July 2021

Best Direct Marketing Services

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Direct marketing is any form of marketing that involves direct communication to individual consumers. The opposite of direct marketing is general advertising, which uses third-party platforms to deliver mass-messages.

The most important aspect to consider when choosing a direct marketing company is who your business's customers are. If a business’s customers are mostly young people who spend time online, hiring a direct marketing services provider with a background in email or direct digital marketing makes sense. On the other hand, businesses targeting customers who do not spend as much time online should look into agencies with experience in more traditional marketing like producing physical mail.

To help you get started finding and hiring a top direct marketing company, we created a list of some of the best agencies from around the world. Browse work portfolios, reviews, and case studies to research which direct marketing services to connect with. After you create a shortlist of your top 5 direct marketing services, visit their website and schedule an intro call to learn more.

List of the Top Direct Marketing Companies

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Hayward, CA

    With over a billion pieces of mail sent, Gunderson Direct is one of the most experienced and trusted direct marketing agencies in America. They provide clients like AAA and One Medical everything needed for a successful campaign like strategy, design, and execution.

    Online job board platform ZipRecruiter hired Gunderson Direct to manage their direct marketing channel in hopes of attracting more employers to post on their site. Their work was successful in driving their direct marketing spend to have a high ROI and become their most successful marketing channel. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Direct Marketing
    Direct Marketing Solutions for...

    Direct Marketing Solutions for...

    ZipRecruiter is a job posting, placement and recruitment marketplace. They take part in a significant amount of marketing to attract employers to post jobs on their site, so they wanted a partner to help with their direct...
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    Direct Marketing Solutions for...

    Direct Marketing Solutions for...

    One Medical is a health care service company based in San Francisco. The challenge for Gunderson Direct was to increase response rates and reduce costs. The Gunderson Direct team built new direct mailing strategies for...
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    Direct Marketing Solution for...

    Direct Marketing Solution for...

      Person Capital is a financial services firm in California, USA that was looking for new ways to reach their target audience through direct mail services. To address the problem, Gunderson Direct provided direct mail...
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    ZipRecruiter

    ZipRecruiter

  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Walnut Creek, CA

    This established direct marketing company counts major brands among their clients. Based in California, PropeloMedia brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    One client creates products for customers around the world. They turned to PropeloMedia for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. PropeloMedia delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Direct Marketing
    • 25% Other Digital Marketing
    Significant Donor Acquisition...

    Significant Donor Acquisition...

    Holiday appeal campaign generated over 1,000 donors and nearly $250k in donations. Holiday season is the primary season for donor cultivation so we developed a 3-pronged approach focusing on bringing recent donors back...
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    Non-Profit Marketing for Calico

    Non-Profit Marketing for Calico

    Summer Erickson is a Marketing Advisor for the non-profit Calico that helps achieve justice and healing for abused children. The Calico team set an ambitious fundraising goal for the 2020 holiday season, and Summer shares...
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    Customer Modeling Identifies...

    Customer Modeling Identifies...

    Using a proprietary customer modeling with over 1,500 unique data attributes we identified key underlying attributes to define the ideal future clients.  Pilot program was a huge success and led to a larger lead...
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    3x Improvement with Omni-Channel...

    3x Improvement with Omni-Channel...

    By combining offline and online media that was targeted on the same target audience we were able to generate a 3x increase on marketing return.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sheridan, WY

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Weldlogic, but Leadist.io is a web design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This California-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Leadist.io helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for IV Oasis. Leadist.io helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Direct Marketing
    • 20% Email Marketing
    We deliver high level handshakes

    We deliver high level handshakes

    We've helped our clients prospect & secure qualified meetings with top decision makers at Barclay's Center, SpaceX, Comcast, PayPal, Bloomberg, Rangers Football Club, and more. We take a hyper targeted approach to...
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    36 Hot Leads for Google X...

    36 Hot Leads for Google X...

    Just a month into our cold email campaigns for Helix RE, the first company to emerge out of the Google X incubator, they had 36 qualified leads that converted to meetings. We're continuing to pivot and provide exactly...
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    31 Hot Leads for an LED Light...

