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Thrive is an online marketing agency with a passion to use the power of the Internet to grow your business.

Thrive was founded on the conviction that businesses can successfully outshine their competitors with a strong website and an effective online marketing strategy. We provide businesses with expert online marketing and proven results.

Our Internet marketing clients see results like 500% increases in organic traffic and 300% increase in online leads. Web design clients are guaranteed sites that are beautiful, functional, and adaptable to any size screen. Amongst our client reviews you’ll read statements like “Within six months, Thrive's SEO work catapulted our product line into top page rankings,” and “the investment in a brand new website has paid for itself in 2-3 months.” But you’ve probably heard all of this before - so what sets Thrive apart from other companies who make the same claims?

Thrive's intentional and proactive focus is on two simple things: Relationships and Results. We consider ourselves an extension of our clients’ team, working hard to establish a professional but personal collaborative relationship. 

What we promise our clients…

  • Integrity and transparency
  • Award-winning expertise
  • A proven process 
  • Focus on client delight
  • Dedicated personal contact

Our focus on Relationships and Results puts us head and shoulders above our competition, and we have the happy clients and case studies to prove it. Team up with Thrive and get the power of the Internet working for you!

Thrive is a Google Premier Partner, Google Analytics Technology Partner, Bing Ads Accredited Professional, Shopify Partner, MailChimp Expert, and a Yext Certified Partner.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2005
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Dallas, TX
headquarters
  • 2626 Cole Ave, Suite 488
    Dallas, TX 75204
    United States
other locations
  • 700 Highlander Blvd, Ste 180
    Arlington, TX 76015
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Tavistock Restaurant Group Hurom (USA/Canada) GAINSCO Auto Insurance Ready Seal Berryman Products Baabuk  

Kinloch Anderson (North America)

Kinloch Anderson (North America) provides ready-to-wear traditional scottish menswear. You can learn more about Kinloch Anderson at https://kinlochanderson-na.com/

Danielle Vaughn - Life Coach

Danielle Vaughn is a published author, speaker, and life coach in Texas. You can learn more about Danielle at https://www.daniellevaughn.com/

Olicon

Olicon is a commercial contractor in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at https://www.olicon.com/

American Radiology Associates

American Radiology Associates is a preeminent radiology group in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at https://www.americanrad.com/

Downtown Abilene Initiative

Downtown Abilene Initiative is to build confidence in downtown Abilene as a destination to live, work, play and, most importantly, invest. Learn more at https://www.downtownabi.com/

Ready Med Go

Ready Med Go offers pre-owned affordable medical equipment. Learn more at https://readymedgo.com/

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington, Texas presents more than 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists. Learn more at https://levittpavilionarlington.org/

Ruedi Wealth Management

Ruedi Wealth Management is a wealth management firm in Champaign, Illinois. Learn more at https://www.ruediwealth.com/

COMPREHEND

COMPREHEND is a provider of education curriculum that serves students in 3rd to 12th grades. Learn more at https://www.comprehend.org/

Allied Fund Services LLC

Allied Fund Services provides an array of fund administration services to alternative asset management companies with a concentration on private equity. Learn more at https://www.alliedfundservices.com/

Red Line Logistics

Red Line Logistics is a transportation company that contracts trailers for local bulk material deliveries in California. Learn more at https://www.redlinelog.com/

IDG Services

IDG Services is an industry leading commercial interior construction company. Learn more at https://idgservices.com/

Guardian Services

Guardian Services provides kitchen exhaust and commercial HVAC cleaning services in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Learn more at https://www.guardiandallas.com/

PRC Naples

PRC Naples is a free health clinic located in Naples and Estero, Florida. Learn more at https://www.prcnaples.org/

Riverbend Consulting

Riverbend Consulting provides Amazon account reinstatement, ASIN reinstatement, and Amazon account management services. Learn more at https://www.riverbendconsulting.com/

Bayesian Bodybuilding

A data-driven and evidence-based personal training program. Learn more at Bayesian Bodybuilding at https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/

Falkofske Engineering

Falkofske Engineering is a structural engineering firm in Arlington, Texas. Learn more at https://falkofske.com/

Longhorn Investments

Longhorn Investments is a hard money lender that serves Texas, Missouri, Indiana, and North Carolina. Learn more at https://www.longhorninvestments.com/

uReview.me

uReview.me is an online reputation management and monitoring platform that helps businesses monitor customer satisfaction, collect feedback and generate more positive online reviews. Learn more at https://get.ureview.me

Bakke Graduate University

Bakke Graduate University is a cutting-edge leader in developing a new model for educating leaders in business, urban studies and Christian theology, with students and faculty from over 40 nations and courses held on 5 continents. Learn more at https://www.bgu.edu/

Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP

Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP is an law firm that provides bankruptcy, construction law, business litigation, oil and gas legal support. Learn more at https://www.bondsellis.com/

Georgia Lawn Works LLC

Georgia Lawn Works is a commercial and residential lanscape design and maintenance company in Centerville, Georgia. Learn more at https://www.georgialawnworks.com/

Precinct Recruitment Solutions

Precinct Recruitment Solutions is the premier provider of turn-key direct mail and other marketing solutions to meet healthcare providers’ key staffing needs. Learn more at https://www.precinctgroup.com/

