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Too many brands struggle with creating technology. The Sneakers Agency framework helps brands clarify their digital strategy. Customers who work with us build better companies and bigger business opportunities.

 

Sneakers Agency is a full-service digital product development agency focused on helping brands launch and grow their businesses. Our core branding, product, technology and marketing services help brands at every stage of their journey not only survive, but thrive. Sneakers Agency has been trusted by 50+ brands since 2014 from start-ups, to enterprises, to non-profits, and partner agencies. We are located in Soho, NYC and Singapore.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 401 Broadway, STE 1110
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
other locations
  • 290A Joo Chiat Road
    Singapore 427542
    Singapore

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Pepsi
  • IBM
  • Sony
  • Soul Cycle
  • Equinox
  • Zagat
  • Vimeo
  • SYPartners
  • Launchmetrics
  • The Infatuation
  • ForceBrands
  • Pinata
  • Welco
  • StoreMe
  • Meadows Office Interiors

Doctor Wound - UI/UX

Seamless patient onboarding and ongoing care.

Let's face it, medical professionals are used to using pretty outdated software. It doesn't have to be this way though. When we started working with Doctor Wound, they wanted to create their own custom Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System to help them streamline their patient onboarding, ongoing care, and billing. We collaborated with Doctor Wound

to create full UI/UX designs for their complex EMR system and transform this into a clickable prototype so that they could see the full user experience.

Zagat - Top Restaurant Reviews + Ratings

App Acquisition & Management

You may or may not know this, but apps get acquired by other companies all of the time. In the world of apps for foodies, The Infatution recently acquired the Zagat brand and all of its digital assets from Google. The Infatuation tapped The Sneakers Agency to assist them with taking over ownership of Zagat's native iOS app. In working closely with The Infatuation's

product team, we were able to insure as smooth a transition as possible and a seamless upgrade experience for existing users.

Case Study: ICO Crowdfunding

CROWDFUND THROUGH CRYPTOCURRENCY

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are all the rage these days. As technologists and product people, we wanted to take the opportunity to get our feet wet and so we designed and built a web responsive prototype for an Initial Coin Offering using Ethereum and Ethereum smart contracts.

Interlaken Group - Cost of Ownership

NONPROFITS CAN SHINE TOO

For non-profits, cost of ownership of a website can be a major factor. When we started working with Interlaken Group, their custom built Elixir based site was hosted on a private web server that they didn't control. We had to come up to speed on Elixir, but we worked with Interlaken Group to rectify this situation and get their custom site hosted on Heroku so that they didn't have to worry

about administering web servers and to make it easier for us to deploy changes. Through Heroku's pipeline feature, we were able to seamlessly enable a staging site for testing site updates. We do ongoing work with the Interlaken Group to enhance and manage their website. We most recently worked with them to redo the site's navigation structure.

Iterative Capital Management - Cryptocurrency News

PUBLISHING VIA GHOST We especially love getting exposed to new technology and platforms. When our friends at Iterative Capital called us up to help them with their site they said they wanted to use a publishing platform called ghost. We naturally said: "What's ghost?" Turns out ghost is an excellent lightweight platform for creating web publications. We worked closely with the Iterative Capital team to put together a unique

visual image for their site and publication that lets them showcase their domain expertise in cryptocurrencies.

ForceBrands - Responsive Jobs Platform Site

PLATFORM REBUILD Oftentimes, enterprises outgrow the technology they spent years building and maintaining. Forcebrands found itself in this exact position and decided it was time to design and build a new version of their jobs platform from scratch. Unfortunately, things did not work out as expected with the first firm they hired who went and designed an entire site, presented their designs, and wanted approval to build the

entire thing. And so what do you do when you're in a pinch? Why, call sneakers of course. By taking a collaborative, hands-on approach with the ForceBrands team, we were able to bring much needed energy to a stalled project, help grow Forcebrands' internal team, and get it completed in a few months.

Pepsi Pass - Mobile Apps

WE COULD ALL USE SOME HELP.

From time-to-time we work with larger agencies in need of help with their client projects. Luck would have it that we got the nod to work with one of NYC's premier digital marketing agencies to build the iOS and Android apps for a complete overhaul of Pepsi's rewards program: Pepsi Pass.

Mission 360 - Web App

YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO FLEXIBLE

Video-on-demand subscription services are tricky to get right. So so much so that Mission 360 came to sneakers to get their platform up to snuff. So we did what we always do which is go back to the basics and ensure that the primary functions and building blocks of the platform work as expected. From there, Mission 360 will be on a firm footing to market their site with

confidence and expand their functionality.

Unstuck - iPad App

A MOTIVATION COACH RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE.