    31 Hot Leads for an LED Light...

    This messaging was delivered via four email sequences that were augmented with 5 A/B tests, ultimately reaching over 2,400 potential clients. With a 40% open rate and a whopping 73% response rate, the end result was 31...
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    30 Qualified Leads for Biotech SaaS

    30 Qualified Leads for Biotech SaaS

    The result was a bespoke strategy which was designed to target medical device companies in the US and across Europe while customizing the messaging using unique data points about each prospect. 2131 prospective clients...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alpharetta, GA

    What do Ford and SodaStream have in common? They’ve both turned to Franchise Marketing Systems for branding expertise. This Georgia based agency was founded in 2009 and has already made major waves with branding for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Avendelle Assisted Living launched a platform targeting new tenants, Franchise Marketing Systems analyzed the entirety of their content to refine their brand story, create key visuals and design a system that would bring together all elements of the Avendelle brand. The campaign was a huge success and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Business Consulting
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Magic Bubbles Pressure Washing...

    Magic Bubbles Pressure Washing...

    Magic Bubbles Pressure Washing franchise is a service franchise system that was developed with Franchise Marketing Systems in 2015.  The system expanded to almost 20 units primarily in the Southeastern U.S....
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    Avendelle Assisted Living...

    Avendelle Assisted Living...

    Avendelle Assisted Living Franchise is the leader in residential property senior facility development for small to mid-sized homes.  Avendelle specializes in creating cozy and resident-centric facilities which are...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Laguna Hills, CA

    With a passion for both strategy and design, XPromos Marketing Mastery has provided direct marketing work for clients like Sage Software. Based in California, XPromos Marketing Mastery brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Moen was just a brand looking to make a bigger impact, XPromos Marketing Mastery crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by XPromos Marketing Mastery designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 25% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Email Marketing
    • 25% Other
    XPROMOS Game Changing Marketing...

    XPROMOS Game Changing Marketing...

    This quick video recaps XPROMOS' history of innovation, through its campaigns that made significant impact for clients and industries.
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    Sage Be The Driver

    Sage Be The Driver

    To drive webcast registrations, XPROMOS created a bucket list sweepstakes, offering winners a chance to drive an exotic car on the open road at their annual conference. The program nearly doubled the number of expected...
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    Stremicks Take Your Team to...

    Stremicks Take Your Team to...

    Local Southern California brand Stremicks struggled to hold shelf space against major national competitors in the Organic Milk category.We created their marketing umbrella, declaring local, family-owned Stremicks as the...
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    Farmer John Supports California...

    Farmer John Supports California...

    To reinforce their legacy as a local thriving member of the Southern California community, XPROMOS developed a California Lifestyle branding campaign for Farmer John with the California State Parks. The comprehensive...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Batesmeron Sweet Design is a branding design agency based in Chicago whose past clients include Chicago Flower and Garden Show and many more significant brands across multiple markets. What sets them apart is their ability to deliver brand identity design that doesn’t just look good—it actually delivers on key performance indicators to help brands drive real growth.

    One of Batesmeron Sweet Design’s most recent successes comes from their work for Dustless, who sought them out in need of branding that would help them improve their brand’s unique voice. Batesmeron Sweet Design gave them the resources and expertise to confidently improve their brand presentation, resulting in lasting effects on their bottom line.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 25% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Web Design
    Planthology Sales Program &...

    Planthology Sales Program &...

    Pacific Plug & Liner is world renowned as a top supplier of groundbreaking, specialty plug and liner plants. And despite their wide array of offerings, that reputation for unique products prevented growers from taking...
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    CT Mechanical Branding,...

    CT Mechanical Branding,...

    CT Mechanical is a no-filter, woman-owned and managed group of mechanical contractors and people pleasers. They came to us full of vision and attitude but shy on brand identity. With their words, "We Service the f*#&...
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    Cloudbakers Rebrand

    Cloudbakers Rebrand

    Cloudbakers is a cloud migration and adoption consultancy. Established in 2010, they work with clients to take them from legacy technology to a customized cloudsetup of their choosing, then show them the ropes of how to...
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    Gallant website

    Gallant website

    Gallant Building Solutions had gone through a rebrand with BatesMeron. We learned very early on that everything about Gallant was "Building Heroes," and that they were, in fact, the anti-contractor. We needed to create a...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    Encinitas, CA

    With experience working for various Fortune 500 companies, CC Capital Group offers affordable voice service solutions to clients. Other than voice services, the firm also provides direct marketing and business consulting assistance for clients ranging from small firms to enterprises, using direct marketing tactics such as telemarketing.

    As an example of their work, CC Capital Group provided their services to DocuPop. The firm’s COO  explained in a video testimony his positive experience working with CC Capital Group.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Voice Services
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 10% HR Consulting & Outsourcing
    • 10% Other
    DocuPop

    DocuPop

    Testimonial from our client Brian Blackburn, COO of DocuPop. 
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    IPNY partners with clients to solve their brand-growth challenges and drive their bottom-line results to push them forward with purpose. Their client portfolio is made up mostly of small to mid-sized businesses in industries like non-profit, finance, and healthcare.