First Baptist Church of San Angelo, Texas

First Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas. Learn more at https://www.fbcsanangelotx.org/

Greathouse Group

Greathouse Group is a commercial and residential construction company based in Magnolia, Texas. Learn more at https://greathousegroup.com/

B&W Cabinets & Millwork

B&W Cabinets is a family-owned company in Richland Hills, Texas that provides custom cabinetry and millwork to home builders, remodel contractors, and homeowners. Learn more at https://bwcabinets.com/

HDMI Forum

The purpose of the HDMI Forum is to guide the future direction of HDMI technology, develop new versions of the HDMI Specification, and foster broader global adoption and interoperability. Learn more at http://hdmiforum.org/

At Your Discretion Travel

At Your Discretion Travel is a domestic travel agency that arranges luxury travel experiences within the United States. Learn more at http://atyourdiscretiontravelgroup.com/

Blakeman Transportation

Blakeman Transportation is a transportation and logistics management company based in Fort Worth, Texas. Learn more at https://www.blakemantrans.com/

The Reserve at Lake Guntersville

The Reserve at Lake Guntersville is a new residential community in Guntersville, Alabama. Learn more at https://thereserveatlakeguntersville.com/

Aeon Systems, Inc.

Aeon Systems is a provider of residential and commercial security systems in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Learn more at https://www.aeonsystems.net/

Cahoots Mobile App

Cahoots is a team communication and emergency notification mobile app. Learn more at https://www.cahoots.com/

FlyKids Yoga

FlyKids Yoga offers group and private yoga classes for all kids. FlyKids Yoga is located in Southlake, Texas. Learn more at https://www.flykidsyoga.com/

Direct Stair Parts

Direct Stair Parts is a premier online supplier of stair parts, from iron balusters to stair railings. Learn more at https://www.directstairparts.com/

Downtown Arlington

Downtown Arlington initiates and manages economic development efforts for the Downtown and University District in Arlington, Texas. Learn more at https://downtownarlington.org/

Tritech Fall Protection Systems

Tritech Fall Protection Systems designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and maintains fall protection systems across North America. Learn more at https://www.tritechfallprotection.com/

Fitz Equipment Co., Inc.

Fitz Equipment Co. Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of torque converters, air compressors, as well as replacement parts. Learn more at https://www.fitzequipment.net/

P&H Casters

P&H Casters is the leading manufacturer of cart wheels and casters. P&H Casters came to Thrive to help fixed their broken e-commerce website. Thrive was able to redesign the website using WordPress as the CMS and WooCommerce as the shopping cart. Learn more at https://www.phcasters.com/

Ready Seal

Ready Seal came to Thrive to redesign and improve their e-commerce sales. Thrive redesigned the Ready Seal website using WordPress as the CMS and WooCommerce as the shopping cart. Learn more at https://www.readyseal.com/

FRP Shop

FRP Shop, a division of Southwest Vault Builders, is a leading national online source for FPR panels, insulation, and accessories. Learn more at https://www.frpshop.com/

PlanMarketplace

PlanMarketplace is an online marketplace for architects and engineers to buy and sell CAD plans. Learn more at https://www.planmarketplace.com/

Xtreme Lawn Care

Xtreme Lawn Care is a residential lawn and landscape service provider in Fort Worth, Texas. Learn more about Xtreme Lawn Care at https://www.xtremelawncare.com/

CTG Tech

CTG Tech provides flat rate managed IT services. They have two office locations serving clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth and the Amarillo, Texas areas. Learn more about CTG Tech at https://www.ctgmanagedit.com/

Hollow Hill Event Center

Avocare

Visit live site: https://avocare-us.com/

Nationwide Construction

Western Sport

Green Residential

PSK CPA, LLC

Visit live site: https://www.pskcpa.com/

The City of Granbury CVB

Neal Richards Group

Austin College

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Digital Marketing for Equipment Manufacturing Company

"People have seen our website and really liked the new design."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A local firm wanted to market its services and products to an overseas audience using Thrive Internet Marketing's digital marketing services.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 employees
 
Odessa, Texas
Assistant to the President, Equipment Manufacturing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing delivered an attractive website that has produced more incoming international customers. The client has retained more revenue since they can cut out the middleman in many new purchase orders.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an oilfield repair and manufacturing company. I’m the administrative assistant to the president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive?

The challenge was to increase sales and awareness of our company. At the time, we needed to promote it more to our overseas customers. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We went to Thrive to help us develop a new website and platform to try to help reach more people in general. They set up our social media and SEO for boosting the company. They built and launched the website for us. The owner of our company, Mike, wants to be very hands-on, and Thrive allowed us to be completely involved in the process.

How did you come to work with Thrive?

We had already seen some of their work where they designed websites for competitors. I happened to reach out to them and they pitched us what we were looking for. We started working with them.

How much have you invested with Thrive?

We’ve spent around $40,000 (or $10,000-$50,000) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them at the end of 2015 and we launched in May 2016. We are still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are 100% satisfied with their work and we’ve had extremely positive results. It boosted our outreach to overseas markets. We’ve had more people coming straight to us. People have seen our website and really liked the new design.

