Custom software tailor-made for your users.

Punchkick is digital innovation for the world’s brightest brands. We build custom and everything that supports it, including user research and business intelligence. We specialize in mobile apps, web experiences, user experience design, and business analytics.

Punchkick exists to put our clients at the forefront of the digital future and keep them there. We help brand marketers connect with their communities through powerful, enterprise-level digital experiences.

We keep brands competitive in today’s mobile landscape by integrating lean UX design, user research and testing, and strong mobile strategy into the agile development process. Over the course of a decade, we’ve created mobile strategies, apps, and responsive sites that provide end users with the experiences they’ve come to demand.

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 3900
    Chicago, IL 60611
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Hospitality: Marriott, Renaissance, Panda Restaurant Group, United Airlines Retail: PetSmart, Harley Davidson, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Nike Financial: Home Credit, Northern Trust, Bank of Montreal Insurance: Berkley One, Allstate, BCBS Tech: Microsoft, Intuit, SurePayroll, Intel, Oracle Athletics: COPA America, NCSA

Punchkick + Berkley One

Punchkick helped forward-thinking insurance innovator Berkley One develop technology to deliver entirely new client and partner experiences through innovative technology, design, and usability research.

Home Credit US Credit Card Apps and Middleware

Punchkick partnered with Home Credit US and Sprint to ideate, strategize, design, and develop native iOS and Android apps powered by robust custom middleware.


“Punchkick has been an incredible partner. We've made great progress toward our goals because of their research-backed approach to product development. Their expertise in technical implementation and user experience design has also made a world of

difference in developing our consumer mobile apps.”

—Jordyn M, Product Platform Manager, Home Credit US


Read more at https://www.punchkick.com/work/home-credit-case-study

Allstate Digital Locker

The newly designed Allstate Digital Locker apps greatly increased new user growth, improved key feature usage, and most importantly, created a better and far more efficient user experience for customers who might need to use Digital Locker when filing a claim.


Read more at: https://www.punchkick.com/work/allstate-case-study

Kwik Trip Loyalty Program and Native Apps

We worked with one of the country’s most-loved convenience store brands to build its first loyalty platform.


Punchkick designed and developed iOS, Android, and web-based loyalty apps for Kwik Trip, surpassing customer growth goals by more than 150% during its launch year, and leading to over a million app installs.


Read more:

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Marriott Hotels Native Mobile Apps

Punchkick partnered with Marriott to rebuild and re-engineer its flagship native app suite.


We helped Marriott implement innovations into their development process including rapid prototyping, quicker release cycles, and collaborative UX and development. Our efforts led to over $1 billion in revenue through their native apps.


Read more:

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AccuWeather Marketing Personas and User Research

We transformed user personas and customer journeys into actionable business intelligence.


Our research helped AccuWeather answer big questions about their audiences’ needs and transformed qualitative conversations into actionable product and sales insights.


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Reviews

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UX and Branding for Candidate Application Interface

"Punchkick Interactive’s customer service, passion, and focus is what helps us hit our goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Punchkick Interactive designed, developed, and iterated a candidate application interface for a global retail company. They continue to re-brand the interface as needed.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Global
Global Talent Engagement, Global Brand
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The look and feel of the new interface have received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Punchkick Interactive's consistent communication, responsiveness, and ability to go above and beyond scope parameters justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m focused on global candidate experience strategy for a large global retail company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Punchkick Interactive?

We hired Punchkick Interactive to help with re-branding and the user experience of our candidate application interface.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to enhance the user experience process.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They came recommended to me through a colleague. We had a few initial conversations and decided to move forward with them.

Describe the project in detail.

Punchkick Interactive began by scoping out the project on a few calls. Then they came back to us with a mockup of what the new application interface would look like. We had some back and forth on adjustments that needed to be made. We eventually landed on what we wanted, and they moved forward with development. We’ve used them for two re-brands thus far with our application interface.

What was the team composition?

