Pay Per Click Marketing Agency

AgencyPPC is located in Northbrook, IL with notable clients across the US. They have developed a proven track record of driving 7-8 figure improvement across Search and Social channels for their clients.

With a strong pedigree in search advertising (PPC), their services also include high-impact SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, and high converting Website/Landing Page Design.

Companies and agencies often partner with AgencyPPC to advise on complex analytics issues or campaign friction that other firms could not successfully resolve.

 
$1,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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Northbrook, IL
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Facebook Ad Campaign for Innovative Stroller Startup

"I’m most impressed with AgencyPPC’s broad base of experience and knowledge."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AgencyPPC was hired by a jogging stroller manufacturer to spearhead their digital marketing efforts. The team works on Facebook ads, creating new content and identifying key audiences, among other services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Wichita, Kansas
Mike Dresher
Founder & CEO, JogAlong Stroller LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since partnering with AgencyPPC, the manufacturer’s customer acquisition costs have lowered substantially, while their customer base has grown. Internal stakeholders are pleased with the team’s services, highlighting their professionalism, communication, and industry expertise.

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 JogAlong Stroller, LLC. We make the world’s only jogging stroller that lets you move your arms while you’re running.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AgencyPPC?

As a startup, we were trying to find a way to grow our potential customer database. We weren’t large enough to have an in-house digital marketing team, so we found AgencyPPC.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In our partnership with AgencyPPC, we opted for the majority of our budget to go towards Facebook ads. They’ve helped us set them up, sometimes generating new content and other times helping us repurpose old content. They’ve also really helped us to refine our audience.

After some research, AgencyPPC helped us conclude that our space is pretty competitive within PPC, which is something we appreciated. We figured out our main goal should be to build up our database and brand and get our name out there. 

What is the team composition?

I work with Geoff (Director of Digital Strategy) and Maria (Digital Marketing Manager).

How did you come to work with AgencyPPC?

AgencyPPC was recommended to me by a contact who’d worked with them in the past. I gave Geoff a call, and we started on some small projects. Things went well, so we decided to partner together.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before we partnered with AgencyPPC, our customer acquisition cost was in the $4-$5 range, and now they have us down to under $1, and it’s all been scalable. Additionally, they’ve really helped me grow my database in a short amount ime. 

Currently, we’re running a campaign to raise capital for the business, and AgencyPPC has been instrumental in helping us identify the right audiences to target on Facebook.

I also really appreciate that they’re big proponents of trying and testing ideas. It’s been a very collaborative experience and their methodology is impressive.

How did AgencyPPC perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been excellent. I never have to call and chase after them; everything’s done on time. It’s been very positive to know I don’t have to worry about them.

In terms of communication, we mainly keep in touch over phone calls and emails.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m most impressed with AgencyPPC’s broad base of experience and knowledge. They came into the engagement and were able to understand what our company needed to be successful. They’ve worked with such a wide range of clients that they understand the market and knew exactly how to help our company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s no perfect agency out there, but whenever anything’s come up, they’re available by phone or email. It’s hard for me to say that there were areas they neglected. I don’t have any big negatives.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give yourself enough time that you can run plenty of tests at the beginning. They have to do their research and figure out what’s going to be a good fit for you.

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

PPC for Sports Lifestyle Nutrition Brand

"They are experts in every aspect of their craft."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AgencyPPC provided paid advertising services for a lifestyle sports nutrition brand. the team created and implemented PPC campaigns via Google Ads.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Adam Kossoff
VP of Marketing, Lifestyle Supplement Brand
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After only two months, the client saw an increase in revenue, meeting the goals and expectations of the internal team. AgencyPPC provides monthly reporting to ensure both teams are on the same page throughout the process. The team is professional, hard-working, and creative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the VP of Marketing for the first, lifestyle sports nutrition brand, GHOST.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AgencyPPC, and what were your goals?

We brought AgencyPPC in to manage and execute our entire Google Ads strategy. It was important to realize a strong ROAS along with the ability to show scale with new customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

We decided to go with AgencyPPC due to their professionalism, track record, and honest and transparent approach. We also saw them interacting with quite a bit of small businesses in Facebook Groups - they genuinely wanted to help everyone.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and campaigns.

