Corporate Videos and Explainer Animations

We are hired by our clients to promote their businesses and tell their stories through videos, animations and presentations. We specialize in creating corporate videos, social media content, explainer animations, event presentation design and videos, online video ads, How-To videos, product demo videos amongst others. We have an expert team of scriptwriters, camera operators, designers, editors and animators to bring your vision to life. 

We are experienced visual storytellers that create kick-ass content! Don't believe us? Check our latest demo reel:

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$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2005
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Standard Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, SAP, Discovery, Fit Body Bootcamp, Thomson Reuters

Six Degrees Showreel 2020

This is a short highlight reel of some of our work.

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SAP Art of Possible Retail

This formed part of a series of explainer animations that we created for SAP's Art of Possible social media campaign. We created 4 explainer animations, each targeted to a different industry sector.

Ibhubesi Private Game Lodge

The brief was to create an enticing video to showcase what the magnificent Ibhubesi Private Lodge has to offer. We spent 5 days in the bush filming breathtaking scenery and wildlife to create this promo video. We had a lot of fun with our new toy, the DJI Inspire II.

Thornybush Private Game Lodge Promo

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodges are situated on the border of the Kruger National Park. Our objective was to showcase the lodges’ luxury amenities, natural beauty and wildlife in order to attract more tourists and visitors to the lodges.

RMB Global Markets Seminar 2018 Scenesetter

This video was used to open Rand Merchant Bank's annual Global Markets Seminar. The objective of the video was to introduce the seminar theme as well set the scene by explaining some of the issues that the banking sector in South Africa is currently facing.

Standard Bank Agri Testimonials

The objective of the project was to showcase how Standard Bank is more than just a bank but a partner to South African farmers and a bank that really understand their customers' businesses. We traveled across South Africa to speak to some of Standard Bank's farming customers. Here is what they had to say.

SureSwipe POS Lite Explainer

This explainer animation was created to introduce Sureswipe's new POS Lite system. It was used as part of an online advertising campaign on their social channels.

SAP Art of Possible Professional Services

This formed part of a series of explainer animations that we created for SAP's Art of Possible social media campaign. We created 4 explainer animations, each targeted to a different industry sector.

Sureswipe Brand Animation

The brief was to create a short, punchy video to explain Sureswipe's brand and what they do. This is currently used by their sales team, on their website and social channels.

Sureswipe POS Lite - How To

The brief was to create an instructional video to teach customers how to set up and use Sureswipe's new POS Lite payment system. This video forms part of Sureswipe's customer self-service section on their website and social channels.

OVOU 100th Event Synopsis Video

This is a short highlights video of an event we filmed for OVOU Card.

RMB The Foundery

An explainer animation to launch a new division of RMB.

What is Fantastic Life

This is Fantastic Life’s story - who they are, what they do and what makes them unique.

Hunters Onboard Activation - Mango Airlines

The Six Degrees Media team often run on-board activations on Mango airlines. This time they teamed up with Hunters Edge on a Friday afternoon to give out an aircraft full of luckly passengers some Hunters Edge samples. Here is a highlights video of the activation.

Trout Farming South Africa

We were approached by South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries with a brief to create a series of videos to increase awareness on aquaculture. The objective of the 5 videos was to influence and improve the consumption of locally produced aquaculture products. The idea was to position the department as a supporter of sustainable fishing practices and a champion of the environment.

IABC British Columbia - Gary’s Member Story

This is a video series we are producing with IABC British Columbia to tell its members' stories.

IABC/BC 40 Questions

This is a video we created to introduce the incoming IABC president to the rest of the chapter. It is IABC British Columbia's 40th Anniversary so we asked the president 40 questions.

Fit Body Boot Camp Testimonial - Jack

This is Jack's story about how Fit Body Bootcamp changed his life. 

Standard Bank Customer Profile - ALG Boerdery Citrus Farming

This is one video in a series that we produced for Standard Bank to highlight some of their agricultural customers' businesses and their partnership with the bank.

