Full service with a personal touch.

Persist Digital Agency is a full-service digital marketing agency located in New Jersey. Founded in 2013 as a web development shop later extended services and included: SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Reputation Management, and Social Media. This made us a one-stop-shop for a successful digital presence for any business.

We work with big and small and have numerous successful projects in our portfolio. Driving conversions with the right message, to the right people, at the right time, and helping our clients realize their goals is our specialty.

 
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10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Montclair, NJ
headquarters
  • 202 Bellevue Avenue
    Montclair , NJ 07043
    United States
other locations
  • United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Aqua Kitchen and Bath Design Center, Home Art Tile Kitchen and Bath, Eagle Rock Co, SINI, NuHeights Pediatrics, Graphic Installation, KitchenDEV.

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Digital Marketing for Kitchen & Bath Showroom

"We are impressed by their personalized service and holistic approach to advertising..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Persist Digital performs digital marketing, including organic SEO, PPC, website design, content creation, and social media management. They also manage a brand’s reputation on review platforms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Wayne, New Jersey
Bulent Gurgen
Business Owner, Aqua Kitchen & Bath Design Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Online leads and organic traffic increased, leading to a reduction in advertising spend. Engagement on social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram increased significantly. Persist Digital is an invested, attentive team that communicates consistently with stakeholders. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Gurgen Bulent, founder and owner of Aqua Kitchen and Bath Design Center, a kitchen cabinet and countertop showroom, and licensed fabricator, located in Wayne, New Jersey.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Persist Digital?

Website redesign, SEO, content, social media marketing, reputation management.

What were your goals for this project?

We basically needed complete digital marketing advertising, along with better website, responsive and optimized for SEO, as well as social media management. We had our old, outdated website and we needed to increase web traffic in order to grow our sales but also to provide a sleek, cutting-edge experience for our customers. Our goal was to decrease paid advertisement budget in time by increasing organic targeted traffic, building brand awareness and reputation on social media, Houzz, and Google, and thus earning more business.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I know Eric, the founder of Persist Digital. Also, we were not happy with our, at the time, existing marketing agency. We felt they were not doing much and piggybacking on the old success of the old Google algorithm. Leads were fading away and we needed a change.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We started with web design to replace the old website and organic SEO. Later, we expanded into social media and also PPC.

Then their team focused on content building: landing pages for product offerings, vendors, as well as informative, long-form, 2,500+ words blog posts with videos and infographics that brought us an incredible amount of traffic.

In time, Persist Digital team also started to manage our online reputation on Google My Business, Yelp, Facebook, and Houzz. With their reputation management system, we gather reviews easier and faster than we would manually and their team manages the reviews, responds to them, and makes sure our reputation is impeccable.

What was the team composition?

We mostly communicate with Nebojsa and Eric. Both of them are really easy to work with, very attentive to all our needs and requests, and highly skilled at what they do. Over time, we got to know the rest of the team too and we saw how each one of them is an expert in their field.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Results are amazing. Just to share some of the achievements, organic traffic surpassed paid traffic and paid advertisement budget was reduced by 50%, which was our ultimate goal. Online leads increased to 400 per month. Then, our organic traffic is now 11,000 visitors per month.

When you compare that to 300 visitors when we first started in 2016, and take into account it was all organic, you can see why we are so happy with the results. Now we have a little over 100 reviews total across Google My Business, Yelp, Houzz, and Facebook.

On social media, for example, our Instagram following increased by over 150% and Pinterest monthly views grew by more than 100% in a year. Overall, we’re very happy with the results because we actually felt this growth in the showroom.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They are always responsive to our requests. We use WhatsApp on a daily level for immediate requests but we also meet with Eric on a monthly basis to see where we are and discuss some larger projects and plans. We love their personalized approach.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We are impressed by their personalized service and a holistic approach to advertising and growing which is rare to find. We worked with Persist Digital from the very beginning, while both we and they were starting, and we feel like we grew together in a way.

Now they are much bigger and have many more clients, but they still give us the same level and even improved level of service. Close communication resulted in a productive relationship.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They don’t just do their job, we feel they are passionate about our business. We feel they could make their graphic design a bit more current, but overall their service is timely and they deliver always on time, no exceptions.