Our engagement began with a deep onboarding call, and a couple of weeks of discovery and set-up with the AgencyPPC team. It wasn't overly intensive, and set expectations clearly. Their team came prepared every meeting and was easy to work with.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

Two. Geoff, the Director of Digital Strategy. Maria, Digital Marketing Manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

In just two months of working together, we've hit our best revenue month with less than average spend, and implemented proper reporting and tracking for greater transparency.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

They've provided reports on a monthly basis, and have provided prompt responses to emails at all times.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

They really are SO good at what they do. They are experts in every aspect of their craft.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

No.

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

SEO & Social Media Ads for Financial Firm

"They understand the nuances and complexities of our business and help us navigate our goals."

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

AgencyPPC is providing SEO efforts for a financial firm including Google Ads and social media paid ads as well. Their work includes keyword research, ads set up, progress tracking, reporting, and more.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Ruthie Casey
Marketing Associate, Cresset
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AgencyPPC's work has helped the client connect with investors and raise millions through digital leads. They have good project management skills and meet weekly using a variety of communication methods. Remaining available, the team is extremely responsive and working as a strategic partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead the marketing team at a financial firm. I'm responsible for our national organic and paid campaigns.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AgencyPPC?

We initially hired AgencyPPC to help with our website's SEO. That project grew into an ongoing relationship as PPC runs all our Google and social media paid ads.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to improve our digital leads. AgencyPPC has helped up connect to investors across the country that may not have known of us otherwise and we have raise over $30-50 million through digital leads AgencyPPC has brought in.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was not involved in the beginning of our relationship with AgencyPPC so I cannot speak to this process.

Describe the project in detail.

We have worked with AgencyPPC on many projects. Geoff and Maria listen to our business needs and help us come up with the best tactics to reach our goals. They chat through which keywords make the most sense to target and are very collaborative throughout the process. They set up all our ads, track progress, suggest data-driven changes throughout the campaign, and help us with any reporting needs we may have.

What was the team composition?

Geoff is the owner of AgencyPPC and is very involved in our account. I speak with Geoff at least 2x/week. His team-member, Maria, also works very closely on our account. Both Geoff and Maria have been a huge part to our success on the marketing team and also very knowledgeable and helpful with other adhoc questions I have (even when they are unrelated to our account). They are very much strategic partners and more than just a vendor that provides a service.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

AgencyPPC has helped up connect to investors across the country that may not have known of us otherwise and we have raise over $30-50 million through digital leads AgencyPPC has brought in.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Geoff and Maria are always extremely responsive and available. We meet weekly and use Zoom, email, phone, etc.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Unlike other vendors, AgencyPPC is truly a strategic partner. They understand the nuances and complexities of our business and help us navigate our goals and understand the business's needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A. I have 0 complaints.

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
    100% yes. Couldn't recommend more.

Multiple SEO & PPC Projects for Growth Agency

"AgencyPPC will work hard to be the best partner for your needs."

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

AgencyPPC provides SEO and PPC support and resource to a growth marketing agency’s client engagements. They create and manage PPC accounts, lead keyword research, and make recommendations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Owner/CEO, Growth Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients of AgencyPPC have seen 40% growth in organic traffic, 25% more ROAS, and twice as many clicks in 1–4 months. The team works well as a partner agency, using screensharing, Slack, and data to maximize transparency and accessibility. Their diligence and integrity stand out.

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 CEO of a growth marketing agency. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AgencyPPC?

We operate in the same spaces as AgencyPPC, so we lean on them for additional one-off projects that require their SEO and PPC talents.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked with AgencyPPC across a number of projects. The first engagement we had together was running project management and analytics around SEO for a publicly-traded company’s 4,000-page website. Our team handled the website—which needed a revamp—while theirs provided extra hands to cover the analysis. 

Specifically, AgencyPPC did a lot of keyword research and benchmarking, hunting for opportunities for improvements. Each time they found an opportunity, they presented the results as a business case, laying out what they changed and why and educating the client’s team to help them understand those recommendations. They did some project management as well within the SEO side of things.

Since that first project, we’ve worked with them with PPC projects as well to varying degrees. Sometimes they’ll build the account for us that we’ll later manage for the client. Other times, they act as the backend support depending on the volume of work needed.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with two leads over the years. Geoff (Director of Digital Strategy, AgencyPPC) was our initial point person, but in the last 1–1½ years, Maria (Digital Marketing Manager, AgencyPPC) has been our main contact. We’ve also worked with Abigail (Digital Marketing Coordinator, AgencyPPC) from time to time.

How did you come to work with AgencyPPC?

We met each other while working for the same client. Our company was doing email and social media marketing while AgencyPPC was handling paid search. We realized our services complemented each other really well in our overlaps; PPC and SEO are services we can provide internally, but we only have a small team to make that happen. After the project, we met up a few times and then piloted that initial SEO project. It’s been going smoothly from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in late 2016 or early 2017, and we’re still working together today.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When working with AgencyPPC, we typically see a stark increase in return on ad spend (ROAS). Within 1–3 months, we’ll see the rate grow from 4-to-1 to 7-to-1 on average—about a 25% increase. When it comes to the accounts’ overall efficiency, our click-through rates usually double. That ties back into how analytical AgencyPPC is when it comes to their audience and keyword research.

On the SEO side—specifically, that first project—their keyword recommendations led to a 40% lift in organic traffic year-over-year within the first four months. Our client was thrilled with that.

From a qualitative standpoint, AgencyPPC is highly supportive and responsive. Our relationship is a little non-tradition since we’re another agency, not a direct client. However, for every project, they’re on top of everything and quick to reply to any messages. That’s been refreshing for me.

How did AgencyPPC perform from a project management standpoint?

AgencyPPC is highly communicative. Whenever we work with them, they bring the client on board through Slack or tons of phone calls. It makes them very accessible. 

More than that, they’re also very knowledgeable and transparent. If they try something and it doesn’t work as planned—which happens very rarely for them—they own up to it. They’re upfront about mistakes or missteps. 

Lastly, AgencyPPC is extremely meticulous. Their tracking can have four levels of sub-tasks, which adds that layer of visibility that I can communicate to my client directly. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their transparency with data stands out the most to me, to be quite honest. In every project, AgencyPPC will launch a screen share, go into the PPC account, and review the data in real-time. We still receive monthly reports, but the screensharing adds even more transparency, which I appreciate. They’re never surprised by anything; to me, that shows how far they dig into numbers behind each account. 

At the same time, they’re eager to educate their customers. Most agencies—including mine—struggle with explaining so many data points to people who aren’t as deeply involved in the subject. That’s a challenge that AgencyPPC embraces.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They could come to our happy hours more often, but that’s about it.

Any advice for potential customers?

AgencyPPC will work hard to be the best partner for your needs. Give them access to all the data points they need during the pitching process. That way, they can learn the baselines of your performance and will be most effective for you.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not low-priced, but I truly believe it’s worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I constantly recommend AgencyPPC.

Optimizing Digital Spend & Online Presence for Client

“Their focus on the use of the data to drive better business decisions is stronger than what I’ve seen from other providers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After conducting an audit of a third-party client’s paid search and social ads standings, AgencyPPC created a foundation level of PPC implementations to optimize ad spend efficiency.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Stuart Bernstein
Chief Problem Solver, solve for (x), llc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Providing clear technical explanations of their work to all stakeholders, the team has fostered a transparent relationship and added unique value to large quantities of analytics data. Effectively honing both their technical and communication skills, they differentiated themselves from competitors.

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 chief problem solver at solve for x. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with AgencyPPC?

We were aiming to optimize our client’s digital ad spend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, we conducted a discovery phase and audit that involved their team digging through our client’s paid search, social accounts, web traffic, and third-party tools. Implementing measures to improve our digital presence and footprint was phase one. The end goal was to spend efficiency and optimizing leads.

They started by establishing a clean, clear baseline, using the information they collected from their initial investigations. Communicating the client’s current standing in the market, they then provided options on what they could do to achieve their goals.

More often than not, they suggest spending less money on certain marketing elements or to reallocate resources to different areas of the campaign. 