Mary Hill Fit Body Bootcamp - Company Profile

This is Mary Hill Fit Body Bootcamp's story - who they are, what they do and what makes them unique.

Reviews

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Production of Member Stories for Professional Community

“They were consistently gracious and fun to be around, and it made the partnership really enjoyable to be a part of.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Six Degrees Productions provided end-to-end video production services to a communications association, working from client-provided storyboards to coach and film interview subjects and produce a final video.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Adam Brayford
Former President, IABC/BC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The member spotlight film delivered by Six Degrees Productions has been wildly successful, generating significantly higher audience engagement than any video previously released by the organization. Their team paid incredible attention to detail and stayed on top of all timelines and requests.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a past president of the International Association of Business Communicators, British Columbia, or IABC/BC. We are an industry association of over 500 communication professionals across the province of British Columbia that provides professional development, mentoring, awards, and networking opportunities to the communications field.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Six Degrees Productions?

We were hoping to tackle a few things in our work with their team, number one of which was that our communication did not feature enough human stories. We weren’t actually reflecting the diversity and depth of our membership, and we were also approaching our 40th anniversary, so we figured the best way to celebrate that would be to paint a picture of our community at this point in time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team helped to capture eight member stories in video format over the course of our 40th anniversary year, 2019–2020. We identified the members on our end who we wanted to be featured, and from there the Six Degrees team handled the process of finalizing our storyboards, filming the features, and editing the final product together into a video that we were able to release.

What is the team composition?

Their videographer and head of production were both on set and in contact with us about the editing, so it was a fairly small but nimble team.

How did you come to work with Six Degrees Productions?

Lee-Anne (Head of Video Production) and her team had recently moved to the California area and were getting to know that chapter and its members, and we saw an opportunity to partner with them to help the brand. Because the partnership developed relatively organically, we didn’t really consider any other agencies in the process.

How much have you invested with them?

Our contract with them is worth about $15,000, but they delivered the work pro bono as a way to benefit the organization as a whole.

What is the status of this engagement?

In the end, the project will have run from September 2019–September 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Viewership and engagement levels that we are seeing on this content has been exponentially higher than any other video content we’ve ever produced. The number of comments, shares, and reactions is fantastic, and beyond that, our conversations with new members and individuals applying to be on our board have cited those videos as a significant influence in their perception of the brand.

The Six Degrees team really is amazing. Their work was meticulous, so creative, so prepared, and always went the extra mile to provide everything that we needed in one place. They always thought about the format and the audience and used that to determine how to really capture their subjects in ways that made them shine.

How did Six Degrees Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

As an association, we are run by volunteers, so for a vendor, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep us on task because we are obviously more involved by our day jobs. They did a great job of being flexible but also very on the ball so that we never slipped behind on anything and had a great overall experience.

The lighting was always perfect, their team provided coaching to the story subjects to help them be more comfortable on camera, and they had a really discerning eye on the editing table for what content would resonate the best with people. We really appreciated their partnership throughout all of the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

A member of our board was on scene during filming and remarked that she couldn’t wait to work with them in a professional role because their attention to detail was truly astounding. Any slight reflection or anything that could have distracted from the message was taken care of so that they made sure we were getting an excellent result.

They were consistently gracious and fun to be around, and it made the partnership really enjoyable to be a part of. When you’re working with someone for close to a year, that is always a huge plus, so it was something we really appreciated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, we’ve been pleased with everything they have done throughout their work with us. I really don’t have any complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

One thing that worked really well for us was coming in from our end with a solid strategy and idea of what we wanted to achieve in the final product. That included pretty developed storyboards and a sense of humor in the content and that way they were able to simply apply their methodology to what we had rather than having to do a lot of guesswork about what we were looking for.

