Listen. Work Hard. Get Real. Market Smart.

45RPM is a digital marketing agency designed from the ground up to help our customers become more effective digital marketers. We understand how to combine smart ideas, content, design and technology with customer & marketing data to drive more business. It’s our job to develop strategies and deploy campaigns and technologies that will help you grow. We help you understand your customers and design programs that will more effectively connect you with them.

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Washington, DC
headquarters
  • 926 N Street NW, Rear, Studio #3
    Washington, DC 20001
    United States
other locations
  • Varsovia 36
    Mexico City , DIF 06600
    Mexico

Portfolio

Key clients: 

National Geographic, AARP, Starter, Nando's PERi PERi, Dr.Dunner, Early Mountain Vineyards, Food Marketing Institute, Avizia, NewBrandAnalytics, Modus Create, NetAbstraction, Strike Protocols, Tata, mindSHIFT

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Web Design & SMM for Supplement Company

"45RPM was exceptionally good at creating content."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

45RPM led website design and social media marketing for a new range of natural products being launched in the US. They produced videos and created content for Facebook and Instagram.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Switzerland
Robert Bastong
Managing Director, Dr. Dünner
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video was very well-received, with their team doing an excellent job at translating our product to American sensibilities. 45RPM's responsiveness, and ability to create on-time deliverables regardless of any time-zone differences, were hallmarks of their work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there. 

I'm the managing director of Dr. Dünner, a Swiss family company. We manufacture, sell, and market food supplements based on natural ingredients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM? 

Dr. Dunner had been selling one group of food supplements in the US market for quite a number of years. We wanted to launch a whole new range of products, and expand our reach on social media channels. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

45RPM held a couple of strategy meetings to determine the project strategy. We didn't even have our own website at the time. They determined we needed a complete relaunch of the brand by creating website, Facebook, and Instagram content. We shared responsibility for responding to social media comments. They handled general questions on a daily basis. The responsibility for questions in the medicinal area was ours. In addition, 45RPM helped us get started selling our product on Amazon. 

What is the team composition? 

Most of the time we worked directly with Tim (founder, 45RPM). 

How did you come to work with 45RPM? 

We looked at a couple of agencies around Washington, DC, and New York. We put together a short list and contacted our favorites. We had a few meetings and eventually chose 45RPM. As a small company, like working with an agency of the same size. For me, it’s always important to have direct access to the management. 

How much have you invested with them?

In 2018, which was the only full year of the partnership, we spent close to $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

The project took place from June 2017–February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

For every activity, we had at least one KPI attached. It's important to have criteria in place if you spend your company's money. We looked at each social media channel in terms of reach, impressions, and interactions. Some of those KPIs were satisfactory and some were not. I didn't blame 45RPM because we’d just launched our new product and the occasional surprise was to be expected. We had a few pleasant surprises but also a few unpleasant ones. 

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint? 

Their team was excellent. I really liked that we had basically zero waiting time. Given that we’re in Europe and 45RPM is in the US, it can be a bit complicated. However, their response times were spot on. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

45RPM was exceptionally good at creating content. In 2017, they sent a film crew over to Switzerland to produce videos. Their work was excellent. They immediately understood how to portray a Swiss company so it would appeal to the American taste and emotions.  

Are there any areas they could improve? 

There’s nothing they should change. If anything, I wish we could have worked with 45RPM longer. We’re a family company and the family decided to sell the business to another member of the family in Canada. That's the only reason why we stopped our cooperation.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make it clear from the start what you expect and any KPIs. This is up to the agency, but it’s best if the team remains stable. It’s a bad sign if the team is changing every few weeks.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always kept to the schedule and hit deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Cost is always a concern.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Consulting for Media & Entertainment Company

"They are a team of phenomenally talented individuals that separate them from others in the industry."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