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with Geoff (Director of Digital Strategy, AgencyPPC), but I know there were others working on the account.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2019, and we’re approaching phase two now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While I’m unable to share any meaningful data, but they get high marks for being thorough yet clear in their explanations. This company is very technical, specializing in their specific aptitude. However, AgencyPPC is able to take information from them and translate it into layman’s terms. That’s something that our client has really responded to because the team is actively able to communicate and build relationships.  

For instance, I don’t personally understand the technical aspects of what they do, but they were able to explain it to me at a level that was appropriate for my understanding of the situation. We’ve worked them into other tasks because there’s a value to being thorough but with a bias toward action. It’s a really great combo.  

How did AgencyPPC perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re super responsive, handling everything professionally and seriously. Able to under commit and overdeliver, they manage expectations and communicate appropriately. They have a variety of tools to facilitate conferences and meetings, but we were able to meet in-person as well. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

There’s a lot of data out there that can easily be misused or misinterpreted. They didn’t get lost in the data but instead established an effective baseline for my client to use to improve lead capture efficiency. Their focus on the use of the data to drive better business decisions is stronger than what I’ve seen from other providers. 

This industry can often seem like a sea of sameness, but they really differentiate themselves by combining technical knowledge that gives more meaning to the data they deliver. They aren’t using AI or anything extreme, but they can sift through data to figure out what’s most important to our business. I’m able to get almost immediate feedback through their team. With them on our side, our data is more meaningful and offers better insight.    

Are there any areas they could improve?

Making sure they never lose focus on the “why” and “so what” factors of analytics are important. They did that well here with some coaxing, but they had that information when I asked for it. As they move forward, though, it would be helpful for them to keep that at the center. I’d recommend that they continue focusing on helping their audience digest and respond to data in the most appropriate ways. They’re doing that well, so they should keep honing that strength. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t be afraid to ask for more clarification from their team if you don’t understand the information that they’re delivering. They’re patient and willing to walk through it with you if you don’t get it. I’ve interacted with many people on their team, and they’re real, approachable, and have the technical aptitude to back everything up. There’s no shame in asking them to slow down to go over something.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met deadlines and communicated well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided very good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d rate them higher if I could.

PPC for Solar Energy Company

"They displayed professionalism and provided a value add from the start!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AgencyPPC handled paid advertising for a solar energy company. The team created and ran PPC campaigns for the client.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Peter Zonis
Sales Executive, Sunlife
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The ongoing engagement has exceeded the expectations of the internal team. AgencyPPC balances professionalism and personality to craft a successful partnership. The team produces results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Solar energy I am a sales rep

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AgencyPPC?

To launch a pay per click campaign

What were your goals for this project?

Get more clients

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Facebook

Describe the project in detail.

Optimize ad spend for solar energy

What was the team composition?

NA

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

PPCagency far exceeded expectations!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

PPCagency was very effective with the whole process!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They displayed professionalism and provided a value add from the start!

Are there any areas for improvement?

No they rule!

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

Monthly Paid Search Management for Publishing Company

"…they have rebuilt our account and continually improved the CPA for our business... ."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AgencyPPC manages Google Ads as well as all PPC efforts for the company’s e-commerce website, all with the objective of boosting online traffic.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Digital Media Director, Publishing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their leadership has deep knowledge of paid search strategies, which has consistently improved the company’s CPA and enhanced seasonal campaign promotions. Their efficiency and communication also stand out.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company, a publisher with an eCommerce business. As Director of Digital Media, I am responsible for growing existing digital revenues and pivoting traditional businesses into digital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AgencyPPC?

PPC management Adwords.

What were your goals for this project?

Improve CPA and drive traffic to new website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

RFP'ed several vendors.

Describe the project in detail.

We selected Agency PPC after a review of several agencies local to our home office. Geoff's strong grasp of paid search concepts and opportunities was what helped seal the deal. Since inception, they have rebuilt our account and continually improved the CPA for our business and helped us promote seasonal campaigns.

What was the team composition?

Two internal marketing resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They improved CPA continually.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Great, we meet once a month and communicate via email.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Efficiency and communication.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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