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

Video Production for Hormone Balancing Platform

"Their professionalism combined with the quality of their work blew us away."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Six Degrees Productions produced a video for a hormone balancing nutrition app. The team was responsible for planning, setup, shooting footage, and editing the video.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Alex Gedala
Co-Founder, Fantastic Life
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video was delivered within two weeks and after only a few minor tweaks, met all of the needs and requirements of the internal team. Six Degrees Productions is open and receptive to feedback, making changes where necessary. The team is friendly and dedicated.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am co-founder of Fantastic Life. Fantastic Life is the world's first hormone balancing nutrition app. It helps its users assess the hormone levels within their body and accordingly recommends appropriate foods and diet to restore their hormonal balance. We are a startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Six Degrees Productions?

We needed an introductory video, showcasing the company and product. We needed to explain how the product functions, its benefits and the use case. Six Degrees did an amazing job at hitting all of those objectives.

What were your goals for this project?

  1. Introduce the company to the world
  2. Explain the product and its features
  3. Capture the various uses cases
  4. Explain product benefits
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had known six degrees for a while from local networking. Amongst all other associated in the area, we found six degrees to be professional, capable and came with the experience we were comfortable with. The initial conversation put us at ease with regards meeting our criteria. Lee-Anne was very quick to understand the requriements and the objective and quick to come up with a plan of attack.

Describe the project in detail.

The project involved a preliminary conversation with the co-founders. Requirements gathering exercise if you will. Once the requirements were gathered, the folks at Six Degrees over the course of a few emails were quickly able to define a roadmap for how the shooting would be done, what was required leading up to it etc.

A series of questions were developed for use as a guideline. The day of the shooting started on time, the team was efficient at setup. It was our first time shooting and making a video and the team made us extremely comfortable. Can't stress how important that was for us. The videos came out professional and no amount of nervousness was ever visible through the videos.

What was the team composition?

The team at Six degrees comprised of Lee-Anne and Chris at the forefront. Six Degrees behind the scenes had a large crew that was involved in various aspects of video production to deliver the product in record time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team took a little over 2 weeks to produce the finished product. We really did not have any tweaks and updates. One really significant attribute of the entire exercise was that, there wasn't a lot of back and forth during the editing process. Six Degrees pretty much nailed it right from the get go.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Once engaged, Six Degrees pretty much ran with everything. They organized the shoot, they created the plan, a roadmap and a strategy/approach. They were true professionals that made this first time engagement for us painless and seemless. We just had to follow their lead. There struck a good balance between in person meetings and email/phone communication. The balance was quite efficient.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their professionalism combined with the quality of their work blew us away. Not to mention their comfort, the speed of the engagement, and the ease of doing business

Are there any areas for improvement?

None. We are going to be using six degrees again for all future video production.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They created the schedule and stuck to the schedule, which helped us manage our schedules
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very pleased with the work. We have been getting a lot of good feedback from our clients and customers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very satisfied.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would refer them whenever an opportunity a conversion for video production comes up in our circle of influence.

Video Production & Branding for Global Technology Company

“Their ability to overcome challenges is their most impressive trait.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Six Degrees Productions handles video production services for a multi-national IT company. In addition to videos, they provide all the digital assets for the client's events including presentations and ebooks.

The Reviewer
 
10,000 + Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Digital and External Affairs, Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The deliverables show that Six Degrees Productions has the excellent ability to simultaneously meet tight deadlines, utilize a creative and smooth video production process, and fully devote their heart in their work. They radiate a can-do attitude and have made collaboration seamless.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of digital and external affairs for a multi-national IT company. We provide cloud solutions for enterprises to help them become intelligent enterprises. In my role, I work for the regional president’s office. My responsibilities are around where we need to be to help customers and partners realize the value of their products and solutions. I also work with a lot of internal and external events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Six Degrees Productions?

We cover a diverse region so our content extends to people with very different cultural backgrounds and technological capacities. Our main objective with Six Degrees Productions was to tailor content to this diverse audience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Six Degrees Productions has handled many projects for us. Their team handles the major digital assets required for all of our quarterly events. Each quarter, we have three major external events as well as some internal ones. For each event, we need content to be created. They help us create assets including PowerPoint presentations, videos, emails, and so on.