How did Thrive perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication skills were phenomenal. They kept us in the loop every month. They worked with us and let us be completely involved in the process. I know some places don’t allow that so much. We were allowed to do everything, from helping pick the pictures to doing the wording, looking at layouts, and determining if that’s how we wanted to do it or going a different way. They custom-built stuff specifically for Fitz to make us unique. To me, that was exactly what we were looking for.

What did you most impressive about Thrive?

One of our biggest issues was trying to cut out some of the middlemen orders so that customers would get solely from us. We were trying to get to our end-users versus having to deal with middlemen, and they’ve done that. They’ve really helped us get Fitz out there, in all aspects of our company but mostly on our torque converters, which is what we wanted.

Are there any areas Thrive could improve?

None. They’ve done a phenomenal job.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive?    

The client has to be involved in whatever they are doing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were prompt in all of the meetings. They made sure that times were convenient to us. We did a lot of changing at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts, but they were completely okay with it as they had the ability to do so.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did not go over any estimates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is absolutely top-notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Search Engine Marketing for Trash Disposal Company

"A lot of customers come from finding us online."

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

Thrive Internet Marketing provides ongoing organic SEO work for a local company and also launched a new website to improve branding and recognition in their town.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Dallas, Texas Areae
Owner, Trash Disposal Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing delivered an attractive website that the client is proud of and has made progress on Google, Yahoo, and Bing rankings.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company is a non-hazardous trash disposal in West and Central Texas. I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We did our website ourselves. It was terrible and did not look nice at all. We wanted to present a better image to our customers because everybody looks on the Internet now. If you did a Google or Yahoo search, you couldn’t find us at all. I reached out to Thrive so we would be on the search engines, get a better ranking, and improve our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did the website and marketing for us.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

One of their previous customers told my husband who they were using, and then my husband contacted Thrive and started the process. I got in on it about 2 months into the process to oversee it.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We paid $2,200 per month over the year. After that, we own the website and we don’t pay anymore.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them February 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are very satisfied. We love the website. It looks very professional. When we google search ourselves, we can find ourselves now on the first page. A lot of customers come from finding us online. We have on our website that you can get a free estimate. It automatically sends us an email and we get several of those as well, so it’s working. We had an issue with the domain name. We tried to get a new email, and we had to get access to the domain. Thrive immediately replied back and helped us with it.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Jacob from Thrive sends us a chart every single month and shows us how many leads and hits we’ve got and how many people have used that free estimate. He is amazing. He tells us to get in touch with him if we any questions. He usually does the random phone call to check in.

What did you most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

I feel like they are very organized and helpful. We haven’t encountered anything that they haven’t helped us solve, figure out, or change. If I come up with an idea and say I want something else instead, they’re all about doing it. There’s nothing that we have brought to the table that they haven’t been able to accomplish for us.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

No. From my knowledge, they’re doing all they can do to boost us up. I think they’re amazing and we’re happy.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Be proactive and get more involved in the process. Ask them questions. They’re really all about the customer being involved and teaching and learning. I admit that I’m kind of a slacker, and I have let them do every single thing. They do a blog for us every single month, and they keep those keywords going. If I was more proactive, we would probably boost ourselves even more, but I’m content with the place we’re at.

5.0
Overall Score They stuck with what they were going to charge us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed a deadline. They are very on top of the schedule all the time. If they set up a conference call, they stick to the schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stuck with the original estimate. There was no blindsided cost. We didn’t compare with different companies if a different company would have been cheaper, but I felt like we have gotten our money’s worth. It’s worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I think the quality is amazing and the website is awesome. In the beginning, they asked for a few examples of websites we liked in regard to the layout, and they did our website even better than we expected it to look.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them to friends and different companies.

Web Design for Community Bank

"Thrive is prompt and extremely quick to get things done."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Thrive revamped the client's old website, designing it with a fresh look and also helping to make it ADA-compliant for customers with disabilities to navigate easily.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Arlington, Texas
Jo Lynn Dobie
Project Manager, Affiliated Bank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have given very positive feedback on the website, citing its easy navigability and appealing look. Thrive was particularly praised for their promptness and organization.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a community bank in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, and I’m the project manager. I coordinate most of the projects in any area of the bank, bringing the resources we need to get things done.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Initially, our website had an old-style look and we wanted something more contemporary and technologically advanced. We wanted a fresh look to appeal to customers more. They also helped progress on our marketing.

Currently, we are transitioning into making our website more ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] compliant. There is software that enables people with disabilities to use their computer and help them navigate a website. There are certain rules to follow to make that software work for them, so we reached out to Thrive. They had to do a lot of research but were able to manage the project in a stellar fashion.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

One of the things they had us do was to take pictures of the employees, and on every page of our website, there is a picture of an employee on the top. On our homepage, we have some marketing content where we intend to put some employees on.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I did searches online and found about half a dozen companies. I went to through their websites and narrowed it down to 2. I talked in depth to both, and the reason I picked Thrive is because they have a larger employee base and they come across so savvy, creative, and interested in what you want. They made it abundantly clear that they will make a priority of what we want.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We have invested $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started with them in February and launched in June of 2014, but we work on an ongoing basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We got great reviews and positive feedback on our website from our employees and customers. People were pleased that it was easy to navigate. They verbally commented that it’s so much nicer and that they enjoy and want to use our website more.

