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hat-two-sidesHi there. I’m your flip side.


I’m the partner who rescues you from isolation.

The team player who brings fresh thinking to the table.

The voice behind amazing brands.

The strategist who has worked through a billionty contradictory needs and emerged with a grin and a plan.

The client whisperer who speaks directly into the ears of your target audience–whether they’re in-house, B2B or B2C.

Call on me to bridge creative with business for a marketing strategy that works smart . . . and work you’ll be proud of.

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with ideas that resonate both strategically and creatively

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Ninety-Nine Hats happily supplies creative haberdashery to businesses and agencies who are trying to do too much with too little. Why worry when you can add a new hat to the table?

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Back when we were still trying to figure out if the Internet could make money (I know, right???), I was part of one of the first teams ever to create an e-commerce site. Site then, I’ve written dozens of websites and I’ve discovered a few ways to give any small business a leg-up on the competition.

Here’s the first of my new WebWrite series of classes. You’ll find it on Skillshare. I think you’ll be glad you did.


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cindi acker-hein

cindi acker-hein

creative strategist & writer
I love my work: teaming up with awesome creatives. Dreaming up new voices for brands large and small. Breaking the fourth wall. Heck, beating it to smithereens. Welcome to my world.Read more...



  Phone: 1.614.436.4599


"The combination of creative and logical instincts make Cindi a rare commodity."