For each project, there are different elements involved but the PowerPoint or e-book are the main ones. We know what we want to say to our customers, so it’s not so much what we want to say but how we say it. Six Degrees Productions takes care of that.

What is the team composition?

There are about 5–6 people on their team. Greg (Executive Director) understands all the strategic directions and our objectives. He has a team that works on the projects after we provide briefings. I work with two individuals who handle our videos, a scriptwriter, and someone who’s over our emails and communications.

How did you come to work with Six Degrees Productions?

We went through the process of selecting an agency we could work with on a regular basis. After a thorough examination and vetting process that involved vendors giving presentations and providing quotes, Six Degrees Productions was selected.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement started in July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The Sapphire event is our biggest global event and it was virtual this year. For that video, we had two interview videos compiled with our branding, an introduction, and a conclusion. The Sapphire video was a brilliant achievement for many reasons.

First, it was remarkable that they completed it in four days and under a very tight deadline. Second, despite the low-quality videos submitted, the Six Degrees Productions team always finds creative ways to conceal the imperfections and make the video look as smooth and dynamic as possible. Third, it’s clear this project’s success was brought to pass because every individual on their team put their whole heart into it. They spent their weekends and nights devoted to the project.

They’ve really made collaboration seamless. We can go to them with a problem, and they’ll give their thoughts and input. We build on ideas together. It’s not a typical company-to-vendor relationship, it’s more of a partnership.

How did Six Degrees Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management skills are outstanding. We usually meet once a week. However, when we’re approaching deadlines, we tend to communicate on an almost daily basis through phone calls, WhatsApp, and emails. A lot of things change last-minute on our end, but they’re always flexible in adapting to meet deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to overcome challenges is their most impressive trait. I work with a lot of agencies in my role and the excuse I’ve always heard is “No, we can’t do that.” However, what’s remarkable about Six Degrees Productions’ service is that they always find a way no matter what — and it doesn’t compromise on quality. They have a can-do attitude.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t really think of anything. Maybe we could try implementing a project management tool so we can check off what has been done.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You’ll need to be really energetic. Six Degrees Productions is always on and up for it. It’s a dynamic and energetic environment. If a potential customer wishes to work with them then they should match Six Degrees Productions’ spirit and what makes them unique.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet deadlines even when they’re unrealistic or last-minute.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There’s value in working with them and in their deliverables.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their service is of high quality and the deliverables are always on time.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely.

Video Production for Fitness Studio

"I believed that we’d have to pay more for the kind of quality and speediness we got from Six Degrees."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Six Degrees created videos for marketing and social media for a newly opened boutique fitness studio. They filmed a workout session and a grand opening event and interviewed attendees of both.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Moe Manavipour
Owner, Mary Hill Fit Body Bootcamp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos arrived quickly without sacrificing quality, allowing the client to raise brand awareness using original content. Six Degrees delivered professional montages and testimonials at reasonable prices. They organized each event well, troubleshot any hiccups, and attended to every detail.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of Mary Hill Fit Body Bootcamp, a boutique fitness studio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Six Degrees Productions?

We’re a brand new business that hasn’t been open for a year yet. We were hoping to get some marketing material made for us — specifically videos.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Six Degrees created professional short video clips around a workout session and our grand opening event. They also did some testimonial videos and created our Vines at the time.

The first project was when they covered one of our workouts. After recording the entire session, they contacted clients individually to be interviewed. This took place with a full recording setup with lighting. The second project involved our grand opening. Six Degrees videotaped the full event and interviewed attendees.

What is the team composition?

The event wasn’t that big so Six Degrees only had two people onsite with cameras to film, take photos, and conduct interviews. 

How did you come to work with Six Degrees Productions?

