What was the scope of their involvement?
I get them involved at a very early stage, from a first idea and brainstorming through to completion. I give them everything that I can like print, webpage development, responsive email design, etc. We've worked on e-books together, brochures, event collateral, we've even done some booth design. They're my go to for design work.
We've done some pretty creative things with regard to the Skype for business product and UCC [Unified Communications and Collaboration] market, that's where we got an e-book and did some creative marketing. They've also been helping me host events on behalf of Microsoft. This is where they've worked with me on e-mails, the registration forms, and even webpages in different languages.
We are also working on what we're calling a “fast start” portal. Iris Creative helped me design and build a website that speeds up the time of adoption when customers want to sell Microsoft products, such as Office 365, to their customers or the consumer of the product and are new to us. It gets the customer who's not familiar with Westcon-Comstor or is not quite sure how to go about navigating the Microsoft world, a fast path to figuring that out. There are a lot of materials, resources and learning aids.
Another thing that I'm really proud of that we've worked on together was a section of our website called “Cloud insight”. It's global in nature, so we're working on getting it translated into seven major languages now. Iris was really helpful in getting the keystone pieces ready for market consumption. They're absolutely beautiful, stunning and I love them. I can't wait to get them in all of their languages and into the hands of our customers.
What is the team dynamic?
I don’t know the size of the team, and I'm okay with that as long as I have one main point of contact that I trust.
How did you come to work with Iris Creative?
I knew Brandon [CEO, Iris Creative] before Iris Creative was Iris Creative.
How much have you invested with them?
I am planning to invest $35,000 this year, the price is a bit more than the previous year.
What is the status of this engagement?
I have been working with the Iris Creative team since January 2015 and our work is still ongoing.