 How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They have the right people with the project management skills to stay on top of things. They were organized and had project plans, timetables, and made follow ups. Thrive is prompt and extremely quick to get things done. They have been amazing; no complaints.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Their promptness, their ability to stay on top of things, and make a design that’s usable and aesthetically pleasing is impressive. Our website is basic, but they put enough of the modern-day technology in it so that it is easy to navigate, look at, and to find things.

They are also very reasonable on their pricing.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Honestly, I can't think of anything right now.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Just pick them. Whatever they do, it works.

5.0
Overall Score I was blown away over these last years by their organization and by their ability to stay on top of things.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can’t think of anything they could’ve done differently.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Engine Technology Company

"Thrive Internet Marketing gave us good value for money."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Jul. 2016
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing developed a new WordPress mobile responsive website, helped with content development efforts, and provided basic training on how to use the backend.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
College Station, Texas
Commercialization Manager,
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website generated high-quality leads. They did a good job with content development and website restructuring and programming. The team generated good deliverables on time, meeting expectations. Testing and quality assurance were cited as areas for improvement.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

StarRotor Corporation is a technology startup with a few promising focus points, including a device used as a compressor/expander which brings a collection of improvements to what is called a gerotor. The company has a body of intellectual property which made the gerotor usable as a gas compression and expansion device, rather than liquid, which was the historical application. StarRotor also has a switch reluctance motor technology.

I was the commercialization manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

When I came on board to the company in 2015, one of the obvious issues I identified was that the website needed to be updated in order to reflect current realities. It had been developed in 2008 and was using an old technological platform. It had disabled portions in terms of SEO [search engine optimization] and it was generally terrible for any visitor. It made me cringe to hear people type in our web address during phone conversations, thinking about what they would be immediately looking at. I was able to convince senior officers to redevelop the site, even though that was not my intended role in the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I developed a scope with Thrive Internet Marketing, which was naturally more than what our leadership thought we needed to spend, but nonetheless, I was able to push it through.

It included a new website on the WordPress platform, which is the platform of choice for Thrive. I had done a bit of digging around and found that the choice of technology made sense.

One aspect which emerged more than once was the need to make a mobile-friendly website; the old one was certainly not. I didn't have a lot of knowledge about mobile-responsive designs, but I certainly have a stronger appreciation of it now. Our website is able to perform well on smartphones and big computer screens alike.

Another challenge was the development of our content. Technology companies are not as straightforward in terms of what they're selling. Our technology is usable across a range of applications, and we don't currently manufacture specific products for sale, but rather seek to engage in partnerships with people whereby products using our technology can be designed. Content development was important in order to put our message forward in a way that people can understand.

One of Thrive Internet Marketing's services was helping us to develop content. I'm sure that, during the sales cycle, I became confident in their ability to provide this.

We have worked with at least six people, including a project manager, a content development lead, a technical lead, SEO specialists, and the main developer. There may have been others doing behind-the-scenes work, but these were the ones I was exposed to. Thrive also assigned a person who gave me basic training for the site, helping me understand how to use the site's backend for basic tasks.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I was introduced to them by a friend who is running a company and had used them successfully.

I had a number of conversations with Thrive Internet Marketing's CEO and with their business developer. The two of them were very good to talk to, helping me build a case for convincing our management to redo the website using them.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The cost of Thrive Internet Marketing's services was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive Internet Marketing in November 2015. The new website was launched in July 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have had a number of organic leads develop thanks to our new site. There are people who knew of us from before but researched our company again, found our new website, and used the direct contact form. We've also had brand-new, high-quality contacts reach out to us through the site, seeking to collaborate on technology development. We're a small company, so one lead is significant for us, especially if it’s well qualified.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

I'm a project manager by background and training and have worked in the software industry. I was able to help Thrive Internet Marketing in the backend, in terms of testing the site and working out minor bugs.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

The challenges we've presented, in terms of obtaining a simple and understandable message through the website, amounted to a difficult project. We've had to handle much of the content writing ourselves, taking structural leadership from Thrive Internet Marketing. There was some tweaking involved, but we were able to see where Thrive was heading, which stimulated us to do a good job.

I'm not surprised to find service organizations, particularly those populated by young people, to be technically capable but with a weakness in dotting i's and crossing the t's. Because I'm open and alert to those aspects, I'm a good client for them. They did a good job with broad brush strokes, content development, as well as website structuring and programming, but Thrive Internet Marketing needs to strengthen in terms of quality assurance and testing. Most organizations have the same limitation.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I was able to develop a sense of charge rates, and know a bit about the service industry. Thrive Internet Marketing gave us good value for money and they've done a lot with the man hours we allocated.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Thrive Internet Marketing generated good deliverables on time, meeting my expectations around what would be delivered and when. If anything, we struggled from a schedule standpoint.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend Thrive Internet Marketing to people I like.

