For Those Who Dare To Win | Strategy + Design

Based in Los Angeles, Ad Victorem is a competitive branding and marketing agency that combines award-winning creativity and business strategy for those who:

 

  • Challenge conventions — replace "best practices" with even better ones
  • Challenge assumptions — question "how things have always been done"
  • Challenge market leaders — put the competition on the defensive

If you’re a challenger brand — a startup disrupting the market, a foreign brand expanding in America, or an established company shaking up the status quo — then challenge us with your needs and goals.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • 7083 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    United States
other locations
  • United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
From disruptive startups to industry titans. Our experience includes creative and strategic work for scores of clients, served while working with other agencies, startups, and Fortune 500 corporations.

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Web Dev & Branding for Life Insurance Brokerage Firm

"The quality of their work is very impressive. Our website stands apart from that of similar firms."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - July 2017
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem designed and developed a completely new website through back- and frontend development, in addition to creating new marketing and branding material.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
Owner, Life Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In spite of a three-hour time difference, the Ad Victorem team responded to questions almost immediately. Their experience with large firms easily translated to working with a smaller business and resulted in a high-quality website that stands out from the competition.

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 owner of Aaron Advantage Agency, Inc. We’re a life insurance wholesaler brokerage firm that has been in business for just over 20 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

We needed to update our website, as it hadn’t had a refresh in about 15 years, and were looking for support in rebranding efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Since we were headquartered across the country from each other, our initial meetings—where I introduced the business, what we do, and our project goals—were over the phone. After those first few discussions, they took over creating a completely new website for us. It was a full frontend design and backend development effort based solely on our company and our needs. There was nothing cookie cutter about it.

For the rebranding aspects of the project, they designed and created a new logo, new business cards, and new marketing material.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with Anthony (Principal and Creative Director, Ad Victorem). He works with a team from Ad Victorem but I didn’t interact with them.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I was referred to them by a similar firm I had previously worked with in California.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in April 2017 and was completed in July 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have the solid metrics, but our website does have more traffic, and our clients—financial advisers—are getting much more use out of the tools our new site offers.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

They were professional and responded to any of my questions in a timely manner. I would reach out to them through email, and despite the time difference, they would respond almost immediately. Their project management made the project very easy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their work is very impressive. Our website stands apart from that of similar firms. Anthony has worked for much larger companies and firms on much larger projects, and it translates in the way that he takes large ideas and scales them to meet the needs of his clients, whether that be an individual or family-owned business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They exceeded all of our expectations, so I can’t think of any area where they need improvement.

5.0
Overall Score Based on who recommended me, I had high expectations and Ad Victorem exceeded all of them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They completed the project before the established deadline in their original proposal.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s more than I was used to spending on a website, but what they created was worth the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of their work surpassed anything we expected or had been shown before.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to several similar firms across the country.

UI Design for Real Estate VR App

“I'll be coming back for more work for sure.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem enhanced the frontend design of a gamified augmented reality app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Washington
Barrie Buckner
COO, Futriciti
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ad Victorem translated requirements accurately into striking visuals. Their creativity and commitment to deadlines were impressive and set them up for future collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm COO of a real estate tech firm. We build custom gamified VR and AR apps for buildings.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ad Victorem?

We needed to refresh the look of our base app, so we had Ad Victorem do the UI design for us.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to have a fresh look that was modern yet appealing.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I saw the quality of their work on the internet.

Describe the project in detail.

They did a kick-off call with us to review our ideas and needs. After they delivered the initial design, we did two more rounds of revisions.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We will launch the new version of the app in three weeks, so there are no outcomes to give yet.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was extremely effective. We had no disagreements. They were quite patient with our changes and gave lots of ideas.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed that they hit every deadline, so I was able to deliver to my other teams as promised.

5.0
Overall Score I'll be coming back for more work for sure.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit the deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were on par with industry rates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The design was accurate and creative.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already told a friend and plan to tell more.