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

SEO, PPC, and Website Redesign for Sustainable Furniture Site

"I know that I can ask them for help at any time and receive honest and knowledgeable advice."

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

Persist Digital provided SEO and identified keywords in an effort to improve a website's UX. They made the site more mobile-responsive and ran PPC campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Serkan Yapicilar
CEO/Founder, NATURALIST
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Persist Digital drew 1,400 new monthly users to the site and connected their customer with 1,000 local interior designers, including many new leads. They're a proactive and reliable partner who accommodates any requests and delivers on time.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Serkan Yapicilar, founder and owner of Naturalist, a company that offers sustainably sourced furniture -- live edge and resin dining tables, located in Hoboken, New Jersey.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Persist Digital?

We reached out to Persist Digital mainly for web design and SEO services.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed better search rankings and more leads through our website. Improving paid ad performance and boosting brand awareness were also some of the challenges that we wanted them to work on.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of my ex-colleagues is their client and he wholeheartedly recommended Persist Digital. After speaking with their CEO, seeing their work, results, and getting to know the team, I felt they offered the best skillset and that they understood our needs.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Persist Digital helped us create content and provided guidance on topics we needed on our website. They did a complete SEO audit, helped us identify keywords, and made necessary SEO changes to our website to improve performance. Their team revised and improved the user experience on the website to engage more visitors, better. Navigation, personalized content, and slick, mobile responsive website were some of the results they provided fast. All of this helped us emphasize key content, educate our visitors and customers on the uses and benefits of resin & epoxy woodworking, and live edge wood furniture, while raising awareness on the market. Persist also helped us with our PPC strategy, reputation management, and outreach to interior designers.

What was the team composition?

Our main point of contacts were Sandra (Internet Marketing Specialist) and Eric (CEO). Both of them were great to work with, attentive to our needs and skilled at what they do.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Persist Digital connected us with over 1,000 interior designers in the New Jersey and New York area, and opened many opportunities and leads for us. Before Persist, the number of visitors on the website was minimal, almost zero, but they took it to about 1,400 visitors per month. Half of that number were organic visits and we still reap benefits from those. After 8 months, we are ranking with 655 keywords on Google. Their designers and content creators made sure to showcase our products in a compelling and attractive way, and they also promoted us on Houzz to homeowners and other interior design professionals.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very effective. Persist Digital team is proactive, creative, and has many ideas. They met our goals consistently and everything was done on time. Each change, progress, as well as reports were documented and shared with us each month. Also, whenever we had any new requests, they were very energetic and enthusiastic to start working on them.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered results. Real results and progress that we still benefit from. I also appreciate their professional, but also friendly approach. I know that I can ask them for help at any time and receive honest and knowledgeable advice.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The website design they produced is very functional and effective, but we also wanted it to be a bit more high-end. I’m sure they will improve this aspect.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything we expected, we got, and more. I especially appreciate their expertise and a professional but also friendly approach.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Full-Service Digital Marketing for Turkish Restaurant

"Persist Digital is truly passionate about achieving our goals and understands our business."

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

Persist Digital offers an array of digital marketing services to a restaurant. The team provides web design, app implementation, SEO, content marketing, PPC campaigns, and social media management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Alper Tasci
Catering Manager, SINI Restaurant
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The visibility of the site has increased by a notable amount, especially for local, organic searches. Proactive and transparent, Persist Digital sends monthly reports and reaches out weekly to discuss progress. Customers can expect a positive, dedicated, and innovative partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Alper Tasci, catering manager of SINI, a fast-fine Turkish cuisine restaurant, located in San Francisco’s financial district.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Persist Digital?

We approached Persist Digital to redesign our website, start and manage our SEO campaigns, content marketing, PPC, reputation management, and social media management.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to increase walk-ins, build stronger relationships with catering companies and acquire larger orders.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were looking at our options online and also asked for referrals. From our network, we heard about Persist Digital and how successfully they recently handled a couple of recent projects. Once we got to their website, we were amazed by the vast array of services they offer. We realized that they were one-stop-shop for everything we needed, so we contacted them and soon started working together.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We had a few calls and meetings when we explained our needs and goals. After that, Persist Digital came back to us with a detailed strategy on how to kick off and manage our online marketing. They support us in everything, from website design and implementation of catering apps to SEO, complete content marketing, PPC campaigns on Instagram, social media management and reputation management.