45RPM provides consulting support to a variety of projects for a media company. They help create strategic approaches for a range of projects and contribute to developing proof of concepts and pitches.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
United States
Senior VP, Media & Entertainment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement has been well received by internal teammates; the engagement continues due to the positive impact of 45RPM. As a team, they’ve brought unique skill sets and outstanding dedication to the work. Their ability to support a range of project makes them a valuable asset.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior VP of a media company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We hired 45RPM to provide consulting support toward remaining relevant in the content we produce. Our main goal is to create marketing strategies that match our brand and our target audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve used 45RPM for a variety of projects throughout our engagement. We’ve contracted them to consult on our needs ranging from video production to content development. They advise us on the best strategies and approaches for several initiatives. We’ve executed a few proof of concepts and pitches based around their input.

What is the team composition?

The 45RPM team primarily consists of Patrick (Partner & Producer, 45RPM) and Tim (Founder, 45RPM).

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

I’d known Patrick for nearly 15 years. We met on a project, so we have a longstanding professional relationship. I knew that Tim was also very talented, so when Patrick joined 45RPM, I chose them for our needs.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent upwards of $250,000 on our engagement.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began around 2014 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We don’t have any specific metrics that we’re measuring during the engagement, but we have received great positive feedback from our internal team. Based on the work they’ve produced for us, we’re happy with them.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

Our engagement hasn’t called for project management between our teams in that capacity.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are a team of phenomenally talented individuals that separate them from others in the industry. Tim and Patrick are great leaders of the organization. They have a strategic approach that I find inspirational.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of for them to do better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Anyone fortunate enough to be working with 45RPM should be prepared to see amazing results.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Nonprofit

"Our collaboration has been easy and seamless—they always understand my vision."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

45RPM provides video production support to a nonprofit. They’ve created several spots, including commercials and promotional clips, and are currently working on more.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Fredrick, Maryland
Warren Morningstar
Executive Producer, AOPA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have received great feedback from internal teammates and management alike. The continued collaboration with 45RPM is a testament to their dedication and work ethic. As a partner, they continue to meet requirements, beat deadlines and produce work that exceeds expectations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m an executive producer of Aircrafts Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting general aviation and preserving the freedom to fly in the US, outside of commercial airlines and the military.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

Our organization was working to keep a specific airport in California from closing. To do this, we needed to create promotional videos and advertisements that showed the value the location could bring in the future. We think that air taxis will be necessary for inner-city travel eventually, so this airport would be a great asset to keep open. We hired 45RPM to create these videos for us and convey our message to the general public and those involved in politics.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought our ideas to 45RPM, and we workshopped a few options for the videos. After going back and forth a few times, we landed on a final option, and they began production.

We decided to do a mix of animation, green screen, and live action. Their team handled the entire production process, including finding the right actors, locations, and post-production editing. They created a series of spots, and we’re currently working together to create more generic versions to promote our organization as a whole.

What is the team composition?

Patrick (Partner & Producer, 45RPM) is our primary contact. He handles everything for us during the collaboration.

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

Patrick contacted me about collaborating on a project because he has a connection with aviation and had unique ideas. At the time, we didn’t have a need for his team, but after we got to know his background and expertise, we chose them when our project arose.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around November 2018 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The videos haven’t been widely launched to the public yet, so we don’t have any quantitative metrics yet. However, our internal team and leaders of our organization are thrilled with the final products and are continually blown away by the quality.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

45RPM delivers the work on time and within our budget. They keep me fully informed throughout the project. There are never surprises because of our communication. Their quick turnaround time has been great, and they meet tight deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our collaboration has been easy and seamless—they always understand my vision. It is always simple to redirect the project, and 45RPM are enjoyable to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no issues or complaints about our engagement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d highly recommend 45RPM. If your project falls within their area of expertise, they’re going to surpass your expectations.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production and Event Management for Seeding Firm

"They’re deeply involved in creating extra material to help your event look and feel excellent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In addition to managing a YouTube account, 45RPM handles media production at large networking conferences. At the most recent event, they directed the entire AV team and created additional digital content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Ron Biscardi
CEO, Context Capital Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