Design & Marketing Materials for Niche Media Agency

"I couldn’t be happier with their proactive communication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem provided marketing and design materials for the clients of a small media agency. They helped the agency with presentations and pitches to their clients.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mountain View, California
CEO, Media Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The designs have been elegant, inspirational, and compelling; they also articulate multifaceted messages simply and efficiently. The team is proactively communicative and organized in a seamless process that has exceeded expectations. They excel at implementing visions and working within a budget.

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 chairman and CEO of a niche media agency. We work with large enterprise companies and venture capital firms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

We struggled to communicate complicated high-tech and businesses processes in a straightforward manner. We needed to implement an intuitive and quality result quickly.

For one project, we needed a presentation for a venture capital firm’s sales webinar. The presentation targeted a range of sales stakeholders – from C-suite to junior level – and needed to appeal to the entire audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We leveraged multiple partners’ expertise, including Ad Victorem. We collaborated with the creative director and principal on the final webinar designs. He also designed a graphic for an article and project management and product marketing. We’ve worked under various arrangements, often on a project-by-project basis.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with the creative director.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

One of their past colleagues referred them. Her praise persuaded me.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work started in July 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The webinar designs were very successful; we’ve used them for other presentations. Likewise, the graphic was elegant and communicated several concepts in a small space. The design exceeded our expectations for an inspirational and compelling visual.

Throughout the partnership, the creative director has gone out of his way to realize our goals in a seamless process. Often, they execute designs more elegantly than we could’ve envisioned. His team is not only creative, but also highly communicative.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

I couldn’t be happier with their proactive communication and regular updates. The creative director is very organized; he consistently asks if they’re meeting our expectations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Importantly, the designs convey complex messages while being visually appealing. They easily execute both objectives.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything because they’ve done as well as we could’ve imagined.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Provide detailed specifications; examples also help them better understand the vision.

5.0
Overall Score They’re superstars. I look forward to working with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was very pleased. They came in exactly with what we had discussed.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve been referring them without hesitation.

Design & Branding for Small Web Dev Group

“[T]hey always provide high-quality design work and creatives that really wow the client.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem provides ongoing, long-term design and branding services for a web development agency, working on projects for third party clients. They use Adobe, Illustrator, and InVision for their work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Diran Yanikian
CEO, Dirango
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their designs always satisfy and impress the client when they are presented, through which they display their innovation, storytelling ability, and dynamic energy. They are professional, creative, and dedicated, meeting all deadlines and working hard to continually improve their processes.

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 CEO of Dirango, which is a small web development agency. We work with creative agencies and branding agencies in making their designs a reality by developing websites and offering technical marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

We’re mostly engineers and don’t have any designers or creatives in-house. We were looking for a company that we could partner with for creatives.
We do a lot of work directly for creative agencies, but we get a lot of requests from clients for websites. When we are in that situation, we need a creative partner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve been providing us with creatives from branding, logos, messaging, color palettes, and themes, all the way down to granular web design and responsive design. They do things such as infographics, video editing, and some photography as well.

We’ve built over 200 websites together. My team builds the frontend and Ad Victorem takes care of the design. They use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and recently they have been using Adobe XD. We use InVision for mock-ups and prototyping.

In one of our biggest projects, they provided branding, design, and interactivity for the website. It was a new product so we had to really explain what it does and its benefits. Them team came up with a design for the website that showed the user the product, all without seeing it in person.

What is the team composition?

From their side, we would have at least two or three people including a project manager, creative director, and a production artist.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

Anthony (Creative Director, Ad Victorem) and I worked at a previous agency together. We started this collaboration with him as a freelancer, then as projects grew, we encouraged him to grow his own team. He’s hired more people and trained them over the past few years, then that grew into his agency. We have been working with them ever since.

How much have you invested in them?

