Thoughtful brand experiences both digital/physical

UnitOneNine is a user-centric creative agency with a deeply infused passion for technology. We help brands express themselves and connect with consumers.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2004
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 650 W. Lake Street Suite 410
    Chicago, IL 60661
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

JLL - Knobcreek - Analytics8 - LasikPlus - Aol 

Reviews

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Creative Strategy for Business Intelligence Company

"I consider UnitOneNine to be a creative advisor and partner for all of our design needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

UnitOneNine provides creative strategy and design services, including website design, product branding, collateral development, and tradeshow design. The team is a long-term technology partner.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Tracey Doyle
Marketing Director, Analytics8
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UnitOneNine delivers effective, unique results in branding and visual identity that stand out in the marketplace. Their rebranding efforts directly contributed to the success of several products. The team approaches every project with fresh, thoughtful ideas and consistently exceeds expectations.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

Analytics8 is a full service business intelligence consulting company.  We provide custom analytic solutions for our customers.  I’m the marketing director and I’m responsible for developing and executing the overall marketing strategy for all of our products and services.  I oversee all areas of marketing at Analytics8 including lead generation, brand positioning and awareness, digital marketing, advertising, business development, events, sponsorships, and sales enablement.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with UnitOneNine?

We first started working with UnitOneNine several years ago before I was even at Analytics8.  At this time, they helped us re-haul all of our marketing collateral and developed a more modern and professional set of documents.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

We use UnitOneNine for all of our creative and design needs including: website design, product branding, collateral development, tradeshow design, and more.

What was your process for selecting UnitOneNine to work with?

We’ve been working with UnitOneNine for many years now and I know the team over there very well.  When we redesigned our website, we looked at other firms just to ensure we were doing our due diligence to select the best vendor, but UnitOneNine came out on top.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work hour figure?

We have done countless projects with UON over the years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any stats or metrics to track improvement from the project?

Some of the success of these types of projects is hard to directly measure, but the work we have done with UnitOneNine has allowed us to really stand out in the marketplace in terms of branding and our visual identity.  We also worked with them to rebrand a few of our products and since then, these products have really taken off. 

Is there anything unique or special about UnitOneNine that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

I consider UnitOneNine to be a creative advisor and partner for all of our design needs.  They do not just provide cookie-cutter solutions.  They approach every project with fresh and thoughtful ideas and always deliver solutions that exceed my expectations. 

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

Mobile Development for JLL Real Estate

"They're our team's go-to strategic partner for new creative endeavors."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UnitOneNine completed the re-platforming of a public website. They created a new visual design and overall user flow, provided frontend code, optimized it for mobile, and helped extend the brand.

The Reviewer
 
10,001 + Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Jane Manderino
Head of Mobile Marketing, JLL
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UnitOneNine has a wealth of technical expertise and in depth strategic knowledge. The team delivers consistent, reliable, high quality results that are well thought out and cutting edge. They excel at large scope work and are detail oriented and trustworthy.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

JLL is a global real estate and financial services firm. I lead the mobile marketing team. I produce strategy for the mobile channel of our website as well as manage the creative output of the mobile side for our global team. We set the strategy, and then our regions adopt it and modify it for their own needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with UnitOneNine?

UnitOneNine has been a great creative and strategic partner for us. Two years ago, we began the replatforming of our public website. As part of that, we were introducing a mobile channel. We approached UnitOneNine to help us strategize how to enter the mobile space. We continue to have projects we utilize them for.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

UnitOneNine helped us create a new visual design. We were also working on creating content for our website at the time. They helped us create an overall user flow that made sense and a great visual design. They helped us adapt it to mobile. They worked with us on what made sense in terms of content, design, and functionality, and they have worked with us on the technical side. They provided all the front-end code. They’ve helped us extend our brand.

What was your process for selecting UnitOneNine with which to work?

The principal of UnitOneNine, Lee Salisbury, has been working with our team for several years now. So, based on their valued partnership and their previous good work there was no alternative. We trust them and they’re our team’s go-to strategic partner for new creative endeavors. 

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

My team spends around $100,000 per year with UnitOneNine. However, that’s only for what my team spends. UnitOneNine has partnerships across JLL, so I would imagine we’re easily spending $100,000 to $300,000 annually.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Are you satisfied with their performance?

They’re a fantastic group of technical experts. We can take any project and put it in their hands and know that it will be well thought through and pushing the envelope for us. They are excellent at doing large scope work. 

Is there anything unique or special about UnitOneNine that really makes them stand out compared to other business partners?

They are unique in that they are able to provide the strategic knowledge from the beginning, but also the deliverable is top notch. I can’t say the same of many of the partners we work with. UnitOneNine’s primary concern is the quality of their work. It’s thoroughly thought through and seamless. It is not just about meeting a deadline. They are so detail oriented. The product they deliver is superb, and I can trust that. That level of trust is invaluable.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

There’s nothing we feel needs to change, but another need for our team is a need for a quicker turnover. That’s something that may not fit within UnitOneNine’s business model. I would love if we had that avenue with them as well, but they work at a much higher level, so it’s not the same as having a freelancer that you can get a 24-hour turnaround. That’s not a complaint just a need we have at JLL.

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