Director of Training, Host of Creator's Block Podcast, 10+ Years of Project Management Experience
September 1st, 2020
Top digital marketing agencies
When IMPACT was founded in 2009, we entered a heavily competitive marketing space but proceeded to carve out a niche working with many HubSpot-specific customers (and earning our top spot of Partner of the Year in both 2017 and 2018).
Instead of outsourcing all of your digital sales and marketing efforts to us, we now strive to coach and train your internal team members to execute on best practices internally so you can be the one to truly own your success.
Part of IMPACT’s purpose is to grow businesses and we will always strive to do that, even if that means you will grow your business by working with someone else.
To us, growing businesses is holistic. We aim to help improve your traffic, your revenue, your team, and your company culture. For the sake of this article though, I’m equating growing businesses to growing traffic and revenue, as that is what most company leaders are looking to do first and foremost.
We know we’re not the right match for every company, so below, we have provided an unbiased list of the top digital marketing agencies that focus on growing businesses (in alphabetical order).
Phelps, who developed a love of SEO during his college years, realized that transparency and integrity were hard to come by in the marketing agency world so he decided to create his own company with building trust at the center of its mission.
When a skincare company approached Big Leap for help after some negative media, the agency was able to overhaul their website, content, and targeted keywords to reposition the brand in buyers’ eyes.
“They've significantly improved our ranking on Google in previously challenging markets...Other agencies we've worked with haven't been able to budge our online position, so we're very happy with the results thus far. It's helping our leadership team overcome issues involving prospective employees or purchasers of our products." — Director of Digital Marketing, Skincare Company
Janine Lyman from Indexic, Inc. credits her company’s success metrics to her BluLeadz team:
“Every encounter I've had with the Bluleadz team has surpassed my expectations. The business impact they've had has been remarkable as well as continuously going the extra mile without being prompted to. They present themselves as true partners not "just another marketing agency".
BOP Design started in 2008 as a website design firm in California but has since grown to include additional services. Now, they classify themselves as a B2B agency, specializing in marketing and branding.
Tiffany Sauder left her corporate financial analyst job back in 2006 to start Element Three (E3) and has since grown the company to be one of the largest marketing firms in the Midwest.
The team particularly is talented in branding and creative, which was a skill they used when working with luxury boat manufacturer Boston Whaler.
With E3, Boston Whaler wanted to update their website, with a special focus given to their digital “Build Your Whaler” tool.
The Element Three team “modernized the look and feel of the website by adding lifestyle and product imagery throughout the site, and created a responsive design to improve user experience across all devices.
To solve a major pain point for both dealers and consumers, Element Three upgraded the “Build
Your Whaler” boat-building tool, creating a 3D experience that allows users to see their boat from different views. The team added the option for users to download a PDF of the boat, email the information, share the boat on social media, or contact a dealer after using the tool to encourage content sharing and generate new leads for Boston Whaler.”
“Overall, traffic increased 99.06%, “Have A Dealer Contact Me” SQL form submissions increased by 130%, and “Request a Quote” SQL form submissions increased by 1245.45%.”
“Since the implementation of Ignite Visibility's campaigns, stakeholders have seen a 100% increase in traffic as well as an improvement in qualified leads by over 60%. Along the way, the team was highly adaptive, versatile, and organized.”
Though Jacob Tyler’s portfolio consists of big brand names like The Four Seasons and Health.gov, the nearly 20-year old company does not discriminate against who they work with based on company size.
Founder Les Kollegian explains that when he was first establishing his company, he “wanted Jacob Tyler to be the Kenneth Cole of graphic design” by providing great customer experience and top-quality products at a reasonable price.
“Jacob Tyler created a brand new website and built application software to attract and lead more students to apply and enroll in a university study abroad program.
Jacob Tyler’s new website resulted in immediate positive feedback and an almost 30% increase in applications. Their personal attention and ability to listen to the client’s needs and respond thoughtfully were most notable.”
“Since the beginning of the partnership, email subscriptions have grown by more than 1500 subscribers. E-commerce sales have increased by 1957%, revenue is up by 2128%, and the average sale is up by 8.3%. Conversion rates are up by 0.64% as well.”
“We've been working with New Breed for about six months. Their performance throughout has been excellent, and having worked for and with many agencies, I can honestly say the folks at New Breed are the best. I recently went on paternity leave and upon returning I was very impressed with how New Breed had continued to assist my team in a very professional, data-driven manner while I was gone.
They've been an excellent consultative team of experts to work with while assisting us in attracting new visitors, leads, and improving our systems internally. Thanks to the work they've been able to complete alongside my team, I can start to focus on other areas of our business to continue our growth.”
According to Clutch.co, “Storm Brain is a digital agency specializing in digital marketing campaigns, brand strategy, design, web and e-commerce development, as well as services related to the implementation of creative marketing strategy.”
Their services may seem like a little bit of everything but Storm Brain seems to do a great job of coordinating multiple strategies to drive results for their clients.
“Our search engine ranking has increased dramatically since Storm Brain refined our digital marketing strategies. We have also noticed a 30% increase in site traffic and a significant improvement in conversion. Although they were unfamiliar with our industry, they completely understood our business needs and how to solve them. They generated a ton of creative solutions within our first meeting.”
As an employee-owned agency, it’s safe to say Weidert Group has a stake in your success. The company prides itself on working with those in “complex industries,” such as industrial manufacturing, insurance, and financing.
Earlier this year, Alan S from Pumptec, Inc shared his experience in working with Weidert Group.
“After interviewing several marketing firms to elevate our marketing efforts, create and implement an inbound marketing strategy, and reinvent our website, Pumptec selected Weidert to lead these efforts. Simply stated, we could not be happier with our decision.
Weidert is everything any company could want in a business partner. Notably, their project team’s communication and consultation with Pumptec’s own team is excellent and we truly believe they are 110% invested in wanting to understand Pumptec’s needs and deliver the finest product possible to Pumptec. Indeed, our sense is that while Weidert may be a for-profit company, helping other companies succeed and being proud of what they have done for their clients is just as important, if not more so.”
What they specialize in:
Strategy and training
Content and PR
Growth driven design
Email and marketing automation
How to choose which digital marketing agency is best for your growth-driven business
Now that we’ve gone through the top digital marketing agencies for growth-driven businesses, I’m sure your next question is “OK, what next?”
I highly recommend looking into each of the agencies above to determine if their services align with your needs.
From there, you should then connect with the few remaining agencies to determine whose processes and methodology you most align with.
Do you want a partner that you can pick up the phone and call at any hour of the day? Do you want to be able to establish your marketing strategy on your own and have someone execute it for you?
Think critically about how much ownership and involvement you want your team to have in your digital sales and marketing efforts. Knowing your preferences will help ensure you choose the best digital marketing agency for your business.
We’d love to connect with you if you’re unsure of how much ownership your team can (or should) take.