The fees are on a project by project basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2014 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I stick with them because they always provide high-quality design work and creatives that really wow the client. Besides the deliverables, they are also part of our pitches and client management. In addition to being creative director, Anthony is a great storyteller. He’s able to paint the company’s picture through his designs.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve never had an issue with communication. They’re always available, no matter how busy they are, and the team is still growing. They have a dedicated project manager who we’re in contact with all day. A lot of the time, they go above and beyond, working late nights if we need to meet a deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s great to put Anthony in front of a client and have him show them what he’s created. He creates a lot of energy in a room when he tells the story of a company’s brand. Once he goes through his slide decks, the owner’s eyes light up, which is amazing to see.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. We have a system where after each project, we have a post-mortem report where we evaluate how we could improve our process for the next project. After working together for about 10 years, we have everything streamlined. We always look for room for improvement internally.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t try to micromanage creative people. Let them free and they will come back with an amazing design. I like to give them creative freedom and they usually provide two options—a conservative design and a more out of the box option. Most of the time, we go with the out of the box option, which is one of the things we like about them.

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

Strategy & Visual Identity for Client of Film Production Company

“The client has been impressed and excited about what they’ve seen so far.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem works on strategy, the digital roadmap, and the visual elements of a brand for a third party client.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Polly Beale
Creative Director, A Very Good Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work so far has been a success, with the client very pleased with the results. The team is an excellent partner, working professionally, responding rapidly to all communication, and displaying a high level of dedication to the project.

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 am the owner, creative director, and head of strategy of A Very Good Agency. We’re an agency involved in both creative strategy and web production. We're specifically geared to work with in nonprofit, political organizations, healthcare, and education space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

We needed strategy and visual identity work for one of our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For every project we do, we bring together specific experts and partners. For the specific project we are working on now, our client is a large educational institute that has never done any proper marketing. Because it is a large bureaucratic organization, it is light years behind where it should be in terms of understanding strategy messaging, but particularly it’s digital project. We needed Ad Victorem’s experience in that area.

We tend to work in a very collaborative way with our teams. We create the kickoff, our strategy, and organize the projects. Ad Victorem helped us define the strategy, the digital roadmap, and the visual elements of the brand, then executed the creatives.

What is the team composition?

Anthony (Creative Director, Ad Victorem) is my main point of contact, and he has a project manager who coordinates everything. He also partners with a developer.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I had worked with Anthony before when I was creative director of an agency. I was really impressed by him. He’s a pleasure to have around and is really responsive. I often find partners don’t have a strategic mindset, but Anthony and his team most definitely do.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent slightly over $10,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them on this project in January 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client has been impressed and excited about what they’ve seen so far.
Ad Victorem is very responsive to feedback. They can form a relationship with the client, which we appreciate in our partners. They’ve developed a trusting relationship, both with us and our client. It’s been mutually beneficial and satisfactory.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager is incredibly responsive, to the point where I can email them late in the evening, which isn’t something I usually like to do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very responsive and organized. We’re running multiple projects and they understand that. Anthony is just fantastic.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re not based in same office so they sometimes require further explanations about visual work. Generally, however, we’re quite attuned to each other and have a similar approach to creatives.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

A very collaborative approach is helpful. They’re incredibly professional and intelligent, and can explain what they do in simple terms without blinding you with science. They want to help you succeed, so treat them as a real partner.

4.5
Overall Score We have a lot of people we could work with, but we choose people very carefully, and Anthony makes it to the top every time.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We only work with the best and he is one of the best.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev & Rebranding for Insurance Wholesale Company

“I won’t go with any other website company because of how seamless Ad Victorem is to deal with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem led a rebranding initiative, redeveloped a website, and identified a target market to increase online traffic and conversion. The platform now acts as the foundation for all marketing strategies.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Westlake Village, California
Ben Espanto
Head of Marketing
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Conversion, profitability, and content engagement are all up by 25% as a result of Ad Victorem’s adept design and UX capabilities. Their autonomous approach and effective communication bolstered their ability to deliver functionality without sacrificing customer appeal.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Cavalier Associates provides products and services for individuals selling insurance, but we’re more of an insurance wholesaler. I’m head of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

The company brought me in to revamp their entire marketing department—infrastructure, marketing automation, email marketing, strategy, and content marketing. One of their major issues was that their marketing platform had a weak online presence. Their website was at least 5–10 years old and they weren’t utilizing it as a source for leads or business.