We worked with an account manager and a lead engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The look and feel is exactly what we were looking for. Punchkick Interactive worked really fast to get us the final product. They went above and beyond doing a few things for us that were out of the scope of work.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow is great. Punchkick Interactive is extremely responsive and always available. They work fast, but also pay attention to the details that we asked for. Their customer service is also great.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Punchkick Interactive’s customer service, passion, and focus is what helps us hit our goals. They’ve started to feel like an extension of our in-house department.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, there are no areas for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was fair relative to other companies and their performance.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development & Support for Insurance Co

“Punchkick Interactive is a long-term partner that looks out for our best interests.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Punchkick Interactive developed and deployed a custom WordPress website. Services included consulting and testing, UX design, and backend development. They provide ongoing maintenance and QA.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Assistant VP of Marketing, Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has improved internal processes, broadened brand awareness, generated new leads, and garnered high praise. Punchkick Interactive excels at managing expectations. The team’s thought leadership and problem-solving mentality drive continuous improvements and high-quality results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work in marketing for an insurance company and oversee many of our digital platforms. I’m responsible for managing our brand and delivering valuable communications to clients and partners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Punchkick Interactive?

We engaged Punchkick to build and maintain our website.

What were your goals for this project?

My company wanted a custom-designed, mobile-first website that would be responsive across all devices. In many cases, a website is the first impression that a company makes, and it’s a critical asset in establishing the credibility needed to convert clients. We intended to represent our brand authentically and provide easy navigation for learning about our products and services. Ultimately, we hoped to generate leads.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I didn’t join my company until after they’d selected Punchkick Interactive, but I couldn’t be happier with the choice.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Punchkick Interactive developed and deployed a new WordPress site. They began the project with research and consulting and then did UX design and site testing. They also created several efficiencies on the backend. They continue to maintain the site and provide QA.  

What was the team composition?

We work with an account principal, graphic designer, project manager, developers, QA tester, and analyst. The team can scale as needed, which is very helpful.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We’ve had a range of successes. Peers often ask who built our site, while clients who’d never heard of us say that our site made them want to work with us. The website is a vehicle for driving leads to our doorstep. Also, the efficiencies on the backend save administrators considerable time.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team is great at project management. They provide careful sprint planning, thoughtful estimations of work, and responsive communication, especially if something is expected to take more time or we’re approaching our budget. We've been very successful at managing expectations and staying on track to achieve our goals.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Punchkick Interactive is a long-term partner that looks out for our best interests. They counsel us on the best approach to take, even if it doesn’t serve them immediately. We recently had the most seamless, hands-off experience transitioning team members, which I’ve found is rarely the case with other vendors.

Punchkick Interactive doesn’t miss a beat, and I’m continually impressed by the level of organization and the caliber of work that they deliver. They provide creative problem-solving and trusted thought leadership. They continue to improve the website so that we can expand features and content and improve performance.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We talk openly about anything that can be done differently, and Punchkick Interactive takes such discussions very seriously. They’ve figured out how to work with us on our terms while utilizing their proven processes. They provide a personalized experience that makes the client feel like the center of their universe.

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

Web Dev for Employment Brand at Healthcare Company

"They are very communicative and easy to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000,000+
 
July 2018 - June 2019
Project summary: 

Punchkick Interactive designed and developed various websites associated with recruiting. They also performed software development and implemented Oracle Taleo Social Sourcing.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Megan Giannini
Employment Branding Lead, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new websites have had a positive effect on stakeholders’ brand image. Punchkick successfully managed multiple project plans. Their expertise in optimizing websites for various use cases (e.g. mobile devices) was a strength.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

My role is focused on employment branding and recruitment marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Punchkick Interactive?

We wanted to develop an entirely new careers site and continue the development of additional landing pages and careers sites for subsidiary companies.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to enhance our entire employment brand with an entirely new careers site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were recommended to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They performed web development, software development, and web design. They also implemented Oracle Taleo Social Sourcing and additional customized landing pages.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of an account executive, a product development lead, a web development lead, and internal associates (including myself and an IT liaison).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The project has significantly improved our employment brand.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was extremely effective—several project plans were managed by Punchkick.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very communicative and easy to work with. They’re knowledgeable about implementing websites that are optimized for mobile devices and recruiting purposes. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none at this time.

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