Sculpt is a Social Media Agency Built for Change

Can we be honest? The barrier to being 'good' on social media is lower than ever. When founders and marketers sit down with our team they don't need someone to "do it for them." They need their content strategy to align with their brand strategy, not just paid strategy. They invested in community growth, and now it's not converting. They have channels sitting idle.

For some, social hasn't lived up to its promise of business growth. And that's where we come in.

Sculpt is a social media agency built for change. In a world where consumer expectations shift as fast as Facebook, Sculpt helps your brand story stay consistent and marketing keep pace.

We launched in 2012 with a goal to help the brands in our backyard connect with their human customers more humanly. Today, our community managers, digital strategists, and communication designers have become the extension of in-house marketers, startups, and creative teams nationwide.

Sculpt plays well with growth-stage startup and large organizations alike, with a knack for food/beverage, home/office, business services, technology, and entrepreneurial community brands. Marketing leaders inside brands like Allsteel, Build.com, Goodwill, and Revolution have counted on us to build audiences that care, share, and convert.

Millions of thumbs stop on our client's content each year, and our side projects have been used by hundreds of thousands of bloggers, founders, and marketers (see: startupstockphotos.com). If you too are looking to ignite a conversation between your customer and brand, slide your mouse over to [wearesculpt.com] now.

 

 
$5,000
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Iowa City, IA
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  • Sculpt
    Sculpt 105 E College Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240
    United States
    707.728.5780

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Key clients: 

Sculpt plays well with growth-stage startup and large organizations alike, with a strength for food/beverage, home/office, business services, technology, and entrepreneuerial community brands. Trusted by marketing leaders inside Allsteel, Build.com, Revolution (VC), MetaCommunications, Shive-Hattery, Goodwill, and during industry events like Adobe MAX, HOW Design Conf, NeoCon, Third Wave Book tour, EntreFest, and Land Expo. 

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"They’re some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in what they do."

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

Sculpt initially conducted SEO and marketing strategy, but the scope expanded, as also they redesigned the old website. As an auxiliary service, they provided insights for a move into a new industry.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Client Account Manager, Rausch Productions
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

Sculpt's efforts earned positive phone calls from customers. Their authenticity and responsiveness were impressive; they worked passionately to ensure that the project was completed. A feat that their client had never experienced before.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Rausch Productions is a video production and live event production company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Sculpt?

We were moving into an event management field and going through a rebrand while moving our physical location. Initially, we reached out to Sculpt to help with marketing strategy and SEO [search engine optimization]. Then it expanded to more customized projects such as revamping our website and helping us learn how to focus on the new industry we were breaking into.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to figure out how to break into our market as well as position ourselves in the state of Iowa as one of the lead event production companies. We did a lot of business nationwide, so we also wanted to see what that looked like in terms of our key customers. We wanted to find out how we target larger markets and what their behaviors were online and in response to marketing. We didn’t have a lot of external facing marketing, so we wanted Sculpt’s help to manage that and get those contacts. In terms of SEO, we did a lot of stuff on Facebook. They would provide verbiage for the ads they created for us. Then, they would revise them based on people’s behaviors, which was really beneficial to us because we didn’t have any of these skills in-house. They were very knowledgeable and added a lot of value to the process. In our meetings, they would go over the last month and make recommendations going forward.

Our website had been designed and built internally and needed to be updated to attract the market we were focused on. Sculpt did a complete revamping of our website. They guided the process of creating the design and the whole skeleton. They knew key things that we didn’t know which would help attract people to the site. We had a lot of video content and we wanted that to be shown on the site so that people could picture the events we do. We also wanted to be sure our employees, services, and key industries were highlighted. I wrote a lot of the content and there were times my contact from Sculpt would come to our location and sit down and help me write it.

How did you come to work with Sculpt?

I had heard about their company. I remember when I met Josh, their CEO, and he said who he worked for; I knew the company. He struck me as very knowledgeable and approachable. I knew he would give me the right answer and not the answer that would make more money. He had our best interest in mind through the entire process. We had a meeting with him and our executive staff; just hearing his ideas and feedback and the way he listened to what we had to say was very impressive.

I attended a large conference and Sculpt was the main marketing team there. They were on site doing all the social media and had a great community feel about them. They were great at what they did at that conference, which impressed me a lot.

How much have you invested with Sculpt?

We spent between $10,000 and $50,000 in total. The website project was much more intense than we thought but they didn’t increase the cost. They honored the initially contracted amount, which was impressive. It was a great price compared to other local agencies.

What is the status of this engagement?

The website project build took five months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We got phone calls that directly mentioned Sculpt’s efforts on our website and Facebook. Our customers loved the new website. All of our internal and external marketing efforts, including templates, mimicked the brand Sculpt set up for us.

How did Sculpt perform from a project management standpoint?

They always took care of us and we had good relationships with our project managers. They were responsive and genuine. It was like working with friends on our projects. They use a platform for task management, so we always knew what they were working on.

What did you find most impressive about Sculpt?

They’re some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in what they do. That’s very rare. They work tirelessly to get a project done and they care about their clients.

Are there any areas Sculpt could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They were great.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We met the deadline, but there were a few deadlines that were bumped out a little bit.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The website was beautiful and everybody loved it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d love to work with them again.