I wanted to make sure that we were leaving a good footprint on the web because that was our online storefront. We needed a fresh look.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We didn’t do a full rebrand, but we did add some style and elements to the existing logo. We basically rebuilt the website from the ground up and then used the platform to enhance our content marketing strategy. We also created an accompanying blog as a major driver for site traffic and conversion. They used WordPress and PHP to build the website.

They also helped us understand our target market, which includes individuals between 55–65 years old. I wanted to make the site look better, but also wanted to make sure that it was accessible from both a functionality and UX standpoint. We’ve accomplished our goal of making the website intuitive for that specific age group.

What is the team composition?

I dealt with Anthony (Creative Director & Principal, Ad Victorem) directly. I also had a hands-on experience with his main developer who helped deal with all the logistical aspects around coding. They really guided me through the whole process, which is one of the reasons I always go back to them.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I’d worked with Anthony at many companies in the past, so there was no question about who I was going to call.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $10,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from September 2016 until February 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Anthony played a huge role in terms of freshening up our look, updating our brand, and increasing our conversion rates and profitability by 25%. Engagement with our content has increased by at least 25% as well. It’s relatively new and I’m still trying to come up with more ways to leverage our updated branding. The fact that I still have a job proves how happy the company is with Ad Victorem’s involvement. I’ve used the website as inspiration for every single strategy.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

Being tasked with rebuilding an entire marketing department consumed a lot of my time. I didn’t have the capacity to deal with an agency who needed me to guide them and manage the whole project.

There was almost a clairvoyance between Anthony and I. He was really easy to communicate with and his team had their own project manager. They hit all the deadlines. I only asked them to provide proofs, but they took it a step further by asking for approval before moving forward. I won’t go with any other website company because of how seamless Ad Victorem is to deal with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Anthony really takes the time to understand your objectives and goals. He creates something that’s eye-catching but functional. The end product has become intrinsic to our marketing process. He takes the extra time to build a strategy around the principal and customers. He makes sure that the journey is congruent with what the company wants to attain.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

There are tons of web companies out there who focus on design and who will fulfill a task you ask of them. Ad Victorem’s core competencies are in design and UX. Anthony comes from a traditional marketing background. If you’re looking for someone to make your brand and company look pretty, their company may not be the best match.

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

Marketing & Web Design for Juice Cleanse Company

“They’re really professional and very responsive when I have a question.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem developed branding and design for flyers and for use in the renovation of an existing website. The Shopify website enables users to place orders online and schedule delivery. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Jack Jones
Owner, Press Brothers Juicery
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite working with budget limitations and an existing website, Ad Victorem’s work resulted in a professionally designed website and customer satisfaction. Their gift for understanding their customers’ needs and preferences evolved into additional work and an ongoing partnership.

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 owner and co-founder of Press Brothers Juicery. It’s a juice company and customers can order juice cleanses online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

I needed to update my current website and create marketing material for the company. The original website was built internally, but as the company grew, we needed a professional company that knows what they’re doing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

He helped a create a flyer that I needed and updated and designed the landing webpage. They made the marketing material match the website and updated how the website worked. They would have liked to build the website from the ground up and not have to deal with how I built it, but I didn’t have the money to start from scratch, so it was great that they were able to work with what I had.

They helped me set up the website, so customers can select the quantity and day and time they want their delivery and that is integrated into Shopify, which notifies us that we received an order. They also helped me set up a drip email that goes out once a customer purchases something.

