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Fruition is a digital growth agency specializing in web design, web development, and digital marketing services. We work with open source platforms (Drupal, WordPress, and Magento) and deliver high quality SEO, PPC, Email Marketing, and Social Media campaigns. Fruition is a Denver Business Journal, “Best Places to Work” and ColoradoBiz Magazine “Best Marketing+Advertising Agency.”

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2003
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Denver, CO
headquarters
  • 616 East Speer Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80203
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
US Department of Energy, American Golf, National Corporate Housing, Ontario Airport Frame Destination, City of Ontario-CA, Kaneka Nutrients, Tru Family Dental, See complete client list >

National Corporate Housing- nationalcorporatehousing.com

Drupal Website Redesign + Digital Marketing.

Ontario International Airport- flyontario.com

 Drupal Website Redesign, Maintenance, and Hosting.

American Golf - golfzing.com

Drupal Development and Hosting

CSU Global - csuglobal.edu

SEO

Frame Destination - framedestination.com

Magento 2 Website Redesign

Tru Family Dental - trufamilydental.com

WordPress Redesign + Local SEO

Tailor Made Products - curiouschef.com

Magento Website Redesign + Digital Marketing

City of Ontario - ontarioca.gov

Drupal 8 Website Redesign

Kaneka Nutrients - ubiquinol.org

Drupal Redesign, Web Maintenance, SEO, and Hosting

Binder USA

Binder USA

Colorado Attorney General

Website Redesign & WordPress Development Project

Dependable Cleaners

Website Redesign, WordPress Development, and Marketing Projects

KO Sports, Inc.

Website Redesign & WordPress Development Project + Hosting

Liver Doctor

Website Redesign, Logo Design, & Development Project on Magento 2. Additionally host and provide ongoing maintenance support.

Black Swift Group

Website Redesign & WordPress Development Project

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Non-Profit Organization Design & Development

Drupal Development

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Digital Marketing for Financial Services Company

"They over delivered. That’s rare. They are extremely good at what they do."

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

Fruition provides PPC campaign and organic search services for a financial firm. The goal is to increase customer visibility and page rankings within the industry.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
CEO, Financial Media Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fruition consistently exceeds expectations, delivering significantly improved metrics and regularly reporting on measurable results. The team's dedicated work ethic, engaging communication, and creative approach ensure exceptional solutions. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a database company. We collect and refine data from the financial industry, specifically the securities firms and advisors that work within the marketplace. We do a lot of data analytics.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the CEO. I oversee business operations and development projects when it comes to development of new technologies and software and things like that.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Fruition?

Originally, our goal was to increase our page ranking within our target industry. We have strong competition, and we saw they were ranking higher than we were. We wanted to increase our visibility when our target audience and clients are searching for the types of services we provide.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They were very clear with us regarding the timeline it would take to achieve our objective. They made a plan with us early on to introduce a more aggressive PPC [pay-per-click] program. The ultimate goal was to move away from that and rely on the organic search traffic to take over. We’re one year in, and we’ve been able to do that. We recently eliminated the PPC advertising and moved entirely to organic search work.

What was your process for selecting Fruition with which to work?

I did research and talked to a few firms. One of the reasons that I selected Fruition is that I knew Jen [LaFlam, business development employee at Fruition] from a previous position. It gives you a higher level of comfort when you have that personal relationship. That was a factor for us. The personal relationship wasn’t the main reason we hired them, but it was a factor. All SEO [search engine optimization] firms claim to be able to accomplish the same things. It’s hard to discern whether they are able to deliver or not.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

It was slightly more than $50,000 for the year

When was the work completed?

It’s ongoing work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I do a monthly review with them. They run through the Google analytics and all the primary ISPs [Internet service providers] to show us the tangible results they are able to produce. We’re looking at month-over-month and year-over-year increases. I don’t have the hard statistics, but I’ll tell you in a general sense that we see month-on-month progress – movement up the page for all the key areas we’re focused on. 

We have defined progress that we are able to track monthly and weekly. That’s important when you’re making this kind of investment. We’re tracking cost per lead and how many leads we’re generating. That requires internal setup. We have leads coming in many forms: the phone, website, and filling out our contact form. There’s a number of avenues how they found their way to us. You want to be able to know if the dollars are well spent. It is easy for us now to see where our leads are coming from.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

They met every objective we’ve given them. They by far surpassed my expectations. They over delivered. That’s rare. They are extremely good at what they do.

Is there anything unique or special about Fruition that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

I was pleasantly surprised at how they have remained highly engaged with us. They will keep us on task. They never lose focus. They’re constantly working behind the scenes. They took on making changes to the website. They will post content and make edits for us. I’ve been very pleased with the overall level of service with these guys. They’re not “sell you and forget you.”

What advice would you give to future clients of theirs?

I would say be prepared for the fact that they do a tremendous amount of the heavy lifting and work. It’s a cooperative effort. It’s going to take work on your part, too. You still have to guide them to what your clients are interested in. They’ll prod you.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

That’s a tough one. I would be hard pressed to find an area of criticism. They are extremely diligent. I think it’s the nature of the business. It’s ingrained in them to be constantly on the ball.

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

Online Scheduling Company SEO

"They were flexible and open enough to accept change in process management and flow."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fruition fixed bad link-building and removed a Google manual audit penalty from a large site. They contacted webmasters, reviewed platform files, and ensured best practices.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Scottsdale, Arizona
Kendall Matthews
VP of Marketing, AppointmentPlus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fruition successfully removed the manual audit penalty within ninety days. The agency was flexible, technically skilled, and willing to implement a range of strategies. Their dynamic, comprehensive approach to SEO achieved profitable results.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are AppointmentPlus, an online scheduling software. We’ve been around since 2001, helping businesses, franchises, and Fortune 500 companies that have complex scheduling needs. Our platform automates a lot of that process for them, resulting in up to a 70 percent reduction of no-shows. Our software handles any type of appointment. We have about 89 employees right now, and we’re projected to have another 70 in 2015. We’re located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

What are your role and responsibilities?

I am the vice president of global marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal in working with Fruition?

In August 2013, we had a manual audit penalty from Google, which was placed on us because of some bad link-building practices of previous SEO [search engine optimization] companies. Our website is around 600-plus pages, and we have only one developer, so it takes a lot of time to remove those links. We went through three different SEO firms trying to get them removed, and we had internal Google link parties trying to remove them as well. Nothing worked until we connected with Fruition. They were able to remove the Google link manual audit penalty from us in less than 90 days.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

The specific scope was to go back and contact all of the webmasters that were linking back to us, to go through all of our Google website platform files using Google webmaster tools, and then to make sure they’re having the files edited properly. The hope was that when Google did the reconsideration, it could be done quickly.

What was your process in selecting Fruition with which to work?

Our CEO met Fruition’s business development manager at an industry event they were both attending. Since I’d already been through three different SEO companies, I knew exactly what I was looking for. I gave Fruition’s team about four months to see what they were able to produce.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

We pay a retainer of $3,000 a month to Fruition.

When did you start working with them and is the relationship ongoing?

We started working with Fruition in October 2014, and we are still working with them. We’ve expanded the contract to include paid media and social networking services. Soon, I’ll be adding their public relations and possibly their reputation management services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics, metrics, or general feedback from the project?

I enjoy working with them because they are open to change. My background is in direct response marketing, and there’s a particular way I like to do things, or have processes and frameworks laid out. They were 100 percent open to trying to figure out a way to make things happen. For example, while they were working on removing the Google penalty, I also needed to have another website built. So, within that first engagement, they were open to helping me create a WordPress website from scratch, and then their designers helped create our new mascot. They found a designer outside of their company and set up the contract for me. They managed that whole process, so I didn’t have to do anything and had only one bill to pay. That was a sign of their flexibility, and one of the main reasons I continue to use them today.

Is there anything unique about Fruition that really makes them stand out compared to other companies?

They take a holistic approach to SEO. They know it’s more than just changing keywords and meta descriptions. They have good article and content writers. They also have a strategy and a plan laid out to increase engagement. They were flexible and open enough to accept change in process management and flow.