45RPM’s exceptional videos and effective people management have contributed to the success of each event. Thanks to their organization and efficiency, they’ve been able to respond and deliver outside of normal working hours. Their creativity and insight set them apart from other vendors.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Context Capital Partners, which is the parent company of Context Summit. We organize and facilitate several alternative asset management conferences every year.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We hired 45RPM to guide our media production both at our events and on external platforms like YouTube.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started by creating a YouTube channel for our business, which we used to publish interviews and sessions from our events. They’re responsible for filming, editing, and uploading content to our channel. Our partnership has evolved to include the production of other content at our events, such as panel discussions, keynote speeches, fireside chats, and on-stage interviews.

Last year, they helped us run our largest event yet, facilitating a full day of content. Patrick (Partner, 45RPM) took everyone through a run of show the day before. He walked through each aspect of the flow of the schedule, making sure that the AV folks knew their cues down to the second.

The team also created content for the event, including videos that played between sessions, graphic overlays during interviews, logos and images for the video wall, and information for the screens next to the stage. They used cameras and drones to record video at the event.

What is the team composition?

Patrick is my main point of contact, and he’s usually in charge of the team that they bring to our events. Typically, he’ll bring about four or five other people with him to help capture and edit content.

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

I met them through a mutual connection. I'd initially found another company in LA through a recommendation from a friend, but they were unable to do our event. This person then introduced me to Patrick, and we began our partnership soon after.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent somewhere between $250,000–$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership began in June 2015 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Although we don’t have a formal process set up for measuring impact, I can say that the work they’ve delivered has been truly exceptional. Specifically, the demo reel they created for our last event was extremely well done. They did a fantastic job of coupling powerful music with the movement on the screen. We used the video to kick off the event.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

This is an area where I deal primarily with Patrick, and he’s very organized. He’s been in the business for a long time and knows all the different steps needed to pull off our events. There’s usually a lot of activity between our teams leading up to each event, and Patrick has been critical to the successful execution of our larger conferences. Coordinating people and following schedules is one of 45RPM’s strongest skill sets.

They’ve also consistently met our uploading deadlines. We're always looking to post videos to our YouTube channel within 24–48 hours after filming, and they’ve kept their editing and publishing process within that timeframe.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re incredibly customer focused, and they’ll work extra hours if you’re in a jam and need something turned around quickly. They’re also super creative and very good at understanding what is appealing to audiences. When you’re working with them, they’re not just looking to film and record content. They’re deeply involved in creating extra material to help your event look and feel excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve been working with them since they first started, and, in the early days, turnaround time wasn’t always as fast as I would’ve liked. In recent years, they’ve been able to bring in additional resources to meet aggressive timelines. In the past, I’ve needed to watch their process more closely, but now I’m confident that they’ll deliver what I need when I need it.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You need to make the investment upfront in thinking through the kind of experience you’re trying to create. Nail down the image you want to portray and how that fits in with your brand. Give 45RPM the direction they need to execute the job. If you do this, they'll be able to make your vision a reality.

Also, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that everything can be done right before the event. Block out plenty of time in advance to discuss the event in detail and give your opinions on what they propose for handling various elements. These events can be complicated, so do what you can to make sure that you’re on the same page.

5.0
Overall Score I can’t say enough good things about them. They’re terrific people, and I enjoy working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re inexpensive relative to their peers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Digital Marketing for Cocktail Ingredient Company

“45RPM has successfully improved our online traction, increasing our impressions from social media.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

45RPM provides marketing strategy and support for social media and crowdfunding campaign efforts, including content and video creation. 