We came across one of their partners, Lee-Anne (Head of Video Productions), when she joined one of our programs. We’re community-oriented so we wanted to reach out and support her business while growing our business at the same time.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ran from October–November 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Six Degrees’ work has been of tremendous value for us. Their videos helped us get more exposure for our business. They helped put us and our clients in front so that we don’t have to use stock photos on social media like other businesses in our industry.

The quality of work was amazing, and so was the quick turnaround. I believed that we’d have to pay more for the kind of quality and speediness we got from Six Degrees. They had a lot of footage taken from multiple cameras that they could put together as montages. Their videos and interviews were extremely high-quality, clear, and professionally done.

How did Six Degrees Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

From my perspective, Six Degrees was well-organized and timely in showing up. Everything happened the way it was supposed to happen. We had a couple of glitches when some people didn’t show up when and where they were supposed to. However, Six Degrees managed to move things around and reorganize the pieces to make it all work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I really admire the team, especially Lee-Anne. Professional and conscientious, she cares about what she does and the quality she delivers. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to make videos and cover something for internal use or marketing purposes. They do an amazing job of handling many pieces and making our company look professional.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything specific.

Any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about your expectations. Make sure you communicate what you’re visualizing as an outcome so they have a clear understanding of what you expect them to deliver.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Six Degrees did a great job.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve worked with similar companies in previous positions, and I feel like I got more than I paid for from Six Degrees.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They were very professional. Everything happened the way I expected it to happen, and the results were in line with my expectations.

Video Production & Animation for Professional Coaching Firm

“They’re able to engage, get a good picture of what you’re going for, and deliver.”

 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - May 2020
Project summary: 

Six Degrees Productions provided video retouching and animation services for a professional development firm. Their work included refreshing and adding animation to a preexisting promotional video.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Lisa Van Reeuwyk
Business Coach & Founder, Bloom Business Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Six Degrees Productions' work has been met with high praise and appreciation. The new video was lauded as well done and excellently animated. The team is thorough, collaborative, and well organized. Customers can expect a well-crafted finished product at a competitive  price.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a business coach at a professional development firm. We provide workshop services, and public speaking, as well as group coaching. We also run a mastermind group for female business owners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Six Degrees Productions?

I had undergone a large rebranding last year and, just prior to that, I’d invested in a significant financial undertaking for a new video. I realized that the video was outdated and I needed to refresh it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

While I couldn’t create a new video because of COVID-19, I hired Six Degrees Productions to take the existing video and refresh it with my new brand, as well as new animations. Lee-Anne (Head of Video Production) liaised with my graphic design company to ensure she was following the brand guidelines. They took visual assets from my brand, that I used in featuring new clients, and turned to them into animations of planting seeds and blooming flowers.

What is the team composition?

Lee-Anne was my only contact.

How did you come to work with Six Degrees Productions?

I met Lee-Anne through the chamber of commerce. I saw her demo-reel and was really impressed. I knew the next time I needed some work I wanted to give them a try.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $1,300.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work spanned April–May 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They went above and beyond what I anticipated. The team followed guidelines I didn’t even know I had. They were very collaborative and easy to work with. The team really valued what I wanted and made sure my vision came true. I was able to present my new video to 50 entrepreneurs and they were all impressed with the quality and the animation.

How did Six Degrees Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve worked with other videographers in the past, and timelines got stretched out and weren’t clear at times. Lee-Anne, on the other hand, never missed a deadline and was even sometimes early. I even asked for something that was outside the original scope of work she and gave it to me within an hour at no extra cost.  

She had a lot of systems in place so you know exactly what’s going on. We used Google Drive, and she sent me project overviews, storyboards, and links to her internal system to get my feedback at critical times.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I found Lee-Anne to be incredibly professional. She’s intuitive and a good listener, and asks a lot of smart questions; she’s able to engage, get a good picture of what you’re going for, and deliver.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would have preferred a chat system instead of email, but that’s not too important.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to explore the possibilities of what they can do for you. It may even be beyond what you had in mind originally.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was blown away with what they did for the price. They need to raise their rates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer