Design | Develop | Deliver

KeyLimeTie is a full-service design, development & digital strategy agency, helping clients communicate more effectively and intimately with their customers through interactive marketing channels. Specializing in web and mobile application development across a variety of platforms, KeyLimeTie provides content management, ecommerce, and custom application solutions, while also assisting customers with social media campaign and reputation management.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Oak Brook, IL
headquarters
  • 3011 Butterfield Road, Suite 250
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AAA – Auto Club Group Allstate Insurance Kellogg’s Tyson Joint Commission Resources Central Parts Warehouse Kellogg’s Tyson Foods Lava Lamp Calamos Investments Naperville Running Company Torrent Flood Insurance Parts Town American Nuclear Society ProStar Hallmark Malibu Run Jameson Whisky AAA New York Simple Build Group AAA National Pekin Insurance Meemic Insurance The Custom Companies Scrubzz Kalpa

Parts Town

American Nuclear Society

The American Nuclear Society worked with KeyLimeTie to build an iPad app to engage with guests at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, an event created to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math. The ANS Radiation iPad app is a questionnaire tool used to educate the public about daily exposure to radiation. The app asks a series of questions ranging from the type of building you live in to how many hours a year you fly in order to calculate the level of radiation exposure.

AAA

KeyLimeTie consulted on the redevelopment of the AAA New York website including the management of the Discovery, Architecture, and Design phases for the renovated site. The goal for the website refresh was to increase usability, improve navigation, and equally represent all business groups of the large and multifaceted company. Our team successfully delivered a new corporate website architecture and design on time and on budget. Read more in a blog post featuring our client case study: AAA New York.

Jameson Irish Whiskey

KeyLimeTie worked with Jameson Whiskey to develop the “Truth or Folklore” tablet app. The application consisted of a quiz game that Jameson team members could use to interact with restaurant and bar goers. Once customers played the game, the tablet application offered them a drink deal or special depending on the current promotion.

Stan's Donuts

Malibu Black

UDS

Universal

Chicago Innovation Awards

Shell

Exceed Group

Allstate Insurance

KeyLimeTie worked with the Allstate Innovation Lab to produce an iPad app that allows people to register for sweepstakes at events like public festivals and corporate conferences. The iPad app functioned by allowing participants to fill out their contact information and complete a brief survey. By using the app, Allstate decreased the cost of data entry involved at the event, which far outweighed the cost of producing the app.

Reviews

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Marketing Work for Restaurant Group

"I'm happy with KeyLimeTie's work. We've seen double-digit sales growth for the Chicago restaurants."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

KeyLimeTie provides website design and online marketing services for a restaurant group client to increase diners for several restaurants in Chicago.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Chicago, Illinois Area
CEO at Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KeyLimeTie developed an effective website that the client is proud to show to potential customers. Restaurant sales have gone up since the project began, and KeyLimeTie is very responsive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a marketing consultancy firm. I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KeyLimeTie?

We have interacted with KeyLimeTie on behalf of one of our main clients – a restaurant chain.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KeyLimeTie has provided sales and brand building for the client's 3 different restaurant concepts. From the branding side, the work consisted of creating a narrative and telling the story online and in restaurants. Sales building aspects have consisted of the creation and implementation of marketing programs that can get people to visit restaurants. This includes direct mail advertising as well as email and social media marketing. We also rely on KeyLimeTie for SEO [search engine optimization]. KeyLimeTie has built websites for our client's restaurants, cafes, and doughnut shops and has been in charge of updates.

How did you come to work with KeyLimeTie?

Our client started working with KeyLimeTie directly, so I'm not sure what the selection process was.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with KeyLimeTie for 3 to 4 years [as of 2016]. The collaboration is indefinite.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm happy with KeyLimeTie's work. We've seen double-digit sales growth for the Chicago restaurants. KeyLimeTie has done an excellent job of maintaining the client's websites. We haven't delved very much into website analytics, but sales are up, and we get a lot of excellent feedback from customers.

How did KeyLimeTie perform from a project management standpoint?

The restaurant business has some strict deadlines around menu specials and other content that needs to be put on the website, and KeyLimeTie was great in terms of being responsive. I definitely feel that KeyLimeTie has our best interests at heart.

What did you find most impressive about KeyLimeTie?

KeyLimeTie is a very responsive company, and they've treated us like a partner.

Are there any areas KeyLimeTie could improve?

KeyLimeTie hasn't done a proactive business review of our work, based on their other clients and industry best practices. This isn't necessarily in our scope of work, but I'm a fan of seeing agencies and subject matter experts stepping across the table and telling clients what they should do.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All perfect.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are competitive.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Design skills could improve.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Television Show

"KeyLimeTie provided outstanding service and creativity all throughout the development process."

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

KeyLimeTie created a dual-platform video streaming mobile app. They provided full design services for the project.

The Reviewer
 
Chicago, Illinois
Associate, Media Production Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has been extremely popular and the client is very satisfied with KeyLimeTie's work, praising their service and creativity. The product was delivered on time and met all the client's requests for preferences and options.

BACKGROUND

NeWave Television Productions is a Chicago, IL based sports media production company that produces hundreds of ‘network-ready’ television programs that encompass a wide variety of sporting events, reality shows, talk shows, and commercials for clients across the country. The programming airs on ESPN, the SPEED Channel, Comcast Sports Net, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and other regional sport channels.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed to develop and create an application that had the capabilities of storing and playing all of the episode inventory for our television show “Lucas Oil...On the Edge”. We had hundreds of episodes that were made readily available to view through this app. They produced a video streaming mobile app for iOS and Android.

SOLUTION

We were referred to KeyLimeTie through mutual business associates. Their staff worked very closely with our team on several of the development issues, but we left a lot of the creative side to them as they are the professionals in the industry and are most in touch with what's trending and edgy.

They provided all the design, but as the client, we provided television video content. The app was extremely popular with users because viewers could watch shows on the mobile device before they aired on live television.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

KeylimeTie provided outstanding service and creativity all throughout the development process, and even though we had submitted a number of different lists of cosmetic preferences and opinions, they ultimately delivered the final product on time.

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 Development for Fashion Startup

"The new website was a game changer and essential to the growth of our business."

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

KeyLimeTie developed a website that creatively represented the client's brand identity. They completed the project in a few months.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Co-founder & Owner, Fashion Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work delivered by KeyLimeTie, citing a smooth, efficient, and professional process. KeyLimeTie's work has helped the company grow an average of 22% over 4 years.

BACKGROUND

I am the president and CEO of a women's fitness apparel company called, Tight Body Designs. We target female fitness competitors who need a unique, sexy look when doing photo shoots and magazine modeling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We were looking for a sleek, trendy, and sexy look to our website to match our brand's identity, which I feel confident that we achieved.

SOLUTION

We were referred to KeyLimeTie via mutual work associates because of their ability to offer fresh and new ideas to help brand our company image. From start to finish, it only took a couple of months before we had a completed website ready for launch. It was a very smooth and efficient process throughout.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

The KeyLimeTie team was very efficient and professional with great concept ideas. They provided excellent feedback and suggestions throughout the process to help achieve the look and feel we wanted. They also provided one-on-one training with our group to ensure we knew how to manage the site post our launch and on an ongoing basis properly. It helped us grow the company on average 22 percent per year for four years. I would say the new website was a game changer and essential to the growth of our business.

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