Digital Strategy for Tour Provider

"Thrive Internet Marketing struck me as being knowledgeable about SEO, and prepared to provide details on complicated questions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing was engaged by an Italian tour provider that provides tours in Rome to build the firm's SEO [search engine optimization] presence to increase bookings in a competitive market.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 employees
 
Rome, Italy Area
Digital Strategist, Tour Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing is commended for their fair cost structure, transparency, and knowledge of the tourism competitive landscape. Thrive Internet Marketing is recommended to any business in the US or abroad.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

theromanguy.com offers small group and private tours in Italy. I am a digital strategist for the company, in charge of our website, SEO, social media, and online marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We wanted to improve our search engine visibility. We work within a competitive space, delivering tours to companies based in Rome.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing helped us establish a better presence, improving our visibility against lucrative keywords like "Rome tours", "Vatican tours", and so on.

The immediate work that Thrive Internet Marketing did for us was to look at our website, understanding what was working well, and what needed to be improved. They assigned a very competent on-site SEO expert who had a look at our code, identifying issues which were affecting our site. For example, our on-page speed was a problem. Thrive Internet Marketing helped fix this, getting us to a point where that problem no longer exists. This has had a good impact on our search results and SEO.

Thrive Internet Marketing has provided detailed SEO reporting, as well as a dashboard through which we can determine progress.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We began a pitch process, speaking to 3 companies, out of which we found Thrive Internet Marketing to be the best. Their owner impressed us through technical recommendations for our website, going into detail about what our issues were, and what opportunities presented themselves in our space of operation.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The cost of Thrive Internet Marketing's services is around $2,500 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive Internet Marketing at the beginning of May 2016, and have an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We saw our traffic from organic searches improve by 75% month-on-month. The visibility against our most important keyword, "Vatican tours", has gone up from page 8 in search listings, to page 3. We're getting closer to page 1.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

We've spent a bit more than originally planned with Thrive Internet Marketing, mainly because there was a bigger set of costs than anticipated. We were fine with this. In terms of delivery, Thrive Internet Marketing worked through a strategy document, allowing us to see improvements every month. Everything has been delivered on-time.

We use Asana, as well as Zoom for meetings. We also use Raven Tools. We operate mostly with the project manager from Thrive Internet Marketing, but we do also talk to their senior management.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive Internet Marketing's work approach is the way forward, in my opinion. Thrive Internet Marketing works remotely, using experts from all over the US. They give off a trustworthy vibe, and are very knowledgeable about the sector in which we operate. Tourism and travel can be a niche field, but Thrive Internet Marketing had specific case studies and examples which made them stand out.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Thrive Internet Marketing could improve in terms of upselling some of the products that they offer. We've gone through a whole backend redevelopment for our website, and they were competent in offering us on-site technical solutions, but we know that there are many other things which Thrive Internet Marketing offers, and we'd be really interested to know what they were. We were waiting for Thrive Internet Marketing to upsell those services, allowing us to make improvements in other areas which weren't discussed in the pitch. We found ourselves waiting to be sold. It would be an opportunity for Thrive Internet Marketing as well, and it's probably to their credit: we tasked them with a specific job, and they simply got on with it.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I would advise that they ask technical questions without holding back. Thrive Internet Marketing struck me as being knowledgeable about SEO, and prepared to provide details on complicated questions.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Thrive Internet Marketing could improve in terms of scheduling, giving us completion dates and making us aware of the timeline. We use Asana though, so the process is visible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We definitely recommend Thrive Internet Marketing.

SEM for Production Studio

"Thrive Internet Marketing was able to deliver a good website to our company. People have told us that the new website looks much better than the previous version ... ."

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

Thrive Internet Marketing was hired by a production studio in Texas to redo an existing website that was hurting the brand and business development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Vice President, Production Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing is recommended to other agencies because of their honesty, speed of delivery, and competence in delivering an effective website. Thrive also stands out because they are able to market well the websites they create.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Showtech Productions offers sound, video, and lighting services for production work, corporate events, and concerts. I am the Vice President of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We needed to rework our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing redesigned our website and took over the advertising services for it, including SEO [search engine optimization] and pay-per-click. We don't engage in content marketing and social media, but it is something we're considering.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I looked around for various companies. Thrive's office was close to my home, so I contacted them.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We pay around $24,000 per year on Thrive's services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive 3-4 months ago. We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thrive Internet Marketing was able to deliver a good website to our company. People have told us that the new website looks much better than the previous version, which I programmed myself. SEO and pay-per-click will require some additional time to get going, which is where we're standing now.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive is the only company I've used for this type of service, so I have no base for comparison.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

No. I've been satisfied so far. I'm currently waiting for some of the changes made to our site in terms of SEO to take effect.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I would advise any clients to tell Thrive exactly what they need to achieve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Thrive kicked out the work faster than I'd have expected.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Thrive stuck to our agreement.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It hasn't come up yet, but I'd definitely refer Thrive.

