Big agency talent. Boutique focus.

DMi Partners is a one stop shop for digital marketing in Philadelphia that specializes in lead generation, SEO, digital experience, brand development, and ecommerce.

Backed by our 13+ years of digital marketing experience and an award winning creative department, DMi Partners offers big agency quality, stability, and efficiency, with the charm, personal attention, and agility of a boutique.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2003
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Philadelphia, PA
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Marketing Campaign for Charter School

“It was very collaborative, and we were treated more like design partners than like clients.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

For the sixth year running, DMi designed print and electronic marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, templates, etc.) for an annual giving campaign.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ted Malloy
Individual Giving Coordinator, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In spite of a short turnaround, the collaborative process ran smoothly, and the final products were top-notch. Precision, openness to a two-way conversation, and adaptability to shifting priorities impress. Services are well worth the money they could charge.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm an Individual Giving Coordinator at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, a second-chance charter school for young people who have previously left schools. Part of my role is overseeing our annual giving campaign, which is a direct-mail outreach to 500–1,000 potential donors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with the company?

We needed someone with expertise to design the layout of marketing collateral for our annual giving campaign. There were only 2–3 of us on the team, and we couldn't dedicate the resources or the time to designing something we'd be proud to send out.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a theme for this year’s campaign in our head, so we discussed it with David [Lachowicz, Creative Director, DMi Partners] for 25–30 minutes. A week later, we had a mock-up of the initial design. Within 2 weeks, we’d made great progress, which is indicative of the quickness and attention to detail with which David and DMi work. David provided a lot of constructive feedback throughout the process. He was honest about what worked and what didn't work.

He helped us develop the look and feel of the campaign, designed for us an 8-panel folding brochure filled with content, and created 2 different versions of a letter that goes out to past and prospective donors.  In addition, he designed 2 easily customizable versions of remittance cards for us to send out.

What is the team dynamic?

Patrick McKenna, one of the owners of the company, assigned us to David, so we mostly have been working with him for the past 5–6 years.

How did you come to work with DMi?

It's my third year working with David, but our organization has worked with him for six years. Patrick is a former YouthBuild board member, so that’s how we were connected initially.

How much have you invested with them?

They do the work for us pro bono.

What is the status of this engagement?

This year, we worked with them from September–October, but we’ve worked them on similar projects for the past 6 years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While this year’s materials haven’t gone out yet, we were very comfortable with the work he was doing and very proud of the final product. We were impressed with the layout and the design of the letters and with the flexibility David showed in making changes on the fly. In past years, we’ve received nothing but raves about the designs.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

David is very responsive over email. He’s thorough in explaining the process to us, and in answering our questions questions. We usually just meet once at the start of the campaign, sort out the logistics and our timeline and then just let David take charge. Plus, they’re able to turn deliverables around quickly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed by David’s attention to detail. Also, he’s extremely accepting of any feedback and is very candid in the feedback he gives us. With other firms I’ve worked with, giving feedback could often turn into a difficult conversation, but with David, not only has there been a minimal need to give him feedback, I’ve never felt uncomfortable giving it to him when appropriate. It was very collaborative, and we were treated more like design partners than like clients.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a level of trust and comfort with delegating the work once you’ve explained what you’re looking for.

5.0
Overall Score In any partnership, it's important to have an open dialogue, and we feel that with David.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Knowing what it would’ve have cost, their rates are more than competitive—especially given the quality and care they take with their projects.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Arts Preschool

"[DMi Partners] combine their creativity with giving us exactly what we need."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

DMi redesigned a website and created a custom portal enabling selective access to forms and information. Other features added include parallax scrolling and ambient video.

The Reviewer
 
10-50 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Julia Weekes
Director, Moonstone Preschool
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The redesigned website has earned overwhelmingly positive feedback, especially from parents and the school community. A unique blend of creativity and technical ability, as well as strong interpersonal skills, make DMi an ideal partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My name is Julia Weekes and I'm the director of Moonstone Preschool, an arts-based center for children 18 months to 5 years old.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DMi Partners?

We had a woefully outdated website. Key challenges included adding interactive features, improving site navigation, and creating a portal for parents to access information. Secondary challenges included updating the look and feel of the site to reflect the vibrant, creative community of the school.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first step was the team taking a campus tour to get a sense of what the school offers. They also took an inventory of our needs and desired functionalities for the site.

Next they created a wireframe of the new site, which we used as a checklist to provide the necessary documents and images. They held an in-office demonstration of the static site and the new interactive elements, such as parallax scrolling and ambient video. DMi also proposed making a visual depiction of a child’s typical day at the school as the main feature of the homepage.

Post launch, the team made any necessary adjustments and linked the existing blog to the site. One additional meeting is scheduled to show us how to use the new Parent Portal and how to edit the site.

What is the team dynamic?

Communication and workflow was mostly filtered through the project manager.

How did you come to work with DMi Partners?

We had a pre-existing relationship through the school community. DMi approached us about the redesign and sent examples of their previous work. We selected them based on their understanding of the school’s mission.

What is the status of this engagement?

The bulk of the work was done from May–October, 2017. The remainder of the work should conclude this month [November 2017].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is much more functional. The layout makes sense to visitors and content is easy to access. The design is clean and visually appealing; interactive elements add a playful quality without distracting from the information. By showcasing our music and theatrical performances, the arts-based ethos of the school shines.

The Facebook post announcing the launch received 300 clicks in one day, with very positive feedback from parents and the school community.  

How did DMi Partners perform from a project management standpoint?

It was such an easy relationship. They were in constant communication throughout the process. Email response times were extremely fast—within hours—to any questions or concerns. The team was very accommodating of our schedule for in-person meetings, and did a great job hitting all deadlines.    

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication skills and interpersonal relationships are core strengths. The team is able to combine creativity with functionality to deliver an impressive website. DMi really took the time to learn about the school and make its mission central to the project.

5.0
Overall Score They were as good as it could get.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met all deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Expensive but worth it for high-quality results.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The final product is more than we could have hoped for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer