We Help Companies Grow Using Google & Facebook Ads

Level Up Digital is a digital marketing and creative agency focused on helping our clients achieve success with their Google and Facebook Ads.

We believe that there is a right way to do digital advertising, that can be highly effective and affordable.

We work closely with our clients to understand their goals and develop a dynamic and custom plan to help them maximize their return.

Reach out to us today to find out more about us. We'd love to talk to you.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Berkeley, CA
headquarters
  • Berkeley, CA 94703
    United States
other locations
  • 11260 Donner Pass Rd #529
    Truckee, CA 96161
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Quimbee

IdeaScale

Rentec Direct

FormKeep

American Bar Association

Attribution

Reviews

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PPC for Venture Production Studio

"They continually seek to improve results and optimize our campaign. It’s truly great customer service." 

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

Level Up Digital developed marketing campaigns on Google and Facebook to encourage sign-ups for a new product. They gather and analyze campaign data and make targeted changes to improve efficacy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
David Kloba
Founder, Furious Collective
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sign-ups have increased for both the new product and all products in general. Level Up Digital’s smooth collaboration and constant improvement efforts have resulted in an expanded scope and an ongoing partnership. Customers can expect a responsive, thorough partner.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a co-founder of Furious Collective, a venture production studio. We’re pursuing a new paradigm for starting technology businesses in Silicon Valley. Our primary goal is to launch multiple businesses that become profitable within twelve months and continue to grow profitably.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Level Up Digital?  

Level Up Digital is helping grow one of the brands we own, an easy way to create form endpoints for designers and developers.

What were your goals for this project?

Our target audience is very niche, so we needed to work with someone who understood and could identify them.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Level Up Digital?

A mutual contact connected us.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we met with Andrew (Founder, Level Up Digital) to discuss our plans and goals for the brand. After a strategy session, he recommended a test campaign for Google and Facebook. They created all the ads and set up the campaigns using our own accounts. This was very important as we wanted full transparency into and ownership of the data. Since then, they’ve been working closely with us to optimize and grow the effort.

What was the team composition?

Level Up works directly with our team. We have monthly calls to check results, discuss optimizations, and ensure we’re on the same page.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen an increase in sign-ups for our product directly from Google and Facebook campaigns, and a lift in overall sign-ups and sales since we started working with Level Up. What was initially planned as a short test campaign has become a sustained, ongoing effort.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Working with them has been easy. They’re very responsive and attentive to detail.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They continually seek to improve results and optimize our campaign. It’s truly great customer service.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not that I’ve seen. If something’s working, we scale it up. If not, we’ll shut it down to use those resources elsewhere.

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

PPC Management for Education Company

"Level Up Digital is committed to our best interests and dedicated to our success."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Level Up Digital manages several PPC campaigns. They handle strategy, implementation, and reporting. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Charlotte, North Carolina
DeAnna Swearingen
COO, Quimbee
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The campaigns have reduced costs by 37%, increased signups by 188%, and attracted over 2,500 new customers. Level Up Digital keeps everyone in the loop through attentive discussions and detailed progress updates. Their impeccable management and creative, proactive mindset set them apart.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Quimbee is an online legal education company that helps law students achieve academic and legal success. In the past 10 years, Quimbee has been a friend and ally to more than 260,000 law students. As COO, I manage daily operations. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Level Up Digital?

We needed help managing our Google and Facebook ads. We're a small company without a dedicated marketing team, so they handle our PPC campaigns.

What were your goals for this project?

Our initial goal was to drive brand awareness and reach more law students. We had been working with another contractor and weren't seeing results. We had tinkered with Google Ads, but never tried Facebook. Level Up Digital has assumed management of our Google Ads campaigns and implemented Facebook ads.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were referred by a company we trusted.

Describe the project in detail.

Since 2016, Level Up Digital has holistically managed our PPC campaigns. They work with us to develop the initial strategy, then do all the planning. They test the ROI for new campaigns and implement the winners. We meet regularly, which keeps us in the loop about what's working and what's not. They also report on the results of our efforts.

What was the team composition?

We work directly with the owner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any statistics or metrics that speak to the quality of their work and impact of the engagement?

