We generate leads, calls and conversions!

Comrade Web Agency is a full-service award-winning digital marketing, SEO and web development agency, based in Chicago. 

We love solving design, technology and marketing challenges to elevate our clients to their next levels!

We achieve it by: 
1. Team
2. Proven process
3. Industry-leading knowledge (Legal, IT, eCommerce, Corporate, Professional Services, Construction and Manufacturing)

We believe:
Any company (regardless of it’s size) with a good product can compete and win battles with “big-box corporate stores"

Our services:

Digital Marketing

  • Local SEO, nationwide SEO
  • PPC, SEM
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing

Inbound Marketing

  • Marketing Automation
  • Content Marketing

Web Design and Development

Why businesses choose Comrade Web Agency:

  • Young, creative and ambitious team of experts
  • For a price of one employee, CWA provides a full team consist of an experienced strategist, web designers and developers, content, SEO, PPC and social media experts
  • First page SEO results in 2-5 months
  • Dozens of case studies and happy clients
  • Maybe be the most experienced Local SEO team in Chicago
  • Result-driven marketing campaigns
  • HubSpot and Google Cerified partner
  • Full-service agency. 20+ full-time employees
  • Custom designs
  • Very competitive rates, agency quality
  • Industry-specific expertise
 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 770 N Halsted st, Ste 106
    Chicago, IL 60642
    United States
other locations
  • Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Law Firms, Local service providers, IT startups, Construction companies, Manufacturing companies, SAAP platforms and eCommerce websites. View our case studies.

3Red

About This Project


When the sharpest minds in proprietary trading wanted the sharpest website in the industry, they came to Comrade.


Challenges


3Red came to us with no content, no images, and no digital platform to speak of. But, the ever achievers, they had a huge desire to deliver a great user experience to its audience while projecting

their true identity and spirit.


Solutions


Crisp, best-in-the-industry digital experience projects an image of the true entrepreneurial spirit with a heavy emphasis on the brilliant, yet humble minds who work there.

Precision Stone Design

Keywords: MARKETING STRATEGY + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + LOCAL SEO+ WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

As a strategic growth partner for Precision Stone Design (PSD), Comrade has

helped uplift the brand image and increase demand for its products.

Marketing Results

Within six weeks of launching the new website, the following results were reported:

11.29% Organic traffic is up double digits across all channels

21.3% Sales calls and inquiries are up by a huge margin across all channels

13.43% Cost per lead is down

Sales growth results are kept confidential

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

AARP Illinois

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + Goverment + WEB DESIGN

About This Project

AARP is a US-based non-profit interest group whose purpose is to help empower the aging American population by means of

advocating for social change through information, advocacy, service, and lobbying activities.

 

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

American Marketing & Publishing

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + Consulting + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

AMP, an Illinois-based digital and traditional marketing & advertising company, contacted us here at Comrade to help design and developing a new, modernized website

as well as rebrand and update the company’s imagery.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Granite Selection

Keywords: BRANDING + LOCAL SEO + WEBSITE DESIGN About This Project

The owner of Granite Selection (GS), a deep discounter in the competitive field, came to Comrade to rethink their business model and improve results. Comrade transformed the company into one of the market leaders with much stronger demand for their products. Ongoing work for Granite Selection had lead to the following

results: +1469% Increase in the number of website visitors +779% Increase in sales calls and inquiries (that’s 8 times more buyers) Undisclosed increase in sales (proportionally large) Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

RBN Insurance

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + INSURANCE + WEB DESIGN

About This Project

As a family business, RBN Insurance & Associates has steadily grown over a quarter century into an experienced team of

insurance and employee benefits brokers who assess risk, identify cost-efficient approaches to insurance, and negotiate with carriers to deliver comprehensive options at competitive prices.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Senior Living Experts

Keywords: Marketing Strategy + Healthcare + Digital Marketing + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Senior Living Experts is a Chicago-based agency that helps connect senior citizens and their

families with senior living solutions that best suit them. They provide these service for free and have gained city-wide recognition for their work. Under new ownership, SLE had a desire to grow their organization’s efforts beyond Chicago and thus partnered up with Comrade Web Agency in building a website that would allow them to do so.

56% TRAFFIC INCREASE

60% FORM SUBMISSIONS INCREASE

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Barr & Young Attorneys

Keywords: Marketing Strategy + Legal Marketing + LOCAL SEO+ WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Located in Danville, California, Barr & Young is a legal firm specializing in

trust litigation, securities litigation, elder abuse litigation, and trust and estate administration. As a client of CWA for over 4 years, we have not only helped them redesign their site and keep it up to date with best practices, but have gained impressive marketing results.

650%MONTHLY LEADS INCREASE

350%CONVERSION RATE INCREASE

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Velvetech

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + LOCAL SEO + IT

About This Project

Velvetech is a custom software

development shop that provides robust technology solutions for established enterprise companies as well as growing startups & SMBs (Small & Medium-sized Businesses). They provide technology solutions ranging across software development, mobile & web apps, and IT services that deliver proven results.

 

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Boat.me

Keywords: MARKETING STRATEGY + CONSULTING + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Florida-based company Boat.me offers a unique platform where boat owners can sign up to offer their boats (with or without captain) on an hourly or daily basis for

leisurely use. Owners may host or simply rent out their boats for trips. Alternatively, if a renter is interested in borrowing a boat, they can enter their preferences and location and be matched with boats in their area.