I think that our communication has been evolving. I appreciate how they started the engagement, and now we communicate with them daily. They’re like an extension of our own marketing team.

What advice would you give a future client of theirs?

I would recommend that clients make sure they have their deliverables and requirements lined out before contacting them. Doing your due diligence before connecting with anybody is crucial.

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

Magento Implementation Tailor Made Products, Inc

"They’re good at bringing new things to our attention to stay on top of what’s going on in the industry."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fruition collaborated on the development, design, and deployment of an e-commerce branding website, offering a range of creative options. The team continues to provide maintenance and SEO services.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mike Marchewka
National Sales Director, Tailor Made Products, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

E-commerce business has grown sevenfold since 2013, with a dramatic increase in traffic and conversions. Fruition’s ongoing optimization work has ranked the website highly in keywords and organic search results. The team is responsive, flexible, and provides valuable recommendations.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are a privately held manufacturing and sourcing firm in the housewares industry. We have national brands, which are kitchen tools. One is real tools for kids, and the other is an adult fruit and vegetable prep line. We also do a line of private label kitchen utensils, like spoons and spatulas, for national retailers as well. We have another branded program, which is a racking system for five-gallon water bottles that we sell to the water trade and to water customers.

What is your position?

I’m the national sales director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenge that you were trying to address when you first approached Fruition?

We had one brand at the time, and we had a website up, but it was developed in-house and wasn’t what the brand needed to grow. We wanted to design a first-class site from the ground up. We wanted to be able to get the brand name out in a big way and have a very user-friendly e-commerce site. We wanted to sell product as well as inform, and we wanted to hire an expert to do that instead of trying to do it in-house half-baked.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the actual scope of work assigned to them?

It was a true collaborative effort. We came in with certain ideas on what we wanted the site to do, a little bit on how we wanted it to look. Then, we kind of threw it out to them from the creative side and asked them to show us what it could be. They gave us some ideas to pick from, and we collaborated from that point on. They were involved in all aspects of the development, design, and deployment.

How did you come to choose Fruition as your partner?

Our CEO at the time was attending a conference and ran into Jonathan Mills [Fruition's director of business development]. They struck up a conversation, and Jonathan was pitching Fruition and what they could bring to the party. Our CEO found it very interesting, and we started the process. We did our due diligence and searched for different firms, narrowed it down to a couple, did our interviewing, and ended up with Fruition at the end of the day.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

It was about $20,000 to $25,000 per website.

What is the status of the project?

We’ve been working with them for two years now, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

Our e-commerce business has grown sevenfold last year versus calendar year 2013. We’re getting the traffic and conversions we wanted. In terms of keyword searches and where this brand turns up in organic search results, it’s been extremely high. That’s due in a large part to the design of the site, content of the site, and the ongoing optimization done by Fruition. Right before site launch, they worked around the clock and did whatever they needed to do to get it done. They're really responsive. We needed a meeting, and they found time for the meeting. They’ve always been flexible like that, which is greatly appreciated.

When working with Fruition, is there anything that you would consider unique about their strategic approach or development methodology that distinguish them from other vendors?

They were extremely patient, extremely understanding, and very easy to work with. They’re always good at bringing new things to our attention, and stay on top of what’s going on in the industry. In that sense, they’ve always been able to offer us great recommendations on how we can improve our online presence as a whole.

In retrospect, are there areas in which you think they could improve as a service provider?

We got used to a certain level of response time, and as Fruition’s business has picked up, that’s been a little tougher. It’s not really a problem; it’s just a little longer. We’re hoping that they won’t simply outgrow us.

What advice, if any, would you give a future client of theirs?

Be open and collaborative. Jonathan and his team are really good about offering a different point of view. They’re really good at presenting alternative visions of different aspects of development. They can really streamline the development process, but you have to come to the table with an open mind.

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
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Verification Level
Gold
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Colorado
ID
20031149971
Date of Formation
May 8, 2003
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Jul 22, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
13
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 3, 2019