We have grown significantly, and Level Up Digital continually drives clicks and conversions. Their campaign for the 2017-18 academic year drove significant signups and netted 2,876 new paying customers. The revenue return on our spend was nearly three to one. Their most recent campaign increased free trial signups by 188% and reduced costs per action by 37%. We're very pleased with these results.

How did the Level Up Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

We're obsessed with project management, and Level Up Digital fits in beautifully. We've changed project management tools twice, and they adapt quickly each time. We generally prefer that conversations related to specific tasks live in our project management tool.

The owner has weekly meetings with our CEO, and they're always accessible through email or Slack for time-sensitive issues. They respect our preferences, keep us in the loop about their progress, and always meet or beat deadlines.

What impresses you about the Level Up Digital?

They've been a fantastic partner. The owner understands our business deeply and works closely with us to achieve our goals. He listens to and builds on our suggestions with his expertise and experience. Level Up Digital is committed to our best interests and dedicated to our success.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Honestly, I have no suggestions.

5.0
Overall Score They're a great partner that exceeds our expectations.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling has always been a breeze. They're accessible and flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their campaigns are consistently on-brand and compelling, and the results speak for themselves.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already referred them to our strategic partners, who signed on right away.

PPC and Digital Marketing for Crowdsourcing Platform

"[I]t’s clear that Level Up Digital is generating interested and business-relevant leads for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Level Up Digital provides 360-degree PPC services, primarily Google Ads. They also provide creative and the copy for the ads.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Jessica Day
VP, Marketing, IdeaScale
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Inbound leads and conversion rates have improved dramatically since the engagement began. Expertise and meticulousness are hallmarks of their work. Level Up Digital keeps the project moving through constant communication, providing critical status updates throughout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the VP of marketing for IdeaScale, which is a crowdsourcing software used by businesses to find ideas to turn into new projects, products, or processes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Level Up Digital? 

We'd always focused 100% on inbound marketing but haven't had a lot of success with running PPC ads. We needed help to relaunch and optimize our PPC program.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Level Up Digital mostly focuses on placing PPC ads on Google, although I think they do social media ads as well. They also provide some of the creative and the copy associated with the ads.

What is the team composition?

The two people I communicate with most are a project manager and a designer. 

How did you come to work with Level Up Digital? 

They came as a very strong recommendation from somebody in my network. One of the things that we liked about Level Up Digital was that they’re so flexible in terms of how much they can offer. They could manage everything for us or just provide some basic guidance. They make it work to fit our solution. 

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working together around May 2016 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen a 200% ROI from the leads we got last year for deals that have already closed. It's an almost a 1000% ROI if we look at the potential opportunities. Some of those potential deals won't close, but it’s clear that Level Up Digital is generating interested and business-relevant leads for us.

How did Level Up Digital perform from a project management standpoint? 

Level Up Digital holds a quarterly check-in to see what we think we can improve for the year. Together we’ll look at the Google Ads dashboard. In terms of success of lead collection, we track metrics in Salesforce and Pardot. It's been a positive experience working with both our project manager and designer. They both take feedback well and respond in a timely fashion. It’s very hands-off for me, which is great.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

I especially like working with their people. Most importantly, they deliver great results. Level Up Digital continues to find new ways to make the system perform better. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I don't think so at this time. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Have a good understanding of the value for the product you’re trying to sell. We saw an improvement in outside interest when Level Up Digital helped us articulate a call-to-action that articulates our value in dollars. Not every business is capable of doing that. If you can position your advertising with a clear ROI, you'll get a better return from PPC ads.

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

PPC Support for Attribution Company

"It’s easy to communicate with their team, and they’ve adopted our project management philosophy."

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

After performing an analysis of past campaigns and researching competitors, Level Up Digital developed a Google Ads campaign to drive lead generation. They’ve created advertising collateral and landing pages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Ryan Koonce
CEO, Attribution LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Level Up Digital understands the need for data-driven marketing strategies. Although it’s still early in the program, increased qualified leads and lower customer acquisition costs show promising results. Currently, the team is working to refine their advertising efforts.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there. 

I am an executive at Attribution, an advanced multi-touch attribution company that empowers marketers with data to convert more buyers and maximize ROI.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Level Up Digital? 