 

 Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Azimuth

Keywords: MARKETING STRATEGY + PORTAL DEVELOPMENT + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Azimuth is a Chicago-based human resource consulting company specializing in matching local industrial and manufacturing companies with talent. The company is a

subsidiary of a larger parent company with a 40-year history.

45%TRAFFIC INCREASE

52%FORM SUBMISSIONS INCREASE

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

PneuTech

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSULTING + B2B + WEBSITE DESIGN About This Project PneuTech is an offshoot of Illinois-based compressed air products distributor FluidAire Dynamics. PneuTech is a global brand for compressed air products and solutions. The project objective was to create a website displaying products across their 4 global regions. Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

The Law Office of Daniel Hinich

Keywords: LEGAL MARKETING + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSULTING + DIGITAL MARKETING + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

This solo practitioner needed to increase online credibility to generate real

leads. The old site lacked clear Calls-to-Action and did not convey Attorney Daniel D. Hinich’s 25+ years of skillful trial success on behalf of his clients. Missing was both a clear delineation of services and his value proposition as the “go-to” criminal defense attorney in & around Homewood, Markham, Bridgeview and Joliet, IL.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Classic Landscape LTD

Keywords: WEBSITE DESIGN + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSTRUCTION

About This Project

Classic Landscapes, Ltd. is a family business founded in 1964. They grew the company from a single truck and crew to a full landscaping,

operation with three plant nurseries to supply local, high-quality trees and shrubs for all their commercial projects. Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Vesta Preferred Realty

Keywords: MARKETING STRATEGY + BRANDING + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSULTING + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Vesta Preferred is a Chicago-based real estate company specializing in luxury properties in some of Chicago’s most sought-after and

vibrant neighborhoods. After consulting with Comrade, a strategy was set in motion to help expand Vesta’s digital footprint through a revamped web presence and lead generating campaigns.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Vinyl Clocks

Keywords: WEBSITE DESIGN + BRANDING + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + MARKETING STRATEGY + CONSUMER PRODUCTS + E-COMMERCE + CONSULTING About This Project As the name alludes, Vinyl Clocks manufactures crafty vinyl clocks in every imaginable theme for peoples’ homes and offices. Their artisans also designed an extensive array of wooden clocks, bookmarks, and iPhone cases.   Read more about Client's Challenges and Our

Solutions  

PepperFace

Keywords:

WEBSITE DESIGN+LOCAL SEO+STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT +ECOMMERCE

About This Project

PepperFace is a pepper spray

company that helps women Stay Safe in Style. Their line of pepper sprays unique design make it possible for women to defend themselves without the bulky pepper sprays of the past.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

VDA Capital Group

Keywords: BRANDING + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + LANDING PAGE CREATION

About This Project

Our talented team of designers, developers, and marketing professionals conducted brainstorming sessions to draft the perfect sales funnel. What emerged was a single landing page, appropriately divided into

color-coded sections. Some of the sections included denoting ways that users could easily check loan amounts and comparable interest fees, a “Mark vs. Jim” story to steer visitors toward effective solutions for their own unique needs, a “Choose Your Loan” section, and a few calls-to-action that promoted the value VDA offered.

 

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

 

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Keywords: PORTAL DEVELOPMENT + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + HEALTHCARE + CONSULTING + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Blueprint is a Chicago-based advisory firm that specializes in senior housing and

healthcare real estate, offering unique exit strategies, solutions, and consulting for both investors and operators.

Blueprint enlisted Comrade Web Agency to revamp their website, create a client portal for investors and operators, and to develop a mobile app for their services.

 Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Chips Manufacturing

Keywords: WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

Chips Manufacturing is a recognized leader in precision manufacturing. From the defense industry to medical technology to HVAC and specialty gauges, Chips does it all. Their commitment to excellence at every stage of engineering and production has brought them

continuous growth and prestige in many sectors of the manufacturing industry. Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

IMT Global Inc.

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

About This Project

IMT is a Hollywood, CA based media and IT company. For over twenty years, they have provided tech-centered solutions in a myriad of industries and

markets, including media management, consulting, IT assessment, and cloud-based services, among others.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Gas Technology Institute

Keywords: MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + LANDING PAGE CREATION

About This Project

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future.

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NY vape shop

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + LOCAL SEO+ MARKETING STRATEGY + E-COMMERCE

About This Project

The NYVapeShop.com team

manufactures and sells a wide array of high-quality vape products, which are backed by amazing customer support and very competitive prices. With no marketing, the company was stalled. Before meeting Comrade Web Agency, their website suffered from a generic template appearance with limited WordPress eCommerce functionality. Though the company was generating some online sales, most trickled in through email and individual referrals. They were not growing their brand’s digital footprint, or distinguishing themselves from the competition. Comrade Web Agency was hired to dramatically improve performance, significantly increase targeted traffic to the site, and triple sales within one year – all while staying within a limited marketing budget. Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Engtal

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + WORDPRESS + RECRUITING + CONSULTING

About This Project

Engtal locates engineering talent its competitors cannot. By focusing on extremely tight vertical markets,

the vast majority of placed candidates are passive.

 

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Play No Escape

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + WORDPRESS + CONSULTING + ENTERTAIMENT

About This Project

Have you ever wanted to escape with corporate espionage documents or find clues to exonerate you of a

crime? For those in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, you can now live the experience at the No Escape Room.

