Results-Driven Digital Strategy Agency
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“Simpler completely transformed the online presence for the brand I manage.”
“Simpler worked tirelessly to develop a website with lots of customized options. Such a pleasure to work with!”
Digital Strategy Services
Michigan-based and nationally grown, Simpler provides digital marketing services designed to engage audiences, build brands and drive success.
WordPress Website Design
Effective web design is crucial to any marketing strategy. We create fully custom websites that clearly communicate your message and convert visitors into customers.
Simpler develops and implements practical, affordable strategies that generate traffic and improve search engine rankings.
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Let’s talk about your project — give us a call at (616) 822-3706 or set up a meeting.
A Simpler, Smarter Digital Strategy Agency
Our agency uses a distinctive big network/nimble staff model that focuses on connecting the best strategic and technological talent with each individual client’s needs. This structure delivers cost-effective results and impact.
“Simpler completely transformed the online presence for the brand I manage”
Our site now converts more visitors into customers and we are constantly receiving compliments on how great it looks. Simpler Site is knowledgeable, professional, extremely responsive, and worked quickly to give us a better site than we could have even imagined.
Kara Kuntz, Marketing Director
Why use Simpler?
Track Record of Success
We’ve built simple, informational websites and extensive wholesale/retail ecommerce websites for businesses in Michigan, throughout the Midwest, and across North America. We’re passionate about strategy and support the growth of our clients in a wide range of industries — from manufacturing to professional services to consumer goods.
Quality Execution, Reliable Service
Our processes are designed to respect your time and provide clarity about deliverables, status, and deadlines. We respond to calls and emails in a timely fashion and have thoughtfully prepared agendas for our meetings. Our ever-expanding base of satisfied clients is a testament to our focus on quality execution and reliable service.
Simpler Model, Smarter Results
Our agency conducts its work using a unique model focused on connecting the best strategic and technological talent for each individual client’s individual needs and project assignments. This big network versus big staff structure keeps costs lower, leading to greater results and impact.
Digital Strategy Resources
Learn from our digital strategy experts about the latest trends and best practices.
Key Benefits of Custom Website Design
As you plan your web design project, a key question you need to answer is whether your business can get by with a template-based website or if a fully custom website is a better fit for your project needs. Template-based websites (such as those built on Wix, Squarespace, or with...
Digital Marketing Checklist for Small Business in 2023
Congratulations! Starting a business takes courage, perseverance, and a whole lot of hard work (trust us, we know!) If you're reading this post, it probably means you're ready to move from idea phase to action phase - and that is a major milestone to be celebrated. Establishing a strong online...
Four Pillars of SEO: Backlinks
In our previous blog post about SEO’s four main pillars, we discussed the importance of backlinks for SEO. Having other websites link to your website demonstrates to search engines that your website is trustworthy. Getting other websites to link to your website can be challenging, but...
How to Edit Pages Using Divi’s Visual Builder
What is the Divi Visual Builder? The Divi visual builder is a drag and drop builder that allows website owners to design and customize every part of a website from the ground up. We like Divi because of its ease of use for long-term editing. While most clients ask us to manage website updates...
“Quick to learn, understand and implement organizational voice and tone”
We’ve worked with Simpler on a few social and digital marketing projects and with each they have risen to the challenge and done excellent work. We sincerely appreciated the quality of work, responsiveness and creative solutions for directly communicating complicated topics to our audiences.
Heather Gill Fox, Strategic Communications Manager
Digital Strategy FAQ’s
Who will I be working with for my digital strategy?
Our core team, Meredith Fennema and Josh Hiemstra, live and work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We also partner with other freelancers to bring in the expertise needed to accomplish your project’s goals.
Where are you based?
All websites built by Simpler are created in the USA. Our core team, Meredith Fennema and Josh Hiemstra, live and work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We also partner with highly vetted freelancers to bring in the expertise needed to accomplish your project’s goals.
What is digital marketing?
Digital marketing highlights products and services by connecting with audiences via electronic devices.
The main digital strategies include:
-Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
-Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
-Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)
-Social Media Marketing
If you are looking for a place to start, review our Digital Marketing Checklist for 2022.
What is your digital strategy process?
At the beginning of any new project, we’ll review your strategic goals, timelines, and audiences. Typically this involves a kickoff meeting where we discuss your business goals, current strengths and opportunities, and unique business landscape. Some businesses have a lot to share with us in this step, others are looking for more strategic help. We can work with you wherever you are!
We promise to be efficient with the hours we’re investing in your project. We aim to respect your time through efficient meetings and clear project plans.
While work is in progress, the frequency and formats of check-in’s are always adapted to our client’s preferred style. Some clients ask us to take the reigns and manage their digital strategy independently without much oversight. Others prefer weekly or monthly check-ins. We are happy to work with you in whatever setup makes sense for your business!
After your digital marketing project is launched, we’re committed to using data to track outcomes and inform smarter strategies. We promise to be transparent about what’s working and not working with your current digital marketing investments, so you can make the best decisions for your budget and time. You can rest assured that we base all decison-making in data, meticulously optimizing digital marketing campaigns on your behalf.