Last updated: Mar 2023
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Founded in 1986, Elevato is an industry leader in digital-first solutions. What started as a web development company, evolved into a team of digital marketing and engineering experts on a mission to create premium solutions for the client’s digital presence. Through the combination of talented individuals, abundant resources, and in-depth knowledge, we are able to handle any web-based project. From backend development to paid media ads, design, multimedia, and everything in between, Elevato excels at ALL THINGS WEB. At Elevato,…
We are a full-service ROI-led digital marketing agency with over 13 years of experience. With a strong team of over 90 people, we provide an array of digital marketing services such as Digital Marketing Strategy, B2B Lead Gen, Search Engine Optimization, UI and Design, Web and App Development, Paid Marketing, Social Media Management, Content Strategy, and Content Development. We are a strong team of digital marketers, strategists, designers and technologists with a passion to build digital experiences spanning through the…
Creative designers, seasoned developers, marketing professionals and business consultants with a mutual passion to elevate businesses in order to ultimately increase revenues.
Why Choose Today’s Local Media? We started small with a simple idea. Put customer service first and always treat local business owners with honesty. Since 2011, our team has helped hundreds of clients across America grow their business. Today’s Local Media is a digital marketing agency serving customers nationwide. Our mission is to drive new leads to small & medium sized businesses, but over time we have grown to serve larger companies too. If you own or work for a small…
Brian is the founder and head auditor for House of Search, a search marketing audit company based in Orange County, CA. He has been a part of the search marketing industry for over 15 years. He cut his teeth managing search campaigns for Yahoo! back in 2005 for clients like the NHL and Equifax. He dove head-first into SEO in 2008 doing SEO work for UCLA and Disney Shopping. In 2008 he performed his first SEO Audit using an audit…
Search Nurture is a full-stack digital marketing agency offering expertise across all digital channels, including organic search, content development, paid search, and social ads, as well as retail marketing with various prominent retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, and Instacart. We specialize in driving growth for B2B SaaS and eCommerce companies. This sub-specialization allows us to offer marketing services hand-tailored to meet the specific needs of these industries rather than a more generic paint-by-numbers approach. This means your marketing dollars go further,…
RankHammer was founded by a pair of long time digital marketing professionals who met working in one of the most challenging verticals for SEO. Steve came from a background of engineering and big brand marketing, while Nathan had experience in programming and big advertising agencies. The unique combination of the leadership team has allowed them to bring strategic solutions to businesses of all sizes as well as implement them. We specialize in challenging problems with a technical component, particularly where…
Organic Media Group is a content focused SEO and link building agency based out of San Diego, California. Our goal is to generate organic traffic growth that results in an ROI as quickly as possible. We achieve this through a combination of technical on-site SEO fixes, link building, and new content for your site. We have experience across all niches and have worked with large brands like State Farm Insurance and Reuters, as well as small local businesses. We are…
Are you looking for an ROI focused digital marketing agency to help take your company to the next level? For the past 10 years, our team has been working in the digital marketing industry helping companies small and large develop and execute SEO, content marketing and pay per click advertising strategies that have helped them grow by double digits. Our managing partner, Jordan, started his career at the age of 15 when he launched his first online business selling ebooks….
SEOteric is a search-first digital marketing agency that evolved from our roots as an SEO firm. Founded in 2009, we specialize in creating marketing strategies for businesses to engage with customers by leveraging SEO, PPC advertising, social media, email, and websites. Our team has two main divisions of Marketing Operations and Website Operations. Our Marketing Operations team manages the digital marketing strategies for our clients and the Website Operations team handles website design, development, hosting, and technical support. Each client…
At Weeping Willow Creations we believe in the fundamental art of storytelling and how stories connect us as humans. Every brand, every company and every business has a story to tell. We work with you to capture that story and connect with your customers and clients. We believe that your branding does not only have to be beautiful but that through connecting to the heart of your company and brand, we can open up a world of possibilities. Upon starting…
fuze32 Marketing is an all-in-one marketing agency that provides custom marketing campaigns designed to meet your company goals. fuze32 is a full-service advertising agency from concept to completion. We work as a team to fully understand your goals and industry, do the research to verify our strategy, and together determine which strategic and creative ideas will work best for you. We have experience coordinating fully integrated marketing campaigns. Success requires strategy, consistency, data-tracking, and a results-oriented approach. Clients we work…
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Prioritize agencies who have experience with the channel or channels you need help with. If you have multiple needs, we recommend prioritizing a full service firm who can do all channels as opposed to hiring individual agencies or contractors for each channel. This will reduce the number of providers you have to contact as well as the management overhead once they are hired.
Note - at Credo we match you with providers from our network who both fit your marketing channel needs and have experience with your type of business (SaaS, Ecommerce, etc). Where possible, we also match you with providers who have experience in your industry.
We recommend speaking with multiple agencies to verify that they have the experience you require and that you like speaking with them. Culture fit between you and your agency is the unspoken factor we find that determines if an engagement will be successful. We then recommend that you conduct longer strategy sessions (about an hour) with 2-4 agencies to dive deeper on your needs with their team.
Note - Credo schedules the initial discovery calls for you with agencies from our network.
Once you’ve gone deeper with 2-4 agencies, ask for proposals that you can review that include scope, timeline, cost, and terms. We recommend that you use our Agency Reviewer resource to make it easier. Some agencies may have a separate contract with terms and conditions, which is fine.
Once you receive proposals, you can negotiate back with agencies. The most common things to negotiate back on are scope and timeline. If ideal budget is above your ability to pay, see if you can reduce the scope to get the project within budget while understanding the tradeoffs.
Finally, make a decision about who to work with and commit for a period of time that is long enough to know if you’re able to get results but not so long that it traps you into something that isn’t working. We recommend that you agree to at minimum a 3 month contract, and ideally a 6 month contract with a three month out.
Make sure healthy expectations are set and your agency fully understands your objectives. The best results are created when you have alignment with your agency around your business goals.
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