We Build Brands from the Ground up

We’re ElephantMark, a full-service interactive, design, and branding agency in Lakewood Ranch.

We believe every brand has the potential to reach their goals & their audiences if they plan their communications and brand experiences. And we believe every brand mark can be designed to enhance, aid, and direct the overall brand strategy. We craft imagination into brand strategy. We put research and concept before style and trend.

With over 10 years of experience in website design, and website development in WordPress. 

We specialize in providing small businesses and start-ups custom WordPress & Divi solutions. We have expertise in lead-generation, SEO, Woo Commerce, CRM’s, custom post types, custom database directories, developing unique themes an more. WordPress isn’t right for all clients, but for the majority of start-ups and small businesses and even large-scale businesses, it’s a solution we would recommend again and again.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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Lakewood Ranch, FL
headquarters
  • 12203 Clubhouse Drive
    Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Solarandair.com

RideandPaddle.com

PSL Group

Midokura

Cws-software

DrinkMaster Bartending School

Russian School of Mathematics

JVS Boston

FullArmor Coffee

Pierce MFG

3DProscan

Ashcroft Law Firm

ReveLife Fitness

Matterhorn Law

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Website Dev & Design for Home Improvement Company

"The efficient development & design process kept both teams moving forward."

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

ElephantMark developed and designed a WordPress website to increase online inquiries. Their team also performed logo design and SEO services. The site is currently live.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Miramar, Florida
Greg Shenk
Marketing Consultant, Florida Solar & Air
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Web inquiries jumped over 20%. ElephantMark built a user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing website. Their team’s skilled expertise in development and design is a notable strength. They are responsive and accommodating. ElephantMark exceeded expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I run marketing for a home improvement company that sells and installs impact windows, solar panels, and central air conditioning.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ElephantMark LLC?

We needed a fully-responsive website with a modernized look that visitors could easily navigate to learn about our services.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to increase the number of inquiries through our contact form. On our end, we wanted the website to be easy to update.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I’ve worked with ElephantMark previously on similar projects and enjoy their work. Their team is easy to work with and provides clean and professional designs.

Describe the project in detail.

We started with a discovery meeting to discuss next steps, then they conducted a full audit of the current site and provided a sitemap for our team to review. After approval, ElephantMark created initial wireframes for the homepage and secondary pages, then created full mockups with colors and photos.

Using WordPress, they built the website, sharing pages for review. Their team also showed how the pages looked across web and mobile devices.

Once everything was approved, ElephantMark launched the website, optimized it for search, and also refreshed our company logo with no charge.

What was the team composition?

I primarily worked with Joseph (Art Director, ElephantMark), who managed the project and pulled others in as necessary.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our website inquiries increased by 25%. The design is clean and works flawlessly across every device. Importantly, it is easy for us to manage. We can add blogs, photos, and change copy without assistance. If we do need help, ElephantMark is readily available. Unless there is a big issue or item that takes up time, they won’t charge me, which I appreciate.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The efficient development & design process kept both teams moving forward. ElephantMark established timelines for each stage, but they were flexible when they needed to be. Joseph was responsive and made the experience extremely positive. They went above and beyond.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

One of their biggest selling points is that they are not only talented designers but can build and launch websites. ElephantMark is a one-stop shop which makes everything faster and smoother. It’s hard to find agencies that offer unmatched design and development skills at a reasonable cost.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The project went smoothly, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

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

Website Redesign for Water Conservation Company

"ElephantMark took the time to understand our vision." 

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

ElephantMark LLC completed a full website redesign, updating the existing platform with improved usability and functionality to engage more users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sarasota, Florida
Joseph Benson
VP Business Development, Aqua Mizer, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Generating positive early feedback, the new website’s user-friendly layout clearly conveys business goals and operations. ElephantMark demonstrated a solid grasp of project intent and their deliberate, collaborative approach facilitated effective communication and seamless workflow.   

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the VP of business development for Aqua Mizer, a water conservation company. Our specialty product helps multi-resident properties conserve water by preventing toilet floods and eliminating leaks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ElephantMark LLC?

We hired ElephantMark to completely redesign our existing website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an updated functional layout that was more than just a place for information, one that would facilitate more engagement with potential customers. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected ElephantMark after an extensive research and review process with multiple southwest Florida marketing companies. We felt confident they were a company that would treat us as a partner rather than a project, a relationship we hoped to leverage for future opportunities. 

