Build to last.

9thWonder is an ambitious, independent marketing agency composed of diverse thinkers committed to creating not just short-term but long-lasting impact for its clients. We unearth hidden opportunities in marketing in order to create something special that stands the test of time. We bring together a group of diverse minds across offices in Houston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Nha Trang, Vietnam to serve our clients.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2018
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Houston, TX
headquarters
  • 1201 San Jacinto Suite #267
    Houston, TX 77002
    United States
other locations
  • 4228 NORTH CENTRAL EXPY, SUITE 200
    Dallas, TX 75206
    United States
  • 8687 Melrose Ave # G300-9W
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    United States
  • 2882 Wyandot Street
    Denver, CO 80211
    United States
  • 303 SPRING STREET
    New York City, NY 10013
    United States
  • AV. CRAMER 4825
    Buenos Aires 1429
    Argentina
  • 7th floor, VCN Building URBAN VINH DIEM TRUNG
    NHA TRANG 8
    Vietnam

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Full Service Digital for Marketing Agency in Aerospace

“They never fail to surprise me and they always come up with unique solutions I hadn’t thought about.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

9thWonder has been a long-term web service provider for a marketing agency. They’ve provided support for everything from SEO, to SMM and web development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
David Dickerson
Principal, GraceDickerson Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The 9thWonder team are experts in their field. They provide unique solutions and have extensive technical skill. They communicate effectively and have been reliable partners for more than a decade.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and principal of a marketing consultancy that specializes in the aerospace industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 9thWonder?

We do quite a bit of web work for our clients, and we needed a specialist in that area. 9thWonder is our web services provider.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have multiple projects with 9thWonder. We’ve used them several times over the years. We’ve done everything from SEO to building complete websites and social media with them. We typically used WordPress when we design assignments. They also work in Drupal and a few other things as well.

What is the team composition?

It varies between 2–6 people.

How did you come to work with 9thWonder?

We were referred to another team about 10 years ago. We started working with the team and then they were acquired by 9thWonder. It’s the same team, though.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2010 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re excellent. They’re truly subject matter experts. I’m very happy with them. We’ve just started on a brand-new assignment, and they continue to be great partners.

How did 9thWonder perform from a project management standpoint?

They nail their stuff. It’s always ready when they say it will be. We typically email and call to communicate. Since COVID–19, we no longer meet in person. They communicate very well though.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technological expertise. They never fail to surprise me and they always come up with unique solutions I hadn’t thought about.

Are there any areas they could improve?

During the acquisition, there was a bit of difficulty on the accounting side. It isn’t really a criticism; that kind of thing happens.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come to them with what you want to accomplish and let them surprise you with their ideas. Rather than telling them what you want to do, let them show you their options.

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

Branding & Marketing for Retail E-Commerce Site

“We’re excited to launch the company with this brand.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. – Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

9thWonder created a logo and brand guide for a startup. After going through a discovery process and brand workshop, they tested core messaging and developed a roll-out plan.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Owner, Retail E-Commerce Site
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project hasn’t launched yet, third-parties in the industry have been impressed by the brand. 9thWonder delivered high-quality work that tested well. The team was professional and organized, ensuring a smooth collaboration.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of an online collaboration platform to create custom GIFs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 9thWonder?

We were doing startup work with them. We had an idea, a concept, and a name. They helped us with the logo, a full branding book, as well as core messaging for the brand.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There were two elements of the project. First, they did the creation of a logo and the brand guide, including colors and images. Then we went through a full messaging process which included discovery, brand workshop, interviews, research, and ultimately testing of our core messages. Finally, they delivered a roll-out plan.

What is the team composition?

We had a team of 5–6 and a core team of four people. We had a very capable project manager who was our day to day logistical lead, but the head of creative was our primary touchpoint. I also had contact with the CMO because of a previous relationship I had.

How did you come to work with 9thWonder?

I worked with them at another company on another branding and web development project. I had a good experience with them at that point. They’ve evolved as a company, have grown, and have new capabilities, so I was excited to work with them again.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from January–March 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since we’re in the midst of launching, I don’t have any hard metrics yet. I’m also working with another design firm that is building our website, and they tested all of our messaging and imagery, and it tested well. So feedback from independent experts in the field has been very positive, which is reinforcing. Our team is really happy with the work as well. We’re excited to launch the company with this brand.  

How did 9thWonder perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very professional and well-organized. They managed us well and brought us along effectively. We were lucky enough to complete most of our work before COVID-19, so we did most of our collaboration in-person or over email. They do have communication platforms; we just took advantage of being local.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their process is very strong. They learned what we were trying to accomplish and then layered on their creative capability n top of that. We didn’t really know what we wanted, but they were able to use the dialog they had with s to create something that was right, even if we couldn’t verbalize exactly what we wanted at the beginning of the process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Try to articulate what you want to accomplish and then provide feedback along the way. They’re very good at incorporating feedback and creating something even better through an iterative process. They can definitely create something great without a lot of direction, but if you’re an engaged customer, they’re exceptional at bringing out the best solution.

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

Web Development & Maintenance for Law Firm

“I felt like I had a true partner and a true team member in them throughout the entire process.”

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

9thWonder developed a web platform using Kentico Software. After a kickoff meeting, they offered two site designs. The team also helped with blogs and newsletters. They continue to maintain and update the site.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Lindsay Vassar
Marketing Coordinator, Law Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The user-friendly, functional platform effectively showcases the firm’s uniqueness. Flexible and creative, the 9thWonder team has an impressive track record working with clients in a variety of industries. Customers can expect a personable partner that will deliver the results they’re looking for.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing coordinator for a law firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 9thWonder?

