Please describe the scope of their work.
We took a partner organization of theirs and asked them to do the messaging and the branding piece. We asked Architect to do the website and social media work. We as a group and I as leader of the organization were not fully pleased with the product that the other agency had produced.
I was very impressed with what Architect had done because they were very disciplined, descriptive, and measured. With everything that they proposed, they have an electronic measuring process that allows you to track the project, who is responsible, who is accountable, and how much it will cost. They stayed within those cost parameters. I was so impressed with them that I not only let them keep the website and the social media project, I also gave them the brand messaging. They did a very fine job and met all of our deadlines and milestones.
The team presented to my board of directors, and they were very impressed as well. These are all senior-level executives that they reported to.
What was your process for selecting Architect with which to work?
We put out an RFP for scope of work of repositioning the Executive Leadership Council and Foundation brand.
Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?
We went a little above our budget for the project that was earmarked because of internal issues, not anything Architect did. That was a $400,000 project that we gave them.
The website work was completed in February of 2014 when the board voted on it. With any website, you have some enhancements. We started this in 2013, and we will be unveiling the full website that will go live on June 4, 2014. It will have all of the bells and whistles that my board and my members have asked for.