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Tory Pratt
Founder, Pratt Standard Cocktail Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

45RPM has made significant progress on the company's crowdfunding efforts, creating content that is already attracting more donors and impressions. From the start, their team has been very receptive to client feedback, timely, and willing to tailor their efforts to best meet project goals.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder of the Pratt Standard Cocktail Company, a classic cocktail ingredient company with products available on Amazon Prime and in over 100 stores in 14 states.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We needed support for our public crowdfunding campaign, as well as social media marketing support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

45RPM provides marketing strategy guidance and content for our social media platforms and crowdfunding campaign. They also developed a video for our Wefunder page, incorporating edits and reshoots as requested from our end. 

What is the team composition? 

I'm in direct contact with a few people, but there's probably about four people working part-time on our account. 

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

My husband connected us. I felt they would be a good strategic partner, given their experience with Amazon and their other marketing expertise. They also invested in our business.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $15,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since around November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

45RPM has successfully improved our online traction, increasing our impressions from social media. It's still too early to report any metrics, but their work has definitely had a positive impact already.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

They've performed very well, listening to our vision and incorporating any feedback we've provided. They've also done a good job of staying on top of tasks and meeting timelines, pushing me for additional information when necessary to ensure we're staying on track. We generally track work on Airtable and also use Dropbox and Google Drive. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They take the time to understand client needs, tailoring their approach to meet those needs without wasting time on any superfluous work. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, but I will say they're a small shop, which is probably why they're able to be so attentive to client needs. As they grow, I'd recommend they don't steer away from that.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to go into the relationship with an idea of project goals and objectives and take advantage of their strategic insights.

4.5
Overall Score This is my first time working with a marketing agency, but they've been amazing partners so far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always meet deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They've been very cost efficient and flexible with payment schedules.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've done an awesome job thus far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They continue to do great work for us and we look forward to more of it.

Website Redesign & Video Production for Software Company

"Their team was a powerful combination of very bright, sophisticated people."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - Sept. 2016
Project summary: 

45RPM designed and developed a new website for a business looking to refresh its image. They provided a range of other services, including video production and various advertising efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Scott Keough
Co-Founder, Contraqer Corp.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos and website were produced in line with expectations. Although some materials could have matched the niche vision more, the videos continue to have a positive impact on the business. As a team, 45RPM was creative, fresh, and professional, bringing a unique perspective to the work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Contraqer Corp. We’re a procurement management SaaS company. Our clients use our services to buy key products for their business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We hired 45RPM to rebuild our website and provide various other services, including video production.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

45RPM designed and developed our new website. To start, they interviewed our clients and gathered interesting, useful information. Their team incorporated this feedback into their process, as well as with some ad buy campaigns. They also ran a few SEO efforts and created 4–5 videos for us.

What is the team composition?

Tim (Founder, 45RPM) was our main contact. He supplied resources both from within and outside his team. Patrick (Partner & Producer, 45RPM) worked with us on the video production aspects of the project.

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

A connection introduced us to 45RPM.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $5,000–$10,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from roughly April–September 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The design and development of the website were executed well; we got exactly what we needed from their team. Sites are always evolving, so we’ll be updating it in the future, but the overall look and feel matched what we envisioned. The videos have been a big hit with our audience. We continue to use them regularly and they’ve stood the test of time.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily spoke through phone calls and email—someone from 45RPM was always available when we needed them. Although some parts of the project were produced a little late, everything was delivered by the end. I attribute some of the delays to growing pains and juggling multiple clients, so I don’t hold those mistakes against them. We valued that they were accountable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team was a powerful combination of very bright, sophisticated people. They were up to date on current practices and trends, which we found impressive. They were fun to be around and we enjoyed working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are a few things that could have improved our engagement. There were some aspects of the content they produced that didn’t fully match our brand. Since we’re in a niche industry, we valued their outside perspective, but the work didn’t fulfill our vision perfectly. A different resource could have helped this part of the process go smoother.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Establish a relationship with Tim, because he’s great to work closely with. Don’t be reluctant to let them know if the work isn’t resonating the way you expected. Being an active client will help you have the best engagement.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Publishing Company

“We’ve received positive reviews about their videos from both internal and external sources.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