 

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

CCMSI

Keywords : 

WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

About This Project

CCMSI’s team helps some of the world’s best-known companies reach higher while risking less. For more than three decades CCMSI has innovated risk

solutions for claims administrators, property & casualty agents, managed care, loss control and self-insured group professionals.

With their industry-leading reputation at stake, and an aging, static website representing their services, Comrade Web Agency was hired to rebuild and improve this enterprise company’s online brand.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

JetRails

Keywords:

WEBSITE DESIGN+ STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT +MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + WORDPRESS + CONSULTING + HOSTING + IT

About This Project

This Magento hosting company works closely with companies’ development teams to ensure fast, secure eCommerce hosted

National Lift Truck

Keywords:

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + B2B+WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

National Lift Truck, Inc. is an Illinois-based company that is both family-owned and operated. For over 60 years, NLT has provided

new and used lift equipment, both for sale and rent, and has become well known within their industry for their superior sense of customer service and quality goods.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

36 Squared

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSULTING + WEBSITE DESIGN + REAL ESTATE

About This Project

Comrade was brought in to develop an energetic and visually stunning website that stimulate business

owners’ interest in renting available work spaces in an energizing atmosphere on Chicago’s southwest side, straddling the South Branch of the Chicago River on the border of the Bridgeport and McKinley Park neighborhoods.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Steps 2 Walk

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + HEALTHCARE + NON PROFIT + WEBSITE DESIGN

About This Project

With a noble cause and real-life solutions, this Not

for Profit organization raises money, runs programs internationally that train surgeons and spurs local involvement. Over the past 20 years, the 150 orthopedic surgeons and volunteers have aided thousands of children and adults who suffer with untreated foot and ankle deformities and injuries.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Chicago Motor Coach

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + WORDPRESS + LOCAL SEO + MARKETING STRATEGY + B2B +

TRANSPORTATION

About This Project

Chicago Motor Coach provides charter bus services to groups throughout Chicagoland. With 32 years of combined experience, they are the Chicagoland area’s most referred transportation group.

They offer a variety of group transportation services including airport bus shuttles, special events charters, and long distance trips.

Project Results

Redesign website, develop a buyer’s journey and create necessary Calls-to-Action to convert website traffic into leads

Grow organic traffic 21% through local search optimization. 47% of leads now come from organic search traffic

Increase prospect calls by 98% and website leads by 125%

Set up pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. As a result, their leads grew by 110% since the campaign launch

Add 600% more content to website to augment search and conversion efforts

Use call tracking and web analytics to measure conversions

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Bench SME

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + BRANDING + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS

About This Project

Comrade Web Agency was hired to disrupt the well-established HR space in which 83% of executives indicate an increasing use of contingent workers. No small task. We devised the innovative Lyghtning portal to function as a

cornerstone in our new “Gig Economy”.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

OKK corp

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + WORDPRESS

About This Project

OKK makes top of the line CNC machines, but their website was stuck in the Geocities era. We were hired to redesign their website and

make it more useful to them as a channel for publishing and sales. Our work together was a bit more complex than this however. The original OKK brand guidelines were developed in Japan, but we still had to build a website for the US market.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Zen Supplies

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

About This Project

Zen Supplies is an industry-disrupting software provider. Their technicians develop solutions for inventory management, budget and cost analysis,

as well as distributor price comparison. Comrade Web Agency was brought in to create a new, branded, professional website to provide ease and accessibility of actionable information for dental staff and distributors.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Ardent Construction

Keywords: WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT + MOBILE RESPONSIVENESS + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + CONSTRUCTION

About This Project

A locally owned and operated team of premier general contractors and carpenters providing superior construction services in Chicago.

 

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J-Power USA

Keywords: BRANDING + STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + ENERGY + WEB DESIGN

About This Project

J‑Power USA is a subsidiary of international power company J‑POWER (EPDC), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For

over 60 years, J‑Power has remained one of the leading international names in power generation and sustainability. In the USA alone, the company operates 11 facilities across the country. J‑Power USA is known for both their work in optimizing energy usage and efforts in minimizing environmental impact. J‑Power is also a publicly traded company.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc.

Keywords: STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT + B2B + WEB DESIGN

About This Project

Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc. is a subsidiary company of multinational powerhouse Hitachi, located in Tokyo,

Japan. This division of Hitachi focuses on and specializes in logistics and transportation. They approached us with a request to revamp their website, which needed a stand-alone presence amongst its fellow company sites. This meant rebranding their entire USA logistics division.

Read more about Client's Challenges and Our Solutions

Reviews

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WordPress Web Dev for Research Laboratory

"They definitely make my job much easier."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - July 2019
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency helped develop a website for a third-party client. After a design hand-off, they implemented all front- and backend work on WordPress, which was extensively tested and eventually made live.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Nick Lopez
Account Manager, Experiences For Mankind
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Upon the public launch of the website, the third-party client received over 100 email signups, indicating the success of the new platform. The website garnered great praise, with different organizations expressing interest in the agency's work. Comrade Web Agency's team was timely and responsive.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am an Account Manager at an advertising agency in San Diego, Ca. We are a small agency of 10 people who work on large scale projects. Being a small team we need to make sure we have a very solid bench of contractors who we can bring in to assist on projects out of our expertise.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Comrade Web Agency?

My company's previous web development partner was recently acquired by another agency, so we were looking for a new web development partner for a few months. One of our clients introduced us to Comrade Web Agency, who she uses for all of her development projects. We decided to try them out on a small website build for a government funded research laboratory.

