How did you select this vendor?
I actually researched several local (Columbus area) online marketing firms. I spoke with Jason for about 3 months or so before we actually met in person. Other agencies were either not interested in my small business or they wanted to charge an unreasonable amount for a plan that was not practicable for my business.
I searched on Google for Columbus online marketing firms and I met with a few of them. Jason did not over-promise and he was reasonable. I wasn't tied into anything long-term. I felt comfortable and I made a calculated choice to give TMC a try. I'm 11 months into this business relationship, and I am happy.
Describe the project in detail.
We started by analyzing and fixing the current website. There were a lot of problems with it. We had to remove links, end URLs, rewrite content and pages, correct punctuation, etc. At the same time, SEO had to start with PPC. My prior marketing guys just didn't do me justice.
The way I can tell the major change is by the number of contacts I started getting once things started to be corrected by TMC. Recently, we have started with Facebook ads. They write blog articles for my site. Here is the best part of the project.... constant communication with Alec and an agenda that is reviewed by telephone every 2 weeks. I love the organization and I know what they are doing and when it is done. I never had that before.
What was the team composition?
Alec is my project manager and Jason is the owner, who is copied on nearly every email. I have some interaction with other team members at TMC, but mostly Alec handles my account. We speak every 2 weeks and go over what has been done, what is being worked on, and what we are planning next. This is awesome! It makes me feel comfortable knowing my account is being handled because I get to see it.