Development for Online Architecture Marketplace

"Thrive has an interest in making my overall business succeed, which I found to be impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing provided strategy, design, and development to create a website and launch a business. Later, they built SEO, marketing, and social media campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
CEO, Online Architecture Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing enhanced all aspects of the business, acting as a true partner. User numbers, page views, and sales all rose significantly. The team provided a professional website at a great value, and weekly meetings with their staff kept the development process moving forward.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

planmarketplace.com is focused on enabling architects, engineers, and designers to share, buy, and sell their digital working files. I am the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I had an idea which I wanted to build. My background is in architecture, and I found that a service like this didn't already exist. We were creating something completely new.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Thrive Internet Marketing was brought in at the forefront of the process, helping us map out whether our system should be created, and how that could be done. We needed to determine whether the technology was there in order to make this feasible, as well as how the service could be designed and marketed. Thrive was an important partner in bringing this business to fruition.

Thrive did strategy and design work, as well as actually developing the site. This was followed through with SEO [search engine optimization], marketing, and social media. Thrive has been involved in all the aspects of our site.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I interviewed a few companies. A friend recommended that I speak with Thrive's leader. I had an initial meeting with him, learned more about how Thrive operated, and I felt that they were a good fit. Thrive's team asked the right questions and had good experience. I felt comfortable with them, so I made my decision organically.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The total cost of Thrive's services has been over $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Thrive for a year and a half. It took almost a year to prepare all the material needed beforehand by Thrive. They were involved with my project since its inception.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm very satisfied with Thrive's services. They've exceeded my expectations for what could be provided, either through the internal team or by bringing in other companies, where I needed additional expertise. Thrive acted as a true partner, making sure that I was as successful as I could be. They handled everything, from social media to thinking about what our target market was. We tracked SEO on a weekly basis. I'm overall satisfied with the service and level of detail provided by Thrive. We've increased our number of users and page views, as well as sales.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

I have weekly meetings with Thrive in order to make sure that we're trending in the right direction. We find out what isn't working and how we can make improvements. Things are going slower than I'd like, but this is more of a general market reality than a shortcoming on our part. We're still making tweaks, and they're leading us in a positive direction. It's simply going to be a longer road than I'd anticipated.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive is a group of good people who have my interests at heart. Thrive's aim isn't to simply check off a box and meet their line items on the proposal. Thrive has an interest in making my overall business succeed, which I found to be impressive.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

I can't think of anything. Thrive exceeded my expectations.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

They should try to learn as much about their own business as possible. This will help answer Thrive's questions, leading them into the right direction.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Thrive Internet Marketing was right on point.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Thrive gave me much better value than all previous web developers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I am extremely happy with the site's design. It functions just like I'd hoped.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website and Marketing for Airport Equipment Manufacturer

"The website was optimized for our low-volume transaction business, with incredibly high value."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing originally designed a manufacturer's website. They later grew online leads and brand recognition through SEO, pay-per-click work, and  video production.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Owner, Airport Equipment Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The increased web presence facilitated by Thrive Internet Marketing enabled the company to attract its most lucrative client ever. Web-generated leads increased initially by 300-400%, and then doubled again after SEO began. The team prioritized strategy to help achieve long-term success.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Unified Supply is an airport baggage conveyor manufacturer. I am the owner and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We're in a very niche market, and one of the big challenges for us, from a web standpoint, is that our keywords are either small in number and very specific, or simply too broad, applying to 20 different industries. After a period of doing it ourselves, we decided that we needed something else for SEO [search engine optimization].

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Some time ago, we contracted Thrive Internet Marketing to build our website. This created a certain amount of success, given that it was a WordPress site, and thus much more search-engine-friendly. We started getting more web leads simply through that, but we wanted a broader approach, something which would address the underlying issue of niche-specific or much too broad terms, so we approached Thrive in order to do more SEO work on an ongoing basis. We're also getting our pay-per-click up and going with the help of Thrive, and they've helped us automate our activities in order to maximize their value. We update our website's blog, which is linked to our social media, making everything as efficient as possible for us as a small company.

We talked extensively with Thrive about a video strategy which, although not earth-shattering in many industries, is very unique in ours. Thrive helped us make sense of this approach in terms of optimizing videos and posting them. Thrive has implemented a plug-in which allows a video to show up on every page, showing me and a co-worker, in a sort of call-to-action approach.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

We had an old website which could only be updated by our initial developers, in terms of content. I wanted an alternative with a more user-friendly interface. WordPress was not quite as common as it is today, but it showed up on my radar as something which would give us that opportunity. The main thing that Thrive pitched to us was the ability to gain control over our site. Thrive would help us anytime we needed help, but they'd also give us the tools to help ourselves. Many of the people that we talked to either didn't emphasize that, or simply didn't offer it at all.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

The cost of Thrive's services is between $20,000 to $25,000 per year. Our initial web project had a cost of $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Thrive in 2010. Two years ago we started our ongoing SEO work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thrive's work has been huge for us. The website was optimized for our low-volume transaction business, with incredibly high value per transaction. We may only have a few hundred orders per year, but each of those is worth several thousands of dollars. Thrive gave us such a strong web presence, that some people found us internationally, which led to the biggest customer in the history of our company. Thrive has increased our leads and built a presence which, along with the content that we've provided and our past reputation, has made us a leader in our industry.

Our website leads went up by a measure of 300-400% just through the optimization done by Thrive at the beginning of our project. We've more than doubled again since starting the monthly SEO work two years ago.