We hadn’t had a new website in 10 years. Our existing site was burdensome and difficult to update. It didn’t function well, and we didn’t have a mobile application.

Most businesses need sales platforms with click-throughs, but we don’t operate like normal businesses. We needed a validation tool. Our clients need to be able to come to our website and easily find our attorneys, our information, and the areas that we practice.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

9thWonder not only developed our new website but made sure it showcased our uniqueness as a firm. They built an entire platform using Kentico Software. We didn’t give them much to work off of; we just showed them our old, unattractive website and told them who we were and where we wanted to be. 

We did a kickoff meeting that was several hours long. They walked us through who we are at the core of our company and then, from there, they ran with it. I loved that they came to us with two pitches as far as what the website could look like; they were two very different designs and concepts. They let us choose which direction we wanted to go in.

They really walked us through what our key objectives were. They also worked with us on best practices and making sure the site was as easy as possible for our clients. They helped catch us up by doing new marketing initiatives, like blogs and newsletters, so that we stood out against our competition.

9thWonder still maintains our website. We have a certain number of hours every month that we can use to make changes.

What is the team composition?

I had one account manager throughout the entire process. As certain needs arose, they would bring in specific team members who were working seamlessly in the background. If there needed to be a conversation with that person, our account manager would facilitate that. I occasionally talked with 4–5 people over the course of the development.

How did you come to work with 9thWonder?

We interviewed six firms. I had worked with 9thWonder's owner at a different company, where he was on our board. They had redone our nonprofit website pro bono, and I was really impressed with the work that they did.

I had been at my current company for less than six months when I suggested that we use 9thWonder. They came in and pitched to us. They did a simple survey to find out what we have and who our audience is. 

Their price point stood out, as did their culture; they just fit. Our company is very culturally motivated, and they seemed to get us. They had obviously done their research because they knew more about us than any of the other companies. They knew who we were and where we were going before they even walked in the door. Their presentation really solidified in our team’s mind that they were the right partner. They were also only five minutes up the street, which was convenient for us. They weren’t the cheapest, but they weren’t the most expensive.

How much have you invested with them?

My company spent $55,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The development was from October 2017–July 2018. They continue to maintain the website. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new platform has made it much easier to add content to our website. I can also get information out much quicker, which has helped me tremendously. We’ve had more newsletter subscribers. We’re also getting some of the traditional click rates that we needed, but it’s been more about improving our brand. 

Since launching the site, they’ve been such a great sounding board to make sure that we’re maintaining and updating the site appropriately. I appreciate their partnership tremendously.

How did 9thWonder perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management was really great. From the beginning, they provided a timeline with mile markers. They were really flexible in helping us change those as we needed to expand the deadlines. They very much handheld us through the process because we’re a law firm. They gave us a sample timeline, and we smashed it to pieces because we’re attorneys, and we move slowly sometimes. With end of year being in the middle of the project, we had to take a timeout on work because the attorneys were really busy wrapping things up for clients.

They can definitely do things faster than our timeframe, and they can also take a lot longer. They told me they were working with someone where it took two years to do their website because of what the client wanted. They’re very adaptable. Having one account manager really helped; it was nice to have a seamless process with just one person. We used Excel to track things and Google Docs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was always most impressed with their creativity and ability to understand our industry, which is difficult if you’ve never worked in it. If you look at their portfolio, it’s pretty clear that they’re incredibly talented. It’s really difficult to work in various industries and understand all of them, but they work with everyone, from us — a midsize regional firm — to local restaurants and larger corporations with very technical and complicated businesses. 

They’re able to dive in, understand their client’s needs in a really significant way, and get the outcome that their clients are looking for. They’re incredibly personable as well. They make it so easy to work with them. I felt like I had a true partner and a true team member in them throughout the entire process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Everyone is happy with what we got, but there was just some confusion amongst our attorneys around how the process worked. I don’t know if they or I needed to be better at explaining and guiding. However, it worked out and was completely fine.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t hesitate to rely on them. I spent a substantial amount of time proving to our attorneys that this was the right way. 9thWonder did a lot of research for me to help the team understand why we were doing things the way we were. Don’t hesitate to ask for more information. They’re a great resource and have a lot of really good information. They’re always happy to help and get you on the phone with the right people. They will come in and present. They’re a great partner. Treat them like an internal partner.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price was fair for what we got.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

National Radio Campaign for Broadcast Company

"Their professionalism, dedication, and friendliness impressed us."

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

9thWonder spearheads a broadcast company's national radio campaign. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Rye, New York
Bob O'Connor
Account Director, Broadcast Media Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The advertising campaign garnered favorable feedback from stakeholders. 9thWonder consistently provided great communication, paving way for their output's positive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am an Account Director at a national audio advertising network. I reached out to 9th Wonder in order to work with one of their clients. A client who I felt could benefit from a partnership with my network.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 9thWonder?

My company teamed with 9th Wonder on a national radio campaign.

What were your goals for this project?

To increase sales for 9th Wonder's client via a creative national advertising schedule

SOLUTION

How did you select 9thWonder?

9th Wonder was the agency of record for the company that I was targeting.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

The 9th Wonder team worked with me on a number of ideas designed to maximize the efficiency and scope of their client's campaign. After several meetings and discussions, we arrived upon a plan that met the needs of all parties.

What was the team composition?

I mainly worked with Elyse and Sandra, both are wonderful people!

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We received nothing but positive reviews from the client. The advertising campaign was considered to be a success.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Perfect workflow! They have tremendous communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their professionalism, dedication, and friendliness impressed us. Good job to Elyse, Sandra, and their team!

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

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