A Little History
Envision Creative Group was started in 2001 by David Smith, after a 9-year career as a marketing director for an Austin-based technology company. As marketing director, David had been a client for a multitude of local and national agencies. Once the company was bought out for its technology (as tech companies liked to do in the early 2000s), David had the perfect opportunity to start a creative services agency that strictly embraced the good parts (and did away with the bad) of the client-agency relationship. His client-side experience, combined with a marketing degree, would provide a unique foundation for an agency that favored the client’s true goals, as opposed to just being uber-creative. Skilled in the art of business metrics and objective-oriented strategy, David envisioned a team of professionals that blurred the line between left-brain savvy and right-brain genius.
More than 14 years later, Envision Creative Group touts an ever-growing team of brilliant designers, developers, and copywriters; branding and advertising experts; and digital marketing geniuses immersed in the constantly evolving demands of today’s competitive landscape. Maintaining a culture as weird and friendly as the City of Austin itself, the Envision team has helped hundreds of local and international companies expand their marketing vision with a “no-ego” approach to creative design and business strategy.
So what do we do, really?
For starters, we listen.
Sure, everyone says that, but having come from the client’s side, we really know what that means. We actually take the steps to learn everything about you (and we won’t run away if you come with a little baggage). We work with you to provide creative, data-driven solutions for your sales and marketing goals. We’ve spent over a decade refining our process and perfecting the art of design and marketing for the specific purpose of communicating with your audience. We have a dedicated account manager for everything we take on, ensuring that all projects are done to scope, on time, and on budget.
Our Services & Awards (in a nutshell)
We specialize in creating a holistic brand experience for our clients — both online and offline. And we’re constantly looking at opportunities to better ourselves and the solutions we offer.
We’ve used our graphic design and branding expertise to create hundreds of beautiful logos, websites, package designs, sales brochures, and print & billboard advertisements – many of which can be found in Graphic Design USA, LogoLounge, and Package Design Magazine.
Our website development, search engine optimization (SEO), and pay-per-click (PPC) experience lends to our skills as digital marketing experts. We’re a gold-tier HubSpot partner and certified inbound marketers, creating and implementing marketing automation strategies that ensure all of the creative solutions and designs we come up with not only look great, but perform great as well, and can be tracked for ultimate conversion analysis.
We don’t “just manage” your social media. We align your social strategy with your overarching marketing plan and create print-worthy (ADDY-winning) advertising.
We complement all of this with the copywriting know-how that it takes to create taglines, websites, radio ads, tweets, and commercials that your customers will actually remember (yes, even the tweets).
We also do in-house photography, so our initiatives are never slowed down.
So what do we NOT do?
When it comes to the few things we don’t do, we’ll let you know. We have trusted and talented partners that specialize in everything from video production to media buying.
Don’t treat smaller clients with less priority.
Don’t run with tactics without strategy, or strategy without research.
Don’t make recommendations that we don’t believe in.
And don’t try to “get away” with doing the bare minimum (or anything close to it).
To be fair, we’re not the perfect fit for everyone, either. If you aren’t open to collaboration or if you’re just looking for a “quick fix,” we may not be the best match.
But if you’re looking for an agency that is focused on listening to you, working collaboratively with you, and dedicated to coming up with the best creative solutions for success, then you’ve come to the right place.
If any of this interests you, or if you have any questions, reach out to us — any of us.