What were your goals for this project?

Like most projects, we were working on an accelerated timeline with 5 weeks to design and develop a small WordPress site. The client had a Gala were they introduced the new site and invited attendees to provide their contact information via the new website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our clients introduced us to Comrade Web Agency because our longtime web dev partner was acquired by another agency. Comrade had a long history with our client so we felt completely comfortable testing them out on this project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project was a pretty standard web design project. My team at the agency worked on all the copy and design for two weeks. We handed over all necessary files, specs and requirements for the dev team to hit the ground running.

Ivan, our main POC, was in communication with me through the entire development process, keeping me informed of progress or asking me questions that came up from his team along the way. They handled all the front end and back end WordPress development and thoroughly tested and pushed the site live.

What was the team composition?

I only communicated with Ivan through the entire process, so I'm not sure of the size of the team that worked on this project. But it was nice having such a knowledgeable POC who clearly had a strong team behind him.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Comrade Web Agency was able to hit our tight timeline to develop, test and launch the site in 3 weeks time for a Gala that our client was hosting. They had over 100 email sign ups that evening. Additionally, we've been contacted by multiple other organizations who attended the event who are now interested in a new website for their organization.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The Project Management was top notch. Ivan was in constant contact with me through the entire process and even checked in with me after the site was launched to make sure everything was a success.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I have to say i'm thoroughly impressed with how nearly pixel perfect their first round deliverable was. I've never given such minor feedback to a round one review. They definitely make my job much easier.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No real feedback on areas to improve. I was thoroughly impressed with Comrade Web Agency.

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

Web Design & Digital Marketing for Storage Company

"There's an improved ease of use on the new website for our customers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency helped redesign a website to boost overall functionality and design. Key features include inventory management and scheduling capability. They now support digital marketing for the live site.

The Reviewer
 
Chicago, Illinois
Michael Walker
Co-Founder, BlueCrates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The number of accounts created and the volume of new orders increased markedly since the engagement began. Comrade Web Agency’s understanding of digital technologies helps them meet all project specifications. Their ability to turn a client's vision into reality makes them a valuable partner.

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 co-founder of BlueCrates located in Chicago. We offer on-demand storage services for people living in the city that lack closet space. We drop off blue crates and wardrobes and store them off-site. There's a digital catalog that allows customers to recall their items.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency? 

Our existing website wasn't robust enough for our needs. We needed a partner who could take our vision and produce exactly what we’re looking for. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Comrade Web Agency designed and developed a new website. They built an inventory management system, as well as scheduling capability for both the customer and our backend administration. I believe they use PHP. They also refreshed the look and feel of the website. We've recently employed them to help us with digital marketing now that the site is live.

What is the team composition? 

Kiryl (Software Architect, Comrade Web Agency) is our project manager. We worked with one developer during the redesign, and two people help us with digital marketing. 

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency? 

One of my friends recommended them to me. He knew we were looking for a vendor because we weren't happy with our previous provider. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Work began in 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There's an improved ease of use on the new website for our customers. We used to field a lot of questions and have to intervene in the user experience process to let people know how to use the service. That’s tailed off significantly since we launched the new site. We've also noticed an uptick in business now that we started using their digital marketing. We’re absolutely seeing more people creating accounts and placing orders. 

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint? 

Kiryl does a great job. We meet weekly to go over the project and to make sure that we’re staying on track. We'll text or email, and he's available whenever I need him. If I have an idea in my head, he's able to translate that into the zeros and ones of coding. He's really good at taking my vision and bringing it to a platform that functions in the real world.  

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Cash flow was a main consideration in our nascent stages of development. Comrade Web Agency was quite gracious about payments and keeping the budget palatable. The budget for this type of project can quickly get away from you. They did a good job of managing expectations and helping us along that path. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

Not having a background in technology development, it's hard to reconcile what I think it would take to complete a project versus reality. The projects did sometimes run over but that’s likely because I didn’t understand what it actually takes to do the work.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Make sure you’re working with a good project manager. Sit down together and go over your vision and guidelines. Since this is a creative process, putting your vision on a storyboard will help them understand exactly what you're looking for. If you just say we need a website that does X, Y, and Z then you’re giving them the task of creating your vision. That's where things get expensive and timely. With anything, good planning leads to great execution.

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

Rebranding for Dental Practice Technology Platform

“They were invested in what we were seeking to achieve, which was very important to us for this project.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency redesigned an existing homepage, integrated new tools, and improved messaging according to best practices to more effectively reach the client’s target audience.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Tiger Safarov
CEO, ZenSupplies Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

High-quality work and a hands-on approach to understanding the client’s customer base has resulted in increased monthly visitors and a higher Google ranking. The team consistently delivered ahead of schedule.

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 ZenSupplies Inc. We provide software that facilitates dental inventory management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency?

Our homepage wasn’t generating enough traffic. We needed a company that could help us to rebrand our homepage and refine our overall message. We were looking reach 2,000-3,000 visitors per month and implement several calls to action as well. We could have done this internally, but Comrade saved us time by making changes quickly and guiding us through the process of improving our digital presence.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After taking time to understand our target audience, Comrade completely redesigned our homepage and worked with us to adjust our messaging and reach a larger target audience. They also integrated Hubspot and various automation tools to simplify the user experience. At their suggestion, we went back to 15-20 former clients and gathered an extensive set of testimonials, which are now featured prominently on the site.