Describe the project in detail.

ElephantMark took the time to understand our vision. They welcomed our feedback and helped guide our ideas—however impossible or unclear—into reality. 

What was the team composition?

We worked directly with the interactive art designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website has only recently launched, but I am already receiving positive feedback on its usability, design, and clarity. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

ElephantMark was always available. The entire project moved very quickly because they never missed a meeting or a deadline and never allowed a lapse in communication. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We have found a partner who is not only technically advanced but can communicate with us easily in laymen’s terms.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are no areas for improvement.

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

Branding for a Software Network

“ElephantMark definitely uses the latest design skills. Other firms aren’t as advanced as them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2014 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

ElephantMark created branding and design work for multiple media, including website, print, and trade shows. They offer copywriting and SEO, although those services weren’t used.

The Reviewer
Susan Wu
Directr of Technical Marketing, Midokura
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ElephantMark is incredibly responsive, accomplishing tasks in as little as one hour. They’re flexible and accommodating, working with new tools or on tight schedules as needed. Although their small team means a limited skill set, they’re highly talented in the services they do offer.

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 former director of technical marketing at Midokura, a company that provides Cloud Networking solutions for digital enterprises.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ElephantMark?

We were trying to upgrade our presence. Midokura is a global company, and we wanted a brand that was globally appealing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ElephantMark helped with the branding for our website, social ads, trade show presence, collateral pieces, etc. They provided the branding and design for all those marketing elements, including the image ads on Google. The copy was written by our internal team, and we relied on a different company for SEO and PPC.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their interactive art director.

How did you come to work with ElephantMark?

They were referred to us by a previous partner.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $150-$200 an hour, and we had them work about 20 hours a week.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in December 2014. I left the company in March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us with our test drive, which is the trial generator for our services that are part of our go-to-market strategy. ElephantMark also created image ads to get people to download our benchmark study, which was an important vehicle for gaining lead generation.

How did ElephantMark perform from a project management standpoint?

We were incredibly agile, so we needed projects and tasks finished quickly. ElephantMark was able to get things accomplished in 1–2 hours, at times. Other companies can wait three days, but we couldn’t. Sometimes, we’d need them to work on Saturday mornings, and they never charged us extra, which we appreciated.

We communicated via Skype and email, but they’re willing to use whatever you want.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their design skills are superb. In my new position, I work with another company, and ElephantMark definitely uses the latest design skills. Other firms aren’t as advanced as them. They also have pre-built templates, which save you a lot of time because you don’t have to build things from scratch.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They don’t have a lot of employees, so the skill set wasn’t as broad as I’d have liked. For example, they didn’t have UX specialists or animators.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The better developed your project scope is, the better your partnership will be. If possible, pay per project, not per hour; it will save you money in the long-run.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve found lower cost providers. Any U.S. designer will cost more than Asia and Europe, though.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've referred them to several colleagues.

Website for Rebel Shakespeare Company

"ElephantMark went above and beyond."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

ElephantMark LLC designed and developed a website to reflect the client’s business transition. The end product required online registration, slide shows, and social media integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Salem, Massachusetts
Julia Meitov Hersey
Manager, Rebel Shakespeare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working well within budgetary constraints, ElephantMark produced a high-quality, professional website. The team displayed genuine care for the project by using client photos and copy to save money and by voluntarily exceeding SEO requirements. Communication remained effective and consistent.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Rebel Shakespeare Company is a North Shore theatre company that promotes the art of public speaking, theatre education and training, communication skills (both oral and written), cultural awareness through performances and talks, and a broader worldview. We hope to empower children to reach their intellectual, emotional, and artistic potential.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire ElephantMark LLC?

We transitioned from a privately-held company to a nonprofit organization, and we needed a new website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to present a new image in order to attract more clients and a wider audience. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

ElephantMark had been recommended by several business connections.

Describe the project in detail.

We held two intro and design meetings before work began, with a follow-up meeting after the initial design was completed. We then communicated via email regarding copy and SEO.

What was the team composition?

There was a project manager and a copywriter.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The ElephantMark team did a fantastic job on the new website. Despite our small size and limited budget, they designed a very simple yet elegant site that included all of our criteria, including online registration, slide shows, and social media integration. They used our own photos and copy in creative ways to save money on stock images. Everything was done on time and on budget, and the communication could not have been smoother.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was very easy and effective. Our time and labor commitments were very low. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

ElephantMark went above and beyond, especially when in regards to SEO. Our only requirement was that the website shows up at the top of the search for our company name. They insisted on implementing keywords to improve our results in many other search options, such as our business type.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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

Branding for Bartending Classes

“I found them completely enjoyable and pleasant to work with.”

