About Sonic Local

Lifelong Friends and Co-Founders

Dave Haas and Rob Thomas started a digital marketing business in 1998 and we have been working to help clients grow their businesses for the last 20 years.

We've been best friends since high school, both have families and we are die hard Chicago sports fans (even though my wife likes the Packers).  As a marketing agency, we also understand what it takes to build and grow a small business.  Sonic Local was created so we could pass on our expertise in digital marketing and employ leading edge tools and proven strategies to help businesses compete in their local market.

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Growing Small Businesses

Not every business has the budget for a full time marketing staff or agency.  But we realized that the right software tools and techniques can easily be deployed and quickly accelerate growth. Our solution helps business help build traffic, improve reputation, establish a brand image and generate leads without the need for large budgets.

After refining our software and processes, we developed Sonic Local so we could make it easier, faster and more efficient for more businesses to grow their online presence and a lower cost than typical agency fees.

Client Testimonials

"Thanks for everything.  In all of our consultants and coaches over the past 2 years, you guys are the first team we have actually seen some success.  We are so thrilled to work with you! "

Allison J.

"Love working with Rob. We’ve been trying all sorts of different tactics to gain exposure. TEAM is getting stronger everyday!"

Charlie R.

"I was initially determined to figure it all out. Within 3 weeks I found myself paralyzed by options and hurdles I never saw coming. I messed around for nearly a year with almost nothing to show for it. Very few fans, no site traffic. All I can say is Wow. You made more progress for me in five days than I accomplished in a year."

Simon B.

"I could see you’ve been working so hard to make everything work. We are so grateful to have you in our team. Thanks, Dave, you are the man."

Sterling W

Digital Marketing Expertise

8 years ago we decided to shift our focus toward and help build local small businesses.  We were one of the first 100 companies in the world to become a Certified Digital Marketing Partner, which gave us the resources to help our clients expand.

Our experiencing and training encompasses every major discipline in digital marketing.  The same tools, techniques and training are used by some of the top companies in the world:


Proven Growth in Search & Social Media

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Sonic Local
505 W. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820