When it launched, Unstuck defined what was possible on Apple's just released iPads. To this day the product stands the test of time and has helped countless people overcome their life obstacles. During the course of Unstuck's evolution, Sneakers has been a trusted partner to the Unstuck team providing new feature development and maintenance along with overall

mobile guidance and strategy. 

Meadows Office Interiors- Mobile & Web Apps

A TRUSTED ENTERPRISE REDEFINES ITSELF FOR THE DIGITAL AGE.

Things don't change very often in the world of office design and installation. Meadows Office Interiors however saw an opportunity to streamline their operations, improve customer satisfaction, and increase sales through a number of digital initiatives. But oftentimes, building digital products is harder than it looks, especially for

established enterprises.  

Launchmetrics - Mobile Apps

THE LEADER IN FASHION LOGISTICS.

Fashion and software aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, but creating fashion is a complicated process. Launchmetrics helps fashion brands manage their fashion samples, fashion events, and fashion lines while connecting them with industry insiders. Mobile apps are a key component of Launchmetrics digital strategy and sneakers has been their go to partner for

mainting and building their extensive suite of iOS and Android apps that interface with everything from bluetooth printers to handheld scanners.

Piñata - Web & Mobile Apps

CONNECTING BRANDS AND AMBASSADORS

Brands have to market and promote their products. As it turns out, doing in store marketing promotions can be incredibly painstaking to coordinate. Pinata was founded to change all that, but they struggled with their initial attempts at platform execution. Pinata subsequently hired sneakers to focus their efforts and deliver a Minimum Viable Product to the

market. 

Bizly - iPhone App

WE ALL HATE BORING MEETINGS.

Sometimes the best way to keep a team motivated is to get them out of the office. Bizly makes it easy for companies of all sizes to easily book offsite meeting spaces at inspiring locations. Bizly originally enlisted sneakers to build the first version of their mobile app. Since then Bizly has raised enough money to build and sustain their own team. We couldn't be prouder.

They are doing beautiful work.

Concept - Beauty Booking App

For one reason or another, a lot of great design never sees the light of day. We think that sucks pretty hard since we worship design and so we wanted to share a concept that we're really quite proud of here at sneakers. Enjoy.

Reviews

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Field App with Back Office Integration for Furniture Dealer

"Their communication has really been critical in moving the project along quickly."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The Sneakers Agency salvaged a less than successful project by converging multiple proprietary apps into a single UI and streamlining cloud technologies (storage and CRM-ERP) for an efficient workflow.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Dana Justus
EVP, Meadows Office Furniture
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new solution allows managers in the field to access all needed info through a single interface, reducing task management time and costs. The Sneakers Agency continues to offer creative improvements alongside daily status updates. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Meadows Office Interiors in a contract furniture dealer. We sell custom furniture to businesses from a product line of over 200 manufacturers. I’m the executive vice president. Under my domain are our technology and marketing initiatives. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with The Sneakers Agency?

A couple of years ago, we had an idea to come up with a few proprietary applications. We’ve embarked on a big technology adventure in the past 3.5 years, and we’ve integrated a lot of new software into our daily workflow, including cloud applications and a new CRM and ERP, so we’ve been inundating everyone with new technologies.

Our idea was to come up with an app that would tie together all of our cloud platforms and allow a project manager in the field to have one UI to access everything. We wanted all the software pieces to talk to each other via this app to streamline processes for people out on a job managing a furniture installation. We wanted it to be more transparent for the client and for the team supporting that project manager back in the office. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The Sneakers Agency evaluated what we had developed so far and helped us come up with a game plan to make the app better before deploying it. They started the process by educating us on the right way to approach app development projects, including the documentation that should be provided along the way, the access we should have to the code, and all the associated notes that we can check at any time. I never had access to that information with prior app developers, so that gave me a lot of confidence.

The app is basically a streamlined UI for our project managers. The Sneakers Agency was contracted to take our cloud platforms and make them talk to each other, with everything going through the app. They had to link NetSuite, the CRM and ERP we use, and Box (our cloud-storage platform). They also had to integrate Bluebeam, which is a PDF tool used primarily in the architecture, construction, and design fields. Those were the three main elements we had to pull together. The Sneakers Agency had to learn all the programs and work with those APIs.

Through the app, you can task yourself or another employee, and the task automatically populates in NetSuite. You can see the projects you’re assigned, and you have access to all of the folders and documents that have been set up in Box. When you’re accessing those documents, you can make changes to them in Bluebeam via the app. The app also takes snapshots of your work, saving your updates without making you do anything manually. The app allows visibility for things going on within that project and provides the functionality for project managers to create change orders. The customer can sign off on the change, and the PM can email a copy of that document to the customer.