We've gotten a tremendous amount of positive feedback for the site, and have come to use it as a training opportunity for customers, through technical blog posts and videos. Our content has helped us show people that we were legit, if they hadn't worked with us before.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Thrive is very good at communicating with us and helping us understand where we stand with any project, as well as where we're headed.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Thrive has an amazing ability to combine best practices with what is actually possible to do, converting that into good business practices. We found other companies which knew how to build a website or could help with Google rankings, but Thrive took the work a step beyond that, working with us in understanding how to monetize our opportunities, instead of bringing us opportunities which we didn't know what to do with.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Thrive could have pushed us harder in using more of their resources. We used them to design our website a couple of years before we started doing SEO work. Thrive isn't pushy as a company, they simply want to be there for the client and help them, so they didn't want to close us on work which we weren't sure that we'd need. Only later did we start to believe that SEO could help us make even more money, so we went to Thrive for an ongoing deal. Thrive let us know what was available, but they weren't pushy about it.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Thrive Internet Marketing?

As a prospective client, I would start the conversation with Thrive focusing on strategy, not around the actual tools or the execution. This goes back to the fact that Thrive offered us more depth in terms of what we were trying to accomplish as a business, instead of giving us straight pay-per-click or design services. The client only focusing on their preconceived notions, is limiting.

As an example, I wanted to launch a video on my homepage because I viewed it as an effective call-to-action. Thrive was happy to do that, but when we talked more about what I was trying to accomplish, they pointed out that the bulk of our visits from Google weren't coming to the homepage. Having a call-to-action there would only be minimally effective. Thrive then suggested the plug-in that we're now using, posting the video on every page. This is what a strategy discussion with Thrive can achieve, instead of asking them to initiate a specific tool. There are many companies that present themselves as an all-in-one marketing shop, but Thrive offers top-notch design work, which is what drew me to them. Because of Thrive's strategic skills in terms of SEO, they deserve a 5 rating on that area as well.

5.0
Overall Score Thrive changed our business for the better.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Thrive has never let me down on a deadline. I know that this is significant, because we do engineering for our own work, and it's very easy to let a deadline slip. It tends to be the norm, which is sad, but Thrive did a great job.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Estimates given by Thrive amount to firm prices. Our web design project ran over on hours, but I never heard anything about extra charges. Thrive told me that they should have asked a few questions regarding the frontend differently.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There are many companies that present themselves as an all-in-one marketing shop, but Thrive offers top-notch design work, which is what drew me to them. Because of Thrive's strategic skills in terms of SEO, they deserve a 5 rating on that area as well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended half a dozen people to Thrive, either for new website work, or for ongoing SEO.

Digital Marketing for Electrical Contractor

"Thrive is willing to go the extra mile, which isn't something we've experienced with other companies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Thrive Internet Marketing provides website maintenance, SEO, pay-per-click, and social media marketing work in order to grow both web traffic and incoming leads for the phone sales team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Co-Owners, Electrical Contractor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks Thrive Internet Marketing, the company has seen a large increase in online traffic and has grown as a whole. Their team is highly accessible, from the owner to the individual campaign manager. Weekly phone calls and monthly in-person meetings are valuable assets.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Speaker A: J&B Electrical Services offers residential and commercial work. I am the owner and founder of the company. The initials in the name stand for mine and my wife's names. We're the sole proprietors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Speaker A: We were looking for a company close to our location, in Arlington, Texas. We liked Thrive's team because they were good, Christian people. We had a few meetings, during which Thrive took the time and actually went over plans and tactics, allowing us to get our foot into the residential services area. We've started getting calls as a result, and it's been a good experience overall. Thrive's principal cares about his clients. We can call and meet him any time in order to figure our goals out.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Speaker A: Thrive Internet Marketing goes the extra mile in helping us. We were going through a slow period at one point. We had a meeting with Thrive, who facilitated $1,000-worth of SEO [search engine optimization] services for free.

Thrive has done an excellent job on our website, using different marketing techniques. They manage our Facebook advertising, and have been very creative in their approach. Marketing campaigns have to be constantly managed, and Thrive has done this. They figure out the best ways of getting traffic to our website.

I handle much of the field work, but my wife handles much of our online marketing. She is in constant touch with Thrive.

Speaker B: Thrive is in charge of our weekly keyword rankings. We receive summaries and I also speak with our account manager over the phone in order to determine where we're ranking and what keywords need tweaking. I receive screenshots for each keyword, as well as a video summarizing all of our data.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Speaker A: We did some online research, looking for an Arlington company. Thrive is right around the corner from our office. We liked the fact that they're very personable and care about their clients. I'm a pastor running a ministry with the help of my wife. I appreciated the fact that Thrive is made up of Christian people. We've had a good relationship from day one.

How much have you invested with Thrive Internet Marketing?

Speaker B: Our budget with Thrive is $1,500 per month, including pay-per-click, SEO, and website maintenance. We have around 10 hours of SEO work per month, as well as a $500 budget for pay-per-click.

What is the status of this engagement?