What is the team composition?

I was looking to work directly with a CEO for this project, so I asked Ivan (Co-Founder & CEO, Comrade Web Agency) to be present on the calls that I’m on. He has several project managers that interact with my team.

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency?

I’ve managed several businesses and Ivan has worked with me on all my sites. This project was on a larger scale than others, so we got quotes from several other companies to weigh our options. Most competitors were charging the same or more, and they didn’t make the same effort that Comrade did in understanding the specifics of our market.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $10,000-$15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started planning the project with Comrade in December 2017, and the main project was completed on March 15th.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early to share specifics on monthly visitors, but I can say they’re increasing significantly. Our Google ranking has increased as well due to improvements on our blog and the addition of video content.

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

They were able to deliver on most aspects of the project ahead of schedule, which I’ve never experienced with a project like this. They worked very efficiently and kept us updated on anything they needed from us. I would’ve preferred that they included us in their project management tools to keep everyone on the same page, but that’s my only note. Everything else was executed properly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were invested in what we were seeking to achieve, which was very important to us for this project. They always followed up with us and kept the project moving at a fast pace.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We ran into some issues around file sharing and keeping each other updated with spreadsheets, which could have been avoided by sharing Asana and Slack for project management and communication. The process went well overall, but parts of it could’ve been simplified by sharing these tools.

Advice for potential customers?

I would suggest that you ask to meet with the person that will be managing your project during the initial interview. Ask them questions about the project and make sure they understand what you want before starting development.

5.0
Overall Score They had a vested interest in our project, and that was crucial for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They completed most aspects of the project ahead of deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices were very competitive.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Only because there were some grammar mistakes on our end that they didn’t catch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for IT Consulting Marketplace

“They ask me hard questions to make sure that I know what I’m doing before I spend any money.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Comrade designed and built a staffing platform that links companies with independent IT consultants. The team also developed a marketing plan for the product and continues to enhance the site’s functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Founder, IT Consulting Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Comrade’s developers are proactive about verifying the usability of proposed features, producing a platform with significant organic growth. Another strength is the team’s comprehensive approach to product development, which helps lower project costs.

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 and founder of a marketplace for independent consultants, primarily in the IT industry. Our platform allows them to connect with project-based work. It automates the staffing process and makes it more efficient. The platform is accessible through direct login only.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency?

I did not have my own in-house team to develop the platform. 

Our marketplace is not a job board. Instead, a series of candidates in our consultant pool make themselves available on the platform. Based on client need, we match the consultant directly for a specific project. What we’re looking to do is find candidates that match 70% or more of the requirements for each project.

With other platforms, users post jobs and anybody can apply. In contrast, we only allow the most qualified candidate to receive messages. Our clients don’t look to bring in as many resumes as possible. Instead, they want to find the most compelling and accurate candidate to deliver the work. There are a couple of sites that do similar things relative to matching people. The most similar platform would be Hire.com.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I came to them with a set of functional business and technical requirements. We sat down and went through everything, from the process to the overall usability of the product. We worked on wireframes to show what the marketplace would look like and how it would function. We also designed how each profile and each buy would look for our users. Then, we worked together to design the platform, including the color scheme and button placements in the final product.

The platform is built with PHP on the Yii framework. Comrade was responsible for development and design. Ultimately, we use data to drive the matches. Comrade helped build the algorithm from a technical perspective. Comrade did come up with a marketing plan, but we haven’t had time to execute it yet.

I also use Comrade as my in-house development shop for another company where I’m acting as temporary CIO.

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency?

Initially, I chose a handful of vendors. I knew some of them, and others I found because of their good reputation online. I didn’t do an RFP [request for proposal] but went through a standard vetting process. Part of the process was to decide whether to hire an in-house team or outsource to a development agency. I met with each development team and outlined what I needed. I wanted to find the team that best understood my vision. It was important that they grasped what I was trying to do from a marketplace perspective.

I was comfortable with Comrade’s breadth of knowledge for frontend and backend development. They could also provide support on the marketing side. They had a holistic approach, which I found to be cost-effective. Using a team of developers and a team of designers provided a better product than if I just had 1 resource for each side. Comrade had the best price as well, although I wasn’t necessarily shopping by that criteria.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began development in November or December 2015. The platform went live in August 2016, but the project is ongoing. They continue to enhance the platform by adding features and functionality.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We now have hundreds of consultants signed up and dozens of clients. They all found us through word of mouth. The platform has ongoing placements, interviews, and matching. From a technology perspective, the success early on was exactly as we had hoped. I thought the quality of work is good.

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

From my perspective, they’re very good at this, although I take on a lot of the project management. I work with their project manager, and I’m satisfied with the timeline and Comrade’s ability to stick to what we are trying to accomplish.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They ask me hard questions to make sure that I know what I’m doing before I spend any money. Comrade acts as a trusted advisor. They actively make sure that the solution is not only suited for 1 person. I don’t have a co-founder, so all the design and development ideas come from me.

I appreciate their ability to deliver work on time and within my budget. They never try to overcharge me, and there are few change requests, which is great. We have a great partnership, and I have even brought them other clients.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Early on, there were certain pieces of functionality that needed to be fixed, and we did that. They could’ve been fixed a little faster, but I think that we shared the blame for this situation. I didn’t push as hard as I should have because I didn’t have the bandwidth. In the end, the site is working as intended. I still use them today, and I wouldn’t do that if I thought there were any issues.

5.0
Overall Score I still use them, and I wouldn’t do that if their work was less than perfect.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The overall deadline for the platform was pushed a little. Ultimately, we were able to deliver in a fairly efficient and quick manner.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My rating is based on other estimates. They aren’t the cheapest, but I don’t want them to be. They’re also not the most expensive. The quality of their work is high, and you should pay accordingly. Their pricing is fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    From a usability standpoint, they built the platform as intended.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them several times already.

Web Design for Translation Services Company

"I can tell that the guys at Comrade know what they’re doing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Late 2010 - Early 2011
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency developed a website that allows users to place orders and get price quotes. They also provided content marketing and SEO services. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Co-Founder, Translation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website ranked in the top spot for relevant Keywords 2 months after launching, which increased leads and clients. Comrade impressed with their flexibility, great communication, and development 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.

In 2010, I cofounded a company that provides translation and data entry services. I worked as the director of operations. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency?

Comrade was the first company we hired to work on our online business image. We didn't know anything about marketing, and we didn't know anything about how to go online and make our website visible to other people, but we had a business plan so we knew it was a good time to start working with someone who could do that for us.

Comrade they did our web development (created our website), and they did our online promotion, SEO, and Google Ads. They did everything that was possible quickly and within a good budget. I think the website took about a month to create, even though we had agreed to a 5-week timeline. As soon as the website was live, we started working on SEO.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Comrade built us a basic website from scratch to show the online community who we are and what we do so clients can go online and get quotes from us. I’m not sure what was used to build the website. I think it was PHP. The main goal of the website was for us to accept orders.

The leads would go onto the website, place an order, and get a quote. In the translation business, you usually do a quote first, because there’s a big market. Once we saw the quotes, we started talking to the clients and providing them services. We were also hiring people to work for us through the website, so we also were accepting CVs from freelance translators and interpreters through the website.

We told Comrade that we wanted to be different from other businesses in our market, and we asked for their help. They asked us some questions and took it from there. The only thing we provided was the information about our company and what we wanted to do.

They rewrote that text to make it more attractive to visitors. At first, they showed us the initial design, we checked it out, we thought it was good, and we approved it. Then they sent us the text, which we also approved. We actually argued on the images, because it was hard to figure out what we wanted. Eventually, we came to a conclusion with that and figured out what images we wanted to use. That was pretty much it.

In terms of optimizing the site, that was a big issue when we started working with Comrade. They created pages for us, and we added a blog. The main thing was that they were creating and adding new articles every week about translation services, mistakes in translations, listicles, etc.

What I was seeing was that everything was organic. They showed me, “Here we have these words, and that will help us do this.” They were using the words in our company’s name as keywords in different articles. As far as I remember, the content was credible. They were doing a lot of SEO with our blog.

Comrade also put our company information out on different platforms, like Yellow Pages and other local resources, and they created profiles for us on different platforms. We got a few clients from those platforms too.

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency?

Comrade was a referral from a friend of mine who had worked previously on a project with them. He said they did a good job and were affordable. We had a limited budget because we were a small business. When you have a small budget, sometimes you have bad service, but my friend said Comrade could do everything for us and in a good way.

We called them to schedule a meeting, and they said we could stop by their office and talk, so we visited them. They explained everything. Actually, at that time, the person who was explaining everything was one of the owners of the company. He said, “I’m going to take the responsibility and create everything for you in a nice way.”

Their fees were not too high, so we decided to go with them because we were looking for the types of services they offered, but we couldn't afford the rates other companies were charging. I also liked that we spoke with the business owner and not some sales representative who doesn't care and just wants your email address. 

How much have you invested with Comrade Web Agency?

I think we about $7,000 for the website, which was a good price at the time. In terms of SEO services, I'm not sure of the total, but I remember we were paying $2,000 a month. So I think the total was around $35,000. We used them for more than a year, but I'm not sure for how long exactly.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Comrade at the end of 2010, and the project ended in early 2011.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I think within two months we were the first search result for the keywords “business translations” in Chicago, and soon after that, we were the first search result for “legal documents translation” in Chicago. SEO and marketing was the best experience because we got a lot of leads and clients. At that time, the only way to track customers was through SEO, and I loved it. 

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

Comrade performed very well from a project management perspective. They communicated with us very nicely. They were calling us all the time and showing us where they were in the project and what had been completed. It’s not like we paid them, and then three months later there was nothing to show for it.

We did a down payment with them on the website development, and then we paid the rest after the work was done, which was also a big deal. In addition to the emails and updates about the progress, the co-founder/co-owner also called me once every two weeks or so during the SEO work to ask me if I'm happy with the results we were getting and if we were getting clients or if Comrade needed to make changes.

I was happy we decided to work with Comrade because they did everything nicely. They were always following up with us; we didn't have to follow up with them. Every week they would say, “We’re at this step already.”

The website only took a couple of weeks, but we were working on SEO with them for more than a year, and during that year, they would send me a report every two weeks that detailed where they stood with the project and how our rankings were improving.

What did you find most impressive about Comrade Web Agency?


I can tell that the guys at Comrade know what they’re doing. They’re professionals. I think both of their founders majored in marketing and web development. They’re also friendly and have good project management skills, and after working with them on this project. I worked with them on a few other projects, and I referred them to other people because they’re reliable. 

Are there any areas Comrade Web Agency could improve?


I’m not sure if there is something they could improve now. During my experience with them, everything was smooth and good, and I loved it a lot. I think everything was OK. I’m not sure what experiences other people have, but for me, everything was nice.

5.0
Overall Score Comrade is reliable and professional, they know what they’re doing, and they do their work on time and with a big heart. They’re not a big agency whose main goal is to get more and more clients and leads. Comrade has a big heart.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Yes, 100%. They met my expectations and the job was done even earlier than we had agreed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price and the quality that we got was amazing, because we were paying a below-average rate for the Chicago-area. We would not have gotten that first ranking in Google in such a short period of time if we had worked with someone else.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Five, of course. 
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, 5 for sure, or even 6, because I recommended them many times. 

digital marketing for IT company

"Their integrity made me trust them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
April - July 2016
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency spearheaded a complete SMM and digital awareness campaign, creating distinctive branding elements for an evolving ticket-selling platform. Other tasks included PPC and content integration. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Alexander Pavlovcik
CEO & Co-Founder, Inventum Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Views and engagement grew noticeably across social media channels through Comrade Web Agency’s targeted initiatives. The team’s strategic advice, detailed task breakdowns, and dynamic culture led to a rewarding relationship.

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 a co-founder and the CEO of Inventum Digital. We are a science and technology avant-garde digital media agency, creating and implementing world-class designs, 3D animations, and interactive solutions in the pharmaceutical, bioengineering, and medical marketing fields.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency?

We needed a partner for a marketing campaign with product development elements. We wanted to focus on the development part primarily.

Our client sold concert, theater, parking, and sports tickets. We were trying to figure out why they weren’t making money and identified a couple of problems: their platform was bad, and they needed a better strategy to sell tickets.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our client’s biggest sales point was sports tickets, so we created different brands for them. Comrade led the entire social media strategy and brand-awareness campaign. We were on the content side of things, producing the material for the campaign and the website. We had content marketing in place and also started a pay-per-click [PPC] campaign with banners and retargeting.

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency?

I ran into Stan, their co-founder, at a networking event and talked with him about a project we had in the pipeline. I asked if they could handle SEO and get the brand out there. He told me to look up “web agency Chicago,” and I did. Comrade had the top spot in the search results and was also among the first 2 positions in Google Places. I was impressed, and they certainly grabbed my interest.

Stan gave good direction for the project, and I met a few people on Comrade’s team at a more superficial level. I loved their culture; everyone knows their stuff, and they’re all work-hard-play-hard people.

How much have you invested with Comrade Web Agency?

The cost of their work around $7,000–$15,000, closer to the higher figure.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Comrade in April 2016. The project took 3 months to complete. We initially asked them for help with SEO around January, but Stan advised against this strategy, as we only had 6 months to complete the project, and it would take a year for SEO to take effect. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

I don’t have numbers off-hand, but I remember gaining more views and engagement on the brand’s social media. We had some discussions about the engagement continuing, but my co-founder knows more about the nitty-gritty.

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

We used a project management software called Wrike and had an intense collaboration. Everything was set, down to each half an hour. Comrade honored our requests in this respect.

What did you find most impressive about Comrade Web Agency?

Even in cases when Stan might have shot himself in the foot during a sale, he remained honest. He could have easily started SEO right away, but we would have needed a year to implement it, and the client deadline was 6 months away.

Every business wants to make money, but Comrade told us what we really needed to do, even if it meant going to someone else for the service. I appreciate this a lot. Their integrity made me trust them.

Are there any areas Comrade Web Agency could improve?

I don’t have anything negative to share off-hand. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were better than we were in this respect.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re my top pick.

Web Development For Law Firm

"Comrade Web Agency is serious but fun to work with and incredibly responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016-Ongoing
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency fully redesigned an obsolete website to increase traffic and leads. They guide content creation efforts and provide SEO and PPC services as well. The collaboration is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Danville, California
Partner, Law Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over the lapse of one year, leads have significantly increased thus increasing the amount of work and revenue generated, leading to hiring another attorney in order to keep up. There’s nothing for Comrade Web Agency to improve; they’ve been on time, remained within budget, and provide a great ROI.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a small law firm in California specializing in trust and estates and securities litigation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Comrade Web Agency?

We needed to bring in calls, good leads, and clients that want to use our services. We hadn’t been getting calls, so the traffic stopped. There wasn’t anything else we could do on the website to generate more leads so we had to make a change. It was an old website that hadn’t been changed for a very long time. The only thing we were really doing was more blog posts, and that stopped working too.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for the full redesign of the site. We told them what we do and what kind of consumer we were looking for. They came up with all of the creative work. We wrote the content ourselves but they gave us guidance on what we should write. We’re subject to very strict ethical rules, so I don’t know if it’s possible for anyone but a lawyer to write the content for a law firm’s website. They also implemented new SEO [search engine optimization] and PPC [pay-per-click] marketing strategies and provided tools to track client leads.

How did you come to work with Comrade Web Agency?