Project managers can also do a punch list, which is really big for us. If there are damages on furniture that we’re installing, or if there’s a part missing, they can create a punch list with details about the items that need a fix and map them to a floorplan for easy reference. The app creates a professional document that can be shared with the customer and is automatically saved to the project folder. No matter what your role is in the process, you can see all the documentation as it’s being created in the field.

We’ve enlisted The Sneakers Agency’s help on a few other apps as well. We have a Wayfinder app that we developed for our showroom. It’s designed to share product details with customers as they tour the space. We’ve also had them assist with other apps to allow easy access to a few customer portals that we created for our clients.

How did you come to work with The Sneakers Agency?

We’d used another company to start the development, but we eventually realized we weren’t making real progress. Another app developer had taken a look at the code that was done so far and recommended The Sneakers Agency to help us. They went over what was done previously and gave us feedback. They were pointing out ways to improve the app, so I knew from the start that they were going to be a tremendous asset for our projects.

How much have you invested with The Sneakers Agency?

We’ve invested around $235,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in June of 2016, and the relationship is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can see our 15 PMs each saving a few hours per day on a job site by using the app. The product is unique in our industry, and our CEO has been marketing it to our clients. Our goal is to be able to monetize it eventually. At that time, we’ll pitch it back to The Sneakers Agency to private-label it for someone else.

How did The Sneakers Agency perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re great in this area, and they keep us on task. We have a lot of different projects in process simultaneously, and getting us all to sit down and give feedback can be a challenge. The Sneakers Agency gives us almost daily status reports, and we also have a weekly check-in call. We go through the status of all the apps that are in play right now, which keeps us accountable to get any deliverables back to them by the time we get to the next call. They come to the office when we need them to, and we have video calls in addition to our weekly check-in. Their work is very transparent.

What did you find most impressive about The Sneakers Agency?

Their communication has really been critical in moving the project along quickly. Also, their creativity is definitely a strength. They give us options and suggestions to improve the product and the processes. They’ve helped us enhance our apps without spending as much money. They’ve educated us on those decisions, so we were able to steer the development. They’ve been very collaborative with us, and that’s been really refreshing.

Are there any areas The Sneakers Agency could improve?

I don’t always understand some of the nuances of their business, such as what a senior developer does versus someone else. When I’m paying for hours for different levels of talent, it would be nice to have a clear breakdown of what each person is working on. 

5.0
Overall Score They’re wonderful. We’re thinking of more projects for them every day. It’s a great partnership.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’ve had emergency projects come up, and they’ve accommodated me.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Dev & Hosting for Fitness Platform

“They’re a small company that provides big results.”

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

Sneakers enhanced the UX of a fitness streaming site and updated the configuration of the hosting service. Their team continues to provide technical support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Erin Sykes
Founder, Mission 360
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Sneakers’ efforts resulted in substantial monthly savings on hosting as well as a bug-free website. Communication is easy as their CEO handles project management.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of an online fitness and wellness streaming platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Sneakers Agency?

I hired them to provide web development, design, and support.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make the site easier to use and fix bugs. We also wanted to save money.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them on LinkedIn.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Sneakers revised our main home page and made it easier for people to download our mobile app. They’ve also resolved critical functional issues within our site and updated the configuration of our hosting service.

What was the team composition?

Chris (Founder, The Sneakers Agency) is our main point of contact and acts as project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is seamless. Plus, the updated configuration of our hosting service resulted in a savings of over $1,000 per month.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It has been excellent. They are always available and easy to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re a small company that provides big results.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Not at this time.

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

Website Development for Community Land Rights NGO

“We were impressed with their responsiveness and flexibility.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The Sneakers Agency designed and developed a website that advocates land rights for disadvantaged groups. They continue to provide maintenance and updates.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Lai Sanders
Digital Communications Officer, Rights and Resources Initiative
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The launched site was well-received by its target audience, who praised its sophisticated and clean UI. The Sneakers team was accommodating and communicative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I manage the website and social media of an NGO that does research and advocacy on land rights for indigenous peoples, local communities, and rural women.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Sneakers Agency?

We hired them to design and develop our website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create a beautiful and information-rich website that would appeal to the business community.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I came in towards the middle of the process. My predecessor selected them.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

My understanding is that Sneakers came up with the design for the new website and then retooled it a couple of times to work with our changing needs, including budget considerations. They continue to manage the website and take care of updates for us.

What was the team composition?

We worked with about three people from their team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Stakeholders report that the website has a sleeker, more modern feel that conveys the seriousness of the issue and makes information more readily accessible.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was timely and professional. Our communication was mostly via email and Skype calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their responsiveness and flexibility.

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
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Verification Level
Gold
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
New York
ID
4271094
Date of Formation
Jul 16, 2012
Source
NYS Department of State
Last Updated
Jan 19, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Jul 19, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
13
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
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Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 27, 2019