I also had a new project for a company I started called Press Pops, which is the juice made into popsicles. They helped me come up with the packaging and the look of that brand as well. They’re in control from the ground up with the website for this company.

Every time something comes up, I go back to them with my new idea and my new marketing plan. I just opened a new flagship store, which opened up some other ideas that I want to bring to life. It’s an ongoing relationship now.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with Anthony (Founder, Ad Victorem). He talks to the web designer who does all the backend work. Anthony is usually my main contact, but if it’s a website tweak, I can go directly to the web designer and he gets right onto it.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I looked at a couple of companies, and Anthony was a referral through a mutual friend. We matched up well and I decided to go with Anthony.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2015 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m very happy with their work. He elevated the design and made the website look professional, despite dealing with our previous site.

The Press Pops look and brand he came up with is really cool. They came up with two looks and both of them were awesome, but one was closer to what the Press Brothers brand is. We were able to easily choose one, which was great.

It’s easier working with them now because they’ve been doing it this whole time. They know what we want, the look we like, and what we’re going for.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

There were never any surprises because they came up with the proposal, cost, and timeline ahead of time. I knew what I was getting into.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really professional and very responsive when I have a question. They’re honest and get back to me right away.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. Everything has been great.

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, SMM & Web Design for Wearable Fitness Ring

"The main feedback I hear ... is 'sexy.' People really love how they stepped outside of the norm."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2016 -Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem led the branding and design of digital elements for a wearable fitness tracker, including the website and social media content. Ongoing social media maintenance rounds out the engagement.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
David Sperry
Founder, Mutant Unicorn
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The look and feel of Ad Victorem’s brand design earns high marks and makes it stand apart from others in the wearables space. The team’s superior work ethic and responsiveness are hallmarks of their high-quality output.

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 am the principal and founder of Mutant Unicorn, a digital and creative agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

My client was looking to establish the digital presence for their product, the Motiv Ring, which is a fitness tracker you wear on your finger. The wearables space is really crowded. They were looking to stand out in a bold way and to be considered a premium product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped me create all of the branding. We worked on the mark and all of the digital presence including web design and social media collateral.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, a creative director, a lead designer, and a couple of junior designers.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I’ve worked with one of the principals at Ad Victorem for almost a decade so I know their skill set and capabilities. I talked to 6–8 other agencies while scoping out the project but realized I should go with a firm I knew and trusted. I also thought they would be a perfect fit for the client’s aesthetic.

How much have you invested with them?

Including everything they worked on, a ballpark estimate is $100,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The majority of the work took place from February 2016–January 2017. I still have them on retainer for ongoing social media content and maintenance for Motiv.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The main feedback I hear about the Motiv brand is "sexy.” People really love how they stepped outside of the norm in terms of the color palette and use of textures. Our approach is not what they're used to seeing in the wearable space, which is exactly the differentiation that the client wanted. I'm very happy with the overall package and continue to work with Ad Victorem because of their excellent work.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is very responsive. We work together seamlessly because they're so similar to my crew. We're always working and they’re always available, which is super important. That's one of the main reasons we continue to work with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The Ad Victorem team is willing to grind until they get it right, which is something I value tremendously.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They've been great so I’d have a hard time being critical.

5.0
Overall Score I wouldn't continue to work with them they weren’t a 5.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You can always get a lower cost but you can't get better value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Creative Consulting for Video Production Company

"Anthony brings a lot of passion to the partnership."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem provides technical and creative services for video production projects. Logistical planning complements consulting on casting, graphics, and marketing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Ara Soudjian
Owner, Friendly Filmworks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Passionate collaboration has garnered multiple industry awards and positive reviews in major national publications. Customers can expect high levels of dedication and creativity.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Ad Victorem is a production company that works in the following areas: corporate videos, transit videos, government projects, music videos, and television sizzles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

I’ve worked with Anthony, the owner, for over 6 years prior to him running Ad Victorem. He’s served in an agency role by providing creative direction for various projects. These responsibilities include technical support, logistics, and casting.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve collaborated on projects for tech companies, PR firms, transit, and music videos. Anthony always assumes multiple responsibilities, consulting in areas such as graphics and animation. His services include the preproduction, production, and post-production stages.