I Googled law firm website design and I was looking for experience. It seems to be an industry where there’s a lot of young people. I called a place that was very prominent on the web, and I couldn’t get a return phone call. I’d fill out the online form or I’d call, and it was a phone service that would answer. They told me to fill out the form and I told them that I had I filled it out three times already and was not filling it out again. Then I got a call from the sales director who’s in his car telling me how great they are, and it just didn’t give me a feeling of stability. I called the marketing director, and he asked to call me back after his guitar lesson. This was not the kind of killer instinct and professionalism that I was looking for in a long-term partner. When I called Comrade Web Agency, they answered the phone and spent an hour on the phone with me. They said they’d get me a proposal in a couple of days, which they did. The proposal wasn’t just an email. It came via email but it was ten pages and it looked like some thought had gone into it. It seemed to be a more stable, professional operation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

In one year, our leads went up dramatically. All of our attorneys are busy, and our revenue is up significantly; we’ve also hired another attorney to handle the new work. Comrade Web Agency is serious but fun to work with and incredibly responsive. I would recommend them to anyone.

How did Comrade Web Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent. Everything they’ve done has been excellent.

Are there any areas Comrade Web Agency could improve?

No. Since I know so little about SEO, I just know what’s on my screen. I’m sure they’re always trying to improve but from the customers’ end, I have no complaints. I can’t think of anything they could improve.

5.0
Overall Score These guys are the best.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have never missed a meeting or deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They delivered within budget, and the return on investment was easily 10–1.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Check our website to see the quality of their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'll refer Comrade Web Agency to anyone without hesitation.

WordPress Development for Digital Ad Agency

“What I like about Comrade was that they had a nice mixture of design and development.”

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

Comrade Web Agency built a website in Wordpress to go along with the company's rebranding effort.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Michael Quintos
President, Digital Ad Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website traffic has increased by about thirty to forty percent as a result of Comrade Web Agency's work. The team has provided quality work and knowledge in both the design and development side of building a website.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you describe your company and your role?

I’m the president of Digital Ad Agency. We do branding and digital strategy work for Fortune 500 companies.    

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

When you approached Comrade Web Agency, what was the business challenge that you were trying to address?

Finding a quality Web design and development firm.

Was there something about your old website that you wanted to improve specifically?

I had a decent website, but I don’t think it matched really well with what the company was trying to do and represented it well. So, I really wanted to go to a branding and a design process. I was able to handle the branding, but the design required more.

SOLUTION

Do you know which content management system that they used to build the website?

They used WordPress.

Did they also provide training and ongoing support service for the website?

They did. It wasn’t very necessary. WordPress is pretty straightforward.

How long did the project take?

Sixty days from start to finish.

When was it completed?

At the end of 2012.

What was your process for selecting Comrade Web Agency?

I reached out to some network people on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Comrade was given a good reference of quality work, good timing in getting it done, and keeping to the statement of work, which are all things I was looking for.

Can you give a sense of the size of this initiative, either in a cost estimate or a personnel work hour figure?

It was about $22,000 or $23,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of the results, are there any metrics that you can share that indicate the success of the project?

We saw an increase in website views, probably 30 to 40 percent.

And how would you describe their performance?

Fantastic. I recommend them highly to everybody I do business with.

Is there anything unique or special about them compared to other vendors that you may have worked with in the past?

No. Quality is quality. They were able to present the design options and implement them quickly. They have a pretty good knowledge. Sometimes, the Web firms know design, but they’re not really good with development; or vice versa. What I like about Comrade was that they had a nice mixture of design and development.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that you think Comrade could improve on or that you would do differently?

Working through the process of how somebody contacts your site and then requests for more information would have probably been better, but maybe not their fault. It seems like when you get someone to your site, maybe there’s a way to capture more data.

Is that something that you might have approached them about?

I haven’t talked to them about it. It’s something I probably do need to chat to them about. 

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 & SEO for SaaS Platform

"I was happy with the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Comrade Web Agency developed a PPC campaign, provided SEO services, and created content for a company that helps businesses accept payments online.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Plano, Texas
CEO, SaaS Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Comrade Web Agency significantly increased the site’s organic traffic within the first few months. They collaborated well by communicating thoroughly and incorporating feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

SaaS

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Comrade Web Agency?

We were looking to increase our website traffic.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to increase our website traffic by 30% within the first 3 months.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected the agency based on their experience with our industry.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We worked closely to create the strategy and prepare our plan of action for the next few months. Tactics involved were SEO, PPC, content generation.

What was the team composition?

I've worked closely with their Director of Marketing

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The goal of increasing the website's organic traffic by 30% within 6 months was achieved.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our collaboration and communication was great, my team's feedback was always well accepted.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was happy with the results. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

Can't think of anything

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 & Consulting Services for IT Firm

"Comrade Web Agency is a true partner that cares about our business and results." 

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

Comrade Web Agency provided marketing services to an IT services firm to assist with generating leads. They offered a wide range of services, including digital marketing, SEO, and website work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Sergey Bogomolov
Founder & President, Solve IT Strategies, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team went above and beyond expectations, delivering an almost immediate 308% growth in lead flow. They handled the project with professionalism from start to finish. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Solve IT Strategies is an IT staffing, executive search and consulting firm. I am the founder and President of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Comrade Web Agency?

Marketing services.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to increase the lead flow.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Recommended by a peer in the industry.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Marketing & consulting initiative.

What was the team composition?

I worked with the principal of the firm and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After we kicked off the marketing & consulting initiative with Comrade, we saw an immediate 308% growth in our lead flow. It is hard to find a true marketing partner that does it all: digital marketing, SEO, website work, etc.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their Account Manager went above and beyond to meet all our needs, while their high level of expertise clearly shows their true level of professionalism.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Comrade Web Agency is a true partner that cares about our business and results. Highly recommend them to any company that is looking to grow!

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