45RPM manages the pre-production, production, and post-production of educational and informational videos. They collaborate with the in-house team to understand project goals and deliver finished products.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 5,000 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Operations Manager, Multimedia Publishing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

45RPM is highly responsive and maintains clear lines of communication. They have a well-defined workflow that streamlines video production and results in high-quality end products. Although not all project types match their skill set, they still do good work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the operations manager for a multimedia publishing company. I handle all the media that comes into our organization, including all photos, video, and other media assets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We were producing lots of videos and wanted to hire a partner who could take over the process from start to finish.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

45RPM manages the pre-production, production, and post-production of all our videos. For pre-production, they meet with our internal team to understand what we’re looking for and what we want the final product to cover. They often suggest ideas and offer insights into the logistics and creative aspects of the video. They then go out in the field and capture the footage, using their own crews and equipment. After that, the team edits the video and delivers a final product, which is typically either educational or informational.

What is the team composition?

We have one main point of contact and an overall team of about seven people.

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

They were a referral. After meeting with them, I realized they were attentive and could easily streamline our video production process, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent about $80,000–$90,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We first partnered in October 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They meet our goals and make the impact we want. We’ve received positive reviews about their videos from both internal and external sources.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is extremely communicative and located nearby, so we can stop by and talk in person whenever needed. We also communicate via phone, email, Google Hangouts, and text if there’s a tight deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their pricing is good, and they’re a pleasure to work with. They regularly explain what they’re doing and how it aligns with our goals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t see any ways they could improve. We plan to continue using them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Have a clear idea of what you want, and they’ll be able to execute it.

4.0
Overall Score They’re attentive, communicative, and have good customer service.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit our scheduled deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're a good value for their services and offer competitive prices.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They consistently communicate, and their deliverables meet our standards.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've worked with them a lot, but some project types don't fit their mold.

Branding Guidelines & Rebranding for Cybersecurity Firm

“They’ve done an excellent job of capturing our brand identity and helping us mature.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

45RPM rebranded the company, changing everything from the name to the logo. They’ve worked on various projects, including developing a new site, building slide decks, and producing short videos.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Chantilly, Virginia
Product Manager, Cybersecurity Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

45RPM is extremely communicative, utilizing a vast array of tools to enable communication and enhance project management. They made the company story much more succinct and understandable, and the redesigned website has attracted new clients.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product manager for an early stage network security startup. We provide a range of solutions for identity-protected internet access as well as privacy and security solutions for network communications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 45RPM?

We’d just been accepted into a fintech mentoring program and wanted to mature our brand identity and bolster our marketing materials.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

45RPM has worked on numerous projects, all functioning together as a complete company and product rebrand. They put together our brand guide and even helped us change our company name. We internally developed our logo, but they improved it and made our company message more succinct and relatable.

They also worked on other projects, like building out slide decks, developing a new website, and creating short videos that described our work. We’ve done about six videos and have more slated for the future. They’ve helped us take a serious look at our brand identity and how we present ourselves to the world.

What is the team composition?

We have one main point of contact and work with four others. We initially worked with the principles, and the team’s expanded as our scope of work has grown.

How did you come to work with 45RPM?

They were a referral.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$200,000. The monthly cost increased as their services changed.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in March 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They’ve done an excellent job of capturing our brand identity and helping us mature. They made our brand story much more consumable for our enterprise clients without losing any of the technical value proposition. The website has driven new clients, and the materials have helped grow our sales.

How did 45RPM perform from a project management standpoint?

They have superb project management skills and open lines of communication. We use email, text, phone, and video conferencing to communicate, and they also utilize the Google suite of products.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They take time to listen and understand who we are, where we’ve come from, and what solutions we offer. They also do fantastic video production.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The different time zones have created a few problems, but nothing major.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be open to having a dialogue and be ready to get serious about your brand identity.

5.0
Overall Score I enjoy working with them on a daily basis.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve never had any issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We get high-quality deliverables every time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer