

Tribal Core makes the connection between technology and community.
Around every business, every artist, every great idea sprouts a tribal core. Your tribal core is the loyal group of advocates that is developed by providing quality content and superior service.

The members of the tribal core are engaged beyond most clients, customers or fans: they spread the word because they believe in you and what you are all about. Tribal Core makes the connection between technology and community – finding, building and nurturing your tribal core.

strategy: identify and build your tribal core

We help you focus on who you need to reach, and how to reach them.
Identify your target audience, customers and clients. We help you focus on who you need to reach, and how to reach them. A well-executed campaign combining elements of search engine optimization, business blogging, inbound link program, affiliate program, targeted pay-per-click and offline advertising will result in exposure and traffic from the right crowd.

Build your tribal core. Collect information in creative ways: newsletters, surveys, contests, white papers, free music. Communicate with these people, offering them content, products and service commensurate with their value to you and importance to the success of your enterprise.

community: nurturing your advocates

People that are treated with respect become the very foundation of your growing business.
Nurture your advocates. Know all your best customers by name. Provide above-and-beyond incentives and surprises to the tribal core. A small business may invite the best clients down for a Friday afternoon barbecue or an evening of live jazz. A band may offer a full-length show available for free download to street team members. A retail site may offer added incentives to the best affiliates. The people that are well cultivated and treated with respect become the very foundation of your growing business.

technology: form follows function

The technology you select and deploy should always be selected with your goals in mind.
On a macro level, technology is the great enabler of community, communication and commerce. Your fans, customers, clients and advocates are out there – technology enables you to find them, help them find you, and build an ongoing relationship.

On a nuts-and-bolts level, the technology you select and deploy should always be selected with your goals in mind. Technology works best when its transparent, allowing a visitor to get what they need quickly and efficiently.

serving ventura county, santa barbara county and beyond

Tribal Core is located in Ventura County, CA, serving business in the tri-counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo) and beyond. Whether you are looking for Ventura internet marketing, Santa Barbara web design or Sarajevo social media, get in touch.