     

    One fo their standout portfolio pieces was helping e-trade with their direct marketing after they moved away from their iconic baby campaigns. They developed over 40 variations of creative email units in record time that stuck out among users and caused applications to surge.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 20% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Branding
    • 35% Other
    Who's the hero behind the mask?

    Who's the hero behind the mask?

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Who’s The Hero Behind The Mask? initiative was designed by Dana-Farber and IPNY to celebrate all Dana-Farber frontliners via social media channels.  Open to the general public as...
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    Change the World

    Change the World

    CHALLENGE: One of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the world, Dana-Farber’s discoveries have transformed the cancer treatment landscape for 72 years. Yet outside New England, top-of-mind awareness...
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    E*Trade: Shorten the distance...

    E*Trade: Shorten the distance...

    CHALLENGE: Stimulate new account momentum for E*TRADE by finding a different way to communicate with the active trader. Ethnographic research showed that the answer was the importance of the E*TRADE platform’s superior...
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    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    CHALLENGE: The world of personal injury law is full of come-ons from less than professional lawyers promising large cash settlements to those who have suffered accidents due to negligence.Research showed that at the time...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Baltimore, MD

    Building brands for companies, Orange Element grows the ideas and connections between a brand and its audience. They provide branding, web design, and direct marketing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of financial services, education, and nonprofit.

    As an example of their work, Orange Element once partnered with First Home Mortgage. Orange Element was tasked to rebrand the firm into a consistent identity that would be used for marketing collateral.

    SERVICES
    • 34% Branding
    • 33% Direct Marketing
    • 33% Web Design
    Longstanding Partnership

    Longstanding Partnership

    Our work with OneMain Financial, one of the largest personal lending companies in the US, has been ongoing since 2003. Throughout our partnership, our efforts have supported a wide range of marketing campaigns and...
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    Mortgage Lending Rebrand

    Mortgage Lending Rebrand

    Preparing for growth FirstHome Mortgage called on Orange Element ahead of schedule. As the business prepared for regional expansion, a need was identified to ensure the brand would be able to keep pace, maintain...
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    Chaney Enterprises Rebrand

    Chaney Enterprises Rebrand

    Maintaining a Trusted BrandChaney has spent over 50 years establishing its name and stellar reputation. So we knew that the challenge would be to find a way to update, polish and strengthen their brand while maintaining...
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    Branding a new kind of coworking...

    Branding a new kind of coworking...

    A New Coworking ConceptThe Brick Companies came to us to help create a name and identity for their new coworking spaces. We began with a series of initial meetings where we learned about the business plan and asked...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Aubrey, TX

    Leveraging media buying discounts and campaign analytics, DX Media Direct gets their clients the maximum return on their advertising investments. They specialize in search engine optimization in industries like business services, healthcare, and education. 

     

    One of their standout portfolio items was producing a commercial for Vista College. DX Media Direct used interviews to tell personal stories that highlighted the institution's biggest selling points through an authentic and engaging format. 

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 30% Media Planning & Buying
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Commercial for Dia Dental

    Commercial for Dia Dental

    Television advertisement produced by DX Media Direct for Dia Dental.
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    Dia Dental

    Dia Dental

    Television spots produced by DX Media Direct for TAKL and Vista College.
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    TV Campaign for TAKL

    TV Campaign for TAKL

    DX Media Direct produced this new 30 second TV spot for the TAKL app. We also placed media nationwide, measured results and refined their campaign for maximum results weekly.
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    TAKL Kathie Lee Gifford

    TAKL Kathie Lee Gifford

  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    L'viv, Ukraine

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Before Hello to bring their direct marketing needs to the next level. Based in Ukraine, Before Hello was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Before Hello provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Email Marketing
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 20% Voice Services
    • 20% Other
    Redman Technology

    Redman Technology

    The Client  - Redman Technology Industry - Real Estate Redman Technology is a leading software company specializing in the Real Estate industry. The Redman team empowers their customers by providing such...
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    Mindsett Security

    Mindsett Security

    The Client  - Mindsett Security Industry - Consulting Mindsett Security is a company based in Germany, which mainly focuses on information assets value and security awareness. The Mindsett Security team is...
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    ARshow

    ARshow

    The Client - ARshow Industry - Startup Being extremely innovative, ARshow created a know-how digital solution for furniture shops which totally simplified the shopping procedure. The application allows customers to...
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    Logistics SEO

    Logistics SEO

    The Client - Logistics SEO Industry - Marketing Logistics SEO provides qualitative search engine optimization services, including: high-ranking placements in Google search and Google maps, paid advertisement on...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Miami, FL

    This established automotive branding company counts major brands like Chevrolet and Volvo among their clients. Based in Miami, Nuro brings a bright and impactful approach to each branding project they take on.