We engaged Level Up Digital to build a lead generation program using Google Ads. This included designing several landing pages that would be used in the campaign and across our site. 

What were your goals for this project? 

Our goal was to improve our lead generation via paid digital marketing and increase our top-of-funnel (TOF) marketing to bring qualified buyers to our site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor? 

I found them through a referral. 

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

I initially met with their founder in 2018 to discuss Attribution’s rebrand and relaunch. Level Up Digital analyzed some of the campaigns we’d tried in the past and conducted competitor research before recommending a Google Ads campaign.  

After approving their recommendation, we launched the campaigns and have been scaling and optimizing them since. They help manage our Google Ads account and have developed landing pages to support our marketing efforts. 

What was the team composition?

Our marketing team works directly with their resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The program is still early, but we’re seeing increased lead volume at or below our target customer acquisition cost (CAC). 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs? 

It’s easy to communicate with their team, and they’ve adopted our project management philosophy and tools for this project.

What did you find most impressive about this company? 

The team is very responsive and data-driven. As a company that excels at attribution, we are excited to work with an agency that 'gets it' and isn't just trying to drive spend.

Are there any areas for improvement? 

Advertising can always be improved, and they are working on it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Level Up Digital is responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're cost-effective compared to other vendors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work is converting leads.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have referred Level up Digital to other companies.

PPC for Real Estate Software Provider

"They provide creative and valuable ideas to improve our performance and optimize our budget."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Level Up Digital runs Google Ads and Facebook ad campaigns for a software provider. They design ads, create landing pages for campaigns, and provide weekly updates on performance. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Grants Pass, Oregon
Kaycee Wegener Miller
Marketing Director, Rentec Direct
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Facebook campaigns saw CPC rates decrease by 50% and total conversions double; Google Ads saw a 3% lift in click-through rates and only a small bump in CPC rates. Level Up Digital’s results have met all expectations. Their expertise and accessibly ensure a smooth collaboration. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the marketing director for Rentec Direct. We provide software that serves property managers and landlords.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Level Up Digital?

We engaged Level Up Digital to help run Google Ads and Facebook ad campaigns. We previously managed these accounts in-house, but we decided to seek outside expertise. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to increase our conversions, lower our cost-per-click, and update our Google Ads and Facebook Ads Manager to maximize their value. We were looking for a highly transparent and active ad manager who would look at our accounts weekly and provide budget breakdowns.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Level Up Digital reached out to our company at a time when we needed their services. Since they were a local company, we were even more excited to review and accept their campaign proposal.

Describe the project in detail.

Level Up Digital started by managing our Facebook ad campaigns. A few months later, they took over management of our Google Ads campaign. Their team analyzed our ads at the time and provided suggestions to help us meet our goals. To keep the process transparent, every decision undergoes our approval before they implement any changes. They also keep us up-to-date on how they’re spending our ad budget. Level Up Digital also created landing pages seamlessly integrated with our CRM system to use for the PPC campaigns.

What was the team composition?

We work closely with Andrew (Founder, Level Up Digital), who manages our PPC accounts, and Chase (Creative Director, Level Up Digital) who creates digital ads for our campaigns and landing pages.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any statistics or metrics that speak to the quality of their work and impact of the engagement?

Our Google Ads campaigns have seen click-through rates increase from 1.5% to 4.97%. Conversion rates remain steady or increase slightly every month. After a temporary increase in our cost-per-conversion (CPC) rate, Level Up Digital suggested ways to bring it back down. Our Facebook ad campaigns have seen a 50% decrease in CPC rates and a 100% increase in total conversions. Level Up Digital’s results fell in line with our goals and expectations.

How did the Level Up Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

Level Up Digital is a dream to work with. They provide weekly updates on campaign performance and any changes made in our accounts. They make themselves available to answer questions or clarify things as need, and they’re incredibly responsive via email and Slack. We have monthly check-in meetings over the phone as well.  

What impresses you about the Level Up Digital?

The team is highly knowledgeable about PPC, Google Ads, and Facebook ads. They provide creative and valuable ideas to improve our performance and optimize our budget. We appreciate their proactive approach as well as their accessibility for answering questions and providing updates.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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