What was the scope of their involvement?
As a full-service agency, Weil & Jones is thoroughly versed in development and server architecture. They also staff resources to supplement and outfit our in-house teams. As an advisor, they consult on our internal practices. For end-to-end builds, they manage from conceptualization, discovery, and wireframes to design, development, and full execution.
Each SEO strategy they plan considers the type of product and how publicly facing it will be. For internal projects, they calibrate sites to be easily searchable and use Meta tags. They've set up several of our clients with Salesforce CRM tools like Pardot. Application processes range from building microsites to complex, in-depth AI tools. The team’s spectrum of agency-style services ranges from analytics to customer retention and product setup paired with a full report and assessment. Weil & Jones caters to each of our clients based on their individual needs.
What is the team composition?
Weil & Jones usually provides resources for design, development, and video animation. I worked with Anthony (Managing Partner, Weil & Jones) the most closely. We often work with them a la carte and embed specific frontend, backend, and full-stack developers into our projects. For other endeavors, they provide a fully staffed team to work directly with our client for full executions. In these cases, they'll assign programmers, system architects, and server engineers.
How did you come to work with Weil & Jones?
Weil & Jones was recommended to my former lead and replaced an unsuccessful vendor. After they did a great job on their first assignment, we continued our partnership. At the time, they staff specific developers to work directly with our internal departments, like our solutions team. We usually choose them over other vendors because they're reliable. Weil & Jones has a proven record within our firm as a stable and efficient partner.
How much have you invested with them?
Projects range from microsites that cost $5,000–$20,000 to larger applications in excess of $100,000. Weil & Jones has managed budgets up to $300,000. They provide services as an agency, rather than on a one-off project basis. Their income streams are monthly retainers based on applications or servers they manage. We also pay for a la carte services when we need to pull in a specific developer. Per year, they could make between $300,000 and $1,000,000 depending on the workflow.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in 2003. Weil & Jones is still on retainer to maintain projects for several of our in-house teams. Along with client-facing solutions, they’re producing internal and internet tools. Most notably, they support 13-14 products for our new ventures team, which is the old McKinsey solution.