    Chrysler creates luxury, highly stylish vehicles that sell in markets around the world. They turned to Nuro for a focused branding campaign that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Nuro Marketing delivered with highly modern and striking branding designed to make an impact in the automotive industry.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Advertising
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Other
    Mitsubishi

    Mitsubishi

    Deliverables: A complete overhaul. We implemented a BDC center from the ground up at this location. phone system restructure, branding/ website optimization, SEO & PPC, implemented social media, print media...
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    Volvo Cars

    Volvo Cars

    Deliverables: phone system restructure, branding/ website optimization, SEO & PPC, implemented social media, print media – target mailers, stationary/ business cards, video production, event display materials...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    A Willing Participant has provided advertising solutions for huge names like Accelerate Institute as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Chicago-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Deloro Wear Solutions needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to A Willing Participant. A Willing Participant completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 20% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Branding
    • 40% Other
    Annual Report

    Annual Report

    This award-winning design came about because of the great photography that was available for use—these are actual “day in the life” candid photos from the school that is affiliated with Accelerate Institute. 
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    Informational/pre-meeting Brochure

    Informational/pre-meeting Brochure

    Breaking through the clutter is no easy task when it comes to getting the attention of meeting planners. So the team at AWP decided to keep things aspirational and to the point—essentially, even the sky is no limit when...
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    Consumer Acquisition Campaign

    Consumer Acquisition Campaign

    Credit cards are a part of every day life to the point where they’re easy to take for granted. AWP needed to develop a card campaign that fit the Nissan brand perfectly and showcased the advantages of having a Nissan...
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    Corporate Profile Video

    Corporate Profile Video

    Shot in just over 2 days, we had to tell the story of the Filtration Group and how they're making the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place.
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Bandwidth Marketing Group clients include Guaranteed Rate and Grubhub, and they specialize in providing design-centric branding expertise for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Bandwidth Marketing Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago in 2005.

    When Ticketsnow needed a complete overhaul of their brand messaging, voice and overall visual design, they turned to Bandwidth Marketing Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their branding more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15% Web Design
    • 40% Other
    Gore

    Gore

    BRAND CAMPAIGN INCLUDING TRADE SHOW DISPLAY, TRADE PRINT, DIRECT MAIL Built on awareness and innovation of GORE-TEX parent company to brand a new division in PharmBio manufacturing filters, membranes, and other plastic...
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    Ticketsnow

    Ticketsnow

    INTEREST BUILDING EVENT TO INCREASE BRAND AWARENESS AND BUILD CUSTOMER DATABASE We gained buzz and brand presence in a key market, by promotionally leveraging the US Open ticketing relationship.  By reaping the...
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    ServSafe

    ServSafe

    BRAND CAMPAIGN INCLUDING TRADE PRINT & SLICKS, DIRECT MAIL, COLLATERAL Built a new look for the oldest restaurant server training programs in U.S. that helped to gain presence and generate pride, externally...
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    GrubHub #GrubLove

    GrubHub #GrubLove

    TRADE & CONSUMER CAMPAIGN INCLUDING IN-STORE & ONLINE PROMOTION Delivered super-simple social media/in-store promotion to grow GrubHub business efforts by developing a restaurant network partner program....
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Houston, TX

    Adit helps their clients make it to the top of their industries through digital marketing that delivers increased brand recognition and qualified leads. Their all-star team of marketers specializes in pay per clicks, search engine optimization and e-commerce development. 

     

    Recently they were hired by local Calgary business Dry Eye Care to increase patient bookings by redesigning their website. Combining a new keyword strategy with highly targeted campaign ads, Adit helped their business jump to the front of Google searches and while driving online bookings from 0 to over 50 a month. 

    SERVICES
    • 25% Search Engine Optimization
    • 15% Pay Per Click
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 50% Other
    SEO and Marketing for Eyedeology

    SEO and Marketing for Eyedeology

    Eyedeology aspired to become the leading Dry Eye Clinic in Calgary. They came to Adit looking for a firm that could not only fill their patient list but also establish Eyedeology as the leader in dry eye care. The Adit...
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    My Optometrist Calgary

    My Optometrist Calgary

    KidsU

    KidsU

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