What is the team composition?

I solely work with Anthony, but I’ve also interacted with at least two others on his team.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I found Anthony through a reference while he was working at another company. I didn’t conduct a formal search with other candidates, but wanted someone whose working style and attitude complemented my own. Our partnership has continued with Ad Victorem.

How much have you invested with them?

Budgets for individual projects vary and depend on the client. [CONFIDENTIAL]

What is the status of this engagement?

Work with Ad Victorem started May 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Anthony and I have won multiple industry awards for our projects. We also received positive press in major national publications. One review highly complemented a product’s branding and marketing, which I credit to Anthony’s work.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

He’s excellent. Anthony is always on time and communicates openly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Anthony brings a lot of passion to the partnership, often staying up late at night. Occasionally, I get email at 3am or 4am from him.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Research the company and its people before starting the engagement. The right dynamic between client and vendor is key for success. Referrals are also ideal in selecting the right person or company.

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

Outsourced Marketing & Design for Communicatons & PR Firm

"We’ve been extremely satisfied with their work on this project, and the client has valued their expertise and originality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ad Victorem developed and designed a promotional website using Wordpress, and built custom microsites. They provided various marketing and branding services such as managing social media, producing videos, and running digital campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Burbank, California
Marketing Director, Communicatons & PR FIrm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their professional, creative work style not only made them enjoyable to work with, but also resulted in portfolio growth for the client. They were responsive, flexible, and timely. Their ability to utilize modern design esthetics and communication tools was impressive.

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 director of a communications and PR firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ad Victorem?

One of our clients was facing unique challenges positioning themselves in a Southern California market, and we didn’t have the team to help them with their specific needs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We reached out to them to help us with the client’s business by building their brand identity and reputation in three Southern California regions: Orange County, LA, and San Diego. They helped us build messaging and positioning framework. They developed and designed a lead generation promotional website using WordPress, and they also built custom microsites.

Other services they helped with included: working on digital campaigns, emailing marketing newsletters, managing social media, and producing videos. We produced about a dozen videos marketing the client’s specific properties and brand. We’ve also worked together on smaller projects for other accounts, and even on internal business development. They’ve helped us with proposals and pitch decks, and are a great resource for us.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Anthony [Principal and Main Creative Director, Ad Victorem] in addition to other graphic designers and junior designers, copywriters, programmers, and strategists. A couple of their project managers were involved in the project as well.

How did you come to work with Ad Victorem?

I’ve known Anthony for years. We were first introduced when he worked at another agency, but since then he has ventured out on his own. He’s one of the first people I contact when I have a new project because we love working with him. He always brings new ideas to the table, which is why we have called on him for such varied work.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around $20,000—$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work for this client started in 2009, and we are still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been extremely satisfied with their work on this project, and the client has valued their expertise and originality. They’ve noticed the added value Anthony and his team bring to the project through their own ideas and suggestions. They really push the boundaries of what is possible, and as a result the client’s portfolio has grown. Although it's hard to determine the exact growth statistic for their property portfolio, about 98% of their rental capacity has been met, which is outstanding.

How did Ad Victorem perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re highly responsive and responsible, and Anthony’s professionalism and creativity make him enjoyable to work with. We’ve gone to them with last minute requests, yet his team has always fulfilled them. Despite occasionally cutting it close to the deadline, they’ve still been able to deliver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility in regards to the types of communication and project management tools they use is unique, and something that I haven’t found when working with other creative professionals. They use newer programs like Trello, Asana, and Google docs. Their capacity to utilize new tools and design esthetics sets their team apart.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Everything has been great for the projects we’ve worked on.

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