Speaker A: We've been working with Thrive for a year and a half. Our company is growing and we have a good reputation. We're only now reaching our peak in terms of getting our foot in the door. From what I can see, Thrive's team also has good integrity, so we make a good combination. We've looked at other marketing companies, and haven't found anything like Thrive. If I ever retire, I'll have someone take over our work with Thrive.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Speaker A: Our company has come to a transition stage because of Thrive's involvement. They helped us figure out advertising campaigns, which led to many calls. We're currently considering putting another truck on the road.

Speaker B: Our traffic has been improved greatly. We're trying to see more traffic through SEO than through pay-per-click, which was one of the initial goals for our work with Thrive. We're getting to invest more on SEO, and tweak it further.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

Speaker B: I love Thrive's personability and the ease with which we can reach out to them with any issue. Our campaign manager lives in Florida, but the rest of the company is local to us. He has come to our location a few times in order to have sit-down meetings. Thrive's owner is also very reachable, which is a unique aspect. We've worked with other companies where simply getting a hold of our account manager was hard, let alone the owner. Thrive is willing to go the extra mile, which isn't something we've experienced with other companies in the past. They're usually concerned with numbers and with how many campaigns can be run at the same time, instead of focusing on each individual client. We never felt that we were alone in this effort, and that Thrive was just out there for the money. They care about our campaign and the success of our company.

What did you find most impressive about Thrive Internet Marketing?

Speaker A: We've used other companies which put us in touch with remote people. When someone left or got fired, we'd have to start a new relationship with someone else who didn't really know us, so we would thus get kicked to the curb. This hasn't happened with Thrive. We've had a good experience with them. Our campaign manager remains close to us; I can call him at any time and have a meeting.

Are there any areas Thrive Internet Marketing could improve?

Speaker B: I have no complaints. In the beginning, there was an adjustment period, which is normal for online advertising. Thrive was very helpful and did everything possible to reach out to us. We had weekly phone meetings and monthly in-office meetings. Thrive has gone above-and-beyond.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Every deadline has been met, either on time or a few weeks in advance.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Thrive has never gone over, and we're actually paying less than we have with other advertising agencies which didn't provide the same level of service as Thrive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our website is exactly as we wanted it. If anything needed to be tweaked, it was done immediately. All the work done by Thrive has been spectacular.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've referred many people to Thrive.

Website and Marketing for Event Venue

"They have moved our brand forward and made the website much better."

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

Thrive Internet Marketing provides an event center with search engine optimization, web design, social media marketing, and pay-per-click management. They were first hired for a website redesign.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
General Manager, Event Venue
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Customers have responded very favorably to the refreshed website elements created by Thrive Internet Marketing. Communication was smooth throughout the development process, and continues to be so with twice-monthly calls. The team is a perfect partner for any small business.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Hollow Hill Event Center is an event venue that mostly provides spaces for weddings. We occasionally engage in nonbridal work like family reunions or birthday parties.

What is your position?

I am the general manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I had various ideas for the company website, which I needed help implementing. The aim was to increase our visibility for organic searches.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Thrive implemented some design aspects into our website, which I had wanted to try since the business was started. Thrive provided a team of relevant experts who worked with the email postcards that we send out, scheduling and design aspects for individual pages. During the development process, Thrive sent me working models, listened to my critiques, and made appropriate changes, explaining why certain elements were built as they were. Thrive has also helped me manage our pay-per-click advertising as well as handling our SEO [search engine optimization].

We have cut back our social media marketing due to issues with the business that were out of our control. We plan to start that part of Thrive's services again. We tried it for a couple of months and enjoyed how it was working out.

How did you come to work with Thrive Internet Marketing?

I know a few web designers and computer programmers. I had gotten the name of one developer and reached out to him, but he told me that he didn't actually do this type of work. Thrive was recommended by him. I looked at their website and was immediately impressed by how well it was set up for scheduling calls and visits. It could immediately see that this kind of design would benefit my business. The design and ease of Thrive's website affected my decision to call them. Other developers' sites didn't measure by comparison. If a company like Thrive doesn't have its own site working well, they'd likely not be able to make my own work better.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost for Thrive's services for our first year is expected to be between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship with no plans to stop the work. I appreciate all of the services provided by Thrive and don't like the prospect of becoming stagnant in terms of website look and content.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Customers have been very impressed with how the website works. The venue that we provide has a more rustic atmosphere with many antiques. The buildings have also been set up in a more rustic way, with timber frames similar to the style of 200 years ago. Our customers have commented that they like the atmosphere, but they also appreciate that our website is new and modern, allowing them the same conveniences of any other site.

How did Thrive Internet Marketing perform from a project management standpoint?

They keep me updated on a bimonthly basis and answer any questions that I may have outside of the scheduled meeting times. Communication has always been important for me, even when things are going well. Thrive has been able to do that. I was able to sit down with their team in-person and not have them simply be a chat on a screen.

What distinguishes Thrive Internet Marketing from other providers?

I have been thoroughly satisfied with Thrive. They have moved our brand forward and made the website much better. I would recommend them to any smaller business.

Is there anything Thrive Internet Marketing could have improved or done differently?

There is nothing major they could 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
     
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Texas
ID
801705744
Date of Formation
Dec 22, 2012
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
37
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
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