What was the team composition?

Eric (CEO, Persist Digital) and Sandra (Internet Marketing Specialist, Persist Digital) are our main points of contact who manage all our projects. SEO Specialist of Persist Digital does wonders at optimizing our website for local audiences to reach us more easily while their Web Designer makes all our asks regarding the website possible. We are also very lucky to have a specialist manage our social media; she takes client service on social media to perfection.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

ROI is amazing! From $0 in online sales, we got to more than $4300 per month. Currently, our website is ranking for 470 keywords and it attracts more than 700 organic visitors a month. Before Persist Digital, no one was visiting our social media channels; now we have close to 400 visits per month and they also boosted our SEO on a local level, which was one of our most important goals. Now we have close to 30.000 searches from Google My Business and 53.700 total views on search results, 10.900 views on search, 42.800 views on maps, 500 direction requests per month, and 50 phone calls per month.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Persist Digital communicates clearly and expertly with us in a timely manner. They report on results once a month and update us with any urgent matters weekly. This is how we stay up to date with everything that is going on online regarding our business. This proves crucial especially when it comes to reputation management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Persist Digital is truly passionate about achieving our goals and understands our business. We feel they genuinely care about our success.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We’ve learned a lot during the last 8 months from Persist Digital team and we’re looking forward to learning more. They are diligent in explaining everything to us and they don’t delay projects, ever. We couldn’t be happier with communication, creativity, professionalism, and enthusiasm. However, they could do more videos. Also, we would have been even more satisfied if they were able to help us with branding.

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

Digital Marketing for Coworking Space

"They go the extra mile without hesitation, and we know we can always rely on them." 

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

Persist Digital designed and developed a website from scratch. Currently, they provide SEO and PPC strategy and management. Their responsibilities also involve event and reputation management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Montclair, New Jersey
Mary Roaster
Manager, Eagle Rock Co
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Leads have flowed in steadily since Persist Digital came on board, translating into improved foot traffic. Prioritizing openness and communication, Persist Digital has established a regular meeting cadence where they hear about new ideas and put together plans of action to fulfill them.   

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the manager of Eagle Rock Co, a coffee, community, and coworking space in Montclair, NJ.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Persist Digital?

We started working with Persist Digital at the very beginning of our journey. We wanted a clean, modern, SEO- and user-friendly website. We also needed event promotion and reputation management.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to promote the unique concept of our business and multi-location the right way.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our founder was already working with them on other projects, but I was sold on their abilities too. They don’t hesitate to go above and beyond our contract to get results.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Persist Digital created our website from scratch. They optimized it, created content, and did SEO and PPC strategy. They’re also working on email marketing, and event and reputation management. Our website is perfect, and we can’t wait to start adding more locations.

What was the team composition?

Our main point of contact is Sandra (Internet Marketing Specialist, Persist Digital). Eric (CEO, Persist Digital) meets with our team every once in a while, to check our overall satisfaction and long-term plans. Their SEO Manager also attends our weekly meetings and gives us useful insights on new ways to reach local audiences. The PPC manager handles our ads masterfully while the web designer has done a great job of making the website responsive and convenient for users.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

A consistent flow of new leads and increased awareness show the effectiveness of the work they do for us. Our events are well visited (370 tickets sold over the last few months), and we’ve earned loyal customers. New locals keep coming in to check out our space as well. Also, our online reputation is steadily growing thanks to their management and guidelines for acquiring more reviews. The site now has 500 organic visitors per month and ranks for 61 keywords. We receive close to 3,200 searches from Google My Business per month and more than 100 customer leads per month from Yelp.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Persist Digital has a well-organized team. They set up weekly meetings with us so we’re always up to date with everything that's going on. They consistently take initiative and give us helpful suggestions on areas where we could do and accomplish more. Whenever we have requests or new ideas, they are enthusiastic about them and give their best to make it happen.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Honesty, integrity, transparency, and professionalism. They go the extra mile without hesitation, and we know we can always rely on them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Overall, we’re very happy with them. An opportunity for improvement would involve making design solutions for our cards more sophisticated, which I'm confident will improve.

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