Discover the Possibilities

So what is Discovery?

The cornerstone of our process is our Discovery Process. This is what sets us apart and enables us to deliver an outstanding solution. In this process we dig deep to uncover the true needs and real problems your organization is facing online. We don’t build ‘generic websites’, but rather we craft powerful online business tools that are created with your success in mind at every turn. It is important to understand your business, industry, audience, and competition if we are to deliver an effective web solution. To do that, we bring our research skills to the table to find out what makes you tick and how we can engage your audience in a more meaningful way.

In this process we will engage you in a series of meetings during which we interview key members of your organization to better understand what you do, and what your goals are. Along the way we also develop information on your customers and their problems, and how you can better help them to solve those problems. We also dig into your industry and competition to look for additional opportunities, which you may want to act upon. Once we are done with our interview process, we get to work on research to uncover even more data. When we are finished we deliver a document that acts as a digital roadmap to help you avoid pitfalls and provide a plan for success in your digital presence.

Our expertise involves the interrelated disciplines including Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Development, Programming, Search Engine Optimization, Content Creation, Conversion Optimization and Paid Search Management. The diversity of our experience spans ecommerce, lead generation, and media sites with services ranging in scope from custom web applications to local business optimization, and every other micro-niche within the digital marketing / user experience disciplines. Our business model is laser focused on user experience, ROI and value for dollar for all clients.

In the Discovery process we will engage you in a series of meetings during which we interview key members of your organization to better understand what you do, and what your goals are. Along the way we also develop information on your customers and their problems, and how you can better help them to solve those problems. Next we dig into your industry and competition to look for additional opportunities, which you may want to act upon or pitfalls which you will want to avoid. Once we are done with our interview process, we get to work on research to uncover even more data. When we are finished we deliver a document that acts as a digital roadmap to help you avoid pitfalls and provide a plan for success in your digital presence.

Discovery Meeting Overview

Your Business

  • 01

    This meeting is all about you and your business goals. This high-level, birds-eye view of your operation will help us understand what you need. We will uncover true needs and paint the big picture of what you need to succeed.

  • 02

    We dig deep into your business to find out what makes it tick. We look for opportunities either known to you or new to you, in order to find exactly what it will take to craft the most successful solution possible.

Your Audience

  • 01

    Do you know what your targeted, ideal customer truly is? If you don’t, how can you expect to have a website that will speak to them? An in-depth review is done to understand who your ideal audience members are and how they act online.

  • 02

    With that knowledge we create customer avatars that will help to define everything we can do for you both visually and in content we produce. We will know your audience and now we can more effectively target those people.

Your Industry & Competition

  • 01

    We research and dig to find out not only who your competition is online, but also what they are doing in your online space. We will research your competition and uncover a wealth of valuable information on what they are doing in order to help you stand out from and above them.

  • 02

    Your industry is online. Do you know the common themes that help to drive your industry and audience online and motivate people to take action? We will research your industry and how it behaves on the larger scale online to better refine our roadmap to your success on the web.

So What Do I Get Out of These Discovery Sessions?

When we’re done, we will have created a digital roadmap of all the goals of the project, and a plan for achieving them. You might think of this as though you’re hiring an architect to draw up the plans for a building. In this case the architect is also keeping in mind your marketing goals and the latest tools and techniques for achieving those goals, meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.

At the end of these consulting sessions, we present you with the plans. We will also present a proposal that includes pricing for us to execute those plans for you. We can then carry out the plan for you, you can hire someone else to do it, or you can decide it’s not right for you – there’s no obligation on your part. We find that this process gives us an unparalleled knowledge of your organization’s needs however, leaving us in a position to provide the best possible execution on the ideas we have uncovered.

How Does Discovery Come Together?

Once we are done with our discovery process, we will compile all the information we have found into a “Digital Roadmap” for success in the digital landscape. This document will provide you with invaluable insight into what you need to do to ensure a healthy and productive online presence. The foggy guess work of what do online and where to spend your time and effort will be lifted. The path will be clear and open for you to reach your success and achieve more than you dreamed with your web presence.

Sound like something you would be interested in learning more about?

We are crazy about this process and go nuts over learning about new organizations and helping to guide them on this journey. If you have questions, please reach out to us and we will be happy to help you see why this process is so valuable to you. We offer two levels of Discovery noted below. We cover a vast amount of information in our Discovery process, but can go into even more detail should you need it with Extended Discovery.

Our Discovery Packages

You would be hiring us on flat rate basis to do this “Discovery” work. There are two options for paid discovery; the Discovery Package where we guide you through the collection of important information about your business or Extended Discovery. Extended Discovery delivers all the same info from Discovery, plus additional in depth market research data about your industry and audience online.

Discovery Package

Discovery consists of a series of meetings in which we guide you through a series of questions to help understand you, your business, its goals and its pitfalls. We then combined that information with our own research to craft a roadmap to your success online. We will then present that information to you in our review meeting and help you to determine the next step for your business. Once we are done we will meet with you a final time to review your data.

Cost: $1,000

Extended Discovery

This path covers everything in the Discovery Package, we also do more in-depth research and data mining into your industry, audience, and competition to provide more hard data to use on your behalf. This extra research will dig into the specifics and uncover even more information to hone your digital success path. We will provide this additional data, as well as a marketing calendar to help you map out your path in the months to come.

Cost: $2,000

Here is the best part: if, in the end, you choose to have us execute the project for you based on our proposed solution, half of the discovery fee will be applied to the balance of the project.


THIS SOUNDS GREAT FOR MY BUSINESS. HOW DO WE START?

If you’d like to start, we can send you our next available start date, bill you for Basic or Advanced Discovery, and then set up the first meeting!


Discovery FAQs

I KNOW WHAT I WANT, WHY CAN’T WE SKIP THIS AND YOU GIVE ME A QUOTE?

  • There is no way we can give you an accurate quote (on time OR price) without knowing the full scope of the project. Our Discovery Process is a way we can avoid surprises for either of us.
  • This process puts a value on our years of experience in building successful online businesses, and how that can positively impact the planning stages of your project, and ultimately help your ROI.
  • In our experience, most clients have an idea of what they want, but don’t actually know what they need to achieve the goals of their organization. You wouldn’t walk into a doctor’s office and tell him what you need, without letting him run some tests, assess your situation, and make a professional recommendation. We’re professionals as well, so think of this as a similar relationship – only less invasive!

IS THIS PROCESS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF MY TIME?

  • We keep your busy schedule in mind. We require you for 3 meetings, either in person, over the phone or via video chat. Typically those meetings last 1 to 1.5 hours. After that and in between the meetings we work so you don’t have to, doing research and coming up with more data to build your digital roadmap.
  • We need a day or two in between meetings to compile additional data and do some research. In most cases we can have the portion of this that requires your time done in less than a week. After that we require a week to do additional research and compile our finding to show you in a Solution Presentation and Discovery Review.

WILL I HAVE TO PREPARE A BUNCH OF INFORMATION FOR THESE MEETINGS?

  • Not at all, all you need to bring is your knowledge and some coffee if you like.