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

ElephantMark assisted with every aspect of a rebranding. They helped design logos with new colors and fonts to achieve a modern feel. Additional work included digital brochures, email campaigns, and SEO.

The Reviewer
 
Boston, Massachusettes
Jason Rothe
President, DrinkMaster Bartending Schools
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The rebrand and SEO successfully increased conversion rates and user retention time. ElephantMark immersed themselves in the project and delivered brilliant designs. They quickly seek help when met with a difficult challenge and provide a solution. Loyal and committed, they’re a rare find.

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 President of DrinkMaster Bartending School.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ElephantMark LLC?

We had to reinvent our brand to focus on team building events and unique courses. We previously concentrated on job training, but shifts in the market necessitated an expansion of our product line.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

ElephantMark worked closely with us to create a new brand identity. To do this, they developed new logos and other branding material as a foundation. This included choosing our brand colors and fronts to facilitate a modern contemporary aesthetic. They also created additional marketing materials like digital brochures, email campaigns and provided SEO services. Then, they assisted in redesigning our website. It was a broad project scope and they did a little bit of everything. Our efforts have been collaborative and while the initial project is complete, we’re currently working with them on other objectives.

What is the team composition?

Joe (Art Director & Brand Strategist, ElephantMark LLC) is our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with ElephantMark LLC?

They were recommended to me by a colleague who worked with them in some capacity.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent at least $10,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The rebranding project took place July 2017–January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Google Analytics show time spent on the site per user has increased exponentially with an average viewing of 3.8 pages. The conversion rate has increased and customers frequently comment that our brand and website make us stand out.

How did ElephantMark LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

Timely correspondence, accessibility, and commitment describe our experience. Joe made this project his top priority. He’s such a fair and practical person; we always know we’re getting our money’s worth. We’d communicate and video conference daily via WebEx and Google Hangouts. We often shared screens to work through parts of the project collaboratively. Joe’s allows us to go through the process at our pace, so we never feel uncomfortable with the product. He understands what we’re trying to accomplish and it’s a like a never-ending journey as we continue to develop our brand.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Joe’s patience, loyalty, and commitment to the project is hard to find among most vendors. It feels like he’s part of our company as he completely immerses himself in our objectives and challenges.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have anything they can improve on because Joe is willing to improve himself and find solutions when needed. He’s resourceful and willing to reach out to another expert if he doesn’t know how to fix something. He’ll even take part in tasks outside his job description if that better services the project.

5.0
Overall Score I found them completely enjoyable and pleasant to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design for a Software Company

"They're easy to work with and eager to please."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

ElephantMark assisted with a transition of an HTML website to WordPress: they designed a new look, repackaged the existing content, and managed SEO.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Florham Park, New Jersey
Milt Melamed
Owner, CWS Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website is visually appealing and brings more leads. Exceptionally responsive and eager to go above and beyond, they earned a high reputation for their outstanding designs. 

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 president and founder of CWS Software, a software development firm. We offer a few different packages: a vacation tracking package, an HRIS system that tracks employee data, and systems for performance management and salary administration. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ElephantMark?

We hadn't changed our website for seven years, so we were looking for a company to help us build a new site that would be easy to manage.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our old website was built in HTML and ElephantMark helped us transition to WordPress, enhancing the look and feel of the site. They repackaged the content, making the color schemes and the layout more user-friendly. They also provided SEO services for us.

What is the team composition? 

We mostly worked with Joe [Maguire, Principal, ElephantMark].

How did you come to work with them?

We worked with them in the past and were impressed by the outstanding graphic designs they produced. When it was time to redo our website, I immediately thought of them and got back in touch with them.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working with them in December 2016 and the project was completed in January 2018. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website is visually pleasing and our ads are more effective. The number of leads we're getting has increased, while our visitors spend more time on the website. 

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They were exceptionally responsive and eager to do whatever is required. We had weekly meetings and usually communicated via email or phone. They stayed on track with the project, meeting all of our deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Joe is graphically gifted and produced great visuals for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. Everything went very smoothly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're easy to work with and eager to please.

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